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llytnevffl* (Ark.) Courier News - Saturday, March W, 1M — Page MM Some Of The Old Pros -.Lark In Rough. GARDNER DICKINSON (left) and Gay Brewer we two veterans on i the >•«•*,*« who are trusted by the circuit newcomers. Some oldsters, though, geek to derail pro By IRA BERKOW, NBA Sports Writer MARCO ISLAND, Fia. - (NBA) - A young pro on th§ golf tour quickly discovers that there are many snakes ilithering in the rough. Jerry McGee, starting his second year on the tour, reflected on the problems of self-preservation in golf. "One of the first things you learn," he said, "is to beware of the veteran who is over the hill. When you start playing well, you pose a threat to him. You start beating him out of good pay checks. : "Well, you are taking the food out of his mouth, and he wants to protect himself. So what some try to do a ' upset the young pro. • .. . "For example, after you've had a good round, he may come to you and say, 'I just don't see how you can. hit the ball with your lousy grip,' or 'How can you putt with your left foot 'so close to the ball?" "In one of my first tournaments last year, I was paired with one of these old pros. On the very first hole, I just missed a 20-foot putt. He said to me, 'Thought you had that one, kid.' He tried 'to shaft -me with that 'kid' business. Luckily, I got hot and burned him good." McGee added that many veterans do try to help the newcomers. Gardner Dickinson is one. Dickinson had warned McGee about the guerrilla tactics of pros going downhill. "Everyone has his own style," Dickinson had told McGee. "You play your way and pay no attention to what those other guys say." Another helpful veteran is Gay Brewer. "Gay knows how hard it is on the tour," said McGee. "He struggled for 10 years before he started winning regularly. He goes out of his way to give right advice." There are other pitfalls awaiting the pro golfing tyro. One is the night life, as evidenced by the tires around some of their midseetions. "A lot of the towns on the tour jump," said McGee. "This Is really a temptation for some of the unmarried guys. At night, they spend a lot of time around the bars. "I'm fortunate in this respect. I'm married and my wife and baby travel with me. So I spend my evenings with them." . Another disadvantage for a young pro is travel. The big money winners either have their own planes or can afford frequent flights. But the newcomer must go by car. , "It's murder on your coordination," said McGee. "You pile out of your car after .200 or 300 miles and your bones creak. ' • • ''The tour takes an awful lot of getting usedjto.'' COBLE'S FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR Blacker Hi* Fish — tetter, tfi* Day for Frriiing APRIL, 1968 ' 'SUN LQ C 19* • 7 7:54 PM 14 12:58 'AM 21 ft, AM 2C •&< PM MON 1 t» 2:47 PM 8 8:45 PM. 15 *» 1:56 .AM . 22 & AM 29 •ar PM TUE 2 3:34 PM 9 9:34 PM 1* tr» 2:57 . AM . 23 £?7 AM 30 2:20 PM . WED 3 4:24 PM 10 10:23 PM 17 to 4:01 AM '24 K> 9:58 ,AM .-. THU 4 5:16 PM 11 11:12 PM 18 >0 4:54 AM - 25- 10:38 AM : F5 » S* FRI 5 6:09 PM 12 11:37 PM 19 6:04 AM 26 JC» 11:18 AM : NM ••' 27* SAT 6 7:02 PM 13 12:03 AM 20 'IS AM •27 K» 12:00 AM FM ® Y2fh TIM fer teh D*, T<lh Whtn Fiih MM Bttf* Al ttm k gtwt In Ontril Standard tlm«. Add ont hour for thu EMtarn Urn* tern; ubtract one hour for Rocky Mountain timt; two hom fcr Fadfie tkM. In loetHHn wing diylight wring tkiw, add •n* hour *> «mi found »bew; Copyright— Wlnrtonjetam, H. C Hockey Friday's Reultf No games scheduled. Tsday's Game* Boston at Montreal ChteafO at Toronto New York at Detroit Kttsburih vs. Philadelphia it Quebec Minnesota, it St. Louis Los Angels* »t Oakland Regular season ends Montreal at New York, afternoon ' Sunday's Games Toronto at .Boston Detroit at Chicago Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, afternoon Monday's Games CINCINNATI (AP) - Gilbert L. Adamowski <if Chicago was elected president of the American Bowling Congress Friday. Nancy Turns Into iller NEW YORK (AP) - Little Nancy Richey plays Australia': Judy Tegart in the giant-killer women's final tonight in the Madison Square Garden Challenge Trophy Tournament, but the world's tennis fans won't be happy until Nancy gives a return match to Billie Jean King. It probably will be in an open tournament, since Billie Jean is planning to turn pro next week, but the rivalry already is stacking up as one of the game's fiercest. It may give tennis a needed shot in the arm, comparable to the feuds between Helen Wills Moody and Helen Jacobs in the 1930s. The 5-3, 115-pound Miss Richey rallied from one set down and 1-5 in-the second, fought off one match point and defeated the heavily favored Mrs. King last night 4-6, 7-5, 6-0. What made the. corwback the more phenomenal was that Miss Eichey won the last 12 games in a row against the woman ,who is rated the world's best, holder of the Wimbledon, U.S. and Australian championships. "I've never blown one like that before—I just ran out ol gas," a dazed Mrs. King said afterward. Miss Tegart also scored a major upset when she defeated Mrs. Ann Haydon Jones of England 8-6, 6-2, winning six games in a row at one stage. Mrs Jones, who also is slated to join pro ranks, was seeded No. 2. Mrs. King's defeat at the ha.ids Of her longtime rival took some of the edge off the men's competition which saw top-seed *d Roy Emerson, playing his last tournament as an amateur go jnto the final against.Lt. Arthur Ashe, Negro member of the U.S. Davis Cup team'. ' Emerson kept the hardiest members of a Madison Square Garden gallery of 10,221 well aftpr, midnight in scoring a slsmbang 7-5, 11-9, 6-0 victory over 21-year-old Stan Smith of Pasadena, Calif. Ashe beat his cup teammate, Clark Graebner •f New York, 3-6,7-5,6-4,6-1. Emerson is slated to sign a $100,000 pro contract Monday. Ashe and Emerson have met eight times and the score is 4-4. Baseball iinniiim;: Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday's Results New York, A, 3, Chicago, A, 1, 10 innings Washington 5, Pittsburgh 3 New York, N, 9, Detroit 1 Si" Louis 10, Atlanta 9 Oakland 7, Minnesota 9 Philadelphia 9, Cincinnati 4 California 11, Chicago, N, 0 San Fran , 6, Cleveland 5 Boston 5, Baltimore 3 Today's Games Atlanta vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla. ...•'. Cincinnati vs. Washington at ?ompano Beach, Fla. New York, N, vs. Chicago, A, at St. Petersburg, Fla. Philadelphia vs. St. Louis at Clearwater, Fla. Pittsburgh, vs, Baltimore at Miami, night s Los Angeles vs. San Francisco at Mesa, Ariz. Chicago, N, vs. Cleveland at Scottsdale, Ariz. New York, A, vs. Boston at Winter Haven, Fla. Minnesota vs. Oakland, at Bradenton, Fla. Sunday's Games Atlanta vs. New. York, N, at St. Petersburg, Fla. Cincinnati vs. New 'York, A, at Tampa, Fla. Houston vs. Washington at Pompano Beach, Fla. Philadelphia vs. Chicago, A, at Clearwater, Fla. Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore at Miami, Fla. St. Louis vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fia. Los Angeles vs. San Francisco at Phoenix, Ariz. Chicago, N, vs. ' Cleveland at Tucson, Ariz. Minnesota vs. Boston at Orlando, Fla. California vs. Cleveland, "B" at Palm Springs, Calif. Monday's Games Atlanta vs. Boston at West Palm Beach, Fla. Houston vs. Oakland at Cocoa, Fla. New York, N, vs. Pittsburgh at Fort Myers, Fla. Philadelphia vs. Minnesota at Clearwater, Fla. St. Louis vs. Chicago, A, at St. Petersburg, Fla. Los Angeles vs. Chicago, N, at Mesa, Ariz. New York, A, vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla. Washington vs. Baltimore at Pompa«o Beach, Fla. California vs. Cleveland at Palm Springs, Calif. Grapefruit Antics Frank: Look Out 4 By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer Frank Robinson finally got the Baltimore Orioles off the floor and then landed flat on his back— leaving Manager Hank Bauer in Limbo for several anxious hours. Robinson, the 1966 Triple Crown winner who was seriously injured last season in a baseline mishap, ran a collision Miami, Fla., for their fourth straight exhibition setback. The Baltimore superstar, whose first inning homer ended a siring of 30 innings during which the Orioles had scored just one unearned run, collided with shortstop Fernandez under a pop fly in the third and was forced to leave the game. However, preliminary reports indicated Robinson was not hurt course with teammate Chico badly. He was treated with ice Fernandez Friday night as thcWks for a strained muscle of Orioles bowed to Boston 5-3 at the lower back. Pitcher Jose Santiago was the big man lor the Red Sox, going the distance for a six-hitter and socking a three-run homer. Big innings swept the California Angels and New York Mets to runaway victories in other exhibition action. Aurelio Rodriguez' triple keyed a nine-run ninth inning explosion as the Angels trounced the Chicago Cubs 11-0 at Scottsdale, Ariz. Homers by Ron Swoboda and Jerry Buchek in a six-run fifth inning burst carried the Mets past Detroit 9-1 at Lakeland, nati at Clearwater, Fla., extending the Phils' winning string to Johnny Callison's tie-breaking homer in the fifth led Pliiladel-.'^ phia to a 9-4 victory over Cinclfl- ;" four games. Cesar Gutierrez scored from first base on pitcher Frank Linzy's eighth inning double when Cleveland catcher Ken Suarej dropped the throw to the plate, giving the San Francisco Giants a 6-5 decison over the Indians at Phoenix, Ariz. At, Sarasota, Fla, the New York Yankees broke a 10th inning tie en nin-scoring singles by Roy White and Joe Pepitofie and edged the Chicago Whit* . Sox 3-1. Frank Robinson Fla. iBQWUNG SHAMROCK LANES Wednesday Night Ladies League STANDINGS Seven-Up 74 -38 Coca-Cola 69 -43 Hood's Servlca . 6014-51% Razorback 60 -52 Pepsi-Cola, 58%-53W Phillips Ford 57 -55 Meador Shop 35 -77 farmer's Bank 28 -84 HIGH GAMES Mary Haynes 211 Louise Grissom 209 Janet Byrum 200 HIGH SERIES Mary Haynes 537 Jan Moore 522 Louise Grissom 522 ..iiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiisiiiiiBiniiiiiii'iiiliiiiBiini." 1 Fights ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Johnny Lambert rode four winners at Santa Anita race track Friday. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Veteran relief pitcher Danny Osinski was placed on waivers Friday night for the purpose of unconditional release by the Boston Red Sox. OslnsU, S4, had i S-l record with an era of 2.53 for Boston's American .'League' champions last year. Friday's Fights NEW YORK-Mario auren- nann, 140%, Philadelphia, out- pointed Ulysses Jiminez, 14014, 10. OAKLAND - Ralph McCoy, 15914, Richmond, Calif., stopped Eduardo Miller-Coffeey, 160, Ob regon, Mexico, 3. PA VIA, Italy-Giovanni Biancardi, 177, Italy, stopped Sonny Moore, 169, New York, 3. Baseball'68 Oh, Where Has All That Power Gone? Hank Bauer Ed Spiezio's .two-run homer in ;he ninth capped a 17-hit St. Louis attack and gave the Cardinals a 10-9 comeback victory over Atlanta at St. Petersburg, Fla. Frank Coggins smacked a three-run homer: in Washington's 5-3 nod over Pittsburgh at Pompano Beach, Fla. The Cards, 14-6, and Senators, 13-5, are the hottest clubs in the Grapefruit League. Oakland's • Ramon Webster smashed,two long homers, driving in five runs as the A's ended Minnesota's three-game winning streak 7-0 at Orlando, Fla; By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer the Pacific Coast League season. Cox, acquired from Atlanta, hit .297 with U homers for the Braves' Richmond farm the Internationa FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Reserve • outfielder' c j u |, j n Andy Kosco stole home in the League, eighth inning of (he year's first J Ferraro has been found to be exhibition game and the New, suffering from glaucoma, an York Yankees hung on for a 1-0 victory. The Yankees got three hits. Their fans got the message. New York's legendary eighth- inning lightning of the 1940s and '50s is long gone. The power has been shut off in the Bronx and 1968 looks like another year of pitch, putt and pray for the Yanks—with a little nurs Go-Go this time around. The Yankees have been bunting and running more than ever this spring. Unfortunately, eye disease that is incurable but can be controlled. Ferraro will be on medication for the rest of his life but he should be able to continue playing. Rookie Frank Fernandez, .235 at Syracuse, is slated to divide the catching job with Gibbs. The pitching should be deeper than last year, when southpaw Al Downing came into his own with a 14-10 mark and Mel Stottlemyre, a 20-game loser in 1966, rebounded to 15-15. They didn't get too much help, except they've been doing very little from reliever Dooley Womack, hitting, despite Manager Ralph Houk's hope for a recharged attack. who had 16 saves and a 2.41 earned run average, and mid season pickup Bill Monbou- I In inching from last place in i quette, who was 8-5 with a 2.33 1966 to ninth last season, the I Yankees batted .225 as a team —second lowest in the majors. And they barely reached the 100 home run mark. Mickey Mantle, shifted from the outfield to first base, drilled 22 homers to take fifth place on the all-time list with a 17-year total of 518. Tom Tresh, hobbled by a knee injury, connected for 14, one more than Joe Pepitone —who had slugged 31 in 1966— and three more than rookie Steve Whi taker. No one else had more than nine. Mantle's .249 average was the lowest of his career, however. Tresh, .219, Pepitone, .251, Whitaker, .241, and rookie Bill Robinson, .196 failed to provide the outfield punch.so long a trademark of Yankee teams. The Yankees made few significant changes during the winter. The same cast once 1 more will be counted! on to support a hard-pressed pitching staff. With Smith recovering from a knee operation, the third base job will go, at least temporarily, to either Mike Ferraro or Bob Cox. Ferraro flunked a 1967 spring trial but came on strong at Spokane in the second half of ERA. Left-hander Fritz Peterson, 8 14, returns along with Fred Talbot, 6-8, Steve Hamilton, 24, and two former 20-game wuv ners, Steve Barber and Jim Bouton, who'll try to recapture their old magic after several off-years. Houk thinks Barber can bounce back and is pleased with Bouton's early success in exhibition play. Offensively, the Yankee skipper feels Tresh can regain his touch after a successful knee operation, Whitaker and Robinson can begin realizing their potential and Pepitone can begin popping the long ball again. Mantle is a year older and the third-short-catcher problems are unresolved, but Houk remains optimistic. He's determined to reach the top again—even if the Yankees have to bunt, steal or brawl to get there. We BULK BLEND FERTILIZER To Your 0 ABOUT OUR MMPU[TEFARM\_ CHEMICAL SERVICES- Gulf Farm Of, 1102 Henderson St.SSs Phone PO 3-4471 SALES ' MANAGEMENT TRAINEE '.;__ METROPOLITAN LIFE INS. CO. has a career opportunity due to expansion In Mississippi County. Extensive home/ office training program. Salary Open. Contact Mrs. Diggs at PO2-S035. GO CLASSIFIES SEED BEANS • RHG5S7ERED DAVIS • CERTIFIED DAVIS • REGISTERED HILL • REGISTERED LEE BLYTHEVILLE SEED CO. PHONE PO 3-6856 or PO 3-8137 BIG PRE-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP RACES 50 LAP FEATURE OSCEOLA SPEEDWAY SUNDAY, MARCH 31,-2 P.M. 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