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4C-- July 16, 1972 *Sunday Gatette-Mail Charleston, West Vlr»lnl« Disappointed Jack Shows What Makes Him Tick By Dave Anderson © N. Y. Times Service foot pull for a birdie on the |Would be remembered as the lolh. he led by a stroke. Ihole where his bid for the grand MUIRFIELD, Scotland--Strid-! Anotfier birdie occurred at the ing off the seventh tee Saturday, Jack Nicklaus turned to a friend in his gallery. "Ask Barbara to stop at nine, and get me a cold lomonade," he said, alluding to his wife. "Tell her no lime juice. It's dry llth with a five-foot putt. He was six under par now, going" for a 65, which would be i course record for the Muirfielc enough out here without any lime juice." The dryness was from the electricity. In the final round of the British Open Golf Tournament, Jack Nicklaus was showing what makes him tick. At the start, he had been six shots AFTER FOUR more pars, he came to the tee of the par-3, 188-yard 16th hole tied with Trevino, who had birdied the 14th, one of many roars to rumble across . the moors. Nicklaus chose a four iron, but his tee shot into the cooling wind rolled half way down the bank into low rough on the left side of t behind Lee Trevino, the leader,jgreen, but he had to win to keep his chances alive for a grand slam of the world's four major titles in one year--the Masters, United States Open, British Open and Professional Golfers Association tournament. Another few feet in the air," he would say later, "and it would have stayed on the green, about 25 feet from the cup." But it hadn't. And his pitch | shot was too far left, too, about As he gulped the lemonade [five feet. As he stood over his 'putt, the sound of bagpipes in the distance intruded on the silence. The putt slid by the cup. It would be the only bogey on his score card in a 66, but it on the 10th tee, he had a four under par 32 on the front nine to tie Trevino for the lead. And the electricity kept flowing. When he dropped a six- DOWN THE 'FAIRWAY Bo6 If you are interested in playinjr in the West Virginia Amateur Tournament and haven't entered yet, you can still do so if you hurry. "We have room for four more players," tourney director Fred B u r n s said Friday night. Your entry fee of $30 must be in by 5 p.m. Monday. The address is West Virginia Golf Assn., P. 0. Box 5466, Huntington, 25703. "And you can't reach me by phone because I am going to be playing golf until it gets dark at 9 o'clock Monday," Burns added. The State Amateur was postponed from the July 4th weekend until July 27-30 because of the flood which covered The Greenbrier's three golf courses at White Sulphur Springs. Of the original 150-man field. Burns said 33 have had to withdraw because of various reasons. They got their $30 back. Among the golfers who have had to drop out are Al Schwabe, Dr. W. C. Morgan, John A. Field III and Dick Foutche of Charleston. Raymond Frazier and James Adkins of St. Albans, Ray Underwood of South Charleston, Charles Smith of Alum Creek, New Payne of Beckloy, Ranny Allen of Pennsboro, Stuart Bloch of Wheeling. Jerry Westfall of Buckhannon and Marc Sprouse of Huntineton. Many golfers who were too late to enter the original field now will get a chance to compete. Among the new entries are Tom Jarrell. David Steindler and Tom Steindler of South Charleston. Rob Johnson of Charleston, Bob Runyon of Chap- manviue, Frank Sexton and David Carter of Huntington, Art Luchillo of Sistersville. Mik° Gocke of Bridgeport and Jack Forbes of Morgantown. Burns said he has 24 in the Senior Amateur field (ape 55 and over). "We have four more who want in and if I get one more senior, I can open up a new flight," Fred added. * * * Dolly Says Hello to Golf With 94 Round Dolly Dnimheller's game is tennis and she hasn't played golf for years. But Dolly decided recently to give the new Edrjcwood Country Club course on Derricks Creek road a whirl and she did right okay. She shot a 94 on the long layout. "Dolly wore tennis shoes and swung the golf club with a modified baseball swing! She attributed her putting prowess to bumper pool," remarked her sister-in-law, Harriet Morton. Snead in State Open; Other Pros in Doubt The dates for the West Virginia Open are Sept. 15-16-17 at the South Hills course near Parkersburg. South Hills owner Dave Smith picked those dates after checking with defending champion Snin Sncad. "Sam said that was the only time he could make it," Smith remarked. Snead will be at South Hills to try for his 16th State Open title. But other top state pros--like Joe Taylor, Billy Capps and George Volosin--may not be there to compete against the Slammer. The reason is a conflict in dales with the Tri-State PGA Tournament at Pittsburgh Sept. 13-15. Taylor, for one. said he would like to; play in both tourneys but choose the Tri-State PGA over the State Open if it came to a choice. "If I am among th° Tri-State loaders. I can qualify for the National Club Pro Tournament at Pinehurst," Taylor pointed out. Smith said he wasn't aware of the conflict with the Tri- State PGA when he set up the State Open dates. "If the fellows go to Pittsburgh and aren't among the leaders the first two days, they can drive down here on Friday (Sept. 15) and jack it up in the State Open." Smith suggested. Tim Stone Captures Backyard Tourney Kenneth Stone has constructed his own little golf course behind his home on Martin's Branch near Sissonville High School. Stone, a feed and seed store salesman, put in four putting greens in his backyard. By playing from nine different directions, he has a nifty nine-hole course with the holes rang- inc from 48 to 205 yards. Stone and his son Tim invited some, of their friends to compete in a tournament last weekend. The 22 participants played IS holes Saturday and 18 Sunday on the backyard course. Tim Stone. 17, won the first flight with Jack West the runner- up. Rusty Waugh defeated owner Kenneth Stone in a playoff for the second flight. Joe Van Bibbee was the victor and Jim Spradling the runner-up in the third flight. They even had a closest to the pin contest with awards going to Jim Waldeck, Richard Fisher, Mike Fisher and Waugh. "Some of the holes aren't easy," commented Waugh. "Try going 205 yards with a three-iron and hitting a green 25 feet in diameter, with a creek running alongside. And Nicklaus says he has problems. One teen-aged hoy got so mad he threw his club into the creek," Waugh added. * * * Golf Magazines Do Stories on Sam at 60 CHIP SHOTS: Recommended reading are articles about 60- year-old Sam Snead in the July issue of Golf Magazine and the August issue of Golf Digest. Both are well done. Golf Digest also gives a plug to Pipestem State Park and its two golf courses. However, I do question one sentence in the Pipestem article which stated, "You can see 40 or 50 miles into Virginia from your balcony" . . . Linden Meade of Chapmanville captured the *i.OOO first prize in the Paintsville ( K y . i Invitational 'ast weekend hy shooting two fiS rounds. Barney Thompson was 10 shots back at 146 ... Bobby Wadkins of Richmond, the younger brother of rookie pro Lanny Wadkins, defeated Curtis Stranee of Virginia Bearh hy 2 and 1 for the Virginia Amateur golf crown a week ago at Hot Springs . . . Fred Mueller shot an even par 70 from the back tees at Berry Hills in a tune-up for the West Virginia Amateur . . . Marie Hail, the new Kanawha Valley women's golf champion, says she often goes out to the Meadowbrook course to hit shots to the practice green. "It is good therapy for me," Marie said . . . slam was lost. Not that a playoff with Trevino almost didn't occur. After a par at each of the last two holes, Nicklaus came off the 18th green with a sad smile and with a shrug. · He glanced at the Scoreboard, which showed.both Trevino and Tony Jacklin ahead of him by a stroke. Then he walked into the brown wooden shed where the Royal and Ancient Golf Club officials' registered each contestant's score. * » * "TREVINO'S - BLOWN," somebody shouted. Out on the 17th hole, Trevino was in the rough on his fourth shot, creating a probably bogey 6, maybe a double bogey 7. "He just holed his chip," somebody yelled. Outside the. scorer's shed, Nicklaus's caddie, Jimmy Dickinson, flung down his yellow vest in disgust. "He. holed a chip shot for a five," he yelled to Nicklaus. "What?" Nicklaus said, his voice shrill in shock. Moments later, Jacklin took three putts for a bogey 6. Now, if Trevino had a bogey 5 on the 447-yard 18th hole, Nicklaus would qualify for an 18-hole playoff. When he emerged from the scorer's shed, he went into the R. and A. office to watch television of Trevino's final hole. His arms were folded, the legs of his chocolate brown slacks crossed. "Hit a long drive, didn't he?" Nicklaus said. On the screen, with his flat -AP Wirephoto NICKLAUS LOOKS DISAPPOINTED After Final Putt in British Open swing, Trevino quickly floated an eight iron shot close to the pin, assuring his par. "At long last," the voice of Henry Longhurst said on television, "We have seen the shot .hat has won the open." IN THE TRAILER, Nicklaus scratched his blond hair and departed without a word. Quick-iwhile other congratulated him ly, he was escorted toward the'on his dramatic attempt. Then, press tent where his wife, in aiinside, the tent, he listened to red-leather pants suit, waited for him. "Hi, there," she said softly. "Beautiful round." Without a word, he kissed her, and held her for a moment, the roar that greeted Trevino's winning par. "I was thete and let it get away," he said. I felt a 65 would do it. I had a 65 and let it get away." He let the grand slam ge away, too. But in his disappoint merit, Jack N i c k l a u s also showed what makes him tick Asked about the,odds on him producing a grand slam in an other year, he laughed. "They're pretty high now," he said. Then, seriously, he added, "7 shot 279, and 19 times out of 20, 'Lefty Bob' Takes Lead Lefty Bob Johnson took the lead Saturday in the first rounc of the Berry Hills men's' golf championship, which is being contested this year on a 72-hole medal play basis. Johnson, a former winner, shot 75 to lead eight-time club chanipion Dick Foutche by a single stroke. Foutche carded a 76. 5tan Eastman, who won. both the club and handicap titles in 970, had a 78, and 1971 winner John Phillips posted an 82. Another 18 holes will be played :oday, followed by 36 holes next Saturday and Sunday. Two other flights are being ield in match play. Following are Saturday's results: First Flight Paul Davidson d. Craig Wilson, i and Ken Sydenstricker d. Jack McGarty on Oth-hole; Jack Friedman d. Joe Syden- tricker, 4 and 3; Jack Field III d. Chuck Dusic, 2 and 1 Second Flight Bill Maxwell 6. Wall Snyder, 5 and 4; Dale Patterson d. R. Jernigan, 2 and 1 that'll probably win. But iter, that's difficult. I'm disap- didn't. That's what you're fight-1pointed because I felt I could ing, that somebody'll beat you. For 16 rounds, to put it tojgeth- Signs Grid Recruits MONTGOMERY - Two more high school gridders have signed letters-6f-intent to attend West) Virginia Tech, coach Charley Cobb announced Saturday. Randy Lakes, 6-3,,205 tight end from La Plata, Md., and Walter Kiser of Pineville High were the latest recruits. Kiser, 6-0, 185 defensive end, was selected to the All-Wyoming County team and made honorable mention All-State. put it together, but 1 didn't. I got beat. That's why everybody enters and plays. You don't want to give it to one guy." Jack Nicklaus stood up and said, "Lee Trevino is some good player. If I had to lose, I'm glad it was to him." Swimming Results Berrv Hills 21?, Hawk's Nest 173 Triple Winners Barry Hills: Michelle Lamtorechts, Arm Morpan, Gus Hamrick, Butch Bird, Cfr- cilia Hamrick. Hawk's Nest: Jo Ann Fish, Patsy Fish, Danny Lee Double Winntrt Berry Hills: Susan Srierlaw, Karen Hamrick. Charlie Dusic. Hawk's Nest: Terry Blackwell. Singlet Winners Berry Hills: Gary Gruber, Lourum Gruber, Chris Wilson, Amy Wilson, Turner Freeman, John Singleton. Hawk's Nest: Sherry Smith, Jeff Boley, Sharon Lucas, Oavid Nuttsll, Kathy Nuttall, Ann Robinson. OPENINGS IN JULY AUGUST! BOYS'SUMMER CAMP -- BASEBALL SCHOOL ----· Learn finer points of baseball from Ted . Kluszewski (Cincinnati Reds Coach) and winning college coaches. Six diamonds (3 lighted), automatic pitching machines, and complete facilities. Established in 1964. F o r m e r ' c a m p e r s e a r n e d c o l l e g e scholarships and professional contracts. ALSO. GOLF SCHOOL SUMMER BASKETBALL SCHOOL Get ready for the best season you've ever had! Become the star of your team! Let FRED TAYLOR (Famous Ohio S t a t e Head Coach) and BOBBY JOE HOOPER . ---(popular Asst. Coach of the A. B. A. Champion Indiana Pacers) teach you the fundamentals, techniques, strategy and winning spirit of Big league Basketball. - . IMPROVE YOUR GAME AND HAVE FUN THIS SUMMER! f\'.i three schools open to boys 9 thru 18. One week sessions. Learn now . . . . pay later with Bank Americard or Master Charge Billing plan. Phone (614) 634--3603 or rnail the coupon below lor detailed brochure and application blanks. 81 Entries Are Received For South Hills Amateur TOP FLITE TIRE CO PARKERSBURG - A total of 81 entries has already been received for the South Hills Men's Amateur golf tournament on Aug. 5-6, owner Dave Smith said. The entry deadline is Aug. 3 or when 176 entries are in. Dallas McCoy of Ironton, Ohio, is the defending champion. Each golfer, other than high school students, will receive a golf ball and a golf cap before starting, Smith said. The tournament is sanctioned by the West Virginia Secondary .Schools Activities Commission. Any boy still in high school or junior high may play without losing eligibility. But if he should win or place in a flight, he will receive only a trophy. The tournament champion will receive a $200 gift certificate and a trophy while the runner-up will get $125 and a trophy. All other flight winners will receive $40 and a trophy with second place getting $30. There will be 21 flights. Golfers from the Kanawha Valley area who have entered include Lester Miller Jr., Terry! Dalporto, Riley Robbins, Howd ard Cody, Max Egnor, Stan Sisson, Carl Hunter, Noble Holt, Jack Goodwin, Dwight Buckner.j A. H. Belcher, Steve Unrue, Ray Underwood, Richard Rhodes, Jim Chatfield, Frank Copehart, George Medley, Steve Kauff, Harold Harris, Tucker Bowen, Sy Mazzella and Russell Bell. Players may enter by contact-! ing the South Hills Golf Club in! Parkersburg. ' Tattersall, Hall To Play Monday Helen Tattersall and Marie Hall won semifinal matches and will clash Monday for the women's golf- title at Meadowbrook Recreation Club. Final matches in other flights may be played today, Monday or Tuesday. The driving, 'putting and chipping contests will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday followed by a social hour and awards presentation. Helen Championship Flight Tattorsall d. Lois Woodysrd; Marie, Hall d. Isabelle Hedge. First Flight Dotty Talbott d. Vickie Bardwell; Mary Curry d. Suianne Sims. i Second Flight | Rosalie Darlington d. Eleanor Schater; ! Helen Bostic d. Bess Crabtree. : Third FIsM McNecr d. Kay Miller; Kale Hyde Any Make Any Model AUTO PAINTING % COMPLETE BODY SHOP, EXPERT BODY AND FENDER REPAIR · 1 Doy Service in by 9, out by 5! · SANDING · MASKING · SPRAYING · BAKING OPEN MON. EVENINGS 'TIL 8 FREE ESTIMATES Rust is completely removed by hand ond power sanding for a satin- smooth finish. All chrome and glass parts are completely masked to prevent unwanted coverage. First your car is primed where necessary then 3 full coats of MIRACLE MIRRO GLOSS. Then your car is baked in a new G. E. INFRA-RED OVEN to a sparklin diamond-hard finish. 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