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Sunday, August 27, 1972
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6C--Aug. 27, 1972 SundW Gazette-Mail Charleston, West Virginia- DOWN THE FAIRWAY · By Bob If you arc u trolOr who enjoys competing in tournaments and w i n n i n g merchandise prizes, you can take your choice from three fine events cominjr up in September. They are the charity tournament to benefit muscular dystrophy Sept 9 at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club, the Pipestem Invitational Sept. 15-17 at Pipestem Resort and the West Virginia Open Sept. 15-17 at the South Hills course in Parkersburg. It's a shame the last two tourneys are on the same dates because a lot of golfers would like to enter both. MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY TOUR.VAMK.NT: Bill Campbell and Ed Tutwiler, who have won 23 State Amateur titles between them, head the field of early entries. "We hope to line up two state pros to play with them," said tournament chairman Frank Pava. Bob Thaxton, Kenny Bowen, Dr. Jack Shamblin and Jim Passero are among 38 golfers who have already entered. "We would like to have 200 players," said Pava. A Vega car will be given away to anybody making a hole-in-one on the 232-yard 17th hole. If nobody makes an ace. CO Motors will donate S300 to the muscular dystrophy fund. Interested golfers can send their S10 entry fee to Frank Pava, P. 0. Box 2951, Charletson. 25330. High school boys are eligible to enter if they do not accept, PIPESTEM INVITATIONAL: Lefty Bob Johnson of Charleston will defend his title and 1970 champion Jay Hardwick of Blacksburg, Va., also will play in the third annual Pipestem event. Other players among the 70 already entered include Tom Mollencop and Dick Foutche of Charleston, Dr. Jack Shamblin of South Charleston, Jack Wadem of Princeton, Wayne Persinger of Lewisburg and Elwin Aliff of Bluefield. The entry fee is S35 if a player stays at the Pipestem lodge and S40 if he doesn't. The fee includes green fees for the three-day tourney and a practice round Sept. 14, a cocktail party and banquet Sept. 15 and a dance Sept. 16. You can Golfers Sleepy Hollow Golf Club women's golf champion Cathy Payne (center) shows her scorecard to second flight winner Kendall France (left) and first flight winner Virginia Bird. Mrs. Bird also was the club handicap tourney champion with Mrs. France second. (Staff Photo by Ferrell Friend) Glittering Field to Begin Play in U.S. Open Tennis FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (AP)iMrs. Court won the title in 1970, in tennis have I ever seen such -- With a prestigious hiixtureibut failed to defend it last year of the old and the new, the! $160,000 U.S. Open Tennis 1 Championships starts play at noon Wednesday with what! tournament director Bill Talbert calls "the greatest field i iver assembled." when she left the circuit to have a baby. In all, a record 148 men and 80 women will be competing for the prize money, of which $25,000 will go to the men's singles V. S. AM Campbell Only Ex-Champ In Amateur at Charlotte Defending champion Stan Smith and Billie Jean King are top-seeded in their divisions, jut the remaining 15 seeded men and eight seeded women could easily have been first in any other tournament. Behind Smith are Australians Ken Rosewall and Rod Laver, Ilie Nastase of Romania, run- nerup to Smith at this year's Wimbledon, John Newcombe of Australia and Arthur Ashe of Sum Springs, Va. All but Nastase and Newcombe have won a U.S. Open singles title in the past four years. Seeded- second in the wom- m's division is Australian Cvonne Goolagong, making her irst U. S. open appearance. She's followed by last year's ournament sweetheart Chris Svert of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., losemary Casals of San Francisco, the 1971 runner-up, and Margeret Court of Austrab'a. winner and $15,000 to the women s. "It's the greatest field ever top-notch players in the sam« tournament," Talbert said. "The committee had a difficult task in determining the seed- ings, especially with the men because this is the first com* assembled. Not in my 40 years inatnent players. petition in almost a year between the independent pros and the World Championship Tour- CAREFREE LIVING, INC. Your Authorif ed Dealer Of... HOLIDAY TRAILERS * RAMBLERS ^TRAVELERS * VACATIONERS EXCELLENT INVENTORY TRADES ACCEPTED OPEN DAILY 9 AM-8 PM-SUNDAY1 TO 6 ·*r Huffman--President -^- _ "Quality Comet Firtt" HOLIDAY m Carefree Living, Inc. " AM ' L BRIDGE AT ElKVIEW, W. VA. Phone 965-6431 or 965-5631 By Ken Alyta CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Contestants in the 72nd men's United States Amateur Golf Tournament opening Wednesday at the Charlotte Country Club are hereby advised that Campbell Lone Champ The only former winner in the field is 49-year-old Bill Campbell of Huntington, W.Va., who will be playing his 29th Amateur. He won 'in 1964, the last year the tournament was at PAVA JOHNSON SNEAD the rough will be just that-- match play, mighty rough. Since then, with the exception In accordance with U.S. Golfi 0 / Cowan - ev ^ry winner of the Association instructions, the title has turned professional. obtain more information by contacting Frank Thompson at the Pipe?tem golf shop (46fi-1800. extension 374). WEST VIRGINIA OPEN: The one and only Sam Snead will be on hand to try for his Ifith Open title. John Fletcher of Meadowbrook and Roy Shreves will be among the state pros battling Snead. Amateurs who have already entered include Rannie Allen of Pennsboro. A. S. Cappellari of Beckley, Mel Clark of Follansbee and Rich Simmons of Ripley. "Amateurs will have a minimum of four flights and 22 prizes to capture," said tournament director Dave Smith. Golfers can send their Open entries to Smith, c/o South Hills Golf Club, P. 0. Box 3325, Parkersburg, 26101. The entry fee is $25 for amateurs and $35 for pros. The fee for a pro-am on Sept. 14 is $10 for amateurs and $15 for pros. * * * Shingles and Mashed Thumb Bother Sam Sam Snead says he's still got the shingles that forced him to withdraw from the Westchestcr Classic two weeks ago. ! "And I mashed the thumb on my left hand in a door the day before yesterday. I'm in lirll of a shape," Sam added. Snead said hp hud the shingles during the PGA Tournament In which he tied for fourth. "But they didn't start really · bothering me until at Wcstchester," he remarked. "I had to withdraw because my eye was almost swollen shut. I had these pains around my ears and eyos. "Why if I got one of those sharp pains when I was trying in make a 3fl-foot putt. I might knock the ball all the way back to the toe." Sam exclaimed. "I've taken six shots at the clinic for it and it doesn't hurt as much now," Snead added. "I don't know how much longer it'll last. It's a virus and it just has to run its course." Sam has been able to play golf despite the virus and mashed thumb and his game hasn't suffered. "I went to Seattle for an exhibition match with Bill Casper against Dow Finstmvald and .lacky Cupit. I shot :t7-:il for fi8 and we cleaned them pretty good on the back nine. I played here (at The Grrenhrier) yesterday and had a little fi5," he chuckled. "I gotta So and put up some hay." Snead said as the. telephone interview came to a close. "We should get in ,'i(KI to ·Ulo hales this afternoon." * * * Have Yon Hit into 'Cat. Bo.v' or'Cabbage,'? What does a touring pro say when he hits his ball into the water? The pro might comment: "I laked it' 1 or "I H20'd it." Or he might remark in an ironic vein: "That one's wet" or simply "Aqua Caliente." The golf pros on tour have developed a language all t h e i r own. Desmond Tolhurst of the PGA Tournament Players Division describes some of t h e tour t a l k . For instance, hitting into a sand t r a p is goinc in "the pit," "the beach," "the cat box" or the "kitty litter." If a pro hits down the middle, he won't use the word "fairway." He'll say his ball is on "the short grass." If he hits into the rough, his ball has gone in the "brillo." the "wire" or the "cabbage." Anybody who hits in the rough a lot is known as a "cabbage pounder." None of the pros like tn admit in a slice. If their ball goes off. to the right, they "over-faded it" or will claim even on a calm day that "the wind got it." Or "I hung it out to the right." If a pro slices the ball so far that it goes out of bounds, his playing p a r t n e r might tell him: "OB. retee. hit three." Much nf the tour t a l k concerns putting. A pro who holes a long putt might exclaim: "I made a roller-coaster" or "I rolled in a snake" or "I made a field goal." Short, putts are known as "knee-knockers," "\vhite-knucklers" and "character-builders." The area f i v e feet in to the hole is called the "throw-up zone." The players save some nf their richest language for their good *ho!.. "1 killrr] i t . " or "I hit it hot and honkin'" or "I flat busted it" arc comments for a long drive. An iron shot that covers the flag all the way is: "I blanked it out" or "I hung it on a clothes line to the stick." A pro shooiinc a great score will call it a "career round." Or he m i g h t a d d : 1 shot the lights o u t " or "I really tore it up out t h c r p t o d a . " wiry grass bordering the fair- Univ ersity of Texas junior ways has been allowed to grow 5 e n Crewnshaw of Austin, Tex., is one of the prime favorites. He won the Eastern Amateur last week for the second time. Earlier this year, he won the national collegiate co-championship, the Trans-Mississippi I and Porter Cup crowns. He fin-i ished fifth in the Amateur last 1 year, six shots back of Cowan's i winning 280. Giles Highly Regarded Also highly regarded is Marvin "Vinny" Giles of Rich mond, Va., third last year. In the last five years he also has been second three times in a row and sixth once. Also entered are Larry Griffin of New Orleans, whose 136 paced national 36-hole qualifying, and former Walker Cup slayers Jim Gabrielsen of Atlanta, Bill Hyndman of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Dick Side- row of Eastern, Conn., Dale Morey of High Point, N.C., Billy Joe Patton of Morganton, N.C., and Don Allen of Rochester. N.Y. The 72-hoIe tournament winds up Saturday with ABC provid- for several weeks. A tournament committee member reports that club members play has reflected problems presented by the ball- smothering grass. Ball Sales Go Up He r.otes, "Golf ball sale: have been up at the club because of so many lost balls. The average playing time of a round has increased about 40 minutes. It's not so bad 'just off :he fairways, but it's quite leavy if you stray'further off. tt will take a right powerful fel- ow to hit out of it to the green. Most members hdve been con- :ent just to play out of it, then shoot for the green." Club officials voted to close the 6,729-yard, par 71 course last Wednesday until Sunday, the first of three practice days for the 150 survivors of a record original field of 2.363 entries. Canadian Gary Cowan, winner of the tournament last year for the second time, is not def j. , -- f «-- -«· «.«wr T t t v i i f^i^\j u i u v i u fending due to the pressure of ing national television coverage his i n u r his insurance business. of the final round. The Center of Convenience.. · Out of the Downtown Traffic Congestion ... Where Parking is a PLEASURE NOT a Problem! SERVICE VIRGIN TENNESSEE AVE. ROANE ST. On Charleston's West Side PHONE 344-1621 KANAWHA CITY 3708 MacCorkl* Ave., 5.E. PH.925-5271 Store Hours: Men. thru Sat. S:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thurs. 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