The Huelsdonks were a grand family, living in grand country in a time that has gone—unfortunately, in my opinion.
W. P. BLODGETT
Now that you have bestowed the title Jack's Janissaries on the followers of Jack Nicklaus (Jack's Janissaries Join Arnie's Army, Jan. 21), I presume it will only be a matter of time before we are informed that "the brashest man in golf," Phil Rodgers (Jan. 14), is accompanied by a Brash Band.
?We prefer to think of them as Rodgers' Rangers.—ED.
What about Gary's Garrison? I think that Player will be a contender in 1963's $2 million gambol, yet you failed to mention him.
Some of us here in Athens (Ga.), greatly concerned about the plight that has befallen professional golf, humbly offer a solution to the current situation:
1) If, at the beginning of the fourth round of any 72-hole tournament on the professional circuit, Arnold Palmer is four strokes behind the leader, the leader shall have the option of removing three clubs from Arnie's bag. If he is three strokes behind, the leader may remove six clubs, leaving him only eight. If Arnie is two strokes back, the leader may remove eight clubs, leaving him six. If Arnie is only a single stroke back, he must finish up with a brassie, a five-iron, and a putter.
2) If Arnold Palmer decides to pass up a tournament, as he did the recent tournament at San Diego, he must take with him, out of the said tournament, his business partner, namely, Gary Player. If one plays, both must play; if one drops out, both must drop out. It is not fair to us other pros for these two fellows to alternate winning the tournaments.
3) No pros (notably Palmer and Player) shall be permitted to coincide the introduction of their new TV programs with back-to-back wins on the pro circuit. If they do, it is to be referred to the Federal Trade Commission as unfair.
JAMES E. GATES
In your January 7 edition you expressed your views of the " 'bucolic" campus from which Sportsman of the Year Terry Baker emerged. We, the participating students of this letter, have just taken time out from fighting the Indians and working our trap lines to send you this letter written in mulberry juice on dried deerskin.
How long has it been since you have been to Corvallis? Gentlemen, it is not in the woods! For many years now we pioneers have been using those trees for our log cabins.