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Out There with Slow-Play Fay and Play-Slow Flo
Dan Jenkins
August 09, 1971
A former male-chauvinist golfer makes his peace with the women pros in Las Vegas
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August 09, 1971

Out There With Slow-play Fay And Play-slow Flo

A former male-chauvinist golfer makes his peace with the women pros in Las Vegas

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There were those in the gallery who, were they willing, could testify that for the next several holes everybody in our threesome, including the dummy, played pretty well. Donna Caponi certainly wasn't any Slow-Play Fay or Play-Slow Flo. She was hard at work on a 71. Glen Campbell, the celeb, was in the process of carving out a surprising 72. When I finally started helping, our team chewed its way down to serious under-par figures. My moment of real glory came at the 13th when I got into a good drive, and a decent eight-iron, and then casually dropped a 15-footer for a birdie. Smoking. Donna raced over and gave me a birdie kiss, the crowd clapped, Glen patted me on the damp sweater and I looked around for the wife. Wasn't there, naturally. Had gone to get another Coke. Figured.

You blew my birdie back there, I told her.

"Well, thank goodness for something good," she said. "I just wish you hadn't picked today to play so badly."

Hold it, I said. It's not all that bad. I'll be about an 82 with a triple bogey and a double bogey. Take away those two holes and....

"Glen's played just great all the way," she said.

...it's down to about a 77 or so, which isn't all that....

"He's really hit some wonderful shots."

...bad, actually. And I've made a few pars. It isn't exactly like I never hit a single....

"I love his shirt and pants. Aren't they good-looking?"

...shot, all day long. I mean, it's not exactly my profession, playing golf. Considering that I only play....

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