Williams, discussing the difficulty of hitting, in his 1968 article, may have said it all when he wrote "Then there are the damn pitching coaches who stand at the batting cage and yell at the pitchers to 'Keep it low, keep it low.' "
In his article on the U.S. Women's Open (A Mountain of Trouble, July 19), Barry McDermott failed to recognize that a major championship is supposed to be an extremely difficult test of golf. The Rolling Green Golf Club was in no way tricked up for the Open; it is simply an outstanding golf course.
In fact, several of the women veterans on the tour have quietly expressed a desire to play more courses of the caliber of Rolling Green. As young Amy Alcott said, pointing to her head, "You have to have it between these six inches." It took a lot more than a long ball.
JANE P. LEIMBACH
Kenny Moore's message of hope to all believers in the Olympic ideal (Flame in the Wind, July 19) simply proves once again what his loyal readers have always known: that his skill and dedication as an athlete are equaled by his sensitivity and insight as an author. His articles for SI give us a glimpse into the mind of a courageous and compassionate man. Now, when the human worth of sports is so often obscured by big business and big politics, both fans and athletes need reassurance more than ever before. Thank you, Mr. Moore, for championing the true Olympic values with eloquence and conviction.
DAVID J. ZIMNY
LIANE M. ZlMNY