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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
July 15, 1985
ROLLIE'S CHOICESir:I have coached at the high school level for 20 years. Unfortunately, our profession has received a black eye the last few years because of the actions of some of our colleagues, at all levels.
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July 15, 1985

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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?The question was worded incorrectly, making all of the answers wrong. The WBC had six champions and the WBA had eight in the last seven years.—ED.

Sir:
In Section II, Question 8 of your boxing quiz you ask: "What boxer lost the WBC title, then in the same year won the WBA title?" Greg Page is not the right answer. Page never held the WBC title, so he could never actually "lose" it. He did fight Tim Witherspoon for the vacant WBC title on March 9, 1984 and lost a 12-round decision. He beat Gerrie Coetzee with an eighth-round knockout on Dec. 1 for the WBA title.
VINCENT A. MANCINO
Buffalo

?The question should have been: "What boxer fought unsuccessfully for the WBC title, then in the same year won the WBA title?"—ED.

Sir:
I am shocked and somewhat amused that your magazine trumpets Larry Holmes as the "real champ" on your July 1 cover.

If a washed-up 35-year-old man who hasn't fought anyone but tomato cans and canvas-backs since 1982 and now amuses himself by fighting "contenders" with the credentials of my Aunt Millie for huge purses is your idea of a "real champ," then boxing has really slipped since the glory years of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Sugar Ray Leonard.

I suggest that "Take-the-Money-and-Run" Larry drag himself into the ring and take on someone who will hit back, namely Pinklon Thomas. But I know that won't happen. Holmes may be old, but he's no fool.
JOE VINARSKI
Pittsburgh

WORST GOLFER
Sir:
Granted, Angelo Spagnolo is a terrible golfer (Take My Golf Game, Please!!!, July 1), but is that any reason for him to hide his face from the cameras? In four photos of this wonderfully inept hacker, we get the top, back and side of his head but never his face. Then again, if I were that bad a golfer, I don't think I'd want people to know what I look like, either.
DAVE FISHER
Anaheim, Calif.

?Here's another view of Spagnolo, the un-champion.—ED.

Sir:
Isn't it a bit ludicrous to assume that four men vying to attain the dubious distinction of worst avid golfer are really going to try to attain the lowest score, knowing that the highest score takes home the purse? What a joke. Take those four bad players, offer them cash for the lowest score and then we'll see just how good they really are.
TONY REYNOLDS
Dallas

Sir:
Concerning your article about the worst avid golfer, I would just like to ask you one question: Don't you think one April Fools' joke per year is enough?
MARK PITTONI
Garden City, New York

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