Jenkins, having been granted a discharge, may honestly state he has never been convicted of a criminal offense. The distinction, which was not made by your writer, is, for obvious reasons, an important one.
Irish eyes were smiling on all of SI's golf readers when they had the opportunity to read Sarah Pileggi's article Playing Ancient Games (June 4). What a fantastic account of golf from the old sod! A tip of my tam-o'-shanter to Pileggi and to Graham Finlayson for his outstanding photographs.
F. JOHN BRISLIN
Now you've done it! Just when I was satisfied with my comfortable life you made me want to pack up and head for Ireland. Seldom has an article in SI grabbed me the way this one did. The green of Ireland must be the greenest in all the world. The linksland, wind, heather, sand hills, goats—the exceptional rugged beauty of the land—really got to me. I sure would like to share a Bushmills hot with the gentleman walking his dog. I might even scrape up a biscuit for the dog.
CHARLES W. BANNISTER
Boynton Beach, Fla.
OLYMPIC MARATHONER'S DREAMS
I want to sincerely thank you for publishing my picture (19TH HOLE, June 4) and reader Marshall Baker for writing such a beautiful letter. The smile on my face surely tells how I feel about my accomplishment. It's still going strong, especially now that I've found my photograph in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED—another dream of mine.
I have one more big goal in the immediate future. I hope I can share it with the world.