Patton's wild scrambling, out of one golfing mess after another, has amazed galleries for years, has at times thoroughly unnerved opponents, and once recently even baffled a distinguished partner. This July on the Burning Tree Course near Washington, teamed with President Eisenhower in a foursome, Patton recalls, "On the 18th I went into the rough. And from there I hit it behind a garage where they keep tractors, and then through a parking lot."
By the time Billy Joe finally appeared on the green the President had lost track. "Billy Joe," he asked, "is that your first or second ball?"
"I'm only playing one ball, Mr. President," said Billy Joe. "You just think it's two because I'm hitting it a lot."