MAN—YOU GOT IT
Heck of a fine article by H.W. Wind on the winter golf tour. I particularly enjoyed the thorough coverage, including the unknown who battles with the weekly pre-tournament 18-hole (collar, choke, gas pipe) qualifying round. Few people realize that "the tour" is made up of 200 to 300 good players from all over the country. I was one of the beaters in '53 and I recall at San Antonio there were well over 300 aspirants to about 40 spots left open in the tournament proper.
Another thing that struck me was the definite vernacular of the regular tour players. A typical Boltism: "Man—you got it," meaning you maybe can hit it but you got to beat me.
It's expensive experience, but if a guy can swing it financially—a trip on "the tour" is really worth-while.
CO, NOT COW
Thanks for Herbert Wind's fine article on the pro golf tour. Especially enjoyed it here because it carried a picture of Al and Donna Mengert with the Gene Littlers.
Just for the record, tell Mr. Wind to be careful about "whether or not all the returns are in from the Moscow Country Club." We feel sure he was not referring to our fine neighbors at Moscow, Idaho or their nifty nine-hole course. Nothing approaching Mike Souchak's record of 27 has been recorded there. Moscow (pronounced co, not cow) is a beautiful little city and the site of the University of Idaho.
We all enjoy your splendid magazine.
TURN THE TABLES
YOUR COVER AND STORY ON JOE ALSTON IS GREAT. BADMINTON FANS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES WERE DELIGHTED TO SEE THIS MENTION OF OUR FAVORITE SPORT. WE ARE ALL PULLING FOR JOE TO TURN THE TABLES ON EDDY CHOONG AT OUR UNITED STATES OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP AT LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE APRIL SIXTH TO NINTH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST.
JACK H. PRAAG
THE CLOTHESLINE GAME
You've done it again! I've been working on badminton in my physical education classes and this week's bit was a great help (SI, Mar. 14, Cover and SOUNDTRACK) . Wish there were more! I teach it because it can be played with relatively little equipment and with a minimum amount of space (even over a lowered clothesline). I'd certainly love to be in Winnipeg Mar. 12 to see championship badminton. Will SI be there?
Incidentally, you're so popular, two issues were plucked from my bulletin board by a visiting basketball team!
MARJORIE L. COOKE
?See SCOREBOARD for what happened last week in Winnipeg.—ED.