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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
August 22, 1955
THE DIFFERENCE OF A YEAR Sirs:In one of your first issues you carried a story on Stan Sayres and Seattle's great Gold Cup competition (SI, Aug. 23, '54). Now, almost exactly a year later, you have a preview and coverage of the same event. In my opinion the difference between those two stories is the history of the development of a great magazine.
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August 22, 1955

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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Once, back in '48, Walsh sought to publicize San Francisco's Cow Palace as a collegiate basketball arena. He fashioned a bow tie out of an honest-to-gosh piece of cowhide (hair and all). This prompted an awe-struck sports editor (Walt Gamage of the Palo Alto Times) to inquire about Walsh's unique collection.

"Oh, this isn't my only bow tie," the ruddy-cheeked Walsh exclaimed, preening his cowhide masterpiece.

"I have an udder one at home!"
M. W. WELDS
Los Angeles

GOLF SHOP
Sirs:
I am intrigued by Gene Andersen's tips in TIP FROM THE TOP (SI, July 18). Where do you get a one-and-a-half-wood, a five wood, and a seven-wood? I seem to fit the category.
GRAHAM BOLTON
Hempstead, Texas

?Among the pros that sell these clubs are Ben Hogan (The Ben Hogan Co., Pafford St., Fort Worth, Texas); Spencer Murphy (Glen Oaks Country Club, Little Neck, N.Y.) and Stan Thompson (Stan Thompson Golf Club Co., 275 South La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, Calif.)—ED.

OH HAPPY, HAPPY KNOLL
Sirs:
To hook a tuna from the sea,
To ride to hounds o'er the lea,
To trap a tiger in a far countree—

Nay, none of these appeal to me,
But a Happy Knoller would I be.
R. HARRINGTON
Boston

?To hook a shot right off the tee,
To ride electric vehicles wee,
To trap—in sand; so wishes he.

Such things we can provide for free—A Happy Knoller he shall be.—ED.

I HOPE
Sirs:
As a member of the younger generation, I realize that the recent coming-out party for Alicia Bledsoe will add many obstacles to the granting of my request. But let's hope Mr. Bledsoe paid for the breakage and I get my card.
PETE KEIM
Sacramento, Calif.

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