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19th HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
July 15, 1957
FITNESS: GETTING THINGS DONESirs:The issue of July 1 was especially timely, particularly HOTBOX ("Last summer President Eisenhower appointed a council on youth fitness. Since then has anything in your area been done about this?"). My reason for writing you is to point out that the state of Illinois has done something about the matter of youth fitness.
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July 15, 1957

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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GOLF: THE CAD AND THE CADDIE
Sirs:
The enchanting article about the St. Andrews Old Course (SI, July 1) brought to my mind a story which may or may not be true (and may be old) about a young American member of a Walker Cup team of some years back.

On the tee of a short hole the American asked the oldtime caddie for his niblick. The caddie replied that this was a mashie hole.

The American insisted that he be given his niblick, and after some time with great reluctance the caddie complied. The tee shot landed on the green, bounced a few times and dropped into the cup. The American turned to the caddie and asked if he did not think it was a very good shot. The caddie replied, "Aye, 'twas a good shot, but you would have done better with the mashie."
W. J. SPRIGGS
St. Paul, Minn.

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