GOLF: THE CAD AND THE CADDIE
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.