?Oriental Tee Parties
When Japanese Premier Kishi played golf with President Eisenhower, he reflected a booming new trend in his country. Golf has become Japan's latest fad, and waiting time to tee off on a public course outside of Tokyo is now five hours, with floodlighting planned so that Japanese golfers can play around the clock.
? Queens Gambit
A late entrant in the scramble for the National League franchises of Brooklyn and Manhattan is their neighboring borough of Queens. George V. McLaughlin, vice-chairman of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, heads a group which has applied for a Queens franchise. Proposed team name: The New Yorkers.
Softball, once the favorite pastime for girls' outings, has become too much of a pitcher's game. Now the fat-and-forty sports program is adopting a game called soft pitch, a weak cousin of softball played on shorter base lines with a bigger ball. Invented in Chicago, soft pitch has attracted some 5,600 teams in that city.
?Silk Stocking Revolt
Newport, R.I., the cradle of U.S. tennis, may be the birthplace of a new era. James Van Alen, president of the Casino, has proposed an open tournament for Newport for 1958. Should the august International Tennis Federation continue to frown on open play, Van Alen is in favor of staging the event anyway.