PAT ON THE BACK

Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned its tallest headlines
August 22, 1954

Foster ("Bud") Bradley, 17, Los Angeles student, won sectional qualifying honors with a 70, then went on to whip field of 128 youngsters to win U.S.G.A. Junior Amateur championship. Bud's victory entitles him to enter Men's National Amateur at Detroit next week.

Mrs. Eugenie Marron, specialist in light-tackle angling, now studying gamefish habits in Pacific waters, boated a 772-pound broadbill swordfish off Iquique, Chile for a new women's record. Her husband, Lou Marron, holds the men's mark.

Jim Fitzsimmons, known to horse-race followers as "Sunny Jim" or Mr. Fitz, has saddled more stakes winners in 69 years of racing (over 275) than any other trainer. He is the only trainer to have had two horses win the Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes)—Gallant Fox and Omaha. Now, at 80, Mr. Fitz leads all trainers in winners on New York tracks. His Laugh won the Flash Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 2.

Fred Shields, 57 (left), of Detroit, and Charley Boswell, 38, of Birmingham, Ala., are blind golfers who use coaches as "seeing eyes" to line up their shots. A nine-handicap man before he was struck blind in 1948, Shields gave up golf, then took it up again five weeks before this year's National Blind Golf championship. Despite added handicaps of arthritis and "football legs," Shields whipped Boswell—a six-time blind champion—for the title with a record-breaking 205 for 36 holes.

FOUR PHOTOS
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)