April 11, 1955
April 11, 1955

Table of Contents
April 11, 1955

Events & Discoveries
  • A tarpon fisherman finds a wild world all his own on the lonely and pellucid sea west of Florida's Keys

Red Smith
The Wonderful World Of Sports
  • By William F. Talbert

    The pros try a new scoring plan

  • The pitching got better after the Boston Braves and Brooklyn Robins passed the tough 17th inning of the longest game in all baseball history

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back
  • A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines


Locker room tableau at Seminole includes (standing left to right) Ronald Balcom, Palm Beach; Paul V. Shields, New York broker; E. B. McLean, Palm Beach; Henry Ford II, Detroit auto manufacturer; Tommy Armour, golf pro; Chris Dunphy, tournament chairman; George Rasmussen, Palm Beach. Seated are William G. Curran, Detroit; James Secor, Toledo; Webster Tilton, Cooperstown, N.Y.; Abram Nesbitt II, Dallas, Pa.; Tom Connors; and the incomparable Ben Hogan.

This is an article from the April 11, 1955 issue Original Layout

A golfer's dream is to have Ben Hogan or Sam Snead as a tournament partner. In the Latham R. Reed Amateur-Professional Tournament at the Seminole Golf Club, Palm Beach, Fla. the dream comes true. Seizing the opportunity this year were such figures as Henry Ford II, Robert R. Young, Woolworth Donahue and Dan Topping. Envious golfers unable to make it had a consolation: amateurs playing with the renowned Hogan and Snead finished behind team headed by powerful newcomer Mike Souchak.

Railroad tycoon Robert R. Young checks his score with Professional Gene Littler. Young holds a creditable 11 handicap.

Fancy pants featuring oriental figures and animals were worn by Amateur Tom Shevlin of Palm Beach. Shevlin, who has a handicap of eight, played with Professional Golfer Bo Wininger.

Plebeian meal of hot dogs refreshes Woolworth Donahue of New York and Palm Beach; Professional Craig Wood; Beverly Bogert, New York; Dan Topping of New York Yankees.