PAT ON THE BACK

September 18, 1955

BILL WHEDON
Bill Whedon, a 28-year-old oil salesman from West Hartford, Conn., astounded himself, his wife and the golfing world by shooting two holes-in-one in the first round of the $20,000 Insurance City Open at Wethersfield, Conn. Bill used a five-iron for his hole-in-one on the 168-yard 5th (the first ace in his life) and a three-iron on the 208-yard 9th. But he finished the round with a 75, four over par. His wife Polly, who ran out to the course when she heard the news, said breathlessly, "He was so excited I can't remember what he said."

PHILAMON RODGERS
Philamon (Phil) Rodgers, 17, runner-up in the International Jaycee Golf Tournament last year, shot a 287 to win this year's tournament at Columbus, Ga. and earn a $1,000 college scholarship. This year Phil has also won the San Diego junior title and the Los Angeles city open. A senior at La Jolla, Calif. high school, Phil took up golfing at 10 after his father, Harry, an automobile salesman, introduced him to the game. Phil won his first big-time trophy at 15 when he was medalist with a 69 in the Junior Western tournament.

TWO 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)