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PAT ON THE BACK

Sept. 19, 1955
Sept. 19, 1955

Table of Contents
Sept. 19, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
Conversation Piece: Subject: Archie Moore
  • Challenger Moore tells in his own words—and Artist Robert Riger's drawings show—how Moore expects to win the world's heavyweight championship from Rocky Marciano in next Tuesday night's big fight

West Coast Football
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Acknowledgments
Fisherman's Calendar
Wild Goose
  • Seven hundred miles north of Toronto in the vast prairielike marshes of James Bay, Canada, some 600,000 congregating blue geese put on the biggest show a goose hunter can hope for—their annual rest stop before the 2,000-mile gantlet run south

Part II: Jones's Grand Slam
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

PAT ON THE BACK

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."

This is an article from the Sept. 19, 1955 issue Original Layout

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.

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