THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

October 16, 1955

GOLF'S THEIR GAME

Football was on center stage, but people went right on with other things like these top golfers, all over 50, in the U.S. Senior matches at the Westchester Country Club.

1954 Champ, Mrs. J. Walker Hoopes, 58, of Wilmington, Del., wife of retired lumberman, shot first-round 81, 88 on second round.

New President of U.S. Senior Women's Golf Association, Mrs. Oscar Seeley, 63, Philadelphia doctor's wife, has played 43 years.

Runner-up, Mrs. J. Stewart Brown, 54, Sewickley, Pa., was six strokes behind winner. Husband is Pittsburgh Plate Glass official.

1945 Winner, Mrs. S. Hinman Bird, 69, of Armonk, N. Y., scored 198. She is wife of retired Tiffany executive, has seven grandchildren.

Amateur winner in 1926, Mrs. Helen B. Stetson, 68, of Philadelphia, found herself out of practice, carded 191 for the two rounds.

Consistent threat, Mrs. Robert F. Beard, 58, of Gladwyne, Pa., won the title in 1949 and was runner-up in 1950 and in 1954.

Rookie winner, Mrs. Harrison F. Flippin, 51, of Ardmore, Pa., won the tournament on her first try with 159. Her husband is doctor of internal medicine.

HORSEMANSHIP IS THEIR HOBBY

Horses and horsemen took over at the Westchester Country Club as members pooled energies, talents and time to stage their first show in 15 years (above). At Far Hills, N. J. it was steeplechasing as the followers of the Essex Fox Hounds held their annual race meeting

Head man at the Westchester Country Club show was Bernard (Ben) Duffy. Duffy, shown with wife, watched daughter Miriam ride five horses in the show.

Sheltered guests at Essex meeting are M. A. Jones (left) of San Mateo, Calif. and Fentress Kuhn of Boise, Idaho. With umbrella is hostess, Mrs. R. Stuyvesant Pierrepont of Far Hills.

Clearing barrier, a jumper gets expert assistance from rider in the Westchester show. The winning jumper, Royal Guard, a chestnut gelding, was presented to the U.S. equestrian team by his owners, Mrs. Robert Schmid and Gordon Wright of Saxon Woods Farm in nearby White Plains, N.Y.

Hurdle race for the Wilmerding Memorial Cup provides scene worthy of an Aiken print. Leading is the winner, Basilia, ridden by A. P. (Paddy) Smithwick and trained by M. G. Walsh, the top steeplechase trainer for 1955. The Essex race meeting was held at Dhu Varren, the estate of E. H. (Dutch) Ellis, and the proceeds were given to the Somerset, N.J. hospital.

Top trainer of hunters and jumpers, Gordon Wright perches on shooting stick. He was once asked to teach the King and Queen of Greece and family how to ride.

Top horsemen are Bill Steinkraus, U.S. equestrian team captain, Steeplechaser Dooley Adams (center), ex-Captain Arthur McCashin.

Owner-rider Charles Cann receives Fowler Memorial Cup from Mrs. A. Fowler for guiding his 7-year-old gelding, Galant Ship, to victory in big race of meet, New Jersey Hunt Cup, four miles over timber.

ROAD RALLY IN THE ROCKIES

For two days and 954 twisting miles more than 100 sports car enthusiasts crisscrossed the backbone of the U.S. seven times in the third annual Continental Divide Rally over one of the most beautiful routes of them all

Striped shirts are sported by William and Florence Johnson of Denver as they check the map before driving off in their Austin-Healey. The rally, sponsored by the Sports Car Club of America, began in Colorado Springs and wound up in Durango.

AT ANCHOR ON THE COAST

It's only about 60 miles from San Francisco to Montezuma Slough at the mouth of the Sacramento River, but Pacific yachtsmen say the voyage is just about perfect for a relaxing weekend after the summer's racing

Dinner party in the cozy cabin of the Velero finds Skipper Hank Brigham and his wife Midge (left) celebrating 23rd wedding anniversary by playing the role of host to crew member friends Virginia Kelley, Phil Dalton, Dudley Kelley and Betty Dalton.

SEVEN PHOTOSHANS KNOPF NINE PHOTOS PHOTOWITH SHADOWS FORMING ON THE MOUNTAINSIDES, A SPORTS CAR SPEEDS TOWARD DURANGO PHOTOWITH SACRAMENTO RIVER AGLOW WITH MAST LIGHTS, WEEKEND SAILORS RELAX BELOW DECK

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)