The Question: What did you want to be when you were a boy? (Asked at the Masters Golf Tournament, Augusta, Ga.)

May 06, 1956

JACK BURKE JR.
Houston, Texas
Winner of the Masters
I was born to be a golf pro and I never wanted to be anything else. My father was a golf pro for 33 years before he died in 1943. He imbued me with the sportsmanship you find in golf to so much greater an extent than in other sports. Wish he could have lived to see me win the Masters.

KEN VENTURI
San Francisco
Runner-up in the Masters
A dentist. However, I caddied at 6 and began to play golf at 12. I did take a predental course at San Jose State, but I graduated as a major in social science. Now, at 24, I want to be a successful businessman. I'm off to a good start as vice-president of Lake Merced Motors.

CARY MIDDLECOFF
Memphis, Tenn.
Masters champion, 1955
As early as I can remember I wanted t be a professional baseball player. At 16, I was rudely awakened from this daydream The family began to build, or knock dentistry into me. What chance did I have wit two well-known dentists and two famous surgeons in the family?

JIMMY DEMARET
Kiamesha Lake, N.Y.
First to win three Masters championships
I took it for granted that I'd follow in my father's footsteps. He was a painter, carpenter, contractor and real estate operator. But I started playing golf when I was 12 and soon learned that I could follow through better with a golf club than with a paintbrush or hammer.

JOE CONRAD
San Antonio, Texas
British Amateur champion, 1955
The President of the United States. My teachers told me that I could be President if I really wanted to. I believed them, but I was young, 7 or 8. At 13, I knew better, and at 14 I began playing golf. That ended my dream of becoming President and saved the job for Ike.

DOUG FORD
Yonkers, N.Y.
PGA champion, 1955
A big league baseball player. I played a lot of semipro baseball around New York after playing with Buddy Kerr at George Washington High. The farthest I got was a chance with the Yankee chain. I've often wondered whether baseball would have been as kind to me as golf has been.

GEORGE SCHNEITER
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nevada Open champion
All I could see as a kid was golf. I grew up across from the Ogden Country Club in Utah. I caddied at 7, was a caddie master at 14, an assistant pro at 16 and a pro at 18. In later years I did get some business sense. Now I raise cattle, own a finance company and have banking interests.

HENRY G. PICARD
Cleveland
Winner of Masters, 1938
PGA champion, 1939
I was practical, even as a boy. I grew up in Plymouth, Mass. and wanted to be an accountant. One day, while caddying at the Plymouth Country Club, my boss, Don Vinton, the golf pro, asked me to go south with him to the Charleston Country Club. I've been in golf ever since.

ED FURGOL
St. Louis, Mo.
U.S. Open champion, 1954
A pro golfer. I liked the atmosphere and excitement of golf, and the men who played it. I saw more understanding and sportsmanship among pro golfers than in any other class of professional men. They're all humble because they can look great one day and be duffers the next.

LLOYD MANGRUM
Apple Valley, Calif.
Winner, 1946 U.S.Open, 1956 L.A. Open
I had no idea. I didn't care and I didn't think that way. I guess I wanted to be a millionaire. Still do. However, I grew up in Dallas, Texas, and I did have a vague notion of becoming a rancher. But at 14 I wanted to be a golfer and I've been in golf ever since.

JOE CAMPBELL
Anderson, Ind.
National Collegiate Golf Champion
My home town, Anderson, is a great basketball town, and, like most kids around today, I first wanted to be a basketball star. What I'm studying today is the inevitable follow-up of my early ambition. I'm at Purdue University, studying to be a teacher and an athletic coach.

MIKE SOUCHAK
Durham, N.C.
Winner of the Houston and Texas Opens
I never wanted to be anything but a golfer. My earliest recollections are of the golf course at Berwick, Pa., my home town. I started playing at 6. When I was 10, my score was under 100. At 16 I could occasionally break 80 and finished third in a Penn State tournament.

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