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The Question: How do you feel about mixed foursomes in golf?

Aug. 13, 1956
Aug. 13, 1956

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Aug. 13, 1956

Brooklyn's Money Men
Spectacle
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Wonderful World Of Sport
Boating
Horses
Acknowledgments
X-Ray
Sports Of The Presidents
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Mr. Caper
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

The Question: How do you feel about mixed foursomes in golf?

MRS. SAMUEL HALE
Dominican Republic
Wife of the U.S. military aide
I love to play in mixed foursomes. Furthermore, the men love to take us along. We're not so bad. We can offer enough competition to make a match interesting to the men. Men have often told me that they like to see women on the golf course because it adds color to the links.

This is an article from the Aug. 13, 1956 issue

LINDA BUSCH
Dania, Fla.
Queen of the Dania
Tomato Festival
Women shouldn't embarrass their husbands by asking to be included in their golf. They don't play well enough and are outclassed. I don't like to do anything unless I can do it well. But I'm only 16. When I become older and a better golfer, maybe I'll feel differently.

JOHN E. McAULIFFE
Plainfield, N.J. and Palm Beach
Industrialist
Foursome was the original game of golf. Four contestants alternate strokes with two balls. I've staged a mixed foursome for 21 years at the Everglades Club in Palm Beach. The best male amateurs were paired with the best lady amateurs. This year we'll stage it at Boca Raton.

JACK SHAW
Pound Ridge, N.Y.
Inn owner
They're great. I just love to hear that admiring "Gee-e-e" from the distaff side when I tee off with a 260-yard drive. Also, when your golf partner happens to be your life partner, you can give the weekend chores of cutting the lawn or painting the fence to the hired man who needs the dough, anyway.

MRS. FRANK G. CLEMENT
Dickson, Tenn.
Wife of the governor
That's so silly to ask a woman. Don't you know that all women would rather play golf with men than just compete among themselves? But I have one exception. If the men are really serious about their score in golf, the women should encourage them to play among themselves.

BUCK ROGERS
Ciudad Trujillo
General manager
El Embajador Hotel
The golf course is a man's last refuge. Or it used to be. I prefer playing with men because they are more serious about the game and are more evenly matched. My wife Queta prefers playing with women, because she says women don't take the game seriously, as men do.

MRS. ROBERT TRENT JONES
Montclair, N.J.
It's an institution that helps to keep a family together. Families that play together and pray together stay together. I have to pray when I play golf. I like the foursome, where a man and woman alternate strokes. That gives my partner a chance to correct my stroke.

MRS. LUCIUS D. CLAY
New York City
There should be no question about mixed foursomes in golf. Generally, the men should do what they would like on the golf course. I'm sure that they enjoy occasional mixed foursomes, which are wonderful mixers. If the men become slightly bored, they can have a side game with each other.

LIEUT. GENERAL CHARLES B. STONE
USAF, Commander
Continental Air Command
They're the best thing for duffers my age. I look forward to a certain match. Both of the gals are knockouts. One is my wife. She plays in the nineties. I'm not much better. The other, Mrs. Roy, is a whiz; and her husband, Emil, shoots in the seventies. I wish we could lick them.

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