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for beginners and veterans alike

Dec. 24, 1956
Dec. 24, 1956

Table of Contents
Dec. 24, 1956

Table of Contents
Spectacle
Preview
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Events & Discoveries
  • A CREDIT TO THE GAME, HERB AND LEW, VIC AND KEN, FRIENDS OF ART LARSEN, GEORGE BREEN AND THE NON PARTICIPATING AUDIENCE, A NEW GOLF HAZARD, MOSEY KING'S LAST DAY

  • It has been 10 years since the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants, once the powers of pro football, reached the championship playoff. Now they meet again, and, though the cast has changed, the plot is more exciting than ever

Scouting Reports
Los Angeles Golf
A Fender, A Poem
The Ferrari
Sporting Look
1956 Silver Anniversary All-America
Snow Patrol
Acknowledgments
The Ball
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

for beginners and veterans alike

Shortly before she died the unforgettable Babe wrote the following for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED on her feeling for the game she loved the best:

This is an article from the Dec. 24, 1956 issue Original Layout

Golf is always for pleasure. A great many people who play it are apt to forget that. Their forgetfulness is understandable, because there never was a game that could compare with golf's amazing ability to make a person search for lower and lower scores and for perfection in shotmaking. The average golfer's desire to improve his or her game is certainly laudable, as long as the golfer keeps a sense of proportion. A weekend golfer whose business is not golf should not go at the game as if it were work. People who make their living at golf must necessarily give it all they have, but people for whom it is a recreation should treat it as a recreation.

This is not to say that some application is not necessary for even the weekend golfer. I think it is a darn good idea for every golfer to attempt to play the game as well as his or her natural talents allow. With this in mind you must make provision to do some practicing to approach your shots seriously, to try to get around in the lowest number of strokes and to outplay your opponent in a match. All this is fine, as long as you approach your goals in golf with the proper spirit and do not try to attain unattainable goals. If you do, you are denying yourself the basic reward of this wonderful game which is the rare enjoyment it provides.

from BABE ZAHARIAS

TWO PHOTOSILLUSTRATION

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