Table of Contents

March 11, 1957

THE MODERN FUNDAMENTALS OF GOLF BY BEN HOGAN 9
In the first of five lessons, the greatest golfer of our time discusses the basic grip which, he says, can help the average player reach the 70s. With HERBERT WARREN WIND, and drawings by ANTHONY RAVIELLI

SPECTACLE: PATTERNS ON HARDWOOD 20
Basketball as you've never seen it, in four pages of COLOR pictures by HY PESKIN with text by JEREMIAH TAX

NOR HEAT NOR RAIN STAYS THE RITES OF SPRING 34
In all kinds of southern weather sweating rookies are again trying to steal jobs from the old warriors of baseball

SKIING'S HIGH-FLYING HOLMENKOLLEN 46
The big jump IN COLOR by DAVID MOORE, the big week in Oslo by the Footloose Sportsman, HORACE SUTTON

BOLD RULER—AND A WESTERNER—RUN TO FAME 52
From Hialeah and Santa Anita WHITNEY TOWER and JAMES MURRAY assess Saturday's classics

BASEBALL'S LEGAL UMBRELLA IS LEAKING 54
That's the meaning of the Supreme Court decision which ruled pro football subject to the antitrust laws. GERALD HOLLAND analyzes the issues facing baseball and other professional sports

EXCALIBUR: THE STEELHEAD 58
The great game fish of the Pacific Coast, brilliant and wild, is memorably portrayed by PAUL O'NEIL

THE DEPARTMENTS

•COMING EVENTS 6
•HOTBOX 7
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 25
•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 31
•SCOREBOARD 41
•FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR 43
•SNOW PATROL 44
•THE 19TH HOLE 67
•PAT ON THE BACK 68

Acknowledgments on page 43

COVER: BEN HOGAN

Drawing by Anthony Ravielli

The concentration and dedication shown here have helped make Ben Hogan one of the greatest athletes of modern times. But Hogan is more than an athlete; he also is a scientist, a man who has analyzed the game of golf as no one ever has before. For the happy result, see page 9.

THREE PHOTOS

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE:

SHOULD TENNIS BE OPEN—OR SHUT?
Richard Phelan presents Pro Champ Pancho Gonzales and William F. Talbert tells why amateurs should be allowed to play him

THE RED WINGS' GREAT WINGS
A look at Lindsay and Howe, top-scoring combination in hockey after a decade

PLUS THE SECOND LESSON BY BEN HOGAN: ON STANCE AND POSTURE

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)