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SENIOR SET HAS A BALL

Feb. 09, 1959
Feb. 09, 1959

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Feb. 9, 1959

Powerboat Results
Sputnik
Spectacle
On Buying Boats
Strange Ships
Boxing
Horse Racing
Track
Nature
Food
Golf
Baseball
Whither The Cup?
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

SENIOR SET HAS A BALL

The Bearded Buffalo Bill of golf on the left (actually Bill Jelliffe of Denver) and 273 other veteran golfers who last week trekked down to Dunedin, Fla. for the annual PGA Seniors championship had themselves a high old time. They came to shoot for the Teacher's Trophy, $10,000 in prizes and an all-expense-paid trip to England this summer for a playoff with the British Seniors champion. Grabbing the bill for all this fun was 58-year-old Ronald Teacher, an occasional golfer and ardent yachtsman who is commodore of the Royal Clyde Yacht Club and the director of William Teacher & Sons, Ltd. Early in the tournament Teacher, an amiable sort, was prevailed upon by a far-seeing publicity man who sought to overcome the problem of early deadlines to pose with the eight potential trophy winners below. The pictures were then shipped out days ahead of the finish. Very neat. But the eventual champion, sad to say, is not included. Willie Goggin, 52, of San Jose, Calif, superstitiously declined to pose, then went out and won the tournament by a single stroke.

This is an article from the Feb. 9, 1959 issue Original Layout

Sweetest note of all was struck by Bill Jelliffe, 62, who scored a hole in one during the first day of competition.

Seventeen National golf championships, American and British, have been won by this memorable group of Dunedin Seniors: Jock Hutchison, Charles McKenna, Harry Schwab, Al Watrous, Billie Burke, Gene Sarazen and Freddie McLeod.

TWO PHOTOSCARROLL BISSONPHOTOCARROLL BISSONJUST IN CASE, TEACHER HONORS JACK ISAACS (TIED FOR 13TH)PHOTOCARROLL BISSONJACK RYAN, WHO ALSO TIED FOR 13TH, FINGERS THE TROPHYPHOTOCARROLL BISSONTHEN LELAND GIBSON (2ND), AS GEORGE FERRIER LOOKS ONPHOTOCARROLL BISSONNEXT COMES DICK METZ (6TH), AS WILLIE WHELAN LOOKS ONPHOTOCARROLL BISSONAL HUSKE (26TH) RECEIVES HIS TURN IN THE LET'S PRETENDPHOTOCARROLL BISSONWARMING UP, TEACHER NOW AWARDS CLARENCE DOSER (5TH)PHOTOCARROLL BISSONA SMILE AND A TROPHY FOR CO-RUNNER-UP PAUL RUNYANPHOTOCARROLL BISSONA FINAL TAKE IS WITH DENNY SHUTE, ANOTHER RUNNER-UP