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WITH PIVOT AND DIVOT THE KIDS SHOW HOW

June 29, 1959
June 29, 1959

Table of Contents
June 29, 1959

Strange Sounds
Acknowledgments
Nobody Hits It
37 Men
Spectacle
  • Connecticut's most imposing house pet gives a thrilling demonstration of the flight characteristics of the golden eagle

Harness Racing
Food
Horse Racing
Horse Shows
Motor Sports
Field Training: Part II
The Peacemakers
  • The famous old Colt revolver should have died quietly 50 years ago, but today it is making more noise than ever as a gaudy TV gun and a dependable companion piece of American sportsmen

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

WITH PIVOT AND DIVOT THE KIDS SHOW HOW

Only the uninitiated think golf is just a matter of hitting a white ball into a small hole. Any real golfer knows as soon as he learns to tee up with one hand that this is a sport of form and appearance, too. When 239 youngsters arrived at the Dubs-dread Country Club in Orlando, Fla. for the 13th annual National Pee Wee Golf Tournament, they showed a firm understanding of this principle. From the hand-on-hip, leg-crossed stance so necessary for watching an opponent's shot to the sweeping follow-through with eyes riveted on the flag to the high shine gleaming from stylish black-and-white spiked shoes, the 3-to-16-year-olds displayed their mastery of golf's fine points. The lowest score was a fine 36-hole 1-under-par round by Larry Sears of Waycross, Ga. to win the Senior Pee Wee Championship, but 8-year-old Ben Hogan Perry, with a nine-hole 66, and Heidi Bauer Hagge, 4, daughter of Professional Golfer Alice Bauer Hovey, with a two-hole 38, provided the big-name attractions.

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Did losing his class bother Ben Perry? Not much. His shots strayed, but he could be content, knowing that he looked every inch a golfer.

Classical waiting pose is struck by Jack Debbs, 6, as he watches opponent Eddie Pearce, 6, hitting an iron. Eddie won his class with a five-hole total of 31.

Kindergarten-age cutie Cindy Davis won girls' 3-to-5-year class by breezing through two holes in 12 strokes. Julius (Little Joe) Capri was an 8-to-9 also-ran.

Ben Hogan Perry, born while Big Ben Hogan was visiting Perry's Memphis golf pro father, found the Pee Wee tough, lost in his class by a whopping 24 strokes.

Formful fairway shot is delivered by Dennis Hurley, 6, who came from Covington, Ky. to play in his division of the National Pee Wee; 11 states were represented.

National Pee Wee titles went to chic 12-year-old Roberta Albers of Tampa, defending champion, who had a 77-83, and Bill Dudley, also of Tampa, with a 78-82.

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