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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - September 3, 1968, Darmstadt, Hesse5pumbr 3, i960 the stars and stripes Page 21 browsing i a Benny everybody loves a Winner or so the old saying Goon. But wha labout the poor patsies shut occasionally achieve a Pinnacle of Success with a major upset they have their faithful Loo. But there s one difference. The latter Are the Stock by you hell or High water Type while the former majority take Delight in jumping the Fence. 1 bad year then there s sure to be a lot of ribbing. Dodger fans arc an excellent eat Nile. The switchers far outnumber the fighters Inthis Nock of the Woods Bat there Are still some die hards thai refuse to Budge and i have to tip my hat. Happen to Admire the Guy or Gal that really Sticks by his or hers. Sometimes that s rough too. If your club happens to be having hooting for underdogs of course there s also the individual sports Follower thai use nationality As a basis for picking favourites. One example we know quite Well let the Giry be of hungarian extraction no matter How far removed from the Homeland and this Ottimer will Back him to he i. Needless to say Veteran pro golfer Julius Boros gives him plenty of chances to Crow. That s my Type of fan there s also the Alma water to furnish a basis for being a if you Don t have one then Root for the state or nationality As i mentioned a moment ago. Sports fortunately in t like politics an you can Root for the Man and not the party. 1 had an extremely interesting argument last summer while indie states on vacation in regards to this situation. A candidate for the Virginia House wanted to throw everybody off his party Tea that did t follow the political manager. I countered pick your players on Merit not party. Nuff said. Elder latest Golf personality speaking of rooting for individuals the Golf world seems to be cornering the Market on new personalities that Are stealing Large portion of the galleries from the old pros. First there was the Down to Earth Lee Trevino then Friendly and roly poly Bob Murphy. But the one that really caught my Eye was Lee elder a 33-year-old Rookie of the pea forget the split argument tour. Elder is More than just a hot new Prospect. One of his goals isto become the first big negro Golf Star and if recent performances can serve As a yardstick he can make the Grade the Road to Success so far has Bee rough but one tends to forget with Success. Elder achieved that to a extent in explosive fashion on National television recently when he carried the renowned Jack Mckins to five extra holes before losing a sudden death playoff for he american Golf classic top honors at Akron Ohio. Elder created More than just a Ripple of excitement when recollected one Birdie and four pars under extreme pressure against the big Bear a Long established Star before losing. But the second place Check of $12,187 boosted his earnings at the time to $26.920 with Money finishes in 14 of his first 18 a Hacker who has t played for 15 years i la Trade the typewriter for that any Day Model for youngsters elder s Success Story can serve As a Model for Many youngsters of both races even if he did disobey his Mother to play a game she did t like and thought would keep him away from Home too much she still has t seen him started Caddy ing at the age of 12 in Dallas moved to los Angeles and finally settled in Washington five years ago. In the meantime he did some Odd things at Golf to make a Buck. As his reputation grew he had to give Odd Ball handicaps to get a i played on Only one foot another time i played on my Knees and once i played in a rain suit in 95-Dcgrcc Sunshine. I Shota 38 for nine holes on one leg and a 41 on my Knees when i was Able to drive the bail about 185 Yards. 1 never lost a Handicap yet he reports. Sometimes an opponent outsmarted himself by asking elder to play Cross handed which is his natural style. They thought it was a Handicap Lee smiling his first tournament As a 16-year-old older lost to former heavyweight boxing Champion Joe Louis in the finals of the United avoid doubled up of Darrell Boner s hard smash Toomet third a Emma Bob Bhairo. The Effort by Webb was in a i. The Umpire u Rafidy mrs. S8 a b

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