Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wedneiday, July I, 1970 THE LETHBRIDOE HERAID 13 British Open Starts They've Taken Fire Out Of St. Andrews ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) A field of 134 of the world's greatest golfers tee off .today in pursuit of the 1970 British Open'golf championship and for the first time there was a chorus of voices saying that somebody is taking the fire out of the Old Course. To hear golfers beefing that the par-72 course has been softened is rather like listening to mountain climbers who say Mount Everest is a piece of cake. Yet, this is happening as t most dramatic British cham; onship in a long time pitted c render "Tony Jacklin again. Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palme IT'S MINE Chicago Cubs' catcher Ken Rudolph slams into first baseman Willie Smith as Smith grabs a pop fly off the bat of Montreal's Rusty Staub. Smith managed id hang unto the ball despite the collision. Blue Bombers Fall Alouettes Gain Win MONTREAL (CP) Mont- real Alouettes, almost re- modelled from top to bottom for the 1970 Canadian Football League season, overpowered Winnipeg Blue Bombers 27-23 in an exhibition game Tuesday night. It was the first pre-season test for both teams, last-place finishers in their respecti conferences last year. But for about fans w turned out, the balanced per formance of the new Alouett made some of the brighter pr dictions seem plausible. Montreal went ahead 17-0 the first quarter and nev looked back. The Als led 17- Howe Begins Off-Season Tour TORONTO (CP) Anyone who would bet against Gordie Howe in just about any game you care to name deserves al he can win. So it may have been with an eye to the odds that the greal winger' of Detroit Red Wings said: "I'm supposed to play a round .of golf in Winnipeg Friday against some local boys. They shouldn't have too much trouble beating me." Howe, in Toronto to open his two-week tour of th'e depart- ment store chain which hires him off-season as a sports con- sultant, exhibited a scar on his left wrist, aftermath of surgery to correct an arthritic, condition. Howe, and his sons Marty and Mark will be in Lethbridge July 14. "I've missed five tourna- ments, including the Canadian Open pro-am, so far this year because of this he said. "I just got the cast off a cou- ple of days ago and I still ha- ven't got any feeling in parts of my hand. "Fortunately, my d o c t o knows I like to play golf so 1 has given me a golfing rehabi tation scheme for my hand." OLD INJURY HURTS Howe injured the bone sever years ago playing hockey but didn't become painful until la season. "Chips were floating aroun and grating against things, eluding the bone. When the took out the chips, they also ha to cut off the end of the bone." Howe, 43, says "my contrarade in competition and would nclude junior leagues in Mani- :oba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, 3ritish' Columbia, Northern On- :ario, the Ottawa district and -he Maritimes and possibly Quebec, Dawson said. Says: Golf'i Million Dollar Winnw 'HOLD STILL' WHILE YOU PUTT While there a num- ber of perfectly valid putt- ing techniques, one thing is universal among all good putters: the body must be held almost im- mobile while making the stroke with the arms and hands. This is true even on long approach putts For this reason, I fa- vor a relatively wide 37 stance. A narrow stance could lead to swaying which is fatal to any putt. It's also easier to keep your body from raising or lowering during the stroke if your stance is fairly wide. Regardless of your putting style, "green" work will be good by not moving your body as you swing.