San Antonio Light Newspaper Archives Jul 22 1973, Page 31

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San Antonio Light (Newspaper) - July 22, 1973, San Antonio, Texas Ai Lihach looks Back at 63 years of Golf by Johnny Janes a one hour conversation Willi George Aulbach executive Secretary of the Soult Lern Texas Section of he professional golfers association is a study of 63 years of history in the Ever changing world of Golf. Aulbach now 72 years old but Al limes still a dangerous opponent on the Golf course he Hart the 2ih Holo in on of his career last Sils it his desk at Pecan Valley Golf club where he Lias handled pea business affairs for eight years and Lime flies for the listener As the old pro carries him from the time of Hickory shafts and Gutta Percha balls to the present Carbon Graphite Era. Those 63 years witnessed so Many changes in Golf courses Golf equipment and golfers themselves that even Aulbach a native of Massachusetts with Scot ancestry who became i adopted texan Many years ago. Wonders How it All happened in so few years. Golf was t a game for the masses when George Aulbach was introduced to the sport at the age of 9 As a Caddy at a Boston course located near his residence nor did the players take the casual approach to it that they do now. Al thai Lime you never saw anybody playing Golf without a Aulbach recalled. For carrying clubs for those gentlemen and searching out Halls knocked into the rough George and his fellow caddies were paid 25 cents per round. There sometimes was a Nickel lip if the Caddy found All the balls his Iran walloped out of the fair ways. That was considered big Money in those he Ridden. At that time a Well equipped golfer carried six clubs at the most so the Schoolboy caddies weren t overloaded. There was one Wood either a Driver or a mid Iron. A Mashie a Mashio Niblick a Niblick and a Putter. Later were to come the Trassie the Cleek and specially clubs such As Irons for playing out of the rough or water All of this Many years before the a event of numbered Woods at the Lime most of the golfers were swatting Gutta Percha balls that were made of a gum like substance. One of their qualities taught the Young Aulbach that there was Side Money to be made from Polf and this led to his career As a professional although this was not known at tin1 Lime. Gulia Porcha balls could be Cut easily hut a few of us kids Learned Early that they child be healed and rolled Back into Aulbach said his eyes twinkling. We would search out lost balls in the rough or get ilium out of Iho water Roll them Back round in our hands re paint Linn by killing them in paint held in our hands and Ihen soil them for As High As 20 cents Little time the imaginative Scot needed i talc Lime to figure nut that this could be a More profitable business if others continued on i Ageg a san Antonio Light first in Texas Community 5eiwice sunday july 22, 1973 1-c major Lague baseball. Pro Golf results. Janes tee to Guyle Hayes Rowling. Fred Maly s on doors. .page4-c .pagc6-c Page 7-c Page 9-c Page 10-c. Morton inks Dallas pact thousand Oaks Calif. Up Craig Morton who a week ago walked out of the Dallas training Camp asking to be traded returned Satur Day to sign a three year con tract and resume his Battle with Roger staubach for the cowboys no 1 quarterback ing spot. I m Happy to be part of the team said mor ton. "1 can just say i m very Happy with the terms of the contract. There was a Lack of communication for awhile but once the ice was broken things worked out very sports on to sunday sports Challenge . Longwood Tennis . 9 Canadian football Cal Gary is. a . Bullfights, Tennis . 5 . Women s Golf open . Virgil roller games 4 . Jim Thomas . Tuesday tie baseball world of Joe Garagiola 7 . All Star baseball game from Kansas cily . Morton had originally planned to Fly from los an Geles to Dallas saturday and hold a news conference on his arrival Home. But Dallas coach Tom l a n d r y called Morton Friday night to initiate the settlement. Morton was the second Cowboy Veteran to be lured Back to Camp in less than a week after making retire ment noises. Defensive tackle Bob Lilly a Veteran of 12 years had planned to announce his retirement thursday in Dallas hut Cowboy general manager Tex s c h r m flew Cross country wednesday night to talk Lilly out of q u i 11 i n g Lilly went Back to California with Schramm and is now taking part in workouts. Morton had one year left on his old contract but had wanted a new three year pact based on his performance last season during which he replaced the injured stau Bach at quarterback and led the cowboys into the super bowl playoffs for the seventh straight year. When he left Camp last week he asked Schramm to Trade him and indicated he was willing to retire if a Trade could not be worked out. Morton s return to Camp left Only one Veteran left out of Dave Man Ders. The nine year Veteran Center is involved in a con tract dispute with Dallas and has told club officials he has officially retired. Schramm has said that if Manders decides to untre the cowboys will Fine Manders 3300 a Day from the beginning of training Camp. Hank Aaron is shown ripping out the 700th Home run of his career saturday. Atlanta up Henry Aaron became the second player in the history of major league baseball to reach the 700th Homer plateau with a third inning drive into the left Field scats saturday night but the Philadelphia Phillies scored three runs in the lop of the sixth to heat the at Lanta braves 8-4. Aaron s Homer a. Two run smash into the Loftfield seats in the third inning was the 27th of the season for the 39 year old Atlanta outfielder and gave the braves a 1-2, Lead before cheering fans. The Homer left Aaron just 14 shy of babe Ruth s career record and held up the game momentarily while the crowd gave Aaron a standing ova Toro by Ray Evans quarterback Luz Pedraza threw touchdown passes to Don Burrell and Roger Gill and defensive end Clarence Miles scooped up an okla homa City Fumble and sprinted five Yards for an other score saturday night As the san Antonio Toros scored 20 Points in the final two min utes to defeat the wranglers 26-17. The late heroics which 0 7 10 Tori 000 7t-1i Oce. 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