EAST FAREWELL NEWS
Thursday, August 21, 1958 Vol. C686
3RD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT IS A BIG HIT
East Farewell – The 3rd annual East Farewell Golf Tournament took place over the weekend and drew a very large crowd that had many locals as well as many out of towners. The tournament had several big names present. Ken Venturi, Tommy Bolt and Doug Ford were on hand and local pros Will Heart and Art Fox were on the tees. Golf legend Bobby Jones, who helped designed the course was on hand for the opening and officially opened the tournament. Once again Town Council president, Tom Conally and local businessman Charles Wentz from the Lost Oasis as well as many of the members of the Reese Farms Club rounded out the field.
The tournament started on Friday and in a new, more extended format this year, each foursome played six rounds. This was increased from last year’s four rounds each. The heat was again a factor this year prompting many to suggest that the whole tournament be moved to earlier in the year. Traditionally, “golf season” has been in the spring with the playing of the Masters and the US Open. One reason the East Farewell Tournament has been scheduled in August is because of the huge spectator turnout with all the families visiting for vacation. Surprisingly, most of the criticism has come from the fans, most of the players have not commented either way. Regardless, the tournament has taken place in August for the last three years and club president, Jim Gauge says there is no consideration of it being changed.
The heat did not seem to have any effect on the players and the course was in excellent condition thanks to the loving care from head grounds master, Stanley Pupeck. The greens were fast and clean and the fairways were wide and very lush.
Ken Venturi took an early lead with a -5 followed by Ford with a -4 in the first round. Tommy Bolt came on strong in the final round scoring a record -7 and it ended up with a three playoff between Bolt and Ford. Doug Ford was able to clinch the win with a magnificent 20 foot putt on the last hole of the playoff. Local winner was Earl Grant coming in with a -1 and the first hole in one in course history on the third hole in the third round, amazing.
The crowd was very respectful but the enormous numbers made for a tight fit around the course and several times the crowds were parted with errant shots by players. Everything was taken in stride and there were no incidences. The tournament once again was a big hit and will probably remain a summer attraction for years to come.
The beautiful 18th green on Reese Farms
TRAVELERS START LONG ROAD TRIP WITH A WIN
Albany – The Travelers have started their longest road trip in six years and they came up with a win against the Albany Senators, 6-4 on Saturday. The win on the road was a good sign for the Travelers and extend their winning streak to five and push them back into a third place tie with Monticello. Winning on the road is going to be needed if the Travelers have any hope of climbing back into the pennant race.
Billy Green took the mound on Saturday and pitched a very strong game giving up only 4 runs, 6 hits (one homer), 3 walks and a hit batter. The offense was consistent throughout the game evenly spreading out the scoring with two runs in the second, on in the fourth and fifth and two in the eighth. Dale Dunham has quietly put together a six game hitting streak and was able to come up with two on Saturday including a RBI in the eighth. Johnny Cloos added to his homerun totals with another blast in the second, driving in two runs. On the Senators side pitcher, Dave Parelli, pitched a good game allowing seven hits but was hampered by a lackluster defense that gave up four errors accounting for three Travelers runs. Senator slugger Frank Gentile crushed one of Green’s mistakes that brought a little life into the team’s offense but was not enough to push them over the top.
The Travelers move on to Bear Creek next week in a night game with the Cubs. The game brings at 7:05PM in the Cubs ballpark. The Cubs are currently in fourth place but their big slugger, Nick Doyle, has been sidelined with a cut hand and is questionable to play next week.
US & BRITS TO STOP NUKE TESTING – APPEALS COURT GRANTS FAUBUS INTEGRATION STAY – JUPITER-C ROCKET BLASTS OFF BUT NO ORBIT – TERRORISTS STRIKE FRANCE FOR ALGERIAN INDEPENDENCE
The United States and Great Britain offer to halt testing of nuclear weapons for a year beginning October 31 if the Soviet Union will enter into negotiations to establish a worldwide inspection system.
The Little Rock School Board is granted 30 days by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to carry its fight against resumption of integration to the Supreme Court. Gov. Orval Faubus calls an emergency session next week of the Arkansas State Legislature to try to block further racial integration at Central High School.
From Cape Canaveral – A Jupiter-C rocket blazes aloft carrying the Army’s Explorer V satellite toward a possible orbit far out in space, but later failed to put its Explorer V satellite into orbit.
Gangs of terrorist saboteurs struck with torch and bombs across France and in Algeria in a fanatic outburst of campaigning for Algerian independence.
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Published by JD Carroll