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October 18, 2008

Rub of the Green: Taking memory lane back to world of golf in 1958

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Australian Peter Thompson claimed his fourth British Open title during a five-year period.

His win at Hoylake allowed him to join only eight other players to win the Claret Jug four times.

In women’s professional golf Patty Berg won the last of a record 15 major championships when she captured the Women’s Western Open title.

Mickey Wright would win her first major championship and go on to add a dozen more. Wright was believed by many to have golf’s best swing among men or women.

Gary Player won the Kentucky Derby Open for his first win on the PGA Tour. At that time he was 22 years old. He would later be recognized as one of golf’s “Big Three” joining Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus with that designation.

• Congratulations to Chris Cassell for his sparkling 68 in the annual Interclub Match and a tip of the hat to the Hulman Links squad as they secured “bragging rights” for the coming season.

Kudos are due to North’s Rachel Welker and South’s Sloane Engle for qualifying for the Indiana High School Golf Finals. It’s never easy to achieve, but it’s always an outstanding feat as well as a learning experience.

• Tip of the week — Stay down on your putts, don’t come up and out of the position you were in when you stroked the ball. Don’t even follow the ball with your eyes; just listen for the sound of the ball falling into the cup.

Well, that’s the - 30- mark for this columnist for our 19th season. Keep your head down and your shoestrings tied. Maybe, just maybe we can tee it up for one more golf season.

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