Akahoshi Competes

A feature of the Metropolitan (New York) amateur Golf Championship was the exhibition put up by hefty (he weighs 200 pounds) Rokuro Akahoshi from the isles of Japan.

'Tis true that he did not win the event. 'Tis likewise true that he did not come anywhere near winning it. Nevertheless, he put up a remarkably fine game.

Twenty-five years of age is he, and rumor has it, a distant relative of the Heaven-born ruler of Japan. He took up golf but four years ago and in that period...

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