Sport: Golf at Any Price

Partial relief for a war-shortage headache was prescribed in Washington last week: WPB approved the manufacture of some 500,000 dozen new golf balls with synthetic (neoprene) rubber centers. (Tests showed that the new balls were 15 yards short of the real thing on a 225-yd. drive.) It was a drop in the bucket compared to the yearly peacetime output of 3,000,000 dozen, but it would help.

The nation's 6,000,000 golfers were knee-deep in rationing and reclamation. At Chicago's Exmpor Country Club, Pro Ed Stupple allowed members one reprocessed ball for each two rounds...

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