Golf: Make Mine Aluminum

Like most duffers, Henry Hook tried everything. He bought Jack Nicklaus golf clubs, Arnold Palmer golf gloves and Ben Hogan golf shoes; he memorized Gary Player's Positive Golf, watched Dow Finsterwald's Golf Tips on TV, and visited a Sam Snead Driving Range three times a week. He used balls with rubber centers, steel centers and liquid centers, switched from a cash-in putter to a bull's-eye putter to a mallet-head putter. And he still couldn't break 100. "I don't understand it," he complained. "I played worse last year than the year before, and worse the year before than the year before...

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