Sport: Johnny on the Mountain

Once upon a time in the city of San Francisco, a five-year-old boy named Johnny Miller was given a sawed-off golf club that became a kind of magic wand. His father Larry was a first-rate amateur player who could have been a teaching pro. Instead, he made his career with RCA as a cable traffic supervisor and concentrated his tutorial talents on his children. He showed Johnny how to hold the club, then sent him to the basement to hit ball after ball into a canvas backdrop. After two years, Johnny began to take...

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