Sport: Rationing to the Rescue?

For two years manufacturers have pleaded with golfers to turn in old balls for reprocessing, because prewar stocks were exhausted, synthetics no good. Results: negligible.

The situation looked desperate last week to the National Golf Foundation, which urged a ball-rationing scheme on the 2,200 U.S. golf pros. For each old ball turned in, the golfer would get a ration coupon for future delivery of a reprocessed one. No coupon, no ball. The N.G.F. balefully added: no balls, no golf.


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