carding to Walter J. Travis, the grand
old man of the links.
Having unbosomed himself of the
foregoing statistics the Metropolitan
champion settled back in his easy
chair and gave vent to expert obser
vations, gathered during 20 years
active service in the Scottish pas
time, and in which time Travis has
acquired more titles than any other
player, with the possible exception
of Jerome Travers.
"The game has made tremendous!
strides in America in recent years,"
he said. "For a long time golf did
not appeal to the sport lovers. Base
ball, football and tennis had a firm
hold. I was 34 years of age before
I competed in a tournament. To me
baseball was too strenuous. Golf, I
discovered, could be played with less
"Another good thing about golf is
it can be played as well by the youth
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