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KLE.TiEr-% I Rvh'i'L?-V/P IM THE. SHIfl? riElCOCK TOVR ???G-??? , AB?V7 TO /*?AK?- A flf-'ASSEv Shot C/a FINE WORK OX THE LINKS. AMERICAN GOLF PLATERS WHO AUK AT THE FRONT. ?lili: ?: :?..?. :,'s PLAT MAKES ? CRED-TARLIC ?VINCI TTNQ, KEENE, BTEWART ??!? OTHER LEADINO PLATERA Tl ush Rolf has been played In this country f ?r ;;. >i th in a di ad . it la only within the last two years thai it has begun to come into ; ; dar -? rue But ? ? rapi Ils i- the national of S? Hand now Insinuating Itself thai s ?8 la almost a houi (hold te ? B elty. The club maker la thriving mightily, for ? Inglng . f l rast - and ill s?.?is an l niblicks mean? an expensive outlay In the In plein? ntfl of tte? gol fer'a trade. The game ha I en accepted "tt thla side of iter v.nh all the enthusiasm that Ameri? cana are accustomed i" accord to a popular . ? r n ? "it. in the East, especially, it counts ? -? iy th.- thousands Al? ne tie? Hud on Btaten Island, over in (?lew-Jersey, up ili? Bound and aerosa on Long Island tte? James AJy?* i V/iMife/^ of*-"r?e- r^icc-riT kHiMMECOCK *rcrVR?>\nSNT, JapoVtto /\ddf?;e5s mar -?ali_ gam" has become universal, and ther?? If scarce? ly a country club worthy the name which has not hastened to Join the ranks. Some idea of the subtle charm lurking in golf may be gath? ered from the fact that ten years ago the St. Andrews Club was the only one that possessed a course In this country, while to-day Over two thousand organizations are devoted to the game. The summer resorts at.? beginning to advertise it as on?? of their chief attractions, and in tho mountains and at the seashore other forms of re.r, atlon have largely given way before its fascination. The extent to which the craze has bei u carried is shown by the feet the! one firm In this city alone imported G,?,???) dozen balls last season, and it will probably double that figure this year. Although It has mede such giant strides, some years must elapse before American players can hop.? to vie with their Caledonian rivals at the royal and ancient game. Golf pre-eminently requires tl?.? judgment, skill and force which only Incessent practice een give, end here, as a ml??. Ami ricen players fail. But t?tere are a number who are rapidly coming to the fore. Tl?.? recent Bhlnne. ock tournament brought out som.? capitel play, and SS the season advances the showing will be. om.? more and more credit abb?. Tyng, who won tirst place at Shinnecock, has especially distinguished himself as an amateur of brilliant qualities, and he is among the strongest candidates for the National cham? pion hip. His form is thoroughly chara? t'fistic, s.:.iom aggressive, bui ? ossi asini a force and contnl. nee that stamp him at once as a master Of the play. His vi? tory ut BhtniMCOCk was the fifth that h?? lias wo.i in tournament play this season. Foxhall Keene, of the R.xkaway Hunt Club, is a new coiner in golfing contests, but he has apparently set out to make as brilliant a reputa? tion in them as be has done in other sports to which he has given liis attenion. Th?? Shinne COCk tournament marked his debut In open meet? ings, but judged by his success in it, he should be iat:k?il with the Lading exponents of the panie in this part of the country'? He reached the final round against a field of nearly seventy competitors, and was only defeated by Tyng ??ft> r a < los?? contest. Though lacking the finish of a seasoned player, he has a clever and force? ful styl?? that amply makes up for any lack of form. His approach shots are marvellous in their BCCUraV y, while his driving, thouach vari? able, is of ?? sort that betokens an unusual apti? tude for the game. His sudden rise from ob? scurity to prominence as a golfer makes him a central figure on the links just now, and his future play will be watched with the dosest interest. \V. c. Stewart Is another crack whose proml nen<?e in recent tourneys has been noteworthy. Stewart has but recently come to this country JAHC5 RARKV C/.PTAIM OPTH6 RICH -MOflD COVlNTy C0L.F-CLV8 SUME GOLF PLAYERS OF PROMINENCE.