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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER ON PUTTING
August 30, 1954
Poet Carl Sandburg, 76, sometime Illinoisan, sometime Michigander, sometime folk songster, now lives in Flat Rock, N.C. and hankers for more golf.
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August 30, 1954

Pulitzer Prize Winner On Putting

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Poet Carl Sandburg, 76, sometime Illinoisan, sometime Michigander, sometime folk songster, now lives in Flat Rock, N.C. and hankers for more golf.

SANDBURGISMS:
Putt with both eyes on the ball and the club stroking the ball.
Then listen for the clupp-clupp of the ball dropping into the cup.
If one eye is on the ball and the other eye on the cup while putting, eyestrain develops.
Be-cool when you putt, cool as a cube of Cumberland cucumber, cool as a contented cow in green pastures, cool as the crisscross of frost on a windowpane in zero weather.
Good putters talk to the ball and tell it where to go, talking in a monotonously low tone only the ball can hear.
Grant and Lee were both good putters, so was Napoleon.
Pleasant thoughts help while putting.
Putting is related to marksmanship and an instinct for controls and targets.
Annie Oakley would have made a good putter.
Where good driving is superb oratory, good putting is effective whispering.
A soft answer turneth away wrath.

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