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��Golfing at Home

THE aiiixiri'iitly lei- surely K"'"!*" ot golf doesn't consist mereK' in "knocking a i)ill around a ten-acre lot," as ex-Presi- dent Roosevelt is credite with having described it. Furthermore, the game doesn't need to match well with special clothing, shoes.clubs, cocktails, pro- fessional instructors and similar adornments. It is now possible to bring it into the home and have the family play it without being decked out in sport shirts.

Indeed, the indoor game is the next best thing to the outdoor game itself. It is said to parallel accurately all the characteristics of an out- door course, and afford true putting practice. It can be playetl on any rug or carpet of good size.

The pla\er starts off with a mashie shot from a felt tee over a bunker. After holing out, the next stroke is through a low a n d n a r r o w hazard calling fori)erfect <lirec- tion to the tirst disk.

The disk is so constructed that a ball will enter from any angle with only a slight amount of resistance; but once in, it cannot roll out again. The three disks, hazard and hole are easily turned around, so as to face the ball. Should a ball be played against the out- side walls of the hazard, it will be de- flected sharply to one side but will not roll beyond the edge of the rug.

���Every drive is registered in yards by this machine for teaching beginners in golf

��Devices for teaching

special golf-strokes at home have been in- \entcd almost without number. One of the latest is a machine which has been in- \ cnted to teach scien- tific driving.

The diagram explains the working of the golfer's "first aid." It is a ball mounted on a ball- laaring shaft. It has

all the fascination of a roulette wheel

and your dri\e is registered on the

calibrated dial.

A plunger-spring set

brings the ball to rest

enables the pla\-er to

frequently as he wishes.

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��the floor all tee'd" and drive off as

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