The Golf Gods Abandon H. H. Hilton
When the Golf Gods favor
you, there is never a doubt, when they don't favor you........
||The American Golfer, August
The first match of the first round was between
Mr. Hilton and Mr. John N. Stearns, 2d, of the Nassau Country Club, and a very
extraordinary game it was. Mr. Hilton won the first two holes, but he played the
short downhill downhill third, where the green lies far below the teeing ground,
very badly and lost it, and although he halved the next he zigzagged across the
course from rough to rough in doing it. Mr. Hilton was not playing the true
Hilton game by any means ; only a shadowy representation of it. His driving was
wayward and his putting was better for his opponent than for himself.
He is a
golfer of splendid temperament, but he was fretting a little at the slowness of
the match. On the other hand, the American, while rarely brilliant, displayed a
fine capacity for making up for previous losses in the neighborhood of the
green. Yet the Englishman was 2 up at the turn. In the last half, however, he
fairly let his hold on his opponent slip. There are not so many bunkers at La
Boulie as at most courses where championships are played, but Mr. Hilton
encountered some of them that he should not have done, and the slow, thought-ful
game of the young man from New York paved the way to a hard victory established
on the green in the valley at the seventeenth hole.
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