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Goodman was good

I saw in this morning's paper (June 10) that under Morning Briefing, you noted that Johnny Goodman won the U.S. Open in 1933, the last amateur to do so.

I was given the opportunity of playing several rounds of golf at the Royal Calcutta Country Club with Goodman while stationed in India. He had the best game on and around the greens that I have ever encountered. He played just about every tee and fairway shot with a slight draw. He had almost the same build and swing as Jimmy DeMaret.

Goodman beat Bobby Jones head-to-head at Pebble Beach during another tournament.

I was a member at Rogue Valley Country Club a long time; also worked at the pro shop under Ron Caperna and Jim Wise.