Bill Goldbeck, 57, celebrates this month his 25th anniversary as the professional at the Mount Kisco, N.Y. Country Club. Although never a Hogan when it came to tournaments, Bill's career almost parallels that of the rise of U.S. golf. He began caddying 47 years ago. He was a pro at 16, making his own irons from broom handles and pieces of discarded water pipe. His woods were made from a hickory stick and a faced block. Two of the more notable pupils in his teaching career were Thomas E. Dewey and Lowell Thomas. Bill's most unusual hole: Daytona Beach, 1931, when one man of a foursome shot a hole in one, Goldbeck had a deuce, the third man parred the par three hole and the fourth man shot a four. Says Bill, "I want to play as long as the good Lord will let me."
GEORGE VAN ORDEN
George M. Van Orden, a 15-year-old high school junior from Triangle, Va. and the son of George O. Van Orden, a retired Marine general, raised U.S. hopes for the Olympics by setting four national records in winning the National Rifle Championship, junior division, in the matches last month at Camp Perry, Ohio. In addition to being a smallbore master, George surprised riflemen everywhere by posting superb scores in the Presidents Cup and Wimbledon Cup matches. He is also the first junior to win the rating of master on scores fired in the National High Velocity championships.