during his early career and said that he had taken the great English
champion as a model for keeping control of himself. The Haig and Trevino were
similar characters in many respects and both achieved remarkable
success with inelegant but extremely effective swings, although
Walter’s was by no means as reliable, particularly off the tee. His
action was described as ‘starting with a sway, ending with a lunge’
but, like Trevino, he had remarkable powers of recovery; “a
veritable wizard with the pitch”, as Bobby Jones put it - and he was
a deadly putter.
The day chosen for the game at Moseley could not have been worse for
me. Both Charlie and I were going over for the Irish Open at Malone,
Belfast and I was to play in an international match on the Tuesday.
Had we not been involved in the match with the Americans we would
have travelled over the weekend to have Monday as a practise day for