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October 7, 2001 | PHILIP REED, Philip Reed last wrote for the magazine about working as a car salesman
Mike Austin's golf swing first appears in a flickering black-and-white film clip. He's a young man, wearing plus fours, his long hair flying as he lays into the ball. In the film's next segment his hair is white, and he sports a thin mustache as he drills laser-like iron shots. Finally, he's in his 70s, crushing balls at a local driving range, the crowd cheering wildly as he launches each shot at the same trajectory, as if firing the balls from a mortar.
January 29, 1988
Mauro Baldi of Italy, driving a Porsche, won the pole position for this weekend's Daytona 24 Hour IMSA Camel GT endurance race at the Daytona International Speedway with an average speed of 129.563 m.p.h.
June 24, 1985 | Associated Press
Jose Luis Navarro won the 84th Spanish road cycling championship Sunday. Navarro covered the 147 miles in a time of 5 hours, 48 minutes and 14 seconds, at an average speed of 25 miles per hour. Pello Ruiz Cabestany was second and Javier Castellar finished third in a field of 102.
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