June 21, 1989 |
If you are ever in dire need of a big laugh, the kind that makes your temples throb and leaves you just a few seconds away from hyperventilating, hand a golf club to the average 7-year-old kid, drop a couple of golf balls on the grass, then stand back and watch. What ensues resembles Manute Bol trying his luck in gymnastics. The coordination level of most 7-year-olds just isn't well-suited for a precision game such as golf. Stephanie Martin was different. "The first time she picked up a club, you could see it," said Lee Martin, Stephanie's father and the head golf pro at Saticoy Country Club in Camarillo.