Flogging and prison for belly-putter inventor?


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Peter Alliss and Dan Jenkins had some strong words for the belly putter during their news conference Monday before the World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

They repeated their quips from a function a night earlier.

I said, `The person who invented the belly putter ought to be put in prison, Jenkins said.

Alliss picked up from there.

Hes talking rubbish, Alliss said. Belly putters? Sending a fellow to prison? He should be flogged first and then sent to prison.

Jenkins, the long-time Sports Illustrated and Golf Digest writer, donated one of his typewriters for inclusion in his Hall of Fame exhibit.

The biggest change for me covering majors is that I used to park at the clubhouse, and the players used to talk to me, Jenkins said.

Jenkins said he was pleased to see his name was placed with Ben Hogans on the Walk of Champions outside the World Golf Hall of Fame. Jenkins got his start chronicling the careers of Hogan and Byron Nelson as a Fort Worth newspaperman.

Which is probably the main reason Im here, one of the main reasons, Jenkins said.