The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 2 (May 1, 1937)
Youth will have its day! More and more does the axiom strike home. In the Auckland provincial golf championship, played a few weeks ago, R. E. Bell, a lad not yet seventeen years of age, won the championship from the former title-holder, H. D. Brins-den. Golf, of course, is a game for which youth has a definite advantage over age—with one exception, experience. Golf is a game of timing and body balance, and it must be admitted that these virtues are not improveu with the passing of the years. Mental balance, maybe, but body balance, seldom! The co-ordination of mind and muscle, the mental impulse—the speed of which makes the champion—is natural in the care-free days of youth, but dulled as a man grows older, and has his business and domestic worries.
Where youth does suffer by comparison is in the final test where mental balance is needed to stiffen one's morale.