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THE DECATUR 1 v 1 'p ' South Side Country Club pro Jim Arendt New SSCC Golf Pro Doing What His Heart Dictated Py. Forres R- R- Kyle Review Sports Editor A man must do, if it's at all possible, what his heart dictates, dictates, which explains in a measure why Jim Arendt is taking up residence this spring as the new South Side Country Club head golf professional, The native of Elgin, who will be 30 next month, grew up in a golf family but started selling insurance after graduating from the University of Illinois. Then he tried selling mutual funds. "Being a golf pro is about the only thing I really looked forward forward to doing," he says. "Golf has always been closest to my heart, I guess, but it took a while to figure t all out." It was natural for Jim to think about gojf because his father was the professional at the Inverness Country Qlub W Palatine for 38 years- years- So Jim's heart really wasn't in selling insurance or mutual funds. "I always wanted to get Arnold Sets Homer. Mark But Blue Lose Jacksonville, Ala. Millikin University junior Stu Arnold slammed a two-run two-run two-run homer to set a new Big Blue baseball career home run record, but that was about the only bright spot as Millikin lost a doubleheader 6-3 6-3 6-3 and 6-1 6-1 6-1 to Jacksonville State here Thursday. Thursday. Arnold homered in the third inning of the first game to give the Big Blue a brief 3-0 3-0 3-0 lead. Jacksonville scored five runs in the bottom of the third with one hit. Pitcher Steve Staff Photo by Doug Gaumon outdoors and golf gave me this chance." When Arendt became a golf pro in 1970 he still wasn't certain certain apout it as a career, "I wasn't sure whether' I wanted to do it because I knew it involved a lot of hours, especially especially in the summer. "But if you keep wondering about it, whether you should do something or not do it, and you don't do it, somewhere along the line you're going to look back and say: 'Gee, I wish I had done that.' "So what I have done basie ally is get myself in a position to find out if this is going to be for me." Arendt worked; for three years at Chicago's Ridgemoor Country Club, for two, years at Inverness for the man who sue? ceeded his father and last year at Skokie Country Club. South Side is his first head pro job. 'I've never really had any tournament ambitions," he says. "My father always said if you want to play a lot of golf don't become a golf professional, professional, "I suppose everyone thinks it's great to be on the tour and I suppose everyone would like to try it. I'm not saying if I had the chance I wouldn't like to try it - if someone else was picking up the bill. But when you start to have a family you . have to buckle down and get to work." The Arendts have a one-year-old one-year-old one-year-old one-year-old one-year-old daughter. "My wife and I are very happy with Decatur," Jim says. "We're happy to get away from the rat-race rat-race rat-race which is a way of life in Chicago. 'I still find it hard to get used used to driving to work in five minutes. Five minutes in Chicago Chicago used to about get me out of my driveway." get it's pros told this That got to had tune But was out the hook were So Gene and balls "probably one two problem the address. too 46-yeareld 46-yeareld in 87. the "was me," tied shots that Dave Butch Tom of some stars the made par

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  1. The Decatur Daily Review,
  2. 26 Mar 1976, Fri,
  3. Page 45

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