Two Ohio housewives have turned the controversial issue of politics in sport into a gilt-edged business proposition.
SV Woman driving off golf ball
CU Ball with Agnew's face
CU Woman speaking
SV Women making balls
SV Women packing balls
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: WOMAN: "Well, we were originally thinking in terms of T-shirts or sweat-shirts. And someone beat us to that. So we were watching Johnny Carson, and Arnold Palmer and Spiro Agnew were on together and we started thinking about the golf ball then.
QUESTION: Will you be giving some of the money to charity?
WOMAN: Yes, we will, whichever he chooses we will be willing to donate to."
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Background: Two Ohio housewives have turned the controversial issue of politics in sport into a gilt-edged business proposition. They've hit on the idea of inscribing golf balls with the name -- and the caricature - of U.S. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew.
It's all part of the Spiro Agnew craze current sweeping the U.S., as one of the golfing housewives explained after picking up the idea from seeing the Vice-President and golfer Arnold Palmer together on a popular television show:
As production gets into full swing, three dozen Spiro Agnew caricatures are being stamped on golf balls every minute. And they are selling well.
The makers claim that the ball may help pro-Agnew golfers to improve their game. But Agnew antagonists may experience some frustration -- the golf balls are of the long-life, no cut variety.