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    Full title reads: "Miami. 'Now ... you Golfers ...' Joe Kirkwood says you can do this with that little pill, if you only know how!"

    Miami, Florida, United States of America.

    Golfer Joe Kirkwood demonstrates to a group of women some of his tricks. He takes up a ridiculous stance and swings at a ball. He is using a very large golf club.

    He gets his African-American caddy to lie on the tee. C/U of the caddy's head as a tee is placed between his teeth and a golf ball placed on the tee.

    Kirkwood - still using his outsized driver - swings as if to hit the ball. C/U of the caddy as he swallows the ball into his mouth. Kirkwood drags him to his feet and gives him a gentle kick in the seat of the pants. The golf ball pops out of his mouth.

    We now see Kirkwood demonstrating his shots with the iron. On a small hill some distance away stands the caddy. Kirkwood is hitting his ball in the direction of the caddy. He leaps out of the way at the last moment. At one stage he signals to Kirkwood that he is tired, but the golfer hits another ball while the caddy is gathering his breathe.

    Sound Track Missing.

    I'm quite glad we don't get to hear a commentary for this item - I can't imagine what they would have said.

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    Time in/Out:
    01:33:56:00 / 01:35:10:00
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    Sport & Leisure Entertainment & Humour
    Prisons--30s to 70s African Americans 1920-1938 African-Americans and the Civil Rights Movement African Americans pre 1930 Golf Caddies #CC
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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