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RJ Smiley

Porcupine Hazard

When playing golf up-north on Minnesota’s resort courses animal sightings are not unusual. But having a round of golf halted by a porcupine is rare.

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In And Out

During the 3-hour drive up north to our annual men’s golf getaway the volume on the bragging rights had increased continually. Over cocktails on the deck of the on-course condo, we hashed and re-hashed handicaps as the number of strokes were finally established. By 11 PM, an hour after our regular bedtime, we dreaming of great golf shots.

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RJ Smiley

Bracket’s Crossing – Owner Tom Smith

Brackett’s Crossings is back in the news. The golf course has been totally re-grassed. It is now in the best shape ever. This story was written in 2009 but tells the story of Tom Smith and his golf course. Tom Smith continues to show that he is committed to giving members and guests the best possible turf conditions.

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Paula Creamer – More Than A USGA Women’s Open Champion!!

In the summer of 2008 historic Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Mn hosted the USGA Women’s Open Championship. Most Minnesota golf fans were pulling for two players, Paula Creamer and Hillary Lunke. Paula Creamer, AKA β€œThe Pink Panther,” was seeking her first win at the US Open. The other fan favorite was Hillary Lunke, the 2008 US Open winner at Pumpkin Ridge, playing golf in her home town. Hillary Lunke did not make the cut. Paula came up a little short down the stretch at Interlachen – BUT SHE FINISHED (the event) WITH STYLE.

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