At one time the St Paul Open was a big PGA Tour event. Bill Burns recalls his days as a young caddie when Casper fired his caddie and picked a kid from the gallery to loop for him..
Among the best golf courses in the world – almost. After years of hard work and millions of dollars this golf course became a housing development.
This breading rights battle was something to witness.
My relative, Jim, is the cowboy in this story. He told me the story about his problem with his new golf clubs. A few weeks later he and his wife were in Golf Galaxy and he picked up a copy of TeeTimes. He was leafing through the magazine when he came across this cowboy story – about him. He was halfway through reading it before he realized that it was about him!
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.
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.
We will finish off our tribute to Bud Chapman with a painting of his good friend, Johnny Snyder. Snyder was one of the best to
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 “The 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.
For two years members of our golf team shared the time-lapse transformation from a raw block of yellow rock to a perfect replica of the American Bison, The Monarch Of The Plains. The process is indelibly etched into our brains as our friend, Fritz, magically converted the immense block of stone into an incredible work of art.
Sept 21, 2020 is the annual MGA Sr Tour Finals. Thanks MGA for the picture of 2019 champions. The Psychic got the inspiration for his story from the Global Action Plan For Physical Activity 2018 – 2030: GLOBAL CONSENSUS FOR GOLF IS IN THE RACE TO TACKLE PHYSICAL INACTIVITY.
The US Amateur Championship at Bandon Dunes well into match play elimination rounds. Read the story of two great Minnesota golfers who waited all night to play one hole, the famed par-3 17th at Pebble Beach. The dream of winning the US Amateur Championship ended before 8 AM. Understand the hart ache of every player in the championship except the ultimate winner.
With the US Open in the real view mirror, the Masters is the next major. The question about Tiger catching Jack’s major record. this story was written before Tiger won the Masters again.
This is a tale of a Great Blue Heron and a Cottonmouth Water Moccasin. We all know that the animal kingdom is a continuous eat or be eaten struggle.
Yesterday Minnesota and golfers everywhere lost a true ambassador. Manderville quote: “In all my years playing competitive golf, I have never had a race problem. When you have a strong game and a smile on your face, people forget about race.”
Eddie Manderville was living proof that the great game of golf is colorblind. Eddie was a great golfer. He was a true competitor. He was a wonderful gentleman!
For those of us who knew Fast Eddie and his long time golf partner Harvey Borseth, can you imagine the games they will have on that big golf course in the sky.
COVID-19 has changed the world. Sports fan have starved. Golf fans are the first to welcome back their heroes. During the Stay At Home quarantine, Bryson DeChambeau re-made himself physically. Built like a linebacker and hitting the ball even farther, look for Bryson to break through in a major in 2020.
Playing golf for 65 years has produced many memories. But nothing will surpass the surreal experience of playing golf at Bodega Harbor. The cold wind off the Pacific Ocean and kaleidoscope of rain, fog and brilliant sunshine on a spectacular golf course were amazing. I did not see the Great White – But the waitress told us about it. Comment if you wish.
This was my first trip around Racine Country Club. The terrified fish, using every ounce of its strength, did a tail-standing leap, spit the fly and disappeared into the foaming water. An elbow from my playing partner brought me back to the present and we proceeded toward the green.
Lee Trevino would have loved “The Waller.” Taking a page from the origin of golf on the seaside links land, “Natural Hazards” need no red or yellow stakes. On the western Kansas prairie Buffalo created “The Waller” a truly natural hazard. Your comments are appreciated.
At the grand opening of The Links At Northfork Tom Lehman proved just how good he is. In a wind that would have made the Open Champion ship committee proud Tom made the game look easy. His only bogey – when I gave him bad advice. Lehman is a great player, but a better person.