Fairways and Greens: The Farm to host elites in GSGA junior
Since its opening in 1988, The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face has seen some of the best players in the nation stand on its tee boxes and attempt to decipher its greens. The next generation of the state’s best players will attempt to do the same this week.
Loran Smith: Three decades later, Open is back at Merion
ARDMORE, Pa. — The U.S. Open returns this week to Merion Golf Club, the fifth time the tournament has been staged here. It’s a course with enough history to keep you anchored in your reading room for an indefinite period of time.
The last time the U.S. Open was played at Merion was in 1981, when Australian David Graham fashioned a flawless 67 in the final round to win by three strokes, one of the best closing rounds in U.S. Open history.
Back on top: Darr, Luzar rally to title at Clay Dykes Invitational
Rick Luzar was happy to be wrong about his team’s chances on the final day of the Clay Dykes Invitational.
New leaders at Dykes go low, move up
Frank Travetto and Ron Waeghe put together Thursday’s best round and the best 18 holes so far at this year’s Clay Dykes Invitational.
Another day like that and they’ll be in good shape for the best finish, too.
Past champs take the lead at Clay Dykes
The South Carolina duo of North Augusta’s Bob Rickman and Orangeburg’s Bob Vann combined to shoot a 4-under-par 68 to take the first-round lead at the Clay Dykes Invitational at The Farm Golf Course on Wednesday.
Chris Whitfield: A coach-player showdown on golf course
If Sunday’s final round of the North Georgia Invitational at Dalton Golf & Country Club provided an example of the relationship between a player and a coach, then perhaps Dalton State College golf coach Ben Rickett earned a big measure of respect from his star signee.
Course timing helps Phillips to NGI win
Suwanee’s Donny Phillips went out early Saturday and came in late Sunday during the North Georgia Invitational at Dalton Golf & Country Club.
He believes the timing — in both instances — helped him win.
NGI's first round will finish this morning
Weather kept the North Georgia Invitational’s first round from finishing Saturday at the Dalton Golf & Country Club.
Fairways and Greens: Still marveling at Marist's feat
Before the Georgia High School Association’s Class 4A boys state tournament began Monday at Dalton Golf & Country Club, area coaches who have seen teams throughout the years play the course expected a low number to take the title. But no one saw what was coming from Marist.
Loran Smith: Venturi enjoyed moment in the sun at 1964 U.S. Open
There were troubled days in Ken Venturi’s life, but there were also highs that were everlasting. Winning the 1964 U. S. Open at Congressional under the duress of heat prostration gave him one of the most memorable championships in that tournament’s history.
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