Loran Smith: Musings from the final round at TPC
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The setting for the conclusion of The Players Championship was very familiar. Pretty girls overrunning the golf course, which was resplendent in its classy layout of vibrant green grass, sand that sparkled in the sunlight and enough water trouble to cause the bravest of shotmakers to fret.
Charities are big winners at the Roman Open
What started out as a way to raise money for a new roof on Dalton’s St. Joseph’s Catholic Church has become a shelter under which 30 charities and the people who benefit from them find protection and refuge.
Fairways and greens: Truly Open — The road to Merion
One of the grandest traditions of the Open championships — both the U.S. Open and the British Open — is they are truly open to any competitor.
Whether you are a PGA Tour pro or just the club champion of your local course, if you have the skill and the entry fee, you can go through the qualifying process and earn your way into one of golf’s major events.
Dalton golfer in fifth at Four-Ball tourney
Dalton’s David Noll and his partner, Woodstock’s Mark Strickland, are in fifth place and four strokes back heading into today’s final round of the Georgia Four-Ball Championship at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans.
Cartersville team has early lead in tourney
The Cartersville duo of Chase Jones and Jayce Stepp fired a 6-under-par 66 in Friday’s opening round of the Georgia Four-Ball Championship to take a one-stroke lead at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans.
Amateur golf events open for registration
Registration is open for the 32nd annual Georgia Top 60 Women’s Classic, which will take place June 26-27 at the Green Island Country Club in Columbus.
VARNELL — Technological advances have been a part of golf since the beginning of the game with hickory shafts and the first innovation of the featherie golf ball — a leather pouch filled with chicken or goose feathers.
North Murray High School golfer Colby Hipp still thinks he has to shoot better for a chance at an individual state championship.
Meanwhile, most local teams that haven’t yet played in their region tournaments are eyeing at least a trip to sectionals if they can repeat what they did Saturday at Nob North Golf Course.
Chris Whitfield: Catching up on (golf) courses this spring
With the arrival of spring weather — this weekend’s temperature drop notwithstanding — area courses are getting ready for their busiest time of the year, and the area’s public courses are in varying conditions.
Prep roundup: Rivalry win helps North Murray boys tennis take second in region
North Murray High School’s boys tennis team finished second in the Region 5-3A tournament at Cartersville’s Dellinger Park, losing to Cartersville in the championship after a thrilling win over Coahulla Creek in the semifinals.
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