• us womens amateur at dgcc4.jpg A new perspective

    While there weren’t any residents of Murray or Whitfield counties competing in Monday’s U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifying tournament at Dalton Golf & Country Club, there were still local golfers on the course.

    July 9, 2013 2 Photos

  • AP120617042409.jpg On his way back to the tee

    rowing up in Dalton, PGA Tour professional Blake Adams was a jock of all trades. He lived on sports, taking to the greens at Dalton Golf & Country Club and playing on the basketball courts and the baseball and football fields of the area.

    July 6, 2013 1 Photo

  • Blake Adams file.jpg Fairways and greens: Adams has a new venture; Women’s Am qualifier here

    Area sports fans are familiar with local golfer David Noll Jr. An eight-time winner of the Georgia State Golf Association’s Men’s Player of the Year award and winner of the last six straight, Noll has made quite a name for himself around the state and the southeast with his play as part of state teams.
    No offense to Noll, but in state golf terms, he is merely the male version of Augusta’s Laura Coble.

    July 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • Older golfers at Indian trace 3 mlh.jpg Chris Whitfield: These guys have a good time on the course and at the clubhouse

    CHATSWORTH — C.L. Cruse can remember his introduction to golf. He was a 12-year-old caddy in Cherokee County, and golfers would tip him a whole quarter for each 18-hole round.

    July 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • jr golf at farm day2-1.jpg Still a hard test

    A softer course from Tuesday’s rains might have been expected to be a boon to golfers during the second round of the Georgia Junior Championship. The scores didn’t reflect it.

    June 19, 2013 2 Photos

  • jr golf at the farm1.jpg Behr and Snipes up front among locals at Georgia Junior Championship

    Among five local golfers in the Georgia Junior Championship, Dalton’s Allen Behr and Rocky Face’s Ethan Hayes and Tucker Snipes had the best performances in Monday’s opening round.

    June 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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.

    June 16, 2013

  • 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.

    June 11, 2013

  • Clay Dykes 2 mlh.jpg 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.

    June 8, 2013 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • 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.

    June 7, 2013