• 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

  • 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.

    June 6, 2013

  • clay dykes preview1.jpg 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.

    June 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • DGCC tourneyment 2 mlh.jpg 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.

    June 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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.

    June 2, 2013

  • NobNorthJrGolf.JPG 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.

    May 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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.

    May 26, 2013

  • King battles but falls at GSGA tournament

    Chatsworth’s Sue King lost an extra-holes battle with Ellen Connors of Sharpsburg in the first-flight semifinals of the Georgia Senior Women’s Match Play Championship on Tuesday at Sunset Hills Country Club in Carrollton.

    May 22, 2013