Wednesday, 17 April 2019 12:15

Tiger Tiger, burning bright

He was done.

We had all seen it for ourselves. The once-dominant force simply wasn’t able to exert his will over the course as he once had. His passion for the game tamped down and stretched thin by the breaking down of his body, yes, but also his whole life. One of the greatest to ever swing a club was now more or less a memory, with occasional flashes reminding us of the player he used to be. He was done.

Until he wasn’t.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:58

Chip Shots – Demo days and group lessons

The best days of golf season are almost here, and aside from getting on the range or playing a round at your favorite course, I have a few other suggestions that should appeal to beginners and experienced golfers alike. 

Published in Sports

It was February 28, 2016 and I and a few friends were at Hermon Meadows playing our first round of the year. Sure, it was a bit chilly and soggy, but we were outside hitting golf balls! At the end of the round, we had some fun hitting low iron shots across the still ice-covered pond. Now, fast forward to the spring of 2017; March has come and gone, and area courses are opening for the season. 

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:20

Chip Shots Great summer golf adventures

When you have a passion for something, whether it's a sport or other interest, it can help inform what you do on trips or even in your own backyard. I've had a few of these experiences this summer, and they are both things I won't soon forget.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 11:29

When there's only time for nine

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Looking at some of the area's nine-hole golf courses

Maine golf enthusiasts are in their glory as we approach mid-summer; a nice mix of sunny and rainy days have left area courses in great condition. Since golf is a seasonal sport in this neck of the woods, it is imperative for golfers to get out on the links and swing those sticks!

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:41

Chip Shots - (06/29/2016)

Women and golf - The time is now

In doing some internet research for this column, the first things to come up were articles about International Women's Golf Day, which was held June 7. Apparently, over 400 golf courses and golf retail locations in 25 countries hosted female golfers for special gatherings to celebrate the occasion. I didn't see anything about it locally, but it indicates a subtle shift in focus, and I think that's a good (and necessary) thing for the game.

Published in Sports

Kids today have so many options when it comes to how they spend their spare time. Many of those activities are largely sedentary and somewhat isolating, like excessive video gaming. In general, sports offer children and teens the perfect antidote - physical exercise, socialization, skill development, goal setting, etc.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 11:05

Think mini golf looks easy? Try going pro

COLUMBUS, Ohio Professional miniature-golf player Matt Male has already heard all the wisecracks about the windmills, pirate ships and waterfall hazards. So just save it.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 11:45

At home on the range Chip Shots

My first column of the season highlighted the opportunities to play golf early this year, thanks to a mild winter. Since then conditions have been slow to improve, but as you read this column, local courses have opened for play; that's great news for area golf enthusiasts. I'm excited for what will hopefully be a long and fun golf season in Maine.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 10:51

Spieth's masterful miss

AUGUSTA, Ga. Golf has seen bigger collapses. Some were probably tougher to watch.

Published in Sports
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