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PODCAST PAGE: The Morning News With Dave Lee “GOIN TO THE LAKE” In Brainerd….

What a great time in the Brainerd Lakes area!

07/01/2014

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Golf Courses Around The Metro Close As Participation Declines

The Theodore Wirth Golf Course in Minneapolis opened in 1916. It’s one of the oldest golf courses west of the Mississippi River.Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minn. was a regular stop on the PGA Tour from the 1930s through the ’60s and hosted two PGA Championships. “That’s one of the things that make this place so special, is all the history,” Paul Diegnau, Keller’s superintendent, said.

06/30/2014

Jack Nicklaus of the USA chips out of the sand bunker during the US Masters Golf Tournament on 12th April 1986 at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA.

Nicklaus To Take Part In Greats Of Golf

Jack Nicklaus will hit the links in Minnesota this summer. The sport’s all-time leader with 18 titles in the four major golf tournaments, Nicklaus will take part in the Greats of Golf Challenge.

06/17/2014

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9 US Open Golf Pants That Needed A ‘Quiet’ Sign

The 114th US Open at Pinehurst has concluded and Martin Kaymer won by 8 shots (9-under). While he may have won the $8 million purse, his play didn’t speak louder than some of his opponents’ pants.

06/15/2014

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TTYM: 4 Incredible Golf Moments

We’re visiting the golf world in this week’s That Thing You Missed, how Rory McIlroy’s messy breakup turned into success, another stroke of bad luck for Pablo Larrazabal, the newest women’s U.S. Open player is only eleven and Bubba Watson is up to his old tricks again.

05/27/2014

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Golf Courses Embrace New Games To Attract Business

This spring, there’s a new option for golf. Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center in Bloomington, Minn. will open up its new footgolf course on Saturday as a proactive approach to the declining interest in the game. In recent years, many golfers have put their clubs aside because the game isn’t easy or cheap.

05/23/2014

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 19: Ian Baker-Finch of Australia watches his tee shot on the 14th hole during day one the 2010 Australian Senior Open at Royal Perth Golf Club on November 19, 2010 in Perth, Australia.

My Favorite Course: Ian Baker-Finch

Ian Baker-Finch, professional golfer and golf analyst for CBS Sports, talks about his favorite golf course.

05/07/2014

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Kick Off Golf Season With E.S.P.’s Spring Golf Guide

The arrival of golf season allows us once again to hit the links with some friends, get some exercise and take in the sunshine. To help get things started, E.S.P. presents their spring golf guide.

04/24/2014

Nick Faldo competes in the third round of the Bay Hill Invitational, March 20, 2004, Orlando, Florida.

My Favorite Course: Nick Faldo

Nick Faldo, golf legend and lead golf analyst for CBS Sports, talks about his favorite golf course.

04/22/2014

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Cold Weather Dampens Spring Fun At Golf Courses

For Minnesota’s struggling golf industry, spring can’t come soon enough. In a post-Tiger Woods world, with the U.S. losing an estimated 1 million golfers a year, course owners find themselves struggling to compete.

04/15/2014

The Masters - Final Round

Good Question: Why Does The Masters’ Winner Get A Green Jacket?

The Masters Golf Tournament is often called “a tradition unlike any other.” Whoever wins it this Sunday will take home a unique prize that’s been handed out for the past 65 years – the Masters green jacket. Only the 300 members or so (the exclusive list is secret) of the Augusta National Golf Club, as well as the winners of the Masters, are allowed to wear the jacket.

04/10/2014

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What Do You Like To Do In Warm Weather?

It’s a safe bet that many people will find any way they can to get outside on Wednesday. It’ll be windy, but our high temperatures forecasted to be in the 70s will be the warmest weather in Minnesota in six months.

04/09/2014

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Driving Ranges Open For the First Time This Season

Several golf courses in the metro area opened for the first time this season. are opening for the first time this season on Saturday. The Columbia Driving Range in Minneapolis was one of those to open and was a popular place for some folks to enjoy the weather.

03/29/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Justin Timberlake

When he’s not busy bringing Sexy Back, chances are, you may find Justin Timberlake indulging in one of his favorite pastimes — at the golf course.

02/06/2014

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Five Sporting Events Worth Traveling For

Some of the best American sporting events worth traveling for are the Daytona 500, the Masters Tournament, the Super Bowl the U.S. Open and the World Series.

12/31/2013

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Mini Golf Returns To Mpls. Sculpture Garden In 2014

Fans of mini golf will be happy to hear it will return to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden next summer. The Walker Art Center plans to have a full 18-hole course designed by Minnesota artists. The museum is looking for 10 new designs, and they will accept submissions until Jan. 10. Artists will only have to submit designs, but will not be obligated to build or maintain the holes.

11/23/2013

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Beyond Bounds: Is This The Start Of Brett Draxler’s Astronomical Career Arc?

The nadir of Brett Draxler’s golf career arrived Sept. 8, 2013. The junior scored an 87 while on St. John’s second team — he’s well aware weekend warriors can replicate such a round. “It was terrible… the worst round I’ve shot,” he conceded.

10/17/2013

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St. Paul Considers Privatizing 2 Of Its Golf Courses

If you play golf, you know it can be expensive. Even St. Paul is worried about its cost and is considering using private vendors to run two of its four golf courses because they’re losing too much money.

10/17/2013

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100 Veterans Enjoy A Free Day On The Links

The 9th annual “Tee it Up for the Troops” event brought out more than 1,000 golfers to the Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights Friday. The event allowed more than 100 veterans and Purple Heart recipients to golf for free in a show of appreciation for their service. The first swing on the tee box marks the start of an 18-hole challenge. Mike Reeder, a Vietnam War veteran who is visiting from Nashville, Tenn., had nothing but confidence as he began his game.

09/06/2013

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Mpls. Company Valspar To Sponsor PGA Tour In Tampa

The PGA Tour event in Tampa Bay has new life with a new title sponsor. The tour announced Friday that Valspar, a Minneapolis-based paint company, has signed on as the title sponsor for the next four years.

09/06/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 8-8!

MUST SEE golf faill on “The Smackdown!”

08/08/2013

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Pernice Jr. Wins 3M Championship

Tom Pernice Jr. birdied the final two holes Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Jeff Sluman and Corey Pavin in the 3M Championship. Pernice finished with a 4-under 68 and had a 17-under 199 total at the TPC Twin Cities for his second career Champions Tour victory. He also has two PGA Tour victories. Sluman closed with a 62, and Pavin had a 66.

08/04/2013

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Tom Pernice Jr. Leads 3M Championship

Tom Pernice Jr. moved into position Saturday for his second Champions Tour title, shooting a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead over Tom Kite in the 3M Championship. Pernice had a 13-under 131 total at TPC Twin Cities after opening with a 66. The two-time PGA Tour winner had four straight birdies on the front nine, and added two more on Nos. 10 and 12. After making a 40-foot bogey putt on the 14th hole, he birdied Nos. 15 and 18. The 53-year-old Pernice, playing in the tournament for the first time, on the 2009 SAS Championship for his lone senior title.

08/03/2013

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The 3D Tech That Made Avatar Can Also Fix Your Slice

From the people who brought you Batman, Avatar, and the Lord of the Rings comes the performance golf lab at Rush Creek in Maple Grove, one of only a handful across the country – and the first in Minnesota. It’s the exact same technology used to make heroes come to life on the big screen.

07/31/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Fore, Food Trucks & Strangers’ Staring

Why do golfers yell “fore?” Who determines where the food trucks park every day? And can you feel someone staring at you?

07/19/2013

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