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.
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.
Why do golfers yell “fore?” Who determines where the food trucks park every day? And can you feel someone staring at you?
How did swing-swinging golf phenom Jack Holmgren win not only the state MGA junior boys championship, but also the PGA junior title, too? Why does the 17-year-old already have a scholarship in hand to compete at Iowa? What’s the back story to how the rising senior has been part of three – and nearly four – team state titles for Wayzata?
I didn’t ask Karter Smith what his middle name is. Chances are it’s probably not “Consistent,” but it should be. Allow me to count the ways he defines dependable.
When John Johnston started coaching boys golf at Olivia High School, Lyndon B. Johnson was President. After 50 years, he just retired this week as the head coach of BOLD High School. “Not in any stretch of my imagination did I think I’d be doing this for that long,” Johnston said.
Ally Rogers says she got serious about golf at the age of 10, but it took a while to catch on. “When I was younger I just remember complaining a lot on the course with my dad. Just that it was too cold. And that I would always be hungry or something,” Rogers said. That actually wasn’t all that long ago. Ally is a 15-year-old freshman at Spring Lake Park.
The top clubs in the country are both expensive AND exclusive. You’d be a hero if you could get Dad on the green at any one of them. We’ve found one way to slip Dad through the gates of a very private club; maybe you can find another!
Friday marked the the real start of spring…as far as most Minnesotans were concerned.
With warm weather in store for this weekend, golfers can finally get out on the greens. Many golf courses tried opening earlier this season, only to close when April snow hit Minnesota.
Dan DeMuth is a local golf professional who has been in the business for nearly 30 years, and he’s found a unique way to bring golf into the business world.
The wait is almost over for golfers. Some courses around the metro area will be open for business this weekend.
A real life smack down takes on Bubba’s Golf Cart.
Which Golf Video Do You Love More?
The kid President has an April Fool’s Day message on the Smack Down.