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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

Jack Holmgren won not one, but two state golfing tournaments this week and is headed to nationals at the end of the month. (credit: Mark Brettingen/MGA)

Beyond Bounds: Holmgren’s Hot On Tour & Here’s A Good Reason Why

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?

07/13/2013

Son of a PGA pro, Detroit Lakes senior Karter Smith finished state Class AA runner-up twice and will take his talents to Division-I Drake this fall (credit: submitted)

Beyond Bounds: Karter Smith – Mr. Consistent – Taking Golf Talents To Drake

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.

06/15/2013

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After 50 Years, Olivia HS Golf Coach Steps Away

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.

06/14/2013

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HS Freshman Ally Rogers Sharpens Golf Skills By Outplaying Dad

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.

06/10/2013

Father Son Golfing

10 Golf Courses Dad Would Love To Visit

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!

06/03/2013

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If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 4/36

Friday marked the the real start of spring…as far as most Minnesotans were concerned.

04/26/2013

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MN Golfers Finally Getting Out On The Greens

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.

04/26/2013

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Twin Cities Man Brings Golf Lessons To Business

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.

04/15/2013

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Tee Times Already Filling Up At Golf Courses

The wait is almost over for golfers. Some courses around the metro area will be open for business this weekend.

04/05/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 4-5!

A real life smack down takes on Bubba’s Golf Cart.

04/05/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 4-3!

Which Golf Video Do You Love More?

04/03/2013

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John Williams April Fool’s Video Smack Down! 4-1.

The kid President has an April Fool’s Day message on the Smack Down.

04/01/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 3-29!

The guys that brought you the WHISTING MEDLEY are back with an ode to HIP HOP.

03/29/2013

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Golfers, Gardeners Aching For Spring’s Arrival

The calendar says the first day of spring is Wednesday. But at Edinburgh USA in Brooklyn Park, Minn., spring is nowhere in sight.

03/19/2013

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