Three local entrepreneurs hope to convince golfers to trade in the traditional golf shoe for a more laid-back option. The University of Minnesota grads started “Swannies.” Their main product is a soft spike golf sandal they call comfortable, casual and practical.
The Twin Cities is known as one of the most bike-friendly areas in the country. Cycling enthusiasts now have one more spot where they have the chance to ride around on two wheels — a golf course.
This time of year is an exciting one for golfers, and maybe those thinking about picking up a club. Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak hung out with the University of Minnesota Women’s golf team for so much-needed pointers.
Camille Kuznik, Aayushi Sarkar and Connor Glynn aren’t even old enough to drive yet. But they can drive alright. And chip. And putt. And on Sunday, they’ll compete in the national Drive, Chip and Putt Championship.
Golfers like Roosevelt Elliott are returning to tee it up on Hiawatha Golf Course in Minneapolis. “Really, really excited,” Elliot said. “I couldn’t wait to get out here because I wanted to get some exercise. I’ve been chipping and putting, you know, for the past month or so.”
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.
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.
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.
Our record breaking warm weather inspired golfers to do some good out on the course Tuesday.