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By George Taylor | September 15, 1991
The best and worst of Carroll County golfers -- who are they, where are they and how accurate are their handicaps?History shows therenever has been a flawless system for handicapping golf. Therefore, the digits spewed out by computers in the pro shop don't necessarily reflect a golfer's abilities.What's more, since the reporting of scores to the handicap committee is self-governed, there are two approaches which can cloud the issue.One is by those players who tend to enter only their better scores and, thereby, gain the prestige status of a low handicap golfer.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Special to The Sun | September 4, 1994
It's September already and time to get ready for the great golf offered in the so-called "shoulder" season.Pine Shore Golf offered its bunch of weekly scramble tournaments, which are open to anyone by calling (410) 641-5100.In the Sunday Morning Tournament, 23 golfers played in the 18-hole event. The winners with an 8-under-par score of 52 were Rocky Netta, Dana Cooper, John Wyatt and Virgil Cave.Monday evening it's just a nine-holer, and 18 players competed. First place wound up in a tie involving the quartet of Jeff Irving, Bob McIntyre, Joe Foley and Bill Ratliff, and the threesome of Ed Hoeck, John Mathews and Augie Wirths.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | July 9, 1996
First, the young man complimented James Dalaney on his approach shot to the 13th green at Clifton Park Golf Course. Then he pulled a knife and demanded money."
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By David Kohn and David Kohn,SUN STAFF | April 14, 2003
Steve Reeves knows the feeling well: an inescapable sense that no matter what he does or thinks, the little white ball will not roll where he so desperately wants it to. "It's very easy to convince yourself that you're going to miss a putt," says Reeves, 44, a former club pro who is now marketing director at River Downs Golf Club in Finksburg. "It's like walking in quicksand. The more you struggle, the deeper you go." Almost everyone, from Olympic athletes to public speakers, goes through the humbling experience Reeves describes: crumbling under pressure - or, as it's more brutally known, choking.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | August 21, 1991
No group was more deprived than Baltimore City golfers. It was that way for years, even decades, a deplorable time when they paid fees to play the public courses, were subjected to inferior conditions and got little consideration.Pine Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Clifton Park, Forest Park and Carroll Park were decent enough facilities but maintenance was hit-or-miss. Minimal at best. The city administrations, then as now, lacked funds to keep them in first-rate condition. Doug Tawney, then the director of Parks and Recreation, was a miracle worker in stretching what little money was available.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | March 11, 2002
FIVE WEEKS from now, a man named Chris Cain will step on a golf course at Penn State University and try to boldly go where no golfer has gone before. In an astounding display of masochism, Cain will attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the most golf holes played in 12 hours using a cart. For the uninitiated, an average round of golf takes about four hours, after which most golfers want nothing so much as to sit in a quiet room with a fifth of Jim Beam to calm their jangled nerves.
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By THOMAS SOWELL | October 13, 2005
An editorial in a recent issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine complained that kayakers in Maine found "residential development" near national parks and urged its readers to use their "influence" to prevent such things. "You are the stakeholders in our national parks," it said. Really? What stake do kayakers and others of like mind have that is not also a stake held by people who build the vacation homes whose presence offends the kayak set? Homeowners are just as much citizens and taxpayers as kayakers are, and they are even entitled to equal treatment under the 14th Amendment.
SPORTS
By JOHN STEADMAN | September 16, 1994
LAKE MANASSAS, Va. -- It's immediately apparent that the grand and regal ambition behind the concept of staging a golf tournament with a special identity, known as the Presidents Cup, is designed to separate it from the rest of the pack.This is not the Phoenix Open, the Federal Express St. Jude Classic or any of the other myriad of regular PGA Tour stops played almost weekly across the face of America's golf landscape. If that was the idea, to just be another event, the staging area would not be the prestigious Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | November 27, 1991
Just because it hasn't been tried before is no reason for Carroll Pifer to back away from what he believes will be a smart business deal for all concerned. Good for himself, the resort he represents and those willing to avail themselves of the opportunity to play a round of golf for $25 and then be awarded a free night of lodging in a nearby motel.Pifer took an advertisement in The Sunday Sun, included his courtesy long-distance telephone number, and spelled out an unprecedented offer that has drawn overwhelming response even if the early reaction is one of anticipated doubt.
FEATURES
By Suzin Boddiford and Suzin Boddiford,Special to The Sun | June 22, 1995
They say that a bad day on the golf course beats a good day at the office.However, fashion on the fairways has been known to disappoint. Fortunately, there's a new drive to change all that. The shift can be attributed to the influx of stylish athletes, celebrity enthusiasts and a whole generation of baby boomers who want to bring style up to par with comfort and performance.According to the National Golf Foundation, 37 percent of all new golfers are women. Add to that a growing interest among younger players and more participation by seniors, and it's no wonder golf has become the fastest growing sport in America.
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