Published: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:39:18 GMT
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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:26:54 GMT
Lehigh Valley junior golf has been expanding for the past decade, with clinics, camps and programs dedicated to introducing kids to the game. Beyond individual lessons at courses throughout the area, several organizations provide entry points for beginners and tournaments for kids seeking competition....
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:04:00 GMT
Because his parents graduated from Saucon Valley High School and he has family still living in this area, Jordan Spieth has become our local connection to big-time golf in the same way that Taylor Swift is Berks County's link to pop culture and music.
Not many of us knew about him until last year...
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 19:06:00 GMT
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Where does Jordan Spieth go from here?
He could have been sailing along on the second act to one of the greatest years in golf history. Instead, the young Texan left Augusta shaking his head, and trying to figure out how to shake off one of the most epic collapses in the history...
Sun, 10 Apr 2016 23:08:00 GMT
A disastrous 12th hole tore Jordan Spieth out of the first place and cost him his second consecutive Master's Tournament victory Sunday afternoon.
Spieth had a four-stroke lead after closing the front nine at Augusta and appeared to be headed into the record books. He had rebounded from a rough...
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 19:36:42 GMT
Golf Channel host and former PGA Tour pro Chris DiMarco was quoted on Wednesday as saying that most amateurs couldn't break 90 at the Masters even if they hit every green in regulation.
Watching four-time major champion Ernie Els on the first green Thursday, most people could see why. Els needed...
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 02:53:53 GMT
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jason Day was lurking just outside Augusta National Golf Club, wondering if he wanted to go in.
The game just wasn't fun anymore.
Even though he was set to play in his first Masters in 2011, Day thought it might be time to do something else.
"Golf is a very, very frustrating game,"...
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 20:08:00 GMT
The first question he fielded Tuesday was about his "stress level." No, it's not easy being the defending champ. At least Spieth is well-fed, having feasted on Texas BBQ and bacon-and-chive potato salad at the Champions Dinner.
As long as he can avoid vertigo, back problems...
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 02:26:33 GMT
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rory McIlroy stood on the 17th green, waving his arms this way and that.
Then he feigned a jump shot for England's Matthew Fitzpatrick, recreating the NCAA men's basketball championship game from the night before.
"He was explaining what happened," Fitzpatrick said after they wrapped...
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 00:23:16 GMT
NORTHEAST PA. STROKE PLAY
Date: April 23-24
Course: Hideaway Hills
L.V. BETTER BALL OF PARTNERS
Date: May 7
Course: Green Pond
DONALD ROSS INVITATIONAL
Date: May 14-15
Course: Silver Creek CC
Dates: May 27-29
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 00:23:00 GMT
WHERE TO WATCH GOLF THIS SUMMER
The Northeast will host great golf for spectators this year, including two majors and several USGA events. From the U.S. Open to the PGA Championship, there are plenty of events within driving distance of the Lehigh Valley:
SHOPRITE LPGA CLASSIC
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 00:23:00 GMT
BLUE RIDGE TRAIL
260 Country Club Drive, Mountain Top, (570-868-4653)
PGA instructor: Brian Llewellyn
Rates: Weekdays $38 w/cart. Weekends $47 w/cart.
Tee times: One week in advance.
Par: 72 (27 holes).
Yardages: For 18s of 27-hole facility: Blue/Ridge 7,095. Blue/Trail 6,965....
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 00:22:50 GMT
3400 Tilghman St., Allentown (610-395-9926)
General manager/pro: Jeff Wambold
Rates: Weekdays $21 walk, $37 w/cart. Weekends $32 walk, $46 w/cart. Discount for Allentown residents.
Tee times: Accepted seven days in advance and online.
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 00:22:39 GMT
Robin McCool initially planned to interview Billy Maxwell, winner of the 1951 U.S. Amateur golf championship, for the Saucon Valley Country Club newsletter. But after 21/2 hours at Maxwell's Florida home, McCool left believing that he had tumbled into a book about an important piece of the club's,...
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 00:22:00 GMT
A year after hugging his parents, his brother and his grandfather following his historic Masters victory, Jordan Spieth returned to Augusta National Golf Club this week almost as an underdog.
"Isn't Jason [Day] the favorite?" Spieth asked Tuesday. "So nice, he can be the favorite. We'll just go...
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:43:00 GMT
First- and second-round tee times for the Masters. Thursday's times listed first.
8:20 a.m.-11:16 a.m. — Jim Herman, Steven Bowditch
8:31 a.m.-11:27 a.m. — Trevor Immelman, Robert Streb, a-Derek Bard
8:42 a.m.-11:38 a.m. — Larry Mize, Victor Dubuisson, Kevin Streelman
8:53 a.m.-11:49 a.m. — Sandy...
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Spieth won the Masters by four shots last year, and he made it seem easy.
He became the first wire-to-wire winner since Raymond Floyd in 1976. Perhaps even more telling was that Spieth was the first Masters champion since Craig Wood in 1941 to never let anyone closer than...
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 03:56:36 GMT
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The modern "Big Three" have won five of the last six majors going into the Masters.
The other "Big Three" can only hope they are next.
That would be the trio of top players — Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson and Rickie Fowler — who have done everything right over the past several years...
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 03:52:08 GMT
HUMBLE, Texas — Jim Herman delivered a masterful performance at just the right time Sunday in the Shell Houston Open.
Herman, winless in 105 previous starts on the PGA Tour, chipped in for birdie on the par-3 16th and finished with two solid pars for a 4-under 68 and a one-shot victory that sends...
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 01:55:00 GMT
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Denny Hamlin didn't hesitate in the least.
"Myself," he said when asked who his biggest competition is at Martinsville Speedway now that Jeff Gordon, a nine-time winner on NASCAR's oldest and smallest oval, has retired and moved into the broadcast booth.
"I don't know how many...
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 01:54:00 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Jim Herman and Jamie Lovemark, two players who have never won a PGA Tour event or played in the Masters, shared the lead going into the final round of the Houston Open.
A win Sunday and they get to tee off at Augusta National next week.
The 38-year-old Herman shot a 5-under 67 Saturday...