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One of modern golf’s most prolific and admired golf course architects, Pete Dye, Jr., died early last January at age 94. Dye was born Dec. 29, 1925, in Urbana, Ohio, and in 1943 won the Ohio state high school golf championship. more
On Feb. 17, 2020, the sports world lost a legend with the death of Mary Kathryn “Mickey” Wright at age 85, winner of 82 LPGA Tour events from 1956 through 1973 (and 8 other professional wins), and a 13-time major champion. more
According to ancient historians, the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions goes all the way back to the time when Janus, a mythical king of early Rome in 153 B. C., was placed at the head of the calendar. more
2020 Oñate High School graduate Angelita Altamirano became the first girls’ state wrestling champion in New Mexico history earlier this year, and now she has achieved the same record in college. more
We had a really great story planned to go into this space this week, but it didn’t pan out. We’ll try to get it next week. In the meantime, you’re stuck with me, and I’m a pool player. more
Through the years I have responded to questions readers have emailed or asked. Nearly all are reasonable, and some are funny. Bur most fall into the category of “frequently asked questions,” or FAQ’s. To spice up my easy-to-grasp answers I have relied on the wisdom of the late Yogi Berra (1925 – 2015). more
Just a few decades ago cult filmmaker Douglas Adams produced “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,” in which he promised the answer to, “The ultimate question about life, the universe and everything.” I would have added golf to the list. more
First, a little background. I, of course, am an avid golfer. Probably an addicted golfer. I almost always have fun playing with my friends, but I do take it seriously. I try to perform my best, with the scoring bar set below my current age (78). more
Three young LPGA professional women are re-writing the record books with their drivers. The first (and longest) is Bianca Pagdanganan, who came within 18 inches of an average drive mark of 300 yards five weeks ago in the LPGA Drive On Championship at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Georgia. more
Pitcher Ralph Terry, who won 107 games as a Yankee in the ‘50s and ‘60’s, played five PGA Tour events after retiring from baseball. He then played 96 PGA Senior Tour events without a win. more
On my right arm, just above the sleeve line (in a short-sleeve shirt) is one of my favorite tattoos. It shows the multi-color shark logo of Australian golfing legend Greg Norman. Until Tiger Woods came along, Norman held the record for the most consecutive weeks as the world’s number-one golfer, and he always electrified the course whenever he played. more
When Alex Galvan passed away in June at 78, his family closed his store, City of the Crosses religious store at 307 S. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces. But now the store has new life as City of the Crosses Toys & Collectibles. more
If you are a golfer who longs for increased distance, listen up. The military concept of “force multiplier” is something you need to know about. more
In an announcement made Tuesday afternoon by NM State director of athletics Mario Moccia, the Aggies' men's basketball team will be leaving Las Cruces and … more
Just like masks, shuttered store fronts and being homebound seems to be the new normal, PGA Tour golf betting also is becoming normal. more
Special Olympics New Mexico has announced that Mayfield High School (MHS) has been named by ESPN as one of the top five schools in the nation for its inclusive school atmosphere and unified sports. more
With his stunning win in the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, Bryson DeChambeau may have disrupted the golfing world more than amateur player Francis Ouimet did back in 1913. more
For years there has been a theory in psychology known as “fear of success.” I have always found that idea suspicious at best. When it comes to golfers, I have predominantly noticed “fear of failure.” more
New Mexico State women's golfer Amelia McKee wears mismatched socks on purpose – for a purpose. The junior is unmistakable on the golf course. Her exposed left leg contrasts her right leg, which always bears a knee-high and NMSU-branded sock. more
Many golf courses around the country were closed for play starting in March, including those here in New Mexico. Nearly all of our courses opened May 1, thanks to the efforts of several golf-related organizations, most notably the Sun Country Section of the PGA of America, along with PGA consultant and Las Cruces resident Dave Kimble, who has just been named New Mexico Amateur Golfer of the Year for 2020. more
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