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It’s the final golf column of the season, so let’s hit a driver and get started.
Congratulations are in order to two of St. Louis’ finest ambassadors for the great game of golf: Thomas O’Toole, Jr. and the incomparable Ellen Port.
The Walker Cup is the oldest of golf's biennial competitions, and St. Louis native Jim Holtgrieve captained the U.S. team to victory. Nathan Smith, a 35-year-old investment adviser, scored the clinching point in a 17-9 victory against Britain and Ireland in the sport’s top amateur team competition.
A rising star looks to be emerging in St. Louis in Kyle Weldon, while Catherine Dolan has regained her Missouri women's state championship. Let's take the driver out of the bag and rip through the news.
It's been another busy month with several local golfers achieving success in various tournaments. Let's get right to it.
An eagle is magnificent but an albatross is unimaginable. Heck, for me a birdie is an accomplishment.
The Metropolitan Match Play Championship trophy has many familiar names etched on it, including such amateur standouts as Don Bliss, Jim Holtgrieve, Skip Berkmeyer and Justin Bryant.
It's getting closer…soon, St. Louis will be hosting the top senior professional golfers in the world.
St. Louis native Scott Langley enjoyed a solid debut on the PGA Tour. Langley, a Parkway South and University of Illinois graduate, earned a spot on the tour this year.
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It's hard to believe, but the golf season has run its course for another year. Doesn't the time go by much too fast? Still, there has been plenty of news.
Merrily, merrily, Ellen Port just keeps rolling along. At 51, she continues to defy Father Time. Port won a record eighth Missouri Women’s Amateur Championship in a two-hole playoff with defending champion Catherine Dolan at Shadow Glen Golf Club in Olathe, Kan.
The summer golf season is filled with tournaments, championships and qualifiers. Here are the latest achievements and news coming out of our local golf scene.
Hats off to the Whitfield Warriors and senior Mitch Rutledge for capturing the Class 2 boys golf tournament at Twin Oaks Country Club in Springfield. Whitfield shot a two-day total of 622 to win by 26 strokes on the par-71 track. It was Whitfield’s third consecutive state championship.
Justin Bryant did it again. The defending Metropolitan Match Play champion beat Skip Berkmeyer for the second consecutive year. At the recent event held at Old Warson Country Club, Bryant stopped Berkmeyer, 5 & 3. With the two all square, Bryant won No. 8 and 9 with pars to lead 2-up going into the last nine holes. A par on No. 10 gave Bryant a 3-up advantage. A birdie from the right rough on No. 11 gave the Wake Forest senior and De Smet grad a 4-up lead. It ended on No. 15 when Berkmeyer conceded Bryant’s birdie bid.
The high school golf season is underway and Whitfield has its sights set on winning the Class 2 state championship for the third consecutive year.
It’s time to tee it up for the 2012 golf season. There has been plenty of golf news in the since we last visited, so let’s get to it.
How the spring and summer have flown by. It’s fall and time for our monthly visits to come to an end for this year. But before we pick up and head off to the 19th hole, let’s look at what’s happened.
What a busy month! Let’s start with something I only have had happen in my dreams: getting a hole in one. Debbie Manne, a member of Norwood Hills Country Club, had two holes in one within three weeks of each other. How about that? Her first came on par-3 No. 7 on the West Course on Aug. 9. Then on Aug. 31, she got her second one on the par-3 No. 10 on the East Course. Her friend, Beth Schastee, witnessed the first hole in one. And basketball coaching legend Bobby Knight, who was in town for a benefit, was playing Norwood that day and was two holes ahead of Manne. When they met in the clubhouse, he graciously signed her scorecard.
It was another busy month with a new Missouri women’s amateur champion crowned and one of the area’s finest recognized for her performances over the years. Let’s get to it:
The old cliche about the third time being the charm turned out to be right for Skip Berkmeyer. The 37- year-old finally succeeded in his third attempt to win the Missouri Amateur Championship at Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta.
It’s been a busy month with the state high school golf tournaments plus other amateur events in the area. Let’s tee it up and see what’s been happening.
Professional golf is headed back to St. Louis. The PGA of America has announced that Bellerive Country Club will be the site of the 2013 Senior PGA Championship and the 2018 PGA Championship.