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August 2, 2008

On and Off the Course: French Lick will have two world class courses


The clubhouse has been remodeled too, and includes a very nice bar and restaurant. Items of interest in the pro shop that are worth seeing are the original Donald Ross drawings of each hole, and the napkin that Pete Dye used to lay out his original design of his new course.

Of particular interest when you first enter the pro shop is a picture on the wall from the 1924 PGA Championship, played on the hill course. Not only does the picture include many famous and not-so-famous golfers from a bygone era, it includes Walter Hagen and James Barnes in it twice. They ran around behind the photographer as he panned the field from left to right and got in line at the far end before the lens reached them. You can see this picture by going to a Website called

In 2010 the PGA Club Pros Championship will be played at French Lick. The first 36 holes will be played at the Donald Ross Course then the lucky ones to make the cut get to be humbled by the Pete Dye Course.

Quote of the Day – “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” — Walter Hagen

Vigo County Golf Leagues

Terre Haute Savings Bank Senior Men — National Division standings: SMC 55, Page’s Market No. 1 53, Paitson Bros. 50, Pizza Hut 49, Lough Bros. 39, T.H. Savings Bank 38, Fore Seasons Golf Complex 35, Complete Kitchen and Bath 33. Low gross: Fred Keenan 34. Low net: Charles Montgomery, Keenan, Tom Cundiff 31. American Division standings: Callahan Funeral Home 52, Poplar Flower Shop 49, VFW No. 972 48, Spring Clean Car Wash 46, Page’s Market No. 2 42, Salt of the Earth 39, Pabst Painting 36. Low gross: Darrell Guerin 40. Low net: Charles Miranda 29.

Ft. Harrison Ladies 9-hole — Low gross: Rita Neal. Low net: Carolyn Sweeting. Low putts: Mary Shake. Chip-in: Mary Add Baker.

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