News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Breaking News

Rub of the Green

September 26, 2010

RUB OF THE GREEN: THGA tournaments include variety, long history


TERRE HAUTE — Chad Collins, now ranks 105 on the PGA money list with $797,395 in earnings.  With the 2010 season winding down, he has an excellent opportunity to finish in the top 125 and earn his PGA card for the 2011 season.

Presently, Chad leads such luminaries as David Duval, Ben Curtis, Aaron Baddeley, Woody Austin, Billy Mayfair and Mike Weir.

Congratulations to Dave Brown who recently qualified for the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship. Unless you have been there, qualifying for a national golf tournament is a most difficult feat. It takes talent plus. It’s only when you try your hand at qualifying for a U.S. Amateur or the U.S. Senior Open that you realize how many talented golfers are out there. Good luck in the tournament, Dave.

In the good old days of 1965, Jimmy Claus, sports editor for the “Terre Haute Tribune” interviewed Rea Park Pro, Mike Kaperak. Mike indicated that Terre Haute had the cheapest golf of any course in the entire country.

To play all day at Rea Park the fee was one dollar.  Weekends and holidays raised green fees to $1.25.  Hard to believe!

If you want to gallery some outstanding golfers, head out to Hulman Links and follow some excellent amateurs as they “light up” the course.

Strong players to watch include, Rich Schelsky, Troy Farris, Chris Cassell, Travis Turpen, Kyle Stevenson, Scott Hess, Denny Bryan and Terre Haute Golf Association President, Ryan Roscoe.

Others include Dave Brown, Mark Harvey, Tom Jones, Adam Wood, Fred Reynolds, Stu Johnson, Ted Kaperak, Dean Williams, and Brandon Bekkering.

It took one over par golf for 36 holes to qualify for the Championship Flight.

• Tip of the week — When playing slick greens, keep those approach shots below the hole. You’ll not be plagued by three-putts and you will be happy with the outcome.

Keep your head down and your shoestrings tied. We’ll be back.

Bob Arnett can be reached by e-mail at

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Rub of the Green
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands
NDN Video
Bill Murray Continues To Be Just Bill Murray By Eating Some Free Bill Murray Ice Cream Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010