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- Rub of the Green: Four golfers join Terre Haute Golf Association’s Hall of Fame The Terre Haute Golf Association’s Hall of Fame added four names to its membership roster recently. Inductees included Rick Fernandes and Ron Poore, Sr., whereas posthumous recognition was accorded Dave McCampbell and Ron Poore Jr.
- Rub of the Green: Men’s city tournament begins, finishes with champs battling The WTHI Men’s City Golf Tournament began with a bang during the first round when 15 players shot scores of par or better, but by the time the final nine was being played it was a pair of six-time city champs matching shots down the stretch for the title.
- Rub of the Green: Columnist has many fond memories of George Kaperak In thinking about the nearly 60 years that I have been acquainted with George Kaperak, there are many adjectives that apply to one of the most gracious individuals ever to hit a golf ball down a Terre Haute fairway.
- Rub of the Green: Cassell, Keen were birdie machines at Rea Rea Park’s Club Championship last weekend saw some of the hottest golf of the season played by Chris Cassell and Chris Keen, a pair of long-hitting par busters who produced birdies faster than Krispy Kreme can manufacture doughnuts.
- Rub of the Green: Memories of Robinson Open are not forgotten The Robinson Open Golf Classic took off like a rocket back in 1968. By 1969 even “Sports Illustrated” had taken notice when they featured an article entitled, “Here’s to You Mr. Robinson-The Pros Love You”.
Rub of the Green: Robinson Open once drew some of golf’s big names
“Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.”
That adage would appear to be right on the money when it comes to professional golf and Robinson, Ill., especially from the early 1960s through the early ’70s.
- Rub of the Green: Miller’s book provides great insight into this crazy game There are those who dislike Johnny Miller’s “say it like it is” style when it comes to the manner in which he telecasts golf tournaments.
- Rub of the Green: Majors turn up some serious surprises What on earth is going on? We’re half way through golf’s 2007 major season and the winners have not been the ones the experts have told us they would be.
- Rub of the Green: Memorial scholarships given out to Valley’s graduating seniors Ron Poore Jr. and Ron Daugherty Memorial Golf Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each were presented recently to graduating seniors from area high schools. In addition to the $1,000 scholarships, an additional $1,500 will be divided between the boys and girls golf teams from each of the four high schools represented this year.
- Rub of the Green: Prep rivalries of past era live on With high school boys golf practice usually beginning in early March, most every young man encounters a stern and potentially dangerous enemy on Midwest courses, and that would be none other than Mother Nature.
- Rub of the Green: Hall of Famers a sad loss for city golfing community Area golfers were saddened recently to hear of the deaths of two popular Terre Haute Golf Association Hall of Fame members, Bob Haverty and Bob Bundy.
- Rub of the Green: Tiger failed to follow usual Masters script In the realm of performing arts, it would seem that golf deserves its rightful place in that spectrum, especially when it comes to that rite of spring called The Masters.
- Rub of the Green: Travis Smith will be remembered for his exemplary qualities Seldom, if ever, has Terre Haute witnessed an outpouring of shock, grief and sympathy that accompanied news of the tragic accident that took the life of Travis Smith earlier this year.
- Rub of the Green: City golf legend Carrie Werneke’s career spanned many decades Carrie Werneke sat in a golf cart last summer at Rea Park watching intently as a match progressed for the Terre Haute Women’s City Championship that pitted her granddaughter, Gennifer Marrs, against Cara Stuckey, the eventual winner.
- Rub of the Green: Memorials a common site on Valley courses
- Rub of the Green: Valley golfers to be honored today Leo Bach and George Amies will be honored at the conclusion of today’s WTHI News 10 Terre Haute Men’s City Golf Championship by being inducted into Terre Haute Golf Association’s Hall of Fame. Both men have made indelible marks on the Terre Haute golf scene.
- Rub of the Green: The Bard never played golf If William Shakespeare were still alive, searching for a leading man for one of his famous tragedies such as “Julius Caesar,” “Othello” or “Hamlet,” Greg Norman would undoubtedly be a perfect fit for a leading man’s role.
- Rub of the Green: PGA Championship has produced memorable champs With the last major golf tournament of 2006 now history, a look at some PGA Champions of the past would seem appropriate.
- Rub of the Green: Pavin finally gets a win What’s going on in the world of professional golf? Taking Tiger Woods out of the equation, it appears that old-timers continue to make their marks on various PGA circuits these days.