Golf News for March 19, 2017

Party in Sunday River golf dispute buys club’s assets at auction for $700,000 — Newry Holdings held an auction Wednesday for all of the equipment and other assets associated with the golf club, including the domain name The company’s attorney, George Marcus, said that Newry Holdings was the sole bidder.

Assistant Golf Professional Wanted — Biddeford Saco is looking for an energetic golf professional to assist in the management of the overall golf operation. Our priority will be to deliver a high level of customer service to the members and public guests.

USA TODAY Sports Media Group Hires Acclaimed Golf Writer Geoff Shackelford — Shackelford’s critically acclaimed website,, covers the state of the game, players, organizations and course architecture, and will also be added to the USA Today Sports Media Group.

Undercover Tour Pro: What We Really Talk About Inside The Ropes — “Most fans would be very surprised by the conversations that go on during tournaments. And obviously, if there’s a TV microphone in sight, we keep it clean. No sense getting fined for telling a story.”

Some Of Our Favorite Offbeat Local Rules — What to do… “If a raven or fox steals the ball…”; “A ball which lies in or touches heaped or liquid manure…”; “any shot striking an elk or other animal may be replayed without penalty.” We’re surprised they didn’t mention our favorite local rule, “The Faldo”.

America’s largest charity golf event raises $8 million, reminds us why this game is great — Of all the golf charity tournaments held in this country every year, the Liberty Mutual Invitational is the largest, raising $8.3 million in 2016 alone.

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