Brunswick driving range gets facelift under new ownership — The driving range formerly known asChad Hopkins Golf Center has been taken over by the new ownership and management group that is operating The Bath Golf Club. The driving range and mini golf center, located at 305 Bath Rd. in Brunswick, will renovate and reintroduce itself as “Sandbaggers Driving Range and Mini Golf.”
Masters green jacket found in thrift store sold at auction for nearly $140,000 — The six-figure final bid for the so-called “thrift-store Masters jacket” was quite a price, given that its owner said the jacket was acquired at a second-hand store in Toronto for $5.
Why TV viewers policing the game from afar is actually a good thing — We could not possibly disagree with the premise of this opinion any more: “But, to get back to TV viewers, the call-ins regarding Garcia on Sunday should not make people think there is no value in having anybody and everybody who can help a player turn in a more accurate scorecard do so. The call-ins are part of a fundamental rule of tournament golf, that the players turn in accurate scorecards.” Weigh in with your thoughts in the comments section below.
Yes, golf is a sport — just a boring one — Opinions are like Bean boots, everybody up here’s got at least one pair. From a purely aesthetic perspective, golf is far superior. Then there’s the other, more subtle differences. For example, take the soccer player who feigns an ankle injury, rolling around on the pitch in affected agony in hopes of drawing a yellow card on his opponent, and contrast him with the amateur golfer who calls a penalty on him- or herself, a penalty no one witnessed, and, in so doing, misses the cut to qualify for the U.S. Open by one stroke. Golf is, if nothing, much more important than the other games. In our opinion! Weigh in with your thoughts in the comments section below.
Ten Facts About Golf in Celebration of Earth Day 2017 — Radical, and ill-informed environmentalists would have us believe that a golf course is somehow bad for the environment. In fact, in some circumstances, the local golf course is the only place to go and enjoy nature and the environment. A professionally managed golf course can demonstrate environmental stewardship and provide a place to meet exercise and fitness goals. As part of the celebration of “Earth Day” on April 22, here are 10 facts about golf, promoting the sport and the environment.