The Golf of Maine News for May 24, 2017

Lightning Strikes 13th Green – “Looks like God got a hole in one on 13!” [Click image for story]

Spector among 10 MPA Hall of Excellence inductees — Abby Spector broke new ground for women’s golf in Maine, winning the first of her seven state amateur championships at age 15, and now is the teaching pro at Riverside Golf Course in Portland.

5 Cultural Controls of Golf Course Maintenance — The author’s explanation of cultural controls is rather simple: manipulation of the growing environment. Or, more specifically, manipulating the growing environment using a variety of management techniques.

ASU’s Monica Vaughn rallies to win NCAA women’s golf title — We caught the tail-end of this very exciting match. “In a stunning turnaround at Rich Harvest Farms, Vaughn made up a four-shot deficit with four holes to play with two birdies and a lot of help from Wake Forest sophomore Jennifer Kupcho, who led the entire final round until a triple bogey on the 17th hole.”

15-year-old golfer advances through US Open local qualifier — Akshay Bhatia is like a lot of 15-year-olds. He’s growing taller, growing into his body. He has braces. He fiddles with his phone. But Bhatia isn’t a typical 15-year-old on the golf course.

U.S. Open Qualifying Three Weeks Out — Here’s a comprehensive look at the Exemptions List.

Web.com Tour completes first test of range finders — The first of four test events allowing players to use distance-measuring devices during competition on the Web.com Tour was held last week with largely positive, albeit incomplete, feedback from players and fans.

DEAN & DELUCA INVITATIONAL Jordan Spieth, the defending champion at Colonial, has missed three of his last four cuts. The exception was a tie for 11th in the Masters.

Our playing partner remarked yesterday that Jordan Spieth seems to never have recovered from his debacle on the 12th Hole at the 2016 Masters. This caused us to go back and watch it again. Golf is a mental game…

2 thoughts on “The Golf of Maine News for May 24, 2017

  1. Spieth displays characteristics of a fragile millenial. Will he ever rebound from the 12th hole in 2016 Masters?

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