The Golf of Maine News for May 26, 2017

Summer is a Rumor at this Point [image courtesy of oldgolfimages.com]
A Few Upcoming Golf Events in Maine — Next weekend’s Mid Coast Amateur Championship at Bath Golf Club is sold out, but Bob Marley tickets for Saturday, June 3rd are still available; 20th annual Fort Fairfield Athletic Boosters Club Memorial Day Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, May 27, ​at Aroostook Valley Country Club; 24th annual David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament with a noon shotgun start on June 6, at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor; 15th annual Golf Fore a Cause tournament will be held Monday, June 12, at Waterville Country Club; 28th annual Bethel Area Chamber Golf Classic, June 19, Bethel Inn Resort; Brewer Parks & Recreation Department, in cooperation with Pine Hill Golf Club, is offering golf lessons for women, 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning June 8; Aroostook “House of Comfort” will host its fifth annual charity Golf Classic on Saturday, June 17, at Presque Isle Country Club; Pine Tree Hospice shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10, Foxcroft Golf Club.

Gavin Dugas enjoys strong debut season for Husson — The Maine Central Institute graduate and Husson sophomore placed 16th in a field of 215 golfers at the NCAA Division III Championship last week in Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida. Dugas plays for his father, Mike Dugas, the pro at JW Parks Golf Course in Pittsfield and Husson’s golf coach.

95% of parents think golf is good for kids — Good for the kids = good for the family = good for the game = good for society.

Arizona State wins 8th NCAA women’s golf title — It came down to Strom, who was all square in her match. Strom rolled in a 7-foot par putt on the 18th to extend the match, and she won in 19 holes, with Madeline Chou of Stanford three-putted from 40 feet away on the fringe.

RELATED: Lighten up: Too tough is bad for NCAA women’s optics — “But we’re not at the LPGA level. We’re not the U.S. Open. We’re at a college golf event, and we have to create a situation where it tests the world-class players but we also don’t lose the general population of women’s college golf.”

Golf wants to depoliticize Donald Trump’s U.S. Open. Is it feasible? — With half the nation clearly unable to accept reality, being lead by a hostile media force, is it possible to just have a golf tournament anymore?

RELATED: Players defend Trump at Senior PGA With your Senior Tour Card comes wisdom and maturity. “I believe in almost every policy he believes in,” Funk said. “That he’s, I mean, less regulation, smaller government, protect our border, bigger military, less taxes. I don’t have a problem with anything.”

Off for a Round of Golf? Didn’t Think So — The number of U.S. golfers has fallen about 30 percent since 2002, call it Peak Tiger Effect, but has stabilized recently.

If a snake offers you a golf ball, would you take it?


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