News for Tuesday, June 15, 2010


News 2010 June 15


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Player of the Week: Mariah Stackhouse

Mariah Stackhouse, of Riverdale, Ga., shot 3-over 219 (76-74-69) at Steelwood Country Club in Loxley, Ala., and won the AJGA Junior at Steelwood in a playoff.

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Player of the Week: Jimmy Beck

Jimmy Beck, of Columbus, Ga., shot 5-under 211 (67-76-68) at Steelwood Country Club in Loxley, Ala., to win the AJGA Junior at Steelwood by two shots.

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New grooves putting premium on accuracy

says that while the War on Grooves may be ongoing, the new regulations appear to achieve their stated objective.

So, Mr. Grooves Man, are we winning the war on grooves?

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Feng among three tied for Rolex Girls lead

With the first round in the books at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship, three players are tied atop a leaderboard loaded with red numbers.

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Westwood still searching for major title

It’s only a matter of time before Lee Westwood wins a major – or so the theory goes.

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Much has changed since Tiger’s 2000 triumph

The one shot that got so much attention during practice 10 years ago at Pebble Beach was a 4-iron that Tiger Woods hit so high, so straight, so flush that it landed softly near the pin on a brick-hard green at the par-3 12th.

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Ogilvy prepares early, beats midweek jam

relays Geoff Ogilvy’s idea to ease the practice-round congestion at future U.S. Opens.

U.S. Golf Association officials had better prepare for a different look to future practice rounds at the U.S. Open, should Geoff Ogilvy win this year’s party.

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Without rain, Pebble Beach could get ‘tricky’

explains why Phil Mickelson said he was ‘concerned’ with the conditions at this year’s U.S. Open.

How difficult will Pebble Beach play this week? It’s always difficult to tell.

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Pebble has its defenses up for U.S. Open

says Pebble Beach is a test of golf on the grandest scale. Another runaway victory isn’t likely this year.

Pebble Beach isn’t just a breathtaking setting for a U.S. Open, it’s a test of golf on the grandest scale. As Jim McCabe writes, another runaway victory isn’t likely this year.

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Rater’s notebook: The Patriot Golf Club

Maj. Dan Rooney makes for a good story. His golf course, The Patriot Golf Club, might make for a better one.

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Rooney changing lives at helm of Folds of Honor

Folds of Honor Foundation

Maj. Dan Rooney, using golf as his vehicle, pilots the Fold of Honor Foundation that has raised millions for survivors of fallen troops. Jeff Babineau reports.

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Boonchu heading for Samui showpiece

Veteran Boonchu Ruangkit will be aiming to hand out a golfing lesson to his young rivals in this week's Queen’s Cup.

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Toy Box notes: Grooves? What grooves?

Scott Langley, the NCAA individual champion from the University of Illinois, played old grooves to win the national championship, then switched to new grooves the next week to win his U.S. Open sectional qualifier.

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Indonesia Open readies for its OneAsia debut

Enjoy Jakarta will continue its association with professional golf in the region as presenting sponsor for the Indonesia Open, which makes its debut on the OneAsia schedule next month.

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Paolucci, Kang start strong at FootJoy

With his maiden AJGA victory out of the way, Anthony Paolucci can turn his attention to bigger, more important matters.

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Hu among match-play qualifiers at British Am

Hu advances at British Am

The match-play field is set for the British Amateur Championship, and among those who could contend for the title is China’s Mu Hu. As Alistair Tait writes, wouldn’t that be a trophy engraver’s dream?

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Staff picks: U.S. Open

weighs in with its U.S. Open picks and predictions. Hey, Lee Westwood . . . prepare your winner’s speech.

Golfweek staff weighs in with its U.S. Open picks and predictions. Hey, Lee Westwood . . . prepare your winner’s speech.

China's Hu advances at British Am

At least two people at the British Amateur Championship are hoping China’s Mu Hu builds on his fine play in stroke-play qualifying and goes on to lift the oldest amateur trophy in golf. There’s the man himself, and the Amateur Championship trophy engraver.

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Five amateurs to watch at the U.S. Open

offers five amateurs who could make a significant impact this week at the U.S. Open.

There are 10 amateurs in the field this week at Pebble Beach. Here are five to keep an eye on:

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Who should win the Haskins Award?

wonders who is truly the player of the year in college golf. One award remains: Make your vote for the Haskins Award!

Last year, there was little doubt that North Carolina State’s Matt Hill was an easy selection for Player of the Year. Hill won eight times and capped his terrific sophomore season with victories at the ACC Championship, NCAA Central Regional and the NCAA Championship. Hill joined Tiger Woods as the players to win a conference, NCAA Regional and NCAA Championship title in the same season.

ASU’s Gregory wins GCAA coaching award

The Golf Coaches Association of America announced Tuesday the six coaches who have received the Eaton Golf Pride Dave Williams Coach of the Year Award.

Videos on DVD: Golf's grand library

takes a look at golf's grand library on DVD.

Golf videos are everywhere. Formerly sold in VHS format, they are now primarily available as DVDs. Subjects range from instruction to entertainment to history.

Curran, Nyhus to take the lead at Utah Valley

Utah Valley University has announced that former women’s head coach Chris Curran will lead the men’s program in the fall as former BYU head coach Sue Nyhus takes the reigns of the women’s program.