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RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Day 2 At Ryder Cup

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons is taking in the 41st Annual Ryder Cup, which is being played at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. The tournament, which pits the best golfers from the United States and Europe against each other, starts Friday morning with foursome competition. Wednesday (Day 2) was practice day, and here are some of the images that caught …


JIM FUGLIE: View From The Prairie — Thoughts On Arnold Palmer

Last year, when I was getting ready for my 50-year class reunion of the 1965 graduating class from Hettinger (N.D.) High School, I dug through boxes of keepsakes downstairs and found my senior class yearbook. It was actually an expanded edition of the Hettinger Hi-Lites, our high school newspaper, but it was the same format as a yearbook, slick paper …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Remembering Arnold Palmer

The world of golf lost a legend Sunday. Arnold Palmer, who was nicknamed “The King,” died in a Pittsburgh hospital while awaiting heart surgery. Palmer won seven major championships during his professional career, which spanned more than five decades. He won the Masters four times, The Open twice and the U.S. Open once. Here are some photos taken by Russ …

DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — Is Golf Possibly Still In My Life?

When I was in Grand Forks this past Wednesday, I visited two favorite golf courses, the University of North Dakota’s Ray Richards and what remains of the classic 1920s vintage Lincoln Park course. The latter was damaged in the Red River Flood of 1997, then mutilated by the permanent dikes that were built on it. Only nine of its former …

ERIC BERGESON: The Country Scribe — Golfing With Grandpa

Late each summer while he was able, my grandpa would take me on our annual golf outing. It was always an odd experience. Grandpa considered himself to be exempt from green fees. In lieu of payment, he would bring along his clippers and trim the trees on the fairways as we golfed. This slowed us down quite a bit. It also …