golf

By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor The journey didn’t start on a country club golf course, with daily lessons from a private swing coach. Far from it. No, Robert Bell took the hard way. And he believes he is better off for it. Growing up in Pierz’ small-town setting with a nine-hole course, Bell didn’t have […]

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The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 24th annual golf outing, Monday, Aug. 5 at the Little Falls Country Club. Registration begins at 2 p.m. with a 3 p.m. shotgun start. “The Chamber golf outing is another networking event for Chamber members, providing the opportunity to market their business, while generating new […]

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Pine Ridge Golf Club in Motley hosted a pair of holes-in-one recently. Denny McQuillan aced hole No. 15, July 8, and Dan Larson hit a hole-in-one on hole No. 15, July 13.

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By JENNIE ZEITLER Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com Former Melrose High School golf coach Jim Ploof will be inducted into the Minnesota High School Golf Coaches Hall of Fame June 10, in St. Cloud. Growing up in Little Falls, Ploof’s interest in golf was unlikely. “Little Falls was the baseball hotbed of Minnesota,” Ploof said. “My grandfather […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor Pierz senior Dustin Herold missed taking home medalist honors by just one stroke three times this spring. Of course, in the other four Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) meets, he claimed top honors. And with a runner-up round of 39 at the Rockford Area meet, May 23, Herold’s season of small […]

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The sixth annual Little Falls Golf Course Extravaganza tournament will be held at the Little Falls Country Club, Saturday, June 8. Registration for the four-person scramble event will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., with a dinner to follow the tournament. There will be many games on the course including […]

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Pierz’ Jessica Hawks wins Melrose Dutchmen Invite By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Dustin Herold’s season of small scores was rewarded in a big way, Thursday, as the Pierz senior captured the Central Minnesota Conference individual championship. Herold fired a 39 to finish one shot back at the Rockford Area meet, capping a CMC season […]

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“Eagles for Emblom’ proceeds will stay in county to help victims By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Eagles for Emblom Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 1. The event, co-chaired by Greg Zylka and Rick Dehkes, is a fundraiser for prostate cancer victims. The money raised will stay locally to assist with testing costs, to […]

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The Madden’s driving range in Brainerd will open Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. It is the first driving range in Brainerd to open for the season and is heated and covered. In honor of the occasion, Madden’s is kicking off the opening with some friendly competition—golfers can try to hit two snowmen on the driving range […]

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