Stories tagged: Meehan golf column
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
Golf with Jim Meehan: Kirk Triplett plays, talks a great game
Kirk Triplett’s sustained, rock-solid play indicates he’s a long way from hanging up his clubs. He’s in the midst of another fine season on the Champions Tour, nearly bagging his …
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 11:42 p.m.
Golf with Jim Meehan: Local amateurs took swings at qualifying for U.S. Open
Derek Bayley is teeing it up at the British Amateur. Eric Ansett is playing in the Sunnehanna Amateur in Pennsylvania. Ryan Maine made the cut at the Southwestern Am in …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Golf with Jim Meehan – Pros roundtable: Tough par 5s, Tiger, instruction and bucket-list course
You’ve missed the fairway for the umpteenth time in a row. Limbs from a towering ponderosa pine demand a special recovery shot to reach the green. What do you do? …
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Golf with Jim Meehan: Kalispel assistant pro Nick McCaslin true student of the game
There is no way to officially categorize Kalispel Golf and Country Club assistant pro Nick McCaslin’s accomplishments.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 8 p.m.
Golf with Jim Meehan: Award helps Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen expand influence in industry
Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen wasn’t teaching, writing or talking about golf.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Golf with Jim Meehan: Future looks bright for scenic Idaho Club
The Idaho Club on Monday did what it usually does to me.
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 11 p.m.
Meehan: Kirk Triplett consistent force on Champions Tour
Kirk Triplett is putting together another Kirk Triplett-type of season.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 11:27 p.m.
Junior America’s Cup champ Ryan Maine makes most of busy summer
For many top amateur golfers, summer is spent playing in tournaments, practicing for tournaments or traveling to and from tournaments.
Fri., July 22, 2016, 8:36 p.m.
Meehan: Alex Prugh, Joel Dahmen show steady progress on tours
Alex Prugh and Joel Dahmen have been playing some of their best golf recently, so it figures both are in the mix at the Web.com Tour’s Utah Championship.
Fri., June 24, 2016, 4:23 p.m.
Jim Meehan on golf: Slow play on local courses takes fun out of the game
The United States Golf Association ran commercials a few years ago with Arnold Palmer, Paula Creamer, Butch Harmon and Annika Sorenstam nudging dawdling golfers to pick up the pace: “While …
Fri., June 17, 2016, 11:32 p.m.
Meehan: New greens at Coeur d’Alene Resort draw rave reviews
I was and I wasn’t the most qualified person for this assignment.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 11:07 p.m.
Jim Meehan: Gary Lindeblad a perfect fit for Kalispel Golf and Country Club
Gary Lindeblad and change are becoming fast friends. After his 31-year tenure at Indian Canyon ended on a sour note, the popular pro was hired earlier this year by the …
Fri., June 3, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Meehan golf column: Ask the pros
It’s the debut of the pros roundtable in 2016 and naturally we discuss Jordan Spieth, tough par 5s, rule changes, coyotes, turkeys and cows.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 4:06 p.m.
Meehan: Junior League gives kids positive experience with golf
Derek Siesser was a proponent of the PGA Junior League program long before he saw one of those indelible images only a kid can produce on a golf course.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
Jim Meehan: Downriver celebrates 100 years
Downriver turns 100 years old this summer, which gives the stately golf course a five-year head start on Mac McGuire.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 10:52 p.m.
Jim Meehan column: Whitworth golfers after a perfect ending
Starting to wonder if there’s something in the water, or at least in the putting stroke or clutch gene, around here
Sat., Sept. 19, 2015
Jim Meehan: Golfers with anchored putters must take new stance soon
Billy Bomar has putted sidesaddle nearly his entire golf career. It’s an unconventional approach, but those who play with or against Bomar quickly learn that the PGA pro and co-owner …
Sat., Sept. 5, 2015
Heat, wildfires impact play at area golf courses
Smoke was so thick in Colville on certain days, Dominion Meadows golf pro Andy Hite couldn’t see the cart shed located about 30 yards away. Hite didn’t need perfect vision …
Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
Wendy Ward will take on a new role at Solheim Cup
Wendy Ward’s first Solheim Cup experience was in 2002, teamed with Hall of Famer Beth Daniel in alternate-shot format. No pressure.
Sat., Aug. 1, 2015
Inland Empire golf league draws kids
Knowing I’m rarely on Facebook, my wife was kind enough to post pictures of my golf ball collection a few weeks ago in advance of a garage sale. Four large …
Sat., July 18, 2015
Meehan: Here’s the story behind the 59 at Indian Canyon
Eight birdies, three eagles, six pars, one bogey. That’s how one writes 59 – a magic number in golf – on a scorecard.
Sat., July 11, 2015
Meehan: When the heat is on, golfers evaporate
Work accomplished one recent afternoon, I ventured out to the Coeur d’Alene Golf Club to squeeze in nine holes. I called ahead and was told it was “wide open.” Lathered …
Sat., June 27, 2015
Meehan: In the end, Chambers Bay looked the part
Bubba Watson called the U.S. Open greens at Pinehurst last year “unfriendly.” Zach Johnson said Merion was manipulated in 2013, adding to his disdain for the United States Golf Association. …
Sun., June 21, 2015
Meehan: Local golf fans get peek at the best
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Keith Ross was on the Chambers Bay driving range at 5:45 a.m. Monday, waiting for Tiger Woods to arrive. Instead, Dustin Johnson showed up. For 10 …
Sat., May 9, 2015
Fantastic Five have been marvel for UI’s regional-bound team
There’s the hockey player turned golfer, Mr. Consistency, the shortest golfer in NCAA Division I, Mr. Calm and the overlooked recruit. And there’s the coach with an NCAA title on …
Sun., Sept. 7, 2014
Jim Meehan: Beth Wrigley looks to win 10th straight SAWGA title
Beth Wrigley took up the game of golf at age 30. “Not very seriously at first when my husband and I started going out,” Wrigley said. “Of course I wanted …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014
Encouraging developments at The Idaho Club
Perhaps you’ve forgotten about The Idaho Club. I tried to make it a point to play the scenic golf course nestled along the Pack River outside Sandpoint at least once …
Fri., July 25, 2014
Jim Meehan: Former Clarkston standout Joel Dahmen gets shot on PGA Tour
How many times did you bury a jump shot on the playground as a youngster and imagine it was to win the NBA Finals? Or drain a 10-foot putt to …
Sat., July 5, 2014
Jim Meehan: Recovering Indian Canyon can’t host 2014 Rosauers Open
Gary Lindeblad has been a fixture as the pro at Indian Canyon since the mid-1980s and the venerable city golf course has been home to the Rosauers Open Invitational since …
Sat., June 28, 2014
Big Break and tough break for former Idaho golfer Renee Skidmore
Renée Skidmore nearly got her Big Break, but now she’s experiencing an unwanted break from tournament golf. Skidmore, a former Idaho Vandal, made the semifinals of Golf Channel’s Big Break …