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Designer Jones Jr. says golfers need to be creative at Chambers Bay

With each passing day before the U.S. Open in June, Robert Trent Jones Jr. becomes more popular with professional golfers. “They’re certainly inquisitive,” said Jones, whose company designed Chambers Bay …


Ladenburg realizes dream of hosting U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

John Ladenburg didn’t take up golf until he was in his early 50s. Slow-pitch softball was his game and he played for the Family, featuring his eight brothers and assorted …


Chambers Bay’s lone fir a survivor

Chambers Bay has one tree that stands behind the 15th green and 16th tee box. It doesn’t come into play unless someone has hit a truly awful shot. It did …


How to get to U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

More than 21,000 satellite parking spots will be available at two primary lots. Parking and shuttle service to the championship grounds are free. Nearly 300 shuttle buses will run continuously …


Chambers Bay emerged from winter in excellent condition

Ask Chambers Bay director of agronomy Eric Johnson if the course will be brown, green or a mixture of both for the U.S. Open and he’ll defer to Mother Nature. …


Tricky tee shot on 9th

If you’ve played Chambers Bay, you’re familiar with the dramatic elevation changes. The par-3 ninth provides a perfect example. The scenic hole originates from one of the highest points on …


1921 U.S. Open champ Jim Barnes has ties to Spokane Country Club

Every so often, when general manager Josh Bridge zigzags out of his office, he will come face to face with ol’ Jim Barnes. It isn’t the real Jim Barnes – …


‘Chambers Basement’ bunker unique feature of Chambers Bay

Roughly 120 yards from the 18th green rests a wicked, sunken bunker nicknamed “Chambers Basement.” It figures to could come into play more when the hole is played as a …


Sand and gravel pit adapted into landscape

Much like the lone fir, several tall columns to the right of the 18th tee and fairway are an unmistakable sight from virtually anywhere on the Chambers Bay property. Various …


U.S. Open at Chambers Bay: Take a seat

There will be bleacher seating for 18,000 at various locations on the course. If the tournament comes down to the final hole on Sunday, there will be 5,834 grandstand seats …


Variables can change overnight at Chambers Bay

Symbolic of Chambers Bay’s flexibility, Nos. 1 and 18 will alternate as par 4s and par 5s. For example, if No. 1 is set up as a 496-yard par 4, …


Fox replaces NBC for U.S. Open airing

Goodbye Dan Hicks, Johnny Miller and Roger Maltbie. Hello Joe Buck, Greg Norman and Juli Inkster. Fox spent $1 billion for the rights to televise 12 years of USGA championships, …


Some pros not happy with ‘ribbon tees’

You’ll probably see the phrase “ribbon tees” in print or hear it during the telecast of the U.S. Open. It refers to tee boxes and the surrounding area being cut …


Eastern Washington, North Idaho golf directory

• On the Web: The following is a directory of area golf courses. For more information on the area golf courses go online at www.spokesman.com/golf. •Avondale GC (208) 772-5963. 18-hole …


Tacoma’s Chambers Bay first in Northwest to host U.S. Open

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – United States Golf Association executive director Mike Davis takes these phone calls all the time. It usually begins with someone telling Davis, “I’ve got the perfect …