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Jim Meehan: Age no handicap for Hangman Valley ladies-club members Virginia Danke, June Syverson

You can find the two nonagenarians hitting fairways, dropping putts and wowing playing partners most Wednesdays in the 9-hole ladies club at Hangman Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

Jim Meehan: Golf loses prominent figure with passing of longtime Esmeralda pro Bill Warner

Warner spent 37 years as the pro at Esmeralda, simultaneously running the busy city course while providing instruction to players of all levels and life lessons to young employees. Warner …


Jim Meehan: Former Washington State golfer Derek Bayley makes inroads early in pro career

Derek Bayley had a few things to tidy up before he turned pro, ending an impressive run in amateur golf.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018

Jim Meehan: Area golf pros provide pointers on lag putting, discuss Tiger Woods’ major chances

When it comes to golf, most of us can use all the help we can get from sensible minds. It’s one of the reasons we bring back the pros roundtable …


Jim Meehan: Team format makes sense for state golf tournaments

I’ve seen quite a bit in three decades as a sportswriter, but prep golf has supplied some of the more surreal moments.


Jim Meehan: Prairie Falls makes cool upgrade with scenic No. 14

Prairie Falls Golf Club is whole again with the unveiling of a new No. 14 that looks nothing like its predecessor. What used to be a long, quality par 5 …


Golf with Jim Meehan: Getting back into the swing after knee replacement surgery

It was an unremarkable first swing of the season. Driver on No. 1 at the Coeur d’Alene Golf Club on a chilly April day that found the right-center of the …


Jim Meehan: Frank Capehart, 87, deals remarkable pair of aces

Frank Capehart was playing with his buddies at the Ranch Club in Priest River on May 10 so it was already going to be a good day. It got quite …


Meehan: Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann, Gonzaga’s Ciera Min make first victories special

Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann and Gonzaga’s Ciera Min picked the ideal time to win their first collegiate golf tournaments.


Prugh has chance to crack Top 125, entry in The Barclays

It’s that time of the year on the PGA Tour. The race is on to finish in the top 125 on the FedEx Cup points list, which guarantees entry into …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


Local golfers happy to face long U.S. Open odds

Sean Walsh and Kent Hagen know the long odds that stand in their way of qualifying for the U.S. Open.


Meehan: Time for first Pros Roundtable of the local golf season

One fringe benefit to covering golf is tapping into the thoughts of area pros. That’s my goal with the Pros Roundtable, a semi-regular feature in this space. I round up …


Meehan: Time for first Pros Roundtable of the local golf season

One fringe benefit to covering golf is tapping into the thoughts of area pros.


Jim Meehan golf column: Retired pro Steve Prugh finding time to play a little golf

On a Friday in January, Manito Country Club sent a release to its members that longtime pro Steve Prugh was retiring. Roughly an hour later, Prugh took a phone call …


Hall of famer Steve Prugh finally finds time to swing the clubs

On a Friday in January, Manito Country Club sent a release to its members that long-time pro Steve Prugh was retiring. Roughly an hour later, Prugh took a phone call …


Meehan: Future PGA stars will shine at Palouse Ridge

Chances are you haven’t heard of the Golfstat Cup. Chances are you have heard of Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Ryan Moore, Bill Haas, Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald, Matt …


Blanchette: No better way to pass time until Selection Sunday than ‘what-if’ bracket buster

Could sophomore Kevin Pangos handle senior Kevin Pangos? Would the most embattled Gonzaga team of the last decade have a shot against the only Bulldogs to climb to No. 1? …


Gonzaga needed hot hands vs. Broncos

Gonzaga’s single-game record for field-goal percentage was in jeopardy Thursday against Santa Clara. And so was the outcome of the game. Yup, that sounds odd. When the Zags stopped turning …


Jim Meehan: Picturesque and well conceived Gamble Sands opens

Dave Christenson has been part of three grand openings, including Friday’s debut of Gamble Sands. This one is different than his previous experiences at Circling Raven and a golf course …


Gamble Sands a treasure for north central Washington

Dave Christenson has been part of three grand openings, including Friday’s debut of Gamble Sands. Gamble Sands couldn’t be more ready to greet the public.


Picture perfect golf

I changed the screensaver on my computer shortly after returning from a two-day, 72-hole golf marathon last month at Bandon Dunes. It wasn’t an easy decision. I took a bunch …


Winter wasn’t kind to area courses

Mother Nature served up sunshine and a string of 70-plus degree days this week. She wasn’t as cooperative over the winter and golf courses in our region are still dealing …


Winter ice leaves lingering damage at golf courses

Mother Nature served up sunshine and a string of 70-plus degree days this week. She wasn’t as cooperative over the winter and golf courses in our region are still dealing …


Meehan: Kayla Mortellaro bounces back from surgery

Kayla Mortellaro, like most competitors in the sporting world, wanted to avoid surgery. She was willing to devote countless hours rehabilitating her ailing left shoulder if the end result was …


Meehan: Kayla Mortellaro bounces back from surgery

Kayla Mortellaro, like most competitors in the sporting world, wanted to avoid surgery. She was willing to devote countless hours rehabilitating her ailing left shoulder if the end result was …


Meehan: Area golf pros go the distance

I played 54 holes in one day when I was a young pup. If I’d given up a few winks of sleep, I probably could have squeezed in 72. I …