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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

North Idaho native Travis Fulton carves out cool career in golf industry

Travis Fulton’s affiliation with golf didn’t end after the 1995 Idaho State Class B Tournament. It was just beginning.


Jim Meehan: Sophie Hausmann, Idaho Vandals take another swing at NCAA women’s golf regional

It turns out there is a pretty simple answer to an interesting question. How exactly did German native Sophie Hausmann end up playing golf – really good golf – for …


UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017

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

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

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

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.


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

Golf with Jim Meehan: Future looks bright for scenic Idaho Club

The Idaho Club on Monday did what it usually does to me.


Meehan: Kirk Triplett consistent force on Champions Tour

Kirk Triplett is putting together another Kirk Triplett-type of season.


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.


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.


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 …


Meehan: New greens at Coeur d’Alene Resort draw rave reviews

I was and I wasn’t the most qualified person for this assignment.


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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


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 …


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 …


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.


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: 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.


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: 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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …