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2017 TRGA season opens this weekend

2017 TRGA season opens this weekend

The Three Rivers Golf Association VPP Group Big Sky Cattle Tour kicks off its 2017 season campaign with a pair of tournaments this weekend.
Saturday's opener is scheduled at Valley High Golf Club in Houston, MN, while Sunday's tournament is at Fox Hollow Golf Course in Barre Mills, WI.
Bret Richert carded a 3-over par 74 to capture the TRGA Valley High Open last year. James DeBoer shot a 1-under 69 one day later to win the TRGA Fox Hollow Open.
Eight other regular-season, 18-hole tournaments are scheduled in addition to the 36-hole, two-day TRGA Championship in August.
The winner of the Championship Flight at the TRGA Championship earns an exemption to the 2018 WSGA Wisconsin Amateur. Mike Drugan of Holmen won last year's TRGA Championship will play in the Wisconsin State Amateur this summer.
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New rules of golf decision limits use of video review

New rules of golf decision limits use of video review

FAR HILLS, NJ - The USGA and The R&A have issued a new Decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in the game, effective immediately.
The two organizations have also established a working group of LPGA, PGA Tour, PGA European Tour, Ladies European Tour and PGA of America representatives to immediately begin a comprehensive review of broader video issues, including viewer call-ins, which arise in televised competitions.
New Decision 34-3/10 implements two standards for Rules committees to limit the use of video: 1) when video reveals evidence that could not reasonably be seen with the “naked eye,” and 2) when players use their “reasonable judgment” to determine a specific location when applying the Rules. The full language of the Decision can be found here.
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Simones cards first Uno ace of golf season

Bruce Simones of La Crosse posted a hole-in-one at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse earlier this week.
It was Simones third career ace at Forest Hills and also the first Uno hole-in-one of the year. Simones receives a four night, five day vacation in Mexico compliments of KemperSports, Vidanta and Forest Hills Golf Course.
Meanwhile, Forest Hills is planning to open the full 18-hole layout - weather permitting - on Thursday April 13.
Special spring rates remain in effect through Easter Sunday. The cost is $12 for nine holes and $17 for 18 holes.

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Oh what a difference cataract surgery makes

Oh what a difference cataract surgery makes

I can see it now. I really can.
I didn't realize how much fun golf was until I had cataract surgery a few weeks ago. Surgery corrected my left eye on March 20. One week later, I had surgery on my right eye.
"Texas" Terry Stuart and I played 18 holes at Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club after my last follow-up doctor's appointment on Tuesday. I couldn't believe the difference.
Pausing before I hit my first tee shot, I laughed and said, "I can actually see dimples on the golf ball. I can tell the difference between the fairway and the rough. Shucks, I can see the flag waving in the sun on the green some 500 yards away."
I have always enjoyed golf, but certainly see it in a new light now. Colors are so much more vivid, too.
Yup, it's going to be a great season regardless how well I shoot!
GREAT DEAL…

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Forest Hills Golf Course opening Tuesday

Forest Hills Golf Course opening Tuesday

It's time to tee it up at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse.
The front nine holes will open for play on Tuesday March 28, starting at 10 a.m., for walking only. Practice greens will also open on Tuesday.
Carts will be available in the near future as the ground firms up.
Forest Hills is also offering a special nine-hole walking fee of $12, plus tax.
No tee times are required this week, according to course personnel. Play will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Tee times will begin on Monday April 3.
Uno will once again be offered in 2017. All hole-in-ones at Forest Hills will receive a 5 night stay in Mexico compliments of Forest Hills and KemperSports.
Eight players made holes-in-one in 2016 and received an 8 day 7 night vacation in Mexico compliments of Forest Hills, KemperSports and…

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Spring just around corner at Forest Hills

Snow is melting. Birds are singing. And yes, golf season is coming soon!
"We have not yet set an opening date for the golf course or practice greens, but we are projecting a late March or early April opening depending on weather and drying of the course, said Keith Stoll, Forest Hills PGA professional and general manager.
The Forest Hills pro shop will be open on a daily basis beginning Monday, March 27.
Forest Hills Golf Course, located beneath Grandad Bluff, will also be updating its website and facebook page as new information becomes available. For more info click onto: www.foresthillsgolf.org, or call 608-779-4653.

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