This year's big fall beach clean up didn't just serve to take things off Galveston's shores, it produced some new tools to help keep them clean in the future.
The Clear Creek Independent School District Athletic Hall of Honor celebrated its first class of inductees during a special ceremony held at Challenger Columbia Stadium in League City on Friday.
Had Houston's season gone as planned, D'Eriq King would have spent Saturday night standing on the sideline as the Cougars' third-string quarterback.
The schooner America, a replica of the fabled racing yacht that coined the phrase America's Cup, will visit Galveston late next month.
The PGA regular season is over and the NFL season has just begun. I hope your favorite team won just as did mine. Or not. I’m an unapologetic Texans fan for life — no matter what.
Although a real hint of fall has yet to fill the air, King Football is in evidence at all levels.
Never heard of a “links lite” golf course? Well, now you have, and it’s coming soon to an area not so far from your newspaper.
The Rainbow Connection, now known as Childhood Cancer Connection Inc. (CCCI), was established in 1984 to support children living with cancer and blood disorders and their families.
There is some truth to the rumor that Golfsmith — a Texas golfing institution — is considering filing for bankruptcy while actively searching for a new owner.
The International Olympic Committee and the International Golf Federation got a lucky bounce Sunday when reigning champions of the most recent PGA Tour majors, Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose, locked into what greatly resembled a match play finish, while American Matt Kuchar added to the excitement by equaling the “modern” Olympic scoring record with a 63 that earned him the bronze medal and nearly put him into a playoff for the gold.
According to Susan’s account, her grandfather, Tony, never even attempted to exit his vehicle after the crash; he just sat there, uninjured and miffed, waiting for the police to arrive.
More than one person has had some kind of twist on the story of my recently mangled 7-iron, my long ago mangled nose, or both. Now, here’s your chance to share a story and win a free Coney Island at Sonny’s Place.
Joe Walsh and Ava Walsh along with Nathan Toberman and Sky Denson all had a good showings recently while competing in the Drive, Chip and Putt nationwide competition.
It is not too early for me to again remind my fellow golfers about hydration, especially the two local pros who will tee up early in the hot, humid morning with a goal of playing 100 holes of golf in one day.
Like songwriter Paul Simon said in "Still Crazy After All These Years," I tend to lean on old, familiar ways. So it was that last Thursday when I played an early morning round wearing a shirt I earned (paid for) as a volunteer at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
This is a call to all to send me photos you think might merit publication. After an ace, sure. Following an albatross or even some spectacular eagle, absolutely. If you and your buddies have a special day on the course, let me see the evidence, and I’ll attempt to get it published.
Last week’s highly successful Sentinels of Freedom tournament at South Shore Harbour featured a single all-woman team. It was, for sure, the prettiest team on the course and a highly competitive one, as well.
The inaugural United States Open Golf Championship was played at the Newport, Rhode Island Country Club in 1895. It was a one-day, 36-hole competition engaged in by the grand sum of 11 players.
I was fortunate to spend a moment at the Moody Gardens clubhouse send-off for Head Golf Professional Rick Christ, a man who made a significant contribution to golf on the island and beyond.
Attend a golf-related social with finger food or dinner involved, and many of your fellow golfers will be drinking wine — especially if there’s no “free” keg involved.
Two hundred eighty-eight miles is a long way to drive for a plate of barbecue, even if it’s Kansas City style as served up by award winning 18th and Vine. The trip from my driveway (where I park) and John B. Sias parkway (on which one drives) at times felt like the Indy 500, only with huge trucks bullying their way along and dangerously distracted drivers tending to their electronic devices; the short term break at Buc-ee’s provided sufficient comfort and fortification for the balance of the journey.
It is not likely that the folks at Offprice Golf are regular readers, so there’s no claim here — indeed it’s likely a cinch — that their current “Belts Blowout Sale” was not inspired by that discussion.
Last week’s column referenced belts — old ones and new ones, wide ones and thin ones; those with double buckles and some with intricate tooling. Also referenced were abdominal muscles sometimes referred to as “six-packs’”. Combining the two elicited response from my inner circle of readers and fellow duffers, who in machine gun cadences asked “Whatareyoutryingtosay” or “Whadayamean”?
Research is an integral part of being a golf columnist. Former CIA director Allen Dulles once said that the vast majority of the agency’s intelligence information was derived from overt sources.
In a serious oversight, this column failed to mention Anchor Point’s recent tournament titled “Hope Golfs,” which was conducted at the Top Golf facility in Webster.
Scotty Cameron is a name known in every corner of the golfing world. It is for many the gold standard when identifying great craftsmanship and the kind of materials and precision engineering commonly associated with high-dollar, foreign-made automobiles Pick your favorite.
The Clear Lake Falcons won their sixth consecutive tournament last week soaring beyond all competitors to achieve a record low score over two days and claim the Class 6A, Region III title at Eagle Pointe Golf Club in Mont Belvieu.
Early last fall, Ball High golf coach Mike Kleinecke asserted a belief that he had a talented group of golfers — boys and girls — who if they continued to work hard would have a good 2015-2016 season.
The sun is setting on a beautiful Sunday, the day on which the newspaper expects to receive my column, which now on Tuesday you are reading and I hope will enjoy. I am slightly stressed, because my brain is filled with more information I want to share with you than space I am allotted.
Five of the top 10 ranked players in the world, including No. 1 Jordan Spieth, will tee up this Thursday at the Shell Houston Open.
Freddie Jacobson (pronounced YAcobson) is a Swedish professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. Last Sunday in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Invitational, Freddie hit a very poor shot and we weekend whackers can easily identify.
The Clear Creek “Wildcat Invitational” March 3-4 at Moody Gardens featured players from 15 schools that will soon tee up again to begin the march toward the team and individual state championships.
The Keep Kids in School tournament benefiting both Clear Creek and Dickinson school districts on April 18 at Bay Oaks Country Club takes “wow” one step further.
Weather, occasional monsoon like conditions notwithstanding, has allowed area high school golfers to get a jump start on the run-up to University Interscholastic League (UIL) and Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) competition. State playoffs begin with district competition, which is just around the corner.
Six hours of golf instruction from a PGA Golf Professional for $100 is a deal. Sign up with Rick Christ at Moody Gardens Golf Course for beginner or intermediate classes or check with a course near you for similar offerings.
My discussion on slow play was timely. The European Tour has already taken my observations to heart.
Congratulations to the Texans for winning their conference; good luck to them in the Super Bowl!
The Adams Pro Tour is in the area with tournaments at Magnolia Creek (final round today) and Bay Oaks (Jan. 21-22).
I truly enjoyed watching and supporting the Texans last weekend. Nothing better than seeing the Lone Star State well represented.
Now that 2016 is officially underway, a golf toast is appropriate. Since Dr. Warren administered a dose of poetry at Christmas and Bernice Torregrossa “ran” some lyrics out as well and with Michael A. Smith paraphrasing Townes Van Zandt, how can I resist?
Tomorrow is Dec. 30, and Tiger Woods will turn 40.
I have made my list, checked it twice and forwarded it to Santa for final review.
I like it when someone says they enjoy reading what I write. I like it even more when it’s neither a relative nor close friend.
I do not know exactly how many of the 20 Meals on Wheels tournaments I have played in. Whatever the number, that’s how many times I have not won a turkey.
My mind was on the approaching cold front and it’s implications for the Meals On Wheels tournament — and the possibility I might win a turkey come Monday.
According to the best available data, golf has in recent years struggled to attract new players. As a result, many golf courses around the country have closed.
As outgoing South Shore Harbour Ladies Golf Association president Jane Montgomery said, it was “another rain-plagued tournament for the LGA in 2015.”
The Lady Swingers of Battleground Golf Course will celebrate Thanksgiving with the Gulf Coast Women’s Interclub trophy as their shared centerpiece.
Boarding the plane for Jacksonville, Fla. last Wednesday, I almost nearly — but not quite — felt guilty, not to mention slightly apprehensive.
Colin Davidson posted the lowest score of all 34 boys playing in the Texas City Boys and Girls Beginner Tournament last week to lead Tors teammates Maxwell Lidstone, John Kusnerik, Nico Sendejas and Blake Bell to a second place finish, just a single shot behind the winning La Porte team and 10 strokes clear of third place Clear Brook.
I long ago ceased giving tips to fellow competitors on how to “fix” their golf swings, unless certain conditions are met.
Coach Mike Kleinecke’s Tors finished fifth among 20 teams at last week’s La Porte Invitational at Bay Forest Golf Club.
I apologize for not reminding you to watch the Solheim Cup, which, for the uninformed, is the women’s version of the Ryder Cup, pitting a European “side” against a U.S. “side” in a series of team matches capped off by a daylong dozen of one-on-one matchups. It lasts nearly as long as the preceding sentence, but is much more exciting.
After I gave kudos to the NBC crew for their silence, which allowed viewers to listen in on player-caddie dialogue last week, someone asked whether I had forgotten the old adage that a caddie should “show up, keep up and shut up.” I have not.
Sitting in my recliner with a heating pad on my left shoulder and neck, my mind drifts back 40-plus years ago to an ER in Colorado where I was pleased to hear there was no shoulder separation. Years later I would learn that it was misdiagnosed.
In my little world, there has always been a football season. While I cannot say authoritatively that there was not always a golf season, I can tell you that I don’t recall when I first heard the term.
If Kermit the Frog played and had to choose which golf tournament to support, the 8:30 a.m. shotgun start for the Rainbow Connection on Saturday at Moody Gardens Golf Course might be his quick and easy choice.
It is early Sunday morning, and I am celebrating my decision to not play golf today. The much-needed rain is welcomed by my browning lawn and reinforces the wisdom of my decision to stay inside, await the final round coverage of the PGA Championship, and watch the talking heads on the weekly news programs.
Baseball, not golf, grabs the title role in “The Galveston Buccaneers: Shearn Moody and the 1934 Texas League Championship,” written by Kris Rutherford with a forward by the island’s own Doug McLeod. Yet, historical discussion of the past 500 years of the island’s history — and more particularly the influence of the Moody family on a good chunk of that history — piques my interest.
The Texans are firing up, the Astros are going strong, and the last of golf’s four majors is a scant two weeks away.
Golf is way, way ahead when it comes to being a worldwide sport. It is likely second only to that “other” form of football: soccer.