Most readers have not had an opportunity to cover a professional golfer at a PGA Tour tournament. And I’m thinking that most people haven’t attended a PGA Tour tournament as a spectator either. So I’m going to try to paint this with a fairly broad brush. About nine months out of the year, there is […]
Brendan Steele brought his game together in the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the Scottsdale TPC course in Scottsdale, Ariz., last week to post an 18-under-par 69-65-65-67 — 266 to tie for sixth place with two others. The Idyllwild native’s performance earned him a $207,700 paycheck, bringing his season’s winnings to more than $260,000. He’s […]
Jim Crandall, Palms to Pines Golf Association handicap chair, provided this report about the Friday, Jan. 18, golf tournament. The club held its regular monthly tournament at the Woodhaven Country Club in Palm Desert. The sign at the entry to the club reads, “Your Happy Day of Golf Begins Here.” And it’s true — most […]
Brendan Steele’s superfan — André Pilon, who flew to the desert from Montreal with his equally superfan wife Pierrette Filion — says that Steele was consistently hitting pin-point irons during his practice rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday before the Humana Challenge in La Quinta last week. The Idyllwild native was high on his game then, […]
Brendan Steele will begin a new PGA Tour season, and his third season, next week in our desert back yard. The Idyllwild native will play in the $5.6 million Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation Tournament, which will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 20, on three different courses in La […]
Lauren Salter (center), an Idyllwild School alum, and now living in Lake Placid, N.Y., spoke to Idyllwild School students about her Skeleton racing adventures on Thursday, Dec. 20, morning. She showed the equipment she uses, including her sled, and gave a slide/video presentation.
Lauren Salter, USA skeleton athlete, has just finished the first half of her third season. In this time, she has already made the national development team, while being one of the youngest competing sliders. Her most recent competition was two weeks ago in Whistler, Canada, one of the sites of the 2010 Winter Olympics. This […]
Brendan Steele teamed once again with Keegan Bradley last week in an attempt to defend their 2011 title at the Franklin Templeton (Shark) Shootout. Greg Norman hosted the event at the Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Fla.
Breanna Lewis, below, represented Idyllwild in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick at San Diego Chargers Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 2. She competed against 12- and 13-year-old girls. Breanna won the Idyllwild and the Banning sectional competion to get to San Diego and earned third place in her division.Above they are shown running through the […]