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PNGA Posts About ‘Blaine Newnham’

Winter’s Forward Thinking

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011


by Blaine Newnham

Here is an idea of what we’re up against trying to make golf a better game for the masses, a game that isn’t as difficult as it used to be, and doesn’t take as long as it used to take.

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A Little Native Ability

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Self-taught Dan Hixson has quietly become one of the region’s best course designers

by Blaine Newnham

Dan Hixson, perhaps the most celebrated new golf architect in the country, is supremely self-taught. Not only didn’t he study as a golf architect, but never worked for one either.

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Of Loyalty, and Honor, and Rehab Assignments

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

by Blaine Newnham

Fred Couples had it right.

Not so much in picking Tiger Woods to play in the Presidents Cup, but insisting that he play competitively before the November matches in Australia.

Woods has nothing to prove, and everything to prove.

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Building Smarter, Not Harder

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Above photo caption: John Harbottle was on hand at last month’s U.S. Junior Amateur, the second national championship to be held in the last five years at one of his designs, Gold Mountain’s Olympic course. Photo by Blaine Newnham

Course design is pulling back from building impossibly difficult courses, and creating layouts that are suitable for all levels

by Blaine Newnham

John Harbottle, the Tacoma (Wash.) golf course architect whose hand is on many of the region’s acclaimed courses, including Gold Mountain’s Olympic (Bremerton, Wash.) and Palouse Ridge (Pullman, Wash.), was asked to make White Horse GC near Kingston, Wash.
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Brave New Post-Tiger World

Friday, December 10th, 2010

After going winless in 2010 (the first winless season of his career), Woods moves forward into a golf world that might not recognize him any longer.

by Blaine Newnham

For the first time in more than a decade – like 14 years – Tiger Woods did not win a tournament and was not invited to this week’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Maui, the opening event of the PGA Tour season.

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Ah, Golf in Winter – the Good, the Bad, and the Forward Tees

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Folks, please, we recommend that you do not try this at home. Rather, it is best tried at your local layout – and bring extra gloves….

 

by Blaine Newnham

For those of us who stick around the Northwest in the winter, playing golf is either nuts, or a well-earned badge of courage.

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Brown is the New Green

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

What can brown do for you – golf is a four season sport, so why not let your course experience all four seasons

by Blaine Newnham
I’m very interested to see how this plays out.

At the golf club where I have been a member for nearly 25 years – Wing Point G&CC on Bainbridge Island, Wash.

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Follow Local Writer Blaine Newnham at the 2010 U.S. Open

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Click on any of the following U.S. Open stories by Blaine Newnham from Cybergolf’s web site. Links will be updated daily

Thursday at the U.S. Open: A Blue Bird Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach – Still ‘America’s’ Golf Course

U.S. Open Starter Nears Final Hurrah

Was Pebble Beach Unfair or Did It Reveal the Open Champion?

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Open and Shut Case; Views and Opinions From Our Writers in Pacific Northwest Golfer Magazine

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Picture – Tom Watson is embraced by his caddie, Neil Oxman, and is embraced by the golf world, after Watson loses the playoff to Stewart Cink in the 2009 British Open at Turnberry. Photo copyright Getty Images/Stuart Franklin

by Blaine Newnham

Just like he said he would, Fred Couples called me from a hotel room in Houston.

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Tales from the Fourth – the Magics Continues at Bandon Dunes

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

by Blaine Newnham

I get to do these kinds of things. Like drop a ball into the Road hole bunker and try to hit it out. You won’t believe me that I holed it, but I did.

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort will open its fourth course June 1, the mammoth Old Macdonald, a sprawling tribute to golf’s golden age of architecture.

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