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September 23, 2011
Player              School           Class        Major Dan Drazen          Rutgers-Camden Jr.        Economics Brendan Kelly          Villanova          Sr.        Finance Andrew Mason       Temple             Sr.     Real estate Michael Serensits    Drexel             Jr.        Bus. admin. Greg Verde             Cabrini             So.
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May 24, 2007
St. Joseph's Prep edged regular-season champ La Salle by two strokes to captured the team trophy at the Catholic League golf championships yesterday at the Golf Course at Glen Mills. Led by individual champion Kevin Melnick, who carded a 3-over-par 74, the Prep had a team score of 492 in the nine-team competition. Monsignor Bonner's Steve Minnick and La Salle's Kevin Genuardi shot 75 each.
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November 21, 2000 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
A mob associate paid cash for a five-day "golf getaway" in Florida for Camden Mayor Milton Milan and his girlfriend, in the winter of 1998, witnesses testified yesterday. The jury in Milan's corruption trial saw a videotape of the mayor and his then-girlfriend, Kathryn Santa (now Milan's wife), and Camden attorney and mob associate Daniel Daidone at Philadelphia International Airport, about to board a plane to West Palm Beach. The silent video was shot by Philadelphia Police Det. Marcelino "Mark" Pinero, who has been assigned to an FBI organized crime squad for the past 17 years.
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June 23, 1998 | Inquirer photographs by Tom Gralish
Sugar Ray Leonard was in Philadelphia to host the 2d Inner City Golf Classic yesterday.
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August 27, 2001 | By B.G. Kelley
Golf is hot; tennis is not. No, the Ryder Cup is not more popular than the U.S. Open, which starts today. But in the last five years, golf - slow golf, boring golf, too-privileged golf - has risen in popularity as never before. The 1998 Statistical Abstract of the United States reported that the number of golfers skyrocketed from 13 million to 25 million during the previous two decades, while the number of tennis players fell from 34 million to 18 million. Golf has Tigermania.
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January 13, 1987 | By Jane Cope, Special to The Inquirer
The owners of the bankrupt Rancocas Country Club in Willingboro may sell the property to developers despite a deed restriction limiting the land to use as a golf club, a federal judge ruled yesterday. The owners of the 130-acre site, which closed last month, had sought the ruling because the property could be sold for more money if used for development. However, township officials and residents adjacent to the golf course argued in briefs filed with the court that a restriction in the deed limited the grounds to use as a golf course.
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October 1, 1989 | By Peter J. Shelly, Special to The Inquirer
The 75 Warminster residents who sat through last week's raucous, 5 1/2-hour Board of Supervisors meeting heard Ray Regan, the board's lone Democrat, accuse his Republican counterparts of a "massive financial cover-up on the golf course. " It was not the first time that Regan had cried foul about the financial condition of the township's Five Ponds Golf Course, claiming it was a drain on the township's resources. But this time, his volley came on the heels of an announcement that the course would show a profit - thus leaving the residents baffled.
NEWS
June 12, 2013
Tiger Woods draws a crowd During his six holes on the course, his gallery became more congested with each practice putt. Sports, D1.   Golf fashion takes a colorful swing With bright hues and bold prints, the sport is finding its way out of the navy blue and khaki woods. Magazine, C1.   Turnout, traffic expected to rise Flooding closes Rose Tree lot. Fans who drive will need to take a shuttle from PPL Park in Chester. B1, D3.
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July 21, 1988 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
Plans for an Arnold Palmer-designed golf course in Whitpain Township are one step closer to becoming reality. On Monday, the Whitpain Board of Supervisors approved two subdivision plans for a private golf course community at DeKalb, Morris and North Wales Roads, known as Normandy Farms. Franklin Realty Development Corp. in Whitpain and Hansen Properties of Horsham plan to develop the 350-plus acre tract into an 18-hole golf course and a 750-house development. During its meeting, the board voted, 4-0, to approve the request of David P. Greger to subdivide his 65-acre property at North Wales Road and sell a portion of the land to Franklin and Hansen.
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April 2, 2001 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Rob Ockenfuss' scores were low enough to attract the attention of Indiana University's golf team, and his grades were high enough to earn an academic scholarship to the Big Ten Conference school. The Pennridge senior has decided to continue his education at Indiana, where he plans to play golf and major in business. "He's worked a long time for what he's getting," said Bob Ockenfuss, his father and coach. "He's worked very hard on academics and golf. He wants to balance academics and sports.
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August 19, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
MR. 58 TEES OFF at 8:10 a.m. Thursday. Eagles punter Donnie Jones, the oldest player on the team, will be in Pittsburgh on Thursday preparing for a preseason game. Still, he will be following what Jim Furyk does at the Wyndham Championships. So will the rest of the golf world. Because, the last time he played, Furyk shot the lowest score in the history of the PGA Tour. "Golll-eee, man!" said Jones, a Louisiana native. "I've never even shot even par! My best golf day was probably the day I shot 76. Jim Furyk, if you're listening: That was a hell of a round, man. " Among the four major American sports, kickers and punters tend to be the best golfers.
TRAVEL
August 8, 2016 | By Patricia Nickell, LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER
HAMILTON, Bermuda - This small island, only 21 square miles in size and 650 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., gave the world Bermuda shorts (still used as part of the island uniform), Bermuda onions (still used in island cuisine), and Bermuda grass (still used on the island's ubiquitous golf courses). Bermuda has earned literary cred, as well. An early chronicler of its infamous Triangle, William Shakespeare, used it as the shipwreck setting of The Tempest, making it the only New World location the Bard ever cited by name.
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July 28, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Who won the Olympic gold medal in men's tennis singles in Seoul in 1988? How about Barcelona in 1992? If you remember then you're either a rabid tennis fan or an Olympics nut. Tennis was reintroduced as an official Olympic sport in 1988 after a 64-year absence. In the interim, the sport grew globally like wildfire. Wins from ninth-ranked Miloslav Mecir of Czechoslovakia in 1988, then 37th-ranked Marc Rosset of Switzerland in 1992, did not further fuel this fire.
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July 15, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Rory McIlroy said he expected to watch some of the Rio Olympics on television but didn't think golf would be among the sports he chose. "Track and field, swimming, diving . . . the stuff that matters," McIlroy said. McIlroy could be watching the Olympic tournament from tee to green if he wanted, but he, along with a number of top professionals, has elected to skip Rio, which offers neither prize money nor world ranking points. Like most of the other golfers who have declined spots on their country's Olympic roster - including Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, and Jordan Speith, the other three on golf's current Mount Rushmore - McIlroy cited health fears related to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
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July 4, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Vince Velasquez never played organized soccer, but it was hard to tell when seeing the righthanded pitcher adeptly juggling a ball the other day in the Phillies clubhouse. Velasquez prides himself on his athletic ability. He said he recently shot a 73 while playing golf. When asked whether he was the best athlete on the team, Velasquez replied: "Maybe. " The Phillies don't care about his touch on a soccer ball or whether he can shoot under par. Yet, for the 24-year-old Velasquez, the activities outside of baseball, especially soccer, are essential in helping him prepare to pitch.
NEWS
June 28, 2016 | By Emma Platoff, Staff Writer
In 1967, four black businessmen - real estate broker Al Letson, business owner Maxwell Stanford, motel owner Robert Salsbury, and banker James Blocker - came together to purchase Freeway Golf Course, a sprawling 150-acre property in Sicklerville. An investment of $250,000 made them the first African Americans in the country to own an 18-hole course. In the coming years, it became a model for other black-owned golf courses across the nation and a site for some of the sport's most important competitions, including the first Sammy Davis Jr. Open, now known as the Travelers Insurance Championship.
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June 22, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
With the first day of summer came the dedication of Gloucester County's first state park. The Department of Environmental Protection on Monday formally opened the Tall Pines State Preserve, which used to be a golf course. The new park's 110 acres are in Deptford and Mantua Townships, with the Mantua Creek rolling through it. The preserve is New Jersey's 40th state park, said Bob Martin, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection. "As a conservationist, it is my job to preserve the treasures of the state of New Jersey," Martin said.
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June 16, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
OAKMONT, Pa. - Jason Day loves being the No. 1 golfer in the world. He loves applying the focus and putting in the work that will keep him at No. 1, calling it "my priority as long as my family is happy and healthy. " While he admits it can be stressful holding on to the top spot, especially as he prepares for a test as rigorous as the U.S. Open beginning Thursday at unforgiving Oakmont Country Club, he wouldn't have it any other way. "I've never been more stressed in my life than right now," Day said Tuesday in a candid news conference.
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June 16, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
OAKMONT, Pa. - Once upon a time, golf had a "Big Three. " And it was, well, historically significant. Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. Among them, they won 34 majors. And when "The King" got too old, Lee Trevino assumed the role of third musketeer. He would add six majors, one shy of Arnie. Later, Tom Watson came along and got eight more. Some haul, for an extended era. When Tiger Woods ruled the food chain, his only real rival was chasing the Nicklaus legacy.
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June 14, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
WHEN YOU go to the circus you only want to see the bearded lady once. You could watch the daring young man on the flying trapeze over and over again, but nobody keeps going back to the freak show The senior tour has its bearded lady. John Daly last month joined the PGA Tour Champions. Now he travels from town to town in his superbus, playing powerful, indifferent golf and drawing his NASCAR crowd: fans who love his folksy manner but know that, at any moment, he might crash and burn.
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