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August 29, 2011 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dressed in camouflage fatigues, Roger Letts crawls around the fringes of golf courses in the early mornings. Sometimes his prey lurks in the nooks and crannies of woods. Other times it's at the bottom of a murky pond. Most days, the white-haired ex-biker returns to his ramshackle Moorestown home with bulging jacket and pants pockets. On a good day, he says, he scores 100 to 150 - golf balls. Letts has been "hunting golf balls" since he was 8 or 10, when he was a caddie at the Pennsauken Golf Course, he said.
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May 30, 1990 | By Peter J. Shelly, Special to The Inquirer
William Osler can tell you how many golfers playing Five Ponds Golf Course in Warminster have the problem of hooking their tee shots. The evidence comes sailing through the pine trees that separate his back yard from the 12th fairway. In the two years since the municipal golf course in Bucks County opened, Osler's property has been pummeled with nearly 700 golf balls. White ones, yellow ones, orange ones - Osler has seen them all. One bounced off the house, another broke a window, another put a $200 dent in his car. One scored a direct hit on a moving target.
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November 29, 1990 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Golfers in Bensalem are teed off at the township for threatening to declare the Bensalem Country Club a public nuisance because of high-flying golf balls on Brown Avenue. "The travails of this club at this time are tantamount to undergoing . . . surgery without the benefit of anesthesia," said Walter Mirante. Mirante was one of about 30 club members who showed up at a Township Council meeting Monday night to support the private club, far outnumbering the handful of complaining residents present.
SPORTS
August 6, 1986 | By JEFF SAMUELS, Daily News Sports Writer Compiled from staff and wire reports
There's a new craze on the Penn State campus - Joe Paterno golf balls. The balls, emblazoned with the face of the Nittany Lions' football coach, are the creation of Penn State golf pro Bob Intrieri and Titleist, a golf ball company in Bedford, Mass. Thirty-six dozen have been sold in six weeks at the university's Blue and White golf shops on campus. Why are the balls so popular? Maybe it's because 10 percent of the retail sales goes to the Penn State Library Fund established by Paterno.
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July 3, 1986 | By RON AVERY, Daily News Staff Writer
Peggy Neyland says she doesn't know whether to hire a lawyer or build a bomb shelter. She says the $150,000 house she and her husband are buying in Voorhees, N.J., is under constant bombardment by golf balls from a golf driving range adjoining her property. "I don't know what to do," she says. "Settlement is scheduled for August. But you can't move into a combat zone. It's dangerous. Last weekend a golf ball landed near a woman carrying a baby. It split a piece of wood. It would have killed the baby.
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April 21, 2012 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square hosts thousands of golfers who hit thousands of balls into water hazards each year. This week, four people from Michigan decided to retrieve some of those strays - by diving into the ponds. According to Willistown police, the four were arrested at the club early Wednesday. In their white van and trailer, police found scuba equipment and about 8,000 golf balls, some marked "White Manor Country Club. " Police said the four claimed they had permission from White Manor to retrieve the balls from the murky water hazards and resell them.
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August 5, 1996 | By Rachel Smolkin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Dean Ward, clad in a black wet suit, stood near a water trap on the eighth hole of the Pickering Valley Golf Club and talked earnestly about the ministry. "To be honest, ministry takes a lot from you emotionally, and I just wasn't ready for that," he said. So, seven years ago, Ward returned home to Pennsylvania and turned to what seemed the only other obvious career choice - diving for golf balls. He now contracts with about 150 golf courses in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.
SPORTS
January 27, 2002 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Al Harris has a new hobby. Check that. Al Harris has a new obsession. One look at his locker at the Eagles' practice facility tells you that. Inside Harris' cubicle are a couple of boxes of golf balls, the kind designed for long hitters. On the floor, mixed in with his football cleats, is a pair of golf shoes. Occasionally, Harris can be seen walking around the locker room with a golf club in his hands. The 27-year-old cornerback was introduced to golf during an impromptu visit to a driving range near his Pompano Beach, Fla., home last off-season.
SPORTS
June 27, 1999 | By Joe Logan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Kenn DePew, assistant pro and instructor at the Marriott Seaview Resort, sized up his attentive audience for a moment, then decided to open the day's clinic with a little review. "If you get two shots to hit it on the green, and two more to putt it in," DePew began, "what is par on the hole?" "Eagle!" someone called out from the audience. "One hundred!" hollered somebody else. DePew gently shook his head. "No," he said patiently. "Four. " Next question. DePew pointed to a picture of a flagstick.
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May 15, 2016 | By Lisa Scottoline, Columnist
The hits just keep on coming at the Scottoline farm, where the animals outnumber the people. They like it that way. I don't, especially when I wonder who's running the joint. The only thing I'm sure of is who's paying the bills. Right now, the chickens are in charge. Because, bottom line, they're not producing any eggs. Neither am I, but that's another subject. No one's counting on me for breakfast. The chickens have no excuse. They still have estrogen. By the way, my chickens might not be laying eggs, but my snakes are. Ssssssensational.
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April 4, 2016 | By Clark DeLeon
I awoke Tuesday morning to discover that I was the top story in the Inquirer. Not me, individually, and given the headline, "GOP gains as Pa. voters switch," I would be lying if I described this self-selected collective of Pennsylvanians who, since the first of January, have switched their political party affiliation, as "we" or "us. " But I'm one of them, may the Lord have mercy. Across the state more than 85,000 Democrats switched their election-night map party affiliation color from cool blue to rage red in time to vote in the April 26 primary.
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January 19, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Growing up in Galveston, Texas, Nick Williams spent a lot of time in his backyard hitting golf balls without a golf club. He was a kid who loved baseball, and kids who love baseball often love hitting home runs, and Williams savored the chance to track how far a baseball would go once his bat struck it. His father might throw him 200 pitches during a batting-practice session, Williams said, and he'd swing from his heels at every one. But he particularly...
SPORTS
May 15, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Columnist
STEVE STRICKER stood in the fairway on the second hole at Merion, one shot back on Sunday at the U.S. Open. He needed to nail this shot. Instead, Stricker shanked a 4-iron. His ball went screaming over Ardmore Avenue, out of bounds, and Stricker fell out of contention with a triple-bogey. An indicting red line cut an ugly scar across TV monitors worldwide. Tommy Roy, the man responsible for the red line, felt his heart sink. "Probably the most dramatic and most painful Protracer shot of all time," Roy said.
SPORTS
June 13, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
PINEHURST, N.C. - They say they love it. For now. Phil Mickelson called the rustic redesign of Pinehurst No. 2 "awesome" and "wonderful. " Rory McIlroy said it looks "fantastic. " Bubba Watson complained a little and Mickelson called one hole boring, but, as a whole, the professionals who will try to conquer this 7,500-yard period piece say that they like its new look and feel. For now. As usual, the U.S. Open will require patience and perseverance. But this one, on a course 300 yards longer than it was for the 1999 and 2005 Opens, will be different from usual, thanks to the innovations from Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore.
SPORTS
June 18, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
Things we learned from the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion: Philadelphia sports fans aren't the ogres nearly everyone imagines them to be, at least not the fans who showed up at Merion this week. They were, for the most part, positive, polite, and well-behaved. Even those who heckled, such as those targeting Sergio Garcia, didn't bring their "A" game. "The things they yell, they're very common," Garcia said Saturday. "They're not very creative. " Garcia won't be back anytime soon.
SPORTS
June 14, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Often throughout a 2013 U.S. Open round that was as wildly erratic as a few tee shots, Sergio Garcia had difficulties keeping things in bounds. It was golf balls that hooked onto Golf House Road on successive holes and led to double- and quadruple-bogeys. And at other times, it was the now-familiar taunts of fans. Whatever the comments directed at him by the Merion Golf Club gallery were, Garcia downplayed them after rallying to salvage a 3-over round of 73, 6 shots behind leader Phil Mickelson.
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June 14, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
THE U.S. OPEN at Merion promises to be a championship Philadelphia will not forget. It has been 32 years since the last one, and there is doubt that another will ever come to the historic East Course in Ardmore. Fans are making sure to grab a piece of history, even if they cannot get to the course for any of the tournament. The history associated with Merion always evokes stories of Ben Hogan's 1-iron and Bobby Jones' Grand Slam. This year, it is being made at a different place: the merchandise tent.
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June 13, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
THERE ARE plenty of question marks surrounding the opening round of the U.S. Open at Merion. One thing's for sure: There will be weather not conducive for golf. Everything else about today is still up in the air. Merion Golf Club has taken in about 6 1/2 inches of rain in the past week, and there are estimates of 1 to 3 inches of rain for today, along with possible hail. Many different protocols are being called into play to help ensure a fair and competitive tournament for all. The very disputed "lift, clean and place," or commonly known as "lift, clean and cheat" rule could come up in adverse weather conditions.
SPORTS
June 12, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
The Daily News covers the Open: Check out PhillyDailyNews.com's U.S. Open page for our coverage of the tournament in Merion .   LUKE DONALD was the top-ranked player in the world, off and on, for a little over a year starting in May of 2011. That season, he became the first man to win the money titles on both the PGA and European Tour in the same year. Born in England, he went to Northwestern and now calls Chicago home. And, at 35, he's still looking for his first major win. The closest he came was a tie for third at the 2005 Masters and a tie for third in the 2006 PGA Championship in his own backyard at Medinah, where he was tied with Tiger Woods after 54 holes.
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