Cow escapes to reach golf course glory

It’s 6 1/2 hours from Sierraville to Modesto and the packing house. Karl had put together a load of cull cows. Whilst unloading, a bony gummer mama cow who looked like a ragged shag carpet hangin’ over a sawhorse, balked, backed up, and fell between the chute and the truck! Karl leaped after the critter […]

Their view: Time for Clovis to have 18-hole golf course

Mike Majors of Clovis writes it’s about time Clovis has an 18-hole golf course.

Tuesday morning briefing: Golf, a chicken fest and shots fired

Welcome to the best way to start your day. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Sponsors needed The 2010-2011 Leadership Clovis Class’ Annual Golf Tournament — in memory of the late Greg Skarda — is Saturday at Chaparral Country Club. Teams and sponsorships are currently being sought.

Area golf scores

Eastern New Mexico Senior Golf Association Monday-Tuesday at Cree Meadows Golf Club, Ruidoso Championship Flight Low gross: Ben Bradley, Carlsbad, 151 Low net: 1. Mike Jackson, Roswell, 156; 2. James Boss, Roswell, 153, 3. Stanley Miller, Carlsbad, 154. First Flight Low gross: Steve Wilson, 169 Low net: John Hollenbeck, Hobbs, 175; 2. Robert Reed, Carlsbad, […]

Portales past: Aug. 2, 1960

Aug. 2, 1960: First rounds in a partnership, low-ball, low-total golf tournament were to be played off in both first flight and championship flight. Don Crockett, city champion, set the 18-hole qualifying pace the previous weekend with a 1-under-par 71 for medalist honors.

Golf more recreation than work

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist Bob Hope once said “If you watch a game it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.” I guess it’s recreation because I think my golfing partners on a recent outing will attest that I wasn’t working all that hard at the game. […]

Baskett golf tourney goes off without hitch

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — A light rain wasn’t enough to dampen the desire to golf in Hank Baskett III’s Tee’d Off About Child Abuse tournament Saturday at Chaparral Country Club. Or, come to think of it, the notion of pulling in charity donations for The Oasis by any means necessary. Hank […]

Baskett back in Clovis for golf tournament

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — This weekend, it’s all about Fore and Four for the Baskett family. The once-again Philadelphia Eagles receiver and 2001 Clovis High graduate is coming back for his annual benefit golf tournament. Hank Baskett III, who re-signed with the Eagles after a one-year stint with the AFC champion […]

Friday morning briefing: Beautiful weather today, parent-teacher conferences coming

Welcome to Friday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing. Today’s going to be sunny, with weather.com reporting no chance of precipitation and a high of 79. Golfing for Greyhounds The Third Annual Greyhound Football Golf Scramble for Eastern New Mexico University is set to begin at 9 a.m. April 24 at the Clovis Municipal Golf Course. […]

Business feature: Golf game leads to shop purchase

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer In August 2006, Joann Rackler bought Do Drop In. She opened the doors one month later. Rackler buys her produce from area stores. She said she’s always wanted to have a restaurant. Her story: Rackler’s husband was playing in a golf tournament with one of the former owners of […]

Local golf partners each score hole in one

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Two Portales amateur golf partners beat the odds, each recently dropping a pair of aces from the tee only a month apart. But you haven’t heard the best part yet when it comes to this hole-in-one story. Each golfer has multiple aces to their credit. For William Raisbeck, it […]

Bergman brothers make juniors

PNT Staff Report Portales brothers will be competing in the PGA Sun Country Junior Tour Championship at Albuquerque. Rick Bergman, 17, and Ty Bergman, 11, will compete on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Desert Green Golf Course at Albuquerque. Ty qualified at the Spring Rivers Golf Tournament on July 15

Local Golf Results

Championship flight

Portales night golfing results

Night GolfJuly 4 at Portales Country Club Championship Flight 1. Rustin Rowley/Sharon Rowley

Ram takes two consecutive golf tournaments

Portales High School senior golfer Donavin Sanchez is 2-for-2. Two golf tournament wins in two days. Sanchez placed first at Clovis’ Chaparral golf course Monday, firing a two-under-par 70 — a full 11 strokes better than the next best score. Donavin followed up that victory with another on Tuesday at Clovis’ municipal golf course. The […]

Dora’s Kyler Smith sinks hole-in-one

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer 1 in 12,750. Those are the odds of an amateur golfer recording a hole-in-one, according to Golf Digest. Many golfers go their entire lives without hitting an ace. Dora’s Kyler Smith did it earlier this month at the Portales Country Club. The 17-year-old joined friend and coach Ty Thatcher […]

Golfers count on lucky charms

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By Liliana Castillo and Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico For some golfers, the game cannot go on unless they have their lucky putter or a special divot tool. For a group of regulars at Clovis Municipal Golf Course, it’s mostly about the company they keep. The fivesome graced the golf course Friday afternoon, because Friday […]

Portales Country Club Early Bird Ladies Golf Tourney scores

Championship Flight1. Michelle Warnica/Cayley Phillips

Eighteen-hole golf course proposed for Portales

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Councilors gave the OK at a special meeting Tuesday to participate in a study that could transform the Portales Country Club golf course into an 18-hole private/public course. Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. told councilors that he and City Manager Debi Lee were invited to participate in a […]

Street stories

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Streets are the veins of a city. They run throughout the city, dictating where and how the city’s traffic will flow. Though the names of Clovis and Portales’ streets are decided by the contractors who divide up a subdivision, the people who made these cities what they are have […]