Al Radko, northeastern director of the USGA
Green Section, oversaw the construction of the
3,000-square-foot green, located just 50 paces
from the Oval Office. With assistance from the
Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents and the Golf Course Superintendents
Association of America, construction was completed within a few weeks.
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FEHERTY’S NEW GIG
David Feherty, a 14-year veteran of CBS
Sports, is bringing his wit to Golf Channel with
the prime-time series “Feherty,” currently in
production and debuting the week of June 20,
following the U.S. Open.
“Feherty” is the first original Golf Channel series created since the golf cable network
became a member of the NBC Sports Group following the Comcast-NBC Universal transaction
in January. No topic is off limits in this 12-part
series, which will share revealing interviews with
personalities from all walks of life along with
unique stories and anecdotes from Feherty.
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Is anybody else wondering why Tiger Woods
is falling apart right before our very eyes?
Anybody else wondering if Tiger’s prolonged
winless streak is due more to the fact that his
old swing coach has been fired or the fact that
his old blood doctor has been indicted? As Tiger
hobbled around The Players Championship
Thursday and withdrew after recording a horrific
6-over 42 after only nine holes, it was hard not to
wonder if his golfing free fall has more to do with
his much-publicized split from wife Elin or his
less-publicized disassociation with Dr. Anthony
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Mike Bianchi’s story.
Whether your office is in a city skyscraper, a
small rural shop or a pillared mansion at 1600
Pennsylvania Avenue, the golf bug knows no
limits – nor does it discriminate among job titles.
In the spring of 1954, at the direction of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a putting green was
installed just outside the most important “office”
in the United States – on the South Lawn of the
What if there was a golf ball that went only
straight? “That would be a miracle,” Dion Cooper, 26, of Brooklyn, said as he swatted balls last
week at the Edgewater Golf Range in northern
New Jersey. Cooper was hitting his driver toward
the Manhattan skyline, the balls tailing off in
the familiar arc of the classic golf slice. Then he
was handed the new Polara golf ball and took a
healthy swat. “Straight as an arrow,” he yelped.
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