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Take the simple-is-best approach when deciding on a short game strategy, starting with putting and working your way back to wedge play.
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Simple Is Best When Considering Short Game Plan

Thursday, July 2, 2015

How do you go about selecting what type of short game shot to select? Is it a pitch shot, a chip shot, a bump-and-run or something more? It’s like creating an appetizer menu of food for an Independence Day party and guessing what everyone will enjoy. Knowing which short game shot to play and when can be confusing and stressful. Follow these simple guidelines when you have a shot from the grass around the greens. Whenever you’re faced with a greenside shot, make your decision from which shot is the easiest to perform to the most difficult. The easiest short game shot to execute from …

TSAC’s Thompson Wins

Thursday, July 2, 2015

South Burlington, Vt. — Everything Thor’s Stone Athletic Club competitor Valerie Thompson touched turned to gold — medals, that is — during last weekend’s Vermont Senior Games track and field meet at South Burlington High School. Thompson, 57, won four events, setting a personal best in one of them. Thompson won the 50-meter dash in 9.56 seconds, the 3-kilo shot put with a …

Down to the Wire

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Top: Nicole Tully, center, edges out former Dartmouth College runner Abbey D’Agostino, right, and Marielle Hall to win the 5,000-meter run at the U.S. Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Sunday. D’Agostino, who won a combined seven NCAA track and cross country championships for the Big Green, took third in 15 …

Pheasants In a Pinch

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Minnesota pheasants are in a hole. In 2013, only 62,000 ringneck hunters went afield, bagging only 169,000 roosters , the lowest numbers in both hunters and harvest in 27 years. Last year wasn’t much better. Yet pheasants can …

Outdoor Notes: UVTA Gives Site a Smart Makeover

Friday, June 5, 2015

Using the Upper Valley Trails Association’s Trail Finder website to plan hikes just got much easier. In partnership with Vermont’s Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, the new trailfinder.info contains more improved features, content and functionality than the …

Making Themselves at Home

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Above: Hartford’s Christian Hathorn slides safely across home plate as Mascoma catcher Thomas Clifford searches for the throw during Friday’s grades 3-4 baseball contest at the Maxfield Sports Complex in White River Junction. Hartford made the most of …

Recreation Briefs: Newport GC to Host Speed Golf

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Newport — Forget the golf spikes: Newport Golf Club will be in the market for folks with running shoes when it hosts a series of speed golf tournaments during the summer months. The competitions will be held on the second and fourth Fridays of June, July and August, …

Ame Corner: A Full Shoulder Turn Makes a Good Golf Shot Possible

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

How can you get a full shoulder turn when you’re not a young kid anymore — or a yoga instructor, for that matter? Whether you have lost some flexibility or you can touch your fingers to your toes, …

A New King Of the Hill: Riess in Charge at Whaleback

Monday, June 1, 2015

Enfield — The Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation has introduced Gerd Riess as its newest mountain manager, and that’s only part of the reason Whaleback Mountain’s nonprofit ownership group is excited for the next ski season. The organization …

Woman, 92, Completes S.D. Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon

Monday, June 1, 2015

San Diego (ap) — A 92-year-old cancer survivor rocked her way into the record books Sunday, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon. Harriette Thompson, of Charlotte, N.C., completed Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego in 7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds. She was mobbed …

High Time To Get Out On Water

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Memorial Day is behind us so that means warm water fish are biting like black flies. Optimal fishing in NH occurs between June and October but that span does not represent one monolithic period wherein the fish always co-operate. As the fishing season progresses, conditions can change virtually …

A Cold Water Cooperative

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Ohiopyle, Pa. — The strike was hard, visibly jerking the surface-floating fly line. The fish was heavy, like a log that was swimming upriver before turning abruptly into a frothy chute that carried it quickly downstream. The fight was long, covering about 100 yards of the Youghiogheny River, …

Benefit Golf Event at Crown Point

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The second annual Million Dollar Shootout to benefit Upper Valley Sports will be held at Crown Point Country Club on June 14, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The $85 entry fee covers golf, cart and food. Each player that wins a closest to the …