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Outdoors / Recreation

Essex Jct. Golfer A Repeat Champ

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Orleans, Vt. — Madison Corley, of Essex Junction, Vt., fired a blistering 1-under-par round of 71 to secure her second straight Vermont State Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship on Thursday. Corley led from wire-to-wire, with all three rounds in the 70s for a three-day total of 225. Chloe Levins, of Rutland, matched Madison’s round with a 71 of her own to pull herself into second place, three shots behind Corley …

Recreation Briefs: Hanover’s Knights Wins NHWGA Senior Golf Crown

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Greenland, n.h. — Hanover Country Club’s Betsy Knights shot a 4-over-par 76 to win the Senior division of the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association Senior/Legend Championship at Breakfast Hill Golf Club on Tuesday. The championship was split into two age divisions, with the Senior category covering ages 50-59 and the Legend division covering …

Amen Corner: Proper Technique for Executing Chip Shots Is a Total Set-Up

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What does the term “set-up” mean in golf? Your set-up in golf is how your position your body and the ball before you actually start swinging the golf club for the type of shot you’re trying to pull off. It’s very, very important. The set-up in golf reminds me of baking a cake. …

Tee Box Position Essential for First Shot

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Where should you tee the ball between the tee markers? The question reminds me of walking into a movie theater and looking for a seat to watch the show. Look for the ocean of open seats and make …

Flipped Disc at Storrs Pond

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Unaware of the onlookers he’s drawn, Hanover’s Logan Wahrenberger, 12, winds up for a shot during a disc golf clinic at Storrs Pond Recreation Area in Hanover on Monday evening. Wahrenberger, a first-time disc golfer, and his family …

Growing Up a Hazard to Golf: Real World Claims Talent From NHGA

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Michael Killam didn’t see the question coming. When he comprehended it, he needed a few moments to gain his composure. The blessing of the New Hampshire Golf Association’s state championship format — a weeklong grind …

Foot Rest

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Italy’s Michele Scarponi uses an Astana team car for a pre-workout respite on Monday in Lignan-sur-Orb, France. Scarponi was waiting for teammates, including overall Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali, before heading out on a training ride. Monday …

Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sort of like air, watersheds are both ubiquitous and easy to overlook. Yet, they shape nearly every aspect of life within their boundaries — recreation and tourism, flora and fauna, development and industry. The waterbodies within them are …

MacDonald, Killam Suffer Quick Elimination at N.H. Am

Friday, July 18, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — By reaching the quarterfinals of the New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship, Hanover Country Club’s Nick MacDonald and Newport Golf Club’s Michael Killam at least accomplished one thing: They succeeded in occupying what otherwise might …

Local Roundup: N.H. Am Semis Have Upper Valley Flavor

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — The Upper Valley could provide half the field for this afternoon’s New Hampshire Golf Association amateur championship semifinals. But that’s only if Hanover’s Nick MacDonald and Newport’s Michael Killam get through this morning’s quarterfinals. Both golfers won a pair of matches to live another day …

Hartford Legion Sweeps Bellows Falls

Thursday, July 17, 2014

White River Junction — Ah, summer. Warm weather, outdoor recreation and overall relaxation. But on Hartford High’s baseball field Thursday, there was nonetheless a gut check for the local American Legion squad. Entering the evening’s play, Hartford and …

Recreation Briefs: Norwich’s Rhim Wins Bike Criterium in Connecticut

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New Britain, Conn. — Norwich’s Brendan Rhim outsprinted a breakaway group to the finish line for a narrow victory in the 40-mile New Britain Criterium bicycle race on Sunday. Rhim, a recent Hanover High School graduate, won the race in 1 hour, 28 minutes, 25 seconds, beating four …

Amen Corner: Basic Rules Every Weekend (or Weekday) Golfer Should Know

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Golf is made up of so many rules, it’s impossible to know all of them. That’s why there will be a rules official with every group during this week’s major, the British Open championship. Even the guys and …