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David Uchiyama

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Frank Alford Chattanooga Business Development Consultant

Sport Allmond won the City Junior tournament Monday and Tuesday at WindStone with a 140, three shots better than Tucker Venable. Dylan Lillard and Tucker Windham won the younger boys' divisions with a 146 and a 148, respectively, and Kaitlyn Sneed was the girls' victor by nine shots with a 149.

Matt Mahle signed his scorecard, returned his golf cart and made a few phone calls after finishing his opening round of the Choo-Choo Invitational.

The Choo-Choo Invitational started with an idea: Why couldn’t Chattanooga host a highly rated amateur golf tournament every year?

A collection of golf talent has accumulated at the foot of Lookout Mountain in the the team Chattanooga Christian coach Jim Whitaker has built.

Only the likes of Clint Eastwood can give Arnold Palmer a dirty look for asking him to pick up the pace while playing at Pebble Beach.

The Honors Course hosted the Southern Amateur last weekend and will continue its tradition of hosting some of the best amateur events in the country during the coming years.

Mike Hammontree had the skills to play college golf or baseball.

Keith Mitchell devoured some pizza slices at Lupi's in Ooltewah after he finished his final found of the Southern Amateur.

A family cemetery, the size of a putting green, is a few yards away from the final teeing ground at The Honors Course.

A family cemetery, the size of a putting green, is a few yards away from the final teeing ground at The Honors Course.

The Honors Course felled one contender from the Southern Amateur on Friday, and Beau Hossler rose above the rest by at least two strokes heading into the final round today.

Only 18-year-old Jorge Garcia broke 70 on Friday during the third round of the Southern Amateur at The Honors Course.

It's been less than a week since Beau Hossler has played in the final group after 36 holes of a significant amateur golf tournament.

Options from the teeing ground used on No. 15 at The Honors Course for the first two rounds of the Southern Amateur are relatives to "slim and none."

The options abound at The Honors Course.

You never know what you'll see at The Honors Course — except beauty. That's the only guarantee.

The past is coming back.

Keith Mitchell is a popular man this week at The Honors Course.

Stroke-play leader Samantha Griffith won 6 and 5 in match play Tuesday in the Women's City tournament at Council Fire and will face Kathy Vaughn in the semifinals this morning.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Keith Mitchell had plans to become a professional golfer at the conclusion of the Southern Amateur this week at The Honors Course.

Matt Robertson won the Chattanooga Men's Metro Championship by seven strokes on Sunday.

Two of the most prestigious amateur golf tournaments in the world will be played during the next three weeks and they're both less than two hours of driving time from the Chattanooga courthouse.

The ladies are on the tee.

Mitch Hufstetler had won the senior division of the first three Chattanooga TPC series golf tournaments this year: the Cleveland, Signal Mountain and North Georgia invitationals. Saturday, he trailed Pat Corey by two strokes as he stood on the tee of the final senior-division hole of the Chattanooga Men's Metro.

Wayne Woolfall almost dropped to his knees on his final tee shot of the day.

An email from a friend startled Richard Keene and almost made him cry.

The public perception of a professional golfer is that of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or Rory McIlroy hopscotching the planet on private jets and earning million-dollar paychecks -- sometimes just for showing up.

Judy Noyes is back loving the game she grew up playing.

Maddi Everts, Kilbrey Fowler, Patty Donnahoo and Joan Rose from the Champions Club at Hampton Creek combined to shoot a 3-under-par 69 and win the Chattanooga Women's City Team Championship on Tuesday at Council Fire.

A University of Tennessee at Chattanooga basketball tradition has been laid to rest.

The old joke is that it takes five minutes to look like a golfer and five years to become one.

Scott Rollins started playing golf as a kid in a cow pasture.

Rick Floyd sank his fourth hole-in-one last Thursday at Brainerd, while playing with Ronnie Tucker, Charlie Hill and Ray Best. The ace was a 125-yarder on No. 14, and he used a 9-iron.

Rubin Jacoway practiced his chipping and putting with his son Monday at Brainerd Golf Course.

Ringgold resident Sport Allmond qualified Monday at Old Fort Golf Club in Murfreesboro for the U.S. Junior Amateur next month at The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston.

Cancer could have killed him.

Emily McLennan earned an extra bite of berry cobbler with lunch on Friday.

Brooke Pancake plays golf for a living. It's her job. She competes almost every week on the LPGA Tour against the best women players in the world. With a top-70 season ranking, Pancake is in that group.

Kendall Martindale of Jefferson City was the medalist for the two stroke-play rounds of the Tennessee Women's Amateur on Tuesday at Knoxville's Cherokee Country Club with a 136. Irinia Gabasa of Nashville was runner-up, five shots back.

Wayne Stewart loved playing softball in his younger years. He played on a traveling team from the Atlanta area that went as far west as Houston and as far south as Tampa.

The final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament almost always falls on Father's Day.

Golfers hate being in the water when they're on the course.

One story-line dominates the U.S. Open.

Braxton Hunter played in the final grouping of the Ira Templeton Chattanooga Open. He knew he beat the other three guys in his group.

The times are changing quickly in college golf recruiting. They're getting younger and younger.

The Classic Club, The Honors Course and the Southern Golf Association are seeking 125-150 volunteers to assist with the prestigious Southern Amateur to be held July 16-19 at the Honors.

Rick Collins has a signature style on the golf course — a wide-brimmed hat.

Emily Javadi is in the middle of the pack after the first round of the Ira Templeton Chattanooga Open golf tournament at Creeks Bend.

Ronrico White is always itching for competition.

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