G G The Register-Mail Sunday, April 1, 2007 Section E Dropping the clubs Barry Cheesman leaves golf career to become baseball scout All-City Golf Complete schedule Where for this summer’s tourney series to play? Guide to Galesburg -area Pete Boynton, 6-time individual All-City Golf champion golf courses E2 The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill. Sunday, April 1, 2007 GOLF GUIDE 2007 Lure of diamond pulls Cheesman off golf tour Galesburg native way back. It’s a tough frater- nity to break into.” to the pros. Then, the learn- ing process started over. “I think I overachieved a little bit,” said Cheesman. “I Galesburg Pioneer drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in ends 20-year career Never a big winner in any “I thought I played good but met a lot of great people and played a lot of great courses. the 29th round in 2004. After only two years in the minors, of the circuits he played, when I got out there, I found playing pro golf Cheesman out I wasn’t event close,” said “I would have liked to Aaron gave up baseball for a career with an investment leaves the golf Cheesman. “It took a few have won a PGA event but I firm. BY MIKE TRUEBLOOD game with no years to get over the hump.” didn’t. Still, I don’t think I According to his dad, The Register-Mail regrets and fell short.” Cheesman always hit the there’s no chance his son, a over $1.6 mil- long ball — he was regularly Now if you see Cheesman talented young golfer, will GALESBURG — Profes- lion in career ranked among the PGA’s top on the golf course, it will make the jump he once did. sional life has come full circle earnings. drivers — and his iron play probably be in July when he for Galesburg native Barry Just like at age 47, Chees- “When I start- was also an asset. But his scouts the Peoria Chiefs, Bur- Cheesman. man won’t be tempted to try ed, if you had improvement was tied to hit- lington Bees and Quad City to seniors tour when he turns The 1977 Galesburg High told me I’d play Cheesman ting his drives straighter and Swing for a month. 50. School graduate was drafted for 20 years, I’d getting more consistent on His favorite playing part- “I’m not thinking about it by the St. Louis Cardinals have been very happy,” said the greens. ner these days is his son, right how,” said Cheesman. right out of high school and Cheesman. “I didn’t have a Early in his career, Chees- Aaron, a former Florida State “I’m very happy with what played minor league baseball great career, but I didn’t have man got to play with golf- University baseball star and I’m doing.” for four years before making a bad one either.” ers he admired like Fred the difficult transition into Especially for a guy who Couples and Andy Bean. “I pro golf in 1986. never took a golf lesson until pretty much looked up to all four or five years into his pro the guys out on tour,” said Late last summer, Chees- career. He’d played golf in Cheesman. “All in all, the man called a halt to a 20-year his younger days at Bunker guys playing are pretty good golf career that saw him not Links Golf Course, but didn’t guys. only play on the PGA Tour, get serious until he moved to but on circuits like the Ben Later in his career, he got Florida. Hogan, Nationwide, Buy.Com an up-close look at the tal- and Nike. “Living in Florida, I ent of Tiger Woods. “He’s played golf year-round,” said probably the best golfer I”ve Baseball came calling Cheesman. “I played golf in ever seen,” said Cheesman. again. Galesburg as a kid, but I only “Maybe the best ever.” 20% OFF All Polarized Sunwear “It wasn’t a tough decision played four or five months a For personal highlights, ordered through May 31, 2007 Penny Brown year. 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Noon-4 Avon, IL 61415 (309) 465-3127 or phone for an appointment The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill. Sunday, April 1, 2007 E3 GOLF GUIDE 2007 The net results Chase took 2006 All-City title, may move up BY BILL FORD (the All-City) that is where I Chase said the low-net divi- The Register-Mail have always started until felt sion is competitive among the GALESBURG — Kevin like I was comfortable.” golfers, but players are mostly Chase didn’t feel comfortable Chase said he has played playing to have fun rather competing with Galesburg’s golf since he was a kid, but than to win it. best golfers when he first he doesn’t have as much time “We just go out with the started playing in the All-City to play as some of the guys attitude that we are going to tournament. playing in the championship go out and have fun,” Chase Rather than play in the flight. He said most of the said. “We look at it this way; championship division, players in the low-net division we are not trying to make Chase elected to compete in have played for years, but they a living out of what we are the low-net division where don’t have the opportunity to doing. We just go out and he has played the past seven polish their games like the enjoy it. Most of the guys you years before finally taking championship players. are playing with are kind of the All-City net division title “I think most of them relaxed and not intense. They last year. have been playing a while. just go out and have fun.” Chase, who played to a There are a couple guys that Chase said he likes having nine handicap last year, won might have taken it up eight a separate division for the the division in a three-way or 12 years ago,” Chase said. handicap golfers, but said he playoff. “A lot of them don’t get to has been disappointed in the The All-City tournament play enough to where they amount of people that sign committee decided to add can work on their game and the low-net division in 2000 improve like some people.” See NET, Page E4 to accommodate more golf- ers regardless of their skill levels. In the low-net division, players carry a handicap as registered by the Chicago District Golf Association. “I enjoy playing in it because you are kind of play- INVESTMENTS ing against the same calibre • IRAs • 401 (k) Rollovers • College Savings • Life Insurance of people that you are play- ing with when you come out here most of the time,” Chase 309-344-1987 Securities Offered Through Questar Capital Corporation (QCC) Member NASD/SIPC. Advisory said. “They are your same tal- Services Offered Through Questar Asset management (QAM) A Registered Investment Advisor. Webster Tax & Financial Services is independent of QCC and QAM. ent level, same type of game. 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Rocco Mediate 3,448 $750,650 Ex-Lake Bracken pro from where it currently sits back to where it operated “They don’t really utilize the camping area as much 2. C.Howell III 11,584 $2,427,478 23. K.J. Choi 3,445 $786,799 buys his own course when HendCo was a country club. The old clubhouse build- as they could. We are going to try and get some campers 3. Tiger Woods 10,044 $2,467,058 4. Phil Mickelson 7,976 $1,768,988 24. Jose Coceres 3,292 $805,295 25. K. Sutherland 3,270 $712,128 BY BILL FORD ing, which had facilities for down there,” Bizzari said. “A 5. John Rollins 7,662 $1,738,316 26. John Senden 3,205 $681,002 The Register-Mail food and beverage services, lot of the other campgrounds 6. Aaron Baddeley 6,976 $1,653,629 27. Boo Weekley 3,063 $700,825 BIGGSVILLE — Starting has stood vacant on the prop- in the area are pretty healthy. 7. M. Calcavecchia 6,581 $1,417,408 28. David Toms 2,963 $703,253 this season, golfers at Hend- erty for years and Bizzari said There is no reason Hend-Co 8. Robert Allenby 5,858 $1,342,315 29. Adam Scott 2,892 $720,546 Co Hills golf club should start it is the ideal place for golfers shouldn’t be either with a to come in and relax. golf course sitting there.” 9. Geoff Ogilvy 5,772 $1,514,230 30. Justin Rose 2,837 $648,270 noticing a new look to the 10. Mark Wilson 5,445 $1,214,558 31. Davis Love III 2,768 $663,622 place. “They use it as a banquet Bizzari said there are no hall and it probably seats 120 tentative plans, but eventu- 11. Henrik Stenson 5,287 $1,481,058 32. Fred Funk 2,613 $717,000 Cory Bizzari, former golf pro at Lake Bracken Country people. It’s just a big open ally the layout of the course 12. Paul Goydos 5,103 $1,118,311 33. Vaughn Taylor 2,556 $571,587 Club in Galesburg, recently building. We are going to add itself will be changed also. 13. C. Hoffman 4,975 $1,028,609 34. Camilo Villegas 2,501 $549,857 bought the Hend-Co Hills golf onto it, tie it on to a bar and “In time we are going to 14. Heath Slocum 4,579 $983,691X 35. B. Snedeker 2,492 $532,205 course and campgrounds and grill and build a little golf modernize it,” Bizzari said. 15. T. Immelman 4,522 $1,242,597 36. Stephen Ames 2,379 $620,000 said he is going to be making shop in it,” Bizzari said. 16. Jeff Quinney 4,515 $986,475 37. Lucas Glover 2,340 $546,545 some changes. “The golfers right now don’t Miller Lake Bracken’s new pro really have a place to go in 17. Luke Donald 4,347 $995,309 38. Pat Perez 2,283 $495,600 The course is probably J.R. Miller replaced Bizzari 18. B. Wetterich 4,206 $1,129,498 39. Ernie Els 2,280 $495,650 best known as home for Todd and sit down and watch the game after they get done golf- as the golf pro at Lake Brack- 19. Jim Furyk 4,014 $916,425 40. J.B. Holmes 2,180 $506,575 Hamilton, 2004 British Open en Country Club. champion, who grew up play- ing. They are not set up for food and beverage so we are Miller has been the assis- ing the course back when it tant golf pro under Bizzari was just a 9-hole layout. going to set it up for food and beverage.” for the past three years. “I’ve been looking for the Bizzari said the transition last two or three years at golf As for the current club- house, Bizzari said it will be between pros shouldn’t be a courses at the possibility of big one. buying,” Bizzari said. “Every- transformed into a mainte- nance shop to store all of the “It will be a real good fit. It thing I have looked at has will make the transition easy been a long ways away and course’s equipment. Along with the old club- with the members,” Bizzari Be Prepared and Make I didn’t want to move away from the area. house, Bizzari said he is going said. “He knows the schedule of events down there. He will Sure Your Air Conditioner to resurrect the campgrounds “I’m going to change it up a little bit.” at HendCo. do a good job.” is Operating at it’s Among his first changes to PEAK PERFORMANCE. the public course just outside Biggsville, Bizzari said he is going to move the clubhouse • INSURANCE • AUCTIONEER Clean Net • REAL ESTATE CRATTY INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. Charged From Page E3 MIKE CRATTY Blower 1263 N. HENDERSON GALESBURG AUCTIONEER up to compete in the low-net Open: Mon.-Fri. 9-5•Sat. By Appt. Galesburg, IL 61401 Tucker-Swanson division. He said the past few 342-0071 (309) 368-8627 782 N. Henderson 343-6121 Filter (309) Mobile 368-8627 years, not more than a dozen people have played. “I just wish they could get more people to play. I think it would be better,” Chase said. “I think a lot of them don’t feel comfortable doing it.” But this season may be the last Chase has to worry One Stop before you Tee Off... against playing against a small field. 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There causing the ball to go nowhere are many ways to get a better — or they hit the top of the golf score. ball. To correct the chip shot, According to golf pro Jea- try shortening the backswing. nette Gilliand, a Ladies Profes- The backswing can be sional Golf Association mem- shortened by choking down ber, the short game is the best on the club, narrowing the way to improve the score. stance, standing closer to the “No one ever wants to look ball, breaking the left wrist bad on the golf course,” said and keeping the right elbow Gilliand. “Men and women close to the side. It also helps are different. Men just want to envision the shot and make to be able to hit it as far as a practice swing. they can while women just Putting is another way to want to hit it straight. It’s the improve your score. Even the short game where you can pros will think they have an really drop your score.” easy putt and end up muffing The short game means it. Constantly work on your concentrating on putting and aim and make sure you have chip shots. a good putter. One of the best ways to improve is work with a golf Copley News Service There is no better way to pro or certified instructor. Practicing putting will help improve your short game. Constantly work on your aim and make sure you improve than to practice, prac- But there are plenty of things have a good putter. tice, practice. Go to the driving a player can do on his own. range. For good putting exer- “Books are really helpful,” cise, frequent miniature golf Gilliand said. “Look at the pressure off of yourself, and sideration how far it will roll Work on the chip shot. The courses. Professional golfer pictures and read all you can. you’ll aways have the chance and how the course slopes. biggest mistakes in chipping Ben Hogan was quoted as say- There are so many good books to save a stroke,” he wrote in Focus on fundamentals like are the fat chip that doesn’t ing “Every day you don’t hit and they cover every aspect the first chapter of his book. the setup. Playing a good golf go anywhere and the thin balls is one day longer it takes of the golf game.” “Those strokes add up.” game is like putting a chain chip that goes too far across you to get better.” Marshall Smith, who has To have a successful short together. If there’s a bad link been teaching golf for more game there are two things to in the chain, the following than 50 years, is the author remember — plan and execu- one will be affected. of “A Lifetime of Lessons” tion. Balance is important in the (Triumph Books, $19.95). 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Callaway Golf technologies shape as the Tour favorite that produce unique design 3DX Ironwood, while increas- Developed to help deal with and performance advantages ing the moment of inertia by another kind of energy crisis to the clubs. 25 percent. — the one in your game — hybrid clubs are a category of The hybrids feature an elon- The 3DX DC Ironwood has clubs that combine elements gated, low-profile head design 14 hybrid lofts, one club every of both woods and irons into that dramatically lowers the 1.5 degrees from 14 degrees to their design. center of gravity for ease in 26 degrees. getting the ball airborne. Combining the elements This hybrid system allows has produced technical fea- This also promotes clean the golfer to attain the opti- tures that aid in getting the contact with the ball in vari- mum distance control and ball airborne, reduce the ous turf conditions ranging trajectory. effects of bad contact with from tight lies to deep rough. 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Sunday, April 1, 2007 E7 GOLF GUIDE 2007 Guide to Galesburg-area golf courses Bunker Links Golf Course Laurel Greens Golfers Club The Windmills Golf Course 18 holes weekends. $10 for Biggsville. Galesburg Knoxville Rio nine holes, $15 for 18 holes Phone — (309) 627-2779 Public 18 ... 6,036 yards ... Public 36 ... West 18, 6,703 Public 9 ... 2,106 yards ... for seniors Monday through Fees — $16 for nine holes par 71 yards, par 72 ... East/South par 32 Friday except holidays. $12 weekdays with cart. $24 for Located — Lincoln Park. 18, 6,397 yards, par 72 Located — 14 miles north juniors. $16 for unlimited 18 holes weekdays with cart. Phone — (309) 344-1818 of Galesburg, three miles walking after 1 p.m., $24 $18 for nine holes weekends Located — 1.5 miles east of Fees — 18 hole rates: $17 west of U.S. 150. Watch for with cart. and holidays with cart. $26 Knoxville on Route 150. before noon, $13 noon to 3 directional signs. Season pass — $575 five- for 18 holes weekends and Phone — (309) 289-4146 Phone — (309) 972-5321 day, $775 seven-day. p.m., $10 after 3 p.m. $10 holidays with cart. Seniors for nine holes. Fees — $10 for nine holes, Fees — $10 for nine holes, Carts — $6 per person for $14 for nine holes with cart, Season pass — $380 age 64 $14 for 18 holes weekdays. $14 for 18 holes. $2 off nine holes, $10 per person $20 for 18 holes with cart. and under. $265 associates. $11 for nine holes, $15 for for juniors and seniors on for 18 holes. $6 for nine Season pass — $385 single. $40 for each additional 18 holes weekends. weekdays. holes $8 for 18 holes for $525 family. $200 juniors. family member. $340 age 65 Season pass — $350 adults. Carts — $7 for nine holes, seniors. Carts — $575 single season and over. $205 juniors. $475 couples. $100 under $11 for 18 holes. Golf pro — Matt Ewing. cart lease. $600 family cart Carts — 18 holes rates: $13 18. Season pass — $350 adults. lease. before noon, $11 noon to 3 Carts — $5 per person for $560 couples. $320 juniors PGA golf pro — Cory Bizarri. p.m., $9 after 3 p.m. $7 per nine holes, $10 per person and seniors. Lake Calhoun person for nine holes. for 18 holes. Owners — Jamie and Barb Galva Manager — Clyde Raible. Scott. Private 9 ... 3,132 yards ... Swan Creek Golf Club par 36 Located — Seven miles Avon Lake Bracken Country Club Public 9 ... 3,401 yards ... Oak Run Golf Club south of Galva on Illinois 17. Galesburg Gibson Woods Golf Course par 36 Dahinda Phone — (309) 995-3343 Private 18 ... 6,229 yards ... Monmouth Located — Seven miles west Public 18 ... 6,109 yards ... Fees — With member (max par 71 Public 18 ... 6,239 yards ... par 71 of Avon. Take Hospital Road of five times per year) or Located — Off Seminary par 71 off Illinois 41. Located — Off U.S. 150, two Mondays and Friday (open Street, 4.5 miles south of Phone — (309) 465-3127 Located — Monmouth Park. miles north of Appleton on to public) $18 for 18 holes, Galesburg. Phone — (309) 734-9968 County Highway 12. $10 for nine holes. With Fees — $15 for nine holes Phone — (309) 343-5915 Fees — $17 for weekdays, Phone — (309) 289-6481 lung card, $15 for 18 holes weekdays with cart. $20 for Fees — Non-members $19 for weekends. Twilight Fees — $11 for nine holes, and a cart. 18 holes weekdays with cart. pay $25 guest fee with a rates after 1 p.m. $14 for $16 for 18 holes weekdays. Carts — $10 for 18 holes, $15 for nine holes weekends member for 18 holes. 18 holes. $12 for nine holes, $17 $5 for nine holes. with cart. $22 for 18 holes Carts — $13 for 18 holes. for 18 holes weekends and Managers — Rogena weekends with cart. Golf pro — J.R. Millar. Season pass — $360 adults. holidays after 4 p.m. Lumberry and Ruth Ann Season pass — $325 $515 couples. $660 family. Season pass — $410 adults. Talbot. adults. $475 couples. $225 $295 seniors. $460 senior $565 couples. $365 seniors. college. $195 high school. Soangetaha Country Club couples. $175 juniors. $530 senior couples. $125 $120 grade school. Galesburg Carts — $13 for 18 holes. juniors. Wee-Ma-Tuk Hill Country Club $10 cart after 1 p.m. Owners — Kent and Ellen Private 18 ... 6,522 yards ... Carts — $6 per person Cuba Westfall. par 72 Golf pro — Randy Briggs. for nine holes, $11 for 18 Private 18 ... 6,486 yards ... Located — At Lake Rice, east of holes. $450 season cart par 72 I-74 and north of Main Street. rental. Located — Illinois 97 near Shaw Creek Golf Course Phone — (309) 342-5410 Monmouth Country Club Golf pro — Brett Horton. Cuba. Fees — Non-members pay $40 Bushnell Monmouth Phone — (309) 789-6208 guest fee with a member for 18 Private 9 ... 3,025 yards ... Public 9 ... 3,008 yards ... Fees — Non-members pay holes on weekdays and $50 for par 35 par 36 Hawthorne Ridge Golf $25 with guest. 18 holes on weekends. Non- Course Carts — $12 per person for Located — One block east of members $25 for nine holes on Located — Country Club Aledo 18 holes. Illinois 41 in Bushnell. Lane. Phone — (309) 772-3422 weekdays and $9.25 for nine Public 18 ... 6,752 yards ... Golf pro — Tim Peterson. holes on weekends. Phone — (309) 734-7909 Fees — $9 for nine holes par 72 Carts — $9.25 per person for Fees — $11 for nine holes, Located — Three miles south weekdays. $14 for 18 holes nine holes, $14.50 per person $15 for 18 holes with or of Aledo on Illinois 94. Hend-Co Hills Golf Course weekdays. $10 for nine for 18 holes. sponsored by a member. Phone — (309) 582-5641 Biggsville holes weekends. $18 for 18 Golf pro — Kirk Hosteng. Carts — $6 for nine holes Fees — $12 for nine holes, Public 18 ... 5,778 yards ... holes weekends. Assistant golf pro — K.C. per rider. $12 for nine holes $18 for 18 holes weekdays. par 71 Carts — $9 for nine holes, Harding. per rider. $14 for nine holes, $22 for Located — Illinois 94 in $18 for 18 holes. E8 The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill. Sunday, April 1, 2007 GOLF GUIDE 2007 Etiquette on golf course more than good manners Being courteous on - If you aren’t ready to play when it is your turn, encour- nearby the bunker. - It’s important to repair any an old penny. - After you have marked heel to the toe of your put- ter. Reverse the procedure to links keeps play safe age one of your fellow players to play. pitch marks or indentations caused by the ball hitting your ball, place your putter down at a 90-degree angle return the ball to its original position. JOHN MOODY the green. Using a tee, knife, with the heel touching your - Do not stand where you Copley News Service key or repair tool, repair the marker. Maintaining the course Golf has been called the mark by working the edges - Move the marker from the See ETIQUETTE, Page E9 - Replace your divots. toward the center, without gentleman’s game, with no - Turf tends to explode on disrespect intended for all lifting the center of the mark. impact, making it difficult, if Don’t tear the grass. Finish the ladies who love the links not impossible, to replace the as well. In the vein of polite- by smoothing the area with divot. In this case, you have a club or your foot. Try to get ness, etiquette is a big part of two options: golf and its traditions. Lance the area smooth enough to 1. You can use the toe of putt over. Flury, head professional your shoe to kick in the at Pasfield Golf Course in Just remember that while turf around the edges of the the Rules of Golf allow you Springfield, Ill., has a simple divot. bit of advice for players of all to repair pitch marks on 2. Many courses often put your putting line, you cannot levels. “Be courteous; stay behind the golfer who’s hitting - more containers of a soil/seed mix- ture on their carts and tees. If repair spike marks on your putting line until after you Daily Green Fees this is the case, simply fill in for safety than anything else,” the divot with the mixture. have putted. 18 Hole Fees he says. “Take care of the - Bring a rake into the bun- Morning til Noon........$17 course by repairing your ball ker with you - remembering On the green Noon til 3pm...............$13 marks and divots.” that you should always enter - Don’t step on your fellow And, he reminds players to the bunker from the low side players putting lines (the After 3pm...................$10 remember the basics: Try to at a point nearest to the ball. imaginary line that connects be quiet when someone else is - Whenever possible, avoid the ball to the hole). 9 Hole Fees over the ball. walking on the steep face of - If your ball is on a player’s Weekdays...................$10 “I get a lot of complaints a bunker. line, volunteer to mark the about people talking, so try to - After hitting your shot, ball. Weekends...................$10 minimize noise when some- rake the area you played If your ball is not furthest Call for prime tee times one else is hitting,” Flury from, as well as all your foot- from the cup: available on weekends. says. prints and any others within - Mark your ball, either Sarah McGuire is the head reach. with a plastic marker or a pro at Shambolee Golf Club Season Passes - Rakes should be left in or small, thin, dark coin such as in Petersburg, Ill. Back in the Unlimited Golf..........$380 1980s, she played the Ladies Seniors......................$340 B.N.S.F. Professional Golf Associa- tion Tour. Junior........................$205 “The biggest thing we hear most of the complaints about Employees Punch Card Fee Passes is slow play,” she says. “Let- ting people play through, it’s and Family 10 Rounds................$120 20 Rounds................$210 such a universal problem for golf courses everywhere. Members It just takes common sense: Do you want to • Driving Range Look at your surroundings be in the game? • Club Repair - there may not be any room ahead of the group in front • Equipment Sales of you.” If you are in need • Custom Club Fitting of a small loan to purchase a... • Lessons - Semi-Private, Slow play Private or Group That’s when your group is • New Golf Cart not keeping up with the pace • Membership or of play of the group in front of you, to prevent it: Lessons - Walk at a reasonable speed • Golf Clubs & Bag between shots. • Fashionable Golf - Begin planning your next Monday - Friday 8-4:30; Saturday 8-12 shot as you approach the ball Wardrobe by studying the strength and direction of the wind. - When you reach your ball, check the lie, select your club, visualize your swing and shot, and then play your shot. 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When it comes to hitting stretch; Coolmax, Dry Tech Even golf shoes have gone But with all this high-tech At Cutter & Buck, Swedish the links in style this spring and Quickdry for moisture high tech with performance- performance giving golfers golfer Annika Sorenstam has and summer, you’re not going management; and Supplex for driven attributes. Nike’s golf less to sweat about. what teamed up with the design to want to show up in baggy waterproofing. “sneakers,” called Shox Golf, about the element that in team to offer an upscale clien- shorts and oversized polos. At Tehama, Clint East- is only one example: “Take decades past been elusive on tele sleek tech skorts, colorful Instead, you’re going to want wood’s golf apparel company, your most comfortable shoes the golf course - style. Yes, we jersey sweaters and chic capri chic golf clothes that go the “Hang ‘Em Dry” fabrics are and add Nike’s Shox cushion know the late Payne Stewart pants. The young teen phe- distance and perform. Func- finished with antimicrobial and screw on some grass grip- and his knickers were legend nom Michelle Wie’s deal with tion is the name of the golf treatments to give garments ping spikes,” says the ad. “It’s and Tiger has made red a Nike has also put women’s fashion game these days. a fresh smell. like walking on air.” hot trend, but for millions of golf apparel in the spotlight, Performance fabrics and Nike’s golf shorts have the Tiger Woods’ latest shoes players, golf and fashion were giving it a youthful spin. knits set the pace giving added benefit of “DriFit” UV from Nike feature encapsu- oxymorons for years. Swing Chick, another golfers a multifunctional protection with the power of lated air soles and “scorpion Now designers (and play- trendy golf apparel company approach to keeping out the SPF 30 to block the sun’s rays stinger spikes.” Callaway ers) are putting the zing back whose clothes are worn by Kelli wind and weather. The tags on the golf course. 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AP Golf Writer for daring to mention what “If you’re out there and PALM HARBOR, Fla. everyone thinks. you don’t feel pressure, — One player missed a 4- “You’d think I’d exposed you’re not into what you’re foot putt to win and it was warts on Miss America,” he doing,” Curtis Strange said. a shocker. Another player wrote in his book. The two-time U.S. Open missed a 3-foot putt to win It happens. champion has felt both and it was considered a And maybe Miller himself sides of emotion. He saved choke. The perception of the has become sensitive about par from a bunker on the two misses is as different as the “C” word, because he final hole of the 1988 U.S. the names Tiger Woods and didn’t utter it at the Honda Open to force a playoff with Boo Weekley. Classic when Weekley three- Nick Faldo, beating him the There’s no telling how long putted from 30 feet on the next day. Seven years later, the word “choke” has been 18th hole, missing a 3-footer Strange missed a 6-foot par part of the golf vernacular, that would have brought him putt on the last hole to lose a or when it first came into his first PGA Tour title. crucial match to Faldo in the vogue. Perhaps the most Nor did he use it a week Ryder Cup. famous use came at the earlier at the Accenture “Anybody who has played 1989 Masters, and then only Match Play Championship this game has done both,” because Scott Hoch’s last when Woods missed a 4-foot Strange said. “It can beat you name rhymes with “spoke,” birdie putt on the first extra up if you let it.” or something like that. hole that would have won his Scroll down a list of tour- third-round match against naments on the PGA Tour A year later, Johnny Miller Nick O’Hern. and it’s not hard to find was in the broadcast tower And that leads to a ques- example of blown opportuni- for NBC Sports, watching tion that is hard to answer. ties. Peter Jacobsen stand over When does a miss become Greg Owen had a 31⁄2-foot a 225-yard approach from a a choke? par putt on the 17th hole at downhill lie over water to the Paul Goydos was asked Bay Hill last year that would 18th green at the Bob Hope to define “choke” and his have given him a two-shot Classic. response showed how touchy lead with one hole to play. He “This is absolutely the this subject is around golfers. three-putted for double bogey easiest shot to choke I’ve ever “Food lodged in the throat,” and lost the tournament with seen in my life,” Miller said he said. a bogey on the 18th. Associated Press that day. Miller defines it as stress Mike Weir had a chance to Tiger Woods lines up a putt during the final round of the CA Jacobsen pulled off the manifesting itself mentally Championship. Even though has missed putts just like everyone, few shot and won the tourna- and physically. If that’s the See CHOKE, Page E11 dare claim he chokes. 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And it would be difficult a 4-footer for birdie to beat with Bob May at the 2000 PGA Championship or that 15-foot will run July 9-15 O’Hern, advance to the quar- From Page E10 to say Weir choked because terfinals and stay on track par putt that kept the Ameri- SILVIS — The 2007 John of the 6-foot pars he made for his eighth consecutive cans from losing in the 2003 Deere Classic will be played become the first Canadian in on the 17th and 18th holes in PGA Tour victory. He blamed Presidents Cup. July 9-15 at the Tournament 50 years to win his national winning the 2003 Masters in the miss on a ball mark he “Tiger has proven over and Players Club at Deer Run. open, on the 100th anniver- a playoff. neglected to repair. over again that there’s not a sary of the Canadian Open. “Circumstances are what lot of choke in him,” Azinger The event, won by John He had a 5-foot par putt to Whether he pushed the putt Senden a year ago, draws a define whether it’s perceived with a quick stroke or the said. “Until Boo Weekley win on the second playoff if you choked or not,” Paul makes a putt like that, people field of 156 PGA Tour play- hole against Vijay Singh in ball was knocked off line by ers who will play for a purse Azinger said. “What is chok- a slight indentation on the are going to speculate wheth- 2004 and missed it, then lost ing, anyway? Is it the hands er he choked.” of $4.1 million. on the next hole. green has been a popular shaking? Is it your thought subject the last few weeks. Ditto for Camilo Villegas. The Golf Channel and CBS- Charles Howell III hit a process?” But one fact is undeniable He hit a terrific flop shot to TV will provide four days of superb bunker shot on the Weekley needed only two — he missed. And if he didn’t 3 feet and missed by a mile to live coverage starting July 12 10th at Riviera in a 2003 play- putts from 30 feet for his first notice the ball mark, then fall out of the playoff. at 2 p.m. each day. off, only to miss the 6-foot PGA Tour title. The birdie that would have to be classi- “Every other sport, with Grounds only tickets are putt. putt stopped 3 feet short of fied as a breakdown in the the exception of bowling, $24 in advance and $28 at Was that a miss or a choke? the hole. He studied the par thought process. you’re pretty much reacting,” the gate each day. Clubhouse And is that any different putt from both sides, then “It’s my fault for not paying former PGA champion Rich tickets are $34 in advance from Bernhard Langer? He saw the ball run by the cup attention to detail,” Woods Beem said. and a VIP clubhouse pack faced a 6-footer on the final on the left. said. “Here, you’re making the is $140. hole at Kiawah Island with “I was shaking. I ain’t Woods gets a pass because ball react. You have a lot of Tickets are available by call- no less than the Ryder Cup gonna lie about it,” Weekley he has faced a dozen or so time to think.” ing (309)-762-4653 or 1-800-336- hanging in the balance. The said. “I was just focusing on other crucial shots and made “And hopefully,” he added, 4655 or by ordering online at anguish on his face when he getting that ball in the hole most of them, whether it “you don’t think too much.” www.johndeereclassic.com. missed remains one of the and turning around and wav- most indelible images of the ing to everybody. I made a Ryder Cup. good stroke. I just hammered Don’t let pain affect your game! 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Sunday, April 1, 2007 A-C G Hosteng chasing 10th title GALESBURG — A bid by Cheri Hosteng for a record 10th women’s championship could highlight the All-City Golf Tour- nament series this summer. The annual series of All- City Tournaments, which opens with the men’s event July 8, is sponsored each year by The Register-Mail. Hosteng won her ninth title — and sixth in a row — by edging Trisha Blake by two strokes to tie nine-time champion Vernie Mendrek for most women’s championships in last year’s tournament. Hosteng trailed Blake by six strokes after the first round. In other All-City action last summer, 53-year-old Pat Blake held off the charge of a field of young golfers to win the men’s tournament 10 years after he’d won his previous title. Blake edged runner-up Mack Foster 217-221 over 54 holes. Knoxville’s Coby Thompson claimed the sixth champion- ship he earned in All-City junior competition with a five- stroke victory in the boys 15- 17 division. Amanda Mendrek won the girls 15-17 division by 23 strokes. Brothers Preston Foster and Mack Foster claimed the All- City Best Ball tournament by seven strokes over Rob Dunn and Toby Kurtis. It was the first time the Prestons had played together in the tour- ney. �� ������ �� 2007 All-City Schedule ���� ���� Men’s Tournament �� � � � ������� July 8 — Bunker Links G.C. July 14 — Lake Bracken C.C. July 15 — Soangetaha C.C. Women’s Tournament July 17 — Bunker Links G.C. July 18 — Soangetaha C.C. July 20 — Lake Bracken G.C. Junior Tournament Aug. 7 — Bunker Links G.C. Aug. 9 — Lake Bracken C.C. Aug. 10 — Soangetaha C.C. Best Ball Tournament Sept. 9 — Bunker Links G.C. Sept. 15 — Soangetaha C.C. Sept. 16 — Lake Bracken C.C.