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Special Olympics New Mexico has announced that Mayfield High School (MHS) has been named by ESPN as one of the top five schools in the nation for its inclusive school atmosphere and unified sports. more
With his stunning win in the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, Bryson DeChambeau may have disrupted the golfing world more than amateur player Francis Ouimet did back in 1913. more
For years there has been a theory in psychology known as “fear of success.” I have always found that idea suspicious at best. When it comes to golfers, I have predominantly noticed “fear of failure.” more
New Mexico State women's golfer Amelia McKee wears mismatched socks on purpose – for a purpose. The junior is unmistakable on the golf course. Her exposed left leg contrasts her right leg, which always bears a knee-high and NMSU-branded sock. more
Many golf courses around the country were closed for play starting in March, including those here in New Mexico. Nearly all of our courses opened May 1, thanks to the efforts of several golf-related organizations, most notably the Sun Country Section of the PGA of America, along with PGA consultant and Las Cruces resident Dave Kimble, who has just been named New Mexico Amateur Golfer of the Year for 2020. more
Last week, we examined golf’s Distance Insights Project report announcing the long-awaited concerted research effort to explore in great detail the detrimental effects that the distances many of the PGA Tour pros are driving the golf ball are having on the game. more
In early February, just six weeks prior to the country’s shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, golf’s major ruling entities reported a number of key findings from their ongoing Distance Insights Project (DIP). more
The United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) has released information regarding migratory and game bird hunting areas on USIBWC lands along the Rio Grande Doña Ana and Sierra counties for the 2020-2021 bird hunting season, starting with dove season Sept. 1. more
The turn of the last century – the start of the 1900s – saw the growing use of the early wound golf ball, called the “Haskell” ball. Oct. 11, 2000, saw the introduction of the Titleist Pro V1 ball, which changed everything. more
Contrary to popular belief, the first ball used for playing golf wasn’t the leather-covered ball filled with feathers. Actually, historical references of the first golf ball makers point to Holland back in the 15th century. more
Space restrictions last week didn’t allow us to share all the memories we compiled of the late Coach Lou Henson. more
The New Mexico State University Aggie fight song includes the line “We’ll win this game or know the reason why.” No Aggie athletes will win any games this fall, and we know the reason why: They won’t play any games. more
“It’s like losing a guardian angel,” said Jimmy Collins, a 6-2 guard from Syracuse, who averaged 24.3 points a game for the 1969-70 Aggies. “It started back in 1966 and I’m sure it will continue until I leave this life. more
Lou Henson earned a spot in the College Basketball Hall of Fame for a coaching career that spanned 42 seasons and three universities, as well as two Final Four berths. more
All golfers want to get better. You want to acquire a higher skill level and play consistently better golf. more
Legendary NMSU and Illinois Basketball Coach Lou Henson died Saturday, July 25. He was 88. more
During the first half of the 20th century, there weren’t many African Americans playing golf, let alone many who owned golf courses. more
For most Americans, sports fans or not, there is one professional golfer they can name – Tiger Woods. more
The re-opening of golf courses necessitates certain rules we must follow. Mostly there are no bunker rakes or ball washers to touch, and we are urged to NOT touch the flagsticks and to keep the proper distance between players. more
Spencer Hart has been a football enthusiast since he was a toddler, and he’s played in some capacity since the age of four. He’s just about to enter high school, and he’s excited to play for the Mayfield Trojans. more
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