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From The Fringe: Girl Golfer In Idaho Fights To Play With The Boys

Last Updated on Monday, 10 September 2012 08:58 Monday, 10 September 2012 08:40

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by John Miller, AP writer

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BUHL, Idaho (AP) — For a golf ball waiting to be clubbed, physics are everything. Swing outside-in and the dimpled sphere slices into the rough. 

Hit it too high and the ball is transformed into a turf-bound, worm-burning projectile.

But as Idaho high school golf champ Sierra Harr knows, that vexing white orb, subordinate as it is to the laws governing matter's travel through space and time, is indifferent to whether it's struck by a boy or a girl.

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From The Fringe: Golfer Shot For Breaking Window Near Golf Course

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 September 2012 23:08 Sunday, 09 September 2012 22:11

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RENO, Nev. — A man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting and wounding a golfer after an errant ball broke a window at his home.

Jeff Fleming, 53, is accused of firing at a pair of golfers at the 16th hole on Thursday, striking the one who hit the home in Reno.

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From The Fringe Video: Schwartzel Four Putts - From Four Feet Away

Last Updated on Monday, 03 September 2012 10:54 Monday, 03 September 2012 10:35

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There have been incidents over the years where top PGA Tour pros fall prey to stickhandling on the green in frustration, usually at the end of a poor round or when they've made one poor putt and just want to get the heck out of there.

John Daly probably has his own video library of such performances and there are certainly others - Hale Irwin's famous whiff among others.

However when 2011 Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel hit his approach shot to inside 4 feet on the 18th hole during the 3rd round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston he was looking to make a birdie and stop the bleeding on a very poor back nine.

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From The Fringe: Yukon Golf Course Is Truly Unique

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 September 2012 22:40 Sunday, 02 September 2012 22:18

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It started with a few golfers and a can of orange spray paint. Before long it sprouted into one of the most unique golf courses in Canada.

The Faro Golf Course doesn't sit close to the small Yukon town of 400 found 360 kilometres north of Whitehorse. It's located directly in it.
 
The nine-hole course winds through town like a giant grass snake, crossing roads and brushing up against community buildings.
 
Just about the only place a green can't be found is at the town's closed lead and zinc mine, which was once counted as the world's largest.

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From The Fringe Video: Bubba Video Bombs Golf Channel Broadcaster

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 10:52 Tuesday, 28 August 2012 10:42

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Bubba Watson is known nearly as much for his crazy video appearances as he is for winning the Masters earlier this year.
 
Recently he snuck up behind Golf Channel commentator Alex Miceli and made some priceless faces for nearly 30 seconds before Miceli clued in that he was there.

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