Star power on the driving range

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Scott McCarronSeveral hundred people turned out Friday afternoon as Rancho Murieta Country Club hosted a driving-range golf clinic run by PGA Tour pro (and former Murietan) Scott McCarron.  Addressing the crowd for nearly an hour, McCarron offered golf tips, hit some shots, talked about his fellow pros and took questions.  The clinic was followed by a fashion show on the range and food and drinks on the patio.

 

 

 

 

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Give your cart a checkup Saturday and donate to a good cause

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Several Rancho Murieta businesses are cooperating on a golf cart clinic Saturday to benefit the family of a Rancho Murieta woman who is fighting cancer.  The event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Murieta Plaza parking lot, will donate all proceeds to the Julie Hildebrand Medical Fund at El Dorado Savings Bank. Read more » about Give your cart a checkup Saturday and donate to a good cause

Scott McCarron to hold clinic at Country Club April 22

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Pro golfer Scott McCarron, a former Rancho Murieta resident, will conduct a golf clinic at the driving range 5 p.m. April 22.   The whole community is invited to the event, which includes a fashion show, raffle and live entertainment afterwards on the Country Club's main terrace.  The event is free, and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Read more » about Scott McCarron to hold clinic at Country Club April 22

Ever been to the Masters? Here's your chance to walk the course

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Matt and Dawny Corsaut share a diary and photos from the Masters.

Neighbors Matt and Dawny Corsaut made a trip that many in Rancho Murieta will envy -- they went to Augusta National for this week's Masters Golf Tournament.  In this diary, Matt walks the gorgeous course, bumps into a few people (hey -- that was Gary Player!) and shares what Jim Nance really thinks about Tiger's comeback chances.

By Matt Corsaut

We started our trip to The Masters with a flight into Savannah, GA, where we were staying with friends for the week. Our friends are good friends with Masters participant Nathan Smith, the 2003, 2009 and 2010 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion. Read more » about Ever been to the Masters? Here's your chance to walk the course

The quarterfinals: A door closes in 2010 and opens in 2011

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Murietan Don Thames competed in the U.S. Golf Association's Senior Amateur Championship near Orlando, FL., advancing to Wednesday's quarterfinals.  He shares his diary with Rancho Murieta.

Bugs, eyeballs and Lou Holtz

Lake Nona, FL
Wednesday, Sept. 29

Lake Nona is a classy, private enclave that is home to wealthy golf enthusiasts and several touring golf professionals from all over the world. It would be my kind of place, to be sure, except for the fact that I do not qualify for either aforementioned example. However, since I did qualify for the USGA Senior Amateur, I am thrilled to be here. Read more » about The quarterfinals: A door closes in 2010 and opens in 2011

Don Thames falls in USGA Senior Amateur quarterfinals

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Murietan Don Thames ended a remarkable run Wednesday morning at the USGA Senior Amateur Championship in Orlando, Fla., losing the quarterfinal match -- his sixth round of competitive golf in five days. Read more » about Don Thames falls in USGA Senior Amateur quarterfinals

Bugs, eyeballs and Lou Holtz

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Murietans Don Thames and Gary Ramsden are competing in the U.S. Golf Association's Senior Amateur Championship starting Friday near Orlando, FL.  Don has pledged to share a diary with Rancho Murieta as time allows.

Lake Nona, FL
Wednesday, Sept. 29

Lake Nona is a classy, private enclave that is home to wealthy golf enthusiasts and several touring golf professionals from all over the world. It would be my kind of place, to be sure, except for the fact that I do not qualify for either aforementioned example. However, since I did qualify for the USGA Senior Amateur, I am thrilled to be here. Read more » about Bugs, eyeballs and Lou Holtz

Claude Luke, Rancho Murieta golf pioneer, dies at 86

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Claude Luke was an Air Force officer about to leave for Vietnam when developer Ray Henderson invited him to see a golf course he was building out on Highway 16. “I came up here and looked at it and I said, ‘That looks pretty nice,’” Mr. Luke said in a 1998 interview. By the time he returned from the war, the North Course was complete. Mr. Luke attended the grand opening in October 1971, “and I’ve been around here ever since,” he told his interviewers. Read more » about Claude Luke, Rancho Murieta golf pioneer, dies at 86

'Tee Up Fore a Cure' tournament Oct. 12

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Rancho Murieta Country Club hosts the 10th annual "Tee Up Fore a Cure" tournament benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Sunday, Oct. 12. Last year the tournament raised more than $50,000 for the cause. Read more » about 'Tee Up Fore a Cure' tournament Oct. 12

A neighbor's golf diary: Playing in the U.S. Senior Open

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Don Thames had an experience open to few -- he played in the U.S. Senior Open. That's not to mention signing autographs. (Photos: Carole Thames)

Neighbor Don Thames earned a spot in the U.S. Senior Open two weeks ago in Colorado, and he had the golf experience of his life. He made the trip with his wife, Carole, and family and friends. Don writes about it here -- first-tee jitters, good shots, bad shots, friendly golf legends and the U.S. Golf Association's equipment rules. Read more » about A neighbor's golf diary: Playing in the U.S. Senior Open

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