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Column: This generation yearned for Tiger Woods

I was born in ’95, too young to remember Tiger’s record-breaking performance in ’97, not quite old enough to fully appreciate his dominance at Pebble three years later. Still, I had grown up in the “Tiger Era,” an environment where it was Tiger vs. the field, red Nike shirts, and a tiger head cover over my driver. Having a PGA ...

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Blazers finish No. 2 in GSC championship

VSU came into Crossings in need of a stout performance to ensure a postseason appearance. They came in second place with the help of an all-time turnaround that occurred on Monday. Three Blazers arrived on the grounds in the top 10 after Sunday, but two-time All-GSC performer Matt Anderson wasn’t one of them. After an opening round 77, a session ...

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Preview: Blazers heads to Magnolia Grove for conference championship

Robert Trent Jones has designed or lent a hand in the layout of over 500 golf courses worldwide. On April 15-16,  none will play a more prominent role than Crossings at Magnolia Grove, where the VSU Blazers hope to win the Gulf South Conference Tournament. The first architect inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, Jones studied landscape architecture, ...

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Blazers play as ‘individuals’ at Pensacola tourney.

For the first time in my year of VSU golf coverage, I didn’t know what place the Blazers came in. It soon came to my attention that top player Matt Anderson and Sophomore Wesley Hanson had both withdrawn from the field at the Argonaut Invitational Tuesday. Anderson decided to at Pensacola Country Club’s driving range, while Hanson did so on ...

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Healy, Blazers come with vengeance to Pensacola

On June 4, 1905, Pensacola became the first home for private club golf in Florida when Wm H. Knowles acquired a golf course that lay within the territory of the Navy Park Driving Association. Not only was Knowles the president of this association but also happened to be the man who gained possession of the Pensacola Country Club in 1902. ...

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Top freshman withdraws, Blazers finish 14th in Eatonton

The Blazers came in 14th of 15 teams this week at the Bobcat Invitational, after posting the highest team total in Round 3, when their low man in Monday’s first two rounds withdrew a half an hour prior to his scheduled tee time. “I withdrew due to a wrist injury,” Healy said.  “I went to bed with my wrist just ...

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Blazers Seek Impactful Finish at Coore and Crenshaw’s Cuscowilla

The Blazers had a shot at sealing a spot in the NCAAs Tuesday at Kinderlou, but they’ll have another chance Monday and Tuesday at GolfWeek’s “Best Residential Golf Course in Georgia.” Located in Eatonton, Georgia, just under an hour and a half southeast of Atlanta, Cuscowilla provides a variety of holes in a picturesque setting, with lakes, pines, fescue, and ...

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Blazer blow chance at postseason bid at Kinderlou

I got on Baytree Road, continuing to drive, taking a left on Melody Lane, another at St. Augustine, making a the turn at West Hill Avenue. From there, I stayed on Highway 84 some six and a half to seven miles, eventually completing a 17 minute drive to Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, where the Blazers moved in all sorts of ...

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No quit: Anderson, Blazers beat No. 8 Saint Leo

The Blazers weren’t in contention Tuesday, but they didn’t quit, either, coming in fourth place at St. Leo Invitational at Lake Jovita, passing the host in the process. In particular, one player who didn’t quit was Senior Matt Anderson, who tied for second in the tournament, which took place in Dade City, Florida. He played the “toughest starting hole” in ...

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Blazers have opportunity to climb region rankings at Lake Jovita

With trees left, right and a marsh in-between, angst enters the mind far faster than any feeling of comfort when one steps onto the 1st tee at Lake Jovita’s South Course. For the Blazers, that tiny gap of air may be all they need to secure a good place in the South Region rankings. “We are in a good spot ...

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