Two more aces have been recorded at Pebble Lake Golf Course in Fergus Falls. Add Scott Robideaux of Grafton, North Dakota, and Fergus Falls resident Dave Nelson to the list of those golfers recording a Hole-In-One at the course so far this season.
On Saturday, June 10, Robideaux aced the 176-yard eighth hole, using a 5-iron. His feat was witnessed by John Robideaux.
On Tuesday, June 13, Nelson, playing the 156-yard fifteenth hole, put the ball in the cup with a 7-iron. His Hole-In-One was witnessed by Rick Dean and Don Henley.
The 3rd Annual "Otter" Bremer Scramble was held this past Friday at Pebble Lake Golf Course in Fergus Falls. Shoremaster won the tournament with a 60. Team members included Dennis Tuel, Mike Tuel, Pat Tuel, Dan Ouren and John Ouren. Second place went to the Lakes Radio team of Taylor Gray, Lincoln Kalenberg, Troy Kuehl and Eric Shelstad with a 61. The Minnesota Motors team of Matt Brimhall, Steve Brimhall, Matt Ness and Charlie Schonhardt took "Middle Place" with a 69.
Hole Contest winners included Kevin King winning the Lakes Radio Long Putt Contest, Michelle Pearson and Mike Tuel with the Longest Drives on hole number five, Mary Jo Beigler and Mike Tuel with the shots Closest to the Pin on number eight, and Anita Bethel and Mark Bezek with the Longest Put on number 18.
The tournament raises scholarship money for Fergus Falls High School and Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls.
Speaking of golf, the U.S. Open gets underway at Winged Foot Golf Club this week and Tiger Woods makes his long awaited return to the tour after taking several events off following the death of his father. If you ask me, this tournament is set up perfectly for his triumphant return. The best golfer in the World takes center stage at probably as difficult a venue as you will see on the PGA tour, as he tries to win his 11th major at a tournament that will conclude on Father's Day, a short time after his father, best friend, coach and motivator, passes away. The script is almost too good to think it can be pulled off as written, but with Tiger, it's almost a sure thing in my mind. Some guys just thrive on situations like this and Tiger is certainly one of them. I look for him to win this event by 3 strokes, which is a huge margin on this course. All of the golfers will have tremendous difficulty shooting par or better over four rounds of competition. It should be a great event. Look for Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh to be the top challengers.
Joe Mauer is second to no other catcher in the majors, right now! In my opinion he is the best all around backstop in either league. He is the top hitter, as good defensively as anyone the Twins have ever had at that position, and from all reports, handles pitchers as well as anyone. Can't ask for more than that from a catcher!
Mauer reached base four times in five consecutive games last week, a record-equaling and award-winning performance, helping him to the American League Player of the Week award. The 23-year-old hit .625 (15-for-24) with five doubles, four RBIs and two stolen bases in winning the award for the first (but not the last) time in his career.
Having said that, Mauer isn't even in the top five in All-Star voting. Come on fans! The guy is hitting over .380! You can vote by going to www.mlb.com
. I'm sure Ozzie Guillen
will choose Mauer since he isn't going to be voted on the team by the fans. Also look for Johan Santana
to make it and possibly Francisco Liriano. No other Twins player has a shot.
It was good to see Jason Kubel come through with that clutch grand slam home run against the Red Sox on Tuesday night! A great win and what should be a tremendous boost for Kubel who missed all of last season with an injury. He is going to be a solid, every day player for the Twins for years to come. It has also been great to see Michael Cuddyer contributing the way he has. He's a fan favorite in the this area as several people have met him through his multiple appearances at the Twins Winter Caravan stops in Fergus Falls. He's a nice guy and it's good to see him tasting some success!
Fergus Falls native Justin Arneson continues his struggles at the plate for the Class A Fort Myers Miracle. Arne is hitting just .196 (20-for-102) in 35 games. He has four doubles, one triple and three stolen bases in five attempts.
Registration for the 2006 Fergus Falls Area Youth Football Association's second season will be held this Saturday, June 17th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Fergus Falls Middle School Cafeteria. The Fergus Falls Otters Football Booster Club and the FFHS Otters High School coaching staff were highly pleased with the FFAYFA's initial season last fall and look forward to an even better 2007. Youngsters entering third through sixth grades are eligible to participate.