Press release: Greg Skarda Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Leadership Clovis

CLOVIS, NM – The 2010-2011 Leadership Clovis Class’ Annual Golf Tournament – in memory of the late Greg Skarda, an alumni of Leadership Clovis – will be held at Chaparral Country Club, Saturday April 16th with registration beginning at 8:00 am and a shotgun start at 9 am. The cost for this 4-person scramble is […]

Letter to the editor: City plans disservice to seniors

City plans disservice to seniors I am concerned about the city of Clovis possibly buying the Chaparral Country Club for $3 million and tearing down the well-maintained municipal golf course to make way for more soccer fields. I understand the golf course was developed in the early 1930s. It seems a shame to destroy it […]

Area golf scores

Eastern New Mexico Senior Golf Association Monday-Tuesday at Cree Meadows Golf Club, Ruidoso Championship Flight Low gross: Ben Bradley, Carlsbad, 151 Low net: 1. Mike Jackson, Roswell, 156; 2. James Boss, Roswell, 153, 3. Stanley Miller, Carlsbad, 154. First Flight Low gross: Steve Wilson, 169 Low net: John Hollenbeck, Hobbs, 175; 2. Robert Reed, Carlsbad, […]

CLGA appreciates Clovis muni course

Please allow me this opportunity to congratulate the Clovis Ladies Golf Association for providing another wonderful year of golfing for the ladies of Clovis. By providing lessons, the members of the association have introduced many women to the game and many others have been given the opportunity to improve their skills. The CLGA recently hosted […]

Letters to the editor: Time to do away with golf course

Time to do away with golf course Despite being one of the most passionate golfers in Clovis, I am in favor of doing away with our Clovis Municipal Golf Course. It is obviously losing money that our city government needs. There is no way it could be making money; if it is, the city is […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Milk money, scrambled golf and local Harley ladies

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing. Did you know? Xcel Energy, which provides power in Clovis and Portales, has 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers through its companies in eight states, according to its website. Xcel’s headquarters are located in Minneapolis. Got milk? Milk is the No. […]

Golf more recreation than work

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist Bob Hope once said “If you watch a game it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.” I guess it’s recreation because I think my golfing partners on a recent outing will attest that I wasn’t working all that hard at the game. […]

Baskett golf tourney goes off without hitch

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Hank Baskett III watches his shot from the fairway during his Tee’d Off About Child Abuse tournament Saturday at Chaparral Country Club. The charity event drew 30 teams. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A light rain wasn’t enough to dampen the desire to golf in Hank Baskett III’s Tee’d […]

Baskett back in town for golf tournament

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer This weekend, it’s all about Fore and Four for the Baskett family. The once-again Philadelphia Eagles receiver and 2001 Clovis High graduate is coming back for his annual benefit golf tournament. Hank Baskett III, who re-signed with the Eagles after a one-year stint with the AFC champion Indianapolis Colts, […]

Cannon Golf Classic canceled

Cannon Connections staff The third annual Cannon Spouses’ Club Golf Classic has been canceled. The event was canceled due to lack of interest, according to club members. Information: cannonspouses@yahoo.com or cscgolftourney@gmail.com.

Friday morning briefing: Beautiful weather today, parent-teacher conferences coming

Welcome to Friday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing. Today’s going to be sunny, with weather.com reporting no chance of precipitation and a high of 79. Golfing for Greyhounds The Third Annual Greyhound Football Golf Scramble for Eastern New Mexico University is set to begin at 9 a.m. April 24 at the Clovis Municipal Golf Course. […]

Volunteers for golf tourney sought

Cannon Connections staff The Cannon Spouses Club is seeking volunteers for their third annual Cannon Spouses Club Golf Classic that will be held April 23. All are welcome to volunteer. The planning committee meets from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the The Landing Zone. Information: 850-376-7520 or email CSC_GolfTourney@gmail.com

Snorkeling perfect opportunity to daydream

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist One of the solid advantages of exercising, at least certain types of exercise, is the ability to lose focus, to take a mini-trip in the mind while one is performing it. No, I do obviously not mean tennis, or golf, or softball, or touch football. The advantage to those types […]

Recreation opportunities abound in Portales

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Cannon Connections: Argen Duncan Roosevelt County 4-H member Daizia Looney, 10, shears her goat in preparation for the Roosevelt County Fair. The 4-H program provides a variety of activities for 5- to 19-year-olds, with many opportunities for the whole family to get involved. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Did you know Portales has a Frisbee […]

CHS alum tries hand at pro golf

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Courtesy photo: New Mexico State University Clovis High alum Travis Reid is hoping to turn a solid collegiate golf career into success at the professional level. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Travis Reid’s first summer as a professional golfer will include a lot of questions, such as: * Can I afford the expenses I’m […]

May 22 Commander's Action Line

Is the base planning on converting the 18-hole golf course to a 9-hole golf course to make more room for construction? Thank you for your question. Cannon is certainly poising itself to make use of all available space to accommodate the tremendous growth we expect here. That being said, we are not planning to convert […]

Golf course manager: Olympics just another race

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Courtesy photo Rex Maddaford of Tucumcari competed in distance running events during the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico is doing a series of stories on Olympians with ties to eastern New Mexico.

Aug. 8, 2008 Sports Briefs

Friday Golf Shoot Out — 5 p.m. tee time. Whispering Winds Golf Course. Entry fee is $7 per person. Green and cart fees not included. Nine hole shooter will kick-off base championship tournament weekend. Saturday School and sports physicals — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Conducted by the 27th SOG for children of Cannon military […]

Friends: Fontenot loved golf, life

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer

Golfers count on lucky charms

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Richard Garcia takes a swing at the third whole of Clovis Municipal Golf Course while his friends watch. The group varies in size from 2 to 14 players. By Liliana Castillo and Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico For some golfers, the game cannot go on unless they have their lucky […]