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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

CHS grad Reid shares 17th place in NCAA golf regional

CNJ staff CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — New Mexico State junior Travis Reid of Clovis finished tied for 17th Saturday at the NCAA East Regional Tournament. Reid finished with a three-day score of 4-under-par 209, including a 70 on Saturday. New Mexico State finish in a tie for 12th. The top 10 teams at regionals advance to […]

CCS grad Peterson named All-LSC in golf

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Clovis Christian graduate Mollie Peterson, a sophomore at West Texas A&M University, was named to the All-Lone Star Conference women’s golf first team last week. Peterson scored her first collegiate victory in October in the Grizzly Invitation and posted a runnerup finish in the Lady Buff Stampede. She also made […]

Reid, Aggies take WAC golf title

CNJ staff SAN JOSE, Calif. — New Mexico State captured its second Western Athletic Conference championship in three years on Wednesday, finishing the three-day conference meet at 27-over-par 891 for a five-stroke margin over Boise State. Junior Travis Reid, a Clovis High grad, tied for sixth with a 54-hole total of 75-74-75 — 224, 8 […]

April 17, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Golf fundraiser true group effort The Cannon Spouses’ Club

April 6, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Golf enthusiasts encouraged to act Are we going to stand by as the Clovis Municipal Golf Course is abused? Golfers need to get involved. The building is in disrepair, needs painting and the roof leaks. The irrigation system is not effective. The equipment is outdated. The labor force is too small.• Why? There is no […]

Golf’s not a priority?

Clovis’ Betty Hodge is concerned about conditions at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. She’s convinced “golf is not a priority” of city officials. Meanwhile, Glenda Bly can “barely stop laughing” over “King Bill’s” endorsement of Barack Obama. Sunday’s CNJ will have at least three letters to the editor. • • • Have you participated in our […]