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Kristine Reese and Tiffany Yager of Vision 54 will visit Deacon’s Lodge July 23-26 to host golf schools for juniors and adults.

Vision 54 is an instructional institute created by internationally recognized game coaches Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson and has assisted tour professionals, including Grace Park, Suzann Petterson and Annika Sorenstam.

There will be two four-hour sessions per day (8am-noon) and (2 p.m.-6 p.m.) Cost is $125 for Juniors (12-18) and $200 for adults.

There is also a reduced package price for those interested in attending all four sessions. Men, women and juniors are welcome.

To reserve your space call or email Kristine Reese (480) 225-9671 or

Applebee’s still leads

Applebee’s defeated Bremer Bank 25.5-14.5 June 28 to build a 4.12-point advantage over Von Hanson’s in the men’s league at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

Von Hanson’s lost to Shep’s on 6th 23-21, but still leads third-place Colonial Life, which defeated People’s Security 25-19.

Results from June 28:

Team results

Deerwood Bank 28.5, D&D Exteriors 15.5

American National 24, Edward Jones 20

Colonial Life 25, People’s Security 19

First Security 31.5, Mulligan’s 12.5

Thelen Heating 24.5, US Bank 19.5

BSN Sports 29, Halverson Law 15

Shep’s on 6th 23, Von Hanson’s 21

Applebee’s 25.5, Bremer Bank 14.5

Team standings

Applebee’s 65

Von Hanson’s 59.88

Colonial Life 57.25

Shep’s on 6th 54.63

First Security 53.25

D&D Exteriors 52.88

Halverson Law 52.75

US Bank 50.5

Thelen Heating 48.13

BSN Sports 46.50

Bremer Bank 45

Edward Jones 45

Deerwood Bank 42.88

People’s Security 39.5

Mulligan’s 38.88

Individual results

Closest to pin: Matt Cousino, Dan Meyer

Longest putt: Clayton Houff

July 12 matchups

Von Hanson’s vs. Halverson Law

First Security vs. Colonial Life

Bremer Bank vs. US Bank

Shep’s on 6th vs. BSN Sports

Applebee’s vs. Thelen Heating

Mulligan’s vs. People’s Security

D&D Exteriors vs. American National

Deerwood Bank vs. Edward Jones

Legacy women

Morna Stansbury, Rita Johnson and Judy Jones carded a 27 to win the end-of-the-month scramble event June 26 on the Par 3 Course at Cragun’s Legacy Courses during women’s night.

Lyn Carner was closest to the pin and Davi Kirkpatrick made the longest putt.

On The Dutch Legacy, heather Carey, Teresa Puga, Angie Hanske and Rhonda Mareck carded a 32 for the win.

Sheri Peterson, Becky Butcher, Angie Sandelin and Malinda Johanneck tied with Colie Lence, Kim Larson and Jennifer Weisbrich for second.

Renee Rivard and Renee Johnson both drained long putts while Rivard and Laurie Fitterer were pin hunting.

Breezy Point men

Datam Technology captured the first-half Twilight League team title June 28 by defeating Billy’s Bar and Grill 10-2 at Breezy Point Resort.

Billy’s Bar and Grill finished second in front of Mills Motor, which defeated Billy’s Buddies 7.5-4.5.

Results from June 28:

Team results

Thomas Law 7.5, Commander/JJ’s 4.5

Mills Motor 7.5, Billy’s Buddies 4.5

Datam 10, Billy’s Bar and Grill 2

Dockside - Bye

Final first-half standings


2-Billy’s Bar and Grill

3-Mills Motor

4-Billy’s Buddies


6-Thomas Law


Individual results

Low net

0-5 handicaps: Dick Williams 32

6-9 handicaps: Mick McBrien 33

Over 10: Gaynard Brown 36, Mike Dowdall 36

Longest putts: Don Sandberg, Kelvin Kittleson, Will Stoxen, Dave Thomas, Ron Oseland

Closest to pin: Jerry Benson

July 12 matchups

Traditional Front

Commander/JJ’s vs. Dockside

Datam Tech vs. Billy’s Bar and Grill

Billy’s Buddies vs. Thomas Law

Mills Motor — Bye

Breezy Point women

Sue Marsolas and Bugs Schmidt won the Ryder Cup event June 28 during the Breezy Point Resort women’s league at Whitebirch Golf Course.

Verna Miller and Janie Pommer finished second followed by Mary Morgan and Eileen Henderson in third.

Gloria Thomas and Dee Wicks finished fourth with Martha Polsfuss and Sylvia Schmidt in fifth.

Next week’s event will be colored ball and will be played on the Traditional front nine.

Madden’s women

Linda Jones and Dawn Wiebusch beat out two other teams in a scorecard playoff June 26 to win the blind partner event during Madden’s women’s golf on Pine Beach West.

Margie Newpower made the longest putt.

The next Women’s Night Out is scheduled July 12 at the Tennis and Croquet club.

Whitefish women

Barb Holubar, Myra Faust, Dorie Kaleva and Joi Brandt shot a first-place 124 to win the June 27 cha cha cha event during the Whitefish women’s 18-hole league.

Barb Hanson, Joan Kantos, Diane Giefer and Marlene Anderson finished second a shot back. Enga Wodziak, Sharon Sullivan, Nancy Carlson and Sandy Meyer finished third.

A low net of 68 was carded by Myra Faust.

Susan Finley, Holubar, Kaleva and Brandt had chip-ins. Helen McGrath, Finley, Marlys Guse, Kaleva, Faust, Sullivan and Marty Moakley had birdies.

The Go Red For Women fundraiser to support women’s heart health is scheduled July 25.

Muesings both advance

Andrew Muesing of Baxter qualified June 24 at Oak Marsh Golf Course in Oakdale for the U.S. Kids World Teen Championship at Pinehurst, N.C., July 26-28.

Muesing shot an 84 to qualify in the 14-year-old boys division. He will join his sister, Jenny, who previously qualified for the 15-18-year-old girls division.

This will be Andrew Muesing’s first time at the championship and Jenny Muesing’s third time.


finish in top 15

Cassie Deeg and Bruce McIntosh of Golden Eagle Golf Club moved up seven spots from their first-round placement to finish in a tie for 15th during the 22nd annual Mixed Team Championship June 27-28 at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker.

The duo finished the two-day even with an even-par 144.


Peggy Harper, Chicago, aced the 140-yard third hole at Madden’s Social 9 on Tuesday, July 3, using a 5-hybrid.

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