Par for the Course

Bill Kennedy is a longtime sports journalist who spent the majority of his time writing and reporting in New Jersey before retiring to Maine. He has volunteered with the Maine State Golf Association for several years and has his finger on the pulse of Maine golf.

Par for the Course: Good players left off U.S. Ryder Cup team

From this vantage point, the United States Ryder Cup team of 12 players has been viewed by fans as a simple and almost automatic...

Par for the Course: Undressing golf course dress codes

It might be time to "undress" the subject of golf course dress codes. Probably the most debatable parts of dress codes concern men's socks and...

Par for the Course: Ricky Jones highlights Hall of Fame class

This year's Maine Hall of Fame class consists of one of the state's best-ever amateurs, Maine's top rules official, a well-known teaching professional, and...

Par for the Course: State of Maine Championship hoping for a comeback

The State of Maine Championship will be held Aug. 27-29 at Sugarloaf, but according to veteran Maine golfers it will not be the event...

Par for the Course: Warren planning to return to PGA Championship

Because only three Maine golf professionals (Tim Angis, John Hickson, Mike Bauber) ever had competed in the PGA Championship prior to this year's event,...

Par for the Course: Not much Maine in the Maine Open

Only four golf professionals from Maine participated in the Charlie's Maine Open last week at the Augusta Country Club, and that could be a...

Par for the Course: Odds against Tiger doing Tiger things again

When this writer mentioned during the week that a subject for this week's golf column was not coming easily, a golf friend replied, "Why...

Par for the Course: Radio host Les Fleisher passionate about golf in Maine

In the early 1980s, Les Fleisher and his wife, Jill, would have bet a lot of money that they would never fall in love...

Par for the Course: Special club missing from memorial tournament

Someone has a golf driver that does not belong to him or her. It is as simple as that. On July 8, the second annual...

Par for the Course: MSGA working to pick up the pace of play

For all of the slow-play golfers in Maine, there is a new sheriff in town. Nancy Story, executive director of the Maine State Golf Association,...