The third-oldest national title is now a big-time draw

When the first Canadian Open was played at Royal Montreal in 1904, it was only the third national golf championship in the world–played at the first established club in North America. The spectators, as L. V. Kavanagh wrote in the 1973 History of Golf in Canada, arrived by horse and buggy, and crowd control was not an issue because “golf in those days was a sport for gentlemen.”
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In professional golf’s galaxy of stars, the name of Pat McGowan does not burn brightly. The 35-year-old Californian, whose home club is in Southern Pines, N.C., has been philosophically plodding around the PGA Tour for 13 years, playing up to 30 tournaments annually. Read more

Augusta, Ga. I WOULD be embarrassed to admit how big a part the Masters has played in my life: in my mental life, and, to a degree, my writing life. I’m talking, of course, about the tournament held every April at the Augusta National Golf Club.

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The farmer in New Zealand has been criticised for failing to ram home the basics of ATV safety. The recent Taranaki coroner recommendation that farmers think about alternatives to ATV use has frustrated NZ Motorcycle Distributors chairman Clive Cooper-Smith. The finding was as illogical as arguing cars should be banned because of high death rates on the open road, Cooper-Smith said.

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ATV riders count on national organizations like the AMA, ATVA, ASA and the NOHVCC to keep our right to ride and race. But, sometimes local ATV clubs are just as influential and active as these large organizations in the fight for riding freedom. Two clubs, one small and one large, are great examples of the big local effort to keep trails public and to crown fast racers.
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TURKEYS:

Instead of just using calls, try imitating other sounds to lure in the atom. One of the most important is the sound of a hen scratching to feed. Pull a patch of leaves sharply with your hand or foot. Do this several times, pause, then make a few yelps or clucks.
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Onboard meals can be as extravagant when presented in a fine-dining style. A fisher’s experience in one of his fishing trips, however, has proven that even people used to onboard fine dining can also appreciate and even enjoy eating simple meals.

Onboard meals take many forms, but when you’re hungry, even the simple things taste great.
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Eight members of a Varsity Scout Team spent a week rafting on the Gulkana River in south-central Alaska. They caught a king and redeye salmon as large as 45 lbs and cooked them over their evening campfire.

In Alaska, Land of the Midnight Sun, Scouts lose sleep to hook monster salmon.

Long past midnight, when most campers slide into a deep sleep and dream of perfect outings in which blisters never form and muscles never ache, the big beasts came.
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The toughest golf course in Indiana? Who’s to say? Ask the Sunday golfer, and he’ll tell you it’s the one where he couldn’t break a hundred. Or, if he has an overblown sense of himself, he’ll probably say it’s the one where he recorded his best score.

But the United States Golf Association thinks there’s a better way. It has come up with a system for rating the difficulty of golf courses along with a slope from high to low, a method that eliminates such personal opinions.

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