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John Dixon

John covers sports for the Gazette.

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2016 Golf Course Directory 2016 Golf Course Directory
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The 2016 Centre County Gazette Golf Course Directory is here. Find out everything you need to know before heading to the links this year. [Read More]
Local man travels the world for Grand Slam of tennis Local man travels the world for Grand Slam of tennis
18 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Former Bellefonte native Travis Smith recently took to the skies and racked up around 10,222 frequent flier miles as he headed to the first of the four tennis Grand Slams that begins with the Australian Open. The Grand Slam itinerary consists of the Australian Open in [Read More]
Skytop Mountain's par-3 event challenges skills Skytop Mountain's par-3 event challenges skills
35 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PORT MATILDA — The annual Skytop Mountain Golf Club Par-3 Challenge was held recently on the 6,535-yard course layout that was configured to play every hole as a par 3. The ladies' champion, with a score of 66, was Karen Krupa, while Jordan Albright took the men's honors with a score of 65. [Read More]
Philipsburg Elks CC hosts young golfers at junior tourney Philipsburg Elks CC hosts young golfers at junior tourney
36 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — The Philipsburg Elks Country Club recently hosted its Junior Golf Championship, with 16 youngsters from six clubs participating in the event. The boys' 16- to 18-year-olds' 18-hole gross division was claimed by Philipsburg’s Carter Fischer, posting a career-best round of [Read More]
Golf scramble will benefit FaithCentre Food Banks Golf scramble will benefit FaithCentre Food Banks
37 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The inaugural “Tee’d Off at Hunger” Golf Scramble will be held at the Nittany Country Club, Monday, Sept. 14, with a noon registration and a 1 p.m. start. “FaithCentre is excited to invite all to our first golf scramble to benefit the FaithCentre Food Banks and our [Read More]
Mount Nitany Medical Center Golf Tournament has grown Mount Nitany Medical Center Golf Tournament has grown
38 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — From humble beginnings in 1991 that generated a mere $21,000 for the purchase of critical-care beds, the Mount Nittany Medical Center Golf Classic has grown to become the major charity-run golf tournament in central Pennsylvania. The 2015 classic will push the total amount [Read More]
Centre County Golf Course Directory Centre County Golf Course Directory
53 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
 CENTRE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB www.centrehillscc.com Pro: Jeb Boyle, 28th season Driving range: Yes Practice putting green: Yes Short game Practice green: Yes Holes: 27 Par: 71 Yardage: 6,461 Rating/slope: 71.9/136 Fairways: Bent Greens: Bent grass Sand Bunkers: 63 Architect: Alex [Read More]
Significant Changes Being Made at Mountain View Country Club Significant Changes Being Made at Mountain View Country Club
55 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, John Dixon
"It started last year and we are building a new par 3 that will be between No. 15 and existing No. 16, so that will be our new No. 16 hole, and our current No. 16 will be No. 17, and our current No. 17 will be the 18th hole," says Brennan. And that's not all ... by a long shot. [Read More]
Toftrees' Lew Morgan retires following lengthy career Toftrees' Lew Morgan retires following lengthy career
56 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Lew Morgan will now be the one playing the golf, instead of supervising what many golfers consider to be one of the best course layouts in the state. After 38 years as the golf course superintendent for Toftrees Golf Resort and Conference Center, Morgan is retiring Whether [Read More]
Changes made at Mountain View Country Club Changes made at Mountain View Country Club
56 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG — When Chuck McIntyre and his wife, Martha, of Bethlehem, purchased the former State College Elks Country Club in Boalsburg in 2012, one of the key items of interest for the new owners was the layout of the 18-hole golf course. Now named Mountain View Country Club, management has [Read More]
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