Much has changed since US Open was last at Pinehurst No. 2

...you miss the fairway."The project required more than 35 acres of turf being removed, and only 450 of the 1,150 sprinkler heads remain.If all that wasn't enough, this will be the last time Johnny Miller gets to call the shots from the...

Pinehurst changes bring rave reviews

...National is unsustainable as water becomes a more precious resource."They removed over 40 acres of turf, over 700 sprinkler heads," Dedman said of Coore and Crenshaw's project. "We spend a lot less on chemicals now. It is tough to maintain...

Rory McIlroy adjusts goals after more frustrations

...On Friday, he showed us an unfamiliar view from the middle of the azaleas behind the 13th green after hitting a sprinkler head."It was a bad shot on 13, (but) I didn't quite deserve that, hitting the sprinkler," he said. "But just...

Charlie Beljan ends wild week, year with win at Disney

...an approach that just missed the green to the left on No. 7. After getting a drop because his left foot was on a sprinkler head, he rolled in an 18-foot birdie off the green, screamed "Go!" at a wedge that obeyed him and settled a foot...

Hot towels caused SC nursing home fire

...Department of Health and Environmental Control reviews the clean-up effort. Crews are repairing a ceiling, seven sprinkler heads and a ruptured water line.A fire department spokeswoman says the commercial dryers used at White Oak Manor operate...

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Inspect sprinkler system to be sure it is doing its job

...a yard that has had a broken sprinkler head for two summers. I almost feel...While watching it, make sure the sprinkler heads are properly adjusted and not...that broken or poorly performing sprinkler heads be replaced. When a specific...

Ex-Jaguar on the brink of his first pro victory

...had so far." Anthony Kim was disqualified for playing with an altered driver after accidentally hitting it on a sprinkler head. LPGA TOUR: In Shima, Japan, Ji-yai Shin won the Mizuno Classic for her second LPGA Tour title, shooting 5-under-par...

Gas prices boost rates

...gas prices. Fertilizer, petroleum-based pesticides, PVC pipe used for irrigation installation and repair, and sprinkler heads all have gone up. The price of diesel fuel has also raised the freight charge on delivery of those materials. Those...

Drip irrigation saves water -- and plants

...nice and green. Here's how: You can convert a sprinkler head into a nifty new drip-irrigation system that will...quality of the landscape, too. Replace the regular sprinkler head with a low-cost, drip-watering emitter (water-distribution...

Austin shoots 62, wins third PGA title

...out on the par-4 No. 10. Scott had a great chance to swing the momentum back his way when he got relief from a sprinkler head in the rough at back of the par-3, No. 11 island green. He stroked in a 32-footer for his first birdie and...