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...

Yardage Book: A page from a pro

...away with "landmark yardage.""Why would you want to use a landmark that is way over there when you can use a sprinkler head that is right here?" asked Mike Cowan, who will be caddying in his 30th consecutive Masters this year.Jim Mackay...

Yardage Book: Authors rewrote game

...Beard remembers caddying for Don January in a practice round one day with Hubert Green. January's ball was near a sprinkler head on No. 7 that had 102 yards written on it, meaning that was the distance to the front of the green.Beard knew it played...

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...