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Part 2: The back 9
Doug Van Wickler stands in one of the four bunkers that stand between the tee and the green on hole number four at The Woodlands Club in Falmouth. The sand traps are known locally as the "coffins."

Nasty bunkers, two-tiered green, ‘coffin’ sand traps highlight state’s toughest golf holes

By Pete Warner on Aug. 20, 2014, at 6:34 a.m.
Part II: The back 9 (Note: This is the second in a two-part list. For Part 1, click here.) Spring Meadows Golf Course in Gray is a fairly wide-open layout that is situated in some wetlands. It’s also home to one of the state’s 18 toughest golf holes that golfers …
Part 1: The Front 9
Kebo Valley Golf Club's hole number nine is seen at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor. Hole number nine has been selected as one of Maine's toughest golf holes for a stream surrounding a banked green.

‘The green looks like an elephant burial ground’: Golfers identify state’s toughest holes

By Pete Warner on Aug. 19, 2014, at 7:27 a.m.
Part I: The front 9. There are more than 100 golf courses in Maine and if you ask 100 golfers what they believe is the most difficult hole in the state, you are likely to get 99 different answers. This summer, the Bangor Daily News has solicited the input of …

Maine’s Toughest Golf Hole: Penobscot Valley Country Club Hole 9

By Ashley Conti on Aug. 18, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.
Penobscot Valley Country Club golf pro Jason K. Harris explains why hole number nine is considered one of Maine’s toughest golf holes.

Maine’s Toughest Golf Holes: Kebo Valley Golf Club Hole 9

By Ashley Conti on Aug. 18, 2014, at 9:57 a.m.
Kebo Valley Golf Club golf pro Peiter DeVos explains why hole 9 is one of Maine’s toughest golf holes.

TV Radio schedule for August 16-17, 2014

on Aug. 16, 2014, at 10:17 a.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Michigan, Qualifying, 9:30 a.m., race, 12:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Pure Michigan 400, Practice, 8:30 a.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR Sprint Cup Happy Hour, Practice, 11 a.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200, Qualifying, 9:30 a.m., ESPN2-TV; race, 2:45 p.m., ESPN-TV; …

Local sports results for August 15, 2014

on Aug. 16, 2014, at 8:48 a.m.
Harness racing Skowhegan Fair Friday’s results First, Trot, $9,615 1. Mary Girl, M. Graffam 113.80-28.60 6. Pembroke Mistress, H. Campbell BAR 5. Comcast, M. Athearn 14.20 4. Press Box Pick, G. Hall T-2:04.4; Qu. 1-5, $34.00; Ex. 1-5, $104.00; Tri. 1-5-4, $691.00 Second, Pace, $2,700 1. Snap Out of It, …
From the community

Hampden Kiwanis Club to hold annual golf tournament

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 15, 2014, at 11:07 a.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — The Hampden Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Golf Tournament, a best-ball foursome, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Hampden Country Club on Western Avenue. Cost is $25 per person; all proceeds benefit Hampden Kiwanis charities. There will be a hole-in-one contest and a longest-drive …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Aug. 15, 2014

on Aug. 14, 2014, at 6:52 p.m.
BASEBALL OLD TOWN — The Old Town Recreation Center is launching the Eastern Maine Fall Baseball League, open to kids ages 8-11 (Little League eligible). The EMFBL will be kid pitch and will feature a 14-game regular season, beginning Aug. 24. The league will include playoffs. Towns are allowed to …
From the community
L-R Key Sponsors: Joe Caruso, Sorrento Dental Clubhouse Registration Sponsor; Paul Tracy, Charity Tournament Director; Tom Wheeler, Darling’s Chevrolet Tournament Outfitter; Front - Pilgrim Tracy, Official Scramble Mascot.

17th annual Schoodic Scramble at Winter Harbor

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 11, 2014, at 2:03 p.m.
WINTER HARBOR, Maine — The 17th annual Schoodic Scramble will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at Grindstone Golf Course in Winter Harbor.  Volunteers from all over Hancock County will be on hand to provide the amenities that make this event a “must play” for golfers. Proceeds from the Schoodic Scramble benefit …
Rory McIlroy reacts to a birdie on the 13th  during the final round of the 2014 PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, Sunday.

McIlroy seals PGA Championship victory with a closing 68

By Mark Lamport-Stokes, Reuters on Aug. 10, 2014, at 9:50 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy recovered from a stumbling start to overcome a series of challengers and clinch his fourth major title by a shot at the PGA Championship on Sunday. A stroke in front of the chasing pack overnight, the world number one from Northern Ireland lost …

Local sports results for August 10, 2014

on Aug. 10, 2014, at 9:27 p.m.
Senior League World Series scores, schedule At Mansfield Stadium, Bangor Pool A Asia-Pacific (Saipan LL, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), Canada (Kiwanis National LL-North Regina LL-Broncos LL, Regina, Saskatchewan), Maine District 3 (Bangor East-West LL), U.S. Southeast (Dumfries District LL, Dumfries, Virginia), U.S. West (Central East Maui LL, Wailuku, …
Rory McIlroy hits out of a bunker during the second round of the 2014 PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Friday. McIroy holds a one-stroke lead over Jason Day and Jim Furyk.

McIlroy moves one ahead at Valhalla; Woods misses cut

By Mark Lamport-Stokes, Reuters on Aug. 08, 2014, at 9:01 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Rory McIlroy, helped by composed shot-making and a stunning eagle on his ninth hole of the day, soared one stroke clear in the weather-hit second round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on Friday. The British Open champion, in pursuit of a third consecutive victory …

TV radio sports schedule for Aug. 14, 2014

on Aug. 08, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE World Series SOUTH MORAVIA vs. SEOUL, 1 p.m., ESPN-TV; PERTH METRO NORTH vs. MIGUEL LUZUNARIS, 5 p.m., ESPN2-TV; CANYON LAKE vs. MOUNTAIN RIDGE, 7 p.m., ESPN2-TV; BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE Red Sox Hall of Fame Ceremony, 12:30 p.m., NESN-TV HOUSTON at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 …

Local sports results for August 7, 2014

on Aug. 07, 2014, at 11:04 p.m.
Legion Baseball Northeast Regional At Middletown, Connecticut Thursday, Aug. 7 G1: Milford, Massachusetts, 5, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 4 G2: RCP (Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland), Connecticut, 9, Dover, New Hampshire 6 G3: Bangor 7, Cheshire, Connecticut 1 G4: Middletown, Connecticut 4, Essex, Vermont 2 Friday, Aug. 8 G5: Pawtucket, Rhode Island (29-13) vs. …

TV, radio schedule for August 8, 2014

on Aug. 07, 2014, at 4:38 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Nationwide Series, ZIPPO 200 at The Glen, Practice, 9:30 a.m., Final Practice, 2 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Cheez-it 355 at The Glen, Practice, 12:30 p.m., Final Practice, 4:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE World Series Mid-Atlantic Regional First Semifinal: Teams TBA, 11 a.m., ESPN-TV Second Semifinal: …
From the community

COME CELEBRATE WITH US!

By ltrifoso on Aug. 07, 2014, at 1:55 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Penobscot Valley Country Club, 366 Main St., Orono, Maine ORONO, Maine — Mark your calendar– on Friday, August 15th, we’re celebrating our 90th season at Donald Ross’s “Central Maine Masterpiece” by hosting a huge open house celebration with golf… music… …

Local sports results for Aug. 6, 2014

on Aug. 06, 2014, at 10:33 p.m.
Golf LOCAL At Jato Highlands GC Individual Net — A Flight: 1. Earl Smith 31, 2. Gary Renaud 34; B Flight: 1. Tyler Gardner 31, 2. Shey Gardner 33; C Flight: 1. Steve Proctor 29, 2. Rolly Sirois 32; Pins: No.14: 1. Tom Gardner 8-5, 2. Keith Strange 25-5; No.16: …

Minot, Fairfield teens claim Maine Junior Amateur golf titles

By Kevin Mills, Sun Journal on Aug. 06, 2014, at 8:58 p.m.
CUMBERLAND | Once again, ignorance was bliss for Will Kannegieser. Coming down the final fairway on Wednesday, the Minot resident didn’t know his status in the final round of the Maine Junior Amateur Championship. Like last year, what he didn’t know didn’t get in the way of claiming a …
Tiger Woods of the United States smiles while warming up on the practice range at the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Course in Louisville, Kentucky.

Woods says he’s ready to go for PGA Championship at Valhalla

By Mark Lamport-Stokes, Reuters on Aug. 06, 2014, at 6:12 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The waiting game ended when Tiger Woods pronounced himself pain-free and ready to compete in this week’s PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club after playing nine holes in practice on Wednesday afternoon. His fitness for the year’s final major had been in some doubt after he was …

Local sports results for August 5, 2014

on Aug. 05, 2014, at 10:21 p.m.
Legion Baseball Northeast Regional At Middletown, Connecticut Thursday, Aug. 7 G1: Milford, Massachusetts (25-9) vs. Central Falls, Rhode Island (29-12), 9:30 a.m. G2: Dover, New Hampshire (18-5) vs. RCP (Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland), Connecticut (25-8), 30 min. after G1 G3: Bangor (23-5) vs. Cheshire, Connecticut (31-11), 4:30 p.m. G4: Essex, Vermont (28-9) …
 
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