Elk River Golf Club

    by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Steve Johnson is a 12-time Elk River Golf Club champion and holds the course record, but one distinction that’s always eluded him is the Companions Classic title. Until this weekend, that is, when Johnson teamed with Brad Grupa to place first among 42 teams with a sparkling 200 [...]

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Corey Pike of Elk River Golf Club won two matches at the MGA Players Championship before losing in the round of 16 at Interlachen in Edina. A Princeton native who’s ERGC’s clubhouse manager, Pike defeated Kyle Beversdorf of Rush Creek 6 and 5, and Bennett Black of Alexandria 2 and 1, on Monday. He was [...]

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Three Rivers Community Foundation will present Concert on the Course featuring Greene and Hurst. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Elk River Golf Club, 20015 Elk Lake Road. It will include music, beer/drinks, food and a bonfire. Tickets are $15 and available at KleinBank in Otsego, Christian Builders [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Along with not having to get up early and go to work every day, and getting discounts at movies and Elk sports events, another perk of growing older is having a chance to “shoot your age,” one of those golfer milestones like a hole-in-one or your first par round. Of [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor With three men still in contention on the final hole, Matt Smerdon emerged as Elk River Golf Club champion on Sunday. Smerdon, recovering nicely after dropping his final drive right under a tree, shot 73-73–146 for his second club title. Right behind were Tim Kratzke at 77-70–147 and Cory [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Pat Klaers and Paul Granning enjoy a long golfing friendship that started when they were Mankato State teammates in the mid-1970′s. The two ex-Mavericks living in Elk River waged a close duel  for the Elk River Golf Club seniors championship over the weekend. In fact, both of them finished [...]

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  Gloria Jenson of Zimmerman repeated as Elk River Golf Club women’s champion, shooting two straight 85′s for a 170 Saturday and Sunday. Greta Ege was runner-up among five championship flight entrants with 92-91-183. Jenson characterized her play as “consistent, nothing spectacular,” similar to last year when she shot two 84′s. “We had a good [...]

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Pat Klaers scored the rare double eagle on Saturday at Elk River Golf Club. Klaers, 58, achieved the feat on No. 14, a 460-yard par five, reports club pro Chris Singer. He shot 75 for the round, playing with John Bistodeau and Bruce Smith. The About Golf web site states that approximately 40,000 aces a [...]

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