Golf returns to the Olympics and other golf news

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Golf returns to the Olympics and other golf news

Golf’s Epic Return After an 112-year drought, golf has finally made its return to the Olympics. Kicking off today, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar are teeing off for Team USA. Find out how @TheFirstTee core values and life skills work together to build character! http://bit.ly/1yrYEeS   .@PGAjrleaguegolf regionals are just around the corner! Stay tuned […]

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The First Tee of Roanoke Valley receives $17,000 from Delta Dental State Open of Virginia

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The First Tee of Roanoke Valley receives $17,000 from Delta Dental State Open of Virginia

As golfers prepared to tee off at the 2016 Delta Dental State Open of Virginia, several players took time out of their schedules to join Delta Dental of Virginia, the Virginia State Golf Association and the Mid Atlantic PGA Section in honoring The First Tee of Roanoke Valley.  On July 13th, area children enjoyed a […]

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Countryside Golf Course plane crash memorial marker mystery – where is it?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Countryside Golf Course plane crash memorial marker mystery - where is it?

What happened to the memorial marker pictured here? August 19, 1994, passengers David and Charlene Peterson of Cochranton, Pa., died when the small plane they were in crashed shortly after takeoff. It  hit a cherry tree on the Countryside Golf Course 13th fairway. They left behind six children. According to The Roanoke Times the pilot […]

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Delta Dental of Virginia Annual Golf Tournament raises funds for Boys & Girls Clubs

Monday, June 13, 2016

Delta Dental of Virginia Annual Golf Tournament raises funds for Boys & Girls Clubs

The 17th Annual Delta Dental Pro-Am for Kids, which took place on May 26, raised more than $100,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia (BGCSWVA). Since it began in 2000, the event has contributed more than 1 million dollars to the non-profit.  This unique golf tournament and auction pairs three amateurs with a Virginia golf professional, and […]

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Delta Dental honors First Tee of Roanoke Valley with $5,000 donation

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Delta Dental honors First Tee of Roanoke Valley with $5,000 donation

On Wednesday the Delta Dental State Open of Virginia was held at Ballyhack Golf Club that included a First Tee of Roanoke Valley Youth Clinic. First Tee of Roanoke Valley is celebrating its 10th anniversary of instilling core values through golf. As golfers prepared to tee off at the 2015 Delta Dental State Open of Virginia, […]

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Del. Greg Habeeb on Uranium Mining

Friday, August 10, 2012

Del. Greg Habeeb on Uranium Mining

Habeeb has not made up his mind on whether the ban on Uranium Mining in Virginia should be lifted to allow for the uranium deposit in Pittsylvania County to be unearthed. It comes down to two questions said Habeeb. “Can Virginia be trusted to regulate it in a way that it can be safe and […]

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Puttin’ and Politicin’ at the Greater Griffith Open

Friday, August 10, 2012

Puttin’ and Politicin’ at the Greater Griffith Open

It is a yearly event that Republicans look forward to every year. In fact if it were not held I suspect Rep. Morgan Griffith would lose a few votes. The event is a family affair especially for the youngest. It was a first for Delegate Greg Habeeb and wife Christy as they made the 18-hole […]

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Countryside neighborhood gets a double dose of home devaluation

Monday, July 11, 2011

Countryside neighborhood gets a double dose of home devaluation

The “city spin” says Countryside will have half of the 130 acres undeveloped and oh what a favor they are doing for the neighborhood. Excuse me but that “half left vacant of development” includes a flood zone, airport noise contour, typography challenges, a runway protection zone and improbable development on narrow fairways with no ingress […]

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My remarks to city council Monday on Countryside Property

Monday, March 21, 2011

My remarks to city council Monday on Countryside Property

Thanks went out to  the Planning Department Chris Chittum, Tom Carr, Daniel Dart (Parks and Rec). Mr. Chittum came to two of our neighborhood meetings and has been very responsive. Thank also went to the Planning Commission for their efforts over the last six months. They engage the neighbors who attended every work session. A […]

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Planning Commission will get their cake and eat it too

Friday, March 4, 2011

Planning Commission will get their cake and eat it too

UPDATE Friday 3/4 2:00 p.m.: Planning Commission work session members enjoyed their cake. Pictured left is Rick Williams grabing the first piece. Thanks to neighbor Rosanne Saunders for baking the treats. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THURSDAY: Will cake soften up the Planning Commission on their last stab at a Master Plan for the Countryside property? My neighbor thinks […]

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Planning Commission finalizing master plan for Countryside property

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Planning Commission finalizing master plan for Countryside property

It has been like “dancing with wolves” when engaging the Countryside ex-golf course neighbors. Distrust still permeates neighbors’ memories. Some neighbors are so dejected they have hunkered down in their homes or vowed to move. “Fat chance of moving in this economy,” says Sharon Blevins a resident on Countryside Drive. The golf course was the […]

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City of Newport News municipal golf course fund

Thursday, September 9, 2010

City of Newport News municipal golf course fund

Thanks to a neighbor for scouring the Internet to find the City of Newport News fiscal year 2011 budget. City officials in Newport News have kept their vision for its citizens and tourists. They successfully run Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run. The fund breaks even as best as I can read this. CLICK […]

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