May 12, 2011
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering When: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Where: Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club, 8000 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel Cost: $65 per person, $15 for children 12 and younger (includes gourmet lunch and live music) Info: http://www.quaillodgeevents.com
May 12, 2011 |
Vintage motorcycles may rattle. They may shimmy, shake or stall, but decades-old machines are unparalleled in their character and artistry — and, for one day this weekend, they are also on display for the public. Almost 200 vintage bikes will dot the green during Saturday's Quail Motorcycle Gathering at the Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel. Topping the list of must-sees are the Bathing Suit Bike, which Rollie Free rocketed to 150 miles per hour (and a motorcycle speed record) in 1948, wearing a helmet, bathing suit and borrowed shoes.
May 8, 2011 |
Lucas Glover had gone 41 tournaments and nearly two years since winning the U.S. Open for his last victory. His win Sunday in the Wells Fargo Championship at Charlotte, N.C., was every bit as demanding. Glover closed with three tough pars on the rugged finishing stretch at Quail Hollow for a three-under-par 69. Then he faced a playoff with close friend and former Clemson teammate Jonathan Byrd , who made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to catch him. Glover kept the tournament in suspense to the very end. After Byrd took bogey with a poor chip from the hazard, Glover had two putts from 25 feet for the win. He left the first one four feet short and still above the hole, then knocked that in for his third career win. Byrd, who started the final round with a one-shot lead as he tried for his third win in seven months, closed with a 72. Even so, he finished with two clutch pars and one dramatic birdie to catch Glover and force the playoff.
December 26, 2010
ARIZONA A Taste of Coronado restaurant is in the Coronado Vineyards in Willcox. Chef-owner Zach Hoffman has created a small, but varied menu that includes meat, fish and pasta. Two very special treats were the grilled quail and grilled duck. A Taste of Coronado, 2909 E. Country Club Drive, Willcox, Ariz.; (520) 384-2993, http://www.coronadovineyards.com . Entrees from $15. Donna Prysi, Rolling Hills Estates
May 5, 2010 |
Reporting from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Tiger Woods made better use of the fairway during Wednesday morning's final practice round for the Players Championship, putting just one ball in the water on the same TPC Sawgrass back nine where he had dunked five one day earlier. Woods found serious trouble only at the par-four 14th hole, hooking his drive into the water and hanging his second attempt out to the right. With his ball perhaps six inches off the cart path, a planned hook curled too much and plopped into a greenside bunker.
May 2, 2010 |
Billy Mayfair's last tournament win still earns him a note of recognition in golf annals as the only man to defeat Tiger Woods in a PGA Tour playoff. That was in 1998. Now the 23-year veteran can earn another annotation if he can hold on through one more round of the Quail Hollow Championship and become the first Monday qualifier in 24 years to hoist the trophy. "I'm trying not to think about it," Mayfair said Saturday after a one-under-par 71 widened his lead to two shots over Phil Mickelson and Davis Love III. "But obviously [when]