They play old school winter golf at the North Bellingham Golf Course (18 holes, $36). The course is spacious, well groomed, and busy, but soggy as a Maine Labrador in the "off season". I joined a professorly couple from Vancouver, BC for an 18 hole round on December 27th, 2018. The chilly morning mist (38 degF) gave way to damp overcast conditions through mid-day. A nearly imperceptible warming occurred somewhere around hole 4, but the chill returned as soon as we crossed the
Very little guidebook information is currently available for the Mission Range despite its proximity to Missoula (population 72,000+), Kalispell-Whitefish (population 30,000+), and Glacier National Park (3 million visitors/year). The lack of info is due to its location on the Flathead Indian Reservation (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes), limited trail system (<50 miles), and proximity to the national park and Bob Marshall Wilderness (1700 miles of trail including the
John Singer Sargent was an American portrait artist of remarkable technical facility who produced hundreds of works over the course of his career. Karen Offutt, a Texan, is his modern successor. Her restrained color palette and just-abstract-enough brushwork combine to create works every bit as remarkable as Sargent. A modern master.
My 85-year old golf friend Pat plays golf with a cool putter. It is a half-round, mallet-style putter with head shaped to a perfect half circle. It fits perfectly into the cup. The bottom of the club head has a concave cutaway sized to effortlessly remove the golf ball from the hole. So after you hole your put, you simply plunge the putter into the cup and the ball comes out, stuck to the bottom of the club head. Brilliant design - but who made it? The short answer is Loren H