Bob West, Author at Port Arthur News

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BOB WEST — 5 Under Golf Center CEO Austin Williams shares industry updates from PGA Merchandise Show

It’s called the PGA Merchandise Show and everybody who is anybody in the golf business has the annual late-January bash in Orlando on their calendar. ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, February 8, 2023 12:34 am

College/Pro Sports

Former PNG star Braden Bailey shares his new way of making golf fun again

Braden Bailey, playing on a sponsor exemption, eagled his second hole, shot an opening round 67 that left him tied for seventh and finished T51 ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, February 1, 2023 12:38 am

College/Pro Sports

BOB WEST CHIP SHOTS — Chris Stroud, Andrew Landry eye this week’s AT&T Pro Am; Babe Zaharias action heats up

Chris Stroud and Andrew Landry are both set to play in this week’s AT&T Pro Am at Pebble Beach. It will be Stroud’s first start ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, February 1, 2023 12:04 am

Columns

BOB WEST — Joe Warring’s Two-Man Tour has broad appeal across golf

Mostly by accident, last fall I stumbled onto something called the Two-Man Tour that quickly proved it can fill a void for golfers across the ... Read more

by Bob West, Tuesday, January 24, 2023 12:32 am

Golf

CHIP SHOTS — Andrew Landry and Chris Stroud compete at American Express; Babe Zaharias action continues

Andrew Landry’s PGA Tour return after lengthy layoff was semi-successful. Landry, showing no signs of the shoulder problems that hampered him for months, opened with ... Read more

by Bob West, Tuesday, January 24, 2023 12:30 am

Golf

BOB WEST CHIP SHOTS — Nederland golfer authors 2nd ace of 2023 at Babe Zaharias

Jeff Rinehart of Nederland authored the second ace of 2023 at Babe Zaharias last Wednesday and his timing couldn’t have been better. Because he’s a ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 12:06 am

College/Pro Sports

BOB WEST — Houston Open in flux as Jim Crane pushes for spring date      

Astros owner Jim Crane is apparently tired of playing nice with the PGA Tour about getting the Houston Open moved to a spring date and ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 12:04 am

College/Pro Sports

Andrew Landry shares key injury adjustment made to better approach PGA Tour card push

Encouraged by being pain free after months of struggling with his shoulders, enthused by the insights of a new swing coach and elated after recent ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:28 am

College/Pro Sports

CHIP SHOTS: 80-year-old sinks 1st ace of 2023 at Babe Zaharias; more local achievements

Eighty-year-old Joey Flanagan of Vidor authored the first ace of 2023 at Babe Zaharias on Monday. Flanagan sank a 9-iron from 120-yards with David Evans, ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:08 am

Columns

BOB WEST ON GOLF — Zaharias holes in one were few in 2022, but 1 local man sunk 2

According to numbers produced by experts in the field, the odds of a non-professional golfer making a hole-in-one are 12,500 to 1. For pros, it ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, December 21, 2022 12:08 am

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