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Bob West, Author at Port Arthur News

Columns

BOB WEST ON GOLF — Inaugural Babe Zaharias Open, Beaumont Country Club given high marks

Somewhere up above last weekend, Babe Zaharias probably delivered a high five to fellow LPGA Hall of Famer Marilynn Smith in celebration of a successful ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:05 am

Golf

Bob West’s Chip Shots: Cut line rises late, pushes Stroud out of Safeway Open

The 2020-21 PGA Tour season got off to a disappointing start for Port Neches-Groves ex Chris Stroud in the Safeway Open last week in Napa, ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:08 am

Columns

Bob West’s Chip Shots: Darren Blackwell aces hole at Babe Zaharias

Darren Blackwell of Nederland scored his first ever hole in one Saturday at Babe Zaharias. Blackwell used a 7-iron from 148-yards on the 15th hole. ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:02 am

Columns

BOB WEST ON GOLF: Jack Nicklaus’ career earnings dwarfed in one week

Jack Nicklaus, arguably, was the greatest golfer of all time, but you couldn’t tell it by the PGA Tour’s all-time official money list. Nicklaus, with ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:01 am

Golf

BOB WEST: Babe Zaharias Memorial survives Laura, which wrecks Sunset Grove

Unlike Orange’s Sunset Grove Country Club 25 miles to the East, Port Arthur’s Babe Zaharias Memorial Golf Club escaped Hurricane Laura’s wrath without visible damage. ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:04 am

Golf

Female pros get break on Babe Zaharias Open

Among many Southeast Texans heaving a sigh of relief after dodging Hurricane Laura destruction last week was Babe Didrikson Zaharias Foundation president W.L. Pate Jr. ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:01 am

Golf

BOB WEST ON GOLF — Dustin Johnson positioned to win $15 million FedEx bonus

Dustin Johnson’s scorched-earth victory in the FedEx playoff opener last week focused the PGA Tour’s ever-changing spotlight, and ongoing argument about who is golf’s best ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:03 am

Golf

Bob West Chip Shots: Check in on pros Andrew Landry, Chris Stroud & Braden Bailey

Andrew Landry looked like he was going to move up on the FedEx points list when he opened the Wyndham Championship with rounds of 66-65 ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:03 am

Golf

BOB WEST — This goofy ace truly underscores luck factor

For those golfers who have never made a hole in one and have reached the point where they do not think it will ever happen, ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:02 am

Golf

BOB WEST ON GOLF — Landry 46th in FedEx points entering final tourney

It’s hard to process but the COVID-19 interrupted PGA Tour’s 2019-20 season is down to its last tournament. Following rookie Collin Morikawa’s dramatic victory in ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:01 am

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