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 By Steve Korby    People    July 30, 2021 

Korby's Connections: Finally, the magazine cover dream comes true

As a kid, I often dreamed, looking out the Scanlon grade school windows, of what magazine cover I might someday grace. I thought it was very possible, in fact likely. Kind of cocky for a little kid.... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    July 23, 2021

Gayle Grant's secrets to a long and happy golfing life

It was a beautiful warm July summer day at the Rugged Spruce Golf Club in Mahtowa. About 25 golfers had played in the Friday morning golf scramble. After nine holes, most linksmen were grabbing for... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    July 16, 2021

The king outduels the kid

After three glorious days of perfect golfing weather, Hermantown's Taylor Sundbom emerged as the champion of the 90th annual Cloquet Invitational golf tournament, shooting a total three-under par. It... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    July 9, 2021

CCC Invitational starts Friday

After working around some pandemic restrictions last summer, the 90th annual Cloquet Invitational is being held at Cloquet Country Club, this Friday through Sunday (July 9-11), as normal. In all, 175... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 25, 2021

Cloquet boys still basking

There were police car sirens and flashing lights, celebratory posters, gratified parents, grandparents, friends, school officials plus local television and newspaper reporters at the Cloquet Country... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 18, 2021

State Champs

In what will go down in state golf history as one of the most memorable, dramatic individual finishes in high school play, Sam Baker won the Class AA State Boys Golf Championship Wednesday. Add to all... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 11, 2021

Golf Guide: Rugged Spruce Golf Club

After purchasing the course in the latter part of 2020, this is the first full year of operations for Rugged Spruce Golf Club owners Jim and Colleen Myhre. They’ve already put in their share of... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 11, 2021

Steve Korby's Par 5 Local Golf quiz

Test your local golf knowledge with these question’s from the Pine Knot’s golf guru Steve Korby. And check out this week’s Extra, which features a guide to courses in Carlton County. 1). The new... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 11, 2021

Golf Guide: Grand View Golf Links

Chris Klatte is the owner of Grand View Golf Links on Midway Road by the Dry Dock Restaurant, and he holds the lease to operate the public Proctor Golf Course on Highway 2 in downtown Proctor. The... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 11, 2021

Golf Guide: Cloquet Country Club

It's early in the 2021 golf season, but Cloquet Country Club manager and PGA pro Bill Manahan has been smiling proudly since Day 1 for several reasons First, and very importantly, when CCC... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 11, 2021

Golf Guide: Big Lake Golf Resort

The Big Lake Golf Resort is once again open for business. After lots of work by the new owners (Bill Jaskari, Jennifer Serafin, Camille and Chris LeBrasseur, and Amy and Matt DeCaigny), the course is... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 11, 2021

Golf Guide: Divots Driving Range

Divots Driving Range in Sturgeon Lake is the only driving range between Hinckley and the Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton. Owned and operated by Luke and Jackie Horton, 2021 marks the fourth... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 11, 2021

Golf Guide: Moose Lake Golf Club

The Moose Lake Golf Club is celebrating its 92nd season in 2021. Pro/manager Josh Gamst is now in his 14th season. "Our grills are cooking and our decks and dining room are now open (per guidelines)... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 11, 2021

Golf Guide: Kendahl Miniature Golf

Kendahl Miniature Golf in Cloquet is in its 56th year of providing generations of families an enjoyable outdoor experience. A third generation of the Erickson family operates the Cloquet landmark. The... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 11, 2021

Golf Guide: Pine Hill Golf Club

Jim and Cassie Barry have owned and operated the Pine Hill Golf Club in Carlton for the past 15 years. It's located just over a mile south of Highway 210 on Highway 61 in Carlton. Just drive past the... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 11, 2021

Golf Guide: Retreat Golf Club

Where do you go for relaxation, fresh air, exercise and recharging your batteries? Where is your retreat? Many golfers in the region escape to the Retreat Golf Club, 5 miles east of Floodwood on... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 11, 2021

Golf Guide: It all began at a home course

The Scanlon Open. In Scanlon’s long history, it is the most prestigious recorded golf tournament held within its boundaries. The story begins in 1968. My folks had a summer cabin on Eagle Lake near... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    May 21, 2021

50 years ago, Cloquet track had one powerhouse duo

It's outdoor track season for local high schools and Rol Bromberg Field at Cloquet High School is bustling with more than 100 athletes on the track and field team who just combined efforts to win the... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    May 7, 2021

Korby's Connections: Baker takes golf game on the road

Could it happen again? Way back in 1962, Cloquet golfing legend Harry "Butch" Newby Jr. was the captain of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers golf team. Could someone from Cloquet again be... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    People    April 30, 2021

Korby: The fascinating life of Jay Shogren

Cloquet versus Hibbing. Boys basketball 1976 Region 7 finals. Showcased players in this game are future Gopher and NBA player Kevin McHale at 6-foot-10 for Hibbing and 6-foot-3 (and ½ inch)... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    People    April 16, 2021

Korby's Connections: Friend tackled sports and life head on

Seeing how people are struggling and yet winning battles with Covid-19 reminds me of my friend Dave Boyer - a man with great inner strength and character - and so does my wedding anniversary this... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    April 2, 2021

Golf takes Hudler to far-flung places

Wendy Hudler is one of few Carlton County high school graduates who have played Division 1 college golf and professional golf. Hudler grew up on Chestnut Street just above Pinehurst Park in Cloquet. H... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    News    April 2, 2021

Big Lake golf course has new owner group

Golf has survived the pandemic, albeit with a few changes in Carlton County the past year. After some pandemic unknowns, the Cloquet Country Club, the Moose Lake Golf Club, and Pine Hill Golf Club... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    March 5, 2021

Korby's Connections: Brothers epitomize area's ski jumping glory days

It is quite remarkable to have two state high school champions from the same Cloquet household, but especially rare in the world of ski jumping, in particular because it's no longer a sanctioned high... Full story

 

Korby's Connections: Kids connect with some sporting quotes

In my many years of coaching, I’ve heard some great unrehearsed lines from our local young athletes. My coaching officially started while I was in college at the University of Minnesota Duluth.... Full story

 

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