Local golf partners each score hole in one

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Two Portales amateur golf partners beat the odds, each recently dropping a pair of aces from the tee only a month apart. But you haven’t heard the best part yet when it comes to this hole-in-one story. Each golfer has multiple aces to their credit. For William Raisbeck, it [...]

Bergman brothers make juniors

PNT Staff Report Portales brothers will be competing in the PGA Sun Country Junior Tour Championship at Albuquerque. Rick Bergman, 17, and Ty Bergman, 11, will compete on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Desert Green Golf Course at Albuquerque. Ty qualified at the Spring Rivers Golf Tournament on July 15

Local Golf Results

Championship flight

Portales night golfing results

Night GolfJuly 4 at Portales Country Club Championship Flight 1. Rustin Rowley/Sharon Rowley

Ram takes two consecutive golf tournaments

Portales High School senior golfer Donavin Sanchez is 2-for-2. Two golf tournament wins in two days. Sanchez placed first at Clovis’ Chaparral golf course Monday, firing a two-under-par 70 — a full 11 strokes better than the next best score. Donavin followed up that victory with another on Tuesday at Clovis’ municipal golf course. The [...]

Dora’s Kyler Smith sinks hole-in-one

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer 1 in 12,750. Those are the odds of an amateur golfer recording a hole-in-one, according to Golf Digest. Many golfers go their entire lives without hitting an ace. Dora’s Kyler Smith did it earlier this month at the Portales Country Club. The 17-year-old joined friend and coach Ty Thatcher [...]

Golfers count on lucky charms

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By Liliana Castillo and Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico For some golfers, the game cannot go on unless they have their lucky putter or a special divot tool. For a group of regulars at Clovis Municipal Golf Course, it’s mostly about the company they keep. The fivesome graced the golf course Friday afternoon, because Friday [...]

Portales Country Club Early Bird Ladies Golf Tourney scores

Championship Flight1. Michelle Warnica/Cayley Phillips

Eighteen-hole golf course proposed for Portales

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Councilors gave the OK at a special meeting Tuesday to participate in a study that could transform the Portales Country Club golf course into an 18-hole private/public course. Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. told councilors that he and City Manager Debi Lee were invited to participate in a [...]

Street stories

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Streets are the veins of a city. They run throughout the city, dictating where and how the city’s traffic will flow. Though the names of Clovis and Portales’ streets are decided by the contractors who divide up a subdivision, the people who made these cities what they are have [...]