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When a golf course is being shaped in the dirt, wet weather can be a bane. At Heritage Hills in McCook, it was drought conditions that slowed down progress. It’s why the sixth hole isn’t ready yet for play on the renovated public course. The fill dirt turned to dust before fully compacted during the 2012 season.

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White qualifies for Senior PGA
At age 64, Lincoln’s Jim White has qualified for his ninth Senior PGA Championship.
Notes: City takes management of Steve Hogan course
Steve Hogan Golf Course, the nine-hole par-3 layout at Miller Park, is again city-run.
Tournament dates needed for listing
For tournaments, scrambles, fundraisers and other golf events (those open to the public only) to be listed in the 2014 schedule that will appear in the April 19 Midlands Golf preview section, they need to be submitted to The World-Herald by April 15.
EWGA chapter to hold kickoff meeting
The Omaha chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association is holding a 2014 kickoff reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Anthony’s, 72nd and F Streets.
Nebraska Golf Show starts Saturday
The Nebraska Golf Show will be open at CenturyLink Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Golf notes: Youth programs get Senior Open funds; more
Youth golf in Nebraska and other Omaha youth charities are receiving more than $200,000 in contributions from last year's U.S. Senior Open at Omaha Country Club.
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Cox Classic won't return to Omaha in 2014
There will not be an Omaha stop on the 2014 Tour pro golf circuit as the PGA Tour works on a 2015 event.
Former NWAGA executive Lou Feuerstein dies at 83
Loean “Lou” Feuerstein, a past president and former executive secretary of the Nebraska Women’s Amateur Golf Association, died Wednesday at her home. She was 83.
Notes: Cox Classic tournament board now dormant
Christmas Eve is here and there's no sign of a 2014 Tour schedule to see whether Omaha remains on the PGA Tour's feeder circuit.
Hole in one: Makenzie Fuss
The Omaha Marian sophomore made her first ace at the Class A state tournament, where she finished eighth. She was third at the Metro tournament and sixth in the Class A-2 district.
Double eagle: Andrew Fereday
Fereday and his son Henry watched the President's Cup together last weekend, so he and wife AnnMarie decided to take the youngster out on the links for one last outing.
Women proving to be good-luck charm for aces
Karen Leahy and Rela Parks have become very popular golf partners. Both sank their first holes in one in August and then were witnesses for the third ace of Leahy's husband, Terry, on Labor Day.
Hole-in-one: Roy McAllister
Roy McAllister picked up an ace at La Vista Falls Golf Course.
Nebraska beats Iowa, Kansas in Directors Cup
Ryan Nietfeldt of Omaha and David Clouse of Friend each garnered 8½ points out of a possible nine to lead Nebraska to victory Tuesday in the seventh Directors Cup matches at Wild Horse Golf Club against Iowa and Kansas teams.
Car dealer's big drive leads to his first ace
Eric Backer's tee shot went from good to great to phenomenal. First, his ball stayed low and level as he aimed for the green 309 yards away on the par-4 17th hole during a scramble at the Players Club at Deer Creek.
Arizonan beats Hurley by three at Nebraska Open
Ryan Dillon of New River, Ariz., was 4 under par on his last nine holes Sunday to win the Wells Fargo Nebraska Open golf tournament by three strokes over John Hurley, formerly of O'Neill, Neb.
Hole in one: Sue Palmer
Sue Palmer of Ashland, Neb. scored her second ace.
Notes: Nebraska women take 15-shot lead into final round at home meet
Nebraska opened its Chip-N Club women’s college golf invitational Monday by shooting 4-under par in the first round at Wilderness Ridge and owns a 15-stroke lead over Central Arkansas entering Tuesday’s final round.
Nietfeldt wins second Nebraska Mid-Amateur
Ryan Nietfeldt of Omaha won his second Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship in a playoff Sunday at Beatrice Country Club.
Double eagle thrills Millard West senior
Katelyn Strudthoff likes the quiet solitude of golf. “You don't have a bunch of people screaming at each other,” she said. “It's a very individual sport. If you don't do well, it's only because you didn't do well. It's not because other people didn't do well.”
Beau McCoy calls Pete Ricketts a 'convenient conservative' for immigration stance
Northwest Omaha bar closes its doors
Kelly: Huskers' glory days of '80s live on — on the small screen and on stage
Omaha's Eppley Airfield sees increased demand — and that means more fare options for travelers
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
Archives: So many wonderful old Omaha photos
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Bluffs police look for missing woman, 22
Agreement reached to end dog racing at Bluffs Run at end of 2015
Construction to start in May on West Broadway apartment/retail structure
Police issue arrest warrant in teen's shooting death
At NU's helm, J.B. Milliken built the university by building relationships with state leaders
Foreigner wants Nebraska to show them what love is
PETA seeks OK from Iowa officials for 10-foot memorial to turkeys killed in crash
Downtown Omaha bar will be on 'Bar Rescue' Sunday
Omaha's dive-iest dive bars
Rain expected to end by mid- to late morning
Doug McDermott heads for Chicago to begin preparations for NBA draft
Woman pleads not guilty in fatal 2012 Iowa crash
Foundation pledges $1M for new community center at Mills County Fairgrounds in Malvern.
Steve Gettel named superintendent of Iowa School for the Deaf
3 Nebraska Board of Education candidates call for high standards
Senate panel backs measure on marijuana oil for epilepsy
Iowa Senate oversight panel backs new whistleblower protections
Iowan who made bomb threats in Nebraska sentenced

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