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            The Rules Guys recently worked a tournament with a very unfortunate outcome.  Unknowingly, one of the players violated a rule, not once, but several times. When the foul was pointed out, the team was assessed a general penalty for each violation, ultimately erasing what would have been a very respectable finish. You may remember the 2019 Senior LPGA Women’s Open where Lee Ann Walker was assessed 58 penalty strokes in the first two rounds for taking her stance while her caddy stood behind her to indicate the line of play. This used to be permissible, but Lee Ann had not play…

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            I’ve written about amateur golfers numerous times during my tenure at Smoke Signals. More than ever I am enjoying the amateurs rather than the professionals. I enjoy writing and reading about young folks who’ve overcome circumstances to compete and win in their chosen sports … ra…

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             October is traditionally the last month of the Big Canoe Women’s Golf Association season and will be again in 2020, with closing day Oct. 28. September events included the 9-hole championship Sept. 21 and the 18-hole championship, open to all Big Canoe golfers, Sept. 22-23.

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            Another month has flown by, and along with it the MGA’s third event of the year, the NFL Championship. Heavy rain was predicted, but once again the mountains around Big Canoe pushed the storms off to the north and south keeping us (mostly) dry. The NFL is perennially voted the mo…

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Since moving into our house in Big Canoe seven years ago, my interest in gardening has blossomed. Though there are many challenges to gardening here, they did not deter my enthusiasm.

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Welcome to fall in Big Canoe! The calendar confirms Sept. 22 was the official first day of the new season, but our senses have known for a while this was coming: sparkling new colors in our mountains, cooler refreshing breezes through the trees, earlier sunsets, shorter days. And likely many…

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On Oct. 14, the Big Canoe Hiking Club will once more try our long-planned trip to the Panther Creek Trail. The club first tried to do this hike in November 2019 and again last March. First, we were hindered by bad weather and then by COVID. Third time is hopefully the charm!

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