Readers’ choice: The most popular local golf stories of 2018

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What were the top stories in Oklahoma golf in 2018? Oklahoma State succeeding Oklahoma as the NCAA champions was huge on a state and national level, but there were a lot of other stories of great interest to our readers.

Going by a combination of  the likes they generated and the number of times the stories were read, here are some of the most popular of the more than 700 stories on Oklahoma golf we posted on in 2018. This does not include any of the more in-depth features published in Golf Oklahoma’s five annual print issues.

White Hawk purchased, will reopen with new direction in March 
The saga of a new owner attempting to save a once-popular public course in Bixby resonated with readers.


Leukemia claims life of popular UCO golfer Grace Shin
A tragic story but one that showed how many fans Grace had as she battled Leukemia.



Joey Dills fights on, determined to see Southern Hills restored
Former junior phenom Joey Dills has helped many through his battles with alcoholism and prostate cancer.


Major renovation, additions set for Southern Hills CC in 2018
Southern Hills Country Club gets set for what is turning into a renovation that members and the professionals should love.


City of Tulsa, Tulsa County on different philosophical paths when it comes to golf
Despite great examples of how to do it being set in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa County, the City of Tulsa still struggles to get it right when it comes to public golf.


Cowboys blitz Crimson Tide to win NCAA Championship
One of the greatest college teams of all time? It certainly looked that way in early June at Karsten Creek.


Milligan edges Youngblood in all-OU WOGA final 
Two popular former Oklahoma high school stars and now OU teammates slug it out in the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association Match Play Championship’


Wood edges Eckroat to win OGA State Amateur
Two current OSU Cowboys and former Edmond North stars went at it at The Patriot for the OGA State Amateur championship.


Mike Hughett wins 21st OGA title
This is getting ridiculous!



Hovland dominates U.S. Amateur Championship
OSU junior becomes fifth Cowboy to win the nation’s top amateur championship.



Scarberry wins third Texas-Oklahoma Junior
Shaebug Scarberry collects her third title at the Texas-Oklahoma Junior, quite an accomplishment.


High and dry! New high point beer rules wreak havoc at municipal courses
Wow, this went well.


Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame inductee Mark Hayes passes away

A fantastic golfer and gentle soul, Mark Hayes passed away far too young.



SilverHorn Golf Course in Oklahoma City closes
Another public course that depended on discount rounds bites the dust.



A life in golf: Instructor looks back as he moves on outside industry
Sometimes you need a fresh start outside the game.



Edmond North wins Class 6A title at Forest Ridge
The Huskies changes coaches but result is the usual



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