Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The two Fulton Allem golf clinics/demonstrations scheduled for last week at Purpoodock and Val Halla were canceled because Allem needed emergency heart surgery in Orlando, Fla. Allem had a stent inserted into an artery.
Allem, a native of South Africa, is a childhood friend of Purpoodock head pro Mike Worroll, who arranged the clinics. Allem called Val Halla head pro Brian Bickford and apologized for not being able to appear. Bickford was impressed that Allem would take the time to call.
"His health is No. 1," said Bickford. "He told me he would like to reschedule when he is cleared to fly. We certainly would love to have him when he is able."
Allem won three tournaments on the PGA Tour in the early 1990s, including the World Series of Golf. ...
Tom Bean of Augusta Country Club followed up his win in the MSGA's Senior Two-Man Championship at Poland Spring with a 68 to take overall low gross in the Maine Seniors tournament at Augusta last week. The Maine Amateur will be played at Augusta beginning July 9, and Bean is in the field. The course will play longer for the state amateur, but Augusta isn't a long course to begin with.
Brian Bilodeau led qualifying at the second Maine Amateur qualifying tournament last week by shooting a 2-under 69 at Martindale, his home course. Bilodeau missed last year's Maine Amateur because he was playing in the USGA Public Links Championship. Twenty players qualified at Martindale for the state amateur.
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