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By Paul Delaney
Staff Reporter 

Looking ahead to more 'greener' times

The Fairways celebrates survival through 30 challenging years

 

Paul Delaney

On the wall behind Kris Kallem's desk at The Fairways is the architect's rendering of the clubhouse as envisioned in the mid-1980s.

It's survived decades of issues with water.

Then a change in ownership at the outset of the recent "Great Recession," served up yet more challenges for The Fairways Golf Course.

And one person, Kris Kallem, probably knows, and has seen more than anyone when it comes to the former farm and site of birddog trials, which celebrated its 30th birthday back in May.

Such as, interestingly enough, "Some of the water hazards that are still here today were here then as well; No. 12 was there all along, 18 was seasonal, 4 was seasonal," Kallem, the course general manager and head PGA professional said...



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