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'Into The Great Wide Open'

The Ketchum Wide Open miniature-golf tournament staged a successful comeback Saturday. One hundred two-person teams putted their way around Ketchum’s watering holes, finishing at Forest Service Park on a beautiful day. Scores of funny stories surfaced after the event, such as the missing golfer who was later found safely sleeping under a tree in west Ketchum. James Krier, above, from the "S.S. Minnow” team, lines up to putt at Grumpy’s hole, where most of the teams started their play. Asked why teams started at his Warm Springs Road tavern, co-owner Pete Prekeges replied, "It’s all up hill from here." Krier complained about his flippers’ being uncomfortable after wearing them all day, but added, "They came in handy for chip shots over obstacles by using them as ball flippers.". Photo by Willy Cook



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