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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2:33 pm

There will be a new golf course in the Sand Hills of Nebraska southwest of Valentine. Some of the land was purchased from the Prairie Club.

Eleven investors raised $17 million to develop a debt-free club. It will be finished in 2021. Sixty members will come from Nebraska and South Dakota and 120 from elsewhere. It will have onsite lodging. The course is along the Snake River Canyon.

Plans are already underway for next year’s 3M tournament in the Twin Cities. Those who played in the pro-am part paid between $3,00 and $7,000 each.

Tom Lehman reportedly brought the house down when asked at the Twin Cities Dunkers breakfast meeting the difference between the regular tour and the senior tour. He said a young lady following him on the the senior tour wanted to line him up with her mother. Lehman, from Alexandria, MN, played for the Gophers.

The Dunkers refer to having a donut. New members get an engraved metal donut. One must be sponsored and approved. Dues and meals are all prepaid on an annual basis. Membership includes all the major sports club owners and executives.

Husker fans better get their check books out. The last football upgrade was in 2006. Coach Scott Frost wants a squad of 150 compared to 105 when the facilities were upgraded. I am not sure of the offset for numbers on the women’s side. Reviewing the media guide, I noticed some jersey numbers are given out twice. It is not a good sign if you’re an upperclassman and a freshman gets the same number.

The academic center of UNL athletes is named after former Dakota Dunes residents, the late Dick and Peg Herman.

Herman was a key figure in getting Bill Byrne from Oregon to Nebraska as athletic director. He had a large beverage company in Los Angeles and was close to the PAC-12 schools in LA.

South Dakota is eagerly waiting the new football schedules where 11A teams will play an 11AA team this year. Dakota Valley will host Yankton.