The Laurel Highlands. The very name hints of a special place. Its boundaries lie in the eye of the beholder, but most agree that the Highlands are east and south of Pittsburgh in Somerset, Fayette and Westmoreland counties. Thousands of skiers, hunters, hikers and rafters enjoy this unique geography, but do they ever…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Exploring the changing Laurel Highlands
The U.S. Golf Association began staging the U.S. Open — the ultimate national championship — in 1895, and moves it year to year around the country. The USGA requires, first of all, a golf course that offers a stiff challenge, where the rough is deep, the greens fast and par is an outstanding…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading How the beloved Oakmont Country Club course came to be
“What rage for fame attends both great and small. Better be damned than mentioned not at all!” So noted John Wolcott in the mid 1800s, and not much has changed since.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring /​Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Today’s society page is about merit, not money
If you went any higher, you’d need a harp. Yard Way on Pittsburgh’s South Side Slopes is only about half a dozen blocks long, one would say. One would say that if it were in another city. In Pittsburgh, one would be more apt to say it’s half a dozen blocks high, considering…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading How steep is Yard Way?
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