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Richard Underdahl-Peirce, far right, holes out with a 43 at Valley Golf Tuesday Senior League, as playing partners, from left, Herb Beckman, Lowell Tornquist and Jon Horning observe. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Not Hazeltine, but Valley has own appeal


Valley Golf Course on the east side of Willmar may not measure up to Hazeltine National Golf Club in yardage, but it holds it own in other ways -- especially with seniors.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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