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Press Photo by Dustin Monke The sand green on Hole No. 9 is shown at the New England Golf Course on May 12, 2013. The course, which had cement tee boxes and sand greens, has become more like a pasture than a playable course in recent years. Now, a group in the city is trying to fix up the course.

Recreating recreation: New England aims to rebuild golf course

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NEW ENGLAND — An old clubhouse, signs and the few tattered hole flags still standing serve as a reminder of what was once the New England Golf Course.

At this point, it’s basically a pasture without livestock.

Unmaintained for several years, the nearly 60-year-old course has fallen into disrepair over the past decade. It is unirrigated, rarely mowed and no longer suitable for the modern game.

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Dustin Monke
Monke came to The Dickinson Press in July 2006 as the newspaper's sports editor and was hired as its managing editor in March 2013. During his tenure at The Press, Monke has won multiple awards for sports reporting, feature reporting, column writing, page design and photography. He has been a key member of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, as well as the Press' Sweepstakes win in 2013. As the newspaper's editor, he writes a Sunday column, contributes feature stories, designs pages and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff.
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