Kearney loves golf with dad, Flivver great


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Katie Kearney, a swimwear designer and 2012 Miss Missouri, has a favorite golf partner.

That would be her dad, Tim, a Kingsford High School great who went on to a professional football career.

“I was originally introduced to the game when I was very young by my dad,” Katie told World’s Best Golf Destinations. “I took a break from the game, but when I became Miss Missouri, I was asked to play in charity scrambles every weekend. This is when I got back into the swing of things — as to not embarrass myself at events. I remembered just how much I loved the sport and have been obsessed ever since.”

Katie, who will be unveiling her new swimwear line Strings Swimwear shortly, has toured the world modeling and golfing. A portion of the company proceeds will go towards ending human trafficking

“The golf course feels like an escape from the world,” Katie said.

Incidentally, Katie approves of music on the golf course. Toto’s “Africa” and Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” are two of her favorites …

From Brad Dickson, “The Minnesota Golden Gophers football team got a commitment from 6-8, 395-pound Australian lineman Daniel Faalele. Minnesota has lakes that are smaller.”

Former sportscaster Brent Musburger didn’t agree with the controversial ruling that cost Pittsburgh the game with New England.

“Your ruling of incomplete pass is ludicrous,” Musburger wrote. “Good luck (NFL) with those empty seats and collapsing TV ratings.”

From Paul Polfus, Carney’s hall of fame basketball coach: “The best players know that no one is going to live their life, do their training or compete for them. Champions are champions because they take charge of their lives.”

Crystal Falls city limit sign has been updated with recognition of Forest Park High School’s 2017 eight-player state football championship. The Trojans are up to four state titles with room for more on the sign …

Former Packers defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois, now with the New England Patriots, owns 30 Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in Georgia and South Carolina …