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...biggest draw."That draw has attracted former president Gerald Ford and former professional Ken Venturi, among others.Tom File built the course in 1985."It was a retirement project," said File's grandson, Dan Baxter, who now runs the course...
Keepers of the greens

...the land to pay the taxes on it," Tom File said. "My son suggested a golf course...great thing for the young people." Tom File said he isn't worried about course, so costly to build," Tom File said. "We are a debt-free operation...
Fore-d! Tourney recalls former president's visit

...were very fine gentlemen." "They were so easy to talk to - just really enjoyable to have here with us for the day," Tom File recalled. "It was a good time for everybody." So good, in fact, that every year since, on June 19, a golf tournament...
Raven rules & hidden jewels

...variety of golfing facilities. "You got all sorts of things going on that is competition for a golf course," said Tom File, who owns Mendenhall Golf with his wife, Koggie. File said they have a steady clientele of locals and the occasional...
Asphalt plant decision delayed

...Estates Subdivision on Curtis Avenue, near the end of Crazy Horse Drive. The area is zoned industrial, but Koggie and Tom File, who own the Mendenhall Golf Course next to the proposed asphalt plant have concerns about the enterprise. "This thing...
Making Juneau better

...know where Kim Elton gets his humility, the same place the rest of us do - standing in a pair of Extra Toughs in one of Tom File's sloughs. Every time I turn around there is Kim Elton making Juneau a better place to live. He does so with compassion...
City may increase stream setbacks

...Juneau Planning Commission minutes. But the changes could affect operations at the Mendenhall Golf Course, according to Tom File, who tends the greens on the course near Industrial Boulevard. As an example, the amendment suggests the city prohibit...
Let there Be Hash

...hardly taste the hash, which made it really good," she said. Others, thankfully, were less hash harsh. Koggie and Tom File, co-managers of Mendenhall Golf Course, took one look at the October Food Challenge and thought back to the early...
This WeeK
Juneau's golfing history business today. Between 12,000 and 15,000 rounds of golf are played each year on the nine-hole course, owner Tom File said. That compares to 2,200 rounds played on the Sandblasters' course in 1970. The Juneau Golf Club developed out...
Warning ... it's a good day for golf

...ways to better spend $12. The course, situated on the former Pederson dairy, was designed and built by Juneau's Tom File as a retirement project, and opened in 1986. It's fairways and greens, while different than most you'll find outside...


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