The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter,

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Glow Ball Golf at the Ranch Club

By ANDY COMMONS - Andy fills us in on his night out, golfing in the dark with 59 other people he couldn't see. ... more

Rip It and Grip It Tid Bits

By TODD WOLVERTON. I guess that the word is out on “Grip it and Rip it”. Over the past couple of days, I have received requests to get the word out on some local events related to golf...... more

Junior Golf Anyone?

By TODD WOLVERTON. Are you interested in helping provide local Missoula kids a better way to be involved in the great game of golf? Read on...... more

Missoula Junior Golf Fundraiser

By ANDY COMMONS. Check out the video of the Missoula Junior Golf Fundraiser. 187 holes played in one day!... more

Old Dogs…or Golfers?

By TODD WOLVERTON. Today I did something that I have never done before. After years of trying, I parred the UGC. Yes everyone, I am writing this blog simply to brag......oh, and to say yes, you CAN teach an ol... more

Me, My Dad and the University of Montana Golf Course

By TODD WOLVERTON. My dad, Garrett Wolverton, was a fixture in the Missoula golf community for nearly 30 years in Missoula. First at the University Golf Course, then at Larchmont.... more

Pioneer Amongst the Pines: Part 2

By TODD WOLVERTON. This would turn out to be the very inauspicious beginning to what has turned out to be a long, and distinguished career in women’s golf for Ann Loughlin.... more

A Pioneer Amongst the Pines Part 1

By TODD WOLVERTON. It was a typical summer day as I stood with a 7 iron in hand. I must have hit about 70-80 balls as I noticed an older woman walking toward me. She has a big smile, big sunglasses and is kin... more

Golf As We Know It – In Montana

By TODD WOLVERTON. It has been a long, hard winter; far longer and harder than I expected. It’s only supposed to be 40 degrees today, yet I cannot get my mind off of one thing, “I wonder when the driving... more