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,

Archive for the ‘Golf’ Category

Main Reasons to Travel to Missoula as a Student

Do you want to visit Missoula and have a good time enjoying your holiday? Here are the main reasons why this city is suitable for any student.... more

Could the Reserve Golf Course at Moonlight Basin Become a Regular Stop-off on the PGA Tour?

It's no secret that The Reserve Golf Course at Moonlight Basin is a breathtaking golf course that maximizes any golf experience.... more

7 Effective Ways To Help You Improve Your Golf Skills

Here are 7 effective ways that will help you achieve your goal of improving your golf skills.... more

Interested In Learning How To Play Golf? Here’s What You Need To Know

Taking up golf can be intimidating. The following tips can help you gain more confidence and improve your playing style.... more

5 Ways to Maximize Your Golfing Experience

Here are 5 ways to maximize the whole golfing experience. ... more

How Golfing Can Easily Help You Combat Depression

Studies have shown that golf has therapeutic effects on human health. Here are a few ways in which golfing can easily help you combat depression.... more

6 Practical Tips For Golfers Before A Big Game

Every golfer has a different preparation process before a big game. However, there are certain things that every golfer should do. ... more

A Beginner’s Guide On What Golfing Equipment To Get

As a beginner, you're probably not familiar with how many things you can find in stores when it comes to golf equipment. Here are some tips:... more

7 Helpful Tips That Will Improve Your Golf Game

If you are tired of your friends’ beating you in every game, then it might be time to look into some strategies to improve your golf skills.... more

Golf Review: Betting Advice for Rookies

If you are looking to place a stake on any upcoming golf tournament, you could take advantage of the latest US betting codes to leverage your wager.... more

5 Ways You Can Work on Your Golf Game off the Course

Whether you’re new to the sport, or a seasoned pro, there is always room for improvement when it comes to upping your golf game. ... more

Missoula – A River Runs Through It

Missoula - a river does indeed run through it. In 1992, the Oscar-winning feature film A River Runs Through It brought notoriety to a town in the Pacific Northwest and the world was introduced to Missoula, Mon... more

Bob Wire, the KISS Mini Golf Course, and Las Vegas Rock City

By BOB WIRE - KISS by Monster Mini Golf opened up in Las Vegas on March 15. This is not your father’s mini-golf. Unless I'm your father.... more

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

Living with Wildlife

Residing in Western Montana means learning to live with wildlife. In Missoula, that often includes sharing your yard with birds, raccoons, skunks, deer, black bears, and even mountain lions. The Montana Depa... more