Meet the new Shannon Burnette. The one who lost 150 pounds, the one who traded nachos and candy bars for workouts at the YMCA. The one who's no longer afraid his weight will kill him.
Golf writer Randy King was charged with the task of discovering the best 18 holes in Timesland. He was greatful for the help of colleague Doug Doughty who once covered golf for The Roanoke Times. Their knowledge of who's who in area golf is unmatched in the media, but their abilities to drive, chip and putt could use some work. So they enlisted the expertise of 15 golfers from Timesland to be sure our list was up to par.
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