Two days prior to the start of this fund-raising scramble at Battlefield on Saturday morning, there were only seven teams entered.
Thankfully seven more teams got up the nerve to brave the heat and enter this worthwhile event in the last two days. Fourteen teams took to the links to beat the heat and Old Lady Par.
Two teams gave par a whipping by shooting a 19-under, par 53. In the playoff that ensued, the team hoisting the victory flag was Ricky Clontz, Larry Huffman, Mark Buttry and John Helton. Second-place honors went to Jeff Gillum, Raymond Ross, Justin Moore and Brad Willoughby. Third was the team of Alan Pelfrey, Doug Brookshire, Gary Rice and Billy Gayhart with a 56.
In the special events, the closest to the pin awards were: No. 2 – Jan Barnes, No. 6 – Ricky Clontz, No. 15 – Justin Moore and No. 17 Jeffry Clontz Jr. Long drive winners were: Ladies — Ann Gray and men — Justin Moore.
After play, head pro Clay Hamrick awarded the winners their prizes and the players stopped by the hospitality tent and chairwoman Vicki Irwin thanked them for their support and presented each of them a goody bag full of gifts.
Big-hearted Jeff Gillum was going to have a cookout for the players, but it was so hot he invited them to come to Gillum’s Sports Lounge and order what they wanted. Jeff also had two of his pretty waitresses roaming the golf course in a cart dispensing beverages to the thirsty players.
Wow! You da man, Jeff!
Chairwoman Vicki Irwin did a wonderful job of organizing this event. She wanted me to mention that it would not have been successful if she had not had the help of Jeff Gillum, Kentucky Printing, Jan Barnes, the players and a couple of donors who wanted to remain anonymous.
Also thanks to pro Clay Hamrick and his staff for their help.
It was a great team effort for a good cause and there may be a lot less animals that will have to be euthanized in the future because of the efforts of you good people.
Junior tournament at Gibson Bay
Gibson Bay played hosted to the Southeast Kentucky Junior Tour last Thursday on the short course. Fifty players including boys and girls took part in this 18-hole event.
The winners were: Boys under 10 – Mason Hamrick, 56; 11-12 year old boys – Cade Burdette, 60; 13-15 boys – Jarron Hignite, 56; Championship 17-15 year old boys – Ross Perry 54; Girls 11-13 – Emilee Vaughn, 63; 14-15 Girls – Anna Owens, 65; and Championship 15-17 – Julie Higgenbotham, 58.
Local players participating in the tournament were Mason Hamrick, 56; Jarrod Green, 69, Cooper Eberle, 74 and Jacob Aldridge, 98 in the 10 and under; 11-12 – Blake Maupin, 66; 13-15 – Paul Disney, 82, Gammon Fain, 79; and Girls 14-15 – Chase Fain, 97.
It was a great learning experience for these young players and a taste of competition. It is a hard lesson in life to keep on trying when you are playing with a player with more experience and better than you.
Just keep getting up when you are knocked down and sooner or later you will prevail.
Special thanks to head pro Jason Eberle for the info.
Independence Day Scramble in Berea
The Berea Country Club held tits Independence Day Scramble on Sunday.
The winners were Barbara Belcher, Glyn Reed, Jody Glenn, and Ahmad Reynolds with a 14-under par, 58. Second was the team of Whitney Maupin, Pnut Johnson, Wayne Johns, Ernie Hunt and Blake Maupin, with a great 12-under par, 60.
Sweet-swinging cousin Don Edwards had his sixth hole in one last week at the Madison Country Club on No. 6. His great shot was witnessed by Carl Noe.
You da man!
July 13 at Arlington – The 2012 Colonel Club Golf Classic. Entry fee is $150 and includes pre-tournament food and beverages, post-tourney dinner, special golf classic gifts and prizes. Mulligans are two for $10. Hole Sponsorships are $250. Entry deadline is July 6. Call 622-2046 or e-mail email@example.com for more info.
July 13 through 15 — Berea Country Club’s Men’s Invitational. Entry fee is $130. Cash prizes paid for four places each flight. Shootout on Friday night, Medal play Saturday and Sunday. Dinner and dance on Saturday. Call the pro shop to sign up at 986-7141.
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try — Author Unknown
If you have any tournaments to list or golf news e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 623-0970.
Until next time … live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.