An overflow field of 149 golfers teed it up last Thursday at Arlington in the Annual Colonel Club Golf Classic. The field this year was bigger than the 144 golfers that teed it up in 2011. Wow! That will be a big boost to the coffers that benefit more than 300 student athletes at EKU.
Prior to the start of the tourney everyone enjoyed lunch and beverages provided by Aramark EKU Dining Services. It was also a wonderful get together of past and present players, coaches, sponsors, members of the community and renewing old friendships. The players then took to the links on a beautiful day for golf.
This years Champions, crowned in three divisions based on handicaps, won an EKU duffle bag and a gift certificate to the Arlington Pro Shop. The winners were: First Division – Jerry Goble, Mike Whitson, Austin Newton and Randy White; Second Division – Bill Shaffer, John Rader, Chris Menser and Brad Borough; Third Division – Tom Coffey, Jey Marks, Gary Abney and Joey Foster.
In the special events the winners were: Longest Putt - Justin Moore; Long Drive - Women – Kelley Anderson and Men – Mike Whitson; Closest to the pin for women – Jane Worthington and for the men, Scott Hash. Unfortunately hole number seven did not yield a hole-in-one for a Ford Escape sponsored by Madison County Ford.
At the end of play the players retired to the Mule Barn for refreshments and a delicious post tourney steak dinner presented by Outback Steakhouse. Associate Athletic Director Dan McBride and Colonel Club Assistant Treka Adams then presented the winners their awards.
The highlight of the awards ceremony was the Grand Prize Raffle drawing when Larry Bailey won the VIP Experience to the EKU football team’s home opener against Morehead State on September 8.
Treka and Dan wished to express their gratitude to all the event sponsors, specifically title sponsor Kentucky Bank, Beverage Sponsor Pepsis, Lunch Sponsor Aramark and Outback Steakhouse for their contributions. My hat’s off to all you good people for a job well done. Mahalo! to Treka Adams for the report.
Invitational a big hit
Eighty-three players took to the links Saturday and Sunday at the Berea Country Club in the men’s annual tournament. It was a nice two days of golf with a couple of rain delays but finished on time. There were five flights that were determined by the scores they turned in on the first day of play.
In the Championship Flight the winner and Overall Champion was Eric Mason with a par busting fourteen under par 130 for the two days. Second Place honors went to Kevin Lawson with an excellent 10 under par 134. Third was Randy Jewell with 135 and Fourth was Colby Brown with 135.
First Flight winner was Elmo Greer, 143; Second, Ronnie Garland 143 losing on the scorecard match; Third, Michael Christopher, 144; and Fourth, Brad Mullins, 146. Second Flight – Winner – Johnny Baird, 147; Second, David Todd, 152; Third, Jason King, 154; and Fourth, Nick Bowling 156. Third Flight Winner was Kris Mills, 154; Second, Bobby Wilson, 164; Third, Sonny Lawson, 165; and Fourth, Andy Watkins, 165; Fourth Flight- Winner, David Schultz, 168; Second, David Vickers, 168 losing on scorecard match; Third, Gary Rose, 170; Fourth, Eric Adams, 172.
Friday afternoon preceding the tournament there was the always thrilling shootout followed by a vocal mobile gallery. After the smoke cleared the man still standing was Randy Jewell who pocketed the loot. Jay Simmons took Second and gave it the old college try but was outgunned on the last hole. Greg Prater won Third Place.
Saturday night the players and their guests enjoyed a beef filet dinner prepared by Barbara Belcher, Nikki Layne and Retha Anglin. The Rock Steady Band was there to provide the music for dancing until the wee hours.
It was another successful Men’s Invitational drawing a very strong field of contenders and everyone had a great time. Special thanks to my lovely matey, Carolyn, for the great report.
Patsy Tudor Memorial
Ladies at MCC
Saturday the ladies at the Madison Country Club and their guests teed it up in honor of the Patsy Tudor Memorial. Stepping into the Winner’s Circle as the Overall Winners were sweet swinging Jan Barnes and Stacie Eberle with a 79. First Flight winners were Missy Smith and Dina Flynn, 80; Runner-up Wendy Winters and Verda Wylie, 83; Second Flight winner Bridgett Settles and Kristin King; Runner up Bonnie Cosby and Clara Parrish.Closest to the pin on #3 was Pat Brandenburg and on #6 and #9 Sharon Chambers won both of them. Wow!
After play the ladies enjoyed lunch at Gillum’s Sports Lounge and cash prizes were awarded. Jerome Tudor is the sponsor of this tournament in memory of his wife Patsy. It was a fun day in memory of a wonderful lady. Special thanks to Jan Barnes for the info.
July 20 at Battlefield – First Christian Church 10th Annual Golf Scramble will be held on Friday, July 20 at 9:00 a.m. Entry fee $50.00 includes green fee, cart and lunch following play. Team prizes as well as individual prizes will be awarded. All proceeds go to benefit the Youth Programs of First Christian Church. Contact Ron Ginter 200-2556, Bob Herbst 623-1363, Bill Shaffer 200-6083 or the church office 623-4383. Entry forms must be in church office by Wednesday, July 18.
July 21 at Battlefield – The Pregnancy Help Center Golf Scramble – Entry fee $50.00 a player includes cart, green fees, lunch, and beverages. Mulligans $5.00 each, skirts $5.00 each, hole sponsor $100.00, Special Contest Sponsor $100.00, Cart Sponsor $50.00 for one, $100.00 for 3, Goody Bag Sponsor 125 like items to be included in goody bags for golfers. Limit of 25 teams. Contact: Ricky Clontz (859) 66195118 or Jeff Mounts (859) 302-3097. This money is all used locally for a wonderful cause.
August 4 at Battlefield – The Galaxy Bowling Center is sponsoring a golf scramble. Entry fee is $60.00 per golfer and includes green fees, cart lunch and snacks. Winner receives $400.00; Second - $240.00 and Third - $200.00 credit from Battlefield Pro Shop. A portion of the proceeds will go to support Hospice. Participants in the scramble will be awarded free entry in a No-Tap Bowling Tournament on August 5. Those not playing in the golf scramble will pay a $20.00 entry fee in the tournament which will pay a $500.00 First Place Prize. For info call General Manager Ray White at Galaxy Bowling Center, (859) 624-4444.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained — Madame Curie
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Until next time…Live, Love, Laugh and Learn, Glenmore