The Richmond Register

August 12, 2013

GOLF: Big field for Bonn Memorial Scramble

By Glenmore Jones
Register Golf Columnist

RICHMOND — Last Wednesday, 92 players teed it up at Arlington in the 25th Madison County Industrial Management Club David Bonn Memorial Scramble.

This event was the brainchild of Bob Geiger and the late David E. Bonn. It started 25 years ago with proceeds donated to the Baptist Health in Richmond and St. Joseph Healthcare in Berea.

Finishing play just ahead of the raindrops, two teams finished tied for the lead with 50s.


After a scorecard matchup, the team getting the checkered flag was Ken Riley, Darryl Weaver, Tom Pendergrass and Pat Smith.

Second-Place honors went to Hameed Koury, Tim Stephens, Bill and Derek Shaffer. Third place, with a score of 51, was the team of Dwight Lawson, Tim Bonn, Kevin Boneta and David Wright.

The closest to the pin winners were for the ladies on No. 16, Pat Brandenburg and for the men it was Steve Fritz on No. 5 and Jay Bruner on No. 14.

After play was completed, the players retired to the Mule Barn for refreshments, dinner and presentation of prizes. The winners each received $125; second place got $75 and third got $50.

A delicious steak dinner and all the trimmings topped off the evening.

It was another successful David Bonn Memorial Scramble with eight more players than last year. The main sponsors for this event were Delta Gas and Concrete Materials.

Special thanks to Bob Geiger for alerting me to this event and to Kalen Boone for getting me the info.

Mahalo to all you good people.

Hats off to Emma Talley

Emma Talley, a Princeton, Ky. lass, kept me glued to the TV this past weekend as she won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship played at the Country Club of Charleston.

Emma did one fabulous job of keeping her nerves under control. In three matches that I watched she had three-up leads in two of them and lost those leads in the last nine holes, but then hung tough on the last two or three holes and won.

In the Championship match she lost a two-up lead with three to play and won two of the last three to win two-up.


She is one determined young lady.

My sister, Jane Hall, lives in Princeton and she has been sending me articles on Emma from the Times Leader for the last five years.

Emma also won four straight state high school championships, but one didn’t count because she signed an incorrect scorecard even though she won it by several strokes.


I met Emma’s father, Dan, at a men’s outing at the Princeton Country Club. My brother-in-law, Dr. William P. Hall, invited me there when I was visiting them.

Dan caddied for his daughter at the amateur and helped keep her calm. That’s what I call a labor of love.

Congratulations to both you good peoples.

Keep it going, Emma!

Happy thoughts

It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts when eating home-grown tomatoes.

Hole-in-one club

At Berea Country Club on Sunday, Doug Duerson had a hole-in-one on the tough uphill No. 5 hole.

It was witnessed by playing partners Mike Barnett, Jim Tillery and Barbara Belcher. 

Great shot, Doug, and you da man!

Upcoming events

Friday at Battlefield – The Preservation “Shootout” Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament presented by the Battle of Richmond Association and the Roy and Sue Kidd Scholarship Fund. Entry fee is $90 individual or $350 for a team. If you cannot play in this worth-while local event and would like to help there are a lot of sponsorships available. There will be a lot of celebrities returning to Richmond for this event who were great athletes and coaches at EKU and University of Kentucky. Also present will be popular media, announcers, pro football players, high-ranking government officials and other well-known celebrities. The auction starts with registration and breakfast at 8:30 a.m.  Introductions of celebrities and announcements at 9:30. Food during play and a 10 a.m. cannon fire begins play.  For info, call George Riding at 859-661-3289 or 624-8005.

Saturday at Berea Country Club – The Legends Senior Tournament. This is a tournament to thank all the seniors that have played the game through the years. Entry fee is by the age of the entrant. The Squires, (90+), $5; The Hogans (80-89), $10; The Palmers, (70-79), $15; The Slammers ((60-69), $20; The Bears, (50-59), $25; and The Cubs, (40-49), $30. Carts will be available for $12. Age 70 and over hit from the gold tees. Cash prizes. Call the pro shop 986-7141 for sign up!

Final thought

Until you reach the end of the road, there’s still time to change the path you’ve chosen — Susan Gale.

If you have any golf stories, tournament news, holes-in-one etc., e-mail me at next time … live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.