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June 18, 2014

GLENMORE: TY LUCAS SCRAMBLE TOPS $100,000

RICHMOND — This is the fifth year the Ty Lucas Foundation has sponsored a scramble in honor of Ty Franklin Lucas who passed away due to Sudden Death Syndrome at the age of 7 months. The 100 golfers, the sponsor and donors that took place in this year’s event pushed donations over $100,000 that has been raised in five years for this good cause. All of the proceeds of this scramble help with the needs of children here in Madison County in many capacities, while also raising awareness of SIDS.

On Saturday morning, at The Bull, twenty-five four man teams downed some coffee and donuts and took to the links in quest of victory.

During play the golfers were served lunch and beverages by roving hostesses in carts. The lunch was provided by Chick-Filet. It was a wonderful day for golf and played on a beautiful challenging golf course. The Bull has some knee-knocker elevation changes and over water tee shots that up your blood pressure a wee bit. Ouch!

Stepping into the winners circle at the end of play was the team of Evan King, Shawn Ballard, Eric Chumbley and Derrick Ward with an 18 under par 54. Wow! Second place honors went to the team of Eric Adams, Colby Brown, Zack Gentry and Brian Clontz. They were close to the winners with a score of 55.

In the special events the closest to the pin winners were No. 4 — Tyler Cain and No.14 — Tom Wise; long drive on No. 6 — Colby Brown and No.16 —Jeff Tracy.

It was another very successful fund raiser for the Ty Lucas Foundation thanks to the generosity of so many good people and hard work by Chairwoman Angie Lucas. Tournament Director Tom Giacchini and General Manager Zack Christian and their staff did a great job of handling the tournament.  Hats off to all you good people.

Later in the afternoon there were “Mai Tais” and a wonderful dinner served at the 1200 at MCC Restaurant at the Madison Country Club.  About 75 people attended the dinner and the silent auction after the dinner.  There was a delicious buffet of grilled chicken, prime rib, shrimp, with a great array of side dishes and appetizers prepared by Master Chef Don Baxter.

There were about 40 items in the silent auction and some like a basketball autographed by UK Coach Calapari and other mementos that brought in some nice donations.

Chairwoman Angie Lucas said the buffet was wonderful and the staff handled it well. The auction also was successful so it was a great all around day for the Ty Lucas Foundation.  Well done, Angie and keep it going!

NEELY AND NEAL QUALIFY IN NATIONAL DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT

Mattie Jo Neely and McKenzie Neal were in the National Drive, Chip and Putt competition held at Lakeside Golf Course, in Lexington, Kentucky, this past Saturday.

Both girls qualified for the Subregional Qualifying in Indianapolis, Indiana in August. These ladies are trying to reach the final destination at Augusta Country Club during Masters Week in 2015.

KAYMER WALTZES AWAY         WITH US OPEN

German golfer Martin Kaymer put on one of the most dominating performances I have ever witnessed in any US Open Golf Tournament to win by eight shots. Wow!

I guess most all golfers watching were wondering when the terribly hard Pinehurst No. 2 Course would bring Kaymer to his knees and perhaps cause him to self destruct like so many other great golfers have done in the past. Well it never did happen and his robot-like iron game and fantastic putting stroke kept him well in front for the whole four days. All I can say is, “You da man!”

When you see golfers like Kaymer and a lot of these young talented whizzes showing up on the golf scene it makes you wonder if Mr. Tiger Woods will ever be able to get his golf game back to a level where he can break the Jack Nicklaus record of eighteen majors. I doubt it but stay tuned.

SPORTSCASTER BOO BOO

 He lost thirteen games in a row without winning a game. Ralph Kiner on Don Kiner.

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 20 —The Berea Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble — $250 per team, $70 per person. Each team will consist of four players to include one lady if possible.  All teams must have A,B,C,D players. Call 986-9760 to register. 

June 21 – Battlefield Golf Course — The Marine Corps League Annual Golf Scramble — $60 per person, $240 per team of four includes green fee, golf cart, a lunch, and prizes.  First Place — $300 Pro Shop Certificate; Second Place — $200 and Third place — $100.  Prizes for long drive, closest to hole and hole-in-one. Registration call EJ at (504) 338-3578 or email  eheindel@bellsouth.net.

FINAL THOUGHT

Why not go out on a limb?  Isn’t that where the fruit is?  Frank Skully

If you have any golf stories, tournaments, results, or holes-in-one email me at  glemorejones@gmail.com.  

Until next time … Live, Love, Laugh and Learn, Glenmore.

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