The Richmond Register

June 25, 2013

GOLF: Battlefield surrenders to Marine Corps

By Glenmore Jones
Register Golf Columnist

RICHMOND — Saturday at Battlefield a four-man squad of sharpshooters brought ole man par to its knees with a 22 under par 50. 

Fifty-five players took part in the skirmish.  Hoisting the flag of victory was the team of Mark Sandlin, Kyle Smith, Jason Johnson, and Dustin Woolery with that dazzling 50. Wow!  

Second place honors went to the team of Tim Stevens, Jasch Hissom, Pat Stevens and Joni Stevens with a 19 under par 53. 

Third Place went to Alan Pelfry, Stephen Anderson, Steve Creasman and Joey Centers with a score of 56.

In the special events, longest drive went to Phil Jacobs. Phil also won closest to the pin on hole No. 6

At the end of play the players enjoyed a luncheon and there was a presentation of prizes. It was another successful fund raiser for the Marine Corps and a great, fun day of golf for the players. Special thanks to Gary Vanderoff for this report. 

My Ninetieth Birthday Party a blast

Saturday at the Madison Country Club I was treated to a big 90th birthday party that was instigated by my lovely wife, Carolyn. It was one of the most wonderful things that has ever happened to me in my life.

There were about one hundred and thirty of my family and friends that showed up to celebrate with me. 

It was so heartwarming to see some of my relatives that I had not seen for years and several of them came from as far away as Florida and Wisconsin.  Wow!

What made the evening very special were all the hugs I got from all of you wonderful people. I must have received two hundred hugs and that, my friends, is what makes life worth living.

Other highlights of the night were the showing of a video of the skydive I made on June 16 in Elizabethtown in celebration of my 90th birthday and my two sons, Alan and Jon Jones, entertaining us for several hours with their guitars and singing.

The delicious array of food served during the party was catered by Capers Catering, which is owned by Elizabeth Rogers. She will be in charge of the food preparation for the “1200 at MCC” when it gets formally open to the public this summer.

It was a wonderful party and shall be in my memory bank forever. All I can say is: “My cup runneth over and mahalo to all you wonderful people.  Well done, matey!


June 28 — Battlefield Golf Course —Golf scramble to benefit Hospice Care Plus.  $50 per player, $200 per team, lunch provided after tournament.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the First Place Team. Lots of prizes and surprises throughout the day.  The tournament starts at noon.  All proceeds benefit Hospice Care Plus which has been serving Jackson, Lee, Madison, Estill and Rockcastle counties for more than thirty years. Big hearted Gillum’s Sports Lounge is the sponsor.  To enter, contact Kelly Gillum at 623-2335 or 420-3337.

June 29 – Battlefield Golf Course – The Ed Miracle Scholarship Golf Scramble is a mixed scramble. Entry fee is $50 per person, $200 per team; with hole sponsorships $100; cart sponsorship, $25.  Prizes awarded for first and second Place. Prizes awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. To enter call Brenda Blankenship at 624-2479 or 979-0581. This tournament will benefit two 2014 high school graduating Seniors scholarships.  It is for a wonderful cause.

July 11 – Arlington Golf Course – Colonel Classic – Entry fee $125 after June 28, fee is $150. Entry deadline isJuly 5.  Pre- tournament food and beverages, post tournament dinner, special Colonel Club Golf Classic gifts.  Registration begins at 11 a.m. at the Mule Barn. Lunch will also be at the Mule Barn.

There will be a shotgun start at noon. The tournament is sponsored by Kentucky Bank. For more information call 622-2046 or email

July 12-14 – Berea Country Club – Men’s Invitational Tournament – Entry fee $130 (cart not included) includes dinner and music Saturday night and practice round. Friday night shootout at 5 p.m. All flights pay four places cash prizes. Tee times begin 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

Sunday flights and tee times will be determined by Saturday’s score. Field will be limited to 96 players. Sign up deadline is July 8. For more information call 986-7141.

FINAL THOUGHT:  It’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.  Abraham Lincoln

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