By Glenmore Jones
Register Golf Columnist
Last weekend, 90 players teed it up at the old Madison Country Club in the 69th Labor Day Championship.
Hoisting the championship trophy after 54 holes of competitive golf was Richmond’s own Derek Ward. (The tourney had been shortened as only nine holes were played on Saturday because of rain.) His 11-under par score of 169 was six strokes better than runner-up Ron Layman’s 175.
Charlie Brown was third with a 177, Scott Gardiner was fourth with a 178 and Jay Simmons was fifth with a 180.
In the Consolation Flight, Kevin Lawson led the field with 179, Don Pollard was second for the second time in a row with a 181, Randy Jewell was third with a 183 and Aaron Spencer fourth with a 186.
The First Flight winner was Josh Dobson with a score of 187. Jim Stout was second with a 191; Ed Razor was third at 191 and Dave Holcomb was fourth with a 193.
The best shot of the tournament was by Josh Dobson, who won closest to the pin on No. 3 three by holing his tee shot for a hole-in-one.
You can’t get any closer than that, baby!
You da man!.
The second through fourth flights were all match-play format.
The winner of the Second Flight was Brad Mullins and Chad Davis was runner-up. The consolation winner was Brian Beckham and Brad King was the runner up.
The Third Flight winner was Brad Broaddus with Adam Sowder the runner-up. Consolation winner was Brent Whitaker with Skip East the runner-up.
The Fourth Flight winner was Bruce Lainhart with Alex Holcomb the runner-up. Consolation winner was Norman Howard with Gary Rice the runner-up.
Congratulations, Derek, on a great win.
Prior to the start of play on Saturday there was the always exciting shootout on Friday evening. This is always followed by a motorized gallery rooting for their favorite players.
When the last shot was fired and the smoke cleared there was Jay Simmons standing tall. He picked up the golden egg.
Second was Izzy Grayson and third was Philip Grayson.
The players were all treated to a delicious tenderloin dinner Saturday night prepared by 1200 MCC’s new Master Chef Brad Johnson.
It was another fun tournament at the old Madison Country Club.
Thanks to chairman Hubert Broaddus, Cumberland Valley National Bank as sponsor and several wonderful volunteers that made this a success.
Hats off to you good people!
Labor Day Scramble at Arlington
Eighty players participated in this annual scramble at Arlington.
There was an Open Division with men participating and a mixed division with couples.
The winners in the Open Division were Clay Lake, Roy Cox, Jeff Flynn, and Mike Scott with a score of 63. Second place with a score of 64 was the team of Mike Blanton, Homer Strong, Byron Perkins and Tom Waterbury.
In the Mixed Division, the winning team was Stan and Verda Wylie, Jim and Pam Johnson with a score of 64. Second went to the team of Ron and Barbara Saia, Warfield and Delores Miller.
It was a wonderful day on a beautiful golf course and enjoyed by all!
Special thanks to Patrick Williams for the info.
On Aug. 16, 76 golfers teed it up in the Cumberland Valley National Bank’s annual outing at The Bull at Boone’s Trace.
It was a beautiful day for golf.
The winning team with a 55 was Jeff Weaver, Steve Chesnut, Joe Curry, Raymond Turner and Andy Burns. Two teams tied for Second Place with scores of 56. They were: Andrew Cooper, Daniel Cheshire, J.R. Greer, Corey and Josh McGlothin; and Winston Griffin, Matt Stone, Sheila Kalas, Todd Wood and David Warren.
In the special events, the closest to the pin honors went to: Ladies No. 4 — Janet French; Men No. 17 – Daniel Cheshire. Longest drive for women was Sheila Kalas and for the men Jamie Norvell.
There were beverages on the course and a delicious buffet after play prepared by the staff at The Bull. The tournament director, Tom Giacchini, had things moving smoothly.
It was another fun outing that the Cumberland Valley National Bank provides for their customers every year. It is one of my favorite tournaments to play in but this year I had another commitment.
Thanks to Tim Stephens for the info.
A couple of weeks ago I reported the results of the Arlington Women’s Club Championship.
Stephanie Giacchini was the winner, but the info I received said Jan Barnes was second. I have found out that Pat Miller shot an 86 and was second.
Pat also was the Net Winner.
Apologies to both of you.
Dave Feherty, a CBS announcer said, “I am sorry Nick Faldo couldn’t be here this week. He is attending the birth of his next wife.”
Sept. 6 through 8 at Berea Country Club – Member Guest. Shootout Friday night at 5:30.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of — Christy Borgfield
If you have any golf stories, holes-in-one, tournament news or results, please e-mail me at email@example.com.
Until next time ... live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.