By Glenmore Jones
Register Golf Columnist
After leading the Eastern Kentucky University women’s golf team to a third-place finish on Nov. 3 at the Winthrop Intercollegiate in Rock Hills, S.C., freshman Sofie Levin and sophomore Becky Sharpe were named Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Golf Co-Players of the Week.
Levin and Sharpe both had two-round totals of 157 and had tied for seventh overall. The event completed the fall portion of the team’s schedule. The squad will begin its spring schedule at the High Point Classic in High Point, N.C, on Feb. 24.
Ladies keep those games warm this winter!
Mahalo to Kevin Britton for the info.
A good Samaritan
The other day I stopped at Taco Bell to pick up lunch for myself and Carolyn, who was at work.
After I placed the order I reached for my wallet and (Horrors!) I had forgotten it. The lady in line behind me saw my predicament and over my objections she paid the $6.54 my order cost.
I asked her for an address so I could repay her but she said “I’m from New Mexico and am just passing through.”
I thanked her profusely and had a hard time keeping the tears back. It just reminded me that there are a lot of big-hearted people still left in this old world. I will always love New Mexico because of that lovely lady.
I had this motivational article in one of my golf columns back in 2003. It not only applies to golf but all sports and life in general. I have given a lot of copies of this to coaches.
If you think you are beaten, your are;
if you think you dare not, you don’t;
if you like to win but think you can’t
it’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost,
for out in the world we find
success begins with a fellow’s will
it’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are out-classed, you are,
you’ve got to think high to rise;
you’ve got to be sure of yourself before
you can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
to the stronger or the faster man;
but sooner or later the man who wins
is the man who thinks he can.
Taking a break
This will be my last column this year for the local golf season as I have no action to report.
I have enjoyed bringing you good folks all the local golf activities that I could round up and hope to be around in spring to do it again if the good Lord’s willing and the creek don’t rise.
Special thanks to Register Sports Editor Nathan Hutchinson for making my column look good by upgrading my titles and adding some last minute e-mails to my columns.
Sports writer Bob Flynn also aided the golf scene by some great photography of golf tournaments and writing up a lot of the local high school golf team action.
Mahalo to both of you for what you did for me and the Richmond Register.
“You da men!”
How sad would be November if we had no knowledge of the spring — Edwin Teale
Until next time … live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.