By Glenmore Jones
Register Golf Columnist
MADISON COUNTY —
Last Wednesday, 40 four-person teams teed it up in a scramble at Arlington Country Club for Mike’s Kids Education Foundation.
All proceeds from this scramble benefit the students of Madison County Schools.
Before play started the players were treated to a delightful breakfast provided by Krispy Kreme and Chick-fil-a. Then it was off to the links.
After a beautiful day for golf, the team getting the checkered flag was Ben Cobert, Andrew Davis, Will Meurer and Steve Caudill with a terrific -18, 54.
Taking second-place honors was the team of David and Johnny Gilliam, Jay Simmons and Chuck Cash with a score of 57.
After play the contestants were treated to a delicious luncheon provided by Outback and dessert donated by McDonalds.
This was another successful fund-raiser for Mike Caudill’s Education Foundation. The money raised in honor of this man has provided $5,000 in scholarships to Madison Central High graduates and $5,000 to Madison Southern graduates.
So far $45,000 in literacy grants have been provided to Madison teachers as well.
Special thanks to Lisa Caudill for the info on this special event.
Lisa said to give thanks to Patrick Williams and his staff at Arlington for doing a great job! Kristy Napier also gave a big assist in seeing this tourney was a big success.
Hats off to you ladies!
TGIF Scramble at Berea
On Friday evening, five teams had a fun day on the links at Berea in the “Thank Goodness It’s Friday” golf scramble.
Three teams had four players and two teams had five players.
After nine holes of completion there were two teams tied at -5, 31. In the ensuing playoff on No. 5, before a vocal audience, the winning team was Margaret and Garland Farmer, Angie, Craig and Trace Halstead.
Coming in second was the team of Barbara Belcher, Adam Holt, Tina and Mark Bowling.
The Berea Country Club is always coming up with a tourney that livens the club up. This was another of those lively events.
Thanks to Ned McAfee, Roy Sparks and Jonathan Campbell the course is looking great.
Special thanks to me matey, Carolyn, for the info.
You da gal!
Wounded warrior fund-raiser
The Head Golf Professional at The Bull, Todd Christian, has come up with a novel idea to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Foundation.
Todd and his friend, Kevin Comiskey, are attempting to play every golf hole in Madison County in one day. They have calculated there are 108 holes scattered about.
Their plan was not only to raise money for the Foundation but to create a buzz about golf in the community.
They would also like to thank the local professionals and managers at all the local golf courses for their kindness and support of this crazy idea. They are hoping that in future years it grows to something big for a great cause.
I would suggest that all the big-hearted people in the community donate 10, 20 or 30 cents a hole to make this successful.
To donate please make the check out to the Wounded Warrior Foundation and send to Todd Christian at 175 Gleneagle Blvd., Richmond, KY 40475.
Special thanks to The Bull Tournament Director Tom Giacchini for this report.
Big bargin for seniors at Gibson Bay
Every Monday until Sept. 16, seniors can get a bargain rate of $20 at Gibson Bay.
Two dollars of this fee will be put in a pot and awarded to winning players each week in golf shop credit. Free rounds of golf will be given out weekly.
Format will be low gross/low net.
You can make your own tee times.
Tee off before 2 p.m. Play with your friends. You must play with a least one other participating player.
Rules – All men and women fifty and over are eligible. Pro shop will keep an average score for each player to be used as a handicap. You can lift clean and place.
For info, call 623-0225.
AAU boys scramble at BGAD
On Saturday, 29 players participated in the 14U AAU Basketball Scramble at Pioneer Golf Course.
Raising the flag of victory after a wonderful day of golf was the team of Matt Brown, Zack Gentry, Josh Bray and Jessie Mahaffey with a score of 56. Second was the team of Jason Powell, Mark Buttry, Matt Powell and Alan Dixon with a 58.
Third place went to Gary and David Rowland, Paul and Ken Jones with a 60.
It was a very nice turnout with so many other tournaments going on.
Thanks to Jason Brandenburg for sending me the results.
Six Colonels in Kentucky Amateur
Six EKU golfers are entered in the 102nd Kentucky Amateur Tournament starting today.
They are seniors Gary Hinton and Stuart Witt, junior Taylor Riggs and sophomores Kyle Congleton, Ben Purcell and Daniel DeLuca.
Good luck to all of you and hang loose.
Thank you Kevin Britton for the info!
June 29 at Battlefield Golf Course — The Ed Miracle Scholarship Golf Scramble. Format is a mixed scramble. Entry fee $50 per person or $200 per team; Hole sponsor $100; Cart sponsor $25. Prizes awarded for first and second Place. Prizes awarded for longest drive and closest to 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.
June 22 at Battlefield Golf Course – The Marine Corp Bluegrass Detachment 1012 Golf Scramble. Registration at 8 a.m.; Entry fee is $60 per person or $240 a team and includes green fee, cart and lunch. Prizes First place - $300 pro shop certificate; Second place - $200; Third place — $100. Prizes for long drive, closest to hole and hole-in-one. Registration contact Battlefield at 624-8005.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination — Tommy Lasorda.
If you have any golf tournament information, golf stories or holes-in-one e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time … live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.