The Richmond Register

May 7, 2013

GLENMORE: Derby Party at the MCC a big blast

By Glenmore Jones
Register Golf Columnist

RICHMOND — One hundred twenty-five revelers gathered at the Madison Country Club Saturday for the annual Derby Party.

It was a wonderful day for the racing fans with not only the races but delightful appetizers served all afternoon to each table and the delicious buffet luncheon that followed at 5 p.m.

After the meal and the races the One Night Stand band furnished the music for a dance till midnight.

The food was catered by Capers Catering, which is owned and operated by Elizabeth Rogers. It was a family affair with her older boys busing the tables and her younger children delivering appetizers to the tables.  Rogers will be the Master Chef in charge of the food and menu for the “1200 at the MCC Sports Bar and Grill” when it opens for lunch in early June.

There were a lot of pretty ladies all decked out in their finery and wearing those awesome hats.

The winner of The Most Outstanding Hat was Misti Robertson.

The old fun club is taking on a new look with all the remodeling the “1200 at the MCC” has done and there is a lot more to come. With the wonderful food served at the Derby Party it looks like the new sports bar and grill will be a great place to go.  Good luck to you enterprising young men.

Derby Scramble at           Berea Country Club

On Saturday, most of the golfers got scared off because of the threat of rain looming to the west, but 11 daring souls teed it up for an exciting scramble at the Berea Country Club.

At the end of 18 holes two teams wound up tied for first at six under par.  The teams were Matt and Jason Powell, Ricky Clontz and Jody Glenn and Dean Turner, Darrell Pigg, Jeff Sandusky and Glen Reed.

There was a putt-off for the championship and Dean Turner made a 30-footer for his team to win. 

Afterward the Derby Party upstairs came into full swing. There was fun, appetizers, a buffet, the Run for the Roses and, last but not least, Ricky Arnold played music to dance the night away.

Ricky Arnold is the great nephew of Eddie Arnold so you can imagine that he knows a thing or two about entertainment!!!! 

Hole-in-one club

Duane Cornett scored his first hole-in-one at Arlington Country Club on Tuesday, April 30.  He used a five iron on the 158-yard No. 14.

His wonderful shot was witnessed by Glenn Foley.

Congratulations, Duane!

Special thanks to Glenn Foley for the info.


Funny bone

“When Insults Had Class”

An exchange between Churchill and Lady Astor: She said, “If you were my husband I’d give you poison.”  Churchill replied, “If you were my wife, I’d drink it.”

Richmond Judge James Chenault had a great write-up in the Lexington Herald yesterday. He was the first judge in the country to use video and sound recording in courtrooms.

Wow! I always knew Jimmy was sharp and quick witted but I did not know he was the innovator of such a brilliant system. 


You da man, Jimmy!

Upcoming events

Saturday at Bluegrass Army Depot — The Kentucky Fire AAU Boys Basketball Golf Scramble. Registration at 8:15, Tee time at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $35 per team member and includes lunch and cart. Fourteen teams of four are needed. First prize is $70 per team member; Second is $35 per player. For info, contact Teresa Jefferson at (859) 582-3782 or

May 24-26 at Madison Country Club – Member-Guest Tournament.

Final thought

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck —  James A. Garfield.

If you have any golf news, tournaments, holes-in-one, or humor e-mail me at

Until next time … live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.