By Glenmore Jones
Register Golf Columnist
On Saturday morning, nine four-person teams took to the links on the challenging little par-three short course at Gibson Bay on a day for Eskimos rather than golfers.
After some wake-up coffee and donuts I gave a welcoming address to all the hearty folks who showed up for the third “Now” Tournament.
Jason Eberle, the head pro at Gibson Bay, then explained the format and rules of play. He also commended Glenmore Jones, tournament chair, and said that the game of golf had no better friend than Glenmore.
The nine teams then headed for their respective tees and play was started.
There were three different divisions this year — the men’s, women’s and mixed foursomes.
Stepping into the winner’s circle after the nine holes of play for the women was the team of Carolyn Jones, Missy Smith, Pat Brandenburg and Verda Wylie with a score of 28. A double bogie on number nine didn’t help.
Second-place honors for the women went to Rita Smart, Jan Masters, Dottie Renfro and Mary Adams with a score of 30.
The men’s division was won by the team of Hubert Broaddus, Ricky Terrill, Chris Childers and Steve Beagle with a tournament-low score of 20 (-7). Second place went to Emmitt Igo, Marvin Whittamore, Randy Baker and Earl Phillips with a score of 25.
The mixed foursome division winners were the team of Susan and Gary Barrow, David and Pam Russell with a score of 23. Second place was Don Edwards, Greg West, Loren and Allison Hooker with a score of 24.
In the special events, there were nine closest to the pin winners. They were: No. 1 – Steve Beagle; No. 2 – Loren Hooker; No. 3 – Chris Strunk; No. 4 and No. 5 – Ricky Terrill (you da man!); No. 6 – Hubert Broaddus; No. 7 – Joe Blankenship; No. 8 – Bill Fultz and No. 9 – Emmitt Igo.
The annual Health Now and Grace Now Tournament was bigger and better this year than it ever has been. This year we had nine four person teams which surpassed the six teams we had last year.
We raised $1,330 (and five boxes of food for Grace Now) for these two worthy local organizations this year which exceeded the $950 raised in 2011.
I wish I could list all the wonderful hole sponsors, golf courses, restaurants, banks, merchants and individuals that totaled 36 donors but I can’t. My heart-felt thanks goes out to each and everyone of you and may you prosper.
Last but not least, thanks to Jason Eberele and his Gibson Bay staff for setting everything in place and seeing that it went well.
Thanks to my wife, Carolyn, daughter and son-in-law, Greg and Mindy West and granddaughters Emily, Savannah, and Tori West and Emily’s friend Alycia Muse.
Mahalo to all of you good people for a job well done!
EKU golf team 11th at Bowling Green
The EKU men’s golf team placed 11th in the Kenny Perry Invitational held at the Club of Olde Stone in Bowling Green Oct. 14 through 16.
Twelve teams took part in the three-day event sponsored by Western Kentucky University. Jacksonville State won the tourney with a total of 928. Louisville was second with 930 and Austin Peay placed third at 933. EKU, with a 980, was one shot behind Morehead State who was 10th with 979.
Taylor Riggs led the Colonels with a score of 243 and tied for 28th overall. Stuart Witt was second with 245; Garrett Hinton was third at 248; Zack Butler was fourth at 249 and Johan Eriksson was fifth at 252.
For these excellent golfers to shoot rounds mostly in the 80s with only three rounds out of 15 under 80 it must have been a course that I never want to go close to.
These young men are talented but did not have their “A” game with them this time. Better luck in bringing down the curtain for this fall season at the APSU in Hopkinsville Oct. 22 and 23.
Special thanks to Kevin Britton, assistant director of athletic public relations at EKU, for the info with an assist from student assistant Miranda Brown.
My friend, Calvin Tolar, mellowed until the age of 76 before he had his first hole-in-one.
He had that one in July at the Madison Country Club on No. 3. He liked that feeling so well he had his second one last week on No. 6 while playing with Don Edwards and Carl Noe at MCC.
Congratulations, Cal, and you da man!
How about this hole-in-one?
John Shearer had a hole-in-one on the par-four No. 18 at Battlefield last week while playing with Larry Shearer. He was playing from a temporary tee that is shortened to 200 yards over water to the green.
That is one fantastic shot!
Bob Hope — I’ll go on living as long as I can. I’ve got a few jokes for the box. If they raise the lid I’ll say a few words on the way to the last hole.
Me too, Bob.
Saturday — Amateur Boxing Show at Igo’s Boxing and Fitness Center at 117 N. Fairview Street. Weigh-in at 4 p.m., show time 6 p.m. Admission is $10 adults and $5 children. Come out and support Edna and Emmitt Igo in their endeavor to make a difference in the community. They need all the support they can get and it is for the betterment of youth. Mahalo to you all.
November 2 at BGAD Pioneer Golf Course — Day-Night Scramble. Entry fee is $35 and includes 18 holes golf, cart and food. Format is nine holes starting at 5:30 p.m., then food and last nine holes after dark using glow balls and flagsticks. Fun event! For info, call 779-7222.
Final thought (for our politicians)
There is no greater glory than to work for the public’s good — Edmond Burke.
(Horrid commercials about your opponent is NOT for the public’s good) just saying…
If you have any golf news, stories or holes-in-one to report e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time … live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.