By Glenmore Jones
Register Golf Columnist
This past Saturday, 13 four-person teams took to the wet, cold, links at the Battlefield in the Madison County Bombers 8V Baseball Scramble.
After all the shots were fired and the smoke cleared the team raising the flag of victory with a 15-under par was David Johns, David Shrout, Dave Fugate and Jeff Napier. Coming in second with a 61 was the team of Larry and Rodney Morgeson, Kelly Connaughty and Kevin Payton. Mike and McKenzie Neal, Jimmy Farthing and Scott Hudson tied with a 61 but lost on the scorecard to come in third.
The Madison County Bombers team, coaches and parents would like to thank all the sponsors, donors, players and workers for making it a successful golf outing. We would also like to thank Clay Hamrick and his staff for hosting the event.
Chairman Joe Morgeson did a fine job of getting that many golfers and sponsors together to make this fundraiser worthwhile.
Special thanks for the info, Joe.
You da man!
Players Championship a thriller! WOW!
Watching golf action on TV doesn’t get much better than the action Sunday afternoon at the Players Championship in Ponte Vedra, Fla.
With Woods, Garcia, Lingmerth and Maggert all tied at 12-under with five holes to play and four or five others at 11-under made for an exciting finish on those last few holes.
Ole No. 1, Tiger Woods, was the only golfer that managed to birdie No. 16 and par the last two holes for the win.
It was kind of sad to watch the golfers implode on the last three holes, especially Jeff Maggert who is 49 years young and hasn’t won since 2006.
Sergio Garcia will probably have nightmares after the three water balls and a quad and double bogie on the last two holes.
It was another great win for the Tiger. It looks like he may be hard to knock out of that No. 1 golfer in the world spot, which he held a long time before. Maybe his new girlfriend has been the stimulus he needed.
Time will tell.
Best wishes to my friend Nick Lewis and wife, Bonnie
I will miss seeing my friend, Nick Lewis, in his office at the Register but at the same time I think he is doing the right thing to “stop and smell the roses” while he is young enough to smell them.
I enjoyed the time I teed it up with Nick on a golf trip to Birmingham, Ala., and played Ross Bridge, which is one of the gems of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. We had a wonderful three days with Nick and his wife, Bonnie, Jan and Jimmy Barnes, Charlotte and Jim Tanara, Carolyn and me.
Mahalo to all of you good people for a fun three days.
As publisher I think Nick has done a good job of keeping the paper open-minded and not being biased in favor of one party or the other.
Now that Nick Lewis is retiring I imagine his golf handicap will be dropping. I just hope Carolyn and I may get to lift the cup of kindness with Bonnie and Nick often.
May you both live as long as ye want and never want as long as ye live.
I’m supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
Saturday at Berea Country Club – West Side Baptist Church Golf Scramble. Registration from 8 to 9 a.m. Tee off at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $40 per player with prizes awarded afterwards. Proceeds go to the Church Youth Group. For info, call Steve Riddle (859) 661-1645.
May 24-26 at Madison Country Club – Member/Guest. For info, call 623-6468.
June 1 at Battlefield Golf Course — The Glenn Marshall Scramble hosted by Glenn Marshall Mustangs Archery Team. Cost is $240 for team of four. Contact Tonya Tipton at 582-4928. Proceeds benefit Glenn Marshall Archery and their road to nationals.
He who forgives ends the quarrel.
If you have any golf news, stories, tournaments or holes-in-one you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next time ... live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.