By Glenmore Jones
Register Golf Columnist
There was a lot of action on local golf courses last weekend with the four different tournaments taking place at four local courses.
I participated in two of them and I had a blast and met some wonderful people.
Here are the results of a couple of the tournaments. Check back tomorrow for more results from this past weekend.
The Roy Kidd Preservation Society Scramble
Eighty golfers teed it up last Friday at the Battlefield in the annual Preservation Classic Celebrities Golf Scramble.
Prior to the start of play, head professional Clay Hamrick introduced all 30 celebrities and then turned the mic over to EKU football coach Dean Hood.
Dean gave a brief preview of his team and their chances in the upcoming football season.
Former head coach Roy Kidd also addressed the players and celebrities. He praised and poked fun at his former players and coaches. He then thanked the people for their help in the Sue and Roy Kidd Foundation, which provides a scholarship to some deserving high school graduate.
Roy also had high praise for the selection of Mike Benson as the new President at EKU.
After the introductions two loud blasts from the old civil war cannons started the players off in search of birdies and eagles.
At the end of a beautiful day on the links the team with the most accurate shots was Tyler Cain, Jerry Goble, Karen Neubauer, Austin Newton and Neil Sellers with a gross 55. Second place went to Chad Bacon, Mike Bryant, Rob Boardman, Tim Williams and Frank Minniefield with 56. Third place went to Larry Peters, John Henry, Chester Morrow, Mark Sandy and John Jackson, with a 58.
The winning team in the Net Division was Jim Clark, Greg Stotelmeyer, Alan Ault, Charlotte and Jim Tanara with a score of 51. Second place was George Ridings Sr., Gene Cravens, Gerald Crockett, Robert McCurdy and Ralph Hacker also with 51, but losing on a scorecard match. Third went to Jan and Jimmy Barnes, Nick Lewis, Pauline and Bob Geiger, 51, but (ouch!) losing on the scorecard twice!
In the special events, the long drive winner for the men was Tyler Cain and for the women was Jan Barnes. Closest to the pin was George Ridings Sr., and the putting contest winner was Chad Bacon.
It was a wonderful day of old friends getting together, golf, plenty of food, snacks, beverages and prizes a plenty.
George Ridings Jr., Clay Hamrick and staff, Roy and Sue Kidd, and a lot of good volunteers teamed together to make this event a fantastic experience.
Mahalo to all you good folks!
EKU golf booster scramble
On Saturday, 75 players took to the links at Arlington in the annual EKU Golf Team Booster Scramble.
This event attracts a lot of former EKU golfers and the current players and their families. Garrett Hinton had four relatives here to make it an all Hinton Team.
They know how to play the game, as they shot a neat 55.
Prior to the start of play, EKU men’s golf coach Pat Stephens introduced his current crop of par busters to the players. He also awarded the Carter Brandenburg Award to the Head Professional at Gibson Bay, Jason Eberle. That award goes to a team member of the men or women’s golf team, alumni, or friend(s) of the golf programs who demonstrates the qualities that Carter Brandenburg lived his life by.
EKU Athletic Director Mark Sandy also addressed the players and thanked them for their support of the Colonel Club and athletic programs at EKU.
After a day of the course being brought to its knees, standing tall at the end was a team with no golf team member. That team was Pat Stephens, Hameed Koury, Craig Turner, EKU President Mike Benson and Todd Christian. They shot a 19-under par, 53.
Second was the team of Mike Whitson, Scott Beard, Mark Sandy, George Begley and Al Tribble with a 54. Third was the team of Allen and Daren Feldhaus, Ron Eden, Chris Brown and Dennis Sprague, with a 55.
The winner of the Division that had a golf team member on the team was golf team member Stuart and Will Witt, Weber Hamilton, Brian Fister, and Tony Vicini with a score of 53. Second in this category was Bill Davis, Wade, Paul, Ashlee, and team member Travis Rose also with a 53 but losing on the scorecard match.
Third was Phillip Grundy, Jeff Cothron and Jerry, J.W. and team member Ben Purcell with a 54.
In the special events, closest to the pin winners were: No. 5 — Clay Hinton; No. 7 — Clay Hinton (wow!); No. 14 — John Hobson and No. 16 — Nick McDaniel.
After play the golfers retired to the Mule Barn for a delicious banquet catered by Aramark. Coach Pat Stephens then presented prizes to all the winners and thanked all the players and sponsors for their support for the team.
It was a great day of terrific golf on a beautiful, lush, green pasture to hit that little pellet around. Pat Stephens burned a lot of midnight oil to see that this tourney was a success.
He had an assist from Patrick Williams and his capable staff.
Hats off to all of you.
We can do anything we want to if we stick at it long enough — Helen Keller.
If you have any golf news, tournaments, tournament results or holes-in-one you can contact me at email@example.com.
Until next time … live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.