The Richmond Register

August 27, 2013

GLENMORE: Berea goes wacky on golf

By Glenmore Jones
Register Golf Columnist

RICHMOND — Last Friday, the Berea Chamber of Commerce had 52 players tee it up in their Wacky Golf Scramble at the Berea Country Club.

It was a fun day with a lot of wacky rules that brought a lot of laughs from the players. On one hole they rolled the dice to see which ball would be used on the drive of the ABCD handicap players.

On a par three, they wore hula skirts and hit into a hula hoop around the hole.  Closest to the pin inside the hoop was the winner.

On the par fives, the shortest drive was used as the ball to play.

Ouch!

A hundred laughs later and at the end of 18 holes there were three teams tied with 13-under par, 59. Winning on that dreaded scorecard playoff was the team of Barbara Belcher, Greg Prater, Jim Tillery and Doug Duerson. Second was the team of Shelley Lakes Jennings, Dean Turner, Dellas and Gary Rose. Third was the team of Scott McIntosh, Bernie Harris, Larry Sandefur and Ed Harrison.

In the special events, the straightest drive winner was Tom Waterbury for the men and Christie Harper for the women. Long drive for the ladies was (ho hum) Barbara Belcher. Ladies closest to the pin on No. 5 was Crystal Catron and for the men was Bob Adkins.

Long drive with a marshmallow was Larry Sandefur. Longest putt blindfolded was six inches from the cup, but didn’t get the players name.

It was a beautiful day for wacky golf and full of laugher (and groans) and that’s what it is all about. No one went hungry as the lunch cart roved the golf course dispensing hot dogs. When the players got in there were hamburgers and dogs aplenty.

It was another great tourney put on by the Berea Chamber of Commerce.

Hats off to you good folks.

Special thanks to me matey, “Sweet Carolyn”.

Berea wins Ryder Cup

On Sunday, the Berea Ryder Cup team wrapped up a win over the Bluegrass Army Depot team with a 29-19 victory on their home course.

The two teams had fought to a 12-12 tie on BGAD course on Saturday. The 27-hole event each day was nine-hole best ball, nine-alternate shot and nine-hole single matches.

The team captains were Nick Bowling for the Depot and Whitney Maupin for BCC.

A good time was had by all.

MCC tops Irvine in President’s Cup

On Saturday, the Madison Country Club President’s Cup team traveled to Irvine and squeaked out a 28 1/2 to 27 1/2 win over Captain Jimmy Smith’s Irvine Team.

On Sunday, they returned to the MCC and defeated Irvine by 29 1/2 to 26 1/2 for a four-point win for the two days.

It was a fun two days and a great win for the MCC players and team captain Hubert Broaddus.

Congratulations guys and “you da team!” 

Mahalo Hubert for the info.

Anthony Martin goes skydiving

On Sunday, Edna and Emmitt Igo, Anthony Martin and I toured down to the Addington Airport in Elizabethtown to see Anthony Martin make the biggest jump of his life.

Anthony had just graduated from Madison Central and is planning on joining the Navy soon. He knew that I had skydived and he wanted to experience the same thrill before heading off to the Navy.

His boxing Coach, Emmitt Igo, and wife, Edna, (who are owners of Igo’s Boxing and Fitness Center) wanted to see the action also.

After three hours watching 15 to 20 skydivers get suited up and skydive, Anthony was briefed and suited up. He was in tandem with an instructor and a young lady also in tandem was making her first jump.

The four jumpers boarded the plane and took off for their 15-minute climb to 10,000 feet. It was a double thrill for Anthony as he had never been in an airplane before.

Ouch!

At 10,000 they leveled off and Anthony and his instructor went out face down for a 120 mph fall to 5,000 feet where the ‘chute opens.

Wow!

Anthony never moved that fast in the ring!  They came in for a very soft landing.

It was a long wonderful day and well worth the trip to see the sparkle in Anthony’s eye and how happy he was to have accomplished his mission.

Hey! After this he just might try for the Navy Seals.

Thanks to Emmitt Igo for the lunch and helping me drive. I also appreciate you and Edna’s sacrifice in helping the young people in Richmond with your boxing and fitness center.

Mahalo!

Upcoming events

Aug.  30 — Sept. 2 at Madison Country Club’s big Labor Day Tournament.  Shootout on Friday night. Medal and match play the next three days. Over 100 have signed up but there may still be an opening.  For info, call 623-6468.

September 6-8 at Berea Country Club – Member/Guest

Final thought

Courage is the basic virtue for everyone as long as he continues to grow, to move ahead — Rollo May.

If you have any golf stories, holes-in-one, tournament information or results, please e-mail me at glenmorejones@gmail.com. 

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