Last Saturday, 13 two-man teams teed it up at the old Madison Country Club in the annual member-member tournament.

Format for the 27-hole event was first nine best ball, second nine shamble and third nine scramble.

Stepping into the winner's circle at the end of a beautiful and competitive day of golf was the team of Jake Grant and Jimmy Parker with a score of -14.

Second-place honors went to the team of Paul Travis and Brian Todd with a -13.

Third place went to Luke Wright and Mike Stotts with a -11.

On Friday evening there was the always exciting shootout, which is contested prior to the start of the tournament. When the smoke cleared the last two men standing and picking up the most marbles were Buddy Stone and Mike Hoover.

Second place went to the team of Mark Wall and Ronnie Francis and third place went to Brian Todd and Jeff Mounts.

This fun event was followed by a motorized gallery, who cheered their favorites on. Course superintendent Kelly Alcorn had the course in beautiful condition.

Congratulations to all you winners.

Special thanks to tournament chairman Hubert Broaddus for another fun event at the old MCC and to Lisa Wall for the info. Mahalo!

Three EKU golfers earn All-America Scholar honors

Eastern Kentucky University's Edvin Lindgren, Erik Lindwall and Andreas Nielsen were chosen as Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), the organization announced recently.

Lindgren, Lindwall and Nielsen were three of 266 NCAA Division I men's golfers from across the nation chosen for the honor. Lindgren and Lindwall, both from Sweden, wrapped up their senior campaigns in 2018-19. Nielsen, a native of Ikast, Denmark, completed his junior year in 2018-19.

To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, participate in 50-percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 78.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

Lindgren completed a degree in management and Lindwall earned a business degree. Nielsen is pursuing a degree in sport management.

You three young men have got it all going your way. Keep it going. Hats off to you.

Special thanks to Kevin Britton, assistant athletics director for communications & branding at EKU, for this information.


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Upcoming events

Every Friday -- Madison Country Club Scramble

Open to the public. Sign up at 5 p.m. and start play at 5:30 p.m. Fun time come on out.

Upcoming events at Madison Country Club

August 6 -- Ladies Shootout

August 24 -- Ladies Member Guest

August 30, September 1 & 2 -- Labor Day Tournament

Entry fee is $150 for regular flights and $180 for championship flight, which has more chances to win a great prize. Cart fees are not included in the entry fee. For info call Madison Country Club at 859-623-6468. Hubert Broaddus

Sept 6. -- Night golf

Sept -- 20-22 Swinging Duos Tournament

Final thought

No man is free who is not master of himself -- Epictetus

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

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

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