Last Friday, 21 four-person squads took to the hills at Gibson Bay in search of eagles, birdies and pars in the annual Marine Corps League Golf Scramble.
Ole mother nature called a truce and gave the Marines a beautiful day, devoid of rain.
When the last shot was fired and the smoke cleared, the most accurate sharpshooters planted the victory flag on No. 18. That victorious team was Alan Pelfry, Steve Creaseman, Doug Brookshire and Trey Scott with an -18, 54.
Two teams tied for second place with scores of 55.
They were Ben Hill, Don Cooper, Sam Ivy and Steve Lowery. The other team was Jeff Fristo, Doug Botkin, Tom Copley and Mike Brunner.
They split the second and third place prize.
Before play started in the morning, the players were treated to breakfast compliments of Dunkin Donuts. At the turn, Buffalo Wild Wings treated the players to wings and wraps, and when play was over, Gibson Bay Cafe provided a tasty luncheon.
The players were well sated that's for sure.
The main sponsor was Safelite Auto Glass, who also offered a $10,000 prize for a hole-in-one on a par three, which no one was able to win.
It was another successful golf scramble for the Marine Corps League--Bluegrass Detachment #1012. Chairmen Errol Heindel and Craig Pyles did another good job of putting on a successful scramble.
Head pro Jason Eberle, and his staff, kept everything moving smoothly and on time. Greenskeeper Jeremy Smithers had the course in pristine conditions.
Hats off to all you winners, sponsors and Marines.
Special thanks to my wife, Carolyn, and Jason Eberle for getting me these results.
Talbert and Civils win at Boones Trace
Last weekend, Boones Trace played host to its first-ever Matador (member guest) Tournament.
Format for the event was six teams per flight, play five nine-hole round robin matches to determine the winners of each flight. The winners and runner-up then go to a shootout to determine a grand winner.
There were six flights and 72 players. The players were flighted according to handicap.
The winners of the six flights were:
Blade & Bow Flight -- Matt and Steve Grayson
Elijah Craig Flight -- Donnie and Donnie Rardin Jr.
Henry McKenna Flight -- Roland Hamm and Mac Hart
Willet Flight -- Mike Cooper and Bob Bertolotti
Bookers Flight -- Garland Farmer and Craig Halstead
Wild Turkey Flight -- Jason Woodard and Michael Stotts
Stepping into the winner's circle at the end of two wonderful days of golf on a beautiful golf course was the team of Grant Talbert and Marshall Civils.
They were the grand champions of the 2019 Matador after winning the shootout.
It was a fun tournament and everyone had a great time. Congratulations to you winners.
Special thanks to Boones Trace tournament director Tom Giacchini for this fine report.
Hubert Broaddus has rare Albatross at Pioneer Golf Course
Last week, Hubert Broaddus pulled out his trusty hybrid 6 iron at the par five No. 7 on his second shot at Pioneer Golf Course and hit it 187 yards smack into the hole.
Wow!, what a shot.
He was playing with Nick Bowling and Dave Rye. Fantastic!
Hubie that's a rare bird.
Last Friday, Ryan Smith had a hole-in-one on No. 5 at the University Club at Arlington.
She recorded the ace during play in a doubles scramble.
My Grandmother is over 80 and still does't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle -- Henny Youngman
Friday, July 19 at Gibson Bay -- First Christian Church Golf Scramble. Tee time is 9 a.m. and lunch will be served following play.
Four person teams may be comprised of men, women or both. Youth are encouraged to participate. Individuals who have not found a team are encouraged to sign up to play and will be placed on a team. All proceeds from this golf scramble benefit the First Christian Church Youth Programs.
The entry fee is $60 per player. Persons desiring to make a donation in lieu of playing will be listed as a sponsor for a minimum of $50 or more. Recognition and names of donors will be posted at the golf course during play. There will be team prizes as well as individual prizes for various contests for men and women to be announced on day of play.
For more information, contact Ron Ginter, Bob Herbst, Steve Gamble, Skip Cowell, Rev Mark Condrey, Rev Katie Griffin or the church at 623-4383
Remember that a family that plays golf and worships together, stays together.
July 12 at Arlington -- The Colonel Club Golf Classic.
The format will be the same with shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. in the morning and 2:00 pm in the afternoon. For info or to enter, call Grant Stepp 859-622-2122 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday July 20 at Battlefield -- The Ed Miracle Golf Scramble. The event benefits high school senior scholarships. Entry fee $50 per person or $200 per team. Shotgun start at 9:30am and putting contest at 8 a,m.
Prizes awarded to first and second-place teams. Prizes awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Hole sponsor is $100. Cart sponsor is $25. Donuts and coffee served and lunch provided. For entry, contact Brenda Blankenship at 859-979-0581 email@example.com or Donna Miracle 859-248-6032 firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Friday night -- Madison Country Club Scramble. Open to the public. Sign up at 5 p.m. and start play at 5:30pm. Fun time come on out.
The difference between a pretty girl and a beautiful girl is "A smile" -- Glenmore Jones
Today is my 96th birthday-- If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself -- Harold Oldham quote.
Glenmore Jones, "It has been wonderful to have been surrounded by beautiful people all my life. Mahalo!"
If you have any tournaments, golf news, or hole-in-one, email me at email@example.com
Until next time .... live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore