A total of 96 players teed it up at The University Club at Arlington last Saturday and Sunday in the popular annual Member-Guest Tournament.
Eight 12-man flights participated in the two-day affair.
The flights were arranged according to handicap and then the six teams in each flight play a round-robin nine-hole match with each team in their own flight to determine the winner. The winner of each flight, at the end of 36 holes, then teed it up in a shootout to determine the grand winner.
The grand winners of the 2019 Member-Guest Tournament were Tom Pendergrass and Hugh Mitchell, who stood tall after a thrilling win in the shootout.
The following were the winners of each of the eight flights.
Russell Reserve Flight -- Chris Brown and Chris Caldwell were the winners with five points. They won in a two-hole playoff with Bryan Sterne and Scott Covey who also had five points.
McKenna Flight -- Chris Childers and Kyle Congleton were the winners with seven points. Second-place went to Randy Neely and Jay Simmons with three points.
Elijah Craig Flight -- The grand winners were Tom Pendergrass and Hugh Mitchell with eight points. Second place went to Tim Speller and Ted Speller, who also had eight points, but lost in a playoff.
1W Harper Flight -- The winner was Max Wingate and Max Mitchell with 12 points. Second place went to Eric Hillard and Brandon Fritz with seven points.
Tin Cup Flight -- Hameed Koury and Fareed Koury took the title with four points. Second place went to Rusty Williams and Lucas Wright with three points.
Bullet Flight -- Tom Waterbury and Albert Gehringer took first place with 11 points. Second place went to Clay Lake and David Jackson with three points.
Larceny Flight -- The winner was Harold Borders and Hubert Broaddus with eight points. Second place went to George Begley and Tommy Martin.
Angels Envy Flight -- Derek Gordon and Randy Burke took the title with 10 points. Second place went toMichael Stotts and Nathan Wyatt with nine points.
It was a wonderful two days of golf played on a beautiful, lush green golf course, that greens keeper Jim Cox and his staff had in mint condition. The weather was like a stroll through the Garden of Eden.
It was a time for renewing old friendships, relaxing and having a good time. A fun time was had by all.
Special thanks to David Epperson for this information.
Aloha to a great quarterback
A couple of Sundays ago Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr left us for that great gridiron in the sky.
Bart was one of my idols during the 60s, when I was living in Wisconsin.
Bart lost his first NFL playoff game in 1960 but then won nine straight-postseason games with victories over Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders in the first two Super Bowls.
He was on a roll.
These terrific football accomplishments are not the only reason that I was so fond of this wonderful man. He was one of our best dry cleaning customers in a One Hour Martinizing plant on Military Road in Green Bay, which was close to the Packer Stadium.
His wife brought his cleaning in most of the time. This plant was owned by 10 of us from Richmond who had several plants in Wisconsin.
Fuzzy Thurston, Ray Nitschi, Jess Whittington, Paul Hornung and most all the Packers were our customers at one time or another but Bart Starr was our best one. It was a big thrill to see on of these great players in our plant.
My heart goes out to Bart Starr's wife on the loss of this wonderful man.
May Bart Starr be on God's team forever.
Aloha! And Mahalo!
Rardin leads Old Bulls to fourth title
One of the most prestigious events at Boone's Trace National Golf Club occurred on Memorial Day weekend.
The Running of the Bulls is a competitive, handicapped Ryder-cup style tournament that features the Old Bulls against the Young Bulls.
Members of the club play an 18-hole, four-ball matchup on Saturday and a singles match on Sunday.
The Young Bulls, led by captain Matthew Grayson, led after the first day 6.5 points to 2.5 points.
However, on Sunday, the Old Bulls won the head-to-head and made a resurgence to regain the lead and ultimately win 14.5 points to 12.5 points.
Donnie Rardin led the Old Bulls to their fourth-straight Running of the Bulls title.
Special thanks to Tom Giacchini (Tournament Director at Boone's Trace National) for this information.
June 21 at Gibson Bay -- 2019 Marine Corp League Golf Scramble. Entry fee is $60 per person or $240 per team and includes green fee, cart, soft drinks, lunch, Dunkin Donuts and coffee, plus Buffalo Wild Wings at the turn and lots of prizes. First place -- $400, second place -- $220 and third place -- $100. For further info, call Eric Heindel 504-338-3578 or mail Marine Corp League Po Box 2064 Richmond, KY 40476
Every Friday night -- 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.
"Really, I can't play golf," said the blonde. "I don't even know how to hold the caddie."
Positive thinking is a habit like any other, we can practice it everyday -- until it becomes second nature to us -- and along the way, transform our lives -- William L. Crowley
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Until next time ... live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.