This is the report I received from Head Pro Jason Eberle at Gibson Bay on the Madison County Championships, in his own words.
This year's Madison County Championship took place this past weekend. The tournament that has been around for more than 25 years offered players some major changes from past championships.
This year, the University Club at Arlington hosted the first round of the tournament and provided lunch for all participants. Amateur golfers from Madison County and surrounding areas had an amazing experience at Arlington. The golf course was in great condition and the professional staff did a fantastic job getting the competition started. Players were so impressed with the speed, quality, and challenge of the greens.
The final round of the championship was played at Gibson Bay Golf Course. The golf course was in great condition. The course provided a great test for the tournament's final round.
This also marked the beginning of the Madison County Senior Championship. There was a separate competition for all players 50 and over. Senior players all competed against each other in flights against senior players only. The senior golfers were assigned tee boxes and yardage appropriate of their age at the time of the competition.
There were 132 competitors in this year's tournament, about half of which participated in the senior division. Participation was up about 50 golfers from last year's competition. Every competitor received an Adidas golf shirt and the overall tournament champion and overall senior champion received custom trophies from Tater Nob Pottery.
Here are the tournament results:
Regular Division: Winner Travis Feiock (5 under 139)
Runner up: Cameron Travis (3 under 141)
1st Flight: Winner Zach Miller/Justin Price (tie with 151)
2nd Flight: Winner Dustin Woolery (152) Runner up Jared Elkins/Perry Wyrick (tie 156)
3rd Flight: Winner Nick Bowling 164. Runner up Nick Stephens (168)
Senior Division; Winner Phillip Dawes (140) Runner Up: Greg Haney (141) with a two hole playoff.
1st Flight: Winner David Fugate/John Hamilton tie with (159)
2nd Flight: Winner Howard Mayfield (154) Runner up David Shrout (155)
3rd Flight: Winner Dudley Cornman (170) Runner up Tommy Martin and Jeff Enge (tie with) (171)
Special congratulations to Phillip Dawes of Estill County for becoming our first Madison County Senior Championship winner!
Special thanks to Jason Eberle for this report and to your assistant, Nancy Pennington, for providing the scores. Mahalo!
Kingston Masonic Lodge Scramble at Battlefield
In Gary Vanderoef's own words:
The Kingston Masonic Lodge held their annual golf scramble at Battlefield golf course Saturday.
76 players took part.
First place team with a 51 was Joey Centers, Jamie Pate, Mark Buttry and John Allen.
Second place (scorecard playoff) with a 54 was David Snyder, Ronnie Lakes, Stan Rose and Glen King.
Third place with a 54, was Landon Bray, Aaron Bray, Logan Bray and Billy Cox.
Closest to pin Men –Mark Wolter
Closest to pin Ladies – Jessica Lake
Longest Drive Men – Brad Smith
Longest Drive Ladies — Stephanie Walz
Special thanks to Gary Vanderoef, Director of Golf and Recreation at Battlefield, for this report.
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Madison Country Club Scramble every Friday night. Open to the public. Sign up at 5pm and start play at 5:30pm. Fun time come on out.
At Berea Country Club Josh Wagers Tournament. August 3rd and 4th
August 31st Tom Harlkeroad Berea Community High School Tournament
Labor Day Scramble on September 2nd
Labor Day Tournament at the Madison Country Club on August 31st, September 1st and 2nd. 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.
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