Twenty four four-person teams teed it up last Friday at the Battlefield in the BORA (Battlefield of Richmond Association) Preservation Classic Celebrity Tournament.

It was like a reunion for EKU athletes, with retired coach Roy Kidd as the honorary chairman and 10 other active or retired players and coaches at EKU as celebrities. Other celebrities were Richmond Mayor Connie Lawson, Madison County Judge Executive Kent Clark, Ralph Hacker, Senator Ed Worley and Keith Kidd of ESPN.

After a light breakfast, the players took to the links. The best sharpshooters for the day were the Hager Cabinet team of Raymond Ross, Jim Moberly, Pat Smith and Wayne Broaddus with a 26-under par, 46.

Wow!

Eight mulligans and four purchased gimmie putts per team helped the cause a lot. Coming in second gross was the team of Margaret Brooks, Matt Smith, Brad McAllister and Paul Thornsberry with 49. In the net division, the winning team was Virgil Grant, Chris Clark, John Congleton and Tom Cadwallader with 48. Second low net was Toby Adkins, Harold Thompson and Jeremy Rigney with 50.

In the special events the winners were: Long Drive — Katy Stephenson and Jim Barnes; Closest to pin on No.17 — Don Cummins and the putting contest was won by Tom Cadwallader.

After a spaghetti, chicken, and hamburger lunch, head pro Jason Turner awarded the winning teams their prizes and passed out a lot of free gifts to the other teams.

It was a beautiful day for golf and was a festive occasion with all the EKU coaches and players mingling with local friends and acquaintances they hadn’t seen for a while. It was a very successful fund-raiser for BORA and certainly for a good and lasting cause.

Honorary Chairman Roy Kidd had a lot of good help from George Riding, Paul Rominger, Rob Rumpke, Sarah Flowers, Terry Hudson and Megan Hans. It was a very good team effort.

Salute!

Jason Turner and his friendly staff kept things running smoothly and on time.

Jan Barnes, Julia Hovey, Pat Brandenburg, Poochie McPeak and Carolyn Jones went to Woodson Bend to play in the Bluebird Tournament Aug. 29 and 30.

The scramble on Tuesday was rained out, but the food was on!

It turned out that Wednesday was a great day to play and two of the ladies came back as winners. Jan Barnes was Fourth Net — Championship and Poochie McPeak was Fourth Gross in the Third Flight.

Nice going ladies.

I’m sure a good time was had by all!



Old friend headed to great course in the sky

On a sad note — my long-time friend and teammate, Nathan Moberly, left this old world for that great course in the sky last Saturday, Sept. 9.

I have known and admired Nathan every since the seventh grade at Madison when his family moved to Richmond from Moberly. Nathan immediately became my best friend when he cleaned the platter of the biggest bully in our class who never bothered me again.

In high school, we were teammates on the basketball and football teams. Nathan was a good athlete and played on the first golf team that Madison High School fielded in 1938. That team was composed of Nathan Moberly, Bobby Jennings, Eugene Wiggins and Bobby Barnett. They won five matches in a row including a 10 1/2 to 7 1/2 victory over Henry Clay.

In 1940, Madison also had another good golf team composed of Nathan, Conrad and Vernon (Peanut) Parrish and Stafford Nelson. Nathan also won the Madison Country Club Championship in 1958. Nathan was a tough competitor and the only thing I remember beating him at was checkers.

In World War II, Nathan and I hooked up in New York City for one day. Nathan was stationed in New Jersey training for overseas duty and I was in Manhattan Beach training for sea duty.

We played golf at a municipal course and then headed for Times Square for a night on the town. We partied till the wee hours then boarded a subway for our respective bases. I dozed off and the last time I saw Nathan for a couple of years was when he woke me, jumped off the subway and waved good-bye.

I should mention that Nathan had six brothers that were also in World War II. In 1945, Mrs. Moberly was honored by being named the Mother of the Year in Kentucky with six boys in the service. Another son, Dick, was drafted later in 1945.

After the war, Nathan and I were running mates for a while, played a lot of golf and had a lot of good times together. We each married and drifted apart, but would see each other once or twice a year. The last time Nathan and I were together was at the Moberly reunion in 2004. He was always one of my best friends and I shall never forget him.

Nathan will be laid to rest in the Richmond Cemetery, at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

May God be your new running mate for all eternity.

Aloha to a pal!



Upcoming events

Saturday and Sunday at Bluegrass Army Depot — Men’s Invitational Tournament. Entry fee is $110 and includes 18-hole practice round, 36-hole tournament, cart, steak dinner and dance for two. Free refreshments on course for players during play. Deadline is Thursday. For info call 779-6622 or 779-6405 or 623-9265.

Saturday at Arlington — The Joseph Stephens Golf Shamble. Proceeds to benefit the Joseph Stephens Scholarship Foundation. Entry fee is $90 for single golfer, $360 to sponsor a team or $150 for hole sponsor. Entry fee includes beverages and post-tournament dinner. For info call 622-2207.

Sept. 18 at Gibson Bay — The Bobby W. Griffey, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament. Entry fee is $65 per person or $260 per team. Lunch at noon with shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. For info call Stephanie Griffey at 624-8943. Proceeds to go to Carcinoid Cancer Foundation.

Sept. 22-24 at The Battlefield — Member/ Guest Tournament. Entry fee is $200 per team and includes cart and green fees for three days. Practice round Friday with optional $20. Skins game. Dinner, calcutta and karaoke party Friday night. Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Tee gifts and all Titleist and Cobra prizes. For info call 624-8005.



Final thought

A true friend is a person who knows all about you but likes you anyway.

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

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