Ninety-five players teed it up over the weekend at Gibson Bay in the annual Madison County Championship and defending title holder Eric King of Somerset reigned supreme again.

In the rain-shortened 18-hole event, Eric shot a sizzling six-under par 66 on Saturday to retain the crown. Pat Hansel was second with a 69, Scott Webb was third with a 70, Adam Herald was fourth with a 71 and Andrew Davis, Kelby Robinson and Travis Felock tied for fifth with par 72s.

The First Flight had a three-way tie for first with a 75 and they shared the first, second, and third-place prizes. The winners were Jimmy Kiser, Miles Griggs, and Richard Snowden. Fourth went to Stuart Murphy with a 76 and fifth went to John Robinson with a 77.  

The Second Flight was won by Dustin Woolery with a 76. Second was John Zulick with a 77 and there was a four-way tie for third and they shared the third, fourth and fifth-place prizes. These gentlemen were Clark Pergrem, Kris Mills, Shane Chappell, and Tim Thompson.

Third Flight had seven players tie for first after shooting a 85. They split the five prizes. The winners were Ben Durham, Dale Harris, Devon Farnstrom, Joel Vice, John Hamilton, Juan Cunningham, and Mike Barnett.

The Fourth Flight was won by Gary Barrow with a 75. Bill Hollan and Hameed Koury tied for second with a 78 and split the second and third-place prizes. Fourth was Troy Conner with an 80 and Greg Vavrosky and Joel Hardesty split the fifth-place prize with 84s.

The Fifth Flight had five players tie for the top spot and they split the pot. The players shooting 92 were Dan Dezarn, Howard Mayfield, Mark Peacock, Ron Lindeman, and Ted Hundley.  

The winners of each flight won a custom set of irons or $500 gift in the Pro Shop. Second place was a driver or $300 credit in the Pro Shop, third won $200 credit, fourth won $125, fifth, $100 and sixth  $75.00.

Course superintendent Jeremy Smither had the course in mint condition. Jason Eberle and his capable staff did another fine job of running an excellent tournament.  

Congratulations to all of you winners and Eric King, you da man (again)!

Tom Jones Memorial a big hit

Fifty-one golfers teed it up Saturday at the Battlefield Golf Course in the Kingston Masonic Lodge No. 15 Tom Jones Memorial Tournament.

At the end of a beautiful day on the links the team stepping into the winner’s circle was the team of Ricky Clontz, Joey Centers, Larry Huffman, and Mike Crabtree with a score of 51. The second-place team, coming in with a 54, was Ron Francis, Hubert and David Broaddus and Luke Wright. Gary Rouland, Mark Butry, Nick Bowling and Paul Jones took the third-place prize with a 55.

In the special events, the long drive winner was Mike Crabtree and the closest to the pin winner was Rob Harris on No. 17.

After play the players gathered on the verandah for refreshments and a tasty barbecue dinner with baked beans and cole slaw provided by the Masonic Lodge.

It was a successful endeavor by the Kingston Masonic Lodge. There will be a lot of happy families in the area that will get a big boost from you generous people.  


Special thanks to Gary Vanderoef for sending me the results.

Realtor’s Scramble at the MCC

Last Friday, six four-person teams teed it up in the fun Realtor’s Scramble.

Mounting the victory podium at the end of play was the team of Randy Jewell (husband of Daphne Jewell), Hubert Broaddus, Nicole Robertson and Randy Ballard with a score of 60.

In the special events, the closest to the pin winners were Retha Anglin for the ladies on No. 3 and Stuart Olds on No. 9 for the men.  The long drive for the ladies was Nicole Robertson and for the men was Randy Jewell.

Becky Duerson, chairwoman of the event, did a great job of getting teams and prizes.  

Special thanks to my matey, Carolyn, for the info.


I surely miss the services of my friend and personal physician, Dr. Patrick O’Daniel.

He was my mother’s doctor for years and also mine for the last 15 years or so. He gave up his personal practice and transferred to a different position with Baptist Health. He was so kind and considerate and detected a couple of things that kept me here for 91 years.

May ye live as long as ye want and never want as long as ye live.


Upcoming events

Aug. 2 at Madison Country Club – Men’s Member/Member 27-Hole Tournament

Aug. 8 at Battlefield — The 12th-annual First Christian Golf Scramble. Four-person teams may be comprised of men, women or both. Youth are encouraged to play.  Individuals not on a team will be assigned to a team. Entry fee is $50 per player. Persons wishing to make a donation in lieu of playing may be listed as a sponsor for a donation of $50 or more. Names of donors will be posted on the course during play. There are team prizes and men and women special events. Tee time is 9 a.m. and lunch will be served following play. For info contact co-chairs Ron Ginter, Bob Herbst, Bill Shaffer, Steve Gamble, Rev. Bob Vickers or church office 623-4383.

Aug. 9 at Madison Country Club – The Patsy Tudor Memorial Member/Guest. Tee time at 9 a.m.

Aug. 16 at Madison Country Club – The Surles Family Benefit Golf Scramble. Entry fee is $200 per four-person team. 18-hole scramble beginning at 8:00 a.m., prizes for first and second-place team, long drive, straight drive and closest to the pin contest.  Hole sponsors are $75. All proceeds go to the Surles family to assist with expenses for their eight-year old daughter, who is fighting grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma. More information next week. To sign up to play, contact Tim or Kelli Garland at 606-875-5157.

Final thought

Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.  

If you have any golf stories, tournaments, results or holes-in-one, e-mail me at

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

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