Ninety three players participated in the Men’s Invitational at the Bluegrass Army Depot Course last Saturday and Sunday.

Irvine’s Scott Webb brought his ‘A game’ to Richmond and won the championship with an impressive 11-under par 133. His nearest pursuers, at seven shots back, were runner-up Tom Shelton with 140 and Pat Hansel with 141.

Great golf, Scott, or maybe I should say great Scott, that’s great golf!

Scott plays on the Campbellsville University team and made news when he called a penalty on himself for mistakenly carrying 15 clubs in his bag. They had hosted a six-team invitational and had beat Lindsey Wilson in a playoff for the title. They had to forfeit the win to Lindsey Wilson.

I think what Scott did

is greater than any title he will ever win in his life.

Results in the other flights were — First Flight: First place — Milbert Clems, 155; Second place — Jesse Smith, 157 and third place — Mike Osborne, 158. Second Flight: First place — Perry Wyrick and David Walters, both with 165, they had a playoff and Wyrick took the title; third place — Steven Mainous, 170. Third Flight: First place — Tommy Broaddus, 165; Second place — Mike Bowling, 170 and third place — Henry Vanzant, 170.

Fourth Flight: First place — Chris Childers, 178; Second place — Johnnie Allen and Tyler Hensley tied with 181. Fifth Flight: First place — my old friend, Larry Thomas, brought the course to it’s knees with 192; Second place — Daron Tuttle with 193 and third place — Terry Harrison with 195.

Randy Jewell won the shootout on Friday, prior to the start of the tournament. Saturday night at the old officers club, there was a delicious steak dinner and a dance followed.

Clarence Fain, who always goes that extra mile as chairman, and Jason Brandenburg worked hard to see that this tournament was as much fun as it used to be before 9/11 and it was!

Hats off to both of you.

Joseph Stephens golf shamble a success

Last Saturday at Arlington, 88 golfers teed it up in the third annual Joseph Stephens Golf Shamble.

A shamble is different from a scramble in that all four players hit their drives and after selecting the best drive each player plays their own ball to complete play on the hole. The two best scores are recorded for the team on each hole.

It is a very good format.

After a welcoming address by head professional Pat Stephens his son and honoree, Joseph, thanked the players and the founder of the tournament, Dr. Hameed Koury.

The teams then took to the links on a beautiful day for golf.

Stepping into the winner’s circle was the team of Roy Evans, Terry and Collier Mills and Eli Strait with a 42-under par, 102. The second-place team was Delbert, Steve and Jerry Fritz and Malachi Smith with 104. The closest to pin winners were: No. 5 — Tanner Gudemom; No. 7 — Roy Evans; No. 14 — William Kouns and No. 16 — Jesse Christian. Long drive for the ladies was Holly Knecht and for the men was Bob Geiger.

I had a blast playing with George Robbins, Dr. Jim Salter and William Kouns. We had more laughs than we did birdies, but we played great and shot 107.

Dr. Salter and I found out it is a lot easier game when you are 100 yards closer to the hole on the drives that George Robbins and William Kouns hit.

Wow! I am more accurate with a pitching wedge than I am with a five wood.

Duh!

Thanks fellahs for a wonderful day.

After play, the golfers convened at the Arlington House for a delicious buffet of rib eye steak, chicken and all the trimmings. Pat Stephens then gave the winning teams their loot and thanked everyone for their participation.

It was a very successful fund-raiser with proceeds going to the Joseph Stephens Scholarship Program. Down the road it will mean a lot to some young deserving golfer who maybe could not afford to go to college.

Pat and Joni Stephens and Dr. Hameed Koury burned a lot of midnight oil to make this event successful. I’m sure it was a labor of love not only for them but also the players.

Salute on a job well done.

P.S. — I almost forgot to mention that all the players received a beautiful maroon and black shirt with an EKU logo on it.

Upcoming events

Friday through Sunday at Battlefield — Member/Guest Tournament. Entry fee is $200 per team and includes cart and green fees all three days, dinner and karaoke party on Friday. Practice round on Friday and tournament Saturday and Sunday. For info, call 624-2005.

October 6 at Gibson Bay — The L. J. Weber Memorial Golf Scramble. Registration at noon with tee times at 1 p.m. Men’s, women’s, and senior (coed over 60) divisions this year. Entry fee is $65 per person or $260 per team and includes donation, green fees and cart. Lunch 11:00 a.m. to noon at picnic shelter by the lake. Proceeds to American Cancer Society. For info, call Steve Gamble at 623-0418 (home) or 624-4500 (work) or Bob Herbst at 623-1363.

Final thought

Life is an echo. What you send out, you get back. What you give, you get.

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

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