Last Saturday, 63 ladies teed it up in the annual Arlington Women’s Invitational. Sami Montgomery Wilson, with a fine score of 73, won the overall championship against a strong field, which included three former state amateur champions. Second low gross winner was Cynthia Powell, with a 75. Anne Combs was third with 77.

In the net division of the championship flight, first place went to Georgia Anstield with a 70; second was Beth Curlin, 71 and third was Laura Goodlett, 72.

First flight results were: first low gross, Shirley Caudill, 87; second, Janet French, 90 and third, Shirley Allen, 92. First low net went to Kgung Park, 70; second, Paula Bynum, 76 and third, Cookie Whitehouse, 76.

Second flight: first low gross, Peggy Williams, 92; second, Pat Brandenburg, 92 and third, Kathy Lewis, 96. First low net, Marti Sale, 68; second, Lois Clark, 74 and third, Brenda Wilson, 74.

Third flight: first low gross, Cheryl Bergstrom, 97; second, Daphne Epperson, 100 and third, Dale Bryant, 100. First low net, Joann Zibell, 71; second, Nell Waller, 73 and third, Treva Montgomery, 76.

In the special events – closest to the pin honors in the championship flight on No. 5 went to Sandy Martin; first flight winner on No. 14 was Judy Huffman; second flight winner on No. 16 was Pat Feck and the third flight winner on No. 7 was Daphne Epperson. Longest putt winners were: championship flight No. 9, Laura Goodlett; first flight No. 1, Ailyne McGary; second flight No. 17, Sandra Floyd and third flight No. 10 Cheryl Bergstrom. The longest drive winners were: championship flight No. 9, Laura Goodlett; first flight No. 1, Traci Hughes; second slight No. 17, Kathy Lewis and third flight No. 10 was Cheryl Bergstrom.

After play, the ladies convened to the Arlington House for refreshments and a delicious ribeye steak and chicken dinner complete with veggies, corn pudding and peach cobbler for dessert.

New professional at Arlington, Patrick Williams, started his tenure as golf pro a couple of days early to give the ladies a hand in running the tournament. Co-chairs Julia Hovey and Pat Brandenburg did a great job of putting together another successful women’s invitational. Course superintendent Jim Cox had the course in mint condition for the tournament. All of you good people can take a bow on a job well done. Special thanks to Sandy Martin for all this good info. Mahalo!

Lawson Memorial, fun fun fun!

Thirty-four golfers took to the hills of the Madison Country Club last Saturday in the annual Jimmy Lawson Memorial Tournament. It was a beautiful day for golf and was played on a course that course superintendent Steve Brandenburg and staff had in marvelous condition.

At the end of the 18-hole scramble, the team hoisting the flag of victory was Hubert Broaddus, Kenny Wilson, Katty and Stan Wylie with a 57. Taking second place was Don Edwards, David Broaddus, Poochie McPeak and myself with a 58. Don is my first cousin but I don’t believe I inherited the same sweet swinging genes that he did. Ouch! I enjoyed playing with three good partners. Gracious!

The Friday afternoon shootout followed by the motorized gallery was won by Katty Wylie and Greg Ferrell. They won over the second place team of Kim Stepp and Cheneault Ray, when Katty chipped in for a par on the last hole. Wow! Third place went to Nancy Robertson and David Broaddus.

After play, prizes were awarded and the players enjoyed a wonderful buffet set up on the breezeway with chicken, green beans, potato salad, fruit tray and cookies. It was a fun day in honor of one of our special buddies, Jimmy Lawson. Proceeds from this event will be used to buy new chairs and tables for the lounge.

Special thanks to my wife Carolyn, sister Sondra Wilson and daughter, Mindi West for a scrumdiddlyumptious lunch and to Buddy Stone for setting up the tables. Hubert Broaddus made the pairings and did his usual great job of running a good tournament with the help of Poochie McPeak and Aleta Blevins. Ya da man! Thank you.

Battlefield nails Arlington again in Ryder Cup

For the third-straight time, Captain Joe Blankenship and his Battlefield Seniors handed Captain Ray Otero and his Arlington team another defeat last Wednesday at Battlefield. The score was Battlefield 18 1/2 and Arlington 12 1/2.

I will have another column Thursday on the individual results since this column is getting too long. Forgive me!

Upcoming events

Friday at Battlefield — The Preservation Classic tournament will have a 10 a.m. shotgun start. The public is invited to come out and watch the action. There will be celebrities, living history and re-enactors on the course with firearms and more.

Saturday at Arlington — The Men and Women’s Golf Team Booster Outing. Shotgun start at 10 a.m. with a $100 entry fee. Entry forms are at Arlington. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday.

Final thought

A diamond is a chunk of coal that made good under pressure — Classic Crossroad Puzzles

Until next time …l ive, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.

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