HAPPENINGS AT THE GOLF COURSE
By Billie Gail Fox
The results of the Tony Dean Memorial Scholarship Tournament held on Saturday, September 19th are as follows. The team of Travis Scott, Sharee Scott, Gary Canard and Charles Smith won the tournament with a score of 13 under par. The team of Skeeter Smith, Austin Quinn, Loren Aldridge and Steve McCutcheon placed 2nd with a score of 12 under par. Jason Benson won the prize for the longest drive and Joe Landers won the prize for the closest to the pin. The tournament was a great success and provided plenty of income to fund scholarships in Tony’s memory.
On Friday, September 18th, Ron Stepp fixed the overhead door on the golf cart shed. It had been causing problems for some time. While he was working, Jo Stepp raked pine needles off the dedication bricks.
Josh Grouse got a new set of golf clubs. He came out to hit lots of range balls on Friday to work out the kinks in the use of his new clubs.
On the afternoon of Saturday, September 19th, Joey and Brandi Cantrell of Henryetta came over with their children, Rikki (age 3) and Luke (age 6). Joey was teaching Luke to play golf. I saw them come in on hole #9 and Luke hit the ball like a pro. He knocked it up in the air and it went a long distance every time that I saw him hit it. There’s another name that will probably appear on a pro tour list some day.
A Mr. Burton from Weleetka called to see if we would be open for play on Sunday. I talked to him for quite awhile about our mutual acquaintances from Weleetka.
On Sunday, September 20th, I saw Suzy (Perkins) Smith. She had come to play golf with Skeeter. I hadn’t seen Suzy in a long time. It was good to see you, Suzy.
Ted Smith came into the clubhouse after his first 9 holes on Sunday. I always enjoy talking to Ted because of our mutual love of teachers and teaching school.
Rod Barcenas and Fran Van Straton from Weleetka also came to play on Sunday. They are such pleasant people to be around. I always enjoy seeing them.
31 golfers played in the 2-person scramble on Thursday, September 17th. Justin Groves and Hunter Thompson won the scramble with a score of 4 under par. Justin Groves also won the prize for the longest drive and Chuck Johnson won the prize for the closest to the pin.
55 players participated in the 4-person scramble on Monday, September 21st. Justin Groves, Travis Scott, Aaron Jarvis and Steven Eldridge won the scramble with a score of 9 under par. Justin Groves also won the prize for the closest to the pin and Nolan McCutcheon took the prize for the longest drive.
Have a good week.