HAPPENINGS AT THE GOLF COURSE

 HAPPENINGS AT THE GOLF COURSE

                                             By Billie Gail Fox

     The early part of the week rolled on as usual with players coming and going, mowing and repairing being done, and even building a divided bin for storing different kinds of mower parts was done.

     The weekend was a different story.  On Saturday, September 12th, the whole town seemed to have closed down.  In spite of beautiful weather, the golf course was almost empty.  The grocery stores were empty; downtown was empty; the roads and streets were empty.  It was a weird feeling.

     Sunday, September 13th seemed just the opposite.  The golf course was full all day; people were in the grocery stores; people were on the roads and streets; people were out and about and visiting with each other.  Sunday was a blessed day.

     Sunday seemed to be a day for pretty little girls on the golf course.  Jennifer Bassinger from Shawnee came into the clubhouse with her daughter Hannah who is 5 years old.  Hannah said that she shot below par and she flashed an above par grin.  Ava Davis was back with her dad, Ron.  They are from Prague.  There were other little girls outside that didn’t come into the clubhouse while I was there.  I like seeing families playing together.

     NOTICE:  The golf course will be closed to the public in the morning on Saturday, September 19th for the the Tony Dean Memorial Schlorship Golf Tournament.  It will reopen to the public when the tournament is over, which should be about noon.

     In spite of the cold evening, 16 golfers played in the 2-person scramble on Thursday, September 10th.  Chuck Johnson and Earnie Fox won the scramble with a score of 4 under par.  Chuck Johnson also won the prize for the longest drive.  Once again, there was no winner for the closest to the pin.

     54 players participated in the 4-person scramble on Monday, September14th.  Two teams tied with a score of 6 under par.  After a chip-off, the team of Dan Fults, Steve Burden, John Powell and Mark Mercer was declared the winner over the team of Skeeter Smith, Loren Aldridge and Austin Guinn.  Brandon Duncan won the prize for the longest drive and Pat Boatman won for the closest to the pin.

     Starting next Monday, the scrambles will tee off at 5:30 P.M.

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