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Community Sports

  • TEE TIME: Please play faster
    Several years ago, some friends and I were playing in the Mini Member/Guest at Persimmon Ridge Golf Course. It seemed that we were waiting on every shot, so I called the pro shop and asked them to check on the pace of play. Shortly thereafter, the pro came up to me with a big grin on his face. “Mr. George (in a very facetious tone), every group on this golf course is where they should be except yours,” he laughed. “Slow down.”
  • SPORTS NOTES: June 14, 2013
    NC Cardinals Basketball Camp Nelson County boys’ basketball coach Bev Hart is hosting a camp for boys 9 a.m. - noon June 17-19 at the gym. Cost is $40 per camper, discounted to $30 for brothers. Campers receive a T-shirt. Registration forms are available at the county schools. Call 349-7010 or (270) 584-4370 with questions.   Bardstown Tigers volleyball camp
  • TEE TIME: Who wins the title?
    With four courses in the county, there are ample opportunities for Bardstown/Nelson County golfers to find an event in which to participate. There are leagues for men, leagues for women, and even a league for couples. Hardly a weekend goes by that at least one group isn’t having a charity scramble.
  • PHOTO: Pre T-Ball League at Culvertown
    The Culvertown Pre T-Ball league wrapped up its second season at the ballpark on Wednesday. Participants included (front) Evan Hagan, Colton Hunt, Mya Mattingly, Brooklyn Hunt, Noah Hawkins, Miles Walton, Isaac Hagan, (back)  Coach Brandie Hagan, Owen Walton, Carlee Burd, Lillie Walton and Eli Hagan. Not pictured are Lane Cundiff, Bo Girdley, Matthew Lyvers, Hunter Mudd and Brookelynn Mudd.   Isaac Hagan takes a swing during play at the Culvertown Pre T-Ball league.
  • TEE TIME: Feelings mixed on putter rule change
    Last week’s decision by the USGA and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club to prohibit the anchoring of putters will have the most noticeable effect on the enjoyment of the game of golf than any rule enacted in my memory.
  • COMMUNITY SPORTS: NCHPA holds leagues and open pitching
    The Nelson County Horseshoe Pitching Association meets Tuesdays at the Nelson County Fairgrounds at 2391 New Haven Road in Bardstown for regular league play at 7 p.m. Leagues began this month and continue through the summer, and anyone is welcome to join. The NCHPA also invites the public for open pitching on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Arrive by 6:30 p.m. or call (859) 552-8906 or 249-1936 in advance to register or if you have other questions. If you cannot reach anyone, please leave a voice message with your contact information and someone will return your call.
  • 68th BOURBON OPEN: Yarmuth wins among record turnout
    Aaron Yarmuth fired a 6-under 65 on Saturday and that score held up through play on Sunday as the son of Louisville congressman John Yarmuth claimed top honors in last weekend’s Bourbon Open Golf Tournament at My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course. “It was a 65 that didn’t feel a lot differently than a 75,” he said on Monday. “It was just one of those rounds where the putts went in.” 
  • TEE TIME: Changes made in putter rules
    The governing bodies of golf, the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, announced on Tuesday that the anchoring of the putter will be banned as of January 1, 2016.
  • PHOTOS: 68th Bourbon open
  • GOLF: Bourbon Open hits this week at OKH
    For the majority of the 400-plus golfers who will play in the 68th Bourbon Open this weekend at Old Kentucky Home Golf Course, the possibility of shooting a low score and taking home a prize will only be an afterthought. Instead, it’s the friends, fellowship, and frolicking Friday through Sunday on the course and at Old Kentucky Home Country Club that will bring golfers from all over America to Bardstown, just as they have done since 1945.