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Community Sports

  • TEE TIME: Why golf?
    Why should parents get their kids involved in golf at an early age, even at the expense of some of the other more popular sports? For those who question why someone would want to hit a ball in a field, chase it down, and then go hit it again, the answer is simple. For those who think golf is as much fun as watching paint dry, the answer is simple. Why get them involved in a sport that does not require a player to run the fastest, to jump the highest, or to be the biggest?  The answer is simple.
  • TEE TIME: Golfers are tourists too
    When people hear of tourism in Bardstown, they immediately think of groups of people visiting My Old Kentucky Home, seeing the Stephen Foster Drama, or touring one of the area distilleries. However, in today’s society, a tourist is any visitor to a community who spends money, including those daytimers who do not spend the night. And Kim Huston, president of the Nelson County Economic Development Agency, noticed lots of that last week during the Mid-South Conference golf tournament held at Maywood.
  • YOUTH SPORTS: Nelson County Little League a family affair
    Spring weather is in the air again, and the familiar “ping” of aluminum as you round the first bend at Dean Watts Park can herald only one thing — Little League baseball and softball is underway in Nelson County once again. Featuring 557 kids ages 4-12 years old, on 43 different teams in seven different divisions, the Nelson County Little League enjoyed its first games of the season this week, celebrating the commencement of the 2013 spring campaign Saturday with its annual Opening Day celebration.
  • TEE TIME: Golf can create lifelong friends
    One of the great pleasures I’ve had in my 47 years of playing golf are the many friends I’ve made from different parts of the state. For a 20-year period, it was not unusual to play in invitational tournaments in Columbia, Greensburg, Brooks, Campbellsville, Liberty, Springfield and Lebanon over the course of a summer. During that time, friends were made for life. It’s been said that you meet some of the nicest people on the golf course. I can vouch for that
  • GOLF NOTES 4-19
    Joe Judson shot a 34 to win low gross honors in the Boone’s Butcher Shop Golf League (evening league) at Old Kentucky Home. Jerry  Boone’s 30 was low net.  Boone and Mouse Culver tied for fewest putts with 12 for nine holes. The teams of Doug Lyvers/Steve Long and Alan Cecil/Wally Bowling lead after the first three weeks of the evening league with 14 points each. Wes Robertson/Jack Kelly are a half-point behind.
  • TEE TIME: Why Tiger was penalized
    This week’s column concerning the various organizations with membership and playing opportunities for amateur golfers was nearly complete when I hit the sack last Friday. I figured I would finish it over the weekend and send it in. But when I woke up on Saturday and my phone was exploding with tweets about the possibility of Tiger Woods being disqualified from the Masters because of an improper drop, things changed quickly.
  • GOLF: It's Tee Time on the links
    The golf season officially began yesterday. Oh, I know that despite the unseasonably cool weather we’ve encountered this year, many local golfers have hit the links and played a few rounds. However, when Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player teed it up and hit the ceremonial first shots to begin the 2013 Masters Tournament at the pristine Augusta National Golf Club, the season began in earnest for all.
  • RINGSIDE SEAT: Rousey wows in trailblazing match
    I’m guessing that Dana White is a fan of women’s MMA now. “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey straightened another woman’s arm in the first round for her seventh victory and defended her UFC Women’s Bantamweight title Saturday night.  White, the UFC president, famously stated in 2006 that he was not a fan of women fighting, period. That was a definitive statement from a guy who is not shy about expressing his opinion. 
  • SPORTS NOTES: Feb. 22, 2013
    Travel baseball team needs players The Kentucky Heat 8U travel baseball team is looking to add players through the month of February. The Heat is a competitive travel baseball league based out of Elizabethtown for ages 7U-13U and are currently looking to add players to its 8U team. For information about the team and/or open tryouts please contact ChrisYoung at cyoung58@windstream.net.   NC Little League registrations
  • Broner = Maria von Trapp
    Boxing’s 135-pound king is Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KOs) and his record provides great insight into his nickname, “The Problem.”   As of yet, nobody has been able to solve the problem and the former light welterweight world champion, Wales’ Gavin Rees, became the latest on Saturday to leave without an answer. Which brings me to the title of this piece.  How in the world did I get that boxer Adrien Broner equals Rogers and Hammerstein’s Maria von Trapp? How exactly do you solve a problem like Broner?