Community Sports

  • 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.
  • 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.