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Golf

  • TEE TIME: Chart your rounds for better results

    During my time as the news director for WOKH-FM and WLSK-FM, I spent a lot of time talking to former Bardstown police officer Tom Roby.

    But not all of it was about news items.

    We also talked about everything golf.

    Tom told me that he charts every round that he played, including keeping statistics on his performance.

    Earlier this year, while waiting for specifications for a new driver from a club-fitter at Golf Headquarters in Louisville, I noticed they had a small leather scorecard holder with a pad for keeping stats on a round of golf.

  • TEE TIME: Wood a senior circuit standout

    For the past six decades, 78-year-old Don Wood has been a fixture in Kentucky golf circles.

    The easygoing gentleman is well-known to golfers in the area.

    Since 1961, he’s made the trip to Bardstown nearly every Sunday during the golf season to play golf with the likes of Randall Burba, Haydon Spalding, Tommie Hurst, the late John Prewitt and others.

  • GOLF: Local league results

    Local league results

    Jack And Jill Couples League

    Scratch: Mouse Culver/Sue Rogers (32 points)

    Hook: Richie Parkerson/Jenny Parkerson (32)

    Slice: Jack Brey/Karyn Brey (28)

    Bogey: Kenny Hayden/Diana Hayden (30)

    Low gross: Tim Gilpin/Marie Barnes (71)

    Low net: Paul Walker/Barbara Walker (67)

    Closest to the hole: Paul Walker/Barbara Walker (#2) and Alan Rust/Doris Rust (#7)

     

  • TEE TIME: Make sure your putter fits you

    I was playing golf with a gentleman earlier this year and noticed he was using one of the original Ping Anser putters.

    Of course, that is the iconic flatstick that Karsten Solheim designed in his garage in 1966 that at one time was used by half of the golfers on the PGA tour.

    My golfing partner said he received the club as a gift from his (former) girlfriend, and it’s the only putter that he’s ever used.

  • TEE TIME: Fifty years of golfing memories

    Happy Anniversary to me.

    No, it’s not my wedding anniversary.

    My wife Janet and I did celebrate our 38th year of marriage on June 4, the same day our son Alan and wife Leigh had their marriage convalidated in the Catholic Church.

    Actually, this month marks the 50th year that I took up this great game.

    Yep, it was August of 1966 when I trekked up to the field behind Dr. Eli George’s house in Lebanon and tried my hand at golf.

  • TEE TIME: Aces: The rarest of the rare on the links

    It’s one of the great golf commercials of all time.

    A young man is playing by himself late one evening and tees his ball up on a par-3 hole. He crisply hits an iron shot onto the green, and thinks it goes into the hole.

    He straps his clubs onto his shoulder and runs towards the green. As he approaches it, he anxiously looks for his ball and slowly walks towards the cup. He picks his ball out of the hole, and looks around, seeing no one.

    Suddenly, a worker comes driving up and says, “Hey kid, nice shot.”

    An ace.

  • GOLF RESULTS: July 24, 2016

    Bud Light Women’s

    League

    First place: Alice Robertson/Pam Ball (10.0 points)

    Second: Barbara Walker/Sue Rogers (16.0)

    Third: Mary Royalty/Sue Hayden and Paula Stewart/Debbie Miller (tied with 15.5)

    Low gross: Mary Royalty (40)

    Low net: Mary Royalty (30)

    OKH Randall Burba

    Men’s League

    First place: Chris Monin/Millard Sims

    Second: Mark St. Peter/Russ King and Jack Kelley/Bart Bartoszek (tied)

    Low gross: Richie Berry (1-under-par-34)

  • French makes Ky. Open field

    The Kentucky Open golf tournament begins with first-round play Tuesday at the University of Louisville Golf Club in Simpsonville.

    Making the tournament for the first time is recent state qualifier Cody French.

  • The best stories are shared while you wait to swing

    Golf courses are a great place to share stories with friends, in part because of the amount of time that can be spent standing around while waiting to hit. Let me share some with you.

  • TEE TIME: A bit of a history lesson in golf terms

    I don’t always get the chance to read these columns once they go to print. And as many of you may have noticed, I don’t do a very good job of editing them before I hit the send key on my laptop.

    So you can imagine how I felt when I did look at the headline in The Kentucky Standard that accompanied my June 29 diatribe.

    “Bunkers still pose a challenge for this duffer.”

    I’m a duffer, huh.