• TEE TIME: Best to keep your emotions in check on the course

    For some reason, as I move through the twilight years of my life, many of those nuances that used to “get my panties in a wad” seem to roll off my back and are now considered inconsequential in the grand scheme of things.

    For the most part.

    However, there are some things that seem to bother me as much, if not more, now than they ever do.

    And as you might imagine, they often occur on the golf course.

    It really hit me a few weeks ago when I was playing a round of golf at Nevel Meade in Louisville.

  • GOLF: News, notes and results

    It was a tough week for the three professionals from Maywood at The Kentucky Open at Hurstbourne.

    Russ Johnson and Zach Graves missed the cut after two days of play. Chris Osborne, who won the tournament when it was at Hurstbourne in 1995, withdrew because of an injury.


    Rob Farrell aced the 125-yard fifth hole at Maywood last week.

    He used a pitching wedge.


    Local League Results

    Joe Benny Dickerson League at Cedar-Fil

  • TEE TIME: Difficult conditions test golfers’ ability to improvise

    I was like a kid in a candy store.

    It was Christmas in July last weekend as I spent countless hours watching The Open Championship, listening to the announcers from the United Kingdom describe the action on Sirius XM (and realizing how we Americans butcher the English language), and staying up to watch Golf Channel’s “Live from the Open” to get the insight into my favorite major.

    My favorite day?

    Not Saturday when Branden Grace posted the lowest score ever shot in a major (62) or watching player after player post under-par rounds.

  • GOLF: Local scene vibrant thanks to area women’s leagues

    Drive by My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course on a Tuesday night and you’re sure to see them.

    Or there is another group at Cedar-Fil on Wednesday evening.

    If those times don’t fit into your schedule, several more can be found at Maywood on Thursday just past 9 a.m.

    Another large contingent shows up every other Saturday at either OKH or Lincoln Homestead.

    The women golfers of Nelson County.

  • GOLF: Local League Results

    Jack and Jill Couples League
    Scratch Flight:
    First place: Mouse Culver/Sue Rogers and Richie Parkerson/Jenny Parkerson (tied with 16.5 points)
    Hook Flight:  
    First place: Joe B. Yates/Susie Yates and Ron Shagool/Colette Shagool (tied with 20 points)
    Slice Flight
    First place: Jamie Dugan/Cheryl Hutchins (22 points)
    First place: Andy Royalty/Mary Royalty (21 points)
    Low gross: Derek Simpson (sub)/Mary Royalty (3-under par 68)

  • TEE TIME: Tournament could determine the top golfer in Nelson County

    The Champion Golfer of the Year.

    That’s what you’ll hear on Sunday when they introduce the winner of The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

    And it’s what you may hear next year if there is enough interest from local golfers to have a tournament to determine the top golfer in Nelson County.

    You might remember, and it hurts my feelings if you don’t, a few years back in one of my columns I broached the idea of such an event.

  • Golf News and Results

    Golf News

    A pair of local youngsters captured the top spots in their respective divisions to advance to the next round of the DriveChip&Putt contest.

    Madison Borders easily won the girls 12-13 age group with 136 points. Her closest competition managed only 108.

    Nicholas Osborne was the best in the boys 10-11 category with his 142 points. The next best in his group had 116.

  • TEE TIME: Swapping stories part of golf’s allure

    There can be a lot of down time on a golf course, when, unfortunately, the course is so crowded and you’re having to wait to hit each shot.

    It happens even more so when the number of teams participating in a scramble is greater than the course can actually accommodate.

    However, I find those moments can be a lot of fun, as a group will sit next to one another in their carts, telling stories, many that can’t be repeated in a family newspaper.

  • GOLF: Local League Results

    Joe Benny Dickerson League at Cedar-Fil
    First place: Rick Meyer/Mary Jo Meyer (12.5 points)
    Second: Brian Johnson/Jane Thomas (11.5)
    Third: Larry Rogers/George Greenwell (10)
    Fourth: N.A. Filiatreau/Carl Beeler and Rollie Stevens/Greg Stevens (tied with 9.5)
    Low gross: Charlie Hayes (2-under par 34)
    Low net: Bodie Metcalfe (31)
    Closest to the hole: N.A. Filiatreau

    Maywood Men’s League

    Augusta Division

  • TEE TIME: ‘Playing it safe’ and ‘playing to lose’ not the same

    Lurking under what many would consider my brash façade is a very sensitive person.

    Yes, to the surprise to many of you, I have feelings, and they were crushed recently by some people I thought were my closest friends.

    It was just over a week ago and I was talking to my so-called friends about my final round in the J.B. Holmes Invitational Tournament at the Campbellsville Country Club.

    They laughed at me.

    Not with me, mind you, but at me.

    Let me explain.