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Community Sports

  • Golf League Results
    Bud Light women’s league at OKH It took extra holes, but Frances Smith/Dwana Thomas bested Judy Miles/Margaret Taylor to claim the championship of the Bud Light women’s league played this year at OKH. The former won the second half of the league while the latter took first half honors. Among the award winners at their banquet last night were: Low gross score — Joan Rizer (one under par 35) Low net score — Aileen Stevens (26)
  • Sports Notes 9-13
    Generals Baseball Golf Scramble There is a golf scramble 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at Bardstown Country Club at Woodlawn Springs to support the Thomas Nelson High School baseball program. Cost is $200 per team, and food and prizes are included. Registration deadline is Sept. 21. Make checks payable to Thomas Nelson Baseball and send them to 2885 New Shepherdsville Rd., Bardstown, KY, 40004. Call 827-1145 or e-mail angelad@orrcorp.com for more information.   MS Hoops Tourney
  • Golf League Results 9-11
    Edelen places in Senior Open Willie Edelen of Bardstown had a good showing in last week’s Kentucky Senior Open played at the Polo Fields in Louisville. Competing against the top senior professionals and amateurs, he fired rounds of 76-77 to finish as the eighth lowest amateur and 14th in the total field.   OKH Men’s League
  • YOUTH SPORTS: Popsicle Races Youth XC series start today
    This is the fourth year for the Popsicle Races Youth Cross Country Series, which invites area youngsters interested in running for regular runs on Wednesday nights through Oct. 2. The runs are open to kids in grades 1-8, and are hosted on a rotating basis between Thomas Nelson, Nelson County and Bethlehem high schools, beginning tonight at TNHS. Races are free to enter. Signups are at 5:30 p.m., with the first race going off at 6 p.m. Harriers will run races of varying distances based on grade level and experience.
  • TEE TIME: Make sure the clubs fit
    Several years ago I decided to buy a new set of Mizuno MP-60 irons. Before I ordered them, I visited Club-Fit in Middletown to have my friend Dave Malthouse fit me for the clubs. After hitting several balls with different shafts, Dave asked what kind of shafts I had in my current set. “Dave, I’ve been playing stiffs for several years,” I replied.
  • TEE TIME: Q&A Rules Clarifications
    During last week’s All A Classic regional golf tournament at Lincoln Homestead State Park, a young golfer hit an errant shot and several people saw it land in a bush next to the fourth green. There’s no doubt that the ball went into the bush and never came out. As spectators and golfers delved into the bush to find the ball with no success, the question was posed, “We know the ball is in there, can he just take an unplayable lie and a penalty shot?” Fortunately, the ball was ultimately discovered, but how would you have handled the situation?
  • TEE TIME: Duncanson perseveres to win state
    The voices echo through the air as one golfer holler to another, “Hey Luke, did you find your ball?” When the answer comes back in the affirmative, there is a cheer and clapping among the group. Other golfers crowd around the putting green and watch as a participant putts from less than 10 feet from the cup and leaves it well short. Spectators sitting under a shade tree yell their approval.
  • TEE TIME: Get the ball that's right for you, not the pros
    Bridgestone Golf is running a series of golf ball commercials that are both extremely humorous and informative. In one of them, a customer walks into a golf shop and tells David Feherty that he wants to buy the pro line ball. As Fred Couples looks on, Feherty asks the gentleman if he has a swing speed of 118 miles per hour like Couples. The man looks confused when Feherty then questions the man’s talents, asking if he is a top tour pro like Matt Kuchar, who is dusting a trophy in the shop.
  • PHOTOS: Softball at the Park
    Softball returned to the Culvertown Park this year after a one-year hiatus with the Thursday night men’s league, which continues through Aug. 22. Culvertown Park also hosts a weekly co-ed adult kickball league on Tuesdays, and will host a kickball marathon tournament Friday and Saturday, with proceeds benefiting the Nelson County Lady Cardinals basketball program.
  • TEE TIME: Try a new course to test your skills
    I mentioned in an earlier column about the great friendships and camaraderie that one can find in this great game. While it is a lot of fun to spend time with your group at the local course, added enjoyment can come from travelling to a different venue to test your game. It doesn’t have to be across the state, to a resort, across the country or across the pond.