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Golf

  • Labor Day golfer
  • Duber wins Junior PGA event

    Champions!

    Eric Duncansen of Bardstown captured his fourth career Kentucky Special Olympics golf title by shooting a 43 at Elizabethtown Country Club on Aug. 26.

    He had previously won the event in 2013 through 2015.

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    Meanwhile, Turin Duber shot a 38 to win the Kentucky Junior PGA Tour event at Quail 

    Chase Golf Club on Aug. 18. This was his eighth win this year and puts him in the running for Player of the Year honors in the fall series.

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  • TEE TIME: Random thoughts

    Do you ever feel lazy?

    Is it one of the days or weeks when you don’t really feel like doing anything, or maybe, you don’t feel like concentrating on a job at hand?

    Welcome to my world.

    At least I’m being honest and up front and telling you I wasn’t sure what to write about this week, so I am going to do it the lazy way.

    But, hey, it isn’t always easy coming up with award-winning material week after week after week.

  • Golf news, notes and results

    Turin Duber captured first place in last Saturday’s Kentucky PGA Junior Tour tournament at Juniper Hills Golf Course. He shot a 38 to win the Boys 10U Flight.

    Xander Tucker was second in the Boys 11-12 division with a 43.

     

    Local League Results

    Joe Benny Dickerson Golf League at Cedar-Fil

    (rained out last week)

    First place: Brian Johnson/Jane Thomas (7.5 points)

    Second: John Hart/Aileen Stevens and Susanna Buscemi-Pitts/Bodie Metcalfe, (tied with 7)

  • TEE TIME: We’ve all played with this golfer before

    There’s always that guy.

    You know, the one person who always calls attention to himself, making some comment that has you shaking your head.

    Is there someone in your golf group who always does that?

    A year or two ago, I read about that type of person and made a copy of some of the things they do. I can’t remember the publication, but thought you might find it interesting.

    As you read over them, there’s no doubt you will think a guilty party.

     

    First tee excuse-making

  • GOLF: Judson an ever-present force in the OKH leagues

    Joe Judson does not give his playing companions lessons, but has been known to school those opponents during a round.

    Freddy Lyvers can attest to that.

    “I just shot my lowest round ever on the back nine (at OKH),” he said on Monday after firing an impressive 3-under-par 33. “It still wasn’t good enough.”

    That’s because Judson was even better with his 4-under-par 32.

    It can be said it was a typical round for Judson on the heels of his 4-under-par 32 and 5-under-par 31 just a week before.

  • Golf news, notes and results for 7-29

    Turin Duber captured first place in Monday’s Kentucky PGA Junior Tour tournament at Owl Creek. He shot a 40 to win the Boys 10U Flight.

    Xander Tucker was second in the Boys 11-12 division with a 41.

    Duber also finished third in a tournament on Thursday.

     

    Local League Results

    Jack and Jill Couples League

    (idle last week)

    Scratch: Joe B. Yates/Susie Yates (9 points)

    Hook: Jamie Dugan/Cheryl Hutchins (22)

  • TEE TIME: Woodlawn closure vexes many

    It’s a scene that’s been played out all too often over the past few years.

    Andover in Lexington.

    Glenmary and Indian Springs in Louisville.

    Old Silo in Mount Sterling.

    A golf course surrounded by homes closes, leaving homeowners upset that their property values will decrease.

    That same scenario played out in Bardstown earlier this year when the owners of Woodlawn Springs Golf Course decided it was no longer financially feasible to operate and shut its doors.

  • GOLF: Local coach rubs elbows with the pros at Barbasol

    Kevin Burkhead will be the first to admit he wasn’t a great athlete growing up as a youngster in Campbellsville.

    He readily admits he was cut from his high school baseball team.

    Burkhead was somewhat interested in golf, but could not play for his high school team because his family did not have a membership at Campbellsville Country Club, a prerequisite in his early days.

    Those setbacks did not prevent the Nelson County golf coach from becoming active in sports.

  • Golf news, notes and local league results for July 15

    R.J. Farrell finished third in the boys’ U10 flight in a Kentucky PGA Junior Tour tournament at the Golf Courses of Kenton County.

    Xander Tucker finished third in the boys’ 11-12 flight in last week’s Kentucky PGA Junior Tour event at the Gay Brewer Jr. Golf Course in Lexington.