• Tee Time: Try this game with your regular foursome

    You walk to the first tee where you join your weekly playing partners.

    It’s the same discussion of a group trying to decide where to go eat.

    “Are we going to play low/total, wolf, or what today?” someone asked. “Are we changing partners every six holes, going low and high handicap as partners, or what’s the game?”

    That is what faced our group last Saturday morning when we were on the first tee at Persimmon Ridge.

    I’ve been around the block a few times and thought I was familiar with most games.

  • TEE TIME: A little bit of etiquette goes a long way on the links

    The political season is resting for a bit, but I am going to get on my soapbox today.

    I’ve got some pet peeves and I want to unload some of them.

    Earl Pitts said it best.

    The Southern redneck personality created by former disc jockey Gary Burbank, who gained fame through his radio work with WAKY and WHAS in Louisville and WLW in Cincinnati, had a penchant for saying, “Ya’ know what makes me sick?”

  • GOLF NOTES: Local golfers in Jr. PGA

    Caroline McCrorey of Bardstown turned in impressive performances in a pair of Kentucky Jr. PGA tournaments this week.
    She shot an 82 on Friday, good enough for a second place finish in second place in the Girls 16-18 division. She had rounds of 86-85 in the Junior Amateur played at Kearney Hills the preceding two days to finish 27th.
    Alexis Daniels and Madison Borders were 22nd and 24th in the Girls 13-15 flight in the Junior Am.
    In boys’ play at Elizabethtown, A.J. Shagool shot an 84 to finish tied for fourth in the boys’ 15-16 flight.

  • TEE TIME: First Tee program teaches kids the right way to play

    Honesty and integrity.

    Sportsmanship and respect.

    Confidence and responsibility.

    Perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

    Big words to use, but much greater values to live by.

    We should all abide by those traits in our daily lives, but for many, it’s too late to teach the proverbial old dog new tricks.

    However, the First Tee program works hard every day to instill those core values in the young people of today to give the foundation to become productive members of society.

  • TEE TIME: Those special balls

    It was a typical Sunday morning.

    Not typical because I was in church, but rather, typical that when I was in church I wasn’t paying close attention to the sermon.

    To protect the innocent, let me be quite clear that I was not at mass at St. Joe listening to Father Terry Bradshaw, because from what I hear, and can completely understand, my classmate for 12 years of school is a quite the speaker who can keep his parishioners listening to his every word.

  • 73rd BOURBON OPEN: Crawford, Berry take titles

    Gayle Crawford was relaxing with friends at My Old Kentucky Home Country Club after her round in the Bourbon Open when tournament director Jack Kelley walked up and told her she had won the Women’s Division of the tournament.

    Crawford smiled for a moment before shedding a few tears.

    “I won this for my son,” she said quietly.

    Crawford buried her Collin a few weeks ago, just a few years after her husband Jimmy lost his battle with cancer a few years ago.

  • 73rd BOURBON OPEN: Historic tournament starts play today

    Jack Kelley is used to making decisions.

    He does it everyday as part of his job as district judge.

    Unfortunately, he doesn’t have the option of consulting with others or getting advice before he makes a ruling in court.

    He’s probably having a lot more fun making decisions on things as he chairs the 73rd edition of The Bourbon Open, which starts today at My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course.

  • GOLF: Registration open for Flaget golf tournament

    The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host its seventh annual golf tournament on Friday, June 1, at Bardstown Country Club at Maywood.

    The event is expected to raise $30,000 to benefit Project Hope, an effort by the Foundation to fill a critical community need by expanding Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Center and adding 3D mammography equipment to the hospital.

  • TEE TIME: Golf brings Osbornes together

    Lots of young kids have been fortunate enough to have parents who would drop them off at the golf course so they could spend the day there.

    Others were fortunate enough to be able to go to work with their parents and watch them hard at work.

    Chris Osborne was one of those kids fortunate enough to be able to ride with his dad to his workplace AND to be able to be at the golf course all day.

    Osborne’s dad, Jim, was the longtime professional at Hurstbourne County Club in Louisville, spending countless hours there day after day.

  • TEE TIME: Locals recognized by state PGA

    Officials at GolfHouse Kentucky can’t say definitely if it has ever happened before, but they will admit what two Bardstown golf professionals accomplished in 2017 is a rarity.

    Maywood’s Chris Osborne and Zach Graves were named the Kentucky Section PGA Professional of the Year and Assistant/Apprentice of 2018, respectively.

    Bill Coomer with GolfHouse Kentucky said it could have been the first time two pros from the same club walked away with those honors in the same year.