• 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.

  • GOLF: Scores and Notes

    Golf Notes

    Bethlehem graduate Daniel Steele was named to the first-team All-River States Conference golf team after he helped Brescia win its conference tournament.

    He had the team’s second-best score with rounds of 79-75-78—232 as his team finished with a 632 score. His first-round score was tied for the team’s best while the 75 helped the Bearcats take a one-shot lead into the final round. They won the tournament by 12 shots.


    Local League Results

  • TEE TIME: How hard can it be?

    I’ve been told many times from people in this area that they are not golfers but read this column. I’m sure it’s not because of the words of wisdom that I impart on those who read it, but rather it’s the beauty of a hometown paper.

    People read their local paper from cover to cover regardless of what’s in it.

    Through it all, I think non-golfers shake their heads and wonder what it is about this sport that is so captivating.

    Ninie Hammon wondered the same thing years ago.

  • GOLF: Local League Results

    Boone’s Butcher Shop Morning League

    First place: David Sims/David Vittitow and Joe Judson/Kenny Hayden (tied with 10 points)

    Third: Donnie Miles/Joe B. Yates and Don Hardin/John Peterson (tied with 5)

    Low gross: Chris Gilpin and Donnie Miles (tied with 37)

    Low net: Kenny Hayden, Donnie Miles and David Sims (tied with 30)

    Closest to the hole: Ricky Hoppes (#2) and Denny Adams (#7)


    Boone’s Butcher Shop Afternoon League

  • TEE TIME: Local option to British Open

    Tickets are now available for the 2018 Barbasol Open Championship that is scheduled for July 16-22 at Keene Trace in Lexington.

    That’s the PGA event played opposite The Open Championship. While many of the top names in golf will be at Carnoustie, the Barbasol event is an opportunity for local golf fans to see many of the up-and-coming players at a fraction of the cost of the PGA event we’re used to attending.

  • GOLF: Local League Results

    Boone’s Butcher Shop Morning League

    First place: David Sims/David Vittitow and Donnie Miles/Joe B. Yates (tied with 6 points each)

    Third: Joe Judson/Kenny Hayden and Don Hardin/John Peterson (tied with 5)

    Third: Gavin Walls/Pat McCauley, Steve Long/Gary Conway, Joe Burks/Chad Johnson, and Denny Adams/Robbie Adams (tied with 11.5)

    Low gross: Joe Judson (even-par 35)

    Low net: Joe Judson, Joe Jones and Kelly Wood (tied with 30)

    Closest to the hole: Doug Lyvers (#2) and Joe Judson (#7)

  • TEE TIME: Augusta taking small steps to include women

    While all eyes in the world of golf were on the men competing this past week in The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, there was also some big news for women golfers.

    And somewhere, Martha Burk is smiling.

    You remember Martha.

  • GOLF: Tee Time makes its spring return

    Welcome back for another year of my nonsensical column on golf.

    Man, a lot has happened in the world of golf since we were last together in 2017.

  • GOLF: MOKH honors Prewitt with new driving practice cages

    The late John Prewitt would not be pleased with the newest improvement made at My Old Kentucky Home golf course.

    Prewitt, who died in 2013 at the age of 94, was a fixture on the local scene for many years, and could be seen at the course nearly every Sunday for more than 50 years, playing with partners Haydon Spalding, Don Wood and Randall Burba.

    It was Burba who wanted to do something in his friend’s memory, but didn’t want to plant a tree as so many other people had done in the past to remember a deceased golfer.

  • GOLF: News and notes

    How about playing 100 holes of golf in one day?
    That’s what Maywood assistant professional Zach Graves will be doing Oct. 2.
    He’s not lost his mind.
    Instead, he will be joining other PGA pros who will be doing the same thing across the country as they raise money for their favorite charities.
    Graves’ charity is Special Olympics.
    Those wanting to donate can pledge any amount of money per hole. If you’re interested, you can contact Graves by calling Maywood (502) 348-6600.