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Living life with a depressing golf game, along with League Results for July 11 and 18

 

Have you noticed that in life your past achievements, at least the way you remember them, are much more sensational than what actually occurred?

Take my golf game as an example. When I was playing golf last century, I remember shooting remarkable (?) scores. Actually, I had a USGA official handicap to prove my skill or perhaps my lack thereof. I even had a hole in one from 145 yards hitting a pitching wedge (the same loft as today’s gap wedge). For non-golfers these lofts, grooves, grip sizes, club heads, and club lengths are a means for the club manufacturers to sell their overpriced products. This they do well, and the not so bright people like me, believe (want to believe) their advertising. I have now decided that you cannot buy a golf game. This has sent me into depression, because if I can’t purchase a golf game, I can’t acquire a golf game. This places me in a never-ending downward spiral. Isn’t that a miserable and gloomy situation to find yourself?

Now to give you an example of what I have been going through, taking Tuesday’s round as an example. I lost 5 golf balls. I scarcely ever lose a golf ball, partly because I can’t hit it far enough for it to go out of bounds. But I have overcome my lack of distance by hitting the balls sideways. If you do that consistently you can get your golf ball out of bounds. At one time I considered myself “a good putter, a good wedge player, a good iron player, and occasionally a long hitter of the driver.” This statement should be tempered by what I said in the previous paragraph of how your remembered achievements are not exactly what occurred. But now back to my story, Rodney has taken away my age advantage by changing the tees. I am supposed to hit from the front tees, but these tees are being reseeded and closed for play. This means that I must move back and hit my drive from the same tees that the golfers who hit the ball a mile and shoot under par. So what am I going to do with my golf game, or actually, my lack of a golf game?

This year my handicap has climbed 5 points since the start of the league. That is the reason that you only see my name as the author of this article. I have now decided, after rethinking this matter, giving the problem careful consideration and using all my analytical skills, that perhaps I was a bit hasty in making my decision of how to improve my golf game. There was an additional factor I did not consider – my age! Placing my age into the equation, the road to improvement, if any is possible, is actually through the purchase of new game improvement clubs. This is my only hope of curing my golfing woes. Now, I’ve reverted back to buying some new golf clubs! See how silly the game of golf is, and the players who play this game are even more ridiculous.

Since this is a league article, the readers would like to hear some news from the course, rather than hear about the state of my golf game. So here goes; you get to read about the good players.

Before delving into the scores, I want Rodney and his crew to know their work has placed Eagle Ridge in the best condition of any other course in our area. He has managed to do this although understaffed.

The round of the July 11 league was shot by Troy Hughes with a gross 2-under par of 33 on the par 35 front nine.Troy’s score was so good that he received both low gross and a tie for low net. Troy carries a zero handicap. What an excellent round of golf. This was the highlight of the evening. One other notable feat was performed by Dan Preece; he had only 9 putts for the round. Now it’s the time to take a peek at the skills and scores competition

July 11, 2017

Scores

Low Net Score (33)(Tie) { Troy Hughes

{ Dean Stinebring

Low Gross Score (33) Troy Hughes

Longest Drive (#4) Troy Hughes

Fewest Putts (9) Dan Preece

Skills Competition

Closest to the pin, 2nd shot (#2) Troy Hughes

Longest Putt (#18) Troy Hughes

Par 3, Closest to pin (#3) Mike Hogan

Par 3, Closest to pin (#17) Troy Hughes

Skins Troy Hughes

Actually, the best rounds for the July 18, 2017 league (back nine par 36), was shot on the prior day as makeup scores, by Tom Copley and Troy Hughes. Tom shot a 4-under par 32, with 4 birdies, 5 pars, and 11 putts. Tom hit 6 of 9 greens in regulation. Troy, not to be out done, shot an astounding 5-under par 31 on the back nine. His round included 5 birdies, 4 pars, and 15 putts, hitting 8 of the 9 greens in regulation. Since I have been keeping score, these are the lowest gross rounds I have recorded in one session. Tom and Troy had exceptional rounds of golf. You will not find neither names in any of the scores or skills competition because the round was not played on league night. However, these gross and net scores will be used in the calculation of points and handicap.

Now for the results of July 18.

July 18, 2017

Scores

Low Net Score (32) Charlie Curnutte

Low Gross Score (36) Dan Preece

Longest Drive (#7) Dan Preece

Fewest Putts (12) Dan Preece

Skills Competition

Closest to the pin, 2nd shot (#11) Dan Preece

Longest Putt (#14) None

Par 3, Closest to pin (#8) Bill England

Par 3, Closest to pin (#12) Bill Jackson

Skins Dan Preece

I’ll see you at the course on Tuesday, July 25th.

Bill Jackson

Submitted, July 21, 2017

 

Louisa, Ky. --  In a rematch of the two best records in the Women's league in Louisa it was the Yellow team getting the best of the Pink team for the second time in a week this time by the score of 10-8 last Friday night.

Green team went 2-0 on the night get their first wins of the season and men's the Purple team picked up their first win of the season as well. The league is really getting competitive with a lot of the games coming down to the wire.

2017 Purple Team

2017 Purple Roster  Christy Jones, Steffany Perkins, Amanda Mills, Amber Sparks, Brittany Shapaka, Jessica Shapaka, Hope Setser, Kathy Horn, Liz Webb, Crystal Moon, Wanda Webb, Stephanie Queen, Terecia Polley, Margaretann Sanderson, Melissa Shapaka, Samantha Endicott2017 Purple Roster Christy Jones, Steffany Perkins, Amanda Mills, Amber Sparks, Brittany Shapaka, Jessica Shapaka, Hope Setser, Kathy Horn, Liz Webb, Crystal Moon, Wanda Webb, Stephanie Queen, Terecia Polley, Margaretann Sanderson, Melissa Shapaka, Samantha Endicott

 

2017 Blue Team 

Blue softball team -Jill Cantrell, Drew Pack, Kelsey Caudill, Vicky Caudill, Kayla Salmons, Violet Baisden, Brittany Short, Karen Dalton, Hali Young, Barbie Jackson, Megan Cyrus, Holly Dyer, Autumn Mitchell, Teehia Newsome, Sheila BowenBlue softball team -Jill Cantrell, Drew Pack, Kelsey Caudill, Vicky Caudill, Kayla Salmons, Violet Baisden, Brittany Short, Karen Dalton, Hali Young, Barbie Jackson, Megan Cyrus, Holly Dyer, Autumn Mitchell, Teehia Newsome, Sheila Bowen


Schedule for Friday night July 21st

Big Field

6:30 Purple vs Pink
7:30 Yellow vs Pink
8:30 Yellow vs Purple

Little Field

6:30 Green vs Blue
7:30 Green vs Orange
8:30 Blue vs Orange


Standings

Yellow 9-1
Pink 8-2
Blue 6-4
Orange 4-6
Green 2-8
Purple 1-9

 

Pawtucket, RI -- Louisa native and former Lawrence Co. Baseball star and current Pawtucket Red Sox reliever Chandler Shepherd made a spot start on the mound Tuesday night vs the Toledo Mud Hens and did a great job even though he didn't find out he was starting until 3:00 that afternoon.


Chandler Shepherd Pawtuckett July 2017Chandler Shepherd Pawtuckett July 2017

It was Shepherd's first start of the season and he pitched well throwing two innings of scoreless baseball giving up one hit, walking one and striking out one before turning it over to the bullpen as the Paw Sox ( 50-44 ) won for the eighth straight time 6-0 over Toledo at McCoy Stadium.


Shepherd is 0-2 on the year with a 4.25 ERA and has made 20 appearances on the mound. He hasn't allowed a run in his last four outings and seven of his last eight outings. ( 11.2 innings and 15 K's ) All after a brief stint on the disabled list with arm tightness.


Pawtucket will be as close to Louisa as they get all year on August 15-17 in Louisville with a series against the Bats, and August 18-20 in Columbus vs the Clippers.

 

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