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Eagle Ridge Golf League News

Bill Jackson

Tuesday, August 20, was the return of league play. The widely scattered showers' forecast hit our golf course hard, and it was wet. However, although it was the cart path only, we could hit from our newly seed fairways. The fairway grass is coming along nicely, surprisingly full.

Before talking about the league results, the league members and I want to thank Bill Copley, who passed last week, for all he meant to the league and the course. Since the formation of the golf association, followed by the League Formation, Bill acted as treasurer, a director, and a volunteer. We miss you. Our condolences go out to his wife, Dottie, and their children, especially Tom, who also was a league member.

Now to report Tuesday’s results. Closest to the pin and the longest putt were not calculated because we were not certain of the turnout, which was larger than anticipated.

August 19, 2014:


Low Net Score  (31) (tie) Victory Swinney, Charlie Curnutte

Low Gross Score (36) (tie) Bobby Preece, Dan Preece, Joey Stepp

Skills Competition

Fewest Putts (13) Drew Waller

Greens in Regulation (7) Dan Preece and Ronnie Wellman


This coming Tuesday, August 26, will be league’s last play for the year. The championship is up for grabs, as are the second and third places. Here are the current contenders:

It’s all coming down to the last round - “what a horse race!”

I will be reporting the skills section next week. The final league standings will be reported after the September 2 awards banquet.

Submitted, August 20, 2014

July 31, 2014

Hard to believe this is the last day of July...where did it go? 

Golf Course Update:

MissyMissyThe golf course will open this Monday, August 4th.  The Bermuda grass is coming in nicely.  

Playing conditions will be as follows:  Golf Carts will be CART PATH ONLY!  No one will be permitted to hit out of the fairways. You may tee off and if your ball lands in the fairway you will walk out, pick your ball up, drop on the nearest side in the rough, then hit your shot out of the rough.  

Until further notice these will be the rules on the golf course and they will be strictly enforced.  A lot of money has been put into this reseeding process and we need to allow this process to run it's course and grow in.  If you are seen hitting out of the fairway or driving off of the cart path you will be asked to leave the golf course.  Until we start hitting out of the fairway the rates will continue to be discounted at $20 during the week and $25 on weekends/holidays.  

August Pro Shop Hours

Weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Weekends/Holidays 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Last Golfer may go out at 6:20 p.m., and ALL golf carts must be in the parking lot by 8:30 p.m.


Sundays in AUGUST 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. $10.00 per junior per clinic
August Golf Outings C.H.A.S.E, Friday, 15th - 9:00 a.m. shotgun

Joe Damron Memorial Golf Tournament, Friday, 29th - 9:00 a.m. shotgun


See you at the course!

Missy Kennedy, PGA Head Golf Professional

Eagle Ridge Golf Course

Yatesville Lake State Park

Date: 07-31-2014

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park hosts Elk and Hunting Show Aug. 22-24

Kentucky Press News Service

PRESTONSBURG – Jenny Wiley State Resort Park will host the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Eastern Kentucky Elk and Hunting Show, Aug. 22-24.

The event at the park’s convention center will feature seminars, demonstrations and vendor booths with hunting and fishing guides, taxidermists, outdoor sports and more. Admission is $5 each day. Hours will be noon to 9 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, according to a state news release.

Concessions will be available and will include elk and buffalo chili.

The weekend will include a concert Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Tickets are $20 each.

For lodge reservations or for vendors seeking display space, contact Ginger Steele at 1-800-325-0142.


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