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    Bill Jackson

The 2015 Eagle Ridge Golf League 

has

Completed its 5th Week of Play

 

Prior to telling you of the beautiful weather on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, let me tell you of the Rotary Scramble, held on Saturday, May 16. 2015.

The weather was fine for most of the day, but, unfortunately, we had an especially hard rain shower during play. So to tell the real facts, because most have heard tales about yours truly escapade, one must first understand my golf game. I was all dressed in the outfit, chosen by my wife, new shirt, new pants, and new shoes, for she knows my game has departed; therefore, although unable to play a good game, I must look the part before I reach the tee.

So with my new duds and my new shoes, which only have nubs rather than spikes, J. Lynn See, Dan Preece, Andy See, and I started on our way. When we had played a few holes, it began to rain and Ronnie Maynard lent me his rain jacket. What a nice, thoughtful guy. Then we reached hole-5. It had stopped raining but, unfortunately, our best approach shot was a side hill lie on about a 50° slick slope. Well, it seemed, when I hit my shot from the lie, you naturally fall back. Well, without spikes, I scored a 9.5 on my roll down 3/4ths of the hill, when my shoes wouldn’t grab purchase. As I lie on my back, looking up at the sky, I asked, “why me?” The answer was “why not me with all my tales from chasing down a golf cart, and swinging and falling in a creek?”

As I called back up the hill, my playing partners looked down at me and said, “forget Bill, it will take him forever to crawl back up the hill.” Had it not been for Andy See, the only one who showed mercy, going back over the hill to get my gap wedge that I had dropped during my downward trip, I would have finished one club short. When we came to the clubhouse, there was a line, much like a political parade, awaiting my arrival. I had seen Ronnie before I came in and assured him I wasn’t wearing his rain jacket when I fell, so his fears were allayed. And then I saw Missy Kennedy, the park manager, and club pro, who was grinning from ear to ear. Beside her was standing her darling daughter, Morgan. Missy asked what happened, knowing full well the story. So I bent over and told Morgan the real thing, “after I made my swing, I saw a copperhead and stepped back, almost stepping on a rattlesnake, and she was amazed.” So as I was leaving, Morgan wanted me to tell the story again, not just falling down the hill, she said the entire thing. So that’s my tale and I stand by it, “copperhead and rattlesnake” and if you don’t believe me ask Morgan.

The Eagle Ridge Golf League results from Tuesday, May 19, 2015, after teeing off at 5:30 PM, in very pleasant temperate weather. The course is in beautiful shape. It was a great night for scoring, at least for some. Let’s all give kudos to Rodney.

The winners of the lowest score, both gross and net are as follows:

Low Gross Score  Joey Stepp 37

Low Net Score Sam Sumpter 32

Greens hit in Regulation (tie) Dan Preece, Ronnie Wellman  6

Fewest Putts Joey Stepp 11

Long Drive (#7) Drew Waller

 

In the skills section, the following are the winners:

Closest to the Pin (#8) Victor Swinney

Closest to the Pin 2nd shot (#11) Lonnie Cook

Closest to the Pin (#12) Clyde Adkins

Longest Putt (#14) Sam Sumpter

Skins Lonnie Cook  (1)

John McDaris (2)

 

See you next week.

Bill Jackson

Submitted: May 21, 2015

Happy May!!!

I just wanted to update everyone of the "happenings" here on the Ridge!!!

THIS Saturday, May 2-TCA Golf Outing 9:00 a.m Shotgun, contact Tammy at TCA

Spring Junior Clinics in May

Sundays, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

cost:  $10.00 per jr/clinic

ages 6 to 12

**Special Mother's Day Clinic on the 10th, BRING YOUR MOM!!/this is a registered event with KIDS TO PARKS DAY/WEEKEND, www.kidstoparks.org

Ladies Clinics in May

Tuesdays, 5, 12, 19, 26

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

cost: $15.00

May topics: full swing and short game

SPECIAL DAYS!!!

MILITARY MONDAY - MONDAY ONLY, MUST SHOW MILITARY ID

$25.00, UNTIL 4:00 P.M. (TWILIGHT)

HOMETOWN DAY - WEDNESDAY ONLY, MUST SHOW PROOF OR WORKING OR LIVING IN WAYNE OR LAWRENCE CO.

$25.00, UNTIL 4:00 P.M. (TWILIGHT)

SENIOR DAY - THURSDAY ONLY, AGES 62+

$25.00, UNTIL 4:00 P.M. (TWILIGHT)

FAMILY DAY - SATURDAY ONLY, ADULT MUST BE PLAYING WITH A PLAYING JR. GOLFER AGE 17 OR YOUNGER, LIMIT OF 1 ADULT PER JUNIOR.

$25.00, 1:00 P.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M. (TWILIGHT)

2015 Golf Passes are available and may be purchased now!  We offer single, senior, couples, and family passes and the good news is that pass rates are the same as 2014.  For a full listing of pass options and pricing please visit our website at www.parks.ky.govhttp://www.parks.ky.gov.

The $25.00 Golf Card is available.  Purchase a discount card for $25.00 and receive reduced rates on four rounds of golf/cart and your fifth round is FREE.  This is over a $50.00 savings!!  WITH NO EXPIRATION DATE.  This card is only valid at Eagle Ridge Golf Course.

MAY  Pro Shop Hours:

Sunday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

(Memorial Day, first tee time 7:30 a.m.)

Last tee time is 6:30 p.m.

Golf Carts must be returned to the parking lot by 8:00 p.m.

(**this time will be extended based on sunset time)

Thank you! and see you at the course!!!

Missy Kennedy, PGA Head Golf Professional

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Eagle Ridge Golf Course

Yatesville Lake State Park

(606) 673-4300 phone

(606) 673-4301 fax

HAPPY EASTER!

MissyI hope everyone is surviving April showers because I am most definitely ready for those May flowers!!!

Things are getting busy at the golf course. . . . .

Men's League will kick off on Tuesday April 14th at 5:30 p.m. BUT if you would like to come out on the 7th for a warm up round we will honor league rates for league participants.

Ladies Clinics begin THIS TUESDAY NIGHT, April 7th!! 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $15.00 per clinic
Dates: April, 7, 14, 21, 28
May, 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
All skill levels are invited to participate!!! We will learn the game from the green back to the tee! and have some fun too!!!

Junior Clinics begin in May!!
Cost: $10.00 per junior per clinic
Dates: Sundays in May, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mother's Day Special on the 17th!! Details to follow!

Golf Outings! Below is our Spring Schedule for golf outings. All outings are scheduled for a 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start with exception of Harpers Hope on June 6.

April
Sat. 4/18, Little Dawgs
May
Sat. 5/2, TCA
Sat. 5/9, NO OUTING SCHEDULED!
Fri. 5/15, FCI ASHLAND/USP BIG SANDY
Sat. 5/16, Rotary Club
Sat. 5/23, Hurricane Baptist Church
Sat. 5/30, Tolsia Baseball
June
Sat. 6/6, Harpers Hope (a.m./p.m. shotgun)

Beginning April 1st our regular season rates went back into affect and they are listed below with some NEW special promo days for 2015!

For more information contact the Pro Shop.

WEEKDAYS WEEKENDS/HOLIDAYS
$39.75, 18 HOLES & CART $44.75, 18 HOLES & CART

AFTER 1:00 P.M. AFTER 1:00 P.M.
$29.75, 18 HOLES & CART $34.75, 18 HOLES & CART

AFTER 4:00 P.M. AFTER 4:00 P.M.
$19.75, GOLF(9 OR 18) & CART $21.75, GOLF(9 OR 18) & CART

9 HOLE PLAY, 8:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. 9 HOLE PLAY, 8:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
$23.50 $28.50

JUNIOR RATE JUNIOR RATE
$14.00 $16.00

SPECIAL DAYS!!!

MILITARY MONDAY-MONDAY ONLY, MUST SHOW MILITARY ID
$25.00, UNTIL 4:00 P.M. (TWILIGHT)
HOMETOWN DAY-WEDNESDAY ONLY, MUST SHOW PROOF OR WORKING OR LIVING IN WAYNE OR LAWRENCE CO.
$25.00, UNTIL 4:00 P.M. (TWILIGHT)
SENIOR DAY-THURSDAY ONLY, AGES 62+
$25.00, UNTIL 4:00 P.M. (TWILIGHT)
FAMILY DAY-SATURDAY ONLY, ADULT MUST BE PLAYING WITH A PLAYING JR. GOLFER AGE 17 OR YOUNGER, LIMIT OF 1 ADULT PER JUNIOR.
$25.00, 1:00 P.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M. (TWILIGHT)

2015 Golf Passes are available and may be purchased now! We offer single, senior, couples, and family passes and the good news is that pass rates are the same as 2014. For a full listing of pass options and pricing please visit our website at www.parks.ky.gov.

The $25.00 Golf Card is available. Purchase a discount card for $25.00 and receive reduced rates on four rounds of golf/cart and your fifth round is FREE. This is over a $50.00 savings!! WITH NO EXPIRATION DATE. This card is only valid at Eagle Ridge Golf Course.

APRIL Pro Shop Hours:

Sunday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Last tee time is 5:30 p.m.
Golf Carts must be returned to the parking lot by 7:30 p.m.

*** YLSP is looking for a Campground Host for this camping season. If you are interested or know someone who is please contact Missy!!

Thanks! and See you at the course!!

Missy Kennedy, PGA Head Golf Professional
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Eagle Ridge Golf Course
Yatesville Lake State Park
(606) 673-4300 phone
(606) 673-4301 fax

Kentucky State Parks - Create your own Experience!
www.parks.ky.gov

APRIL 14, 2015

 

Missy

Due to poor weather conditions

Men's League for tonight will be cancelled!

It will resume NEXT TUESDAY April 21, 2015, see you then!!!

also

Ladies Clinic for tonight will be cancelled!!

 

Please be safe out there!

 

Missy Kennedy, PGA Head Golf Professional

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Eagle Ridge Golf Course

Yatesville Lake State Park

(606) 673-4300 phone

(606) 673-4301 fax

Kentucky State Parks - Create your own Experience!

www.parks.ky.gov

Date: 04-02-2015

 

Kentucky Press News Service

FRANKFORT – Kentucky residents now have two new license plate options for their vehicles. Released April 1, specialty plates for the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life and the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation, featuring an image of the smallmouth bass, are available for purchase.

Beyond the state’s standard “Unbridled Spirit” and “In God We Trust” license plates, Kentucky offers more than 100 specialty plates, most of which promote a cause and enable nonprofit organizations to receive donations from the public. Those purchasing a specialty plate can donate up to $10 to the organization it represents. The money is passed directly to the organization.

“Our specialty plate program has paved the way for many groups to get their mission out in front of the traveling public,” Rodney Kuhl, commissioner of the Department of Vehicle Regulation in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), said in a news release. “In addition, the specialty plates allow Kentucky drivers a chance to donate to a favorite cause and show their support for an organization.”

Kentucky offers dozens of plates promoting everything from military service and love of nature to coal and horses. Any owner of a non-commercial motor vehicle under 10,000 pounds required to be registered for use on Kentucky highways can purchase a specialty plate at the county clerk’s office in their county of residence. Costs vary. A complete list of plates and their prices is available at http://mvl.ky.gov.

The smallmouth bass and Trust For Life specialty plates offer the public two more options for supporting nonprofit organizations. The cost of purchase for either plate is $34. In addition, those purchasing the plates can donate up to $10 to the circuit clerks’ Trust For Life fund or the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation, accordingly.

“Kentucky’s first-ever Donate Life special license plate encourages motorists to put the mission, ‘Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Saves Lives,’ into perspective. This statement illustrates the grandeur of what a simple ‘YES’ at the driver’s license office has the ability to do,” said Shelley Heavrin Snyder, executive director for Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life. “Similarly, it gives passionate individuals the opportunity to publicly show their support for this worthy cause. If more people know about and support the lifesaving mission of donation, more lives will be saved. We are so grateful for the opportunity to share this message with everyone on the road.”

“Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s smallmouth bass license plate commemorates the world record smallmouth caught in Kentucky waters by David L. Hayes in 1955 from Dale Hollow Lake,” said Chad Miles, the foundation’s executive director. “Donations to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation fund youth fishing projects in the Commonwealth. Kentucky is blessed with so many fishing opportunities throughout the state, with 123 lakes exceeding 50 acres in size. Kentucky possesses 220,832 acres of fishing water with 4,125 miles of shoreline.”

Before a specialty license plate goes into production, the state requires organizations to submit an application outlining the mission of the organization and the way in which donations from the plate will be used. Once the application and plate design are approved, the organization is required to gather the signatures of 900 people who pay $25 each in advance for a plate. Once the plates are available, those 900 people receive a $25 credit when they order the plate at a county clerk’s office. For an additional $25, a specialty plate can be personalized.

For more information on Trust For Life, visit http://www.trustforlife.org. For more information on Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation, visit www.kentuckywildlife.com.

Upcoming plates
On the way are plates honoring the various U.S. military academies – with release expected by June 1 for passenger vehicles and motorcycles. Plates will be available for the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point and U.S Air Force Academy.

Eligibility is restricted to academy graduates and current students. If unsure of eligibility, contact Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs at (502) 564-9203 or 1-800-572-6245. 

Military academy plates will have a mandatory contribution fee of $5. All donations go to the Veterans Trust Fund. For more information, visit http://veterans.ky.gov/. 

In addition, a Gold Star Sibling plate will also be released on June 1. To receive the plate, the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs will provide a letter of qualification to the customer who will then provide the letter to the clerk. For more information on how to obtain eligibility, visit http://veterans.ky.gov/otherprograms/Pages/goldstar.aspx.