Eagle Ridge Golf League News
Tuesday, June 3, was another day that started as if we not going to be able to play because of the weather, but the league played in mild and sunny conditions. Lawrence County received its weather later in the night.
Because of the recent wet weather, the greens have lost some of their zing. However, they are running very true. The players indicated that they were leaving their putts 2 or 3 inches short. However, Vic Swinney managed to “master the moss.”
The word is now out. The league will commence its hiatus after play on June 24. Commencing Wednesday, June 25, the grounds crew will start spraying “Roundup” on the fairway to kill the grass as a first step in preparation for planting. The current grass is bent on both the fairway and green. The fairways will be converted to Bermuda grass, while the greens will remain bent. The planting is about 2 or 3 weeks behind schedule. Although the fairways are excellent, bent grass fairways are difficult to maintain at our latitude. The Bermuda grass is a sturdier variety.
Now here are Tuesday’s results.
June 3, 2014:
Low Net Score (30) Victor Swinney
Low Gross Score (36) Joey Stepp
Closest to the pin (#8) Sam Sumptor
Longest Putt (#14) Victor Swinney
Closest to the pin (#12) Jim Allen
Longest Drive (#7) Dan Preece
Closest 2nd shot (#11) Joey Stepp
Fewest Putts (13) Victor Swinney
Greens in Regulation Joey Stepp (7)
The “boys down at the pool room” were correct; our defending champion, Clyde Adkins made his first appearance in the League. Everyone was happy to see him playing once again. And, for a first timer, his score was good.
Submitted, June 4, 2014.