It’s tournament time and all the hard work is paying off

Here we are the week of the Memorial Tournament and things are really coming together. Cheryl has put the final touches on the paint job she started a few weeks ago, J.T. has the greens and tee boxes in excellent shape. In fact the whole golf course is looking better than it has in a long time. And now we are down to picking up trash, cleaning rest rooms, and washing golf carts and just the last minute preparations that happen before a big tournament like this one. The golfers of Brady want to thank Cheryl for her hard work on painting the Golf Shop and cart barn. We also want to thank Craig Steffens for his added artistic work on the outside of the building. For those of you who don’t know, Craig painted a silhouette of a golfer behind the state of Texas with Brady Golf Course spelled out around the golfer. It really dressed up the Golf Shop and anyone driving up can’t help but see this fine work of art. Thank you Craig! All of the painting that Cheryl did is really great-but I think what really dressed up the Shop was the painting of the patio and picnic tables. Sitting out on the patio will be a great pleasure now with all the color around plus the flower bed that has really grown a lot in the last couple of weeks. I truly think our new look this year will be a topic of conversation at the tournament. I almost forgot that Mae Journeay and Kae Ball added a painting to the ladies rest room down on the golf course. Ladies I hope you really enjoy this new feature and be sure to let Mae and Kae know that you like and appreciate the painting. As was stated last week in my article, the Harry Priess Memorial Tournament is full and has been since May 11. We have a full field scheduled to begin play at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning May 26. Friday will be a Practice Round for Golfers in the Tournament but a tee time is required to be able to play. No tee times after 3 pm. The Shoot Out is full and will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday. There will be a welcoming party at the Civic Center on Friday evening at 7 p.m. The Thursday Hully Gully brought out 40 golfers with seven 5-person teams and one 6 person team. Scores ranged from 28 to 31 which was very close. The winning team was Tim Kilgore, David Graves, Peanut Owens, Ronnie McMillan, Bobbie Williams, and Donald Owens with a 28 and a scorecard playoff. Second place team was Felix Ramirez, Gabe Moreno, Craig Steffens, Wayne Rawlings, and Dannye Calley with a 28 and a scorecard playoff. Third place team was Jeff Hurta, Mike Snowden, Gabe Sanchez, Tommy Ruiz and Kathy Powell with a 29 and a scorecard playoff. There were two 28s, two 29s, two 30s and two 31s turned in for scores. There will not be a Hully Gully this week as there is a workday scheduled for Thursday to finish cleaning up the course for the weekend. All Heart of Texas Golf Association members are asked to be there to help. You may come out at any time during the day to help, just find J.T. and he will direct you to a place that will need work. The next scheduled Hully-Gully will be Thursday May 31 at 5:30 p.m. You may call the Golf Shop at 597-6010 to sign up to play before 4:30 on the 31st. The Memorial Tournament will be May 26-28. The course will be closed each day after tournament golfers have completed their rounds so that J.T. can make necessary changes and mow greens for the next day of play. The course will also be closed on Tuesday, May 29 to give the course a chance to heal up and rest from the heavy traffic it will have over the weekend. Regular play will resume on Wednesday, May 30. For those of you who have not heard we had two hole-in-ones last week. James Torres had a hole-in-one on hole #3 on Friday of last week. James hit a nine iron and the ball hit the pin and just fell in the hole. James Price also had a hole-in-one on Hole #3 on Monday. He hit a 3-wood and it just disappeared into the hole. Congratulations to our Jameses for something that the rest of us just dream of. That about does it for this week and I encourage you to come out and see how good the golf course looks now with all the hard work that has been going on in the last month.

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