Gwen’s Golf Gab

Last week was a typical week here at the golf course. The warm weather, plus the fact that we had the Couples Tournament over the weekend, brought out many golfers. The Thursday Hully Gully brought out 36 golfers which made up nine 4-person teams. The competition was very tough as each team played the back nine. Scores were very close and ranged from 29 to 32. The first, second and third place teams each scored 29. The scorecard playoffs awarded the first place to David Graves, Johnny Poe, Jack Roberts and Todd Woodall. Second place went to the team of Raymond Rubio, Benton Franklin, Doug Roberts and Terri Virdell. Third place was won by Brentt Raybion, Vic Cruz, Peanut Owens and Denise Nichols. Congratulations to each of you for playing so well. The Heart of Texas Golf Association is still going strong and adding new members weekly. The total membership count is now 121. New members include Brentt Raybion, Randy Brookings, Susan Brookings, Jason Boydston, Ted Epley and Mike Rogers. We welcome each of you to the organization. I neglected to tell you about a hole-in-one made by Jeff Hurta on June 12. He was a very excited golfer with his news of his first hole-in-one. Jeff was playing in the 5 o’ clock group on the short par three No. 3 hole and to his surprise the ball hit and bounded one time and went into the hole. How exciting. Congratulations, Jeff. We just hope this will be one of many for you. The Couples Tournament was held earlier the year than in the past few years, and it proved to be a good time for it as the weather was a lot cooler and less stressful on our bodies. The turnout was just right with 44 couples here for the weekend. We had couples from Coleman, Baird, Menard, Sonora, San Angelo, Austin, Robert Lee, Art, San Antonio, Melvin, Leander, Mason, Eldorado, Bryan, Lago Vista, Wimberley, Brownwood, Bangs, Hext and Brady here for the tourney. And I must say thank you to each of you for a job well done. There were eight teams in the Championship Flight and each played superbly. The First Flight consisted of 12 couples with first place going to David and Jayme Graves with a score of 129. The second place couple was Chris and Christie Huffman with a 130. Third place went to Matt and Dodie Frost with a 131. The Second Flight was the largest with 15 teams vying for the title. First place was won by Connie Stockbridge and James Toeppich with a 139 score. Second place went to Brentt and Cayce Raybion at 140, and third was a tie with four teams at 141. After the tabulations, Leroy Keese and Dannye Calley took the spot. Third flight had nine couples with scores form 150 to 168. The winning team was Monty and Debbie Jones with a 150. Second place was a tie at 151. Edward Littell and Mary Wallace won the scorecard playoff and Jerry and Linda Hadden was third. The next Hully Gully was set for June 28. The next scheduled event we have is the West Texas Junior Champions Tour Tournament which is set for July 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. If your child plans to play in this tournament, you need to contact Steve Alexander at 915/942-0669 in San Angelo. We have another ladies’ evening of golf and play nine holes on Wednesday, July 11. To sign up to play call the golf shop by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, phone 597-6010. We look forward to seeing you at the golf course so come on out and play a little golf anytime.

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