Either Ty Cole or Gary Wigington has been player of the year for the last five years in Calhoun County. It was only a matter of time before the duo starting teaming up in two-man events and they did just that last weekend. The duo won the Calhoun County Two-Man Championship played at Silver Lakes.
Former Oxford High School and Jacksonville State teammates Marcus Harrell and Garrett Burgess played as partners for the first time in six years Saturday at the Calhoun County Two-Man tournament at Silver Lakes. They combined to shot an 11-under 61 to grab a share of the first-round lead.
Former White Plains golfer Layne Dyar keeps right on making news. Now a freshman golfer at Jacksonville State, she made a hole-in-one on No. 2 at the Short Course at Silver Lakes with a 7-iron on the 125-yard hole. It was witnessed by Madilyn Turner and Chloe Borders.
We host the youth of our church for the annual Parker Memorial Youth Super Bowl Party and sometimes valuable lessons are learned as the game unfolds. Particularly, the lesson that Yankees catcher Yogi Berra summed so well many years ago, ”It ain’t over till it’s over.”
Jack Taylor, 94, is always at the Cane Creek golf course by 7:30 every morning to play nine holes as long as the temperature is above 40 degrees. On Tuesday, the weather spiked into the 60s and Mr. Jack — as he is known — sank an ace on the par-3 No. 3 hole with a 3-wood. He shot 43 on the f…
I hope all of you are enjoying Christmas Day and enjoying reading The Anniston Star with your Christmas breakfast. I am in South Alabama visiting family and reflecting on the past year as this is the last column of the year.
If you drive by Cane Creek Golf Course these days, it looks like the club pro, Kenny Szuch, has gone crazy with a chainsaw. There are stumps as far as the eye can see, giant piles of limbs and views of the course that have never been seen before in its 60 or so years of existence.
Toys were the big story at Pine Hill on Saturday as nearly 400 toys were rounded up at the ninth annual Toys for Kids golf tournament.
I hope you have stuffed yourselves with the Thanksgiving feast, got out and battled the crowds on Black Friday, took in the Alabama-Auburn game Sunday and are recovering while reading this column.
There was no last minute arrival of troops to save the day Monday as Stoney Brook Golf Course quietly held its farewell tournament and became part of history. The beloved course has closed, although here’s hoping a knight in shining armor out there will still come riding in.
“There are really nice people at Indian Oaks. They are trying to do the right thing. All the volunteer help tells you how much the community cares about the Indian Oaks Golf Course,” Indian Oaks head pro Marc Spaulding said.
It was with great sadness to see that Renda and Bob Jaskowski are putting the Stoney Brook golf course up for sale, but at the same time, I’m happy for them because I know the stress of owning your own business and the amount of time that it took Bob trying to keep up with the course.
I guess everyone has their Arnold Palmer story and with his sad passing last Sunday, it brought back my memories of “The King.” He was my dad’s favorite golfer, and I can remember watching my dad cheer on Arnie on the old black and white television sets and the occasional trip to my uncle’s …