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Willow Springs Municipal Golf Course

So much news to share with you, it is hard to figure out what to lead off with.

4 Generations of Golfers and An Ace

You know the MasterCard ad…a foursome of golf at Willow Springs… $90; lunch and snacks with Andrew at the pro shop… $9; 4 generations of golfers and a hole in one…priceless.  That is what we had last weekend at our course.  Longtime member Dean Lamb was celebrating his 80th birthday and Father’s Day with his daughter, grandson and great grand daughter.  What a sight to see 4 generations playing golf together.  This reminded me of so many rounds of golf with my mom and dad and the special memories they created.  If you think Jim Furyk has a loop in his swing, he must have learned it from my mom and tempered it down a bit.  To top off the Lamb golf outing, grandson Steven Rohleder scored a hole-in-one on our 4th hole using a pitching wedge.  If 4 generations together wasn’t enough, this put it over the top.  This was Steven’s first ace and the first of the year at WS.  We average 3-5 a year so step up and get yours.

Club Championship

Our club championship is nearing completion and you could not have asked for more competitive matches.  In the first round 3 of the 4 came down to the last hole and the winners were Danny Bradley, Rick Scarbrough, Cole Johnson and Howard Carter.  In the semis Scarbrough topped Johnson with a birdie on the 18th hole to win 1-up.  At press time, Carter and Bradley had not played.  Rick Scarbrough will await the winner for all the marbles.  This year’s winner will be a first time champion and that makes it even better.

Howl Day Night Results

Ten teams came out to play in our first Howl tournament of the year.  Michael McDaniel and Bill Green were the winners with a solid 33-34 for a 67.  Second place went to Dylan Gale and Dalton Woodley who shot an outstanding 32 in the dark to finish with a 69.  In the A flight it was a grave affair as Buster and Ethan Graves put together a 79 for first place.  Second polace went to a pair from Houston, Glen Abney and Dustin Kirkman who shot 6 strokes better in the dark for an 80.


In the Casual League a 3 under took first with the team of Matthew Coatney, Kyle Wake, Buster Graves and Barb Tate shooting a 32.  Closest to the pin this week was Kyle and last week was Paul Davis.

The Cat and Dog League money winners were Buster Graves and Barb Tate while to score winners were Michael and Michele McDaniel who shot a 33.  Michael was closest to the pin.

Men’s League played a 3-person scramble starting from the shortest tees.  A birdie moves you back a tee until you reach the tips (blue) then you play Junior tees to finish.  First place  with a 6 under 29 went to Rick Scarbrough, Kyle Wake and Lee Brook.  2nd place money went to Bill Green, Jerry Gibbons and Steve Coatney.  3rd place was won by Short Tupper, Danny Bradley and Ron Cox.

Next Tournament

Our next tournament will be this Saturday June 29.  It will be an All Ages Cat and Dog beginning at 10 AM.  Cost is $40 a person and will include mulligans.  Cash payouts and hole prizes will be featured.  Call 469-1214 and leave a message to sign up.

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