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Swing Thoughts: June 17, 2013

Events at Memorial Park Golf Club for the week of June 17:
Tuesday – Ladies League, 9 a.m.; Play of the day – three putt snake
Wednesday – Senior Scramble, 9:30 a.m.
Thursday – Jack Rogers Junior Clinic, 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday – LOVE, INC Scramble, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Monday – Senior Scramble, 9:30 a.m.
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Congratulations to Ralph Brim who scored a hole in one on Saturday. Using a five-iron he aced the 164-yard 16th hole. Witnessing the feat were his wife Nancy, Dean Brim and Judy Brim. Topping off the afternoon was the fact that his 38 on the front nine and the 35 on the back nine resulted in his best ever 18 hole score of 73.
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Last week’s winner in the Tuesday afternoon senior league was John Connolly, with Duane Davis second and Dave Legge third. Larry Ramey continues to lead the league, but Legge has moved into second followed by Connolly.
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Those of you who have visited the course since the Wednesday night storm know of the extensive tree damage that the course received.
The grounds crew and some volunteers have done a tremendous job of cleaning up a majority of the debris to prepare the course for the outings that were scheduled last weekend. We ask the patience of players while the cleanup continues.
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Signup sheets and tournament information is posted at the course for the Red Cross Scramble on June 29 with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
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Hole number five will be closed to play this Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon to accommodate the 12th Annual Jack Rogers Youth Golf Clinic.
There are two sessions available with session one, which only has a few openings left, from 9 to 10:20 a.m.; session two, which has several openings left, from 10:30 to 11:50 a.m.
The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Kate Johnson and is free.
Space is limited to the first twenty in each session.
Age requirements are 7 to 14 and participants should have clubs.
The course has a limited number that may be loaned out.
Lunch will be served to all participants at noon with awards and prizes handed out following lunch. Instructors will be David Brim, former Kentonite from Findlay Country Club, and our local high school golfers.
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Upcoming membership events are as follows: June 29 is the mid-season par 3 challenge with a 3 p.m. shotgun start; July 4 will be our annual flag tournament held between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the 36 hole medal play tournament will be held July 6 and 7.
Mark your calendars now for these exciting events available only to members of the course.

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