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Events for Veterans Memorial Park Golf Club for the week of June 25:
Today – Board of Trustees meeting, 7 p.m.;
Tuesday – Ladies League, 9 a.m. – play of the day is a flag tournament; Senior League, 2:30 p.m. tee times; Cooler League, 5 p.m., 9 hole scramble call ahead to register.
Wednesday – Senior Scramble, 9:30 a.m.; Elks League, 4 to 6 p.m., front nine;
Thursday – Heart of Ohio Tournament – 9 a.m., course closed until 11:15 a.m.; Moose League, 4 to 6 p.m. on the back nine;
Friday – Couples League, 4 to 5:30 p.m. on the back nine;
Saturday – Red Cross Scramble, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start; Par 3 Membership Scramble, 3:30 p.m. shotgun start; Monday, July 2 – Senior Scramble, 9:30 a.m.
The next membership only event will be the mid-season par three challenge to be held on Saturday with a 3:30 p.m. shotgun start. The format for this event will be a two person signup with a blind draw for partners after play has begun. Two-person teams should make up their own foursomes. There must be a minimum of 40 signups by Thursday evening or the event will be canceled.
The 11th annual Jack Rogers Youth Clinic sponsored by Dr. Kate Johnson was held this past Thursday with 33 youngsters taking part under the instruction of David Brim, PGA professional from Findlay Country Club and Jack.
Winners of the sets of junior clubs were Ethan Wirbel and Jarron Willoby. Winning the two student memberships for 2013 were Grace Hattery and Rocco Longbrake.
The Junior League will begin July 5 from 10 a.m.to noon. This league is open to children ages 7 through 14 and is free to members of the course and costs $5 for non-members. The league will run for five weeks ending on Aug. 2.
The Tuesday Morning Ladies League held its Ladies Nine Hole Invitational last Tuesday. The winning team with a score of 34 was made up of Sharon Kerns, Mary Mabrey, Loretta Buckingham and Marge Abbott. In second place with a score of 35 were Tammy Wright, Susie Grant, Judy Longbrake, and Anita Krummrey.
Ladies from Cherokee Hills, Lincoln Hills, and Kings Mill joined them for lunch after the scramble with skill prizes and door prizes awarded. The league thanks Kris Hart, Shari Longbrake, Doug Williams and Joe Prater for their help with the event.
The weekly winner for the for the Tuesday afternoon Senior League this past week was Barry Fries, followed by Duane Davis and Clarence Hensel. Duane Spencer continues to lead the league followed by Marv Sallee and then Duane Davis who has moved into third place.
A signup sheet has been posted for the membership men’s and women’s Medal Play Tournament scheduled for July 7 and 8. For the first round on Saturday participants may play in any group of their choosing provided at least one other person is also playing in the tournament. Rounds on Saturday should be completed by 6:30 p.m.
Tee times will be assigned on Sunday based on your Saturday score. This tournament will enforce winter rules which means you may improve your lie only in your own fairway. Information on the different brackets is posted with the sign up sheets.
Congratulations to Paul Bishop who accomplished one of those rare feats of shooting your age or better on 18 holes. Paul shot a 77 on June 14 at the young age of 79.
Posted at the course are signup sheets for upcoming charitable scrambles. June 30 is the date for the Red Cross scramble and July 14 is the Rachel Pleasant Oldham Benefit. Both of these outings have a four-person signup format and an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost and guideline information on these scrambles is posted with the signup sheets.
Course thank yous this week go to the following: Bob Terry for his donation of two golf gloves for last week’s junior clinic raffle, to those who helped with the clinic: Damon Rall, Grant Cole, Tyler Wies, Chris Deardorff, Britton Hensel, Zach Miller, Tom Williams, Stu Hamilton, Gene Longbrake, Ike Wirbel, Rick Digman and Sandy Prater and to Karl McNeal and John Murray for their outstanding work on course outings.