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Swing Thoughts: June 26, 2013

Events at Memorial Park Golf Club for the week of June 24:
Thursday – junior league 10 a.m.-noon; “Rally for the Cure” committee meeting at 6 p.m. in the annex.
Saturday – Red Cross scramble 8:30 a.m. shotgun start; membership mid-season par-3 scramble 3 p.m. shotgun start.
Monday, July 1 – senior scramble 9:30 a.m.
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The 12th Annual Jack Rogers Junior Golf Clinic was again a huge success.
Jack unfortunately was under the weather and not able to attend but Rob Longbrake and Doug Wright did a great job of pinch hitting for him with instruction on chipping and putting. David Brim, as usual, was fantastic working with the children on their set up, grip and swing structure.
Many thanks to the volunteer helpers: Stu Hamilton, Sandy Prater, Jane Baker, Jim Ramge, Gene Longbrake, Devin Mouser, Damon Rall and Michael Hites. Thanks also to John Murray, Wayne Rogers, Chris Rogers, Joe Burgbacher, Bill Hart and Dean and Judy Brim who donated prizes or cash toward the clinic. Of course, a special thanks to Dr. Kate Johnson who sponsors the clinic and provides the clubs and memberships to the special winners.
Winning those prizes this year were: Oliva Hattery and Stone Sauver, winning junior sets of clubs and Evan Tudor and Logan Brown, who won a 2014 junior membership.
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Last week’s winners in the Tuesday afternoon senior league were Carter Cavalier and Larry Weaver. Larry Ramey continues to lead the league with Tom Myers in second and Dave Legge third.
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This coming Saturday afternoon the membership mid-season par 3 challenge will be held with a 3 p.m. shotgun start. Participants should sign up as a twosome with a minimum handicap of 20. Twosomes may pair up with any other group to make their foursome but a blind draw will determine their team for the prizes. Cost of the event is $10 per person plus and other green or cart fees if applicable. The course will be set up as 18 par-3 holes. Come and enjoy a beautiful afternoon with your golfing friends.
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There is still time to sign up for the Red Cross Scramble. Sign up sheets and tournament information is posted at the course for the June 29 event that has an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
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The week of July 1 has two separate membership tournaments. The annual flag tournament will be held on Thursday, July 4 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Players play against their handicap for cash prizes. Sign up the day of the tournament with the only qualification is that you play with at least one other person in the tournament. Open play is still available that day.
On Saturday, July 6 the membership medal play tournament will be held.
Several divisions are available in both male and female for competitors in this 36-hole event. Players must play their first round with someone else in the tournament and this first round should be completed by no later than 6 p.m. on Saturday. The second 18 holes will be played on Sunday, July 7 with your Saturday score determining your tee time for Sunday morning. More information is posted with the sign up sheet. Open play is available during the day.
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Thank you to the Ladies’ Golf Leagues at the course for the pink ribbon flower bed located next to the red tees on hole two. Also to Jeff and Kim Butcher for the rock that is placed in the ribbon’s loop.
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On July 28 the second annual “golf for a cure” ladies only scramble will be held with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Team registration forms are available at the course, so get your four ladies together, make plans on how to decorate your cart and get ready to have a fun day. The course will be closed that afternoon for just the ladies. Hole or cart sponsorship forms to honor someone who is fighting or has lost the battle with cancer are also available at the course.
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The team from McDonald’s Restaurant won last Saturday’s Love INC scramble. Dave Geiger, Greg McClain, Daren Fogle and Gene Longbrake combined to win by shooting 20 under par.

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