Duffer's Alley

Duffers Alley Week of June 18

Michael L. Nelson, Sr.

What could have been nicer than a beautiful, sun-filled, Father’s Day weekend like the one we just experienced? I’ll tell you what! For Wayne Carter it was his hole-in-one, 139 yard par three 15th on the Blue (now known as the Links) at Highland Park Golf Course. Wayne, a retired educator, who was playing with his Saturday group which includes, Dr. Julian Earls, Ron Moss, Joe Malone, and Bob Black, used his 7 iron for the up-hill shot. Congratulations Wayne.

A Sunday wouldn’t be a Sunday, without the fellows from the NNGA teeing up. The morning began with great hope for me but went south real fast. After a tee shot on number one on Highland’s Links Course that was center-cut down the middle of the fairway, I promptly dubbed my second shot into the water and the rest of my round went downhill from there. But the story of the day was the play of Steve Williams who hit his driver with authority, finding fairway after fairway, was spot on with his irons and rolled in every putt within 10 feet on his way to the low net round of 70. Pasa Barnett (72) and Bill Tell (73) gave Steve all he could handle but Barnett’s double bogey on 16 and a bogey on 18 for Tell left them just a little short for low net honors. Low Gross winner was Eric Payne (86), who with a little more cooperation from his putter could have taken low net honors as well. Closest to the pin winners were Deandre Benson (#5), Bill Tell (#11) and Deandre Benson (#15). Benson, Payne, Randy Keller, Jr., and Robert Mosely won the 6 skins that were out, with Keller, Jr. and Benson winning two skins each.

Don’t forget the Greater Cleveland Junior Golf Scholarship Fund, benefit at Stonewater Golf Course, Monday June 23rd. For information about playing or sponsorships contact Joyce Shinn at 216-387-1900 or via email at jnshinn@roadrunner.com.

Until next week, keep it in the short grass and remember if your ball is resting against a boundary fence, you do not get a free drop. The fence is considered fixed, so either play the ball as it lies or take a one-stroke penalty utilizing the rules of an unplayable lie.