BOB WEST CHIP SHOTS — Ben Sherrod, Harold Lawson win Heritage Festival First Flight
Published 12:19 am Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Ben Sherrod teamed with Harold Lawson to shoot 65 and win First Flight in the 47th annual Heritage Festival tournament played Saturday at Babe Zaharias. A shot back in the two-man scramble format was the duo of Mike Brown-James Shipley.
Craig Tolbert-JK Miller combined for a 63 to best Chris Colbert-Ted Patin by two strokes in Second Flight.
Third place ended in a tie between Wes McDonald-Rick Pritchett and Wendell Meaux-Ernie Shaw after both teams posted 70 . . .
PNG Purple, by improving 15 strokes on day 2, placed seventh among 15 teams in the Region III preview last weekend at Raven Nest in Huntsville. The Purple team shot 350-335 for 685. The Indians White team posted 783. Montgomery Purple won with a score of 643 on totals of 336-307.
Tim Feemster was the bright spot for PN-G. Feemster, after an opening 83 left him nine shots off the lead, rallied with a 74 than saw hm make an eagle, three birdies and three pars over a seven-hole stretch. He wound up tied for fourth, only a stroke out of second . . .
Golf coach Jerry Honza is still taking entries for the PN-G Boys Golf Fundraiser March 21 at Zaharias. Entry fee is $250 for three-person teams who will compete in a scramble format. Teams can sign up by e-mailing email@example.com or texting Honza at 409-719-3949 . . .
Ties were the order of the day in the Monday Senior 50 Plus 2 ball at Babe Zaharias.
On the front, there was a four-way deadlock for first at 2 under among teams captained by Ted Freeman, Brown, Keith Mullins and Bob West. The back saw Freeman’s team, which included Tony Trevino, Rusty Hicks and a ghost player, tie Kenny Robbins’ team at minus 3 . . .
The Saturday Super Senior 2 ball was swept by the fivesome of Thad Borne, Harry Green, Dillard Darbonne, Scott Bryant and Buddy Hicks. They finished minus 2 on the front and minus 3 on the back . . .
In the Friday Senior 2 ball, the team of Brown, Don MacNeil, Dan Flood and Dwayne Benoit won the front with minus 1. Brown’s foursome tied the back at even with the team of Kenny Robbins, Danny Robbins, McDonald and Randy Trahan . . .
The Tuesday, March 3 Senior 2 ball saw the team of Earl Richard, Joe Gongora, Gary Fontenot and Tommy Duhon take the front with minus 3. That was also the wining score on the back for the foursome of Kenny Robbins, Freeman, MacNeil and Harrell Guidry . . .
An upcoming Demo Day at 5 Under Golf Center in Beaumont (formerly Games People Play) has caught my attention. A club company with which I am not familiar – XXIO – is teaming with Srixon for a launch party and fitting day next Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m.
What intrigues me is that XXI0 Eleven Woods and Irons cater specifically to players with swing speeds under 90. That’s me and a lot of other seniors, so I’m probably going to head over to check out their technology.
It’s a no-lose deal whether you like the clubs or not. Srixon is teaming with XXIO and will give every person who signs up a dozen Srixon balls, a Srixon Glove and one drink ticket. Food will also be available. Plus, you can check out 5 Under’s Top Golf suites and game center . . .
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