Sunday, May 29, 2022

Scramble This Week at Lions! Is Your Hat Clean?

 Two-person scramble at Lions!

Tuesday is a two-person scramble. This is one of our more popular tournament formats, as shown by our 108 signups this week. The pace should be steady and fairly fast. Hopefully birdies will be flying.  Our Handicap Chair appreciates it when you turn in a completed and very legible scorecard before leaving the course. 

Lions has a cardboard box in the pro shop for dropping off scorecards.

Please Take Extra Care While On The Green

We have noticed damage on the cups when we play. It appears some golfers are using their putters to remove or flip their golf ball out of the cup. Please do not do that. There are a lot of accessories one can purchase to assist you retrieving your ball without damaging the cups. Most of them fit on the end of your putter. I did some research on this and it appears the preferred method is the “Pendulum” technique to get your ball out of the cup. Using your putter for balance, you swing your leg back, using it to counter-balance your torso as you lower yourself down, and then swing it forward gently as you raise yourself back up. Whatever you decide, please be safe and take care to not damage the cup. The players behind you will greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Also please be sure to tap down any trails or damage caused from dragging your feet on the greens. Repair all ball marks and have fun.

Golf Humor

It was a sunny Saturday morning, and Mike was beginning his pre-shot routine, visualizing his upcoming shot when a voice came over the clubhouse loudspeaker, “Would the gentleman on the ladies’ tee please back up to the men’s tee!” Mike was still deep in his routine, seemingly impervious to the interruption. Again, the announcement, “Would the man on the women’s tee kindly back up to the men’s tee!” Mike had enough. He shouted “Would the horse’s ass in the clubhouse with the loud speaker kindly shut up and let me play my second shot!”

 At your service,

Sand Trap


Bruce Jones here—I asked for a bit of space today to pass on a method for cleaning golf hats that I’ve found to be easy and worthwhile. 

Sometime back I bought a “golf hat cleaning frame” (try that on and you’ll see many examples). Basically it involves using a little cleaning paste around the brim where the sweat has piled up, then putting it in the dishwasher and run it for a full cycle. Very helpful for white hats. Here are some “before” and “after” shots I took for a hat I cleaned the other day.

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 See you Tuesday (in my clean hat)!


Sunday, May 22, 2022

Here Comes Net Best Three and a Long-Time Member Passes


Net Best Three Coming!

4-Person Teams This Week!

This week’s event will be 4-person teams at Jimmy Clay—the three best net scores for each group will be used for a total that will determine winners. Unfortunately, we had a lot of threesomes and very few singles to fill out those groups. We also ended up with an extra twosome that needed a single to qualify to play.

We urge you to try to be a few minutes early--that way if there is a gap in the tee times, your group can tee it up early, as can everyone behind you who also (hopefully) shows up early. 

Enjoy the day! Possible rain Tuesday with a forecast high of 84°.


ASGA Board Member Passing

No doubt many of us remember Rufus Stanton, long-time active member of ASGA. Joining in 2008, Rufus was more than a player, he also volunteered with running the organization, serving as Secretary/Treasurer for three years, and Member Delegate in 2012.

He played in ASGA events for 14 years, including over 200 team events, with partners such as Jerry Newton, Willie Johnson, Charles Davenport, and Curt Fludd. But by far his favorite partner was Leroy Wormley Jr., playing over 170 team events together.

Travis McWhorter, past President, offered this remembrance of Rufus:

“Rufus was in his second term as the Secretary/Treasurer when I joined the ASGA Board in 2015 as the Delegate-at-Large. I was a fairly new member and new to the board. Rufus gave me a warm welcome and made me feel at home. In 2016 when Rufus had some serious health issues and did not finish his term he met with me in the parking lot of Morris Williams to transfer the records of the association so they could be passed on to next Secretary/Treasurer. Though just back from his absence he took the time to meet with me to make sure ASGA members were properly served. In the future as I became president for the first time he always stopped and visited with me when we met at various tournaments and offered his support for the continued success of ASGA. 

“Rufus genuinely enjoyed playing golf with Leroy Wormley, Jr. and other members. He will be missed by all that knew him. “

We offer our condolences to Rufus’s family and wish them well.

Rufus Stanton Obituary


Bruce Jones
ASGA Admin