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Way to Go!!

“Way to go!!”

 

Each month we are going to highlight any and all golfing accomplishments made by members in the previous month. So, if you make an ace, shoot your best score, hole one from the fairway, whatever it may be; please let us know in the Golf Shop and we’ll highlight it and let everyone know what you’ve done! (It’s OK to toot your own horn in golf, heaven knows we all experience enough bad shots!).

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Way to Go for September and October

We’ve had some great rounds in the month of September, and October,  especially on the tournament front.

Maleah Durham and Bok Stamper won 2nd Low Net and Debbie Atchley and her partner won 3rd Low Net at the Indian Hills Ladies Invitational in Tuscaloosa.

At the Pro-Members, Vern Hydorn has been on a roll with 2 great rounds. He made over 40 points and shot under par at both Farm Links and right here at Ballantrae. At Farm Links Vern came in 3rd among the Amateurs and at Ballantrae Vern came in first among the Amateurs with 44 points. Wow!

Plus, the Higginbothams had a great day recently. Horace shot his age with a great 76 and Linda had one her best rounds on the same day.

Some other great rounds were carded too! Charlie Carmon shot his lowest score ever, a great 70 (which also meant he shot his age!). Also, Hugh Hogue shot his personal best. He recently fired a tremendous 71 which included 6 birdies. Wow!

Way to go everyone!

Remember to let us know if you have a memorable shot or round (or if any of your buddies does too!) and we’ll put it in the next edition of Way to Go!!!

 

Ballantrae golf accomplishments for July!!!

We’ve had some great rounds in the month of July.

Greg Bendall shot his age with a fantastic 67.  Jack Price has shot his a couple of times with an 82 and 83.  Great job!

On the Pro-Member front the team from Ballantrae had a great day.  Jerry Applegate, Bill Shanahan, Steve Harless and Lane Golden came in first at +14.  Jerry came in second among the Pros with 43 points and won a skin.  Bill Shanahan came in 4th among the amateurs and won a big skin.

Way to go everyone!

 

 

Ballantrae golfing accomplishments for June!!!

We’ve had a lot of hot, wet weather but that hasn’t dampened the spirit (or scores!) of Ballantrae’s golfers.

There were some fantastic scores shot last month.  Paul Dempsey (a brand new member) fired a great 3 under par 69.  Lee Adcock shot a 2 under par 70 to better his age (again!).  Bill Nixon shot his age (for the first time) with a nice even par 72.  And Charlie Carmon got in on the action with a smooth 72 as well.

Way to Go everyone!!!

Remember to let us know if you have a memorable shot or round (or if any of your buddies does too!) and we’ll put it in the next edition of Way to Go!!!

 

 

Ballantrae golfing accomplishments for May!!!

There were some really hot days in April and we had a some really hot rounds too!

Shooting your age in a round of golf is one the most difficult things to do in the game.  We’ve had it happen three times recently!  Horace Higginbotham fired a fine 75, Don Shepherd shot a great 73 and Lee Adcock fired a fantastic one under 71!  You’ll notice I didn’t give you their ages, just their scores!!

Maleah Durham also got in on the act with her best round ever, a fine 83 (just so you know, that is way, way over her age!).

On the Pro-Member front the guys from Ballantrae had a great month.  At Timberline the team of Richard Crawford, Ed Bullock, Jim Wiersma and Vern Hydorn came in 3rd place with +15 points.  Richard Crawford was Most Over in the Pro Division with +9 and Jerry Applegate was 2nd in the Pro Gross Division with 40 points.  At Riverchase Richard Crawford, Wes Cox, Jim Owens and Jim Wiersma came in 3rd with +11 points.  Plus, Jim Owens came in 1st Most Over in the Amateur Division with +8, Richard Crawford came in 4th Most Over in the Pro Division with +2 and Jerry Applegate was 1st in the Pro Gross Division with 39 points.

Way to Go everyone!!!

Remember to let us know if you have a memorable shot or round (or if any of your buddies does too!) and we’ll put it in the next edition of Way to Go!!!

 

 

Ballantrae golfing accomplishments for February!!!

There were some really hot days in February and we had a couple of really hot shots too!

Alex Davis on his hole in one on the difficult #8! Alex holed a 6 iron from 178 yards. Alex shot a nice 73. Mike Treadwell and Tray Davis witnessed Alex’s great shot. This is Alex’s second ace, his first was over 20 years ago. Way to go Alex!

Joel Price made a hole in one on the tricky #5!! Joel made his ace with a Gap Wedge from 109 yards. Joel shot a great 83 too! This is Joel’s second hole in one. He made his first 8 years ago at Gulf Shores. David Morris, Maddie Nelson, Eric Voss and Terry Darby witnessed Joel’s great shot. Way to go Joel!

The month ended with a great round by Frank Lary.  In the 2 Person Dogfight, Frank made 49 points.  He had 6 birdies and an eagle and shot a great 68!  Needless to say, Frank and his partner (John Olson) won the Dogfight.  Way to go!

Remember to let us know if you have a memorable shot or round (or if any of your buddies does too!) and we’ll put it in the next edition of Way to Go!!!

 

 

Ballantrae golfing accomplishments for January!!!

Even though many days were cold and gloomy we had some hot and bright play at Ballantrae!

Jim Hess made a hole in one on the tough #14. Jim holed out a

4 iron from 191 yards on Friday the 13th!  Jim's ace was

witnessed by Hugh Hogue, Jeff Adams and John Guerrasio. This was Jim's second ace (and his first at Ballantrae).

Jim Wiersma also made a hole in one in January on the tricky 5th hole. Jim aced #5 with a Pitching Wedge from 112 yards. Jim’s ace was witnessed by Jim Owens and Horace Higginbotham. This was Jim’s 3rd ace (and his second at Ballantrae!)

Good job Jims!!

Not to be outdone, Wes Cox fired a strong 76 during the month.

Way to Go guys!

 

 

Ballantrae golfing accomplishments for December!!!

Please remember to let us know of any noteworthy golfing feats that you (or any of your Ballantrae golfing buddies) have accomplished. We want to share your stories with everyone!

In December Janet Hess had her best round of the year with a great 84. Way to go Janet!

In December the last Dixie Section PGA event was held at Pine Tree CC on a bitterly cold and windy day. Only 2 Pros broke 80 and Jerry Applegate was one of them. Jerry also won the team portion with Rusty Stephens from Tuscaloosa. Richard Crawford also had a good day with a second place team finish and a 3rd place individual finish in the net portion. Good job Pros!

Congratulations everyone!

 

 

Ballantrae golfing accomplishments for November!!!

Please remember to let us know of any noteworthy golfing feats that you (or any of your Ballantrae golfing buddies) have accomplished.  We want to share your stories with everyone!

In November we had a 2 Person Best Ball with the following winners:

1st Gross – James Moore & Rick Higgins  72

2nd Gross – Johnnie Burke & Dennis Smith  74

1st Net -  John Mozingo & John Olson (67)

2nd Net - Mike Joiner & Ronnie Maiden (68)

In November our Pros did well on the Pro-Member circuit too.

At Valley Hill CC in Huntsville Jerry Applegate came in 1st among the Pros with 41 points.  At Greystone Legacy Richard Crawford came in 4th and at Greystone Founders Jerry tied for 1st Pro Gross with 37 points.  Good going Pros!

Congratulations everyone!

 

 

Ballantrae players golfing feats in October!!!

  • Janet Hess holed out for eagle on hole #15 during the South Shelby Chamber Tournament. She hit the best drive for their team and then hit the first approach shot and holed out with a 6 iron from 125 yards!!  Way to Go Janet!!

 

Ballantrae players golfing feats in September!!!

  • Don Burford has had another great month, beating his age several times. Just the other day Don fired a great 73 to beat his age once again!
  • In the recent Pro-Member at Ol Colony in Tuscaloosa, Richard Crawford came in 1st among the Pros with 40 points and Jerry Applegate came in 2nd with 39 points. Good job Pros!
  • On the last day of the month, our own James Helton had a great round. He started out by holing an iron shot from #1 fairway for an eagle 2 and he finished up by holing a long putt on #18 for a birdie 3. Wow! And he wasn’t too bad in between, scoring another birdie on hole #3.

Congratulations and way to go everyone!!!

Ballantrae players golfing feats in August!!!

  • Ballantrae hosted the Dixie Section PGA Pro-Member on Monday August 30th. Our Pros did great! Hal Brown won 2 skins on holes #5 & #6 (in the middle of 3 birdies in a row) and tied for 5th among the Pros. Richard Crawford came in 4th among the Pros with 39 points. And Jerry Applegate came in first among the Pros with 49 points (shooting a 67!). Way to go Pros!
  • Ballantrae’s amateurs did super too. The team of Jerry Applegate, Bill Shanahan, Rodney Self and Vern Hydorn won the team gross division with 161 points. The team of Richard Crawford, Jim Owens, Jim Wiersma and Ed Bullock came in 5th place at +19 points. To top it off, Rodney Self made a Hole in One on the difficult 14th hole. Wow!
  • The next day Ballantrae hosted the Dixie Section PGA Pro-Lady and the home cooking was still working. Jerry Applegate came in second among the Pros with a 69. The ladies played well too. The team of Jerry Applegate, Susan McDaniel, Debbie Atchley, and Bok Stamper came in 1st Place Net. The team of Jerry Applegate, Missy Bibb, Lynda Raines, and Maleah Durham came in 2nd Place Gross.

 

 

 

Ballantrae players golfing feats in July!!!

  • Don Burford beat his age by 2 shots when he shot a great 75 (uh-oh, I just gave away Don’s age!)
  • In the Pro-Member at Montgomery Country Club, Jerry Applegate came in 2nd among the Pros with 38 points.
  • Ballantrae had great participation in the 26th Annual Alabama Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship held recently at TP Country Club in Cullman (that’s the State Championship for all the lady golfers in Alabama!). Bok Stamper finished in 5th place in the 1st Flight. Debbie Atchley finished in 6th place in the 1st Flight. Susan McDaniel finished in 4th place in the 3rd Flight. And Maleah Durham had a great final 9 to finish in 2nd place in the 3rd Flight. Great job ladies!!

Congratulations and way to go everyone!!!

 

Ballantrae players golfing feats for June!!!

  • Charlie Carmon tied his best ever with even par 72
  • Jim Wiersma shot his age with a great 1 under par 71
  • Don Burford also shot his age (which he has done multiple times!)
  • At the Canebrake Club Pro-Member (in Athens AL) the team of Jerry Applegate, Bill Shanahan, Mike Howell and Steve Harless finished in 4th place at +35.
  • At the Pine Tree CC Pro-Member Jerry Applegate came in 2nd in the individual Pro Gross Division and Rodney Self came in a tie for 1st in the individual Amateur Division at +7.
  • A special way to go to the 2016 Ballantrae Club Champions:

Men’s Club Champion – Trey Rosdick

Senior Men’s Club Champion – Tom Bullington

Ladies Club Champion – Debbie Atchley

Congratulations and way to go everyone!!!

 

 

Ballantrae players golfing feats for May!!!

  • Richard Crawford and his team of Jim Owens, Jim Wiersma and Vern Hydorn won the Willow Point Pro-Member, the biggest Pro-Member of the year!
  • Debbie Atchley won closest to pin at the Willow Point Pro-Lady
  • Maleah Durham & Bok Stamper had a strong finish at the South of Birmingham tournament.
  • Debbie Atchley made a hole in one on #3. She holed a 6 iron from 128 yards. She shot a great 76. It is her 4th ace and 2nd at Ballantrae!!
  • Jeff Adams made an eagle 2 on #12 by holing a wedge from 105 yards!

Congratulations and way to go everyone!!!

 

 

April

  • Don Hopmann shot his best ever 79 with a smooth 36 on the back nine
  • At the Musgrove CC Pro-Member in Jasper, the Ballantrae team of Pro Jerry Applegate and Amateurs Bill Shanahan, Steve Harless and Mike Howell came in first place with a score of +21 in the dogfight point format.
  • Alex Davis shot 71 in the Masters Pick a Pro, came in 1st and beat his Pro (Brooks Koepka) 71 to 76.
  • Larry Day made a Hole in One (his 5th by the way!) on hole #3 with a Pitching Wedge from 120 yards. Larry went on to better his age with a great 75. PLUS, it was witnessed by his son, Casey.
  • In the Women’s State Senior Amateur Championship at Timberline Debbie Atchley finished 3rd in the First Flight and Susan McDaniel finished 3rd in the Fifth Flight.
  • Maleah Durham made a Hole in One (her first) also on hole #3 with a 6 iron from 135 yards. Maleah went on to shoot her best ever score of 85 that day!
Congratulations and way to go everyone!!!

 

 

March

Alex Davis fired a fantastic 66 on Saturday March 26th in the Member Dogfight (needless to say, he won!). He made 8 birdies and an eagle in his great round. Way to go Alex!

Also last month, Larry Long made a great Hole in One on the testy Hole #3. Larry has been on the shelf with a hip replacement and this was one of his first rounds back.

Larry holed it out from 125 yards with a Gap Wedge.

This is Larry's second ace, his first coming over 20 years ago. Well done Larry!

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