Lewis Memorial offers challenging format to golfers
By By Marty Stamper/The Meridian Star
May 25, 2001
Seventy-two teams have signed up for the annual Ed Lewis Memorial Day Golf Tournament at Northwood Country Club this weekend.
The 54-hole tournament opens Saturday with 18 holes of four-ball play. Sunday's round will be played with a scramble format, while Monday's 18-hole finale will be played with an alternate shot format.
The tournament format came about when a former Northwood member thought he'd spice up the annual summer humdrum tournament fare of four-ball and best-ball tournaments.
Judge Little and Scott Morgan won last year's tournament by three strokes over the teams of Robby Dreyfus and David Russell and Randy Pool and Earl Aycock Jr.
Little and Morgan have won the tournament the last three years and are back to go for a fourth-straight tourney title.
Also among the entrants is the brother team of Mike and Glenn Taylor.
The tournament is named for Edwin Lewis who passed away in 1998 at the age of 89. Lewis worked for 69 years for General Supply and Machine Company, owned by the Weddington family.
In addition, Lewis provided free supplies and labor to Northwood in order to keep its golf carts and other machines in working order. He also served on various boards and committees at the club.
Lewis was a native of Chunky.
Marty Stamper is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.