Tourney slated to remember EMCC's Hull
By By Marty Stamper / sports writer
June 28, 2002
Dancing Rabbit Golf Club near Philadelphia will host a special one-day golf tournament on July 25 in memory of former East Mississippi Community College men's basketball coach Steve Hull.
The four-person scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. on the Azalea Course. Entry fee is $100 per player.
Hull, who coached the EMCC men's basketball program for six seasons, died last October, ironically while playing with Hall at Dancing Rabbit.
Persons who can't participate or don't play golf but would like to contribute may do so by donating to the Steve Hull Memorial Fund at Community Bank in Meridian.
For more information, contact Lindsey Hall at 703-2091.
Ivy takes QCC Juniors
Joshua Ivy ran away from a nine-player field to take the Quitman Country Club Junior Golf Tournament on June 19. Ivy shot a 37 in the nine-hole event. Second place went to Ryan Evans with a 53, while Tyler Burgess was third with a 56.
An Ace for Andy
Andy Gardner made a hole-in-one on the par-3, 140-yard seventh hole at Newton Country Club on June 19. Gardner used an 8-iron. Witnesses were Thomas Bush, Bobby Eason, Dewey Turner, Jay Powell, and Creeper Nelson.
Dancing Rabbit yields 56
The team of Aaron Jagers, Eddie Payton, Mark Entrekin, and George Polizzi won the first-annual East Central Community College Warrior Golf Classic at the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club Azalea Course last Saturday with a 16-under par 56.
In second place in the four-person scramble with a 58 was the team of David Sinclair, Thomas Bush, Glynn Griffing, and Milton Walker. In third, also with a 58, was the team of Rufus Tubby, Alvin Waiter, Tico Hoffman, and Buffy Tubby.
Twenty-four teams played in the event.
Kennedy-Bishop team first
Thomas Kennedy and Shayne Bishop took first place in the Herrington Insurance Two-Person Scramble at Union Golf Course last weekend with a 21-under par 123. Terry Rainer and Burl Johnson were second at 126. In third, also at 126, was the team of Kody Comans and Colby Amis.
Quitman Country Club will host a mixed scramble this weekend. Entry fee is $50 per person. For more information, contact Frankie Felter at 601-776-6693, Randy Plowden at 601-687-5251, or the QCC pro shop at 601-776-2582.
Philadelphia Country Club will host a One Man-One Woman Invitational, Saturday-Sunday. Entry fee is $100 per team. For more information, call the PCC clubhouse at 601-656-8512 and ask for club pro Michael Novorot.
Newton County Club will host a two-person scramble this weekend. Entry fee is $25 per person with the field limited to the first 36 teams. For more information, call Joel Nelson at 601-683-3101 or 683-3770, Clay Chapman at 601-683-3351 or 601-683-3422, or Tommy Harthcock at 601-683-2311 or 601-683-6936.
The Kenyatta Walker Foundation will host the Champions for Children Celebrity Golf Tournament Saturday at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club on the Pearl River Resort near Philadelphia. Proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Mississippi. For more information, contact Kimberly Sharp at 321-5006 or 918-5065.
The Fourth of July will also be a big weekend of golf.
Northwood Country Club will host the Bill Davis Fourth of July Tournament, July 4-7. For more information, contact Jimmy Gamblin at the pro shop at 483-5551.
Philadelphia Country Club will host a 9-9-9-9 tournament, July 6-7. Teams will play nine holes each of four-ball, scramble, alternate shot, and total score. Entry fee is $40 per person. For more information, contact Michael Novorot at the pro shop at 656-8512.
Union Golf Club will host a club picnic/tournament for members only on July 4. Those ribs aren't for just anybody.
The four-ball tournament scheduled for July 5-7 at Briarwood Country Club has been canceled.
Persons wishing to contribute information for this column can fax that info to 601-485-1275 attention Marty Stamper.