02 Summer going good for Bounds boys
By By Marty Stamper / sports writer
July 5, 2002
Chad Bounds, 11, of Meridian shot a 3-over par 75 at Castlewoods Country Club at Brandon recently to win the U.S. Kids State Championship and earn an invitation to the U.S. Kids National Championship later this month.
The national championship will be played at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg, Va., July 31-Aug. 3.
Kids age 12 and under from all 50 states and around the world will compete in this four-day, nationally televised event that also includes a one-day skills competition.
The tournament is run similar to the PGA Tour with kids at both the State and World Championship having caddies. Chad's caddie is his mother, Dale Bounds, a pretty good golfer in her own right.
Chad is a member of Northwood Country Club and has been influenced and greatly assisted by Northwood pro Jimmy Gamblin and assistant pro Charlie Agnew, Dale said.
Chad's older brother Clay, 13, recently won a tournament at Bossier City, La. He started a couple of matches on Lamar's golf team as a seventh grader.
Vogle gets rare double
Tommy Vogle of Saucier got both a hole-in-one and a double eagle on the same shot during a recent round at Great Southern Golf Club in Gulfport.
Vogle aced the par-4, 250-yard No. 6 hole with a 3-wood.
Amazingly, another golfer aced the same hole the following day, according to Bill Bissell of the Great Southern pro shop.
Don't forget The Hully'
Dancing Rabbit Golf Club near Philadelphia will host a 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 Azaleas Course. Entry fee is $100 per player.
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.
New sheriffs in town
Will Petty and Vernon Petty dethroned three-time defending champions Otha Kennedy and Johnny Boykin in the annual Seniors Tournament at Union Golf Club last week.a
The Pettys shot a 27-hole score of 97 to nip Kennedy and Boykin's 98. Kennedy had also won the 1998 tournament with another partner.
Rabbit hosting qualifier
Dancing Rabbit will host a sectional qualifying tournament for the 102nd U.S. Amateur Championship, Aug. 5-6.
This year's U.S. Amateur will be played at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Aug. 19-25.
For more information, contact the U.S. Golf Association at 908-234-2300 or Dancing Rabbit at 601-663-0011. Deadline for entry is July 10.
Dixie pro resigns
Dixie Golf Club pro John Shoemaker has left to be the head pro at Patrick Farms Golf Club in Brandon. Shoemaker was the pro at the Laurel course for four years, but grew up playing the course.
Randy Watkins owns Patrick Farms.
Pettigrews rule at PCC
Neil and Carolyn Pettigrew of Philadelphia won the recent Jack and Jill scramble at Philadelphia Country Club by five strokes over second-place finishers Garry and Debbie Myers of Philadelphia. The Pettigrews shot a 36-hole 130, 14-under par.
Robert and Donna Monsour of Meridian took fourth place on a scorecard playoff after tieing with a team from Hernando at 137.
Rabbit to host UMC tourney
Trustmark National Bank will sponsor the Trustmark UMC Children's Hospital Pro-Am Golf Tournament in late October.
The tournament, which will be played at Dancing Rabbit, will benefit the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
More than 40 teams are expected for the 10th-annual tournament, Oct. 20-21. For more information, call 601-984-5273.
Northwood Country Club is busy hosting the annual Bill Davis Fourth of July Tournament which began Thursday and will run through Sunday.
Philadelphia Country Club will host a 9-9-9-9 tournament, Saturday-Sunday. 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.
Briarwood Country Club will host its Ladies Invitational, July 12-13. For more information, call Briarwood pro Rob McGraw at 681-6185.
Newton Country Club will host its 12th-annual Four-Ball Tournament, July 13-14. Entry fee is $65 per player. For more information, call Joel Nelson at 683-3101 or 683-3770, Clay Chapman at 683-3351 or 683-3422, Steve Nelson at 683-3586 or Tommy Harthcock at 683-2311 or 683-6936.
Quitman Country Club will host a Senior Men's Golf Tournament (age 55 and older) on July 16. Teams will play a two-man scramble. Entry fee is $35 per player. For more information, call Tom Mayatt at 776-2500, Joel Sciple at 776-3573, or Robert Moore at 776-4564.
Decatur Country Club will host a three-person four-ball tournament July 20-21. Entry fee is $90 per team. For more information, call Jeremy Stevens at 938-2722, Bobby Addy at 635-2889, Jason Massey at 635-4737, or Rusty Barnett at 683-6660.
Persons wishing to contribute information for this column can fax that info to 601-485-1275 attention Marty Stamper.