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Quitman Country Club lives up to billing

By By Marty Stamper / EMG sports assistant
Aug. 9, 2002
For several months this summer, I've heard how you wouldn't believe what they've done at Quitman Country Club.'
Thursday offered the opportunity to play the course and I'm still not sure I believe all that I saw. It was impressive.
In the last year, the QCC course has gone from nine holes to 18. The new holes are sprinkled in with the old holes instead of having a "new" nine and an "old" nine.
Many of the older greens were redone as well. Now the golfers in Quitman have a course to really be proud of. Apparently they know that as membership has grown from 172 to roughly 285 for the private course.
Perhaps the most impressive sight is when you rise to the top of the blue tees on No. 4. Rise being the operative word as you are over 100 feet above the fairway. The view is simply amazing. Several other holes offer similar views.
An island green will come into play in early September on a par-5 and one of the many hills overlooks that green. It will make for an incredible vantage point from which to watch tournaments.
Much of the work was donated by Wallace Eddins, who was hard at work while we played Thursday.
QCC is hosting a pair of tournaments in the upcoming weeks for those who would like to see for themselves.
The Clarke County Chamber of Commerce will host its third-annual three-person scramble at QCC on Aug. 24. Entry fee is $120 per team. For more information, call 601-776-5701.
QCC will also host a two-person tournament on Labor Day. You can call 601-776-2582 for more information.
Boykin and QCC board member Dennis Rolison toured the course with Austin Bishop and myself for a round Thursday. Boykin and Bishop held Rolison and myself to a draw in the match play contest.
Davises and Dearman rule
Buddy Davis, Caleb Davis, and J.D. Dearman won the three-person scramble at Quitman Country Club last weekend with a 27-under par 117 for the 36-hole event.
Steve Hampton, David Sinclair, and partner finished two strokes back with a 119.
Ralph Boykin, Dennis Rolison, and Buddy Williams won the first flight with a 127.
Upcoming tournaments
The first-annual Alzheimer's Association Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday at Lakeview Golf Course. The three-man 18-hole scramble has an 8:30 a.m. tee time. Entry fee is $120 per team which includes cart fee and a T-shirt. For more information, call Richie Camp at 601-693-3301 or Elizabeth Bridwell at 601-483-4566.
Briarwood Country Club will host a mixed scramble, Saturday-Sunday, sponsored by the Briarwood Ladies Association. For more information, call Rob McGraw at 601-681-6185.
Union Golf Club will host the third-annual Newton County Invitational, Saturday-Sunday. Entry fee is $25 for the stroke play event with players 16 and older eligible. For more information, call Otha Kennedy at 601-774-5734. Steve Nelson of Newton won the inaugural tournament at Newton Country Club in 2000. Dan Luke of Decatur won last year's tournament at Decatur Country Club.
The Shorty Moss Memorial Chicken Tournament is scheduled for this weekend at Forest Country Club. Entry fee for the three-person scramble is $75 per player. Carts are $10 per person per day. Private carts are welcome. Players must be at least 18 years old.
Starkville Country Club will host the fourth-annual James McKenzie Memorial Three-Man Scramble, Saturday-Sunday. Entry fee is $240 per team with the field limited to the first 72 teams. Players must be 18 years of age to participate.
Lakeview Golf Course will host a two-person scramble to benefit the Girl Scouts of Gulf Pines Council on Aug. 17. Entry fee is $90 per team. For more information, call Richard Camp at 601-693-3301.
The field for the 27th-annual Philadelphia Country Club Four-Ball, Aug. 16-18, is full with a waiting list already established. The Oxford team of David Calhoun and Kent Smith is the two-time defending champion.
Newton Country Club will host a Two-Person Select Tournament, Sept. 1-2. Entry fee is $25 per person. For more information, call Joel Nelson at 601-683-3101 or 601-683-3770, Clay Chapman at 601-683-3351 or 601-683-3422, or Steve Nelson at 601-683-3586.
The third-annual Laurel Exchange Club/Child Abuse Prevention Center Invitational Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 27 at Laurel Country Club. The format is a four-person scramble. For more information, call Don Hall at 601-649-2437.
The third-annual Laurel Exchange Club/Child Abuse Prevention Center Invitational Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 27 at noon at Laurel Country Club. The tournament will be a four-person scramble. For more information, call Don Hall at 601-649-2437.
Persons wishing to contribute information for this column can fax that info to 601-485-1275 attention Marty Stamper.