|"Anniversary Reunion" May 16-2018|
Let's go a few days back to the anniversary of the tornado. We had Channel 5 here, asking questions about the effects of the tornado, recovery, etc. We had a group of people, mostly members, who organized a get-together last Wednesday May 16. I met new people -neighbors who don't play golf who got affected by the tornado. it w.as a reunion, and in some ways, needed to be before the annual members' gathering for a golf tournament.
I felt that many who played today truly enjoy being members at Elk City Golf & C.C. and wish other had a little more patience, so, I was even going to play in the tournament, but my partner had medical orders that made him cancel. It's okay, we will have another chance, and though it was the smallest field in the Member-Guest since I came to Elk City, it was the "warmest" and most appreciative. In many ways, I can identify with a "connection" to each one of the members who played, and many of the guests, some of whom have been coming for years.
The tournament field was divided in three flights while Paul Gunkel, Brad Gilbert and Carter Muncrief expertly grilled hamburgers and pork chops for the participants, right next to the scoreboard placed under the canopy-cart port by the temporary clubhouse. It was a blast, and it was as if everyone who was there, truly enjoyed not having a clubhouse. This was definitely a "club's tournament"... a members tournament.
The field was divided in three flights, and the winners were:
1st (57) Aaron Kauk - Bret Matlock
2nd (59) Keegan Hall - Toby Davis
3rd (62) Rusty Wilson - Brandon Engel
1st (67) Blane Short - Adam Pennington (*)
2nd (67) Jeff Smoot - Donny Burson
3rd (68) David Schneberger - Kallen Nichols
1st (72) Jonathan Butcher - Jared Williams
2nd (73) Jeff Rule - Lynn Bailey
3rd (73) Aaron Kamphaus - Don Patterson
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