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Fall is a great time to get on the golf course

By Staff
Oct. 2, 2001
Have you ever wondered why there aren't any real big local golf tournaments in the fall?
Perhaps it has to do with college football games on Saturday, but I imagine quite a few maroon and white supporters will be a whole lot more willing to play golf than ride to Starkville following last Saturday's fiasco in Gainesville, Fla.
Seriously, the weather's cool, the sun's shining nearly every day, and there's still a few holes-in-one remaining to be had by those who play.
The only problem is balls that tend to run and hide under leaves once they start falling.
St. Jude Benefit: Roadway Express of Meridian is sponsoring a golf tournament to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital Saturday at Lakeview Golf Course.
Entry fee for the four-man scramble is $50 per person. There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
For more information, contact Leon Olczak or Ann Brewer at 601-483-5251.
Just around the corner: Newton Country Club will host a four-person scramble this weekend. Entry fee is $25 per person. For more information, contact Joel Nelson at 601-683-3770 or 3101, Clay Chapman at 601-683-3422 or 3351, or Tommy Harthcock at 601-683-6936 or 2311.
The sixth-annual NAMI Mississippi tournament is slated for Oct. 11 at Ponta Creek Golf Course at NAS Meridian. Entry fee for the four-man scramble is $50 per person. For more information, call 601-679-2526 or 601-679-2129. Proceeds benefit NAMI Mississippi, the state's voice on mental illness.
The second-annual Clarke County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will be held on Oct. 20 at Quitman Country Club. The four-person scramble has tee times at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registrations will be held at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Registrations will be limited to the first 36 paid teams. For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 601-776-5701 or Janice Grubbs at 601-776-2161.
Beaver Creek Golf Course at Newton will host a night ball tournament on Oct. 13.
Decatur Country Club will host a Jack &Jill Tournament on Oct. 14.
Hole in One
Dr. Wayne Sullivan scored his 10th hole-in-one last week on the No. 7 hole at Northwood Country Club. Sullivan used a 7 iron to cover the 145-yard hole. Witnesses were Warren Bruckmeier and Bill Smylie.
Those who would like to have their tournaments, holes-in-one, club champions, or other golf information listed in this space should fax that info to 601-485-1275, attention Marty Stamper.
Marty Stamper is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551 ext. 3234 or e-mail him at mstamper@themeridianstar.com.

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