Peek tops Good Old Boys
by Charles Prokop
"I think I'll go hit a bucket of balls." While the rest of us relax with a cool one at the 19th hole or head home for the recliner and the air conditioning, the serious golfer takes his bucket of balls and goes to the driving range. He was having a little trouble with his irons today, and an hour or so of practice will straighten out that kink in his swing. The rest of us were having our own problems, but we've had enough for the day.
Great pianists don't become virtuosos by playing only on stage. They bang away in the practice room until their fingers cramp. They practice until they can play it without thinking.
When great musicians step on the stage, they don't wonder which finger goes where. Their fingers know what to do.
It's the time in the practice studio that makes the musician, and it's the time on the driving range that makes the golfer. When good golfers step on the first tee, they don't wonder where their fingers go in that new grip they heard about on TV. They know what to do because they've worked it out on the range.
Terry Peek is well known for how hard he works on his golf game. The Flying L resident often can be found on the driving range, perfecting another little piece of his swing mechanics.
If you don't find him on the driving range, check the practice putting green. All that effort paid off at the last Good Old Boys tournament as Peek topped the field with 7 points from a round of 89. All the parts of his Peek's game came together. He explained his good performance by saying "Everything was working right," and we all know it was no miracle. It was a reward for plain old hard work.
Dale Felps of Boerne claimed a spot on the leaderboard with a great 6-point round of 76. Felps earned medalist honors and won closest to the hole prizes on numbers 2 and 12.
San Antonio's Jose Uribe, a retired R.N. with the V. A. Hospital, tied Felps with 6 points of his own from a round of 91.
Bob McCullough of Bandera garnered 5 points with a round of 92. Boerne's Fritz Houston and Medina's Richard Mims both collected 3 points from rounds of 87 and 88, respectively.
Gary Manning, one of the newer Flying L residents, continued to make his presence known by earning closest to the hole honors on number 7. Jeff Hoard, the Flying L Director of Golf, took the remaining prize by hitting it close on number 17.
Ron Mercier of Vanderpool was runner-up medalist with a round of 78. Charlie Prokop of Pipe Creek and Robby Kastern, the former assistant pro at the Flying L, both shot 79. We were all glad to see Robby back for a visit, and even happier to hear that he is enjoying his new home in Austin. There were 38 players in the field and points were worth $4.