Henson returns with a bang
By Charles Prokop
Golfers prepare for important tournaments in different ways. Some players take time off from competition so they can be fresh when the big day comes. They may play some casual rounds with friends and get in a little practice, but they avoid serious competition.
Other players believe they will lose their edge if they take time off.
These golfers like to play throughout the weeks leading up to the major tournaments. Time off may not hurt their swing, but time away from the heat of competition hurts their focus and concentration under fire.
Larry Henson seems to be one of those players who likes to ease into competition. The Bandera resident recently took some vacation time away from the Good Old Boys tournaments.
He may have snuck in a few casual rounds of golf while he was away, but when he returned he shook off the rust and topped the field with a nice 79 that earned 6 points.
Retired computer analyst Tom McGuire of San Antonio took second place with a 4-point round of 85. Four players earned 3 points and tied for third place. Bob Savage, who lives in Boerne and is a captain with the San Antonio Fire Department, shot 77, and Sam Martin of Lakehills shot 89.
Bandera's Dan Montes, who owns and operates Dan's Window Rangers, shot 90, and Bill Gooden shot 92.
Dale Felps of Boerne was closest to the hole on number 2. Sam Martin took honors on number 7, and Bandera's Roy Rodriguez was closest on 12. Boerne's Richard Leeder snugged one up to the pin on the difficult 17th.
Joe Arredondo of Kerrville once again took medalist honors with a great 3 under par round of 69. Charlie Prokop of Pipe Creek and Bob Savage were next with rounds of 77, and Charlie Syphrett of the Flying L shot 78.
There were 37 players in the field and points were worth $5.
• The annual Cowboy Classic will be held at the Flying L the weekend of August 24-26. This is one of the biggest tournaments of the year and is always a great few days of golf.
The tournament is a two-person shamble played on Saturday and Sunday, and is preceded by a shootout on Friday afternoon. Interested golfers are encouraged to call the Flying L Pro Shop at (830) 796-8466.
• Golfers at the Flying L presented departing Director of Golf Jeff Hoard with a new set of clubs in a farewell ceremony at the last Men's Golf Association event. Jeff was a good friend to the Good Old Boys, and we hope he will stop back in and show off the golfing skills those new clubs are sure to deliver. Charlie Syphrett, the former Director of Golf Instruction, will be assuming Jeff's duties as Director of Golf. We are all looking forward to working with Charlie in his new capacity and know the Flying L will benefit from his experience and expertise.