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2016-02-11

Peek performance wins

Charles Prokop

Golf unites people from all walks of life. You find yourself playing golf with folks from every profession imaginable, and differences in careers and educational backgrounds melt away.
Consider just a few of the players with whom I often share a round. They are all retired now, but the group includes a high school football coach, a construction company owner, an oil field foreman, a cotton farmer, an insurance claims administrator, a dentist, and several with too many past lives to list here. Everyone’s past is irrelevant unless an opportunity for some good-natured needling arises.
Terry Peek is a perfect example. The Flying L resident is one of the most easygoing, modest men you will ever meet. A conversation on the course will most likely involve rodeo, woodworking, and growing up in Paris, Texas. I’m willing to bet that a stranger would be startled to learn that they had just finished playing a round of golf with Terry Peek, Ph.D., retired college vice president.
Peek shot to the top of the field in a recent tournament with an impressive 8 points from a round of 86. The highlight of Peek’s round was a birdie 2 on the 12th hole. The birdie came at the end of a string of solid scores on the holes around the turn at the Flying L. Many good rounds have deteriorated as players navigated holes 8 through 11, but Peek held his round together through this difficult stretch.
Curtis Brown lives in San Antonio but he’s at the Flying L for golf often enough that you’d think he’s from Bandera. Brown put his familiarity with the course to good use, shooting 87 and earning 5 points and second place. Ted Brown is no relation to Curtis Brown, but Ted is from Bandera and is at the course even more often than Curtis. Ted was close behind in third place with 4 points from a nice 78.
Bandera and Flying L resident Gary Manning has been playing steady golf while most of us have been struggling with the winds and fast greens common this time of year. Manning turned in another excellent performance with a 77, good for 2 points and medalist honors. Winter Banderan Kenny Seurer, another player on a hot streak, matched Manning’s 2 points with a round of 84.
Although the Boerne Brigade was graciously allowing others to accumulate points, their generosity could only extend so far. Two Boerne residents captured the closest to the hole prizes. Paul Lemon hit one tight to the pin on number 2 and Fritz Houston won hole number 17. Twenty-seven players turned out on a wonderful day for golf and scored an aggregate of 25 points.
The Flying L Men’s Golf Association will hold a one-man scramble on Saturday, Feb. 13 and the Flying L Couples League will hold a string game the following Sunday, Feb. 14. Both of these formats always make for fun events, and interested players are encouraged to sign up in the Flying L pro shop.