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2012-01-19

Flying L Men dodge storm, but GOB rained out

Charles Prokop

In a recent Golf Channel survey, viewers were asked if rain, cold, or wind provided the worst conditions for golf. Most of the golfers who responded picked wind as the biggest problem, proving only that not many Texans bother to respond to Golf Channel surveys. If you can't learn to play in the wind, you can't play in Texas.

But even hardy Texans are discouraged when wind, rain, and cold show up at the same time. The Good Old Boys looked out the window on Monday, Jan. 9, saw a bad weather trifecta, and made plans for a golf-free day.

Despite their bad luck with the weather, the Good Old Boys are hard to discourage. They will continue to challenge the weatherman and play at 9:30 am on Mondays.

If you can't play on Monday or one round isn't enough, there's a second chance on Wednesdays at 9:30 am.

Anyone wishing to play with a great group of guys is invited to come on out to the Flying L.

In contrast, the Flying L Men's Golf Association has been paying protection money to the weatherman of late. They played their first tournament of the year Saturday, Jan. 7, on a balmy day in the mid 70s. The event was a three-man shamble, with nine teams of three players. In a shamble, all members of a team hit a tee shot. The team then selects the best tee shot, and each player plays the rest of the hole from that position. The lowest score of the team members is the team score for that hole.

Two teams tied for first place with impressive two under par rounds of 70. Bill Martinot and John Simmons teamed with Jeff Hoard, the Flying L's director of golf, to match the team of Roy Rodriguez, Dewayne Pirtle, and Louis DuBose.

There was a three-way tie for third place. The teams of Van Tom "Coach" Whatley, Tommy Armstrong and Dru Vinton; Buddy Antwine, Terry Peek and Kyle Broll; and Mike Kornmann, Ken Dahlberg and Gene Eubank all turned in nice rounds of even par 72.

The next Men's Golf Association tournament will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10 am.

Interested golfers should call the Flying L Pro Shop at 830-796-8466 to sign up.

Tournament Director Larry Henson is very creative, so players can expect a wide variety of formats as the year progresses.