No one-round wonder for Kirk
A couple of weeks ago we told you about the cloud-nine jubilation celebrated by Larry Kirk after he shot a 94 to five points above his handicap and first place in the Good Old Boys Golf League weekly Stableford tournament at the Flying L in Bandera. Larry, 68, a golfing luminary from the big city of Medina had lamented about being mired in the 100 plus muck before catching a grip tip on the Golf Channel that vastly improved his swing and bunker play.
But too often it seems that a good round and high expectations for the next is followed by an outing so terrible that we’d simply like to tear up our score card and make a quick getaway without having to answer a single “how did you do today?” question.
Was that going to be the fate of nice-guy Larry Kirk? Was he going to return to earth with a thud? A flash in the pan? A one-round wonder?
The jury made be out on that, but listen to this - last week Larry continued his hot streak by shooting a 90 and AGAIN leading the field in the tournament with seven points above his handicap.
“Well,” he said in a voice a bit more subdued this time, “I’m still hitting the ball better but what helped in this round was my putting. I was rolling the ball really good and I credit the Flying L greens for that. They are looking really great now. Shooting a 90 was great and I’d really like to stay around that number, maybe get down in the high 80’s if I can.”
David Finger of Fair Oaks Ranch led a group of four with an 85, which tied for second place with five points each. He also won proximity on holes 2 and 17.
Paul Lemon of Boerne got his five points from an 88( one of his best rounds in a while); Sam Martin of Lakehills shot 89; Ray Martel of Bandera posted 90.
Woody Clark of Bandera came in third with two points from 95 and Larry Hanson of Bandera was fourth with a single point from his 94. Other closet-to-the-pin winners were Jack Finger, No.2; and Curtis Brown, No.12.
Dave Felps and Bob Savage, both of Boerne, finished one-two as medallists with Felps shooting 83 and Savage an 86. Thirty-one players were in the field and points came in valued at $5 each.
NOTES: Prayers and best wishes are still being solicited for Tom Gannon of Lakehills who is courageously battling throat cancer. Many of the Good Old Boys signed and sent a get-well card to Tom...The absence of Dick Lane of Medina, a long-time GOB, is explained by the fact that he’s joined the River Hills Country Club of Kerrville. He took advantage of a special offer to join, he said.