Twin Bridges Golf Club and people in our town must have made a good impression on the Alabama State Left-handed Golfers Association last year. The annual tournament is going to be held here again this year.
Word came yesterday from Charles Booth of Samford University that the 57th annual tournament will be played at Twin Bridges Golf Club on June 23-25. There will be three rounds of play in the Championship and Open Divisions. The Senior Division will be two rounds, that Saturday and Sunday.
This will be the third time the state tournament has been held in Gadsden. The first time was in 1983, when Stud Clay was president of the association and he staged the tournament at Gadsden Country Club. That year local golfer Johnny Coker won for the fourth time.
Coker had also won the tournament three times in a row from 1970-72 on three different courses. In 1970 Coker won at Altadena Valley in Birmingham; in 1971 he won at Bonnie Crest in Montgomery and in 1972 he won at Cahaba Heights in Birmingham.
Another local golfer, Porter White, also won three years in a row from 1953-55. All three tournaments were played in Montgomery, the first two at Woodly and the third one at Bonnie Crest.
Three other golfers have also won three times in a row. Gene Ferrell of Mobile won from 1959-61; Gerald Stacey of Atmore won from 1996-98 and Tim McCollum of Leeds has won the last three years.
Each week the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame sends out news and notes pertaining to college football. Here are some of the ones the arrived this week:
These changes are expected to shorten the game.
How about shortening the game by eliminating some TV timeouts?