Worthy of note is the stick-to-itiveness of the Wednesday Senior Scramble regulars at Texas City’s Bayou Golf Club.
With renovation going on at their home course, the gallant geezers have been “on tour” so to speak, having first been graciously welcomed by staff at Beacon Lakes — where the lights are on for play well past the bedtimes of the TC bunch!
Last week’s winners were John Duree, Ron Beasley plus ol’ Badge Buddies Rick Mitchell and Daryl Spoor. Runners-up were Gary Potter, Penny Perez and Ray Voss. Proximity cash went to John Bember, Paul Gonzales, Penny Perez and Ray Voss.
This week, the Bayou Bunch will take their competition down to Moody Gardens, where last week Bill Blanda and Jim Muntzel each carded 79s to tie for individual low gross in the Thursday Cash Game. Kyle Reiser’s 63 earned low net by five shots over Bobby Sanderson, while also putting low net cash into his pocket from the par 3s and 5s. In team play, Reiser teamed with Keegan Smith and ol’ Badge Buddy Richard Gonzales for the win.
For those surprised by mention of renovation and improvements at Bayou Golf Club, call the course for final and accurate detail. It is my understanding that all work will be completed sometime in September or October.
Also continuing to get serious attention is the South Shore Harbour layout, as Canongate plans to shut down the Shore nine pretty soon for serious work to include greenside bunkers, fairway planeing, tee box dressing and planting of new and better grasses.
Note to Tony Buzbee: Sorry about the boat. But if there’s an empty seat on the plane to Cleveland, keep me in mind!
Note to Ron Plackemeier: Make them pry that megaphone from your hands!
Note to Mayor-elect Jim Yarbrough: Good time to take up golf; you’ll need the five-hour-per-week respite from City Hall. Besides, all the world’s problems are solved post-round in the locker room.
Note to Michael Sam: Play ball like you know how, fellow Bulldog!
Be safe, on and off the course.
Gean Leonard is a columnist for The Daily News and can be reached at Gean.GDNgolf@gmail.com.