Tuesday’s local sports briefs include:
– Ben Hubbard made a hole-in-one at the recent Oxford Lady Charger Softball Benefit golf tourney played at the Country Club of Oxford
– ESPN announced Monday it plans to televise Ole Miss basketball games against Kentucky and Oregon this season.
– Ole Miss has promoted Lady Rebel assistant tennis coach Jason Ontog to associate head coach.
– Registration is open for the fifth annual Lafayette Commodore Baseball Golf Tournament set for Sept. 14. (August 20, 2013, Page 7)
Looking for a hobby to keep the mind sharp and the body in good shape? Editor Don Whitten, on that same quest, has opted for golf and fishing, and he gives his reasons for his selections. (August 7, 2013, Page 4)
The Yalobusha Country Club will be holding a six-person golf scramble Sept. 22-23. Tee times are set for 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost per team is $540, while cost per person is $90. Call the YCC for more information at 473-2401. (August 22, 2012, Page 7)
MEMPHIS — Don’t tell Rory McIlroy that playing in the annual FedEx St. Jude Classic isn’t important. Jack Nicklaus may think McIlroy, the former No. 1 player in the world, should be out at Olympic Park getting ready for the U.S. Open, but McIlroy felt like he needed to play this week after not making the cut at the tournament Nicklaus founded, The Memorial, a week ago.
McIlroy didn’t lead the pack after the first day of golf at TPC Southwind, but he was just two strokes behind co-leaders Jeff Maggert and John Merrick with a round of 68. (June 8, 2012, Page 6A)
The Yalobusha Country Club will be holding a six person scramble Sept. 17 and 18.
The cost is $540 per team and dinner is provided. Deposit of one player is required and the first 22 teams will be accepted.For more information contact Glenda Gordon (662) 473-2401. (August 24, 2011, Page 9)
Jim Reeves writes to ask if golf can be subsidized in the same way that tennis supporters are requesting the city, county and university to build more tennis courts. (August 10, 2011, Page 4)
Junior golfers of all ages can learn valuable skills at two summer camps offered at the Country Club of Oxford. Ricky Hamilton, head golf professional, and assistant Todd Abbott will lead the camps and instruct young golfers on various aspects of the game such as fundamentals, chipping, putting, full swing and etiquette. (more…) (June 13, 2011, Page 7)
The Yalobusha Country Club will be hosting a six-person scramble June 18 and 19 at the Yalobusha Country Club. The cost is $540 per team. For more information about the scramble, contact Melinda Grimmett at 662-473-2401 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. (June 7, 2011, Page 7)
The Country Club of Oxford will be hosting the second annual OPC/Double Decker Golf Tournament on April 29 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Admission is $225 per team and includes golf, cart and meal. (March 31, 2011, Page 7)
Family members are putting together a very fitting tribute to Morris “Preacher” Lovelady, who’s contributed so much to the Lafayette-Oxford-University community through his work on campus, with the summer baseball programs and with Boy Scouts. The “Preacher” Lovelady Silver Beaver Golf Scramble, set for July 17 at the University Golf Course, will honor Lovelady and benefit one of his favorite causes. (June 18, 2010, Page 4A)