Golfers play all Cookeville courses in one day

Harold Penley and Bob Weaver played all five of the Cookeville area golf courses on June 22, 2015. Their day began at Southern Hills Country Club. With direction from official starter Johnny Anderson, Penley executed the first tee shot at 5:06 a.m. Thirteen hours and 29 minutes later the pair had played 90 holes total.


“It is something we had occasionally talked about doing for the past five or six years. This turned out to be the year,” Weaver said.

They were assisted for part of the day by Lee Campbell performing caddy duties.

According to the web page (see previous post below) created for each round, it took the duo 1 hour and 59 minutes to tour Southern Hills. Penley carded a 79 while Weaver hacked out a 91.

Ironwood Golf Course was next in rotation where Elaine Garrison sent them off shortly after 7:30 a.m. 36 six holes and two courses down by 9:36 a.m. Penley 79, Weaver 93.

“When I told some others we were going to do this they told me I was crazy. I told them I had some crazy friends too,” Penley stated.

Upon arriving at Cookeville Golf Club two foursomes were waiting at the first tee so with permission from club pro Matt Manzaro the round began on number 10. The 18 holes required 2 hours and 16 minutes, finishing at 12:51 p.m. Penley 81, Weaver 77.

The White Plains round required two hours and 26 minutes and both players admitted “hitting the wall” on the back nine. Penley 81, Weaver 83.

The nine-hole Belle Acres circuit was traveled twice making the total for the day 90 holes played. Penley 79, Weaver 85. 

The last putt fell at 6:35 p.m. completing the “Cookeville Pentathlon of Golf”.

“We really appreciate the cooperation of the course operators, especially Johnny Anderson and Southern Hills for enabling us to make an early start,” Weaver said.

Five courses, One day

A “pentathlon of golf” takes place today, June 22, as Harold Penley and Bob Weaver play all five golf courses of Cookeville, TN.

The quest was completed:

Five golf courses, 90 holes played, 13 hrs. 29 min.

You may follow their progress at the links below (links posted shortly after a round begins). A web page for each round on each course will be created via the Swing by Swing iPhone app. The page will refresh as the players advance to the next hole but an occasional manual reload may be necessary. Clicking the hole(s) below the map will reveal a trace of their path around the course.

The quest begins at Southern Hills:

Johnny Anderson was the official starter for the day. His cooperation allowed an early start.

Then Ironwood:

Cookeville Golf Club is next:

Delayed to find a lost phone.

On to White Plains:

Finishing at Belle Acres: (This is a 9-hole course.)
We played this course twice. The Round web page shows the second nine. Also notice the time for the round shows 2 hrs. 20 min. This is the total time for 18 holes.
Harold P scored 39 and Bob W scored 41 on the first nine round.

Six under wins latest scramble at Belle Acres

Campbell McWilliams LikensDon Campbell, Jasper Mcwilliams, Gary Likens (pictured l-r) joined forces to score six under and win the Tuesday, June 24 scramble at Cookeville’s Belle Acres Golf Course.
Amanda Randolph took both closest to pin prizes with a shot to 58 inches at the second hole and a strike within 98 inches on number nine.ARandolph

Southern Hills hosts Scramble Tour

Scramble Tour So HillsSouthern Hills was the host course for the June 25 match on the Scramble Tour. The best scores for the group was WC Howell (C) and Dale Hair (R), their eagle on hole 5 gave them the winning edge. Howell also won the nearest to the flag on hole 9. Neal Evans (L) was the winner of the nearest to the flag on hole 6. Congratulations to our winners. The Scramble Tour will take the next week off and resume play 9 July at Belle Acres. Come join us for some golf and a fun time.

Two Cookeville hackers featured in Chevron promo at Pinehurst

While attending the final round of the U S Open at Pinehurst two Cookeville residents and golfing hackers visited the Chevron S.T.E.M. Zone exhibit and were invited to experience the workings of a TV studio. The results can be seen in the video below.

Belle Acres scramble taken with a five under score

BelleAcres617The June 17 scramble at Belle Acres was won by (l-r) Darren Gregory, Blake Taylor, Dillion Flowers, Tyler Huddleston scoring five under par over nine holes.
Peter Grimma (below at right) won the closest to pin prize on number 2 finishing 13 feet from the hole and Mike DeLapp’s (below, left) tee shot to 83 inches on number nine won him a closest to pin prize.Grimmadelapp

Williams and Reels win Scramble Tour opener

20140419-074036.jpgThe start of the 2014 Scramble Tour season was Wednesday April 16 with 26 players at Southern Hills.  The winners were Dustin Reels (right) and Dwayne Williams (left) with 4 birds, 4 pars and 1 bogey for a modified Stableford score of 25 points. The winning team took home the prize fund and each received a round of golf provided by Southern Hills Golf Course.  The winners of the closest to the pin contest were Dwayne Williams on hole 11 with a shot to 6 feet, and Neal Evans on 14 getting to 8 feet. See all results and schedule  The scramble tour is a weekly golf league that rotates play among the five Cookeville golf courses. Players of all skill levels are welcome to participate.

Scramble tour sets 2014 schedule

2014 Scramble Tour schedule

The Scramble Tour, a weekly play golf league that ‘tours’ the five Cookeville area courses, has set its 2014 schedule and begins play at Southern Hills Country Club April 16. Players should check in by 4:30 p.m. for the 5 p.m. tee time.

Play continues each Wednesday rotating next to Belle Acres Golf Course, then Ironwood Golf Course, Cookeville Golf Club, and White Plains Golf Course before returning to Southern Hills, playing the tour circuit four times.

The competition is nine holes in a two-man (draw for team) best ball scramble format using a modified Stableford scoring system that awards points to each player each week. Points are accumulated throughout the season to determine a season champion.

Players of all levels are welcome. For more information send an email to [email protected] or call 931-261-0661, 931-260-8195, 931239-7504, or 931-261-9077.


Seven under wins for Campbell, Lewis, and Henleys

Winners from left to right: Al Lewis, Randell Henley, Don Campbell, Jamal Henley(not pictured) -7

Winners from left to right: Al Lewis, Randell Henley, Don Campbell, Jamal Henley(not pictured) -7

The Belle Acres Golf Course Tuesday Scramble got its 2014 season underway April 2 as the team of Al Lewis, Don Campbell, Jamal Henley, and Randall Henley posted a seven under score to take first place.

Darren Gregory took 1 of the closest to the pin prizes at the number two hole with a shot to 151 inches and Tom Quick knocked his tee shot to 89 inches at number nine for another closest to the pin award.

Tom Quick (left) and Darren Gregory (left) took closest to the pin prizes at Belle Acres Tuesday Scramble April 2.

Tom Quick (left) and Darren Gregory (left) took closest to the pin prizes at Belle Acres Tuesday Scramble April 2.

Ladies’ league meeting at White Plains

White Plains logoAn informational and organizational meeting for a ladies’ golf league to play at White Plains Golf Course is set for April 15, 2013 at 10 a.m.

All interested players are encouraged to attend. Play will be nine holes and players of all skill levels are welcome.