Archive for Thursday, June 16, 2005

Baldwin hosts MS Golf Tournament

June 16, 2005

Rain delayed but did not stop the first ever Baldwin MS Golf Tournament from taking place Saturday at the Baldwin City Golf Course.

There was a three-hour rain delay caused by torrential rains that was accompanied by lightning and thunder. In spite of the delay, or maybe because of it, everyone had a good time.

We filled up the idle time by playing cards, held an indoor putting contest and raffled off the many prizes donated by local businesses.

When we were finally able to tee off, the course condition was very soggy with many added water hazards that aren't normally part of the course.

Maneuvering the carts down the fairways was more like steering a boat. If you weren't careful, each fairway shot would deliver a spray of muddy water from head to toe.

After 18 holes of these trying conditions everyone was amazingly still in good spirits. Due to the extreme conditions, the lowest score that the best two-man scramble team could produce was only two strokes under par. The winning team was the Lauridsen brothers, Scott and Ken.

Laura Farmer from the Eastern Kansas Branch of the Mid America Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society was there. She offered her support and told the participants about multiple sclerosis and how the proceeds from our tournament will be used to help in the efforts to help find a cure for this crippling disease.

The tournament directors would like to thank all of the different sponsors for helping put this event on.

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