>Latest set of results indicates increasing traffic at Links at Madras
Both the city of Madras and managers Dean and Audrey Ditmore always welcome more play at the Links at Madras, but the nine-hole golf course owned by the city has been hosting a good share of competition over the past number of weeks.
A series of Double Dipper tournaments which is being held again this Saturday, March 15, has headlined the events but there have also been Wednesday Men's Day and ocassional Women's Day events, plus Sunday play.
Bob Rufener and Steve Davis combined for a net 59 to take the latest of the Double Dipper tournaments held March 1.
Low gross honors for that tournament went to Steve Davis, at 76, while Whit Swan won the net category.
Varied events of recent weeks (with KP = closest to the pin shot on the green and LD = long drive) have included:
March 5 Men's Day (Throw out three holes): Low net - Wes Graves (53.5); KP (Hole 1) - Skip Ditmore; LD (Hole 4) - No shots in fairway.
March 2 Sunday group (Beat the Pro): Six players beat a net 69 scored by Trimble Cannon, who was drawn as the "Pro." Winners: Rich Hall, 65; Rich Vigil, Sam Brown, Bob Ringering and Denny Story, 66; and Don Kraus, 67. KP (Hole 10) - No contestants hit the green. LD (Hole 8) - Spud Gephart.
Feb. 26 Men's Day (Net scores only): Low net - Val Paterson 69; KP (10) - none on green; Long drive (4) - Leo Harteloo.
Feb. 23 Sunday group scores unavailable.
Feb. 19 Men's Day (Blind draw team): Low net: Dean Ditmore and B. Liebenstein; KP (3) - B. Liebenstein; LD (4) - B. Liebenstein.
Feb. 16 Sunday group (Beat the Pro): "Pro" Steve Davis shot net of 70, was unbeatable. KP (10) - None on; LD (4) - Rich Hall.
Feb. 12 Men's Day (Net scores): Low net - Wes Graves 67; KP (3) - Val Paterson; LD (13) - Whit Swan.
Feb. 9 Sunday group (Blind draw team): Low net - S. Davis and R. Hall 136; KP (3) - Dean Ditmore; LD (13) - Bob McConnell.
Feb. 5 Men's Day (Stableford scoring): Most points -- Wes Graves and Dean Ditmore (tie) 36; KP (second shot to 5) - None on; Long Putt (18) - none marked.
Feb. 2 Sunday group (Discard par 3s): Low net - Rich Hall, S. Davis and Denny Story (tie).
Jan. 26 Sunday group (Flag event): Furthest (tie) - Eugene Graeme and Denny Story; Third - Bob Ringering; KP (12) - Mike Gardner; LD (13) - E. Graeme.