Many Wabash Valley sports activities followers nonetheless miss Tom Reck, the sports activities editor of Terre Haute Star and Tribune-Star, who died in October 2020 on the age of 82.
Tom lined main occasions – comparable to Indiana State 1978-79 males’s basketball video games and a few Indianapolis 500 – throughout his six-decade profession on the newspaper. However he appreciated the Terre Haute occasions, with a lot smaller crowds, as effectively.
Amongst those that appear to say Tom’s title most frequently are golfers. The Terre Haute North Excessive College boys golf group even named an annual spring event after him.
So far as I do know, Tom was not a golfer himself. However when the climate was good, he appreciated to take a seat subsequent to the course scoreboard, speaking to gamers and coaches who completed their 9 or 18 holes as he wrote factors for his story that would seem within the sports activities part. the following day (or on-line in recent times when he was “half” retired however nonetheless protecting matches and matches).
Tom is not any nearer. I used to be simply getting used to his level feedback beneath my Fb posts.
However there are golf occasions arising with the onset of summer time, so let me share some with you. Tom would love it.
The Terre Haute Ladies’s Metropolis’s annual match sport event, sanctioned by the Terre Haute Ladies’s Golf Affiliation (THWGA), will happen July 11th of September at Hulman Hyperlinks. To qualify, you have to choose a day from now till July 7 to play an 18-hole spherical after which wait to fly.
The $ 60 entry charge contains inexperienced qualifying spherical and match charges, Monday July 11 lunch, and prizes.
For extra info, name / textual content / e mail THWGA President Morgan Johnson at 812-249-1272 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Vice President Cara Stuckey at 812-249-0261 or email@example.com; or Treasurer / Secretary Diana Luther at 812-243-0250 or Dprice7@ymail.com.
Stuckey, by the best way, is the 16-time champion of this event. It reached 5 in a row in 2021 and plans to enter once more in 2022.
In a word on this, please inform Edie Godleski – herself a six-time winner within the ladies’s city of Terre Haute – that I wish to thank her for the great word she despatched me a number of years in the past. She left no return deal with – I consider she lives in Florida – and I couldn’t discover her on Fb. Thanks prematurely.
• The lads are additionally preparing for the bondage motion this summer time. The Wabash Valley Golf Affiliation (WVGA) will introduce the two-round Mini-Traditional subsequent month. Individuals can play 18 holes in Clinton’s Geneva Hills on July 8 or 9, then they may play the ultimate spherical at Hulman Hyperlinks on July 10.
Kyle Stevenson is the reigning champion. In the meantime, WVGA president Eddie Kanizer hinted that “new blood” may make a splash in Mini-Metropolis this yr. Will see.
Registrations are in Geneva Hills, which you’ll be able to name 765-832-8384.
“I do know [WVGA vice president] Tom Jones and I are each enthusiastic about Casey [Ill.] the blokes getting concerned and I do know a few of them have already performed within the Senior occasion final month, “Kanizer added.
In entrance of the Mini-Metropolis would be the Interclub on Sunday
“A small twist this yr is that the occasion will probably be held within the Harrison Hills [in Attica]”, Kanizer famous. “Every group could have eight gamers representing every course.”
Different main WVGA occasions on this system are the Mostaccioli Open on September 10-11 on the Geneva Hills and Hulman Hyperlinks and the principle occasion, the Wabash Valley Traditional, on September 24-25 and October 1-2.
“The primary day will probably be within the Geneva Hills,” mentioned Kanizer, who added that gamers can select any day beginning Monday (September nineteenth) of that week till Saturday for the primary spherical.
“Then the second spherical will probably be at Forest Park, spherical 3 at Hulman after which the ultimate spherical on the Nation Membership of Terre Haute.”
This completes the golf portion of this column. However there’s another factor Tom Reck want to say earlier than turning off his pc.
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