Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Great golf

Wild Horse hosts seniors event

For Jim Berry of Grand Island, any day is a great day to golf at Wild Horse Golf Club, especially if the wind isn’t blowing.

More than 100 golfers 50 and older gathered at Wild Horse Thursday for one of the Central Nebraska Senior Golf Association’s 30 meets.

Not all of the scores were great.

“There’s another ball for the wooga,” one player yelled on hole No. 8.

But the tournaments aren’t all about the scores.

Art Phillips, 58, of York joined the association when he was living in Cambridge. He said he’s made a lot of friends playing golf and the tournaments keep him connected.

Thursday’s tournament was a three-man scramble played in two flights with handicaps applied.

It’s a different format from straight scoring but Don Ramsey of Broken Bow doesn’t worry about how that might affect his game.

“I don’t really have a game,” Ramsey joked, “so I guess it won’t bother me.”

The association was originally formed in 1956 and has grown to more than 500 members. The meets stretch from York to Ogallala and from Valentine to McCook. They are open to any player 50 or older.

Dale Harsin of Alma plays only six tournaments throughout the season, trying to make sure the event at Wild Horse is one of them.

“I love this course,” he said. “It’s a great place to play.”

Final scores were not available from the golf course.