Langley teams wins CPT

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 5, 2003

NATCHEZ &045; When the youngsters at the Children’s Home see the menu calls for fried chicken and receive instructions to clean their rooms, they know those golfer guys must be in town again.

It happened late last week when Children’s Home Director Nancy Hungerford disclosed to the boys and girls of Monday’s fourth annual Natchez Children’s Home Charity Golf Classic.

The team highlighted by former All-Southeastern Conference and Georgia punter Dax Langley shot a 58 to edge two other teams by one shot in a six-group scramble.

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The six teams had a noon tee time, followed by a visit to the Children’s Home and a Monday Night Football capper at Bowie’s Tavern.

&uot;The best way to know of the work we do at the Children’s Home is to walk through the doors,&uot; Hungerford said. &uot;Many read about us, but I can make a believer of you when you see the work we do up close. This affair is an opportunity to do that.&uot;

The list of celebrities included ESPN golf announcer Charlie Rymer, whose team shot one of the two 59s along with Beau Pre architect Mike Young. Major League Baseball umpire Joe West’s team shot 62, along with Celebrity Player’s Tour public relations director Lee Moore’s group.

&uot;This is just a follow-up to the original (T.C.) Jordan and Hooters Tours,&uot; said Woody Allen, who was in Young’s fivesome. &uot;When we quit that, we wanted to create some money for the Children’s Home as a way to keep that alive.&uot;

Young, who has designed more than 30 courses in the southeast but played Beau Pre for the first time last month, and Rymer are partners and will open Madison Lakes in Madison, Ga., next year.

Rymer, who has been with ESPN for five years, won the Hooter’s Tour event in Natchez in 1993 at Belwood Country Club.

Rymer said he likes the other side of golf as a broadcaster. Through friend, and now colleague Gary McCord, Rymer had a few doors opened and took advantage of the opportunity.