Golf scramble becomes family affair

Published 1:59 am Sunday, August 26, 2007

NATCHEZ — Three teams from the Moffett family, all brothers along with their sons, were among eight teams that tied for the low net scores Saturday at the Duncan Park Adult-Junior 18-Hole Scramble.

In all, 11 of the 15 teams that participated in this unique event won something.

That included the team of Mark and Alex Miller, which won two 15Ball Packs of Topflight XL golf balls for most fun.

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“It was outstanding. I attribute that the press, especially the newspaper and the radio station for getting the word out. It was fun,” Duncan Park Master Golf Pro Marvin Gray said.

Terry and Will Moffett, Jimmy and James Moffett, and Joey and Ben Moffett each had low net scores of 72, as did the teams of Shawn and William Handjis, Chris and Mary Evans Kelley, Raymond and Trey Gill, Kurt and Chandler Russ, and Lee and Grant Falkenheiner.

“With the Callaway System of handicapping, it evens the field,” Gray said. “Some of our juniors and some of our adults are occasional golfers. They don’t have a handicap. It’s really amazing how that equalizes the field.”

It was also a good day for the Farmer family as Jordan and Trevor Farmer had the low gross score of 69 and Gary and Brock Farmer had the second low gross score with a 71.

“All of the young people are winners,” Gray said. “It’s certainly enjoyable to do this for me. To see young people and adults do this for the spirit of the game.”