It is only fitting Plum Brook Country Club's golden anniversary celebration includes a new golf tournament in honor of Jack Waldock.
PGA head professional Eric Morgan and his staff have initiated a new event — the Waldock Cup.
The 27-hole two-man team handicap tournament is set for June 14 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start and consists of three different formats for each nine.
The first nine is best ball with 90 percent handicap for each team, followed by a modified scotch format in which teams get 20 percent handicap. The final nine has a combined net format with 100 percent handicap.
There are two divisions, based on the handicaps, with the top teams from each division qualifying for the shoot-out which will eventually determine the champion and the recipient of the Waldock Cup.
"This is the first year of this event and wanted to make it special while at the same time acknowledging the contributions of Jack Waldock to the club," said Morgan.
Waldock has won more club titles than anyone in the club's history and is the founder of the Ohio Amateur Senior Hall of Fame Championship which is celebrating its 23rd year of competition Aug. 4-5 for the top amateur golfers in Ohio and surrounding states each year.
Parschauer, Steinemann honorees
Plum Brook Country Club has its annual Memorial weekend tournament and the winner was Pat Martin for the 36-hole test. Another highlight came with the announcement that two members were chosen as the honorees for the event. John Parschauer and George Steinemann were recognized for their dedication and service to the club. The were selected on a vote by the Past Presidents. Parschauer has been a member since 1983 and Steinemann since 1999.
Edison Charger scramble July 26
The 23rd annual Edison Charger scramble is scheduled for July 26 at Norwalk's Eagle Creek Golf Club with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $75 per player and includes complimentary sleeve of golf balls, golf tees, golf, cart, free driving range privileges (starting at 7 a.m.), beverages, steak dinner and chances to win a prize on every hole. Hole sponsors are also needed, priced at $100, $300, $500, or $1000. Entries are available at the course or by contacting an Edison Booster Club official. Checks should be sent to Lisa Horchler, PO Box 528, Milan Ohio 44846 and made out to the Edison Athletic Boosters.
LEJGA season begins
The first Lake Erie Junior Golf Association tournament of the 2014 season was held last Saturday at Lincoln Hills Golf Club in Upper Sandusky with a handful of local youngsters in the small field.
Julia Hippely, of Huron, won the girls 10-14 age group title with a 42, four shots ahead of Jordan Pruitt of Milan.
In the boys 17-19 age group (Division D), Logan Dwelle of Perkins was runner-up with an 89, six strokes behind champion Peter Campbell of Findlay.
In Division C (boys 14-16), Cameron Foss of Perkins was also second with an 82. Brayden Dunlap, of McCutchenville, Ohio, fired a nifty 79 to grab honors.
The first area tournament is Wednesday at the Catawba Island Club course with the players moving over to Norwalk Thursday on the Eagle Creek Golf Club layout.