Golf Scramble

Story by Pfc. Fabian Ortega
13th COSCOM Public Affairs Office

The number of the day, 58, belonged to the first place team who shot a collective score of 58 to win the 13th Corps Support Command Commanding General and Command Sergeant Major Farewell golf tournament held at the Courses of Clear Creek here, June 10.

More than 60 men and women, grouped into 17 teams, participated in the golf scramble.

"We had 63 golfers come out to the tournament and show their appreciation for the [commanding general] and [command sergeant major]," said Spc. Chuck F. Luther, 13th COSCOM Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, OMD clerk and event organizer.

During the scramble, teams were allowed to use a member's best tee shot from which to play. Each member then played from that position. The same rule applied at each hole, then giving a cumulative total at the end of 18 holes.

The 17 teams were even throughout much of the day and only began to distance themselves after the 10th hole. The golfers' competitiveness was evident through the final scorecard, where six points separated the top three finishers.

"There were a lot of good teams out there and they played some good golf, there was definitely stiff competition," said Luther, whose team placed fifth overall.

The first place team finished the day with the score of 58, followed closely by second place with a score of 61 and third place with a score of 64.

After the scramble, golfers made their way to Courses of Clear Creek clubhouse where they relaxed and enjoyed lunch. Winners were announced, plaques were presented, raffles were held, and prizes were awarded in the clubhouse.

First place received trophies, while second and third place received gift cards to the Courses of Clear Creek pro-shop. During the raffle, Maj. McGuffey handed out door prizes to participants.

The tournament came to a close when McGuffey presented a plaque to the 13th COSCOM commander, Brig. Gen. James E. Chambers.


Commanding General and Command Sergeant Major Farewell Golf Scramble
Commanding General and Command Sergeant Major Farewell Golf Scramble