Going for the gold

Published 11:33 am Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Special Olympics inaugural golf tournament for the Blackstone Chapter was held at the Victoria Golf Course. Trey Barksdale and his dad, Ricky, tied for first place with Johnny Ferrel and Jeff Stimpson with a score of 33. Keith Joyner and his dad, John Jr., shot a 34 on nine holes. Roger Johnson and his coach Avery Chestnut finished with a score of 36. Thomas Hudgins and his father Will, scored a 40. Closest to the hole was Johnny Farrell and Trey Barksdale won a prize for the longest putt. Each Olympic golfer was given a bag of golf balls and were presented with a trophy. Pictured are, from left, John Joyner, Keith Joyner, Ricky Barksdale, Trey Barksdale, Johnny Ferrel, Avery Chestnut, Roger Johnson and Will Hudgins, kneeling Jeff Stimpson and Thomas Hudgins. We commend these fine athletes along with their coaches and organizers. (Send a “Pic Me Up” with names and information to PicMeUp@KVDispatch.com)