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Golfer Tribute

Updated: Aug 7, 2020

Bits & Pieces

By Don Eskins

Sutphin- Bindel going the extra mile

Having migrated to Missouri in 2013, it has been nice to be able keep up with what's going on in the Cavern City through the Carlsbad Local and Current Argus.

It has been more than nice really. Being able to keep tabs on my old hometown and to get to see so many familiar names and faces in their newspapers has made my morning cup of coffee much better.

Being able to submit articles to the Carlsbad Local has also been especially nice. It has given me an opportunity to keep in touch with many of the good friends and people I was blessed to know there.

However, many of the articles that appear in the Local or Current Argus wouldn't be there if someone hadn't taken the time to report them to a media source.

Lake Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course's J.W. Sutphin and Ken Bindel, of the Senior Par 3 Golf Association, take the time. Local muni golfers are very lucky to have them.

Both Sutphin and Bindel have gone the extra mile to ensure that Carlsbad knows just what events are going on there, and the people who are making them happen, by submitting muni golf tournament results to the Local.

And that requires a lot of extra time and work from them.

But their efforts have resulted in both recognition and a feeling of accomplishment for those who participate there. Their efforts have also promoted a sense of belonging and camaraderie for the many golfers who tee up and share time there regularly.

Neither take shortcuts either. They get the event, lots of names and results of the many tournaments held there into the Carlsbad Local- often with photos. And when you're a former resident living in Missouri, Colorado, California, New York, etc., and reading online, that's a big plus for keeping in touch with old friends.

Although things are different now at the municipal course, now that they've had to temporarily halt tournament play, Sutphin's kind and thoughtful efforts to get the word out about outstanding efforts and those who accomplished them continue.

In early June I got an e-mail from J.W. with a photo of Ysidro Molinar who had just recorded a hole in one on the 110 yard 9th hole of the Lake Carlsbad Par 3 Course.

It's not something J.W. had to do. But even so he took the time and effort to make sure that Ysidro, who has been a good friend of mine for many years, was publicly acknowledged for his great effort.

It's what J.W. Sutphin and Ken Bindel are all about, going the extra mile to do something nice for others. It's who they are.

The Carlsbad Local appreciates their efforts. I hope Lake Carlsbad Municipal golfers do also.

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Summer Golf Cinema

For those golfers who might not be getting enough of the game Haggen Oaks has put together what they think to be are the top ten greatest golf movies of all time to watch.

Here is their list. Do you agree with the order in which they have ranked them?

How would you rank them?

1. Caddyshack

2. The Legend of Bagger Vance

3. Happy Gilmore

4. The Greatest Game Ever Played

5. Tin Cup

6. Bobby Jones- ‘Stroke of Genius’

7. Tommy's Honour

8. The Short Game

9. Seven Days in Utopia

10. From the Rough

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