Park Hills takes important step

As reported in the Mirror, the Park Hills Country Club held a meeting last week to vote on a proposed mid-year assessment.

Citing a dire need of funds, the club’s board of directors proposed a $300 assessment that would be paid by every voting member of the club. With more than 90 voting members in attendance, the motion passed easily – by a margin of nearly three votes to one.

I must admit, I was a bit of a surprised by the ease with which the motion passed – a testament to loyalty and passion that many long-time members have for this historic club.

Here’s hoping the club finds a quick return to financial stability in regards to its golf course operations.

British Open

The annual Masters tournament is easily the most beautiful setting for any of the four majors, and I love the U.S. Open for its incredibly difficult conditions and the need for contenders to grind their way around a course – making par a prized score.

That said, the most enjoyable major for me to watch each year has got to be the British Open.

Played under incredibly different conditions than we’re used to here in U.S, the tournament can be fascinating for any golf fan – seaside courses, devoid of watering systems, that often turn golden brown, shots that bounce and roll for more than 150 yards and the pot bunkers, gorse bushes and foot-long rough. Fun stuff.

My pick to win this year Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell.

Park on rise

There is a tremendous story brewing this summer in women’s professional golf.

South Korean golfer Inbee Park has already won the LPGA Tour’s first three major championships, a feat accomplished only once before. Babe Zaharias did it in 1950.

Hopefully, golfing fans and the media – will be paying close attention as the 25-year old attempts to make golfing history by winning her fourth major of the year.

The Women’s British Open is scheduled for Aug. 1-4.

Ken Love covers local golf for the Mirror. His column appears on Fridays.