2012 TEE FORE TWO
Overall Low Gross Champions
Overall Low Net Champions
Championship Flight, 1st Low Gross
Championship Flight, 2nd Low Gross
Championship Flight, 1st Low Net
Championship Flight, 2nd Low Net
First Flight, 1st Low Gross
First Flight, 2nd Low Gross
First Flight - 1st Low Net
First Flight - 2nd Low Net
Second Flight - 1st Low Gross
Second Flight - 2nd Low Gross
Second Flight - 1st Low Net
Second Flight - 2nd Low Net
Third Flight - 1st Low Gross
Third Flight - 2nd Low Gross
Third Flight - 1st Low Net
Third Flight - 2nd Low Net
Closest to the Pin on Hole #8 - 34 inches
Closest to the Line - Cheryl was exactly on the line
Longest Putt on Hole #9 - 121 inches
Not Pictured - Casey Jensen
Family's Love of Golf has Tee Fore Two connections.
The Martin family reunion begins today with - fittingly enough - a golf outing at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
It only seems right that a family that has been golfing for the better part of the last 65 years should spend a little time on the links when they find the time to reunite.
Ginger and Hannah Martin - grandmother and granddaughter - got a jump start on the golfing festivities this week by finishing second at the Kansas Women's Golf Association's Tee Fore Two tournament at Carey Park Golf Course.
The three-day event wrapped up on Thursday with a scramble format. Tuesday's first round, which featured the low round from the Martins, was a four-ball format, while on Wednesday, competitors used a Chapman format, a form of alternate shot.
The tournament was won by Alexandra Beury and Nicole Beury of Wichita. They combined for a three-day score of 203. Nicole claimed a share of the lead last year, while Alexandra was part of a championship team in 2004.
Second place - seven strokes back - wasn't a bad showing for the Martins, the only grandmother-granddaughter team in the field.
"Hannah played awesome and I just kind of tagged along," said Ginger, a longtime Hutchinson golfer and member of the Carey Park Women's Association. "I helped out once in a while, which thrilled me to death."
She exaggerates a bit, but 21-year-old Hannah Martin is a pretty good golfer. The 2009 Salina South graduate is preparing for her senior season of competition at Wichita State University and is a scratch golfer.
Ginger Martin may not have hit the ball nearly as far as her granddaughter or several of the women in the Tee Fore Two, but she was always right down the middle of the fairway with an unobstructed view of the green usually in sight.
That, combined with Hannah's game, kept them near the top of the leader board all week. Still, that was just an added bonus for a week on the golf course together.
"It's time we get to spend together and there is no place that either of us would rather be than on the golf course," Hannah said. "It's really great that we share something that we're both so passionate about."
The roots to this golfing passion run deep. Way back in 1945, Opal Corey took up golf after her youngest child - Ginger's brother - was enrolled in school. She had the time and Carey Park was forming a women's association.
That was the beginning.
Soon after that, Ginger's father began to play and with golf clubs always in the garage, it wasn't long before Ginger began to practice her swing. Soon after that, the game was in her blood, too. Both of Ginger's sons golfed and she has four grandchildren that also play.
"It's definitely a family thing for us," Ginger said.
This was the first time that Ginger and Hannah have competed together in a state event, but it wasn't their first time teaming up in a meet. That took place more than a decade ago, when Hannah was just nine, at a club meet in Salina.
"It's a blast," Hannah said. "I have a great time playing with her. I have been playing for as long as I can remember."
The KWGA has a history that predates even the Martins' golfing interest. Formed in 1915, its original intent was to promote the game while playing host to a match-play state tournament each year for female golfers.
With the exception for four years during World War II, the state tournament has gone on every year. The KWGA has now played host to more than 90 tournaments, said Bev Hickey, the tournament director of Tee Fore Two.
Tee Fore Two is the only team tournament of the three annual events hosted by the KWGA. Last year it was played in Andover at Terradyne Country Club. Next year, it will be hosted by Willowbend Golf Course.
"That's perfect," said Hannah, who now lives near Wichita State University. "That's close to where I live now. We can play together again. This time, my grandmother can come and spend the week at my house."