published Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Golf Notes: Three area 14th holes yield aces in past week

Three area 14th holes yield aces in past week

Rick Floyd sank his fourth hole-in-one last Thursday at Brainerd, while playing with Ronnie Tucker, Charlie Hill and Ray Best. The ace was a 125-yarder on No. 14, and he used a 9-iron.

Bobby Lee made his third hole-in-0ne Sunday on No. 14 at Brown Acres. He used a wedge for the 94-yard shot, and Keith Lee, Bill Howard and Yank Patel were witnesses.

The 14th was the ace hole this week, apparently. Monday on Signal Mountain's 14th, Michael Hall had a hole-in-one during the Chattanooga Chapter Tennessee PGA pro-am.

Men's Metro openings

Applications are available at and at area courses for the Chattanooga Men's Metro tournament July 11-13 at Brainerd. It is open to male amateur golfers who live within 30 miles of CDGA member courses.

Southern Am shot

Anyone interested in joining the volunteers for the Southern Amateur tournament being held July 16-19 at The Honors Course can email or go to The chance to play the course is one of the volunteers' perks.

Choo-Choo chance

At least four spots in the Choo-Choo Invitational amateur tournament set for July 28-30 at Council Fire will be awarded in a July 26 qualifier at the course. For information, email

about David Uchiyama...

David Uchiyama is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who began his tenure here in May 2001. His primary beats are UTC athletics — specifically men’s basketball and athletic department administration — and golf, which includes coverage from the PGA Tour to youth events. He also covers other high school sports, outdoor adventures, and contributes to other sections of the newspaper when necessary. David grew up in Salinas, Calif., and began working ...

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