This past weekend marked the first time Mike Hailey and Donald Gravitt had paired together to compete in a golf tournament. After Sunday, you can pretty much bet they will pair up again sometime down the road.
Hailey and Gravitt won this year’s edition of Halifax Country Club’ annual Member-Member Golf Tournament, scoring a four-stroke win over the team of Kim Houseal and Nookie Green.
The pair posted the weekend’s two lowest rounds, carding a 66 on Saturday to gain a one-shot lead on opening day, and following it up with a round of 65 on Sunday, the low round of the field for the weekend.
“It was fortuitous it (the pairing of him and Gravitt) happened that way,” Hailey remarked.
“I’m glad it did. He (Gravitt) is so steady, it frees me up to do things like take a little lesser club and try to hit it (the ball) a little harder and things like that. I can count on him just about every hole.”
Gravitt said the chemistry between him and Hailey was the key to their successful weekend.
“Mike is such a good ball-striker,” Gravitt pointed out.
“He’s in every hole. It frees me up to play my game. We play a lot alike. It was a free and easy weekend.
“I’m real proud to beat the caliber of golfers playing in the tournament,” Gravitt added.
“It’s a feather in my cap, for sure.”
Hailey said any time you can win, it’s good, but the enjoyment of the weekend extended past winning the tournament.
“To enjoy the round like we did both days and have the fellowship and the beautiful weather we had made it real nice,” Hailey pointed out.
“I enjoy playing with Donald. I enjoy playing with him casually. We’ll probably do this again. We will defend.”
The winner of the First Flight was determined through a match of scorecards, with Sammy Fisher and Dennis Witt emerging with the win over Kim Houseal and Nookie Green.
Paul Butler and Teddy Holt teamed up to win the Second Flight. Butler and Holt edged the team of Joel Cunningham Sr. and Joel Cunningham Jr. by shots to earn the win.
HALIFAX COUNTRY CLUB MEMBER-MEMBER GOLF TOURNAMENT
Mike Hailey – Donald Gravitt – 66-65-131
Kim Houseal – Nookie Green – 67-68-135
Woody Clay – Jay Burnett – 70-67-137
Mike Jenkins - Bruce Stone – 67-71-138
Brad Mele – Dave Ashwell – 69-69-138
Sammy Fisher – Dennis Witt – 72-68-140
Chris Coleman – Brian Allen – 71-69-140
Ronnie Moore – Lyle Moore – 73-69-142
Gary Gupton – Phil Rinker – 73-69-142
Coleman Speece – Leon Plaster – 71-75-146
Tommy Daniel – Preston Crowder – 73-73-146
Roy Bradley – Grayson Throckmorton – 71-79-150
Paul Butler – Teddy Holt – 75-69-144
Joel Cunningham Sr. – Joel Cunningham Jr. – 74-72-146
Bo Palmore – John Courtney – 74-73-147
Scott Martin – Chase Griffin – 75-74-149
Nelson Baskervill – Dan Powell – 79-73-152
Bob Compton – J.E. Tuck – 77-76-153