Maybe it’s not Augusta National, but Ravisloe’s groomed fairways, deep bunkers and slick greens were once again in pristine shape for the 3rd annual playing of the COF MASTERS. The rains held off and we were treated to a pleasantly mild day for the battle.

This time we were competing, appropriately enough, for the black jacket (our version of the pro tour’s green jacket). Several of the COF Summer Tour’s best were in the field: defending champion Roger “Roc-It” Crockett, Isaac “Black in the Game” Carter, Joe “I Love Skins” Carter, “Pretty” Ricky Robinson, Ron “Brown Suga” Pullie, Larry “Capt. Kirk” Kirkwood, Reggie “Captain of the Friendly Skies” Dunlop, Pete “Hole-in-One” Long, Lerone “Sid” Sidberry, Wallace Harris, Chuck Henderson and Rodney “RJ” Harrington.

Like last year, each player was assigned a “target” score. This time, the target’s were objectively calculated by the official handicap system on the website We have established our own private club, Circle of Friends Golf, on Once you have an official handicap, the site determines your target for any given golf course. The player’s tournament score then becomes plus/minus that target score. For example, if your target is 88 and you shoot 90, then you are 2-over for the tournament. The player with the lowest score relative to target wins the trophy (or in this case, the black jacket).

After posting low numbers in NON-tournament play this season, favorites such as Ike Carter, Rick Robinson and Joe Taylor, couldn’t muster up enough magic to break 90. That left the door open for Crockett, who had been struggling to find his rhythm this early in the season. Despite barely recovering from a stomach virus the night before, he played consistently enough to post 87—the low round of the tournament. He was 2-over his target, a score good enough to secure victory and slip into the black jacket. Congratulations to two-time MASTERS champion Roger “Roc-It” Crockett.

Congratulations to the following COF MASTERS players and thanks to all who participated!


TROPHY Competition:

1. Roger Crockett +2

Score: 87

Target: 85


2. Joe Taylor +6

Score: 90

Target: 84


T3. Larry Kirkwood +7

Score: 94

Target: 87


T3. Ron Pullie +7

Score: 95

Target: 88


SKINS Competition

4 skins @ $45/skin

Joe Taylor: 2 skins

Rick Robinson: 2 skins