Greene wins golfing award

Published 8:20 pm Tuesday, May 8, 2012

BAINBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL Bearcats golf coach Tom Wheeler presents the prestigious Charles Lloyd “Tra” Palmer III Sportsmanship Award to sophomore golfer Tucker Greene.|Joe Crine

Bainbridge High School Bearcats sophomore golfer Tucker Greene has won the 2012 Charles Lloyd “Tra” Palmer III Sportsmanship Award.

The award, which is named for a Bearcat golfer who lost his life in an automobile accident, is a limited edition Memorial pin and ink drawing of the 18th hole at Bainbridge Country Club.

It is given annually by the late golfer’s parents, Charles and Charla Palmer, to a Bearcat golfer who demonstrates the same qualities of sportsmanship, dedication and character demonstrated by their son.

Bearcats golf coach Tom Wheeler said Greene is very deserving of the award.
“Tucker’s work and dedication to the game of golf has earned him this prestigious award,” he said. “His tireless commitment to the game this past year enabled him to cut 15 strokes off his average score. His 18-hole average of 80 for this past season makes him a clear-cut winner.”

Greene, who is also a member of the Bainbridge High School Band, is the son of Mike and Yvette Greene.

Wheeler believes that Greene’s best golf is still ahead of him.

“If Tucker keeps working like I think he will, it wouldn’t surprise me if he consistently shoots in the 70s next season,” he said.