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September 24, 2006

Rub of the Green: Valley golfers to be honored today

TERRE HAUTE — Leo Bach and George Amies will be honored at the conclusion of today’s WTHI News 10 Terre Haute Men’s City Golf Championship by being inducted into Terre Haute Golf Association’s Hall of Fame. Both men have made indelible marks on the Terre Haute golf scene.

Leo Bach began his golfing experiences as a 12-year-old caddy at the Country Club of Terre Haute. Later he was a member of Honey Creek High School’s golf team.

As a player, Leo was medalist in a popular city event, the WAAC scramble; when he shot a three-under-par 69. Later he captained a team that won the scramble portion of the WAAC in a sudden death playoff. Also included in Bach’s resume are three first-flight victories in the Lawrenceville (Ill.) Amateur.

Bach has competed in the championship flight in the city tournament, and he has placed second in the Terre Haute Seniors’ Tourney. He has participated in four interclub matches, playing for Rea Park twice and Hulman Links twice.

Among Leo’s low scores are: 66 at Brazil’s Forest Park, 67 at Rea Park and 70 at Hulman Links. He has also scored seven holes-in-one which underscores his mastery of the iron game.

Bach’s administrative credits include spending seven years as a member of the board of the Terre Haute Golf Association which culminated in his presidency of that organization. Additionally, he served as president of the Rea Park Men’s Club for two years and vice president for three.

Leo is married to the former Barbara Martin. He is the father of four children, Laura, John, David and Michael.

Leo Bach’s service to Terre Haute golf through the years has certainly been appreciated by the many Terre Haute golfers he has served.

George Amies first became interested in golf at the age of 10. It wasn’t long before he was caddying at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia, one of the world’s most renowned golf courses. Since he lived in a house adjacent to the course, he received limited playing privileges there.

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