COACH'S CORNER: Golfing for a Cure in Lyon County
by Mike Wright, Cadiz Record Columnist
Aug 20, 2014 | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
My golfing for a cure tour is getting closer to home. Recently we played the only golf course in Lyon County. That would be none other than Mineral Mounds which is a Kentucky State Park Golf Course. Neal Cummins, Jerry Farris and Sean Williamson joined me on the trip.

Let me tell you something about the Mineral Mounds course. It may be the most beautiful and scenic that we have played yet on the tour. The course features beautiful views of Lake Barkley from more than one vantage point. There is a vast amount of hills and dense woods line just about every fairway. Mineral Mounds was also in very good shape when we played it. So as far as beauty goes, Mineral Mounds has it. Now for the flipside.

Even though Mineral Mounds is located close to Cadiz I had only played it a couple of times before we went there on our cancer tour. Now I remember why. The course has kicked my butt every time. You have to be a shot maker to play the course. Every hole has a hill. Many fairways turn and twist and 90 degree angles. My least favorite aspect of the course is many times you can hit a drive very near the center of the fairway and it will bound like an unchained hound down toward the woods. I remarked to the guys that only way I will play Mineral Mounds again is if I decide to raise money to fight Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease of something.

Seriously speaking Mineral Mounds is a very nice state park course which is a perfect challenge for the accomplished golfer. Whoever designed the course meshed it perfectly with Lake Barkley.

On the next subject which is eating. When in Lyon County the restaurant of choice for me has always been Willow Pond. Moments after you sit down, servers will bring you beans, slaw and hushpuppies. Form there I always go with the fish dinner or grilled chicken. Dennis and the fine folks at Willow Pond know how to run a restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere is always great. They even give you a discount on Sunday if you bring in a church bulletin.

I am now caught up on my Golfing For a Cure columns. Look forward to talking to you next week.

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Mike Wright is the former head coach of boys basketball and cross country at Trigg County High School. Emails concerning Coach’s Corner can be sent to

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