FORE! Watch out pro golfers – Trey Knox (78) is burning up the links and winning amateur tournaments throughout the Metroplex.

The first weekend in December, Knox tied for the win in a tournament at Tenison Golf Course with a 74. In this tournament, the players selected three clubs with which to play. He used his 4-wood, 9-iron and putter.

“I may just throw all my other clubs away,” Knox says.

Knox won this same tournament two years ago, but was unable to compete last year because of business conflicts.

He recently shot a blazing 65 at Firewheel in Garland. And on Dec. 10, he shot a hole-in-one on the third hole at River Chase Golf Course. He used his 4-iron to make the 176-yard shot.

With the momentum Knox is building on the golf course, he will be red hot by the time he is old enough to qualify for the Seniors Professional Golf Tour. So look out Nicklaus and Trevino.

Knox lives in Lake Highlands with his wife, Dawn, who works full time in marketing and is a community volunteer.

Coach Higgins Honored

Another sports note from Randy Christian (71) involves former Lake Highlands baseball players.

This past summer, Christian, Creed Ford (71) and Kerry Goad (71) decided they would pay tribute to Lake Highlands’ baseball coach of 26 years, Jay Higgins. The threesome felt Higgins should be honored for his dedication and support to the program through the years.

They organized a banquet at Dallas Athletic Club for past ballplayers, and more than 50 ex-Lake Highlands baseball players met there to toast Higgins. One by one, the ballplayers stood up to relate a story or two.

Many were funny, many were moving and all were appreciated.

The players presented Higgins with an expense-paid weekend in Los Angeles so that he and his wife could attend the Breeders Cup horse race, which Higgins enjoys. The players also gave him an oil painting of a Kentucky Derby event.

Christian is currently a loan officer with 21st Century Mortgage Company in Dallas.

News & Notes

REACHING THOSE GOALS: Ann Reitmann Stout (69) will graduate from nursing school this spring and will pursue a career as a registered nurse. Stout lives in the area and is juggling school, work and motherhood.

After graduation from Lake Highlands, Stout danced at SMU and with the Dallas Civic Ballet, the Dallas Opera and the Dallas Summer Musicals.

After marrying, she moved north to Indiana, but returned to Dallas several years ago. Son Robert recently joined her in Dallas and is a junior at Lake Highlands High School. Son James graduated from school last year and lives in Shawano, Wis.

Congratulations to Stout for her tenacity in obtaining such a high aspiration!

’73 PARTY ANIMAL: Attention all single women! Ted Ubben (73) wants everyone (especially the single girls) to know that he recently purchased a home in Lake Highlands. You won’t have any trouble finding his house – it will be the one with the non-stop party on the backyard deck!

When Ubben is not partying, he is an executive with J.C. Penney. He also has a pilot’s license and loves to fish in the ocean, a lake or someone’s backyard pool.

CLOSE TO HOME: Living in Lakewood but looking in Lake Highlands is Eddie Atwood (74) who works at Wilson Engraving Company and has a great time.

IT’S A SMALL WORLD: Longtime Lake Highlands resident Jeanette Crawford told me that ex-Lake Highlands chemistry teacher Bernise Bonner lives in Taos Canyon, N.M., and loves to weave and spin. Crawford ran into Bonner at a little shop in Taos.

FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL MAN: Jeff Coates (79) is selling real estate in and around Lake Highlands for RE/MAX Realtors. He is married to an ’81 graduate of Plano High School, Kenna. They have three beautiful daughters – 7-year-old Kristina, 5-year-old Kasey, and 15-month-old Karaline.