Country Club honors ‘Tiddle’s’ memory with tourney
by Sally Litchfield
MDJ Features Editor
November 28, 2012 12:18 AM | 1967 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Marietta Country Club once again honored the memory of George “Tiddle” Richards with their 4th Senior Club Championship Tournament held Oct. 2 – 3. The two beautiful fall days drew over 20 club seniors to play 36 holes of golf. This year, as last year, one of the younger seniors (below age 70) walked away with the coveted trophy. Tiddle’s former golfing buddies are finding their advancing age is denying them a winner’s position. Next year this tournament may form 2 groups to vie for club titles — Young Seniors and Super Seniors (those over 70).

Tom Roberts and Larry Coil tied with a 2-day total of 135. Roberts took the championship after winning a sudden death playoff. Both gentlemen showed good sportsmanship by promising a spirited rematch in 2013.

Congratulations to other flight winners Fred Borders, Rudye Woodruff, Dave Edell, James Blackwell, and Frank Leiter. Young senior Greg Richards (Tiddle’s son), recuperating from surgery), could not participate but encouraged the older group. He, however, delighted in cheering his young friends for their victory two years in a row. Tiddle’s wife, Joyce Ann, was also present to share in the camaraderie and shake hands of participants.


It was that time of year again when Jennifer Atkins hosted her annual “Fall Festival” at her Smyrna home. Atkins went “all out” with fall decorations such as scarecrows, pumpkins, wagons, and balloons. Guests wore their Halloween costumes and there was everything from a zombie hunter to a fireman to an owl. Even the Atkins’ two doggies were in costume.

Everyone enjoyed refreshments including popcorn, chicken fingers, deviled eggs and cheese dip on the large screened-in porch. The children decorated their own cupcakes with sprinkles and blue icing. Then they decorated their own pumpkin to take home along with a “goodie bag.”

Those in attendance included Chip and Ruth Ann Atkins and their sons Will and Tate; Paige Atkins-Post and her children, Ari, Ryder and Tanner; Jake Warren and his boys Wyatt and Westen; Roberta and Jared Morse and their daughter, Tessa. Great-grandmother Shirley McGahan enjoyed the festivities along with Stacy and Justin Yarbrough and hosts Bill and Jennifer Atkins. At the end of the day it was evident from the tired but happy faces that all had a big time.


Santa is Coming to Cobb and arriving in a helicopter! Visit Santa on Dec. 9 at 2p.m. at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, 30008 (off Powder Springs Road). Free admission. Free photo with Santa plus a free toy. Go to to RSVP.


Cornerstone Prep senior high drama team presents “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at Three Taverns Church, 3575 Acworth Due West (near Nance Road), Acworth, 30101. Admission is one new unwrapped toy that will be donated to the Pride for Parents Organization. The drama is directed by Allyson Manning and Jeanette Maldonado.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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