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Big shots bring big bucks for TeamMates

A late addition to tournament, she coaxes reward from Steve Taylor

Former four-time British Open winner Bobby Locke is attributed with coining the popular golf phrase “you drive for show but putt for dough.”

For Pam Allen, of Boston, that adage proved true on July 19 during the Husker Heritage golf tournament at Wild Horse.

Allen wasn’t planning on playing in the event, but it was the only way for her and her group to get on the course that day.

The Bostonian and her group were paired with former Husker quarterback Steve Taylor.

As the group approached their ball 40 feet from the fourth hole, Taylor offered Allen a deal: $50 if she made the putt.

Allen made a counteroffer of $500, but instead of her billfold, the money would go to the charity of her choice.

Taylor agreed to the altered deal. Allen stood over the ball and put a good stroke on it. Moments later, they watched as the ball trickled into the hole.

After the round, while participants were enjoying a meal in the clubhouse, Taylor and Allen presented tournament host, Adrian Fiala, with a $500 check to the TeamMates organization.

For her work, Allen was presented with an award.

Allen’s putt was not the only noteworthy shot from the day.

Husker baseball hall of famer Ron Douglas also had a day to remember on the links.

On the same hole as Allen’s putt, Douglas didn’t need to remove his putter for the bag.

Douglas joked to the group of golfers that he pulled out his driver and hit it on the screws.

An infielder in the 1960s, Douglas was able to share his hole-in-one with his son Scott, who played with the group.

A signed picture of Curt Tomasevicz went for $1,000 in the auction, while Husker tickets and a football signed by former Heisman Trophy winners from Nebraska and Oklahoma raised additional funds for the mentoring organization.

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