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By Steve Huffman ugh Quinn is an officer with the Tanglewood Men’s Golf Association and loves playing the park’s courses as much as anyone. But he’s the first to admit Tanglewood’s Championship Golf Course has reached the stage where it’s in dire need of some renovations. Here’s an example Quinn gives to prove his point. He said several times over the past few years, when he and his golfing buddies were playing the Championship Course, they’d play strictly by the rules, play your ball where it lies as it lies. The only time they might make an exception, Quinn said, is when a ball landed in a bunker. A ball that drifted into a bunker was as likely to wind up sitting in a hunk of mud or clay as it was to be found buried in sand. And trying to stop a ball on a green from a clay lie is nearly impossible, Quinn said. “There’ve been times we’ve played winter rules in the bunkers,” he said, laughing at the absurdity of it. Tanglewood’s Championship Course, remembered by many as the home to the 1974 PGA Championship won by Lee Trevino, was long considered one of the finest tracts in the state and nation. Thanks to Forsyth County voters, Quinn and other golfers are hoping the layout in Clemmons will soon return to that rightful designation. The course will close May 14 for a renovation that’s expected to be completed by Oct. 1. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners in January awarded Wadsworth Golf Construction Co. of

Plainfield, Ill., a $2.4 million contract for the work. It’s the first of four payouts from a $15 million bond referendum for Forsyth County Parks and Recreation approved by voters in November 2016. The money for the parks and recreation work is part of a $430 million total package. The other courses at Tanglewood Park– The Reynolds and the Par 3 – will remain open while work is done to the Championship Course. “A lot of people are excited about the work,” Quinn said. “It’s going to bring a lot of excitement back to Tanglewood.” A large portion of the upcoming renovations will involve work to the 99 bunkers that are a part of the Championship Course. New liners and sand will be installed, and drainage will be upgraded. The square footage of the bunkers will be reduced by about 40 percent. “They’re going to be much more manageable in terms of size,” said Mike Wilcox, Tanglewood’s director of golf. But the reworking of the bunkers isn’t the only thing planned as part of the upcoming renovations. The other major phase of the work involves converting the greens from bentgrass to Champion Bermudagrass. Some of the greens will be expanded along the way. There will also be work done to the irrigation system, tree removal and improvements to the cart paths. “We’re pumped up about it,” Wilcox said. “It’s going to be a huge shot in the arm for our course.” He said the bunkers of the Championship Course have deteriorated to the point that many are little more than mud and clay. Drainage is slow or nonex-

istent, with puddles of water often sitting for days in the bunkers. Wilcox said the fact the course must close while the work takes place isn’t ideal, but said the end result should make it all worthwhile. “The way I look at it, for a little shortterm pain this will be a long-term gain,” he said. Wilcox said the Champion Bermudagrass is a type of grass to which numerous courses are converting. The grass, he said, is more durable than bentgrass and golfers seem to favor it. Mike Anderson, director of Forsyth County Parks and Recreation, said when voters approved the bonds, work to the Championship Course was one of the first improvements recreation officials targeted. Anderson said there hasn’t been extensive work done to the Championship Course in many years. The greens were last redone in 1997 and some other work was done on the course in 1989 for the Vantage Championship. “It’s long overdue,” Anderson said. “The response we’re hearing from members and players is that people are very appreciative of the work we’re doing.” Pinehurst-based golf course architect Richard Mandell was selected for the renovations to the Championship Course. He has been working for months on plans and will work closely with Wadsworth Golf on the actual project. Mandell said he considers it an honor to be selected as architect, and said he’s trying to stay true to what he feels Robert Trent Jones Sr., the legendary designer responsible for the Championship Course, would have wanted. Part of his design efforts had involved

studying aerial photos of the course taken in 1958, 1966 and 1974. “It just has a grand feeling to it,” Mandell said of the course. “It really got my heart to pumping. Being a part of history is important to me.” Jones designed the Championship Course in the late 1950s, though he returned and redid the course in many ways prior to the ’74 PGA Championship. Mandell said that for the ’74 event, Jones “bulked up the course to make it more challenging.” Bunkers were added and renovations made to the greens. Mandell said that while he was working on the redesign for the upcoming work, he was approached by numerous Continued on page 31

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ittingly in many ways, legendary Wake Forest University golf coach Jessie Haddock passed away during the week of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Though he never coached Palmer during his historic, three-decade stint at Wake Forest, the program Haddock inherited in 1960 always benefitted from The King’s cachet. Shortly after assuming control of the Demon Deacon golf team, Haddock turned to Palmer, a former Wake Forest golfer who was by then making a worldwide name for himself on the PGA Tour, and asked him to assist the sagging program by funding a scholarship. “Arnold gave us $500,” Haddock said, “and we were on our way.” Palmer’s scholarship helped pave the way for Haddock to recruit



many of the 63 golfers who would achieve All-American status during his recordsetting 32 years at the helm of the Atlantic Coast Conference golfing dynasty. From 1960 until he retired in 1992, Haddock’s team captured three national championships (1974, 1975 and 1986) and finished runner-up another three times. They also won 15 ACC titles, including an amazing run of 10 straight from 1967-76. Haddock was named national coach of the year three times. “We have the best school in the South,” Haddock would tell recruits and he meant every word. He truly bled the black and gold. “Wake Forest College was a perfect place for him for there were dozens of young men just like him, who came with limited means and unlimited dreams,” said Bill Joyner, a retired Wake Forest Senior VP and one of Haddock’s closest friends. “None were more hopeful than Jesse.” Haddock celebrated his 91st birthday in January, yet his health was declining and he was admitted into hospice soon thereafter. He died peacefully the morning of March 14, his wife of 68 years, Kay, and one of their daughters, Dottie Kay Hill, by his side.

Five days following his passing, Haddock was honored at Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest campus with a service attended not only by many of his former players — his “boys” as Haddock lovingly called them — but many golfers who were influenced by his legacy, as well as other former Wake Forest athletes and employees. A day forecasted as rainy and cold appropriately turned out sunny and pleasant: a perfect afternoon for golf. The altar flowers were black and gold, while the magnolia leaves were handpicked from the old campus in the town of Wake Forest. Nine former players — John Morrow, Jack Lewis, Jay Sigel, Jerry Haas, Logan Jackson, Joe Inman, Billy Andrade, Gary Hallberg and Scott Hoch — served as pallbearers, while all of Haddock’s former players were recognized as honorary pallbearers. Joyner made opening comments followed by speeches from four other former players: Curtis Strange, John Buczek, Mike Brown and Lanny Wadkins. “I know Coach is up there with Arnold,” said Buczek, one of Haddock’s first great players and later a legendary PGA professional. “Arnold, with that great smile of his, is greeting Jesse and saying: ‘Job well done.’” Like Palmer, Haddock was a man of the people. “We would go to tournaments,” Wadkins said. “Every player at every other school would come up and say ‘hi’ to Coach. It was amazing how many other players at other schools respected and loved Jesse Haddock. When you were with Coach, you knew you were with somebody special. He was definitely one of a kind.” “He had an unbelievable talent for remembering people’s names,” Jackson said. “He remembered everybody’s name and I’m not talking about just his golfers. If he ever met you, he would know who you were next time he saw you and ask you how your wife was doing by name. I’ve never known anybody quite like that.” “Coach gave me my greatest gift … a chance,” said Strange, his voice cracking. “My dad had been gone four years when I showed up at Wake, so personally Coach was my father figure and mentor for my three years here in Winston. I respected him so much and hung on to every word.” Unlike Palmer, Haddock was a mediocre golfer at best. He didn’t take up the

game until the year before he took over the golf program. “He didn’t know much about the swing,” Jay Haas said. “But he knew what made people tick.” “His strength was he was a really, really good mental coach,” Jackson said. “He was sharp enough that he would watch a player all the time and he would know what he was doing when he played well, so when you started playing poorly he could pull you aside and tell you what you were doing different. That was a very easy way to get back on track.” “Coach Haddock was a true innovator in sports psychology,” said current Demon Deacon golf coach Jerry Haas, another of Haddock’s former players. “He was a master at handling players and knowing all the right buttons to push. He was strong and tenacious and he expected that from his players.” “He got them to be great when it counted,” added former N.C. State coach Richard Sykes. Haddock famously hated long hair and facial hair. “We’re going to look better, act better and play better than our competition,” he told his players. One year, a highly recruited freshman arrived on the Wake Forest campus sporting an impressive moustache. Haddock offered to show the newcomer and his teammates the Wake Forest “Wall of Fame” featuring framed photos of some of the program’s best players: Palmer, Billy Joe Patton, Sigel, Jack Lewis, Wadkins and others.

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Open Season U.S. Women’s Open returns to Southern Pines resort in 2022


yle Franz remembers skipping high school study hall to watch the 1996 U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles. Fast forward more than two decades later and the rising star in the golf course architecture world will once again be focusing on the Southern Pines resort course. This time, however, Franz will be getting his hands dirty so to speak on the Donald Ross layout as the United States Golf Association announced recently it would once again stage a U.S. Women’s Open at the resort made famous by the late Peggy Kirk Bell. Franz moved his offices to town and began work at Pine Needles in 2016 with major bunker restoration on the famed course. His work has extended to the greens and tees, and could expand further if the USGA decides it would like a few more additional or changes when the best female golfers in the world converge on the Sandhills in four years. “It’s going to be a blast,” Franz said. “The ladies hit it basically as far as the men did when Ross was designing the course, so I actually get to design things for what the course is actually supposed to do out there.” Continued on page 10





Open season from page 8 Franz has worked on some high profile jobs over the last five years, helping with the renovation of Pinehurst No. 2, the building of the Olympic Club in Rio and his first solo project across Midland Road at Mid Pines Resort. The U.S. Women’s Open will return to the Sandhills for the fifth time over a 26-year span, with Pine Needles hosting in 1996, 2001 and 2007, and Pinehurst No. 2 welcoming the ladies after the men in the historic back-to-back Opens in 2014. The second national championship for women was also staged in North Carolina, at Starmount Forest in Greensboro in 1947. “Hosting championship golf events plays a big role in how our community is defined and perceived,” said Caleb Miles, the CEO of the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area. “Pine Needles and Southern Pines have proven to be an ideal venue for a Women’s Open Championship that will be contested on one of the great Donald Ross courses anywhere. “They also understand how impactful the event is for the area as a whole from both a brand and economic impact perspective. Combined with the announcement of 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, there is no

denying the moniker ‘Home of American Golf’ fits perfectly.” Mrs. Bell passed away in November 2016, but longtime Pine Needles president and CEO Kelly Miller remains, which is a comfort to USGA when it comes to awarding bids and then staging a major championship here. “I think it does matter,” said U.S. Women’s Open championship director Shannon Rouillard. “Kelly Miller and the Bell Family have been involved with Pine Needles for a really long time and we’ve had a long-standing relationship with them. It’s always great to be able to come back and feel welcomed and “at home” in hosting another USGA Championship. “We still have our normal future Open site process, which is we don’t go anywhere where we’re not invited,” she added. “So, a lot of times clubs will let us know that we’re interested and we go through our normal process to vet those clubs and obviously a lot of them have been previous sites and we’re familiar with them. However, we still go through a vetting process to make sure we’re at the best place possible for each respective championship.” Rouillard said patrons who attended the U.S. Opens at Pine Needles will see a different kind of championship in 2022.

“What we are seeing in competitive women’s golf is the average age is going down,” she said. “You look at the LPGA there are a lot of young, great golfers out there. You don’t see quite as many older players out there. We’re seeing it in all of our women’s championships, and we’re continuing to aspire to grow the game through our junior championships and through our LPGA and Girls Golf, the First Tee. So, there are a lot of efforts going on to have these young girls aspire to play the game for a lifetime, whether it’s at the amateur level or going on to play professionally.” Some of the “older players” will have a chance to tee it up at Pine Needles in 2019 when the USGA brings its U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship to town. “Classic Donald Ross golf courses are always a treat to play and his golf courses have continued to stand the test of time,” Rouillard said. “The opportunity for these great players to come back and play a classic golf course is always neat for them. This group has fond memories of being at Pine Needles and I think they are going to embrace the opportunity to be at a location and community that embraces and loves women’s golf.” “It’s kind of neat,” added Miller. “It will

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Haddock from page 6 After he got through a dozen players, Haddock asked, “Anybody seen a moustache yet?” “Nobody said a word,” Jackson recalled. “But the next day when the kid showed up he was the cleanest shaven guy you’ve ever seen in your life with a fresh haircut.” ❖❖❖ A tobacco farm boy from Pitt County who grew up in the heart of the Depression, Haddock first set foot on the old campus in the town of Wake Forest in 1944 for what proved a short visit. He was drafted shortly thereafter and spent the closing days of World War II in Germany with the Third Army. Haddock returned to Wake Forest in 1947 and never left. He took a job in the athletic department to help pay for his education, running errands for athletic director Jim Weaver and basketball coach Murray Greason, while driving around legendary Wake Forest football coach Peahead Walker. In 1952, Haddock became the first in his family to graduate from college. Business degree in hand, Haddock began to rise through the ranks of the Wake Forest athletic department. When



Horace “Bones” McKinney found that coaching the Wake Forest golf team took up too much of his basketball time, he turned it over to Haddock, who was then an assistant athletic director. From that point on, Haddock would define the role of collegiate golf coach in the modern era — putting the Demon Deacons’ golf team on the national map and molding the early careers of many future greats. Twenty of Haddock’s players would go on to play on the PGA Tour and 15 on the Champions Tour. The program’s first national title came in 1974 when Strange, a 17-year-old freshman, drained a slick, downhill putt for eagle on the final hole to clinch the championship. The following year’s squad, led by Strange and Jay Haas — along with second-team All-American Bob Byman and third-team All-American David Thore — may have been the greatest team in college golf history. The Demon Deacons won seven of nine tournaments that season with an average margin of victory of 27 strokes and won the NCAA title by 33

strokes, shattering the previous record of 19 and causing tournament officials to restructure the way they ran the championship. Wake Forest’s dominance in the 1970s even forced other ACC schools to upgrade their programs to avoid such embarrassment. “Coach molded us into a family,” Strange said. “Family and team always came before individual success.” “We carried ourselves and we played a lot of good golf because we were representing him and Wake Forest,” Wadkins said. “I think it was in that order. He was always there for all of us.” Every year when April rolled around, Haddock would hold court under the old oak tree outside the Augusta National clubhouse. In 1988, Wake Forest produced nearly a quarter of the field that made the cut at the Masters. “To stand under that oak tree at Augusta National with Jesse was like standing on the porch of the Vatican with the Pope,” Joyner said. “I met Vice President Quayle and Nancy Lopez within 15 minutes of one another. And they came to meet Jesse.”

In his later years at Wake Forest, the Haddocks started the Jesse Haddock Golf Camp. Young golfers came from all over the world to learn the finer points of the game from Coach Haddock and many of his players. “Beyond our Wake Forest golf team family, he touched so many young lives literally across the world,” Brown said. Haddock was known as a gifted conversationalist and he loved keeping up with his boys. Jackson once told Strange he should call Coach because he hadn’t heard from him in a while. “Give him a call when you have a spare 45 (minutes),” Jackson said. “They were always the nicest conversations,” Strange said, “because he would just reminisce. “People have called him a mentor, teacher and father figure,” Strange said. “He was — and much more.” “He spent five decades of his life teaching, mentoring, offering words of wisdom that apply on and off the course, and instilling confidence in us,” said Buczek. “He loved his boys.” ❖❖❖ Following his retirement, Haddock and Kay briefly moved to Continued on page 15

Haddock from page 14 Florida to be near their daughter, Sherry, who was suffering from cancer and her husband Jim Simons. After Sherry’s death, the Haddocks took the three Simons boys under their wings, forever changing their lives. “He was devoted to shaping the lives of the young men entrusted to his care,” said Wake Forest President Dr. Nathan Hatch. Haddock was later enshrined in the Wake Forest University Sports Hall of Fame, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame and the National Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He and Kay were longtime fixtures for Sunday brunch at the same table at Old Town Club, Winston-Salem’s bastion of southern gentility and the longtime home course of the Wake Forest golf teams. “He enjoyed coming out there and seeing people,” Jackson said. “I think it was a good way for him to stay in touch with the past.” Despite suffering a pair of strokes five years earlier, Haddock seemed to recover fully and he drove his car up until the last year of his life. Several years ago, however, Haddock confided in Jackson that he didn’t feel comfortable going out to Old Town anymore. “I’m just getting to where I forget people’s names,” Haddock told Jackson. “Coach, on your worst day you remember more people’s names than anyone I’ve ever met on their best day,” Jackson told him. Following the service at Wait Chapel, there was a reception for family, special friends and former players at the Haddock House, a $4.5 million state-ofthe-art on-campus facility that is part of the Arnold Palmer Golf Complex, dedicated in Haddock’s honor two years ago. The lobby features a large glass display case with championship trophies; wall displays honoring Haddock and Palmer, and a space to commemorate NCAA All-Americans. In the heritage room, visitors can view trophies and search via interactive touch screens to see Hall of Fame members, championship teams, and videos of Demon Deacon greats going back to the 1950s. A fitting monument for a Coach’s life well led. “Coach Haddock embodied what coaching is,” Jerry Haas said. “He was there for the players, but he let you become your own man.”



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Tiger is back, and good for him



ull disclosure here, Bets. I have never been a Tiger Woods fan and I never will be. I know “never” is a strong conviction. Some of my inner animosity toward Tiger stems from my two decades as sports editor of The Associated Press in North Carolina and covering Woods in several Majors. I still don’t like folks who make my job more difficult, and Tiger was at the head of that list back in the day. He was mostly condescending and petulant to reporters. Think of the polar opposite of Arnold Palmer and that was Woods in a nutshell. He appears to have mellowed over the last five years of true turmoil. Plummeting from No. 1 in the world to 656th, getting caught up in a sex scandal and losing millions in sponsorship money can humble even the most self-centered people. I will argue that Woods was never really “good” for the game, no more than Michael Jordan was “good” for the NBA or Wayne Gretzky was “good” for the NHL. All great, yes, but why exactly was each so “good” for the game? Did they make tons of cash? Sure did. Did others like TV networks make tons of

Tiger’s influence different than Palmer


cash, too? You bet. The yes, the eyeballs By BETSEY MITCHELL are back when Woods shoots into contention. However, just as many are watching ro, this is not the first time nor these days to see if Woods will implode the last time I say that Tiger was -- kind of like NASCAR. How many of you great for professional golfers, are just waiting for the big pileup? advertisers, tournament gates and beer Will Woods win another Major, maybe sales. two or three? He could, and I’ll be watchIn contrast, Arnold Palmer was great ing. But I won’t be glued to the big screen for everybody. His impact resulted in because it is Woods, but because it’s golf’s a Burger King in a small Pennsylvania biggest stage. town to adjoin a putt-putt When Woods doffs his course of concrete, green cap these days, he’s baldcarpet, and musty puddles ing and a little grey. And with holes that reportedly while he appears to be in reflected the design of one excellent shape yet again, of his golf courses. Not a remember his violent windmill in sight. swing and now surgically not play golf DUELING DIVOTS then,I did repaired 42-year-old body but I can still rememcould come unglued at ber childhood evenings of any moment. Whoppers and putt-putt in 1967. I like to So, when one of my golf buddies asks think of it as my gateway to “real golf.” me about Woods’ comeback, I’ll refer to Tiger’s influence is different. Bunches an answer an NHL hockey coach I admire of wunderkinds with perfectly sized used to pontificate. When asked a quesequipment and outfits have hovering partion about a player he really didn’t want to ents capturing robot swings with smart praise, his canned answer would be: “And phones for repetitive playback. Kids good for him.” who have not reached their teens have My feelings exactly about any of dads hell bent on securing a full ride to Tiger’s potential wins. Vanderbilt. More than one kid has crashed

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under the pressure of playing a game. You don’t have to be glued to the screen to see what Tiger is doing. PGA Tour coverage is torture. It doesn’t matter who is leading, there is only Tiger. That brain under his grey balding head took a wrong turn on the 16th hole at Bay Hill. I knew as soon as he swung so hard that he risked snapping his back fusion that the ball would be offline. One ball out of bounds and his day was over. Nothing new here; he could have continued winning tournaments with a 3-wood and an 8-iron, he just couldn’t stand being out driven by the younger players. So foolish. Imagine what Mr. Palmer would have said to Tiger as he came away knowing his own choices had lost the tournament he wanted so much to win. Tiger said it was because he didn’t commit. Oh, he committed. He just let his 1999 brain run his 2018 body. So, it appears that we have similar opinions about Mr. Woods. My guess is he will win again. Not so sure about a major. TV may ignore Casey, Reid, and Thomas, but that doesn’t mean they won’t come away with the win.

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By STEVE WILLIAMS he trend in recent years has been golf course closings. In the Triad, public layouts Dawn Acres, Walnut Wood, Cedarcrest, Sourwood Forest and Long Creek have shut down in the last five years. Ponderosa, a nine-hole course in Stoneville, was also on the list. But Steve Hill, a Stoneville resident, has bucked that trend. He purchased Ponderosa in 2017, renamed it Eagle Hills Golf Club and reopened it in mid-March. Closed since 2015, the course and clubhouse were in desperate need of some TLC. “We had to renovate everything,� Hill said. “The grass was about five feet tall and we had small pine trees growing in the fairways.� Much of the course work has been hampered by the poor spring weather but golfers are now getting to tee it up, many revisiting a layout they loved to play in its previous life.

Hill and assistants Floyd Vines and Chris Hill have removed numerous stumps and sown grass in those areas but the layout hasn’t changed. It still plays to a par of 35 over less than 2,600 yards. The greens have come out nicely with 007 bentgrass, a hybrid super bent blend. Hill says the greens are rolling well now and he expects continued improvement through the spring. The clubhouse has been renovated and there are 20 gas powered Yamaha carts. The current fee – any day of the week – to play and ride 18 holes is $15 and nine holes is $10. “We’ve completely remodeled the clubhouse inside and have redone the bathrooms,� Hill said, noting that there’s a TV and card room available for players. Ponderosa Golf Course opened in 1961 and had several previous owners. The most notable was longtime owner-operator Lester Stanley of Madison. Stanley, who sold the course in 2014, died on Feb. 23, a

couple of weeks before the course reopened. Before Hill purchased it, the previous owned planned to develop a retirement village on the site. But Ponderosa Estates never got off the ground. Hill is familiar to golfers in Stoneville as the owner of Hillside Driving Range, located a short iron shot away from the golf course. Players will now be able to sign up to play golf and then warm up at Hillside. Curt Bennett, longtime former head PGA professional at Deep Springs Country Club in Stoneville, is available for lessons and will be involved in the operation of both the driving range and course. The course is located on Ponderosa Road, only a mile away from the old Stoneville High School. Closed since 1989, Stoneville High’s mascot was the Eagles. “We were the Stoneville Eagles and my last name is Hill. That’s where I came up with Eagle Hills,� Hill said.

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By BETSEY MITCHELL he rich history of golf in the Carolinas now has a home. The Xan Law Jr. Hall of History opened for the first time at Carolinas Golf House on Feb. 10. The grand opening preceded the Carolinas Golf Association’s annual meeting and Carolinas Golf Night where the year’s champions and Players of the Year were celebrated. “Now CGA members and visitors have another ‘must stop’ on their itinerary when in the area on business or teeing it up on the courses,” said Southern Pines mayor David McNeil prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony. The hall features an interesting collection of clubs, scorecards, pictures and trophies honoring the people who have made the Carolinas one of the



most historic golf areas in the country. “It has taken us about three years to get the funding together and then to develop the Hall,” said CGA President Lawrence Hicks. “The big boost we got was from the Xan Law dinner we held at Quail Hollow in 2016. It raised $250,000, and this would not have been possible without that contribution.” At that dinner honoring him, Law said, “Golf, like life, is a puzzle to be worked on but never solved.” Law was a Charlotte businessman whose life revolved around his faith, his family and his love of golf. Law unfortunately passed away shortly after the dinner, but his memory as a friend of golf in the Carolinas is well represented at the new museum, which is now dedicated to him. At the dedication, Law’s nephew Raleigh Shoemaker Jr. said, “I’m glad

we have a monument from the CGA. He had a lifelong love of the game and unfailing generosity.” The official opening ceremony included a dedication card with a remembrance written Ron Green Jr. from Charlotte that included, “Xan Law, Jr. loved golf the way mothers love their children and among his many gifts Xan showed everyone he came in contact with that golf is about more than the course we play and the shots we hit.” Golfers from all over the Carolinas contributed items to the hall. In fact, the space for the display not only fills the Hall, but most of the halls in the Carolinas Golf Association headquarters in Southern Pines. The Havemeyer Trophy, awarded to the U.S. Amateur champion, is currently on display courtesy of 2017 winner Doc Redman of Raleigh.

In addition to the many trophies, there are descriptions of events, players, and milestones. Learn about our amateurs like Bill Joe Patton and Bill Harvey, along with PGA professionals like Webb Simpson, Dustin Johnson, Jay Haas and Lucas Glover – all of whom have Carolina roots. CGA Executive Director Jack Nance said, “Since beginning this project a couple of years ago we uncovered so much about golf in the Carolinas that it was akin to discovering one’s genealogy. We learned many aspects as to why this association is so great today.” The Hall of History is open to the public during business hours of the Carolinas Golf Association (8:30 a.m.5 p.m. Monday-Friday) located at 140 Ridge Road in Southern Pines, across the street from Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club.





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ethodist men’s golf coach Steve Conley has fond memories of the last time his team was on the big stage at Grandover. Sure, his team won the 2015 Division III national championship at the Greensboro resort, but the title and trophy presentation was only half the experience. “The staff at Grandover really wants us there and they are always very accommodating, and that means a lot to us,” Conley said as the highly-ranked Monarchs will join Guilford, Greensboro College and others in mid May for the fourth Division III men’s golf national championship here since 2011. Since opening in March 1996 behind the vision of Joseph Koury, Grandover has been one of the state’s top boutique hotels and has stayed true to its founder’s desire to put customer service above the beyond anything else. Koury built an empire over 40 years that included the Four Seasons Town Centre, the Holiday Inn Four Seasons, the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, thousands of homes, hundreds of apartments, six shopping centers and two golf courses at Grandover. He passed away in 1998. “I was privileged to have known Mr. Koury, and his goal and dream of Grandover was to create an atmosphere of home and resort – a place where folks can come and enjoy a couples getaway or corporate meeting, and he built two fantastic golf courses for people to come and enjoy – really for all of us to enjoy,” said director of golf Jonathan York. “That same philosophy thrives today. Over the years we’ve been steadfast in providing a quality product on the golf courses and staffing.” York was born and raised in Greensboro, went to high school and college here, and is an anomaly in the golf business. He has been at Grandover since Day 1, having just celebrated his 22nd anniversary at the resort. “Why would I want to go anywhere else? Look what I have here,” he said. “I am blessed. It is just a tremendous organization to work for. Come to work and then go home and spend time with your family. I am very happy here. “And I am proud of the longevity of the staff here with me. Our head golf professional has been here for 20 years. Him and I together for two decades - that just doesn’t happen much. And our merchandise buyer has been here 18-19 years. We all know our roles and we manage them with respect. That is what keeps us going.” The more than 230 Division III players will tee it up on the West and East courses May 15-18. The East Course is coming off a green renovation project that York said was needed after two decades, switching from bent to Bermuda grass. “I love Grandover Resort for several reasons,” Conley said. “First, it is in North Carolina, which usually has nice weather in May. Second, both courses are good layouts, especially the East course where we play three of the four rounds. Third, the practice facility and the course conditions are excellent.” The East Course is a beast from the tips at 7,250 yards, 22


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yard of the Wyndham Championship,” said longtime tournament director Mark Brazil. “Wyndham Worldwide takes out a large part of the hotel for their guests, a lot of the players stay there, some of our bigger sponsors stay there, and we host two youth golf clinics on the practice range so logistically, it’s very helpful.” The Wyndham Championship stages its pro-am pairings party at Grandover on Tuesday night of tournament week, and Wyndham also hosts a nice dinner at Grandover for their guests. “It’s full service – it’s also a great place people can go after the tournament to socialize at the lobby bar. It’s definitely helpful to have it so close to the Wyndham Championship,” Brazil said. The Grandover exit is right off Interstate 40-85, about an hour drive from the booming western Wake County towns of Apex and Cary, and less than an hour and a half from Charlotte. “The overall guest experience is No. 1,” York says. “When you show up here we want you to have a memorable experience and enjoy your night in the hotel, your dinner in the restaurant and your golf or spa treatment. It’s about the experience. “We love showing the place off,” he added. “We like to tell people in North Carolina that they have a beautiful resort right in their backyard.”

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Guilford climbs in DIII rankings




uilford welcomed a new member to its golf team in January and the Quakers are glad to have him. James Mishoe, a sophomore transfer from UNC Greensboro, won the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational with a 10-under-par 206, leading Guilford to second place in the team standings. The field featured 30 teams, including 13 of the top-20 in the NCAA Division III headto-head rankings. Guilford climbed to ninth in the ratings after being listed 13th in the previous poll. The addition of Mishoe provides a boost to Guilford’s chances in the DIII nationals that will be played at Grandover Resort on May 15-18. Mishoe’s 206 (67-70-69) tally was the second best 54-hole total in Guilford history. He had 18 birdies along the way, including a 5-under-par 31 coming in to complete his second round. Louis Lambert, who closed with 69-69, helped the Quakers’ charge as they finished 11 shots back of Methodist. The Monarchs were led by Aaron Purviance, a senior from Pfafftown. His second-round 65 was the low round of the tournament and it highlighted his tie for sixth at 213. Greensboro College tied for 10th. A final-round 67 by Scott Campbell of Kernersville and 71s by Jacob Neal and Luke Grogan helped the Pride climb from 16th after the second round.

L-R’s Vogler posts first win

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Jordan Vogler, a senior from Pilot Mountain, claimed his first collegiate win at the Richard Rendleman Invitational at the Country Club of Salisbury. Vogler opened with a 66 and led wireto-wire in the 88-player, 36-hole event, ending with a three-shot victory. Vogler had six birdies to offset one bogey on his first-round card. He followed up a week later with a tie for ninth in the Ralph Hargett Memorial Intercollegiate, helping Lenoir-Rhyne claim the team victory.

Holbrooks adds to win total

Meghan Holbrooks, a senior from Winston-Salem, rolled in a 15-foot putt on the second playoff hole to win the Pfeiffer invitational at Hilton Head Lakes GC in early March. It was Holbrooks’ third win of the season. She now has five top-10s in six events this season and 17 top-10s with five wins in her career. 24


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Jordan Vogler Lenoir Rhyne

Olivia Templeton Pfeiffer

Avery Papalia St. Francis

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Position Field


Tournament (Date)

Jordan Vogler, Pilot Mountain Ben Schlottman, Advance Tripp Summerlin, Summerfield Thomas Walsh, High Point Aaron Purviance, Winston-Salem Scott Campbell, Kernersville Scott Campbell, Kernersville Thomas Walsh, High Point Tanner Bibey, Walnut Cove Tyler Mulkey, Salisbury Jordan Vogler, Pilot Mountain Thomas Walsh, High Point Tripp Summerlin, Summerfield Avery Papalia, Kernersville Alex Burris, Greensboro Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury Bryce Varner, Bassett, Va. Nathan Hawkins, Lexington Jordan Taylor, Troy Matt McDonagh, Winston-Salem Ben Schlottman, Advance Gray Townsend, Winston-Salem William Register, Burlington Eric Edwards, Salisbury William Register, Burlington Jacob Neal, Brown Summit Alex Burris, Greensboro Hunter Shelton, Dry Fork, Va. Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury Austin Boyd, Walnut Cove Jacob Neal, Brown Summit

Lenoir-Rhyne Auburn Appalachian Virginia Methodist Greensboro College Greensboro College Virginia Catawba Catawba Lenoir-Rhyne Virginia Appalachian St. Francis Appalachian UNC Greensboro UVA Wise Covenant Catawba Randolph-Macon Auburn SMU North Carolina George Mason North Carolina Greensboro College Appalachian Ferrum UNC Greensboro Catawba Greensboro College

1st 2nd 2nd T-3 T-6 T-6 T-6 T-6 T-8 T-8 T-9 T-11 T-11 T-12 T-13 T-16 T-16 T-18 T-21 T-28 T-28 T-28 T-31 T-31 T-32 T-36 36th T-41 T-42 T-42 T-63

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Position Field


Tournament (Date)

Meghan Holbrooks, Winston-Salem Meghan Holbrooks, Winston-Salem Meghan Holbrooks, Winston-Salem Lydia Randell, Walnut Cove Emilee Wenmoth, Clemmons Olivia Templeton, Greensboro Katie Pritchett, Dry Fork, Va. Rebecca Farley, Collinsville, Va. Sarah Coltrane, Asheboro Madison Harriman, High Point Rachel Mast, Lexington Joliana Elias, Jamestown Olivia Templeton, Greensboro Madison Harriman, High Point Carley Cox, China Grove Emilee Wenmoth, Clemmons Victoria Hedrick, Lexington Cecily Overbey, High Point Kendall Dobbins, Summerfield Mary Frances Hall, State Road

Pfeiffer Pfeiffer Pfeiffer St. Andrews Mars Hill Pfeiffer UVA Wise UVA Wise Catawba N.C. A&T UNC Wilmington Appalachian Pfeiffer N.C. A&T East Carolina Mars Hill Catawba N.C. State UNC Greensboro Washington & Lee

1st* 1st T-6 8th 8th T-11 13th T-14 T-15 T-20 T-23 T-23 23rd T-25 T-27 T-27 T-29 T-30 T-51 T-52

70-76 81-75 79-74 82-79 84-86 88-90 93-92 96-91 79-79 79-78-76 74-76-72 79-79 83-81 78-85 75-78-70 86-84 82-80 76-74-73 76-76-74 86-77-81

Hilton Head Lakes Invitational (March 5-6) Mars Hill University Spring Invitational (Feb. 26-27) Wingate Challenge (March 19-20) Golden Tigers Spring Invitational (March 19-20) Mars Hill University Spring Invitational (Feb. 26-27) Mars Hill University Spring Invitational (Feb. 26-27) AB Women’s Beach Break (March 9-10) AB Women’s Beach Break (March 9-10) Low Country Invitational (March 5-6) Bama Beach Bash (March 16-18) River Landing Classic (March 5-6) Low Country Intercollegiate (March 17-18) Hilton Head Lakes Invitational (March 5-6) Lonnie Barton Invitational (March 5-6) River Landing Classic (March 5-6) Hilton Head Lakes Invitational (March 5-6) Wingate Challenge (March 19-20) Arizona Wildcat Invitational (March 5-6) Kiawah Island Intercollegiate (Feb. 25-27) Jekyll Island Collegiate (March 16-18)

88 93 76 90 150 150 97 90 88 88 63 84 60 88 60 93 50 66 88 97 90 81 90 66 96 97 76 150 90 88 150 57 35 59 50 35 35 33 33 54 59 83 75 57 71 83 57 59 95 217 120

* Meghan Holbrooks won a three-way playoff on the second extra hole for her third victory of the season. This chart lists players from the Triad Golf Today coverage area who finished in the top half of a field in collegiate events of at least two rounds played Feb. 26-March 21.


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USGA Qualifiers Selected events (full list at May 9 U.S. Open Championship Local Qualifier, Duke University, Durham May 11 U.S. Open Championship Local Qualifier, River Landing, Wallace May 14 – U.S. Open Championship Local Qualifier, Pinewild, Pinehurst May 15 – U.S. Women’s Open Championship Qualifying, Bermuda Run (East), Bermuda Run June 4 – U.S. Senior Open Sectional Qualifier, Highland, Fayetteville June 6 – U.S. Senior Women’s Open Sectional Qualifier, Pine Needles, Southern Pines June 11 – U.S. Junior Boys’ Qualifying, CC of Salisbury, Salisbury June 19 – U.S. Junior Girls’ Qualifying, Colonial CC, Thomasville June 25 - U.S. Junior Boys’ Qualifying, Carolina CC, Raleigh July 17-18 – U.S. Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifier, Oak Valley, Advance July 23 – U.S. Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifier, Benvenue CC, Rocky Mount July 24-25 – U.S. Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifier, Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill July 26 – U.S. Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifier, High Point CC, High Point Aug. 16 – U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifier, Cutter Creek, Snow Hill Aug. 20 – U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifier, Colonial CC, Thomasville Aug. 24 – U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifier, Monroe CC, Monroe Aug. 30 – U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifier, Pinewood, Asheboro Sept. 13 – U.S. Women’s Amateur FourBall Sectional Qualifier, Members Club at Woodcreek, Elgin, SC Oct. 6 – 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Sectional Qualifier, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh Oct. 10 – 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Sectional Qualifier, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh

CGA Men Majors/Qualifiers Carolinas Mid-Amateur April 5 - Qualifier, Oak Valley, Advance April 13-15 – 38th Carolinas Mid-Am, Treyburn CC, Durham Four-Ball Championships May 3-6 - 67th Carolinas Four-Ball Championship, Camden, Camden, SC Sept. 28-30 – 23nd N.C. Four-Ball Championship, 12 Oaks, Holly Springs N.C. Amateur May 18 - Qualifier, Keith Hills, Buies Creek May 22 - Qualifier, Ocean Ridge Plantation, Ocean Isle May 24 - Qualifier, The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis May 30 - Qualifier, Mimosa Hills, Morganton May 31 - Qualifier, Pine Hollow GC, Clayton June 1 - Qualifier, Pinewood CC, Asheboro June 14-17 – 58th N.C. Amateur Championship, River Landing, Wallace Carolinas Amateur June 21 - Qualifier, Mill Creek, Mebane June 22 - Qualifier, Cedar Rock, Lenoir June 25 - Qualifier, Verdict Ridge, Denver June 29 - Qualifier, Compass Point, Leland



July 2 - Qualifier, 12 Oaks, Holly Springs July 12-15 – 104th Carolinas Amateur Championship, CC of North Carolina (Dogwood) Pinehurst N.C. Amateur Match Play Championship June 21 - Qualifier, Mill Creek, Mebane June 22 - Qualifier, Cedar Rock, Lenoir June 25 - Qualifier, Verdict Ridge, Denver June 29 - Qualifier, Compass Point, Leland July 2 - Qualifier, 12 Oaks, Holly Springs Aug. 1-5 – 9th N.C. Amateur Match Play Championship, Gaston CC, Gastonia N.C. Mid-Amateur Championship Aug. 22 – Qualifier, Monroe CC, Monroe Aug. 25 – Qualifier, Beechwood CC, Ahoskie Aug. 27 – Qualifier, Cabarrus CC, Concord Aug. 29 – Qualifier, Carolina Trace, Sanford Sept. 7-9 – 25th N. C. Mid-Amateur, Ballantyne CC, Charlotte

CGA Senior Men Majors/Qualifiers April 9 – 41st Carolinas Club Championship, Sedgefield CC, Greensboro April 25-27 – 50th Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Championship, Mimosa Hills, Morganton May 9-10 – 10th Carolinas Super Senior Championship, Gastonia CC, Gastonia April 17 – N.C. Senior Amateur Qualifier, Firethorn CC, Charlotte April 18 – N.C. Senior Amateur Qualifier, Heritage GC, Wake Forest April 24 – N.C. Senior Amateur Qualifier, Gates Four CC, Fayetteville April 30 – N.C. Senior Amateur Qualifier, Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett May 14-16 – N.C. Senior Amateur Championship, Starmount CC, Greensboro Aug. 9-11 – 18th North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championship, Old Chatham GC, Durham Aug. 21 - Cobblestone Park, Blythewood, SC Aug. 23 - Holly Ridge GL, Archdale, NC Aug. 25 - Beechwood CC, Ahoskie, NC Aug. 28 - Cabarrus CC, Concord, NC Aug. 30 - Carolina Trace (Lake), Sanford, NC Sept. 12-14 – 57th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship, GC at Briar’s Creek, Johns Island, SC Sept. 25-26 - 11th North Carolina Super Senior Championship, Alamance CC, Burlington Oct. 8-9 – 7th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship, CC of South Carolina, Florence TBA – 3rd Carolinas Senior Interclub Final Four

CGA Women Majors April 30 - May 1 – 15th N.C. Senior Women’s Amateur, CC of Salisbury, Salisbury June 3-5 – 92nd Carolinas Women’s Amateur Championship, Green Valley CC, Greenville, SC June 22-24 – NCWGA Amateur Championship, Ironwood G&CC, Greenville July 24-26 – 21st Carolinas Women’s Match Play, North Ridge CC, Raleigh July 16-18 – 62nd Carolinas-Virginia Women’s Team Matches, Sea Pines, Hilton Head, SC July 20 – 21st Carolinas Parent-Child, Pinehurst Area Courses Aug. 4-5 – 41st Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball, Prestwick CC, Myrtle Beach Aug. 18-19 – 13th Carolinas Mixed Team Championship, Pinehurst TBA, Pinehurst. Sept. 26-27 – 20th Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur, Members Club at Wildewood, Columbia, SC Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 – 2nd Carolinas Women’s Club Team, Mid Pines, Southern Pines Nov. 10-11 – 8th Carolinas Net Amateur Championship, Prestwick CC, Myrtle Beach, SC

CGA Other April 2-3 – 24th Tar Heel Cup Matches, River Landing (River), Wallace April 9 – 41st Carolinas Club Championship, Sedgefield (Ross), Greensboro May 18-20 – 3rd Carolinian Amateur, Keith Hills Country Club, Buies Creek July 20 – 52st Carolinas Father-Son Championship, Pinehurst Area Courses, Pinehurst. July 20 – 21st Carolinas Parent-Child Championship, Pinehurst Area Courses, Pinehurst. Aug. 18-19 – 13th Carolinas Mixed-Team Championship, Pinehurst TBA, Pinehurst. Oct. 19-20 – 73rd Captain’s Putter Team Matches, Spring Creek GC, Gordonsville Nov. 10-11 – 8th Carolinas Net Amateur Championship, Prestwick CC, Myrtle Beach, SC. Nov. 10-11 – 21st Carolinas Interclub Final Four, Pinehurst #5, Pinehurst TBA – 10th Carolinas Young Amateur

Captain’s Choice/Charity April 14 -- The Team Drea Foundation for ALS, Hole In One Contest at Knight’s Play, Apex, Doug Harrings 919-227-5694. April 23 – AJROTC Cougar Battalion Golf Shootout, Hasentree CC, Wake Forest, Maribeth Delfs 919-802-0803. April 26 – 24th Annual Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament, Bryan Park Players, Brown Summit, 336-574-4020. May 4 – 10th Annual Bethel A.M.E. Church Golf Tournament, Crooked Tree Golf Course, Browns Summit, Michael Walker 336-337-0018. May 5 – Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Davidson County, Winding Creek, Thomasville, 336-475-5580. May 5 – Inaugural Mustang Masters Golf Tournament, Pleasant Ridge GC, Greensboro, Shaun O'Connor 980-253-1337. May 18 – Annual Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing in memory of Walter Stanley, Holly Ridge, Archdale, 336-861-4653. June 1 – 25th Annual Kernersville Civitan Golf Tournament, Pine Knolls, Kernersville, Don Berrier 336-345-2653.

Amateur Individual April 14-15 – Southwick Amateur, Southwick GC, Graham. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 336-227-2582. April 21-22 – 22nd annual Triad Golf Today Tournament of Champions, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. By invitation only to 2017 club champions and other tournament winners. Also, senior division for champions of events for ages 55-over. Steve Williams 336-280-3722. April 28-29 – Bud Kivett Memorial, Blair Park & Oak Hollow GC, High Point. Medal play in flights. 336-883-3260. May 4-6 – Halifax Country Golf Tournament, Ironwood, Emerald, Carolina Colours GC, Greenville and New Bern. Flighted men, seniors and women, Bristol Martin Jr. 434-471-1212. May 19-20 – Brookwood Amateur, Brookwood GC, Whitsett. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 336-449-5544. May 26-27 – High Point Memorial, Blair Park GC, High Point. Medal play in flights. 336-883-3497. May 26-27 – Durham Amateur, Hillandale GC, Durham. Medal play in flights. 919-286-4211. June 1-3 – Asheboro City Amateur, Asheboro Municipal, Holly Ridge GL, Pinewood CC. (Randolph County residents only). 336-625-4158. June 1-3 – Alamance County Open Amateur, Indian Valley GC. Medal play in flights. Not restricted to Alamance residents. 336-584-7871.

For the latest tournament schedule, now updated daily, go to then click on Tournaments June 9-10 – Bob Howerton Invitational, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822. June 18-24 – Herald-Sun Classic, Hillandale GC, Durham. Medal play qualifier, then match play in flights. 919-286-4211. June 23-24 – Chair City Open, Winding Creek GC, Thomasville. Medal play in flights. 336-475-5580. June 23-24 – Wake County Amateur, Pine Hollow GC, Clayton. Medal play in flights. Not restricted to Wake County residents. 919-553-4554. July 7-8 – Joe Wood Memorial, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin. Medal play in flights. 336-835-2320. July 14-15 – Danville Invitational, Danville GC, Va.. Medal play in flights. 434-792-7225. July 21-22 – Max Thore Memorial, Wolf Creek GC, Reidsville. Individual tournament (championship flight only) combined with two-man flighted bestball. 336-349-7660. July 27-29 – Cardinal Amateur, Sedgefield CC (Pete Dye Course), Greensboro. July 28-29 – 32nd Dugan Aycock Davidson County Amateur, Lexington GC. Medal play in flights. 336-248-3950. July 28-29 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, 36 holes stroke play. Ages 16-over. High Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416. July 28-29 – 57th annual Chatmoss Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648. Aug. 3-5 – 71st Forsyth County Amateur Invitational, Reynolds Park GC, Pine Knolls GC, Tanglewood (Reynolds). Medal play in flights. Todd Barr 336-734-1212. Aug. 4-5 – Holly Ridge Charity Classic in memory of John Ridge and Jerry Davis, Holly Ridge GL, Archdale. Medal play in flights. Optional shootout on Aug. 3. 336-861-4653. Aug. 11-12 – Crooked Tree Amateur, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit. Medal play in flights. 336-656-3211. Aug. 25-26 – 50th annual Reidsville Invitational, Pennrose Park CC, Reidsville. Medal play in flights. 336-349-5163.

Laid-Back Golfers Tour 434-792-3728 • Men/Women All-Ages Flights pre-determined by handicap Tees determined by hdc/age formula April 11 – Wolf Creek GC, Reidsville April 25 – London Downs GC, Forest, Va. May 8 – Oak Hills GC, Eden May 22 – Plantation GC, Reidsville May 29 – Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett June 26 – Olde Mill Resort, Laurel Fork, Va. July 10 – Southern Hills GC, Danville July 24 – Ivy Hills GC, Lynchburg Aug. 7 – The Willows, Altavista, Va. Aug. 21 – Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. Sept. 4 – Caswell Pines GC, Yanceyville Sept. 18 – Deep Springs CC, Stoneville Oct. 1 – Greensboro National, Summerfield Oct. 16 – Forest Park CC, Martinsville Oct. 30 – Bryan Park GC (Players), Brown Summit Nov. 12 – Danville GC, Danville Nov. 27 – Goodyear GC, Danville

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CALENDAR March 21 -- Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett March 28 -- Meadowlands GC, Winston-Salem May 12 -- Anderson Creek, Spring Lake May 19 -- Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro June 2 -- The Preserve at Jordan Lake, Chapel Hill June 9 -- Greensboro National, Summerfield June 30 -- Little River, Carthage July 7 -- Carolina Trace (Lake), Sanford July 14 -- Reedy Creek, Four Oaks July 28 -- Grandover Resort (East), Greensboro Aug. 4 -- Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst Aug. 11 -- Mill Creek GC, Mebane Aug. 18 -- Bryan Park (Championship), Brown Summit Aug. 31 -- Barefoot Resort (Fazio), North Myrtle Beach, SC Sept. 1 -- Barefoot Resort (Dye), North Myrtle Beach, SC Sept. 2 -- Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC Sept. 29-30 -- Local Finals, Bryan Park (both courses), Brown Summit Oct. 19-21 -- National Championship at Hilton Head Island, SC

Senior Individual April 9 – Greater Greensboro Senior Games, Country Hills GC, Gibsonville. Age divisions for men and women, beginning at age 50. For Guilford, Rockingham, Forsyth, Alamance and Randolph County residents. Qualifiers advance to State Senior Games. 336-373-7567. May 16-17 – Alamance Senior Amateur (not restricted to Alamance residents), Indian Valley GC, Burlington. Flights and age divisions beginning at age 50. 336-584-7871.

May 21-22 – 9th annual Sport Durst Durham Senior Amateur Championship (Seniors 55-over, Super Seniors 65-over and Legends 70-over), Croasdaile CC, Durham. 919-383-2517 or 919-699-9681. June 7-8 – 57th Forsyth Seniors, Olde Homeplace GC and Maple Chase G&CC. Limited to Forsyth County residents 50-over with play in age divisions. Todd Barr 336-7341212. July 7-8 – Joe Wood Memorial, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin. Medal play in flights ages 55-over. 336-835-2320. July 28-29 – 7th annual Davidson County Senior Amateur, Lexington GC. Ages 55-over. Medal play in flights. 336-248-3950. July 28-29 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, 36 holes stroke play. Ages 55-over. High Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416. Oct. 9-11 – World Super Senior Championship. Tanglewood Championship, Clemmons. Ages 70-over, Kitty Visintine 336-703-6420.

Senior Amateur Tour (ages 50-over) 910-964-1547 April 5 -- Lochmere GC, Cary April 12 -- Meadowlands GC, Winston-Salem April 26 -- Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro May 3 -- Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett May 10 -- Anderson Creek GC, Spring Lake May 17 -- Bryan Park (Players), Brown Summit May 24 -- Carolina Trace (Lake), Sanford June 7 -- Wildwood Green, Raleigh June 14 -- Colonial CC, Thomasville June 21 -- River Ridge GC, Raleigh June 28 -- Little River GC, Carthage July 12 -- Foxfire (Red), Foxfire Village July 19 -- Sapona Ridge CC, Lexington July 26 -- Mill Creek GC, Mebane



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Ladies Individual/Team May 23 – 29th annual Kathleen Bryan Championship, Bryan Park, Browns Summit. 336-375-2200. June 21 – Crooked Tree Ladies Invitational, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit. 336-6563211. June 16 – Kinderton Ladies Invitational, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822. Aug. 25-26 – 52nd annual Colonial Country Club Ladies Invitational, Colonial CC, Thomasville. Pre-flighted CGA ranking event. Elaine Schuermann 336-454-6360.

Amateur Team April 13 – 2nd Annual First Tee of the Triad/ Bermuda Run Charity Golf Tournament, Texas Scramble, Golf Shop 336-998-8155. April 21-22 – Triad Golf Today Interclub Challenge, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. Teams consist of four players, either regulars or seniors 55-over. Best two scores on each nine. Steve Williams 336-280-3722. June 2-3 – Oak Hollow 2-Man Open, Oak Hollow GC, High Point. 336-883-3260. July 7-8 - Tuscarora Two-Man Invitational, Tuscarora C.C., Danville, VA. Medal play in flights. 434-724-4191.

June 9-10 – Goodyear Invitational Two-Man Bestball, Goodyear GC, Danville. 434-797-1909. June 23-24 – Lynrock Memorial Two-Man, Lynrock GC, Eden. 336-623-6110. July 7-8 – Tuscarora Two-Man Invitational, Tuscarora CC, Danville. Medal play in flights. 434-724-4191. July 14-15 – Indian Valley Classic 2-man bestball. Indian Valley GC, Burlington. Flighted medal play. 336-584-7871. July 21-22 – Max Thore Memorial, Wolf Creek GC, Reidsville. Two-man flighted bestball combined with optional individual championship flight. 336-349-7660. Aug. 11-12 – Madison Rotary Four-Ball Invitational, Deep Springs CC, Madison. 336-427-4654. Aug. 25-26 – Marvin Crowder 2-Ball, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822. Oct. 6-7 -- Greensboro National Fall Classic, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. 2-man bestball. 336-342-1113. Oct. 20-21 – 35th annual Lexington BBQ Festival 2-person teams, Lexington GC. 336-248-3950. Oct. 20-21 – Chatmoss Two-Man Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648.

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CALENDAR April 5 – Wilmington HS Invitational, Wilmington Municipal GC, Wilmington, Grades 9-12, 910742-5072 April 7– CGA Jimmy Anderson Boys' Qualifying, Siler City CC, Siler City, Boys only, Ages 12-18 April 7-8 – PKBGT Masters at Greenville CC,Greenville,Girls,Ages 11-19 April 7-8 – TGF Grandover Golf Resort, Greensboro NC. Boys 9-18 April 9 – NC High School Invitational, Treyburn CC, Durham, Grades 9-12, Invitation only April 14-15 – CGA Jimmy Anderson Boys' Invitational, Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville, Boys only, Ages 12-18 April 14-15 – HJGT-College prep Series at Furman, Furman University GC, Greenville, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 April 14-15 – PKBGT Southeast National, Columbia CC, Columbia,SC,Girls,Ages 11-19 April 19 – TYGA Pinecrest High School Invitational, Pinehurst CC No. 8, Pinehurstr, Grades 9-12 April 21-22 – AJGA Preview, Carolina Trace CC (Lakes), Sanford, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 April 22 – PKBGT North Carolina One-Day Series at Longleaf GC,Pinehurst,Girls,Ages 8-19 April 28-29 – PKBGT Metrolina Classic at Rock Hill CC,Rock Hill,SC,Girls,Ages 11-19 April 28-29 – TGF NCSU Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh, NC Boys Only 9-18 May 5-6 – PKBGT Carolina's Classic at Carolina Trace CC,Sanford,Girls,Ages 11-19 May 5 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic One-Day Series at Augustine GC,Stafford,VA,Girls,Ages 8-19 May 7-8 – NCHSAA Boys' Regionals, various sites

May 7-8 – NCISAA Boys' State Championships, Pinehurst Area courses May 9 – TYGA Tots, High Point CC (Emerywood), High Point, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11 May 12-13 – CGA Vicki DiSantis Girls' Championship, Pine Island CC, Charlotte, Girls only, Ages 12-18 May 12-13 – TGF Bryan Park GC (Champions), Greensboro , Boys 9-18 Only May 14-15 – NCHSAA Boys' State Champioships, Pinehurst Area courses May 18-20 – CGA Carolinian Amateur, Keith Hills CC, Buies Creek, Male only May 19-20 – NJGT IMG Qualifier, Rumbling Bald, Lake Lure, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-18 May 19 – PKBGT North Carolina One-Day Series at Monroe CC,Monroe,Girls,Ages 8-19 May 26-28 – HJGT- 54 Hole Challenge at Colonial, Colonial CC, Thomasville, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 May 26-28 – PKBGT Open Championships at CC of Salisbury,Salisbury,Girls,Ages 11-19 May 27-28 – TGF Pine Needles and Mid Pines Golf Resort, Souther Pines, NC Boys 9-18 June 2-3 – PKBGT Maryland Classic at Laytonsville GC,Gaithersburg,MD,Girls,Ages 11-19 June 2-3 – TYGA Bojangles Junior Open, Cutter Creek GC, Snow Hill, Boys, Ages 12-18 June 2 – TYGA Tots One Day, Midland Country Club, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11 June 3-5 – CGA Carolinas Women's Amateur, Green Valley CC, Greenville, SC Women only June 9-10 – CPGA Drive, Chip and Putt Local, Pinewild CC, Pinehurst June 9-10 – PKBGT Chancicleer Classic at Coastal Carolina Uni.,Myrtle Beach,SC,Girls,Ages 11-19 June 11 – NJGT, Rock Barn Golf & Spa, Conover N.C., Boys/Girls, Ages 6-18

June 11 – USGA Junior Am Qualifying, CC of Salisbury, Salisbury, Ages 18 and under, 908234-2300 June 12-15 – AJGA Haas Family Invitational, Sedgefield CC (Ross), Greensboro, NC Boys only, Invitation only June 12-15 – CGA NC Junior Girls' Championship, Maple Chase GC, Winston-Salem, Girls only, Ages 18 and under June 12 – TYGA One Day, CC of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 13 – CPGA Drive, Chip and Putt Local, Bryan Park GC, Browns Summit June 13 – TYGA One Day, Whispering Woods CC, Whispering Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 14 – CGA NC Junior Boys' Qualifying, Catawba Creek GC, Gastonia, Boys onlys, Ages 18 and under June 14 – CGA NC Junior Boys' Qualifying, Links at Cotton Valley, Tarboro, Boys onlys, Ages 18 and under June 14-17 – CGA NC Men's Amateur, River Landing (River), Wallce, Male only June 15 – CPGA Drive, Chip and Putt Local, Charles Siffford GC, Charlotte June 16-17 – CPGA Junior PGA Championship, Hackler Course, Conway, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 336-398-2742 June 18 – TYGA One Day, Reedy Creek GC, Four Oaks, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 19-22 – CGA NC Junior Boys' Championship, Pine Island CC, Charlotte, Boys only, Ages 18 and under June 19 – CPGA Drive, Chip and Putt Local, Ironwood GC, Greenville June 19 – TYGA One Day, Siler City CC, Siler City, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18

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Head Professional Championship Callawassie Island Club (Dogwood/Magnolia) Callawassie Island, SC • March 19-20 1. Mike Midgette, Myrtle Beach, $2,000! 72-68--140 2. Derek Watson, Myrgle Beach, $1,300 ! 74-68--142 3. Chuck Johns, Myrtle Beach, $836! 74-69--143 3. Matt Vick, Pinehurst, $836! 73-70--143 3. Cory Schneider, Powells Point, SC, $836! 69-74--143 3. Daniel Seawell, Aiken, SC, $836! 71-72--143 7. Tim Strab, Huntersville, $645! 74-70--144 7. John Faidley, Winston-Salem, $645! 73-71--144 9. Rick Morton, Jacksonville, $545! 73-72--145 9. Nick Jacobi, Albemarle, $545! 71-74--145 11. Charles Frost, Winston-Salem, $450! 77-69--146 11. Neal Lancaster, Smithfield, $450! 73-73--146 Selected others in top 50 from field of 70 19. Steve Isley, Oak Island, $327! 75-73--148 24. Chris Haarlow, Greensboro! 79-71--150 27. John Carter, Cashiers! 78-76--152 33. Mike Hutcheon, High Point! 79-75--154 50. Adam McLaughlin, Greensboro! 78-82--160 Note: The tournament was played in conjunction with the Carolinas PGA's 18-hole member qualifier for the 2018 PGA Tour RBC Heritage at Sea Pines Resort's Harbour Town Golf Links April 9-15. Steve Scott of Winston-Salem didn’t play in the overall tournament but he was medalist in the first round of the event with a 5-under-par 67. Cory Schneider was second with 69 and will be first alternate.

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Southern Hills Plantation, Brooksville, Fla. March 7-9 1. Blake Palmer, Dawsonville, Ga., $10,000! 72-69-67--208 2. Bruce Woodall, Yanceyville, $3,040! 69-70-70--109 3. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem, $1,390! 71-73-71--215 Eagle Harbor, Jacksonville, Fla. Feb. 26-28 1. Daniel Claytor, Nashville, NC, $7,500! 70-68-62--200 2. Anthony Maccaglia, Tampa, Fla., $2,403! 72-69-63--204 3. Bruce Woodall, Yanceyville, $1,103! 69-71-65--205 4. Tommy Gainey, Bishopville, SC, $515! 69-69-68--206

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Selected finishers from Triad (top half of division) SENIOR ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Southern Pines GC March 20 Tournament Flight A (10 entries) 5. Mike Twilley, Greensboro-Mark Hawley, Charlotte! 5. Thomas Jones, Asheboro-Billy Potter, Carolina Beach! Tournament Flight B (9 entries) 3. Mark Marion-Larry Kiger, Winston Salem! Super Senior 70+ (12 entries) 1. Dennis McNames-Frank Morris, Winston-Salem! 5. David Williams, Cary-Larry Willett, High Point! Pinewild CC (Holly) • March 19 Tournament Flight (15 entries) 4. Mark Marion-Larry Kiger, Winston Salem! 7. Mike Twilley, Greensboro-Mark Hawley, Charlotte! Super Senior 65+ B (11 entries) 2. Frank Price, Greensboro-Walter Block, Stoneville! 3. Larry Shaver, Sanford-Steve Judge, Siler City! Super Senior 70+ (13 entries) 3. David Williams, Cary-Larry Willett, High Point!


Carolinas Mid-Am Sectional Qualifying Golf Club at Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro March 16 1. Trey Broome, Hickory! 71 1. Bill Reduzzzi, Raleigh! 71 3. Randy Crain, Chapel Hill! 73 Selected others 4. Simon Boteler, Mebane! 74 7. Robert Mackintosh, Burlington! 75 14. John Hodges, Kernersville! 76 Note: Top 20 players advance to 38th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship that will be played at Treyburn Country Club in Durham April 13-15. The Chapel Ridge event was one of five qualifiers. The final qualifier will be played at Oak Valley in Advance on April 5.

Senior Am Tour

Pinewood CC, Asheboro March 22 Championship Flight (4 entries) 2. Joey Moffitt, High Point! 78 A Flight (12 entries) 1. Johnny Moffett, Charlotte! 76

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The Cliffs at Keowee Falls, Salem, SC March 13 Tournament Flight A (9 entries) 4. William Hathaway, Marietta, SC -Keith Hiller, Clemmons! 76 Super Senior 65+ (13 entries) 2. Brad Dorsett-George Snyder, Mount Airy! 72 5. Steven Johnson, Jefferson-Terry Glidewell,Tr Greensboro! i a d 77 The Cliffs at Keowee Springs, Six Mile, SC March 12 Tournament Flight A (11 entries) 1. Steve Southern, Advance-Van Pernell, Hickory! 71 Super Senior 65+ (11 entries) 2. Brad Dorsett-George Snyder, Mount Airy! 73 5. Steven Johnson, Jefferson-Terry Glidewell, Greensboro! 75 Bermuda Run CC (East) March 5 Tournament Flight A (12 entries) 1. Stanley Randall-Johnny Miller, Mocksville! 2. Jeff Tedder, Bermuda Run-Ronnie Grubbs, Advance! 4. Dave Rosenblatt, Lewisville-Doug Bland, Advance! 5. Rick Chapman, Granite Falls-Ron Shelton, Oak Ridge! Tournament Flight B (11 entries) 1. Mark Marion-Larry Kiger, Winston Salem! 2. William Hoyle, Clemmons-Bruce Wellmon, Gaffney,SC! Super Senior 65+ (11 entries) 4. Gene Grubb, Greensboro-Rick Wesley, Winston Salem! Super Senior 70+ (15 entries) 2. Mike Sprouts-Douglas Dean, Winston Salem! 4. Mo York, Mt Pleasant, SC-Gil Happel, Oak Ridge! 4. David Williams, Cary-Larry Willett, High Point! 7. Bob Cornish, Bermuda Run-Dawson Strider, Advance! 7. Bo Clary-Butch Clark, Winston Salem! ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Duke University GC, Durham March 5 Men A - Flight 1 (11 entries) 5. Joe Weinberger, W-S -William Mitchell, Creedmoor! Men A - Flight 2 (10 entries) 3. Billy Andrews, Advance-Todd Perkins, Lewisville! Men B - Flight 2 (9 entries) 1. Mark Henline, Whitsett-Michael Burdick, McLeansville! 4. Steve Crouse-Richard Crouse, Reidsville! Men B - Flight 3 (10 entries) 1. Steven Snow, Mt. Airy-Don Moore, Raleigh! 2. Henry Garcia, Burlington-Doug Keltner, Cary! 3. Paul Victor, King-Robby Howerton, Clemmons! 3. Dave Guerra, Raleigh-Larry Jutovsky, Whitsett! Mixed (3 entries) 1. Rick Hogan-Ann Hogan, Denton!

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LADIES ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL PLAY DAYS Selected finishers from Triad (top half of division) Pinehurst No. 3 • Feb. 27 First Flight (12 entries) 1. Katherine DeVore, High Point-Betty Zvarich, Fayetteville! 70 4. Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown-Lynn Roloff, Greensboro! 74 Third Flight (11 entries) 5. Sharon McElreath, Troy-Barbara Overcash, Albemarle! 87

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Pinehurst No. 1 • Feb. 26 First Flight (12 entries) 1. Katherine DeVore, High Point-Betty Zvarich, Fayetteville! 74 4. Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown-Lynn Roloff, Greensboro! 77 Third Flight (12 entries) 3. Joan Moore, Eden-Martha Ore, Madison! 89

2. Gerald Lewis, Greensboro! 83 3. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 85 B Flight (21 entries) 1. Dick Kuehl, Sanford! 84 2. Mike Wallace, Fayetteville 84 2. Jimmy Adams, Greenville! 84 2. Steve High, Rocky Mount! 84 2. Ron Tapscott, Walkertown! 84 6. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 86 9. Steve Hines Claudville, VA 88 9. Dexter Barbee, Burlington! 88 Kuehl won playoff C Flight (20 entries) 1. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 87 5. Lewis Burgman, Greensboro 95 7. Don Michaux, Greensboro! 98 9. Bobby Hutchison, Walnut Cove! 100 Devils Ridge CC, Holly Springs March 15 Championship Flight (6 entries) 1. Craig Sturdivant, Sanford! 76 2. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 81 3. Joey Moffitt, High Point! 82 A Flight (13 entries) 1. Gerald Lewis, Greensboro! 78 5. Jack Stanley, Summerfield! 85 B Flight (15 entries) 1. Dick Schuler, Pittsboro! 83

2. Darrell Hagwood, Raleigh! Schuler won playoff C Flight (14 entries) 1. Dwight Davis, Pittsboro! 3. Bobby Hutchison, Walnut Cove! 5. A.C. Gaurino, Pfafftown!

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Laidback Tour

Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit March 15 A Flight (6 entries) 1. Johnny Gauldin, Danville! 77 2. Steve Cummings, Wentworth! 78 3. Fran Hensley, Ridgeway, Va.! 79 B Flight (6 entries) 1. Jim White, Lynchburg, Va.! 80 2. Paul Griffin, Greensboro! 82 3. Jimmy Watlington, Yanceyville! 85 C Flight (10 entries) 1. Phyllis Parrent, Axton, Va.! 82 2. Greg Sayre, Reidsville! 85 4. Randy Kenyon, Hillsborough! 87 5. Warner Dyke, Forest, Va.! 89 6. Bob Foyle, Yanceyville! 92 D Flight (4 entries) 1. Randy McCann, Greensboro! 99 2. Curtis Smith, Greensboro! 100 2. Glen Hudson, Danville! 100

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Grandover Junior Shootout Grandover Resort- West, Greensboro, NC Feb. 24-25, 2018 Boys 14-18 Division - 6,610 1 Karsen Rush, Chambersburg, PA 75-73--148 2 Ryan O''Neil, Waxhaw 79-72--151 3 Cameron Whitney, Charlotte 77-77--154 3 Michael Rosenbloom, 76-78--154 Wellesley, MA 5 Nicholas Janetta, Greensboro 78-79--157 5 Walter Kelley, Augusta, GA 82-75--157 Selected Others 7 Zach Green, Asheboro 81-79--160 13 Charlie Barr, Salisbury 90-75--165 Girls 14-18 Division - 5,631 1 Jennifer David, Hudson, OH 79-80--159 2 Gabrielle Shieh, Carlisle, MA 82-77--159 3 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 84-83--167

Winternational Junior

Event 8 Pinehurst, NC, Pinehurst No. 1 Mar. 3-4, 2018 Junior/Senior Division - 6,089 1 Chase Clayton, Locust 75-72--147 2 Jake Newman, Charlotte 77-73--150 3 Travon Willis, Indian Trail 77-75--152 Selected Others 4 Andrew Wood, Greensboro 79-74--153 6 Matt Kelly, Winston-Salem, 85-71--156 Freshman/Sophomore Division - 6,089 1 Gene Zeigler, Florence, SC 76-72--148 2 Drew Van Dyke, Charlotte 80-73--153 3 Kunakorn Tang, Raleigh 79-77--156 Girls Division - 5,466 1 Angelique Seymour, Fayetteville 78-79--157 2 Bailee Twiford, Coinjock 79-82--161 3 Mallory Fobes, East Bend 85-77--162

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Pinehurst, NC, Pinehurst 2/Pinehurst1 Feb. 17-18, 2018 Junior/Senior Division - 6,307/6,089 1 Chase Clayton, Locust 76-72--148 2 William Ladbrooke, East Lothian, 77-73--150 Scotland

3 Jack McDonald, East Lothian, 81-72--153 Scotland 3 Owen Swavely, Mooresville 77-76--153 Selected Others 5 Andrew Wood, Greensboro 80-74--154 23 Richard Dull, Winston-Salem 87-85--172 Freshman/Sophomore Division - 6,307/6,089 1 Drew Van Dyke, Charlotte 79-75--154 2 Zach Green, Asheboro 78-79--157 2 Sam Ryan, Charlotte 82-75--157 Girls Division - 5,257/5,466 1 Wen Qi Zhu, Shanghai China, 76-74--150 Shanghai 2 Mallory Fobes, Pinehurst 80-77--157


TYGA One Day The Challenge GC, Graham, NC Mar. 4, 2018 Boys 16-18 - 6401 1 Garrett Miller, Swannanoa 2 Nick Henderson, Archdale 3 Caleb Kimbrough, New Bern Selected Others 4 Harrison Hilliard, McLeansville 7 Nick Hughes, Thomasville 7 Joseph Tewksbury, Greensboro 11 Isaiah Trollinger, Winston-Salem Boys 14-15 - 6401 1 Andrew Haarlow, Greensboro 2 Ashwath Kapilavai, Cary 3 Chase Cheatham, Lincolnton Selected Others 4 Brodie Perry, Trinity 5 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem 5 Sam Buttonow, Summerfield 7 Jack Boyer, Greensboro 7 Nicholas Janetta, Greensboro Boys 12-13 – 5755 (9 holes) 1 Noah Snyder, Greensboro 2 Michael Skeen, High Point 3 Colby Moore, Advance Selected Others 4 Colby Gunter, Reidsville 6 Ethan Wooten, High Point 7 Cole Rouse, Kernersville

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7 Aden Castor, Salisbury 9 Keelan Robertson, Walnut Cove Girls 16-18 - 5755 1 Holly McCann, Raleigh 1 Hailey Joy, Reidsville 3 Olivia John, Summerfield 4 Grace Greene, Apex Girls 14-15 - 5755 1 Anika Bhatnagar, Cary 2 Camryn Lamp, Conover 3 Kyleigh Harnsberger, Advance Girls 12-13 - 5088 1 Anna Howerton, Kernersville 2 Emily Mathews, Mebane 3 Macy Pate, Boone 4 Heather Appelson, Wake Forest 5 Olivia Tolbert, Greensboro

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Tar Heel Classic, Chapel Hill, NC UNC-Chapel Hill Finley Course Mar. 10-11, 2018 Bell National - 5776 1 Lexanne Halama, Knoxville TN 69-71--140 2 Katherine Schuster, Kill Devil Hills 70-70--140 3 Nicole Adam, Pinehurst 73-72--145 Selected Others 4 Kayla Smith, Burlington 73-73--146 4 Madison Isaacson, Greensboro 72-74--146 12 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville 73-77--150 24 Hailey Joy, Reidsville 77-76--153 Futures National - 4964 1 Julie Shin, Brambleton VA 75-73--148 2 Liza Lapeyre, New Orleans LA 74-77--151 3 Abby Hunter, Blacksburg VA 80-76--156 Selected Others 10 Becca Connolly, Winston-Salem 84-83--167

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Blythewood, SC Cobblestone Park GC (Garnet/Black) Mar. 3-4, 2018 Bell National/Prep - 5780 1 Caroline Curtis, Richmond VA 74-71--145 2 Abigail Schimpf, Daniel island SC 71-75--146 2 Kayla Smith, Burlington 73-73--146

Boys (High School, graduation year) 1 Michael Childress, Salisbury (Cannon School, 2018) 2 Charlie Tate, Greensboro (Grimsley HS, 2018) 3 Noah Connor (Rockingham County HS, 2019) 4 Brandon Einstein, Clemmons (Forsyth Country Day, 2019) 5 Carson Castelli, Greensboro (Westchester Country Day, 2018) 6 Michael Blair, Jamestown (NW Guilford, 2020) 7 Dawson Daniels, Greensboro (High Point Christian Academy, 2018) 8 Davis Gilmore, Winston-Salem (R.J. Reynolds, 2018) 9 Mariano Leyva, Lewisville (Forsyth Country Day, 2018) 10 Zach Brown, Advance (R.J. Reynolds, 2019) Girls (High School, graduation year) 1 Emily Hawkins, Lexington (Home School, 2018) 2 Hailey Joy, Reidsville (Rockingham County, 2018) 3 Madison Isaacson, Greensboro (Ragsdale, 2018) 4 Olivia John, Summerfield (Rockingham County, 2018) 5 Sasha Hayes, Winston-Salem (Reagan HS, 2019) 6 Kayla Smith, Burlington (Williams, 2019) 7 Emelia Pack, Greensboro (Page, 2019) 8 Mallory Fobes, East Bend (Forbush, 2019) 9 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville (Carlisle, 2020) 10 Victoria Ladd, Greensboro (Northern Guilford, 2019) Source: Tarheel Youth Golf Association as of March 1, 2018

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rom the “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure� department, we report this hole-in-one by Kevin Hipp of Greensboro. A TaylorMade Burner 5-hybrid purchased at Goodwill two days earlier worked like a charm for Hipp on March 4 at Pennrose Park Country Club. It was the perfect club from 150 yards for his seventh career hole-in-one, including his third at Pennrose Park. Hipp figured he paid 72 cents for the club since it came in an eight-club bundle priced at $5.76 at the Goodwill Store on Battleground Avenue in Greensboro. Tony Santoro and Steve McKinney were witness to the bargain basement beauty. Here’s a list of the other great shots reported to Triad Golf Today since our March issue:

Double Eagle

Tim Wilson of Danbury, March 10, Deep Springs CC. No. 8, 464 yards, driver, then 7-iron. Playing partners: Jim Brown, Donald Corns, Frank Ward, Joey Dalton.

Aces Patrick Brady of Reidsville, March 18, Pennrose Park CC. No. 7, 153 yards, 7-iron.

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Playing partners: Todd Madren, Tony Nichols, Rick Walker. His seventh ace. Chris Clement of High Point, March 17, Forest Oaks CC. No. 17, 182 yards, 4-iron. Playing partners: Hugh Mespelt, Vince Mespelt. His first ace. Mark Kinlaw of Stokesdale, March 17, Deep Springs CC. No. 7, 183 yards, 4-iron. Playing partners: Dennis Teza, Mike Sasser. His fourth ace. Gary Brant of Mebane, March 8, Mid Pines GC. No. 6, 165 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Gerald Walters, Kent Troxler, Keith Woody. His second ace came 30 years after his first. Tommy Smith of Eden, March 7, Deep Springs CC. No. 12, 128 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Danny Moore, Bill Cassidy, Phil Harger. His second ace. Robert McCoart of Murray, Ky., March 4, Oak Hollow GC. No. 7, 143 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: R.J. McCoart III, Brett Eeuscher. His first ace in 47 years of playing golf. Larry Bridges of Winston-Salem, March 3, Pudding Ridge GC. No. 17, 152 yards,



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people who shared their memories of the ’74 PGA Championship, people who caddied at the event or attended with their fathers. “They all asked that I restore the course to the way it was in 1974, which is what I intend to do,� Mandell said. “I told them, ‘I got you covered, I’m going to make sure we preserve it.’� There’s a reason so many people have such fond memories of the ’74 PGA Championship. Trevino won by a single stroke over Jack Nicklaus. Sam Snead, who was 62, finished tied for third just three strokes behind Trevino. Many people still consider the tournament a big part of golf’s golden age. Mandell said he’s worked on design projects for courses as far north as Minnesota and Cape Cod, Mass., and south to Florida. But he said he’s as excited about the work at Tanglewood as any project. Mandell believes it is important to save as many old courses as possible, especially those designed by Jones. “A lot are getting erased,� he said. “There’s no need to do that here. The bones are still there. It’s going to be great to preserve it.�

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6-iron. Playing partners: Larry Oakley, James Meachum. His fifth ace. Jimmy Voger of Reidsville, Feb. 27, Monroeton GC. No. 8, 125 yards, 6-iron. Playing partner: Paul Talley. His first ace. Patrick Manahan of Summerfield, Feb. 27, Bryan Park Players Course. No. 5, 134 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Paul Clark, Richard Furr. His second ace. Chris Sidden of Winston-Salem, Feb. 25, Jamestown Park GC. No. 17, 108 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: David Coram, Rodney Norman, Shad Chrismon. His first ace. Earl Morin of Liberty, Feb. 23, Shamrock GC. No. 8, 114 yards. Playing partner: Rick Wyrick. His second ace. Cris Falls of Greensboro, Feb. 22, Crooked Tree GC. No. 13, 125 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Eva Gustaffson,Ginny Warner, Gayle Owens. First career ace. Leonard Taylor of Advance, Feb. 22, Oak Valley GC. No. 6, 108 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Mike Tuttle, Bud Cramer, Mike Rutledge. His first ace. Larry Stoneman of Chatham, Va., Feb. 22, Gordon Trent GC. No. 13, 9-iron, 111 yards. Playing partners: Vernon Tilley, Jerry Wood, Alfred Martin, John Bowman. His sixth ace. Robert Wood of Greensboro, July 21, 2017, Pine Knolls GC. No. 11, 161 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Jim Slaughenhaut, Herb Jaro. His second ace.

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