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’ve always said golfers in general are the most gracious and giving folks you’ll ever run across. I stood by that axiom before and I do now as we all struggle with the COVID-19 outbreak across the country, and in particular closer to home in our wonderful golfing state of North Carolina. There have been some inspiring stories in recent days and weeks but maybe none more than at the Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst, one of the top private facilities in the state. Launched a few years ago in the gated community in the aftermath of a hurricane to help elderly residents in need, Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program co-founders Dale Moegling and Barbara Reining have expanded the relief effort to those affected by COVID-19, which includes clubhouse staff – even the golf pros. “Sure, the pros are salaried and they are fine for now except they make money on lessons, off of guest play and our national members, so if the national members aren’t coming in and the guests aren’t coming now the pros are taking a big hit on their income,” Moegling said. “We’ve gone out and aggressively encouraged our local members to take more lessons from the pros. This will ensure the hit is not as substantial as it could be.” To help the kitchen and wait staff while the club’s restaurant is offering
only take-out and delivery, Moegling and Reining are asking members and residents to frequent the club’s dinning offerings at least twice a week .. and tip generously.” “You are going to have to buy food some place anyway,” Moegling said. “We have tried to get ahead of the situation and let them know that we support them,” Reining added of the employees. “We have good employees and we don’t want to lose them to other situations. We want to keep them all when this (virus) is over.” Moegling and Reining have a team that is even helping take elderly members and residents to doctor appointments or pick up pharmacy items. The team has also started a local “market” with bread, eggs and toiletry items for sale. Moegling, who just turned 72, is in the “at-risk” age group, as is the 77-year-old Reining, but says his team is using common sense when executing the program. “For instance, a lady the other day had to have a procedure at the local clinic and Uber wouldn’t come so I went and picked her up and took her there and waited a couple of hours,” he said. “For those people who are concerned we’re going to help them, but we’re not having a love-in at the club with all the folks who are susceptible. We do get a little paranoid and the older you get the more uncomfortable you can become, so we’re helping to ease that. That’s the concept behind what we’re trying to do.” Reining said there are approximately 10 couples on the “team” that help with various duties. Also in the Sandhills, Pinehurst
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t first glance, Blake Brantley’s game may not wow you. Over time though, as you dig deeper and examine the finer points of golf, his consistency is undeniable, his work ethic extraordinary. The Winston-Salem Reynolds senior did shoot a 64 last July at the CGA Carolinas Junior qualifier -- so he can go low -- but his high school career has been a model of consistent, dependable scoring that is usually around par. Brantley, an honor student with a 1550 SAT score, tied for third at last year’s 4-A state high school championship and had a short list of well-respected colleges he was looking at. Then an elite opportunity came along last summer that was hard to pass up. After the Brantley family took a spring trip on their own to visit Yale, coach Colin Sheehan traveled to Pinehurst for the U.S. Amateur and made a side stop up to the Triad area to see Brantley play in the Carolinas Open at Greensboro Country Club. Brantley’s longtime swing coach, Forsyth Country Club assistant pro Chase Adams, was also playing in the event and tried to calm his pupil’s nerves. “Blake came up to me and said, ‘This is my last chance, the Yale coach is coming to watch me,”’ Adams said. “I said, ‘you can’t think about it that way … this is just icing on the cake. Play as free as you can.”’ Brantley did just that, carding under par rounds of 70, 71 and 70 for a 5-under total to tie for 11th place. “I was coming in from my tee time and I got to meet the Yale coach and he said what he had seen from Blake,” Adams said. “I told him, if you get this kid he is as good of a person as he is a player. He is everything you would want out of a son, a player, a student. That’s what you’re getting out of him, not just a great golf swing.” Along with Adams, new Howard University director of golf and former Stanford assistant coach Sam Puryear got an up-close look at Brantley’s development as the head coach at Reynolds during Brantley’s sophomore season. “Blake was a player who had a quiet, burning determination to be great,” Puryear said. “And that same quiet determination and relentless effort to be great is there now. He was and is an incredibly hard worker.
“It pays big dividends when you’re working on the right things. A lot of people work hard in golf and hit a lot of balls but they are not working on the right things. I give Blake credit because he worked on the right things.” Brantley is an only child and his father Chris and mother Tabatha have been heavily involved in his development on and off the golf course. On most weekends, you can find Blake playing golf with his father Chris at Forsyth Country Club, while Tabatha has tracked all of Blake’s tournament results, dating back to his first victory at the age of 8 in July 2010. “I guess playing golf with my dad gives me a chance to be with him alone because there are very few opportunities in this world now to spend quality time with someone you really care about and love,” Brantley said. “So, for four hours I get to be with him and play the game we both love, so that’s how we’ve bonded throughout the years.” At 6-foot-2, 165 pounds, Brantley creates a lot of power with his long, lean frame. “He does hit is very far and creates a lot of club head speed,” Adams said. “He is probably swinging at 120 mph when he wants to. But we have also worked a lot on him not using his brute force, some off-speed stuff, taking some off some shots and controlling his flight a little more.” “Blake trusts his game so he’s not afraid to play irons off the tee, he’s not afraid to hit a 3-wood off the tee, he’s not afraid to hit hybrids off the tee, he’s not afraid to try knock- down shots
on approaches to the green,” added Puryear. “He trusts the 14 clubs in his bag. I think that is a strength of his. Most golfers have favorites in their bag and that’s all they want to hit, that same club and they can’t dial it down. His game isn’t built that way.” Adams left Forsyth Country Club for a few years to work at Bulls Bay in South Carolina and then Charlotte Country Club, but has returned to the WinstonSalem club and is a major force behind Brantley’s multi-faceted game. “I’ve worked with Chase for about 8 years now and I trust that guy with my swing and anything golf related more than anyone else,” Brantley said. “I have literally grown up around Chase and he knows my swing as close as I do. Anything I ever need with golf Chase is always my first call. He gets me the information quickly and the info I need. I can remember having terrible swing thoughts at certain tournaments and sitting and watching video, and within 15 minutes I would get some sort of instructional text or video back and he would fix it. I can’t understate how much he has helped me.” And Adams can’t say enough good things about his star pupil and their relationship. “Blake’s work ethic is as much a factor in his success as anything,” Adams said. “If we work on something we’ll take some notes and I may see him four days that week and I never have to wonder what he is working on, it’s always exactly what we talked about working on, in the exact same manner, the exact same set-up or exact drill. Sometimes
when I close up the golf shop he’s out here putting in the dark. Even if it’s a little 30-minute practice session he’ll find a way to sneak that in.” The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has put a damper on Brantley’s senior season at Reynolds for now. “It’s a big bummer for me,” he said. “I have definitely been looking forward to this golf season all year and I kind of feel this is a year we have a really special team at Reynolds and we could do some really big things. I am keeping my fingers crossed that we get to play at the state championships and have a conference tournament, especially with states being at Pinehurst No. 2 one of the days, that’s kind of a dream scenario for me, to end my high school career at a course as great and as storied as that.” Even if the prep season is over, Brantley remains focused on his upcoming Yale experience. “I am very close to my parents and we do a lot of things together so when we all got up there and had that group sense of loving New Haven, the school, the golf team and the golf course it was something we knew we couldn’t pass up,” Brantley said. “It’s a world-class education. “When I decided I wanted to play collegiate golf I knew that I wanted to play at a very academic school because my whole life I have been focused on academics and I didn’t want to let up in that regard. And I wanted to go to a place where I could compete at a high level and play on a team that has a winning record. Yale accomplished both of those really well.” Mom will have the car ready to roll this fall. “We plan on going and watching Blake play a lot,” Tabatha said. “We will have a lot of windshield time up North.” “Blake is going to be a stellar college player and I’m going to tell you why,” Puryear said. “One thing you will see in a lot of junior golfers is they have what I call see-saw games. You know as a kid you sit on a see-saw and it goes up and down. Well, Blake’s game the last two years of high school has not been like that. He has a very steady, consistent game. That consistent level of play is going to stick with him in college. He’ll always be around par. His great round last summer was a 64. So his worst round is probably going to be 76. To me, every college in America is looking for that guy. He is going to have a very stable, successful collegiate career.” TRIAD GOLF TODAY • APRIL 2020
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Old Town’s Young Gun Former Southern Hills superintendent takes Old Town Club to next level By Brad King
afe to say, the cities of WinstonSalem and Tulsa aren’t often discussed in the same conversation. In this case, however, the dialogue that took place in mid-2018 was in regard to a pair of historic golf clubs: Old Town Club in the Triad area and Southern Hills Country Club in Oklahoma. Old Town was interviewing Bryant Evans, then the head assistant superintendent at Southern Hills, to become only the eighth leader of Old Town’s maintenance operations in the club’s 80-year history. That was when the similarities between the clubs — and the cities — began to emerge. Southern Hills and Old Town are considered the two finest solo designs by legendary Golden Age golf course architect Perry Maxwell. A genius at incorporating natural landscapes in the sculpting of his layouts, moving as little land as possible in the process, Maxwell oversaw the construction of Southern Hills (1936) and Old Town (1939) prior to the start of World War II. Both were products of the Great Depression and funded by family money. A Midwest masterpiece, Maxwell’s Championship Course at Southern Hills (the club has 27 holes) has played host to seven major championships, including the 2007 PGA Championship won by Tiger Woods. At Old Town, Maxwell was entrusted with a canvas of more than 1,000 acres of hilly, sweeping farmland to plot his 140-acre layout. He modeled the holes after some of the best in the world, including those at St. Andrews and Augusta National. At Southern Hills, Evans was in the process of working closely with architect Gil Hanse on a renovation in preparation for the 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship — the most historic and prestigious major championship in senior golf — as well as the return of the PGA Championship to Southern Hills by 2030. Continued on page 13
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Old Town from page 12 Hanse recommended Evans to Dunlop White, Old Town’s longtime golf chairman, who is known widely in course architecture circles. During his research, White noted that, despite being 1,000 miles apart, WinstonSalem and Tulsa were both situated in the country’s “transition zone,” where each experiences cool and warm golf seasons. “When you’re talking about a combination of cool season and warm season grasses in the transition zone, it’s a recipe for heartache and heartburn,” White said. “Superintendents in the transition zone stay up all night worrying about whether or not their bent grass greens are going to survive in the summertime and they stay up all night worrying about whether their Bermuda fairways are going to survive in the wintertime. It’s very challenging. “Weather wise, it was amazing how much Winston-Salem and Tulsa are exactly alike,” White said. “Our high temperatures match up pretty well with their high temperatures. Our low temperatures in the wintertime pretty much match up. Average rainfall matches up as well. “I said, ‘Wind and humidity? That’s got to be different because it’s windy (in Oklahoma),” he said. “Little did I know that Oklahoma City on one side of Oklahoma is really windy, but Tulsa is much like Winston-Salem. Tulsa averages about 9 miles per hour of wind, WinstonSalem averages about 7 miles an hour of wind. The humidity factors were pretty much the same.” On top of that, White studied the type of turf on which Evans was working at Southern Hills and found it was exactly the same as Old Town. “Southern Hills had bent grass greens; we had bent grass greens. Southern Hills had Bermuda fairways. We had Bermuda fairways,” he said. Finally, Evans had been hired and trained at Southern Hills by superintendent extraordinaire Russ Myers, a big-time name in the industry. Myers and Evans form part of a maintenance fraternity that includes some of the nation’s best, such as Matt Shaffer, formerly at Merion Golf Club, and Paul Latshaw, currently at Merion, along with Brad Owen and Marsh Benson at Augusta National. “Everything was picture perfect as far as Bryant was concerned,” White said. “It was pretty much a layup to hire him. “Not only did we hire him because he came from Russ Myers, which is a grand experience in and of itself, but we hired him because he had 10 years of experience on a Perry Maxwell golf course,” he said. www.triadgolf.com
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“It’s just a dream come true.” The 33-year-old Evans started as Old Town’s director of agronomy in October 2018. “The Old Town name and its architecture and golf culture just drew me in,” Evans said. “One of my goals in my superintendent search was to find a course from the Golden Age of golf era that’s got history and prestige, plus the club visionaries willing to preserve it. Old Town checked all those boxes. “The stars kind of aligned,” he said. “Everybody here, from the interview process to being hired and up to now, the membership has been excellent. They give us in the maintenance department everything we need to succeed. This is such a special place — they don’t make golf courses like Old Town anymore.” Old Town has been the home of the neighboring Wake Forest University golf team for nearly a half century. Golf course architect Bill Coore first grew enamored with Old Town in the late 1960s, when he was a student at Wake Forest. Following Coore and Ben Crenshaw’s 2013 renovation — and Evans taking the helm — Old Town has catapulted up the national and world rankings. GOLF Magazine ranks Old Town No. 59 in the United States, and among their Top 150 golf courses on the planet. The “Top 100 Golf Courses” publication ranks Old Town No. 29 in the U.S., and No. 65 in the world, while Golfweek lists Old Town at No. 23 in its rankings of America’s greatest “Classic Courses” constructed before 1960. Golf Digest now ranks Old Town No. 98 in the U.S., with a renewed listing expected later this year. White said Evans has accepted full ownership of the look and playability of
Old Town’s unique bunkers in a way that appears natural, which is the goal. “We had these bunkers that Coore and Crenshaw added that are really natural looking and artistic,” he said. “They require a lot of hand work versus automated machinery to do the edges. We hand rake all our bunkers. We did the eroded edges by hand. You want things to look natural, like Mother Nature created it, but people don’t realize that takes a lot of work. So that’s a talent that he has brought here.” In addition, White said Evans “preaches all the time about turf density.” “He really delves into turf science,” White said. “All his spraying programs are used to promote turf health, and turf density and quality. His cultural practices have improved our turf dramatically.” “Plant health is always going to be at the forefront of whatever we’re doing on the course,” added Evans. “We use a lot of different tools. We want to make educated decisions to get the desired result on the course that will give the members what they expect every day, and keep Old Town at the forefront of North Carolina golf.” A native of Iowa, Evans grew up in a small farm town of about 1,000 people. The family’s backyard was a cornfield, but there was a little 9-hole course just a block away, where Evans said his family paid $500 for a membership. “My buddies and I wore that place clean out,” he said. “There wasn’t much else to do other than play sports, and play golf and hit balls into the cornfield across the street. But it was really good. I wouldn’t change it for much.” He attended college in Cedar Rapids to study golf course and turf grass management. “I knew what I wanted to do,” Evans said. He interned for three years at a local
public course, where he eventually became second assistant. “After about three seasons, I knew I needed to spread my wings a little bit, and got the opportunity for an assistant in training job at Southern Hills.” Nine months after being hired by Myers at Southern Hills, Evans was made an assistant, the position he held for nearly a decade. “It’s an intense place that expects a lot,” he said. “It’s a large part of where I am today. I’ve had the opportunity to have really good mentors and (Myers) is right at the top of that list. He’s a big part of the little success I’ve had in this industry so far.” Evans generally works at least one major event every year, including a PGA Championship and a U.S. Open. The postponed 2020 Masters would have been his sixth time working at Augusta National. “I get there Sunday night the week before and it’s about a 100-hour week,” Evans said. “I’ve developed relationships with superintendents all over the country. It’s a priceless opportunity to get a network and see how it’s done at the highest level.” White says that Evans has brought to Old Town a keen attention to detail, and a thoughtful and varied course set-up, along with championship turf conditioning on a daily basis — adding that he expects the Old Town accolades to only increase in stature as the years pass. “When you come to Old Town, we want it to feel like it’s the 1940s or ‘50s, where you kind of go back in time,” Evans said. “It’s this incredible place where there’s not a flat spot on the property and it’s natural. We want that experience to be something people really remember.” “Bryant Evans has taken this golf course to an entirely different level,” White said. “It’s been remarkable.” TRIAD GOLF TODAY • APRIL 2020
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Catawba’s Bibey closes out junior year with first victory By STEVE WILLIAMS
anner Bibey’s game was just heating up when the NCAA called off the season due to COVID-19 concerns. The Catawba College junior from Walnut Cove won his first tournament in early March at the Richard Rendleman Invitational at the Country Club of Salisbury. His scores of 68 and 71 left him one shot off the school record of 138 for a two-round tournament. Bibey already set the school mark for rounds below par for a season with 12 and rounds in the 60s with five. And, with six top-10s for the season, was just two off the school record. So having the season end was a huge letdown. “I was playing really well this season so I hated to see it come to an early end,” Bibey said. “But for us as juniors, sophomore and freshman it wasn’t nearly as bad as it was for the seniors. I know it had to crushing for them.” Bibey said improved putting was a major factor that allowed him to claim a three-shot victory at the Rendleman tourney.
“It helped that my ball striking was on point, but I just putted really well. Not just the first round but really the first 27 holes. My speed control was good and that’s what I’ve been working on. I was able to dial in my chipping and putting – the skills in my game that lead to a good round.” Bibey counted six birdies in the first round and grabbed a share of the lead. With a shotgun start on the second day, it was impossible to know how he stood against the field. But after a bogey on his first hole, he settled in and figured he had to be in contention. “Overall with my ball striking, that’s probably the best I’ve ever played in a situation like that in my career,” Bibey said. “I believe I hit 14 greens in regulation in a row so I was continuously giving myself looks at birdie which leads to a stress-free round. In a situation like that, the key that I’ve found is to eliminate as much stress as I can.” Still, after a three-putt bogey on the 17th hole that left him 1-over on the day, he was concerned that he let Continued on page 17
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Field 49 64 45 90 90 49 104 89 83 90 52 49 83
Scores 68-71 71-78-72 80-71 71-68-72 71-73-68 76-76 71-72-72 76-74-73 74-71-72 70-73-71 84-82 75-79 76-81
Tournament (Date) Richard Rendleman Invitational (March 2-3) The Challenge at Concession (March 9-10) Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate (March 2-3) Savannah Invitational (March 9-10) Savannah Invitational (March 9-10) Richard Rendleman Invitational (March 2-3) Bash at the Beach (March 9-10) Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate (Feb. 24-25) General Hackler Championship (March 9-10) Savannah Invitational (March 9-10) Hill City Invitational (March 8-10) Richard Rendleman Invitational (March 2-3) Lonnie Barton Invitational (March 9-10)
WOMEN Sarah Coltrane, Asheboro Emilee Wenmoth, Clemmons Grace Yatawara, Salisbury Mallory Fobes, East Bend Lauren Denhard, Salisbury Autumn Senter, Dobson Kayla Smith, Burlington Olivia John, Summerfeld Hailey Joy, Reidsville Rachel Mast, Lexington Madison Harriman, High Point Rachel Mast, Lexington Madison Isaacson, Greensboro
School Catawba Mars Hill East Carolina UNC Wilmington Belmont Abbey Belmont Abbey North Carolina High Point UNCG UNC Wilmington N.C. A&T UNC Wilmington Western Carolina
Position T-1 2nd T-8 T-11 11th T-12 T-20 T-24 T-27 T-27 T-27 T-28 T-49
Field 87 42 79 68 32 32 90 68 264 68 88 79 264
Scores 72-75 79-83 71-74-74 73-76-72 82-81 80-85 75-73-73 79-73-74 72-76-72 76-79-72 87-74 82-73-73 73-79-71
Tournament (Date) Battle at Hilton Head (Feb. 24-25) Pfeiffer Invitational (March 2-3) Lake Oconee Invitational (Feb. 21-23) River Landing Classic (March 9-10) Barton Intercollegiate (March 9-10) Barton Intercollegiate (March 9-10) Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (March 6-8) River Landing Classic (March 9-10) Kiawah Island Classic (March 1-3) River Landing Classic (March 9-10) Lonnie Barton Invitational (March 9-10) Lake Oconee Invitational (Feb. 21-23) Kiawah Island Classic (March 1-3)
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. 21-March 10.
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one slip away. But he closed with a dramatic chip-in birdie from about 15 yards. The waiting game ensued shortly afterward. “In a shotgun start with everyone coming in at the same time, that makes everything a little more hectic. It made for an exciting finish,” he said. He ended three shots ahead of Cole Sutherland of Lenior-Rhyne, who shot 70-72. Nobody else was closer than five shots in the 49-player field. Bibey had been in that situation before but had come up short. Last September in the opening event of the season, he fired a pair of 71s and ended a shot out of a playoff with two players. The day wasn’t perfect for Bibey and Catawba, however, as LenoirRhyne won the playoff after both teams ended at 594, four shots ahead of Tusculum. The Bears counted a birdie and three pars on the playoff hole, while the Indians had two pars and two bogeys. Bibey ended the season with a 71.7 average after posting a 73.9 mark as a sophomore. In limited playing time as a freshman, he averaged 76.4. “I’m really happy with the progress I’ve made since coming to Catawba,” Bibey said. “The main crutch that has held me back has been my putting. That’s where I’ve been able to shave a couple strokes on my scoring average. I’m going to continue to work on putting and my wedge game going into my last year.” He said despite the lack of competitive rounds, he’s been able to get out the course while also taking online courses. When he’s home, he can be found at Hemlock Golf Course, the course he played in high school while at South Stokes. “I live off campus so I’ve still been practicing at the country club,” he said. “It’s nice that they allow us to play and practice there,” he said. “The good thing about the sport we’re in is that it’s not in a tight area like basketball. We’re able to get outside and keep ourselves protected from the virus.”
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Gerard continues to post impressive numbers for Tar Heels By STEVE WILLIAMS
yan Gerard’s luck is bound to change one of these days. The North Carolina junior by way of Ravenscroft High School settled for second place in the John Burns Intercollegiate in February at Wailua Golf Course in Hawaii when he was derailed by the heroics of a competitor on the final hole. It was eerily similar to his previous runner-up finish in the fall of 2018 when a competitor sank an improbable putt to claim victory. In Hawaii, Gerard’s solo second came despite an opening round 74. He surged into contention by closing with rounds of 69 and 66. His third round included seven birdies. But a lone bogey on his 17th hole opened the door for New Mexico’s Sam Choi, who eagled the par-4 18th hole and ended with a three-shot winning margin. That improbable hole-out eagle came via a 169-yard shot from the rough with a 9-iron. In an October event of his sophomore season, Gerard fired a school record final-round 61 at Notre Dame’s Warren Course, but was left with the runner-up trophy
when Steven Fisk of Georgia Southern capped a birdiebirdie finish with a 50-foot putt on the final hole. “Ryan had a very positive experience and earned his way into contention with his play, particularly in the second and third rounds,” said UNC coach Andrew DiBitetto. “He will be the first to admit he didn’t have his best stuff, but he is a very intelligent golfer and understands his own game extremely well. He hit enough good shots, but ultimately used his brain, heart and short game to shoot low scores. We’d put G’s short game up against anyone’s in the country.” Gerard now has 18 career top-20 finishes, including five this season. Last fall, Gerard had two fourth-place efforts and one seventh. He posted three top-10s as a sophomore in 14 events and two as a freshman in nine events. Gerard’s 71.86 career scoring average is one of the best in UNC history, trailing only sophomore teammate Ryan Burnett’s 71.52. Among Tar Heel golfers who have finished their careers, Ben Griffin (2014-18) tops the list with 72.02.
Group mentors with golf The KIDZ Program focuses on introducing and supporting African-American girls (ages 8 to 18) interested in learning and ports can be full cynicism these enjoying golf. days, and golf is not immune. There “We started the program thinking that are cheating scandals, slow play we would try and introduce it to kids who controversies, on course rages, and on and wouldn’t necessarily have the opportunity on. So, when a feel-good story comes along to play, so we targeted at-risk kids at the embrace it. The following is one of those Garner Road YMCA,” said TWIG president feel-good stories right in our own backyard. Renée Allain-Stockton. “The program ran Tyler Spriggs swung her first golf club in that direction for about 3-4 years and at Knights Play Golf Center in Apex wearthen we realing a red and white Hello Kitty shirt, jeans ized that and her favorite blue and white tennis golf is such shoes. At less than 4-feet tall, the 6-yeara timeold carried her kid-size starter clubs and consuming beginner bag holding great expectations for sport we herself. switched the target to She is now one of the few females of members of TWIG and color playing high school golf across North friends who had girls who Carolina thanks in large part to her parent’s were interested in learning the support and the Triangle Women In Golf game. We switched to an appli(TWIG) KIDZ Program. cation process and we’ve had some “Tyler just fit right in,” says Valerie girls in the program for eight years Willis, who coordinates TWIG KIDZ partnow. nership opportunities, golf clinics, and “We’re so pleased we’ve been able mentorship and social activities. “Now that to get these girls into the program at an she’s older, we can always count on her to early age and now get them into single help mentor the younger girls as well as digit handicaps while most of us are still show them what you can accomplish with struggling with handicaps in the 20s,” hard work, determination and a positive she added. “To see them blossom over attitude.” the years is the most rewarding part of it. TWIG was founded in 1997 and the We have found girls who are passionate KIDZ Program followed four years later. about the game and offer them the lessons,
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the support and the exposure to be able to play with other women who love the game as well, so it becomes a lifetime sport for them.” There are approximately 50 members in TWIG and 12-15 youths in the KIDZ Program. “The TWIG ladies go above and beyond to support Tyler and all of the TWIG KIDZ participants,” said Perdita Spriggs, Tyler’s mother. “They inspire the girls both on and off the course with active professional and community endeavors underscoring that dreams are possible, especially when you incorporate the First Tee Nine Core Values – integrity, honesty, responsibility, confidence, respect, sportsmanship, perseverance, courtesy and judgment – into
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your daily life and believe in yourself,” Through the organization’s partnership with North Carolina State University’s Lonnie Poole Golf youth program, Willis “recognized Tyler was ready to learn another aspect of golf” and approached TWIG KIDZ youth golf coach Scott Clagg and asked if Tyler could help train the younger TWIG girls during their golf lessons. He agreed, and learning how to coach golf is offering Tyler a new perspective and adding value to her golf portfolio. “I really enjoy participating in TWIG KIDZ,” says Tyler, an A-B honor roll student at Green Hope High School in Cary. “I’ve made some really good friends through the program, and the TWIG ladies are extremely nice, supportive and truly interested in my academic and golf achievements.” This past season as a ninth-grader at Green Hope, she posted 18-hole scores in the high 70s to help her team win the Triangle-8 Conference title and runnerup finish in the 4-A regional championship. Tyler was selected First Team AllConference. “I’m just amazed and so proud when I watch her play,” says her dad Richard, an avid golfer himself who has caddied by Tyler’s side or cheered from the cart path, dedicating countless hours to practice and tournaments. “Tyler is more than my playing partner. She’s developing into a remarkable, all-around junior golfer and young woman. I know that golf will be a part of her life forever.” www.triadgolf.com
Ace worth the wait
obert Lewter has been playing golf for more than 55 years and he was like the majority of golfers – he had never made a hole-in-one. That finally changed on March 19 at Olde Homeplace Golf Club’s third hole when he found the cup from 120 yards away with a 9-iron. The National Hole-In-One Registry says that the odds of a low handicapper making an ace is 5,000 to 1 and the odds of an average player making an ace is 12,000 to 1. Lewter, age 70, beat those odds no matter how long he waited. Other great shots reported to Triad Golf Today since our March issue follow: Kevin Frank of Greensboro, March 29, Iron Play Par-3 Links. No. 14, 105 yards, gap wedge. His third ace. Carson Robinson of Asheboro, March 28, Tot Hill Farm GC. No. 15, 136 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Dan Higgins, Mark Vuncannon, Shawn Hogan. His third ace. Jamie Gilley of Eden, March 26, Oak Hills GC. No. 15, 175, 8-iron. Playing partners: Dallas Page, Robert Keck. His fourth ace. Robert Lewter of Winston-Salem, March 19, Olde Homeplace GC. No. 3, 120 yards, 9-iron. Playing partner: Roy Lewter. Donnie Felts, March 14, Silo Run GC. No. 5, 90 yards, pitching wedge. Cassie Thornton of Winston-Salem, March 12, Reynolds Park GC. No. 16, 112 yards, 5-iron. Playing partner: Cheryl Cassel. Jim Hill of Lexington, March 10, Lexington GC. No. 3, 110 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Jim Petraglia, Jerry Cox, Richard Cross. His fifth ace. Owen Baldwin of Greensboro, March 9, Forest Oaks CC. No. 3. 170 yards, 5-iron. Playing partners: Patrick Pool, Wes Harriston. His first ace. Wilbur Shinault of Dobson, Feb. 28, Silo Run GC. No. 17, 155 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Charles Williams, Johnny King, Donald Davis, Wayne Motsinger. His second ace. James Turner of Danville, Feb. 22, Southern Hills GC. No. 12, 165 yards, 5-wood. Playing partners: Billy Clay, Mike Clay. His third ace. Steve Blackwood of Greensboro, Feb. 19, Iron Play Par-3 Links. No. 6, 130 yards, 5-iron. Playing partners: George Setzer, Ed Duda. His first ace. Mark Henline of Whitsett, Feb. 17, Mid Pines Inn & GC. No. 2, 162 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Michael Burdick. His first ace. Gene McCarthy of Winston-Salem, Dec. 5, Wilshire GC. No. 6, 120 yards, 6-hybrid. Playing partner: Ron Tapscott. His fourth ace. www.triadgolf.com
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Quite A Haul Duke’s Dan Brooks elected to Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame By David Droschak
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hen legendary Duke men’s golf coach Rod Myers passed away in 2007, Duke athletic director Joe Alleva offered women’s coach Dan Brooks the position, a seemingly nice plum for a job well done over the years with the school’s successful female golfers. “I turned it down immediately,” Brooks said. “I felt like I had developed some skills in coaching women and I just liked what I was doing.” As it turned out, some “mad skills” at developing championship-caliber teams and dozens of All-ACC and All-American talents. Brooks, 61, the head coach of the Duke women’s golf team for more than 35 seasons, will join an illustrious group of Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame members in 2020 that include the likes of Arnold Palmer, Peggy Kirk Bell, Raymond Floyd, Tom Fazio and Donald Ross. Brooks has captured a remarkable seven national titles with the Blue Devils in the last 21 seasons, in addition to 20 career Atlantic Coast Conference championships and 136 team wins – the most of any women’s golf coach in NCAA Division I history. Brooks has been named national coach of the year seven times while leading the Blue Devils to 17 top five national finishes. He is arguably the most decorated coach in any sport in ACC history. Over the last two decades in particular, Brooks began to realize that less was more, often limiting his female squads to just six or seven golfers. “His coaching style in some way is kind of unique in that he is not just going to keep firing to see what sticks to the wall,” said former Carolinas PGA executive director Ron Schmid, who Brooks replaced at Duke in the 1980s. “If you look at those squads, you can just see how those kids really become a family. When the entire team is playing all the time they learn to work as a family. It’s really neat to see.” Duke has won a lot under Brooks, but the coach admitted he and his team rarely talk about “winning.” “Everything we do is about the process,” Brooks said. “We don’t set a lot of goals. Winning is an assumption; it’s there and you can count on it being there because our golfers are high achievers. The idea of winning is very, very high and we don’t hide from the idea, but we just don’t spend that much time on it. We try to make things competitive so they’re comfortable with competition. That is kind of how I prep them and I stress keeping a perspective on things, for them to realize that golf is a game; and that you leave golf on the golf course and never take it home. It’s very simple stuff but can be hard to do. www.triadgolf.com
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“It is important to me that my players have a life on campus other than golf. I probably ask less of them hours-wise than a lot of coaches do. We’re a high academic school and there are also a lot of just amazing people at Duke so I want them to be able to be friends with and to get to know them. To inundate them with practice would not be a good thing. If golf is not everything to them in life then wins will be specials and the lows won’t be too devastating.” Brooks would have headed into the 2020 spring season with another top team that looked to repeat as national champions until COVID-19 halted ACC and NCAA play. “The (Carolinas Hall of Fame) reflection thing is a little hard because I’m still at it, still going hard, so I think more forward than I look back,” Brooks said. “But probably the most astounding thing about the years I’ve been with the Duke women’s team is how golf has evolved. The numbers the female golfers are shooting now are amazing … and how the different eras have taken scoring to different levels. You don’t see those sort of scoring jumps on the men’s side because the talent level in men’s golf has been very deep for a long time. What has made women’s golf exciting is this incredible improvement, and I’ve been able to be with that for all 36 years, and really observe some amazing things. Your team culture now has to be ready for freshmen to come in and be astoundingly good. It has made it very exciting.” Brooks is a former star golfer at Oregon State and a self-proclaimed West Coast guy who never really envisioned being a college coach. “I was a golf pro at a club in Boise, Idaho, and then all of the sudden I’m coaching a women’s college team and I was just 25 years old. I had no expectations but I came to really enjoy it,” Brooks said.
“He is that guy who is always doing things at the highest level, and when he was hired it was easy to see he was all about the kids, all about the studentathletes,” added Schmid, who nominated Brooks for the Carolinas Hall of Fame. “Everything Dan does is going to be anchored with ‘is this the best thing for the kids that I am working with?’ He looks out for what’s best for everyone else before Dan Brooks. That’s a great cornerstone to have.” And these are just not your average run-of-the-mill college golfers Brooks has been mentoring for much of his career as Duke’s academic demands can, and often do, trump athletics. “Over time, you learn to pay attention to warning signs or red flags in terms of recruiting,” Brooks said. “You have to not only observe the things that are extremely positive but some things that may be more negative. I learned to become a better observer of character and talent as you built a team, and then pay attention to those things that you see and actually act on those things rather than not see them or ignore them, and if you do you will pay the price later. We’ve had incredible women on our
teams, and it takes a little bit of knowledge to bring together people who are really going to be a nice blend for a team. And it isn’t just talent. Talent is a big part of it, but it’s definitely not just all about talent.” Brooks has learned patience, saying his No. 1 lesson over the years and advice he has for aspiring college coaches is to “sleep on it” when required to make tough coaching decisions. “As a journalist you have to get things out but as a golf coach I had to learn how to slow down and be patient,” he said. “Sometimes you just have to step back and let things work themselves out. You have to decide whether to involve yourself or not, and that’s a very simple thing that time teaches you. You can act immediately in this job and it will make you feel good for 10 minutes, and then you’ll pay the price, or you can sleep on it, be patient about it, give it some thought, make sure you get all the facts, and then decide at that point. And that goes for really any sort of job. “The thing I come back to all the time is that golf is a walk through life. It’s a metaphor, a cliché – it’s something that is just so wrapped up in the human experience. It’s great to be a part of helping them learn to manage life, because golf is just a bunch of failures and successes, wins and losses, and great excitements and punishing experiences, all wrapped up in one little sport.” Brooks admits that one of the highest honors in golf in the Carolinas is a bit overwhelming. “When I was playing college golf in Oregon and then working as a golf pro in Idaho we always thought of the Carolinas as kind of golf central,” Brooks said. “And when I got in the PGA it was even more so where we thought of the Carolinas Section of the PGA as a place where great players emanated from, and there was Pinehurst and all these great places to play. And now that I’m in the Hall of Fame of the Carolinas Golf Association it is a little but surreal. I am humbled by the experience.” TRIAD GOLF TODAY • APRIL 2020
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Carolinas PGA Selected events; complete schedule at carolinas.pga.com May 19-21 – 69th South Carolina Open, TPC Myrtle Beach. June 3-4 – North Carolina Senior Open, Old North State Club, New London. June 9-11 – 56th North Carolina Open, Peninsula Club, Cornelius. June 22-33 – Pro-Assistant Championship, River Landing (Landing and River), Wallace. July 13-15 – Professional Championship, Daniel Island Ralston course, Charleston. July 20-21 – South Carolina Senior Open, The Reserve GC, Pawley’s Island. Aug. 10-11 – Senior Professional Championship, Pinehurst No. 7. Aug. 18-20 – 96th Carolinas Open, Forsyth CC, Winston-Salem. Aug. 31-Sept. 1 – Assistants Championship, CC of North Carolina Dogwood course, Pinehurst. Sept. 9 – Pro-Official Championship, CC of North Carolina Dogwood course, Pinehurst. Sept. 21 – Assistants Association Pro-Pro, Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro. Oct. 20 – Women’s Pro-Pro Championship, Moss Creek GC, Hilton Head Island, SC. Oct. 20-21 – Match Play Championship, Linville GC. Dec. 1-3 – Pro-Pro Championship, Pinehurst area courses.
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Men/Women USGA Qualifying May 28 – U.S. Senior Women’s Open Sectional, Pine Needles, Southern Pines. June 1 – U.S. Senior Open Sectional, Highland CC, Fayetteville. June 23 – U.S. Women’s Amateur Sectional, Governor’s Club, Chapel Hill. July 1-2 – U.S. Amateur Sectional, Mill Creek GC, Mebane. July 14-15 – U.S. Amateur Sectional, Pinewood CC, Asheboro. July 15 – U.S. Womens Mid-Amateur Sectional, CCNC Dogwood course, Pinehurst. Aug. 17 – U.S. Mid-Amateur Sectional, Carolina CC, Raleigh.
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May 13-15 – 35th North Carolina Senior Amateur, Rolling Hills CC, Monroe. Selected qualifying sites: Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro (April 20); Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro (April 21). June 8-9 – 12th Carolinas Super Senior, Chapel Hill CC. Aug. 10-12 – 20th North Carolina Senior FourBall, Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines. Sept. 1-2 – 13th North Carolina Super Senior, Kinston CC. Sept. 9-11 – 59th Carolinas Senior Amateur, Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte. Selected
For the latest tournament schedule, now updated daily, go to www.triadgolf.com then click on Tournaments qualifying sites: Rock Barn Jones Course, Conover (Aug. 18); Heritage GC, Wake Forest (Aug. 25); Colonial CC, Thomasville (Aug. 31). Oct. 6-7 – 9th Carolinas Super Senior FourBall, Mount Vintage GC, North Augusta, SC.
CGA Men/Mid-Am May 15-17 – 5th Carolinian Amateur, Keith Hills Club, Buies Creek. First round serves as a qualifier for N.C. Amateur. June 18-21 – 60th North Carolina Amateur, North Ridge CC Lakes Course, Raleigh. Selected qualifying sites: Keith Hills GC, Buies Creek (May 15); Bentwinds CC, Fuquay-Varina (May 18); Sapona GC, Lexington (May 21). July 9-12 – 106th Carolinas Amateur, Cape Fear CC, Wilmington. Selected qualifying sites: Bryan Park Champions Course, Brown Summit (June 23); Brier Creek CC, Raleigh (June 29). July 29-Aug. 2 – 11th North Carolina Amateur Match Play, Club at 12 Oaks, Holly Springs. Selected qualifying sites: Bryan Park Champions Course, Brown Summit (June 23), Brier Creek CC, Raleigh (June 29). Sept. 25-27 – 27th North Carolina MidAmateur, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh. Selected qualifying sites: Rock Barn Jones Course, Conover (Aug. 19); Colonial CC, Thomasville (Sept. 1); Deercroft GC, Aberdeen (Sept. 12); Preserve at Jordan Lake, Chapel Hill (Sept. 15). Oct. 9-11 – 25th North Carolina Four-Ball, The Cardinal by Pete Dye, Greensboro. Oct. 19 – 43rd Carolinas Club Championship, Sedgefield CC Ross Course, Greensboro.
CGA Mixed Events July 17 – 54th Carolinas Father-Son, Pinehurst area courses. July 17 – 22nd Carolinas Parent-Child, Pinehurst area courses. Aug. 15-16 – 14th Carolinas Mixed Team Championship, Kiawah Island Resort Cougar Point and Oak Point. Nov. 7-8 – 10th Carolinas Net Amateur, CC of Whispering Pines.
CGA Women June 2-4 – 94th Carolinas Women’s Amateur, Bermuda Run CC East Course, Advance. June 30-July 1 – 43rd Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball, Carolina CC, Spartanburg, SC. July 6-8 – 65th Virginias-Carolinas Women’s Team Matches, Pinehurst No. 7. July 28-30 – 23rd Carolinas Women’s Match Play, Gaston CC, Gastonia. Sept. 21-22 – 22nd Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur, Dataw Island Club, Beaufort, SC. Oct. 13-15 – 4th Carolinas Women’s Club Team, River Landing, Wallace.
CGA Team Events Oct. 16-17 – 75th Captain’s Putter Team Matches, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV.
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Amateur Individual April 25-26 – Graham City Amateur, Southwick GC, Graham. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 336-227-2582. April 25-26 – 44th annual Bud Kivett Memorial, Blair Park & Oak Hollow GC, High Point. Medal play in flights. 336-883-3260. May 16-17 – High Point Memorial, Blair Park GC, High Point. Medal play in flights. 336-883-3497. May 23-24 – 33rd annual Southwick Amateur, Southwick GC, Graham. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 336-227-2582. June 5-7 – Asheboro City Amateur, Asheboro Municipal, Holly Ridge GL, Pinewood CC. (Randolph County residents only). 336-625-4158. June 6-7 – Alamance County Amateur, Indian Valley GC, Burlington, on Saturday and Southwick GC, Graham, on Sunday. 336-584-1326 or 336-227-2582. June 13-14 – Bob Howerton Invitational, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822. June 13-14 – Durham Amateur, Hillandale GC, Durham. Medal play in flights. 919-286-4211. June 27-28 – Chair City Open, Winding Creek GC, Thomasville. Medal play in flights. 336-475-5580. June 27-28 – Brookwood Amateur, Brookwood GC, Whitsett. 336-449-5544. June 27-28 – Wake County Amateur, Pine Hollow GC, Clayton. Medal play in flights.
Not restricted to Wake County residents. 919-553-4554. July 11-12 – Joe Wood Memorial, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin. Medal play in flights. 336-835-2320. July 11-12 – Danville Invitational, Danville GC, Va.. Medal play in flights. 434-792-7225. July 25-26 – 34th Dugan Aycock Davidson County Amateur, Lexington GC. Medal play in flights. 336-248-3950. July 25-26 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, 36 holes stroke play. Ages 16-over. High Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416. Aug. 1-2 – 59th annual Chatmoss Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648. Aug. 14-16 – 73rd Forsyth Championships, Reynolds Park GC, Pine Knolls GC, Tanglewood (Championship). Medal play in flights. Limited to Forsyth County residents. Bobby Hege 336-416-3289. Aug. 8-9 – Holly Ridge Charity Classic in memory of John Ridge and Jerry Davis, Holly Ridge GL, Archdale. Medal play in flights. Optional shootout on Aug. 7. 336-861-4653. Aug. 15-16 – Crooked Tree Amateur, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit. Medal play in flights. 336-656-3211. Sept. 26-27 – Steve Welch Fall Classic, Asheboro Municipal GC. Medal play in flights. Also super senior division for ages 65-over. 336-625-4158.
Senior Individual April 20 – 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 18-19 – 11th 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 4-5 – 59th Forsyth Seniors, Pine Knolls GC and Maple Chase G&CC. Limited to Forsyth County residents 50-over with play in age divisions. Bobby Hege 336-416-3289. July 11-12 – Joe Wood Memorial, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin. Medal play in flights ages 55-over. 336-835-2320. July 11-12 – Danville Invitational, Danville GC, Va.. Medal play in flights. Super Senior division also, depending on entries. 434-792-7225. July 25-26 – 9th annual Davidson County Senior Amateur, Lexington GC. Ages 55-over. Medal play in flights. 336-248-3950. July 25-26 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, 36 holes stroke play. Ages 55-over. High Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416.
Ladies Individual/Team May 20 – 31st annual Kathleen Bryan Championship, Bryan Park, Brown Summit. 336-375-2200. June 11 – Crooked Tree Ladies Invitational, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit. 336-656-3211. June 27-28 – 54th annual Colonial Country Club Ladies Invitational, Colonial CC, Thomasville. Pre-flighted CGA ranking event. Beth Smith 336-442-7589.
April 4-5 – 24th annual Triad Golf Today Interclub Challenge, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. Teams consist of four players: any combination of regulars, seniors 55-over or super seniors 65-over. Best two scores on each hole. Steve Williams 336280-3722. April 18-19 – Lexington Spring Two-Ball, Lexington GC. Ages 18-over, playing flighted bestball from tees designated for age and gender. 336-248-3950. May 2 – Mill Creek Texas 2-Ball, Mill Creek GC, Mebane. 2-person teams, Texas scramble. 919-563-4653. June 6-7 – Oak Hollow 2-Man Open, Oak Hollow GC, High Point. 2-man captain’s choice. 336-883-3260. June 13-14 – Goodyear Invitational Two-Man, Goodyear GC, Danville. 434-797-1909. June 13-14 – Lynrock Memorial Two-Man, Lynrock GC, Eden. 336-623-6110. July 25-26 – Tuscarora Two-Man Invitational, Tuscarora CC, Danville. Medal play in flights. 434-724-4191. Aug. 3-4 – 3rd annual Davidson County Senior 4-Ball. Ages 60-over. 2-person bestball, flighted after first round. Lexington GC. 336-248-3950. Aug. 8-9 – Madison-Mayodan Rotary Four-Ball Invitational, Deep Springs CC, Madison. 336-427-0950. Aug. 15-16 – Danville Two-Man Invitational, Danville GC, Va. Medal play in flights. 434-792-7225. Aug. 22-23 – Marvin Crowder 2-Ball, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822.
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CALENDAR Oct. 17-18 – 37th annual Lexington BBQ Festival 2-person teams, Lexington GC. 336-248-3950. Oct. 24-25 – Chatmoss Two-Man Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648. Nov. 7-8 – Greensboro National Fall Classic, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. 2-man bestball. 336-342-1113.
Laid-Back Golfers Tour 434-792-3728 • Men/Women All-Ages Flights pre-determined by handicap Tees determined by hdc/age formula April 6 – Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit April 20 – Greensboro National, Summerfield May 5 – Oak Hills GC, Eden May 20 – London Downs GC, Forest, Va. June 2 – Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett June 30 – Olde Mill Resort, Laurel Fork, Va. July 15 – Pine Knolls GC, Kernersville July 29 – Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. Aug. 3 – Country Hills, Gibsonville Aug. 17 – Forest Oaks GC, Gibsonville Aug. 31 – Southern Hills GC, Danville Sept. 15 – Deep Springs CC, Stoneville Sept. 29 - Quaker Creek GC, Mebane Oct. 12 – Caswell Pines GC, Yanceyville Oct. 26 – Bryan Park GC (Players), Brown Summit Nov. 9 – Chatmoss CC, Martinsville Nov. 23 – Goodyear GC, Danville
April 18 – Stoney Creek, Whitsett May 2 – Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro May 9 – Keith Hills, Buies Creek May 16 – Foxfire (Red Fox), Jackson Springs May 23 – Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro May 30 – Mill Creek GC, Mebane June 6 – Colonial CC, Thomasville June 13 – Greensboro National, Summerfield June 27-28 – Southern Regional at Kiawah Island Turtle Point and Ocean Course June 29 – Greensboro CC (Farm), Greensboro July 11-12 – Carolina Trace (Creek and Lake courses), Sanford July 18 – Meadowlands GC, Winston-Salem July 25 – Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit Aug. 1 – Sapona GC, Lexington Aug. 8 -- Quail Ridge, Sanford Aug. 15 – Legacy GL, Aberdeen Aug. 22 – Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst Aug. 29 – Holly Ridge GL, Archdale Sept. 4 – Skins Game at World Tour GL, Myrtle Beach Sept. 5-6 – Regional, World Tour GL and Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach Sept. 19-20 -- Local Finals, Bryan Park (Players and Champions), Brown Summit
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(ages 50-over) 336-303-6737 April 9 – Keith Hills, Buies Creek April 16 – Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro April 25 – Sapona GC, Lexington April 30 – Carolina Lakes GC, Sanford May 4-5 – Senior Masters at River Landing, Landing and River courses, Wallace. May 7 – Carolina Trace (Lake), Sanford
May 9 – Hyland GC, Southern Pines May 14 – Colonial CC, Thomasville May 21 – Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro May 28 – Neuse GC, Clayton June 4 – Challenge GC, Graham June 6 – Southern Pines (Elks Club) June 11 – Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett June 18 – Mill Creek, Mebane June 25 – Bryan Park (Players), Brown Summit July 9 – Pine Needles, Southern Pines July 14-15 – Sandhills Regional at Mid Pines Resort, Southern Pines Aug. 3-4 – Senior Open at Peninsula Club and Northstone CC, Charlotte Aug. 6 – Carolina Trace (Creek), Sanford Aug. 13 – High Point CC (Willow Creek) Aug. 20 – Pine Hollow GC, Clayton Aug. 27 – Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit Sept. 10 – Southern Pines (Elks Club) Sept. 14 – 12 Oaks CC, Holly Springs Sept. 24 – Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst
Captain’s Choice Apr. 20 – 2nd Annual Albertson Parkinson’s Research Foundation, Sedgefield, Greensboro, Morgan Albertson 336-707-8618. Apr. 24 – Salem Academy and College Golf Tournament benefiting Athletics, Bermuda Run West, Patricia Hughes 336-917-5402 email@example.com. Apr. 25 – Merrick-Moore Tigers’ Reunion Golf Invitational, Falls Village Golf Club, Durham, NC, Shotgun Start 9:00AM, Larry Barber 919-706-3445 or Pro Shop 919-596-4653. May 15th – LAUNCH Student Ministry Golf Tournament @ Silo Run, Boonville. (2 PM)
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- $600 1st place team prize. Contact jared. firstname.lastname@example.org - (336) 407-4447. May 20 – 6th Annual Jim Shaw ACE Academy, Maple Chase, Winston-Salem. Contact Jim Shaw 336-306-8145. May 29 – Annual Ricky Proehl Golf Classic benefitting the P.O.W.E.R. of Play Foundation, Greensboro CC Farm Course, Greensboro, www.powerofplay.org. June 12 – Lionheart Academy of the Triad, Bryan Park Champions Course, Browns Summit, Contact Ben Pardue at 336) 6812808 or at email@example.com. June 20 – 3rd Annual Father’s Day Golf Tournament @ Gillespie Golf Course, Greensboro, shotgun start @ 8am, Contact Jerome Goode 336-312-4388. Aug. 22 – Boley Invitational Charity Golf Tournament (Proceeds To Parkinson’s Foundation), Goodyear GC, Danville, Virginia, Mark Boley firstname.lastname@example.org. Sept. 19 – 10th Annual Mitch Turner Drive away Cancer Classic benfiting American Cancer Society and Colon Cancer Coalition, Pilot Knob Park Country Club, Pilot Mountain, Contact Steve Turner at jturner91@triad. rr.com or clubhouse at 336-368-2828. Sept. 25 – Randy Parker Memorial Tournament benefiting ECU Economics Students, Ironwood GC, Greenville, Joey Cuellar 919-601-2740. Oct. 16 – The Pirate Cup benefiting ECU Ricks Management and Insurance Program, Neuse Golf Club, Clayton, Jonathan Nations 336-248-2007.
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CALENDAR Consolidated Junior Events CGA 910-673-1000 * TYGA 910-673-1000 * PKBGT 336-347-8537 * NCJGF 919-858-6400 * TGF 919-291-5813 * NJGT 704-824-6548 * AJGA 770-868-4200 * USGA 908-234-2300 * USKIDS Raleigh Tour 919-206-4666 * Winternational 847-204-9888 * HJGT 904-379-2697 May 2 – PKBGT Southeast Series, Blythewood CC, Blythewood, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19. May 9 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Monroe CC, Monroe, Girls, Ages 8-19. May 9-10 – PKBGT / LPGA Tour Pure Silk Girls Junior Championship, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA, Girls, Ages 11-19. May 16-17 – TYGA Down East Junior, The Emerald GC, New Bern, Boys/Girls, Ages 13-18. May 16 – NJGA Monroe Junior, Monroe CC, Monroe, Boys/Girls Ages 4-18. May 16 – TYGA Tots, High Point Country ClubEmerywood, High Point, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. May 16-17 – PKBGT North Carolina Series Classic, Forest Oaks CC, Forest Oaks, Girls, Ages 8-19. May 16-17 – TGF RBC Triangle Junior Classic, The Preseve GC, Chapel Hill, Boys only, Ages 12-18. May 16-17 – HJGT Kiawah Island Spring Junior Open, Kiawah Island, Kiawah Island, SC, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. May 16-17 – HJGT Northern Virginia Spring Junior Open, Bowling Green CC North, Front Royal, VA, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. May 16-17 – HJGT Raleigh Junior Open, River Ridge GC, Raleigh, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18.
May 23-24 – CGA Creed Boys’ Invitational, Camden CC, Camden, SC, Boys only, Ages 12-18. May 23-25 – PKBGT Open Championships, CC of Salisbury, Salisbury, Girls only, Ages 11-19. May 24-25 – TGF RBC Tour Championship, Mid Pines Inn & GC, Southern Pines, Boys only, Ages 12-18. May 30 – TYGA Tots, Keith Hills Golf Club, Lillington, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. May 30 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Methodist University, Fayetteville, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. May 30 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Foxfire Resort & Golf (Grey), Foxfire Village, Girls, Ages 8-19. May 30 – PKBGT Southeast Series, Cobbs Glen CC, Anderson, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19. May 30-31 – CGA Jimmy Anderson Boys’ Invitational, Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville, Boys only, Ages 12-18. May 30-31 – PKBGT Reston Girls Classic, Reston National, Reston, VA, Girls, Ages 11-19. May 30-31 – TYGA Triad Greensboro Junior Boys Open Bryan Park GC (Players), Greensboro, Boys only, Ages 13-18. May 31 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Longleaf GC, Southern Pines, Girls, Ages 8-19. June 6 – TYGA Tots, The River Club, Louisburg, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. June 6 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Pinewild CC, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. June 6 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Lake Chesdin GC, Chesterfield, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. June 6-7 – PKBGT Coastal Carolina Classic, Hackler GC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Girls, Ages 11-19.
June 6-7 – TYGA Bojangles Junior, Cutter Creek GC, Snow Hill, Boys only, Ages 13-18. June 7 – USGA Junior Girls’ Qualifying, Colonial CC, Thomasville, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. June 10 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. June 10 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Bryan Park GC (Players), Greensboro, Girls, Ages 8-19. June 10 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Sanford GC, Sanford, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 12 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Wedgewood Public Golf Course, Wilson, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. June 13 – CGA NC Junior Boys Qualifying, Coharie CC, Clinton, Boys only, Ages 18 & under. June 13 – GSA June event, Facility to be determined, ages 10-18, 864-616-4202 June 13-14 – TYGA Triad Sapona Junior, Sapona GC, Lexington, Boys/Girls, Ages 13-18. June 13-14 – HJGT Virginia Summer Junior Open, 1757 Golf Club, Dulles, VA, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. June 13-14 – PKBGT Valley Junior Girls, Hidden Valley CC, Salem, VA, Girls only, Ages 11-19. June 15 – TYGA One Day Tournament, Gaston CC, Gastonia, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 15 – TYGA Tin Whistles TOTS One Day, Pinehurst CC No. 6, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. June 15 – TYGA Tin Whistles Tots, Pinehurst CC #6, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. June 15 – TYGA Triad One Day, Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18.
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June 15 – USGA Junior Amateur Qualifying, Benvenue CC, Rocky Mount, NC Boys, Ages 18 & Under. June 16 – CGA NC Junior Boys’ Qualifying, Salem Glen GC, Winston-Salem, Boys only, Ages 18 & under. June 16 – TYGA Triad One Day, Pine Knolls GC, Kernersville, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 16-17 – TGF Greensboro Junior Amateur, Greensboro CC (Farm), Greensboro, Boys only, Ages 12-18. June 16-19 – CGA NC Junior Girls’ Championship, Cedar Rock CC, Lenior, NC Girls only, Ages 18 & under. June 17 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Hope Valley Country Club, Durham, NC Boys/ Girls, Ages 7-15. June 17 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Gates Four CC, Fayetteville, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 17 – TYGA Triad One Day Tournament, Deep Springs CC, Reidsville, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 18 – TYGA One Day, CC of Johnston Country, Smithfield, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 18 – USGA Junior Girls Amateur Qualifying, Mid-Carolina Club, Properity, SC, Girls only, Ages 18 & Under. June 19 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Sifford GC, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. June 20 – TYGA N.C. Middle School Championship, Longleaf G&FC, Southern Pines, Grades 6-8. June 20 – TYGA One Day Tournament, Siler City CC, Siler City, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 20 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Bermuda Run CC (West), Advance, Girls, Ages 8-19.
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CALENDAR June 21 – PKBGT Southeast Series, Tega Cay GC, Tega Cay, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19. June 22 – TYGA One Day, Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 22 – TYGA Tin Whistles TOTS One Day, Talamore GC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. June 22 – USGA Junior Amateur Qualifying, CC of South Carolina, Florence, SC, Ages 18 & under. June 22-23 – CGA Twin States Girls’ Championship, Dataw Island Club, St. Helena, SC, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. June 23 – TYGA Triad One Day, Statesville CC, Statesville, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 23-26 – CGA NC Junior Boys’ Championship, Maple Chase CC, WinstonSalem, NC Boys only, Ages 18 & under. June 24 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Legacy GL, Aberdeen, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 24 – TYGA Triad One Day, Gillespie GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 25 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. June 25 – TYGA Triad One Day, Oak Hollow GC, High Point, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 25-26 CPGA Girls’ Junior Championship, Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. June 25-26 – NJGA Apple Mountain Junior, Apple Mountain Resort, Clarkesville, GA, Boys/Girls Ages 4-18. June 26-27 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Longleaf Golf & CC, Pinehurst, Girls, Ages 8-19. June 27 – TYGA Tots, Midland CC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. June 27-28 – PKBGT Southeast Girls Classic, Blythewood CC, Blythewood, SC, Girls, Ages 11-19. June 28 – TYGA Tots, Longleaf GC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. June 29 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury, Boys/ Girls, Ages 7-15. June 29 – NJGA Charlotte Junior Classic at Firethorne CC, Marvin, Boys/Girls Ages 4-18. June 29 – TYGA One Day Tournament, Chapel Hill CC, Chapel Hill, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 29 – TYGA Tin Whistles Tots, CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. June 29 – TYGA Triad One Day, Greensboro National GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 29 – USGA Junior Amateur Qualifying, Mill Creek GC, Mebane, NC Boys, Ages 18 & Under. June 29-30 – CGA Carolinas Girls’ 15 & Under, CC of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, Girls only, Ages 15 & under. June 29-30 – CPGA Boys’ Junior Championship, Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro, Boys only, Ages 18 & under. June 29-30 – TGF RBC Southeastern Junior Open, Chapel Ridge GC, Pittsboro/Chapel Hill, Boys only, Ages 12-18. June 30- July 1 – Forsyth Junior, Tanglewood Reynolds, Pine Knolls, Reynolds Park, Boys/ Girls Forsyth County Residents, Bobby Hege 336-416-3289. June 30-July 1 – Carmel Junior Invitational, Carmel CC, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18, 704-945-3300 www.triadgolf.com
June 30-July 1 – TYGA Coastal Plains Junior, Greenville CC, Greenville, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 30 – TYGA Triad One Day, Reynolds Park GC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 1 – Triad One Day Tournament, Colonial CC, Thomasville, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 2 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Greensboro CC (Irving), Greensboro, Girls, Ages 8-19. July 2 – TYGA Jack Ratz Junior Memorial, Wildwood Green GC, Raleigh, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 2 – TYGA Tin Whistles TOTS One Day, TBD, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. July 6 – TYGA Tin Whistles TOTS One Day, Midland CC, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. July 6 – TYGA Triad One Day, Lexington GC, Lexington, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 6-7 – PKBGT Carolinas Classic, Carolina Trace CC, Sanford, Girls only, Ages 11-19. July 6-7 – CGA NC Boys’ 13 & Under, Asheboro Municipal GC, Asheboro, NC Boys only, Ages 13 & under. July 6-8 – North & South Junior, Pinehurst CC, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 15-18, 910-295-6816 July 8 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Seven Lakes GC, West End, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 8 – TYGA Triad Tots, Pine Knolls GC, Kernersville, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. July 9 – CGA Carolinas Junior Boys’ Qualifying, Cabarrus CC, Concord, Boys only, Ages 18 & under. July 9 – TYGA Triad One Day, Pinewood CC, Asheboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 10 – TYGA One Day, Lake Hickory CC (Catawba Springs), Hickory, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 11 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Shenandoah Valley GC, Front Royal, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. July 11 – PKBGT Southeast Series, The Carolina CC, Spartanburg, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19. July 11-12 – PKBGT Commonwealth Classic, Lake Monticello GC, Palmyra, VA, Girls only, Ages 11-19. July 11-12 – PKBGT Wolfpack Classic, NC State Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh, Girls, Ages 11-19. July 13 – CGA Dogwood State Boys’ Qualifying, Kinston CC, Kinston, Boys only, Ages 18 & Under. July 13 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, CC of Landfall, Wilmington, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. July 13 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Pine Island CC, Charlotte, Girls, Ages 8-19. July 13 – TYGA Triad One Day, Meadowlands GC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 13-14 – TGF Cardinal Junior Amateur, Cardinal Cub by Pete Dye, Greensboro, Boys only, Ages 12-18. July 13-14 – TYGA Roy Jones Junior, Kinston CC, Kinston, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 13-16 – PGA Junior Boys’ Championship, PGA GC, Port St. Lucie, FL, Boys only, Ages 18 & under, 561-366-2905 July 13-18 – USGA Junior Girls’ Amateur, US Air Force Academy GC, Colorado Springs, CO, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. Book your reservation today. July 14-16 – CGA Dogwood Girls’ State Junior, 800.742.6717 Eseeola.com Ironwood CC,•Greenville, NC Girls only, Ages 18 & under.
July 15 – CGA Dogwood State Boys’ Qualifying, Blair Park GC, High Point, Boys only, Ages 18 & Under. July 15-16 – TYGA Triad High Point Junior, Blair Park & Oak Hollow, High Point, Boys/ Girls, Ages 12-18. July 16 – CGA Carolinas Junior Boys’ Qualifying, Goldsboro GC, Goldsboro, Boys only, Ages 18 & Under. July 16 – CGA Dogwood State Boys’ Qualifying, Goldsboro GC, Goldsboro, Boys only, Ages 18 & Under, 910-373-1000 July 17 – CGA Carolinas Father-Son, Pinehurst area courses, Pinehurst. July 17 – CGA Carolinas Parent-Child, Pinehurst area courses, Pinehurst. July 20 – CGA Carolinas Junior Boys’ Qualifying, Camden CC, Camden, SC, Boys only, Ages 18 & under. July 20 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Maple Chase CC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. July 20 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Pinehurst Resort No. 3, Pinehurst, Girls, Ages 8-19. July 20-25 – USGA Junior Amateur, Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, MN, Boys’ only, Age 18 & under. July 21 – TYGA Triad One Day, Asheboro City GC, Asheboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 21-23 – CGA Carolinas Girls’ Championship, CC of Asheville, Asheville, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. July 21-23 – CGA Dogwood Boys’ State Junior, CC of Landfall, Wilmington, NC Boys only, Ages 18 & under. July 22 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Talamore GC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18.
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CALENDAR July 22 – TYGA Triad One Day, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 23 – TYGA Triad One Day, The Cardinal by Pete Dye, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 25 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Pendleton GC, Ruther Glen, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. July 25 – TYGA Tots, Brunswick Plantation (course TBD), Calabash, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. July 26 – TYGA Tots, Brunswick Plantation (course TBD), Calabash, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. July 26-27 – PKBGT Precision Girls’ Championship, Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, Girls, Ages 11-19. July 27 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, The Peninsula Club, Cornelius, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. July 28 – TYGA One Day, Providence CC, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 28 – TYGA Triad One Day, Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 28-30 – CGA Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship, Florence CC, Florence, SC, SC/NC Boys only, Ages 18 & under. July 28-31 – PGA Junior Girls’ Championship, PGA GC, Port St. Lucie, FL, Girls only, Ages 18 & under, 561-366-2905 July 29 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Stryker GC, Fort Bragg, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 29 – TYGA Triad Tots, Salem Glen GC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. July 30 – TYGA Triad One Day, High Point CC (Willow Creek), High Point, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 31 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Pinewood CC, Asheboro, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 1 – PKBGT Southeast Series, Spring Valley CC, Columbia, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 3 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 3 – TYGA Dan Dobson Junior, Mimosa Hills CC, Morganton, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 3 – TYGA Tin Whislters TOTS, Pinewood CC, Asheboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. Aug. 3 – TYGA Tin Whistles Tots, Pinewild CC, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. Aug. 4 – TYGA One Day, Brook Valley CC, Greenville, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 4-5 – TYGA Triad Maple Chase Junior, Maple Chase CC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 4-6 – Hope Valley Junior Invitational, Hope Valley CC, Durham, Boys/Girls, Invitation only, Ages 18 & under. Aug. 5 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Pinehurst CC #6, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 5-6 – TGF River Landing Junior Amateur, River landing CC, Wallace Boys only, Ages 12-18. Aug. 6 – TYGA Triad One Day, Salem Glen GC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 8 – Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional, Duke University, Durham, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. (only participants who make it to the next round) Aug. 8-9 – PKBGT Tiger Classic, Clemson University Walker GC, Clemson, SC, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Aug. 8-9 – HJGT Charlotte Spring Junior Open, Monroe CC, Monroe, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18.
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Aug. 8-9 – Carolinas-Virginias Boys Team Matches, CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, Boys only, Invitation only. Aug. 8-9 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series Classic, Bowling Green CC, Front Royal, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 8-9 – PKBGT North Carolina Series Chapel Hill Classic, UNC Chapel Hill Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 9-10 – Notah Begay – Jr. National Golf Championship Regional, Pinehurst CC (No. 1), Pinehurst, NC Boys/Girls Ages 10-18, 407-675-4567 Aug. 10 – TYGA SAS Junior, Prestonwood CC, Cary, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 10 – TYGA Triad One Day, Jamestown Park GC, Jamestown, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 11-13 – SCJGA-Beth Daniel Junior Azalea, CC of Charleston, Ages 13-18, Boys/ Girls, 803-732-9311 Aug. 12-13 – TYGA State Championship, Mill Creek GC, Mebane, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 14-16 – PKBGT Tour Championship Pine Needles Resort, Southern Pines, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Aug. 15 – Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional, Grandover, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. (only participants who make it to the next round) Aug. 15 – TYGA Tots, Asheboro Municipal, Asheboro, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. Aug. 16 – TYGA Tots, Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. Aug. 22 – Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional, Fort Jackson GC, Columbia, SC, Boys/Girls,
Ages 7-15. (only participants who make it to the next round) Aug. 23 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Sapona Golf Club, Lexington, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 29 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Hidden Creek CC, Reston, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 29 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, CC of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 29 – PKBGT Southeast Series, CC of Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 29-30 – NCJGF UNC Junior Championship, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Boys only, Grades 6-12, 910-858-6400 Aug. 29-30 – CGA Mimosa Hills Junior Invitational (54-holes), Mimosa Hills CC, Morganton, Boys/Girls, Invitation only. Sept. 5-7 – NJGA 20th Annual National Championship, True Blue GC, Pawleys Island, SC, Boys/Girls Ages 4-18. Sept. 6-7 – TGF Mid-Pines Junior Amateur, Mid Pines Inn & GC, Southern Pines Boys only, Ages 12-18. Sept. 12 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Greene Hills CC, Standardsville, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. Sept. 12 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Deep Springs CC, Stoneville, Girls, Ages 8-19. Sept. 12-13 – Orange Jacket Junior, Boscobel GC, Pendleton, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 10-18, 864-646-3991 Sept. 19 – TYGA Tots, Gillespie Golf Course, Greensboro Boys/Girls Ages 6-12.
Sept. 19-20 – PKBGT North Carolina Series Finale, Colonial CC, Thomasville, Girls, Ages 8-19. Sept. 19-20 – PKBGT Southeast Series Finale, CC of South Carolina, Florence, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19. Sept. 19-20 – TYGA Tournament of Champions, Keith Hills GC, Buies Creek, Boys/Girls, Invitation only. Sept. 23 – TYGA/PKBGT North State High School Challenge, Keith Hills GC, Buies Creek, Girls only, Grades 9-12. Sept. 26-27 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series Finale, Fawn Lake CC, Spotsylvania, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. Sept. 26-27 – The Henry Transou Memorial Junior, Cherokee National GC, Gaffney, SC, Boys/Girls, 864-489-9417 Oct. 3-4 – TYGA Triad Archdale-Trinity Junior, Holly Ridge GL, Archdale, Boys/Girls, Ages 13-15. Oct. 3-4 – CGA/PKBGT Jimmy Anderson Girls’ Invitational, Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville, Girls only, Ages 12-18. Oct. 3-4 – TYGA Tots State Championship, Holly Ridge Golf Links, Archdale, NC Boys/ Girls Ages 6-12. Oct. 24-25 – TYGA Triad Bill Harvey Memorial, Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Nov. 25 – TYGA Turkey Shootout, TBD, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. Nov. 28-29 – CGA Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship, Pine Island CC, Charlotte, Girls only, Ages 13-18. Dec. 22 – TYGA Toys for Tots, TBD, Boys/ Girls, Ages 12-18.
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Two-Day Tournament Pine Needles and Mid Pines, Southern Pines February 18-19 Men Flight 1 (10 entries) 3. Stephen Dunn, Boonville! 79-81--160 5. Chris Blankenship, Lexington! 83-82--165 Men Flight 4 (10 entries) 2. William Clark, Greensboro! 88-87--175 Senior Men Flight 2 (8 entries) 1. Tom Fagerli, Yadkinville ! 80-84--164 2. Eugene Hyjek, Brown Summit! 87-79--166 Senior Men Flight 3 (9 entries) 3. Kris Carlson, Lexington! 84-88--172 4. David Larmour, Winston-Salem! 81-92--173 Senior Men Flight 4 (8 entries) 1. William Cheek, Asheboro! 92-93--185 Super Senior Men Flight 3 (9 entries) 2. Michael Burdick, McLeansville! 80-84--164 Super Senior Men Flight 5 (8 entries) 1. Steve Eubanks, Reidsville! 86-95--181
CGA One-Day Four-Ball
Selected ﬁnishers from Triad (top half of division) SENIOR ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Pine Lake CC, Charlotte March 2 Senior Men 55+ Flight B (11 entries) 1. Ron Shelton, Oak Ridge-Rick Chapman, Granite Falls! 75 Tradition Golf Club, Pawleys Island, SC • Feb. 25 Super Senior 65+ Flight A (14 entries) 7. Terry Glidewell, Greensboro-Van Joyce, Charleston! 76 ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Duke University GC • March 9 Men Long Tees (14 entries) 1. Terry Payne, Clemmons-Kenny Davis, East Bend! 3. Taylor Zimmerman, Elkin-Grayson Cheek, Wilkesboro! Men Regular Tees Flight 2 (10 entries) 3. Jim Williams, Kernersville-David Larmour, Win-Salem! 5. Todd Auten, Greensboro-Clif Moore, Raleigh! Men Short Tees Flight 1 (8 entries) 1. Mark Marion-Larry Kiger, Winston-Salem! 3. Lee Noble, Walkertown-Michael Kindley, Win-Salem! Men Short Tees Flight 2 (8 entries) 1. Gary Eubanks, Greensboro-Steve Eubanks, Reidsville! 2. Keith James, Stokesdale-Joey Sizemore, Pine Hall! 3. Keith Rich, Randleman-Doug Davis, Holly Springs!
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LADIES ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL PLAY DAYS Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club, Southern Pines • March 11 First Flight (13 entries) 3. Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown-Dokim Elphick, Cary! 75 6. Katherine DeVore, High Point-Betty Zvarich, Fayetteville! 77 Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, Southern Pines • March 10 Second Flight (13 entries) 2. Jackie Edmunds-Christine Marti, Greensboro! 78 3. Vickie Oakes-Bonnie Oakes, Blairs, Va.! 80 Third Flight (13 entries) 6. Kay Reardon, Greensboro-Chris Tolve, Cary! 89
Listing Triad area players in top half Salem Glen CC, Clemmons • March 8 Men A Flight 1 (11 entries) 2. David Fowler, Winston-Salem! 74 3. Ben Peters, Winston-Salem! 76 Men A Flight 1 (10 entries) 2. Matt Scalcione, Greensboro! 81 3. Stevie Blankenship, Win-Salem! 82 5. Ty Scott, Winston-Salem! 84 Men B (13 entries) 4. Vincent Avera, Greensboro! 89 6. Jim Williams, Kernersville! 92 Senior A (9 entries) 1. James Kemerling, Lewisville! 72 2. Mark Marion, Winston-Salem! 76 Senior B (10 entries) 1. Mark Henline, Whitsett! 80 Super Senior (11entries) 1. Sam Crawley, Yadkinville! 79 2. Michael Burdick, McLeansville! 80 4. Ray Copeland, Gibsonville! 83
Senior Am Tour
Listing Triad area players in top half Quail Ridge, Sanford March 26 Championship Flight (10 entries) 1. Craig Cathey, Burlington! 74 1. Craig Sturdivant, Sanford! 74
Southwick Two-Man Tournment Southwick GC, Graham March 28-29 Championship Flight Tony Byerly-Dustin Bateman ! 63-62--125 Scott Trent-Steven Trent ! 63-65--128 Tr i ad Christian Hodge-Jeff Hodge ! 66-62--128 Robert Trent-Andy Lee ! 66-66--132 Chester Thorpe- Willie Noah ! 72-64--136 First Flight Jace Durham- Kyle Shufﬂer ! 68-62--130 Dylan Isley-Wesley Perry ! 65-67--132 Adam Hamlett-Alex George ! 69-64--133 Bruce Newsome-Barron Walker ! 66-68--134 Mike Smith-Matt Watkins ! 66-69--135 Second Flight Walt Byerly-Jerry Joyce ! 66-69--135 Tommy Childress-Stephen Barnes ! 73-67--140 Bob Fox-Art Benton ! 68-72--140 Sam Patterson-Garland Yates ! 72-68--140 Chris Harris-Rob Drummond ! 75-68--143 Third Flight Steve Lassiter-Jimmy Foster ! 73-73--146 Carter Davis-Kam Winburn ! 81-68--149 Tyler Flynn-Monte Isley ! 75-80--155 Waverly Epes-Rick Specht ! 80-77--157
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CGA Rankings As of March 5 Men
Name (events)! 1. Scott Harvey, Kernersville (8)! 2. Blake Taylor, Atkinson (5)! Selected others in top 25 17. Matthew Crenshaw, Burlington (5)! 21. Chad Wilfong, Charlotte (3)! Senior Men (Age 55+) Name (events)! 1. Steve Harwell, Mooresville (9)! 2. Paul Simson, Raleigh (12)! Selected others in top 25 14. Patrick Brady, Reidsville (6)! 21. Linley Tate, Greensboro (2)! 23. Harrison Rutter, Winston-Salem (3)! Super Senior Men (age 65+) Name (events)! 1. Russ Perry, Winston-Salem (12)! 2. Paul Simson, Raleigh (9)! Selected others in top 25 18. Kim Mansﬁeld, High Point (5)! 24. Logan Jackson, Winston-Salem (2)! Women Name (events)! 1. Gina Kim, Chapel HIll (5)! 2. Emily Hawkins, Lexington (5)! Selected others in top 50 18. Madison Isaacson, Greensboro (5)! 20. Alexandria Bare, Kannapolis (2)! Senior Women Name (events)! 1. Jayne Pardus, Mt. Pleasant, SC (3)! 2. Kim Briele, New Bern (6)! Selected others in top 50 22. Lisa Mooneyham, Graham (3)! 24. Leigh Armentrout, Greensboro (2)!
3. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 76 4. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 77 Note: Cathey won with birdie on ﬁrst playoff hole. A Flight (14 entries) 4. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 79 B Flight (10 entries) 1. Mark Harper, Winston-Salem! 78 3. Greg Martin, Whitsett! 85 C Flight (17 entries) 1. Eddie Jaggers, ! 82 2. Ed McNally, Graham! 83 4. Steve Terek, Jamestown! 87 6. Kelly Brown, Kernersville! 89 8. Rus Rilling, Madison! 93 10. Bobby Hutchison, Walnut Cove! 94 Legacy Golf Links, Sanford March 21 Championship Flight (8 entries) 1. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 75 5. James Gress, Clemmons! 79 5. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 79 C Flight (17 entries) 2. Steve Terek, Jamestown! 85 Devils Ridge CC, Holly Springs March 12 Championship Flight (8 entries) 1. Craig Sturdivant, Sanford! 70 A Flight (14 entries) 3. Ron Brady, McLeansville! 77
Points 1293.0 965.0 573.0 527.5 Points 2369.5 1936.2 537.0 391.0 370.5 Points 1695.5 1359.0 280.0 203.0 Points 1327.7 1117.5 366.5 351.0 Points 982.5 926.5 133.0 130.0
4. Don Rich, Clemmons! 7. Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! B Flight (11 entries) 1. Kevin Thomas! 3. Rob Andrews, Jamestown! 4. Mark Harper, Winston-Salem! C Flight (15 entries) 2. Ed McNally, Graham! 5. Rus Rilling, Madison! 6. Dan Lewis!
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Tuscarora CC, Danville March 10 A Flight 1. Andrew Baggerly, Chatham, Va.! 85 2. Robert J. Adkins, Mayodan! 85 3. Kris Nixon, Greensboro! 87 B Flight 1. Dan Morgan, Danville, Va.! 85 2. Jim White, Lynchburg, Va.! 91 3. Danny Daniel, Dry Fork, Va.! 94 C Flight 1. Randy McCann, Greensboro! 99 2. Randy Kenyon, Hillsborough! 100 D Flight 1. Bart Truesdell, Huddleston, Va.! 93 2. Red Thompson, Ringgold, Va.! 95 3. Willard Vicks, Danville, Va.! 96 3. John Horton, Huddleson, Va.! 96
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Junior Golf Scoreboard PKBGT Tar Heel Classic UNC Chapel Hill Finley Chapel Hill, NC Mar. 7-8, 2020 Bell Division - 5950 1 Sydney Hackett, Ashburn, VA 75-75--150 2 Mackenzie Gallagher, 78-72--150 Hilton Head Island, SC 2 Macy Pate, Boone 72-78--150 4 Hannah Hankim, Potomac, MD 75-77--152 4 Sophie Lauture, Raleigh 80-72--152 Selected Others 23 Kayla Dowell, Mebane 86-76--162 23 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 85-77--162 26 Ellen Yu, High Point 83-80--163 29 Trinity Muthomi, Kernersville 86-79--165 36 Victoria Cook, Reidsville 88-82--170 Prep Preview - 5650 1 Shea Smith, Charlotte 77-81--158 2 Ava Lucas, Raleigh 79-79--158 3 Grace Ridenour, Cary 81-78--159 4 Abigail Kim, Bluffton, SC 80-80--160 4 Taylor Park, Fairfax, VA 81-79--160 Selected Others 15 Katelyn Griggs, Lexington 87-81--168 Futures Division - 5100 1 Emerson Dever, Durham 78-73--151 2 Kathyrn Ha, Roanoke, VA 80-77--157 3 Katherine Brictson, Raleigh 82-76--158 4 Leah Edwards, Greensboro 81-78--159 4 Sydnee Gaines, Nottingham, MD 78-81--159 Selected Others 11 Ellie Acrey, Winston-Salem 87-77--164
Cape Fear Classic CC of Landfall Wilmington, NC
Feb. 22-23, 2020 Bell National - 5824 1 Melanie Walker, Burke VA 73-73--146 2 Macy Pate, Boone 75-75--150 3 Adrian Anderson, Murrels Inlet SC 76-76--152 3 Ava Lucas, Raleigh 71-81--152 Selected Others 10 Anna Howerton, Winston-Salem 79-78--157 24 Katelyn Griggs, Lexington 97-84--181 Futures National - 5168 1 Kathryn Ha, Roanoke VA 72-83--155 2 Madison Messimer, Myrtle Beach 82-75--157 3 Eleanor Burnette, 81-80--161 Wrightsville Beach Selected Others 14 Ellie Acrey, Winston-Salem 89-86--175
Winternational Junior Series Event #8 Pinehurst CC - #1 Pinehurst, NC US FEB 29 - MAR 01, 2020 Boys Division - 6089 1 Gray Mitchum, Winterville 68-73--141 2 Benjamin Bailey, Huntersville 71-71--142 3 David Oliver, Pageland, SC 76-67--143 4 Alan Van Asch, Raleigh 75-71--146 4 Keenan Royalty, Raleigh 77-69--146 Selected Others 10 Davis DeLille, High Point 78-73--151 15 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 81-73--154 17 Jonathan Rich, Rockingham 79-78--157 27 Andrew Poole, Greensboro 88-91--179 Girls Division - 5806 1 Jaclyn Kenzel, Southern Pines 76-71--147 2 Nicole Nash, Charlotte 73-76--149 3 Ella Perna, Durham 75-78--153 4 Shea Smith, Charlotte 78-77--155
5 Lotte Fox, Raleigh Selected Others 14 Monica Solis, Clemmons
TYGA Sandhills Flyers Junior Shootout Pinewild CC Pinehurst, NC March 8, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6388 1 Branden “BJ” Boyce, Spring Lake 2 Charles Howden, Asheville 2 Will Harrington, Summerfield Selected Others 4 Jack Boyer, Greensboro 8 Brodie Perry, Trinity 15 Jack McCarthy, Bermuda Run 16 Kieren Smith, Kernersville 20 Isaiah Trollinger, Winston-Salem Boys 14-15 Division - 6388 1 Noah Weyne, Wake Forest 1 Owen Pearce, Winston-Salem 3 Kyle Haas, Winston-Salem Selected Others 4 Fisher Kennedy, Winston-Salem 8 Robert Gefaell, Winston-Salem 15 Henry Andrews, Winston-Salem 15 Connor Massey, Burlington 18 Chase McLaughlin, Kernersville 18 Connor Carter, Asheboro 23 Ayden Jersey, Greensboro 26 Rhodes Baker, Winston-Salem 27 Daniel Stamey, Clemmons Boys 12-13 Division - 5341 1 Alex Bock, Morganton 2 Preston Howe, Winston-Salem 3 Connor Schenk, Raleigh
73 75 75 76 83 89 90 104 73 73 74 75 78 81 81 82 82 83 86 87 69 71 76
Selected Others 9 Grayson Linville, Winston-Salem
Tots One-Day at The Cradle The Cradle, Pinehurst, NC March 8, 2020 Boys 12 Division - 789 1 Jack Halloran, Pinehurst 2 Xan Pitt, Wake Forest 3 Jacob Graham, Pinehurst Selected Others 7 Tyler Hutchens, Yadkinvlle Boys 10-11 Division - 789 1 Zabe Shores, Huntersville 2 Kevin Zhang, Clemmons 3 TR Dailey, Lillington Selected Others 6 Cooper Cavanaugh, High Point Boys 8-9 Division - 789 1 Jake Brady, New Bern 2 Luke Sparacio, Cary 3 Landon Gray, Pinehurst Selected Others 5 Cooper Tomlin, High Point 8 Caleb Joy, Reidsville Boys 6-7 Division - 789 1 Anthony Ovitsky, Cornelius 2 Hudson Brady, New Bern 3 Jennings Erwin, Raleigh Selected Others 4 Brantley Auman, Asheboro 6 Kenan Turner, Randleman Girls 10-11 Division - 789 1 Ashley Lee, Raeford 2 Cameron Haracz, Pinehurst 3 Hallie Wilson, Lewisville Selected Others 4 Macy Strickland, Greensboro
27 29 33 40 28 34 37 43 33 34 35 40 46 25 37 40 46 54 35 36 37 40
Boys (High School, graduation year) 1 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2020) 2 Sam Davidson, Asheboro (Asheboro HS, 2020) 3 Caden Baker, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2021) 4 Charlie Barr, Salisbury (Cannon School, 2021) 5 Blake Brantley, Winston-Salem (RJ Reynolds HS, 2020) 6 Garrett Clark, Burlington (Williams HS, 2020) 7 Andrew Plate, Greensboro (Page HS ,2021) 8 Jake Clodfelter, Trinity (Wheatmore HS, 2020) 9 Mack Pearsall, Greensboro (Page HS, 2020) 10 Ben Jordan, Greensboro (Greensboro Day, 2022) Girls (High School, graduation year) 1 Macie Burcham, Greensboro (Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2021) 2 Emily Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2023) 3 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem (Reagan HS, 2022) 4 Victoria Cook, Reidsville (Rockingham HS, 2020) 5 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville (Rockingham County, 2020) 6 Kayla Dowell, Mebane (Alamance Christian, 2021) 7 Trinity Muthomi, Kernersville (East Forsyth HS, 2022) 8 Anna Howerton, Kernersville (Reagan HS, 2023) 9 Ellen Yu, High Point (N/A, 2026) 10 Becca Connolly, Winston-Salem (Reynolds HS, 2020) Source: Tarheel Youth Golf Association as of 3/1/20
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Golf has quite an immune system By DAVID DROSCHAK
Resisting golfing routines for now
much easier to accomplish in golf than By BETSEY MITCHELL other sports. With as fast as I play, I’ve been practicing “social distancing” on the ot much to argue with here, s local recreational soccer and golf course for years so this should come so instead I’ll itemize the softball leagues across the country easy to me. Few over the years, if any, can other measures we can take to have been mothballed because keep up with my pace of play. keep playing while playing it safe. of the outbreak of COVID-19, foursomes And the new rule of allowing putts Do the best you can to rake the continue to roll down the soon-to-be green to sink with the flagstick in the hole can bunker with your feet. Leave the rake fairways. alone. What gives Bets? Is golf really immune result in a “wipe free” round. If you don’t want to carry around Leave the flagstick in; always. Resist to this latest pandemic? wipes in your golf bags, or your old routines for the Of course not, so let me explain. can’t come across any at time being. Golf at times has become an afterCostco’s or BJ’s, leave the You don’t need disthought to many athletes – you know the electric cart behind and posable wipes. Take tired arguments of the sport taking too pick out a walker-friendly a clean old golf towel long, it being too expensive or too exclulayout. Any of the dozens and spray it with any sive. But in this case, against this type of household cleaner that health problem, the sport has some built-in of Donald Ross courses dotting our state would advantages. DUELING DIVOTS contains bleach. I put mine in a plastic bag to First, and maybe most important – golf be a good place to start. Walking 6,600 yards never hurt anyone. keep it moist until I get to the course. is played outdoors. Apparently, sunlight The sportsmanship segment of the Wipe down all the obvious areas of the helps shut down the COVID-19 virus strain, game can easily be altered, too. A nod or cart. It’s also good news that COVID-19 so a five-hour round on a North Carolina wink can be substituted for a customary doesn’t like sunlight. spring day is a great alternative to hangpre-round or post-round handshake. Kudos to the golf courses that have ing out at the grocery store hoarding toilet So, there has never been a better time installed pieces of pool noodles or PVC paper. My game is crappy enough anyway, to bond with your son or daughter, take piping to prevent the putt from falling Bets. your wife or girlfriend out for a 9- or to the bottom of the hole. Golf is also played in small groups, 18-hole date. Suspend betting or keep a mental mainly twosomes or foursomes, with tee This virus will indeed pass – they all tab for now. Who knows where that times spread out over 10-12 minute interdo – and golf may come out stronger for it. quarter has been? vals. This means “social distancing” is
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Be generous with conceding putts. We are the lucky ones. There are so many activities that must be cancelled. Play smart so you can play safe. I had a recent Facebook post from a friend who doesn’t play golf admonishing players that he saw as he drove past his area course. He was concerned that they were failing to practice social distancing. I hope, really hope, that what he saw was players from the same household and not foolish players. Maybe golf courses could be as generous as possible with fees so that laid off workers are able to get out and put their troubles aside for a while. And I really, really hope that The Masters gets to be played this fall. It would be great to see the course painted with all the colors of autumn. It’s weird how we don’t contemplate all the fallout from this mess. There are no Ryder Cup points being collected. Now what? I stopped using a scorecard. Those funky germs hang out there so I’m not taking any chances. My mental acuity has resulted in much better scores.
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