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ow crazy is this? The Wake Forest men’s and women’s golf teams each won their first tournament of the fall season, with the No. 5 players claiming team medalist honors. That certainly bodes well for the depth of each squad heading into the 2020 spring season as each were ranked No. 1 in the nation in late September. On the men’s side, four of Wake Forest’s golfers finished in the top 10 at the Rod Myers Invitational in Durham in mid September with Parker Gillam celebrating his 21st birthday by carding a final round 70 to finish in fourth place at 8-under. Team No. 1 player Eric Bae shot a final-round 71 to finish tied for fifth at 6-under. The Demon Deacons shot 7-under during the final round at the Duke University Golf Club to turn a six-stroke deficit at the start of the round into a three-stroke victory. “We received great contribution from everyone,” said coach Jerry Haas. “It says something when your worst finisher is tied for 21st. We saw a lot of good things from a very young team.” Gillam is a junior from Cary, while Bae is one of just two seniors on the roster. Meanwhile, on the women’s side, heralded freshman Rachel Kuehn made quite a splash in her collegiate debut at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate in Minnesota during the same week of the men’s victory. The former prep All-American Kuehn from Asheville became the first player in program history to win an individual title in her first college tournament. She shot a final round 69 to finish at 13-under and post a five-shot win in an event that featured 12 returning All-Americans from 2019.
Her 13-under total is a Wake Forest freshman record and the third-best 54-hole total in school history, trailing only the school-record 15-under score that Jennifer Kupcho shot twice. Kuehn’s win makes her the 19th all-time Demon Deacon to win an individual title. She and
her mother, All-American and Wake Forest Hall of Famer Brenda Corrie Kuehn, become the first Wake Forest mother-daughter duo to each have earned medalist honors at a collegiate event. “This victory was an unbelievable finish with such a strong field,” said coach Kim Lewellen. “It’s an incredible feeling as a coach to know that every one of your players is capable of winning an individual title, and they can come together as a unit to win as a team. This is a special group.” The Wake Forest women are coming off an NCAA runner-up finish, while the men’s team was ranked in the top 5 last season.
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One Unique Critter Greensboro’s Crittenden captures World Long Drive Championship
By BRAD KING
eff Crittenden was in a tight spot. The Long Drive champion known as “Critter” to friends and fans was down to his last two attempts in the nationally televised finals of the World Long Drive Championship Masters Division in Oklahoma in early September. He was battling defending world champion Eddie Fernandes — and the two combatants were … well familiar with one another. In July, Fernandes beat Crittenden at the ROC City Rumble Masters Division Championship in Rochester, N.Y. 6
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In 2017, Crittenden knocked Fernandes out during the World Championship semifinals and went on to earn his first world title. This encounter had the unmistakable feel of a rubber match. Back in his adopted hometown of Greensboro, Crittenden’s personal fitness trainer and Precision Golf School colleague Ted Bonham followed the drama on The Golf Channel. Midway through the final round, Bonham saw a look come across his friend’s face. “I saw something in his eyes,” Bonham said. “He had this look on his face that he was definitely, definitely going to hit a good one. He had found something or he
had felt something.” Despite the immense pressure, Crittenden approached his second-to-last drive of the tournament with confidence. “I hit my third ball in the grid, but I hit it poorly and I was only 10 yards behind (Fernandes),” he said. “I knew I didn’t have to swing hard, I just had to square the club. I started making some adjustments on the fly and finally squared one up on my seventh ball.” Crittenden’s deciding bomb blew 10 yards past Fernandes’s best effort on the fly, and ended up 388 yards in the twilight. “As soon as I hit it, I knew I won,” Crittenden said. “I actually thought it was going to go further than it did.”
For Crittenden, 48, the title validated his world Masters championship from two years earlier. “One thing people have always told me, ‘If you win one, you could get lucky, you could get hot. If you win two, it’s probably not luck,’” he said. “So, I feel a lot better about this second win than I did the first. It solidified that the first one wasn’t a fluke.” Crittenden, the head instructor at Precision Golf School, once hit a tournament drive 491 yards. In a mile-high competition in Colorado several years ago he cracked one 465 yards — but lost by a single foot. His club builder, Precision Continued on page 7 www.triadgolf.com
One Unique Critter from page 6 Golf’s Kevin McCallister, currently has him competing with a MOI driver with a 6.5degree loft, and a House of Forged XX-flex shaft. Despite all his successes, even Crittenden’s most disappointing moment eventually turned “Critter” into one of the sport’s household names. The 2014 World Long Drive Championship was contested for the first and only time as a $250,000, winner-takeall competition. Crittenden won his quarterfinal match by one yard, and then upset former world champ Joe Miller in the semifinals, again by one yard. In the championship match, Crittenden faced a relative no-name in the sport, a former minor league baseball player named Jeff Flagg. After Crittenden’s final attempt, officials had to go out on the grid to handmeasure the two drives, while the two competitors waited nervously and numbly on the tee. Finally, the call came in: Crittenden, 365 yards 7 inches; Flagg, 365 yards 20 inches. Flagg had clipped Crittenden by 13 inches to take home the whole enchilada. But “Critter” became the Cinderella story of the event, earning himself a legion of new fans with his gritty showing in the final, which was televised live by Golf Channel. With a quick laugh and an infectious personality that belies his imposing, 6-foot-2, 225-pound frame, Crittenden has always been able to make light of even his most stinging defeats. “He’s a unique individual,” Bonham said. “Jeff is always, always a happy-golucky guy. He’s always in a good mood. You never see him upset. He doesn’t let too many things get to him. He’s a pretty big guy, pretty well-built guy. He’s got a lot of power. But he really is just a big teddy bear.” Nevertheless, Bonham said Crittenden is one of the hardest workers he knows. “When he latches on to something he really wants to do, he puts in all his effort,” Bonham said. “We’ll train for an hour and I will kill him. But later that afternoon or that evening, he’ll go back to the gym and do some workouts that are different than what we did that day. “He’s very dedicated to the sport and to being really good at his craft. His attitude is unbelievable and his work ethic is second to none.” Bonham has trained Champions Tour www.triadgolf.com
winner and Browns Summit resident Mike Goodes. “Mike’s got that same gear in him,” Bonham said. “They both train very, very hard.” With strength being one of the most important components of long-drive competition, most of Crittenden’s gym workouts entail explosive movements such as throwing weighted balls, pushing sleds, doing jumps and sprints — anything that is fast-twitch oriented — along with his share of weight training. “After I get through with Ted, I’m usually on the floor for about an hour,” Crittenden said. Crittenden grew up outside of Philadelphia in West Chester, Pa., the youngest of seven children. His father was a retired naval fighter pilot. “We were not a golfing family,” Crittenden said. “Golf wasn’t available, so I played baseball. Baseball was kind of mandatory.” Not surprisingly, he was a powerslugging third baseman. “I could hit,” he admits. “That was my bread and butter. If I didn’t lead the league in home runs, it was unusual. And I usually competed for average, too.” He continued his baseball career through college at a pair of Division II schools in eastern Pennsylvania. In his early 20s, Crittenden earned tryouts with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Kansas City Royals. “They told me, ‘Come on down, maybe you can clean out the dugout when we leave,”’ he says with a laugh. “Even at 175 pounds, I couldn’t run fast. My arm was OK. My fielding was OK. But I could hit,” said Crittenden, who says he started playing baseball again about four years ago in an over-35 league. “Scouts didn’t want anything to do with guys who can just hit. They
wanted the runners, the guys with the big arms. They teach you how to hit.” Crittenden said that while golf and baseball swings are similar in nature, ironically there are more former pitchers who perform well in the long-drive competitions. “Because of the mechanics and the arm length and how far that elbow can move back, and the flexibility,” he said. Crittenden first picked up golf in college, while working at Wyncote Golf Club in Oxford, Pa. After deciding to put baseball in the rearview mirror, he was offered a full-time job by the club. “I took the job and I’ve been golfing ever since,” he said. “When I worked at the golf course, I played every day and yeah, I was longer than everyone else,” he said. “My length could get me by some of the flaws in my game. I could hit driver pretty straight back then.” Crittenden said he “made a little money” in the Philly section before he moved to Orlando to compete full time on several of the mini-tours. After several years he returned to Philadelphia to help take care of his ailing mother. “I didn’t pick up long drive until I was 34 years old and (former Wyncote GC colleague Robert Passarelli) made me do it,” Crittenden said. “He told me, ‘Jeff, you have to do long drive. You’re the longest person I’ve ever seen hit a golf ball. Here’s an 8-degree Callaway head, the 454 head, get a shaft and go do it.’ “I hemmed and hawed about it,” he said. “But I finally got a shaft and went and did it.” In his first local competition, in Fayetteville, Crittenden ripped his first drive 378 yards and won the competition. “I’m like, ‘I am really good at this,’” he said. “I went to regional that
was about a month later, and everyone hit it that far. I didn’t do very well. It took me about a year and a half to figure it out.” Not long after, at the Metter Invitational in Georgia, Crittenden lost in the finals by 2 feet. “Then I said, ‘This isn’t long drive. I have to flite the ball. I have to use all the stuff I’ve learned playing golf to do this. I don’t have to go out and swing like a wild man. I just have to swing hard and flite it the way I need to for the grid. “And I started making check after check after check. I couldn’t believe it.” That same year, Crittenden won the Cabo Classic in Mexico — the largest international event at the time — netting himself a $20,000 payday. “I went down for a vacation and ended up winning it,” he said. Along the way, he has worked as an instructor for ESPN, Golf Digest, Hank Haney, Jim Flick and others. “I got lucky, I really got lucky,” he said. “For a while I was trying to get out of the business but the phone would ring with more work.” Crittenden competes in about a dozen long-drive events annually. His success has brought him not only plenty of fame in the sport, but also an active side gig: Crittenden said he will appear at about 60 corporate and charity events this year, including more than a dozen in September alone that he says will gross more than $100,000 for charities. “I usually do a 40-minute show to start, and then go sit on a tee and have fun with people. I sit out there and make money with each group,” he said. “All the charities are great organizations and they use the money wisely, putting it back into the community. This isn’t work. It’s fun.” Crittenden continues to compete in the long-drive Open division and remains ranked in the world Top 40. But he is concentrating more now on the Masters events. “These new kids are so fast, so good,” he said. Bonham said Crittenden’s driver isn’t the only impressive club in his bag. “I would say his short game is better than his long drives,” Bonham said. “He can get it up-and-down from anywhere.” Propelled by his September world championship, Crittenden isn’t ready to ride off into the sunset just yet. He recently signed a two-year renewal with Volvik golf balls, one of his sponsors since 2017. “That’ll put me into my early 50s,” he said. “That gives me a few more years to compete in the Masters before the new guys come in. “I think I can still show them a thing or two.” TRIAD GOLF TODAY • FALL 2019
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Best bargain in North Carolina? Asheboro Municipal a Ross original By DAVID DROSCHAK
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ho says golf is too expensive? For just one Alexander Hamilton you can tee it up all day at Asheboro Municipal Golf Course. In case you’re not up on your currency, that’s $10 bucks. And if you’re a local, it costs only $8. That price point has remained in place for the last five years. And there is no per se “weekend rate.” So much for inflation. Before you begin to snicker and try to associate the low green fee with course conditions or layout, don’t go down that road with this Donald Ross original opened in 1935. It has a 4.6-star rating on Google, and while it looks docile at first glance, this 9-hole course will test your game better than most country clubs. “Don’t miss a green here or you better have a great short game,” said head professional Andy Nelson. Nelson found his way here 22 years ago and his pleasant demeanor is a large part of old-time feel you experience after you walk up the backporch steps to a small pro shop that was erected close to 80 years ago. A large chunk of Nelson’s play comes from seniors, who have gatherings on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. “Seeing the same guys every day is fun for me,” Nelson said. ”I can set my watch by some of them. I know if I get here at 7 a.m. tomorrow some of them will already have the pull carts out and we’ll sit down on the porch and have a cup of coffee. I see them more than their wives probably. “Sure, there are arguments every once in a while but we haven’t had any fights lately so we’re all good,” adding a laughing Nelson. www.triadgolf.com
“There is a good group of guys and then you have your regulars. And I have a lot of people stop in from Ohio on their way down to Myrtle Beach and say they just want to get out of the car a little bit and play nine holes. I tell them to ‘come on.”’ Most around don’t use a GPS to find the place, but landmarks like the old days – the course officially run by the City of Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services is across Highway 64 from the high school and behind the BoJangles. It sits on just 45 acres with 15 sand traps and a lake on the 8th hole that used to be just a stream but was turned into a larger body of water in the early 1990s. The course was actually built for Ross by the WPA, a New Deal
agency created by President Roosevelt that employed millions of job seekers. Almost every community in the United States had a new park, bridge, or school that was constructed by the federal agency. In Asheboro’s case, it was a Ross golf course that still remains today. With no heavy machinery, little dirt was moved so the course hugs the natural terrain of the area, which consists of gently rolling hills and towering pines. Golfers often play a different set of tees for each nine with a “championship” length of 6,148 yards and a respectable slope rating of 133. The course went for years without any association to Ross, regarded as one of the best architects ever and the creator of iconic and famed Pinehurst No. 2. That all changed about a decade ago, Nelson said, when a maintenance supervisor stumbled upon the plans at city hall. “It made a big difference when the Donald Ross Society finally recognized us as a Donald Ross course,” Nelson said, pointing out the plans from the original drawings hanging on the wall in the clubhouse. Nelson says Asheboro Municipal logs about 30,000 rounds a year, and remains a popular golf destination. There is no logo, and no driving range. There is about 150 yards of space near holes 8 and 9 where some can warm up if needed. Bring your own balls, though, since you’ll have to
snag your own practice shots. “Heck, 85 percent to 100 percent just come out and walk on and just play,” Nelson says. “About four or five of our regulars every once in a while warm up but the rest of them just get out there and hack away, roll a few balls on the green and go. “What I like is I can sit here in the pro shop and see the 4th green, and it’s what, about 500 yards away?” he added. “I know what’s going on just about everywhere on the golf course.” Most walks between green and tee is 20 yards. On the day I visited the course, a twosome had heard about the old course and driven from Salisbury to tackle it. “This is better than I expected,” one of the golfers said. “It’s so challenging and fun.” And some regulars rocked away in a chair on the back porch. “It’s easy to play and easy to walk. I don’t go anywhere else anymore,” said 67-year-old Glenn Church, who has been playing here for 40 years. “Distance is not the issue; the defense of this course is the greens,” added 63-year-old Terje Karlsen. “They are so small and tricky. Overall it’s a great muni course.” It cost 50 cents to play when the course first opened. And with likely the best deal in golf in the Tar Heel state, things haven’t changed much in 80 years here, have they? TRIAD GOLF TODAY • FALL 2019
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Orchestrating Success Mike Parah lands new gig at Deep Springs By DAVID DROSCHAK
y all accounts, Mike Parah had a bright future in music as a trombone major and piano minor at the Crane School of Music in upstate New York. He even performed at the 1980 Winter Olympics, for the Reagans at the White House and traveled an hour or so to Canada on a regular basis to play in the Gentleman of Swing band. Parah was even offered a scholarship to Arizona State to continue his studies in music and earn a master’s degree. He turned it down. Why? Well, Parah had begun playing golf with the local professors at the time and soon recognized his music career was getting in the way of his love for the game. “I had some really neat gigs, but I realized everything was at night so I never got to see the day and I never got to play golf,” Parah said. “I said to myself, ‘Well, this isn’t going to work.’” Also tired of the cold weather, Parah threw together a self-admitted rudimentary resume and applied for a job at Carolina Shores along the southern coast of North Carolina. “I sent my terrible little resume to them, packed up my car and headed South,” Parah said. “I said to myself, ‘If I don’t get this job I am going to stay and figure something out.”’ Parah didn’t have to go to Plan B. He was hired in January 1984, beginning a more than three-decade golf adventure that has spanned nearly every facet of the business. “I was making $150 a week and I was excited to death, just loving every minute of it,” he said of working in Calabash. “I just wanted to become a golf professional and improve my game.” Parah rose to the level of head professional during his 3 ½ years at Carolina Shores, and then got involved in new golf projects. “I did eight new golf course projects and got them open, including Greensboro National and Salem Glen in this area,” he said. “And then I got involved in rebuilding courses, projects that needed help.” During that time Parah even played some on the Nike Tour and went back to school for agronomy. “That really helped me in the business of rebuilding courses,” Parah said of his turf work. “I went from the paper side of it, to the membership side of it, to playing, to seven golf course rebuilds throughout the Carolinas and Virginia. It was quite a ride.” After one year at Foxfire Resort in the North Carolina Sandshills, Parah has now settled in as the new general manager and director of golf at Deep Springs Golf & Country Club, a wonderful Ellis Maples design in Stoneville. Parah’s connection with Deep Springs came via an old friend – Roger Watson of the Carolinas Golf Group, the managing partner of the firm that runs Deep Springs. Continued on page 15
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The two had lost contact with each other over the last 15 years, but Parah called Watson and the two met for lunch in Greensboro. Watson said he had a few opportunities, one of which was at Deep Springs. “I was very interested in Deep Springs because I had played the golf course and I loved it,” Parah said. “Roger and I played in the North Carolina Open together probably 25 years ago, and I was 1-over and he said to me: ‘You are one of the best ball strikers I have ever seen and probably one of the worst putters I have ever seen.’ He then took me to the putting green and spent an hour with me after our first round. That’s where our friendship grew.” Parah is aiming to improve the clubhouse operation at Deep Springs, while “modernizing” items such as the website and online tee booking. The club has 300 members, with a goal of 400. “Sure, there are challenges with our rural location but there are so many positives,” Parah said. “I will take these greens over anyplace; they are as good as I’ve ever played. The Ellis Maples golf course is phenomenal. I live in Greensboro and it is only 25 minutes to here, it’s all highway now. Before there was a two-lane road so it was a challenge for people to get here. We’re picking up golfers from Greensboro, along with Martinsville, Va., Danville, Va., plus the local community here.” Watson, for one, is glad to see his buddy on a regular basis. “We are excited to bring Mike back to lead Deep Springs, which has undergone renovations over the past few years,” Watson said. “Mike himself was surprised how well conditioned the golf course has become under the leadership of Dean Farlow, our course superintendent. Mike brings more than 25 years of experience in membership services, membership event planning, and teaching golf at all levels and hosting all types of golf events. Deep Springs is fortunate to have Mike’s leadership.” Parah, now 58, says Deep Springs could be his last stop. He then chuckled. “This is it, but you never know with me,” he said. “I feel that the Greensboro area is home; my children grew up in Greensboro. I have kind of come full circle in coming back here. Everywhere I go here I know people. I feel like this is home. I’m so glad to be here.”
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Age is just a number for 100-year-old Tise
By BRAD KING
hooting one’s age or lower on the golf course ranks among the most coveted and enviable goals in all of sports. The feat means two important things -- that one has lived a relatively long life and that they’re still ablebodied, with enough athleticism left in the tank to skillfully navigate their way around 18 holes. Winston-Salem’s Lindsay Tise shoots his age pretty much every time he tees it up. Such success says as much about his golf game, as it does his age — 100 years old. Tise is living proof that age is just a number. “I don’t know when I’ve shot more than 100,” said Tise, who has been winning local, state and national awards for much of the past decade. This summer, Tise captured his third-consecutive gold medal for golf at the National Senior Games, in the 100-and-over category of the tournament in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Games are an Olympiad of sorts held every year. Hundreds of athletes compete at the regional and national levels in more than a dozen sports including track, basketball, bowling — and golf. Competitions are held in five-year age brackets from 50 years old to 100-plus. This year, Tise was one of five centenarians participating, including his opponent on the links in the super senior category for the third consecutive time, Raymond Lokers from Michigan. Both golfers were joined by a companion to assist with club selection, evaluate the grade at each hole and maneuver the course. Tise was escorted by his son, Tim, who lives outside Atlanta. Following a trio of nine-hole rounds over three days at the Santa Ana Golf Club in Albuquerque, 18
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Tise topped Lokers once again, this time by 29 strokes. “Those were some beautiful golf courses out there, surrounded by mountains and desert,” he said. “They were fantastic.” His passion for golf is linked to the love of Tise’s life. His wife of 71 years, Frances, died in September 2013 and his oldest son, Lindsay A. Tise Jr., passed away about one year later.
“It was just terrible for me,” Tise said. “I just keep busy, and (golf) is one of the things that helps me through life.” Tise grew up just down the street from Forsyth Country Club, which was founded in 1913. “I was a kid when Forsyth was built,” he said. “I caddied before I was hardly able to carry a bag.” He became friends with an assistant club pro who mentored him in the finer
points of the game after the members had finished their rounds. While raising his family, Tise worked as an electronics technician for the Defense Department and later as a manager with BocockStroud Co., a now-defunct sporting goods company. More recently he has dabbled in real estate. He still owns and manages six houses. Continued on page 27 www.triadgolf.com
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Jefferson Landing’s new design a worthy fall escape By DAVID DROSCHAK
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ucked into the northwest corner of North Carolina, in the heart or Christmas tree country, bordering the rafting and canoeing experiences of the New River and just a 10-minute drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, sits one of the state’s best golfing layouts. In case you haven’t been to Jefferson Landing Club in the past few years, or ever at all, there’s no better time than this fall to escape for a day or weekend to Jefferson, N.C., as ownership has invested in an architectural redesign by Greensboro’s Kris Spence and significant upgrades to its 17-room lodge. Spence is noted for his work on Donald Ross courses across North Carolina and the Southeast, but agreed to tackle this Larry Nelson design after several meetings with Mark and Eddie Vannoy, the owners and partners of Vannoy Construction whose family developed this property in the early 1990s. “The golf course was originally built in the modern context of a depressed fairway with rolling mounds,” Spence said. “They moved a lot of dirt building it and that’s not natural of a 1920s design, so it was not necessarily in my wheelhouse to work with a property like that. But after meeting with the Vannoys I enjoyed sitting down with them and agreed to tackle the project.” Spence, who has worked on such esteemed courses as the Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood Course) and Sedgefield Country Club, has added his touches to the Jefferson Landing course over the last 2-3 years. “I like the way it turned out,” Spence said. “I got just enough of my old-school, traditional architecture in there. We greatly enhanced the golf course to where the greens are much more defined and there is a little more thought process now when golfers play the course, playing in-andaround the bunkers and setting up angles.” Spence is being modest. Jefferson Landing thought enough of his work to add his name to the scorecard alongside Nelson’s as a 2018 redesign and in my opinion has elevated the new layout into one of the must-play mountain experiences and a top 25 course in North Carolina. “The course was built almost three decades ago and it was already a good golf course but Kris made it even better,” said longtime director of golf Dean Spainhour. And the Vannoys added their own touch, too. The 18th hole, which featured a lake near the tee, now has a creek guarding the left side of the fairway and finishes with a waterfall by the green, reminiscent of Quail Hollow’s finishing hole in Charlotte.
A morning dew scene with the newly constructed creek on the 18th hole at Jefferson Landing Club. “Mark and Eddie like to travel and play at some of the better golf courses so they would go and play and come back with various ideas that they would implement themselves,” Spence said. “That creek and waterfall was one of them.” The brothers also had another interesting idea to run by Spence. They wanted the relatively lackluster par-3 14th hole to be given some character. “Mark had an interest in doing these sod-wall bunkers,” Spence said. “And Eddie had talked to me about wanting the 14th hole to be very memorable. He said, ‘I want people to leave here and have this hole in their minds.’ I told them that sure we can do that but they are going to be awful deep and very dramatic, and frankly they are going to be difficult to get out of. They are basically going to be the (St. Andrews) Road Hole bunkers. He said, ‘Let’s go for it.’” “Those are really cool,” Spainhour said of the three deep bunkers. “Everybody now tries to hit enough club to get over them, but if you do hit it into them you could be in there for a few days.” Spence also added sod-wall bunkers on the 7th and 12th holes as part of his overall redesign of the bunkers, which included the Better Billy Bunker system and all new sand. The back nine fairways were also sodded with bent grass and all the tee boxes were leveled and expanded. “We brought in bent grass from New Jersey and we took the bunkering and put it into a little more of a strategic positioning, which really tried to accent the angles of the golf course, opened up some of the approaches to give a lot more opportunity for golfers to bounce a ball into the green – things you see on the older golf courses.
It is still the Larry Nelson routing and his greens.” Extensive tree removal was also accomplished to “peel back” fairway sight lines, and wispy native grass areas were created to “give the course more of a meadow look because it does sit in this nice big bowl and you see these surrounding pastures and meadows,” Spence said. “We lowered the tees, tapering the slopes out and put a bigger top on because they were undersized, and rebuilding the bunkers required us working around the greens and taking out some of the more modern features of the golf course, creating some chipping swales and resetting the bunkers up tight to the greens,” added Spence. Water comes into play on 16 of the 18 holes as Naked Creek, with large boulders guarding its banks, serpentines its way throughout the course. Spence also added a four-hole short course that is situated near the clubhouse
and newly renovated lodge. There are future plans to cross the road in the next few years and create five more holes to give Jefferson Landing its own short course, Spainhour said. “If somebody has some energy left and had a few drinks they can step outside the clubhouse and play the short game and settle a bet; it’s sort of a calming gathering type of area. They have made some really nice improvements here,” Spence said. The fall rate, weekdays or weekends, is $89 per person. “It’s not a true mountain course to where it is up-and-down all the time,” Spainhour said. “It is built in a little valley. One of the good things about this course is you don’t have any blind shots and most shots play either level or downhill. Seniors and older people can get around here pretty good.” “I’ve been to a lot of places, but this is one of the most beautiful areas I’ve ever been to,” added Spence.
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Political season heating up on PGA Tour How to measure a golfer’s worth
did Koepka, in my opinion get shafted in By BETSEY MITCHELL player of the year voting by the players ro, welcome to America, the land he next General Election is still more themselves? I’m not here Bets to advocate eliminatwhere the people decide; even if than a year away but partisan poliing end-of-season awards. I believe they the people are more interested in tics are starting to heat up. And Bets, serve a purpose, to a point. There is often the popular vote than the facts. it looks like things got a little “political” on healthy debate whether a starting pitcher If the PGA Tour is making you crazy, the PGA Tour recently. turn the page and check the PGA of More than a few golf fans raised a pro- in baseball, who takes the mound every fifth day, deserves to be in the MVP conAmerica, where statistics rule the day… verbial eyebrow when Rory McIlroy beat versation, or whether players or media at least the stats you prefer. The PGA of out Brooks Koepka for player of the year America made the “right” honors, considering the former Florida State should make award selections in sports. choice, naming Brooks star won the PGA Championship and finI’ve never been in Koepka. ished at least tied for fourth or better at the favor of a vote by “your I can’t get worked up U.S. Open, British Open and Masters. peers.” How much do about it, but I’ll play this We have all been told for decades that these self-absorbed golfers game. There are all sorts of golf’s majors carry more weight than other really pay attention to “the ways to measure the qualtournaments – period. All the top players other guys,” and who had ity or quantity of a profesplan their schedules around “gearing up” a better season, McIlroy or DUELING DIVOTS sional golfer. for these TV spectacles. Koepka? A better question Brooks is two inches taller but Rory has I know McIlroy captured the seasonmight be: Do they really care if they thema lower score average. Brooks out-weighs ending TOUR Championship, but Koepka selves are not in the mix? Rory and could best him IN the ring. finished tied for third in that biggie, too. Probably not, and if it comes down to Thankfully, golf is still not a contact sport… You have to ask yourself if Tiger Woods splitting hairs, they’re casting a vote for won the Masters – which he did – and then their buddy, aren’t they? Not exactly scien- note to parents worrying about their kids getting hurt; play golf, not football. finished off the rest of the 2019 majors in tific, or fair, is it? Rory won the FedEx Cup, which is a fair the top five like Koepka did, would he or If the game of golf got a few days of and tough season-ending challenge. And McIlroy be voted player of the year? I think publicity over this mini controversy, so be Rory out-earned Brooks by over $18 million. we all know the answer to that rhetorical it. What it did was give Koepka yet anothSince the PGA of America came up question. er chip to place on those broad shoulders. with the answer supposedly based on It would be Woods, of course, so why Game on in 2020 between these two.
By DAVID DROSCHAK
performance, let’s change the PGA Tour voting from Player of the Year to Mister Congeniality. I suspect neither of these guys would come out on top of that vote. Considering the amount of money going into player pockets, I would be more impressed with who gets the prize for being the most generous with both their time and money in support of growing the game. Further, if we are going to reflect on the golf world’s happenings in the recent past, let’s give a cheer to the fabulous U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst – best attendance with great competition. And the Solheim Cup may not have ended the way the colonist would prefer, but there is no doubt that the women of the LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour play top-notch golf. It was a tense, competitive event filled with drama and skill. Since you made me think about all this stuff, I poked around and found that Scott McCarren is leading as the PGA Champions Tour player of the year. No controversy here, he leads in wins, money and scoring average. Maybe it’s the hemp oil. Something to check out. I could use some help with my achy joints.
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Sharp new coach at Virginia Tech
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By STEVE WILLIAMS
inston-Salem native Brian Sharp is the new head coach of the men’s golf program at Virginia Tech. Sharp, a 1990 graduate of Mount Tabor High School, starred during his collegiate playing days with the Hokies, and after a few years as a touring professional, returned to Virginia Tech to join the coaching staff. He was an assistant coach for 16 years, including the last 11 as associate head coach. He replaces Jay Hardwick, who retired at the end of the spring season after 36 years at the Hokies’ helm. Sharp was inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 2009. He was all-conference four seasons and was Metro Conference champion in 1995.
Isaacson notches first win
Madison Isaacson, a sophomore from Greensboro, made her first appearance for
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Bryce Varner UVA-Wise
Madison Isaacson Western Carolina
Michael Allen Averett
Emilee Wenmoth Mars Hill
Justin Emmons UNCG
Sarah Coltrane Catawba
Hunter Shelton, Dry Fork, Va. Joseph Gesell, Greensboro Bryce Varner, Bassett, Va. Michael Allen, Greensboro Justin Emmons, Climax Hunter Shelton, Dry Fork, Va. Jacob Holley, Chatham, Va. Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury Michael Childress, Salisbury Addison Manring, Stoneville
Ferrum Shenandoah UVA Wise Averett UNC Greensboro Ferrum Ferrum UNC Greensboro Richmond Guilford
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Shenandoah Invitational (Sept. 8-9) Shenandoah Invitational (Sept. 8-9) Alice Lloyd Invitational (Sept. 9-10) Cutter Creek Invitational (Sept. 9-10) Rod Myers Invitational (Sept. 14-15) Tom Kinder Memorial (Sept. 16-17) Shenandoah Invitational (Sept. 8-9) Rod Myers Invitational (Sept. 14-15) VCU Invitational (Sept. 16-17) NCAA DIII Preview (Sept. 14-15)
Madison Isaacson, Greensboro Lauren Denhard, Salisbury Sarah Coltrane, Asheboro Emilee Wenmoth, Clemmons Hailey Joy, Reidsville Janie Thomas, Winston-Salem Hailey Barajas, Winston-Salem Lauren Denhard, Salisbury Mallory Fobes, East Bend
Western Carolina Belmont Abbey Catawba Mars Hill UNC Greensboro UNC Asheville Catawba Belmont Abbey UNC Wilmington
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* Madison Isaacson won three-way playoff with birdie on first extra hole. 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 Sept. 1-20.
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SENIORS Men SchoolÂ Michael Allen, Greensboro Averett Scott Campbell, Kernersville Greensboro College Hardin Councill, High Point Georgetown Nathan Hawkins, Lexington Covenant Ryan Kelley, Reidsville Mid-Atlantic Christian Andrew Moon, Danville, Va. Fayetteville State Brantley Phillips, Greensboro Methodist Grant Powell, Colfax UNC Greensboro Logan Shuping, Salisbury East Carolina Austin Stout, Ramseur Greensboro College Landon Tucker, Madison Montreat Chandler Wilkins, Danville, Va. Old Dominion
Women Jocelyn Andrews, Haw River Sarah Coltrane, Asheboro Kendall Dobbins, Summerfield Katie Pritchett, Dry Fork, Va. Emma Roberts, Burlington Autumn Senter, Dobson Janie Thomas, Winston-Salem Grace Yatawara, Salisbury Jordan Young, Winston-Salem
School N.C. A&T Catawba UNC Greensboro UVA Wise Montreat Belmont Abbey UNC Asheville East Carolina Lenoir-Rhyne
JUNIORS Men Tanner Bibey, Walnut Cove Dustin Blank, Elon A.J. Boyd, Walnut Cove Basil Boyd, Martinsville Zach Caudill, Wilkesboro Chris Dorsett, Mt. Airy Justin Emmons, Climax Stuart Fuller, Winston-Salem Joseph Gesell, Greensboro Nicholas Gunnell, Hamptonville Nick Lyerly, Salisbury Addison Manring, Stoneville Chandler Metz, Wilkesboro
School Catawba Elon Catawba Sewanee Western Carolina Ferrum UNC Greensboro Wofford Shenandoah Appalachian UNC Greensboro Guilford Western Carolina
Avery Papalia, Kernersville Hunter Shelton, Dry Fork, Va. Jacob Sowers, Bassett, Va. Austin Trent, Pleasant Garden Bryce Varner, Bassett, Va. Women Anna Bonifay, Pfafftown Ashley Cano, Thomasville Michaela Cox, Greensboro Madison Harriman, High Point Rachel Mast, Lexington Jessica May, Thomasville Olivia Templeton, Greensboro Emilee Wenmoth, Clemmons
St. Francis Ferrum UVA Wise N.C. A&T UVA Wise School Queens Pfeiffer Elon N.C. A&T UNC Wilmington Pfeiffer Pfeiffer Mars Hill
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Sewanee Catawba Presbyterian
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FRESHMEN Men Zach Brown, Bermuda Run Zeke Bruner, Pilot Mountain Jack Coates, Advance Noah Connor, Reidsville Bobby Gold, High Point Jacob Holley, Chatham, Va. Kevin Martin, Stoneville Quinton Metz, Wilkesboro Chase Sells, Jamestown Austin Smith, Mount Airy Stephen Spencer, Asheboro
School High Point Surry CC Catawba UNCG Barton Ferrum Patrick Henry CC Western Carolina Ferrum Surry CC Sandhills CC
Women School Alyssa Cox, Mount Airy Surry CC Lauren Denhard, Salisbury Belmont Abbey Addyson Fain, Eden Greensboro College Mallory Fobes, East Bend UNC Wilmington Sasha Hayes, Winston-Salem Campbell Western Carolina Victoria Ladd, Greensboro Emelia Pack, Brown Summit Queens Hailey Preslar, Salisbury Greensboro College Kayla Smith, Burlington North Carolina
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Double eagle, club championship all in one memorable day
By STEVE WILLIAMS
double eagle was icing on the cake at Pudding Ridge for John Landen. The Clemmons golfer held a three-shot advantage in the Pudding Ridge Golf Club championship after posting a first-round 69 on Sept. 7 and he added to it by going out in a 2-under-par 34 the following day. Any hopes of anybody catching Landen on the back nine ended on the par-5 13th hole. That’s where the double eagle landed for Landen as he ripped a drive on the 450-yard hole and then holed an 8-iron shot from 165 yards. A lone bogey three holes later was of no consequence as Landen ended with 67 and a nine-shot margin over defending champion Michael Spillman. “I didn’t know what my actual lead was before that shot but that was a pretty nice gift,” Landen said of his first-ever double eagle. The 13th hole was a par-4 until this summer when the tees were moved back. That allowed the 11th hole to switch from a bottleneck-causing par-5 into a par-4. “I don’t ever remember anybody hol-
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ing out on No. 13,” said Pudding Ridge professional Dan Ward. And that included when it was playing as a par-4. That made Landen’s shot even more memorable. Landen has played in the club championship the last four years and won it previously in 2016. Other great shots reported to Triad Golf Today since our September issue are as follows:
Brian Gray, Sept. 12, Tanglewood Championship. No. 15, 290 yards, driver. Playing partners: Scott Carr, Rocky Hartman, Cameron Gray. His second ace.
Ed Ard of Reidsville, Aug. 28, Dan Valley GC. No. 16, 365 yards. Driver, then pitching wedge from 108 yards. Playing partners: Larry Joyce, Terry Dunn, Joe Beck. His first double eagle to go with one ace.
Roger Greene of Greensboro, Sept. 13, Monroeton GC. No. 18, 127 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Barry Perdew, Jimmy Ridge. His fourth ace. Luther Chrisp of Burlington, Sept. 14, Indian Valley GC. No. 8, 150 yards, 7-wood. Playing partners: Phil Walker, Bill Anders, Gene Smith. His fourth ace, including two at Indian Valley this year. Mike Harris of Hillsborough, Sept. 11, Mill Creek GC. No. 13, 143 yards, 9-iron. His first ace. Tom Gleason of Greensboro, Sept. 10, Country Hills GC. No. 9, 150 yards, 5-iron. Playing partners: Mike Hawkins, Jim Strickland. His first ace. Rodie Marovich of Winston-Salem, Sept. 9, Tanglewood Championship. No. 16, 156 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Dave Edenfield, Tom Jasmanki. Pennson Badgett of Pilot Mountain, Sept. 8, Bryan Park Champions Course, No. 14, 156 yards, 5-iron. Playing partners: Will Jordan, Will Brown. His second career ace came in a Tarheel Youth Foundation Tournament. Joe Maxon of Denver, N.C., Sept. 6, Tanglewood Reynolds. No. 17, 9-iron. Playing partners: C.H. McMahan, Dennis Bowie. Sandy Garrison of Summerfield, Sept. 6, Jamestown Park GC. No. 4, 78 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Eva Gustafsson, Martha Ore, Ann Prevo. Her second ace. Phil Staples of Greensboro, Sept. 1, Gillespie GC. No. 8, 208 yards, 5-wood. Playing partners: John McLean, Charles Glover. His first ace.
Dan Cross of Reidsville, Aug. 30, Oak Hills GC. No. 17, 195 yards, 4-iron. Playing partners: Jimmy Gammon, Robert Keck. His fifth ace. Lee Dickerson of Roswell, Ga., Aug. 30, Tanglewood Championship. No. 11, 140 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Jason Koosman, Brett Buford, Brett Lindquist. His first ace. Bruce Martin of Clemmons, Aug. 29, Bermuda Run East. No. 16, 165 yards, 5-iron. Playing partners: Robert Exline, Justin May, Jordan Wood. His first ace; has been playing 30 years. Mike Wilson of Reidsville, Aug. 27, Lynrock GC. No. 13, 179 yards, 6-iron. Playing partner: Gary Morefield. His third ace. Uly Grisette Sr. of Winston-Salem, Aug. 26, Tanglewood Reynolds. No. 8, 114 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Rick Poindexter, Bill Raiford. Mitchell Miller of Clemmons, Aug. 22, Oak Valley GC. No. 16, 115 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Jim Allen, Gary Koppenheffer. His first ace. Sandy Southard of Reidsville, Aug. 18, Crooked Tree GC. No. 11, 150 yards, 7-iron. Playing partner: Tim Belcher. His third ace. Drew Hodgin of McLeansville, Aug. 16, Southwick GC. No. 17, 153 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Kyle Harris, Tip Caviness, Darryl Fogleman. His fifth ace. Mal Timm of Winston-Salem, Aug. 15, Maple Chase G&CC. No. 2, 145 yards, 16-degree driver. Playing partners: Steve Kilcoyne, Rick Gilstrap. Sean Murphy of Winston-Salem, Aug. 4, Carolina Colors GC, New Bern. No. 16, 106 yards, gap wedge. Playing partners: Eric Patterson, Todd Rabold, Steve Holland. His first ace.
2019 Camel City Classic Benefitting Combat Warriors, INC Friday, October 11 • 12:30 Shotgun Start
Schedule of Events
Entry Fee – $100 per player
• 10:00 - 12:15 - Titleist/FootJoy Mobil Pro Shop Open • 11:00 - Lunch Begins • 12:15 - Announcement from Combat Warriors Representatives • 12:25 - Tournament Announcements • 12:30 - Tournament Begins • 4:30 - Determine Winners and Shootout Participants • 4:45 - Shootout on Hole #9 to Determine Shop Credit Winners
(Entry includes, All Golf Fees, Lunch before the round, $75 gift certificate for a Titleist&FootJoy Gift Pack, drinks on the course and after the round) Friday, October 11th marks the 10th Camel City Classic Golf Tournament. The tournament is comprised of 4 person teams playing a scramble format and the team with the best gross score after 18 holes will be the Champion. After the round, there will be a 1 hole shootout for the Top 4 teams from the event. This shootout determines the Prize Payout in Golf Shop Credit at The Maple Chase Golf Shop. The Camel City Classic is a charity event that will also benefit Combat Warriors, INC. To learn more about Combat Warriors, please visit www.combatwarriorsinc.org. All entry fees collected for the Camel City Classic are 100% tax deductible as they will be donated to Combat Warriors, INC.
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Junior Golf Scoreboard TYGA North State High Challenge Keith Hills GC, Buies Creek, NC Sept. 18, 2019 Team Division - 5605 1 Cox Mill High School 2 Pinecrest High School 3 Green Hope High School Selected Others 9 Southeast Guilford High School Individual Division - 5605 1 Elizabeth Lohbauer, Huntersville 2 Mara Hirtle, Pinehurst 3 Anna Claire Bridge, Raleigh 3 Maci Beaver, Roanoke Rapids Selected Others 11 Chloe Crane, Greensboro 48 Caroline Wright, Greensboro 51 Jenna Lothakoun, Greensboro 68 Blake Fuquay, Greensboro 75 Caroline Witte, Greensboro 78 Josslin Lothakoun, Greensboro
230 232 236 260 70 71 72 72 77 91 92 103 108 110
TYGA State Championship Southern Wayne CC, Mount Olive, NC Sept. 14-15, 2019 Boys Division - 6270 1 Kyle Kushnir, Raleigh 68-65--133 2 Garrett Clark, Burlington 68-67--135 3 Clayson Good, Durham 66-70--136 4 Daniel Boone, Fuquay-Varina 70-68--138 4 Matthew Richardson, Ayden 68-70--138 4 Randall Hudson, New Bern 68-70--138 4 Walker Isley, Oak Island 71-67--138 Selected Others 12 Bradley Davis, Pilot Mountain 70-72--142 18 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 72-73--145 18 Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain 73-72--145 18 Sam Davidson, Asheboro 72-73--145 21 Bennett Fant, Winston-Salem 70-76--146 21 Logan Fant, Winston-Salem 75-71--146 21 Tyler Partee, Thomasville 75-71--146 26 Jake Clayton, Burlington 73-74--147 28 Andrew Plate, Greensboro 73-75--148
35 Ethan Wooten, High Point 35 Jack Dockrill, Elon 40 Garrett Hauk, Burlington 42 Phillip Clifton, Winston-Salem 47 Alexander Gould, Greensboro 51 Brad Grajzar, Elon 56 Connor Massey, Burlington 58 Ben Peters, Winston-Salem 69 Henry Andrews, Kernersville 76 Daniel Jones, Greensboro Girls Division - 5728 1 Grace Holcomb, Wilmington 2 Ella Perna, Durham 3 Ellen Yu, High Point 4 Ella Kue, Kings Mountain 5 Camryn Lamp, Conover
78-72--150 75-75--150 77-74--151 76-76--152 79-75--154 80-75--155 78-80--158 78-81--159 85-82--167 85-91--176 74-75--149 77-77--154 78-79--157 79-81--160
TYGA One Day Pinewood CC, Asheboro, NC Sept. 7, 2019 Boys 16-18 Division - 6200 1 Todd Moyer, Cornelius 2 Reid Johnson, Willow Spring 3 Ben Wilborn, Zebulon Selected Others 4 Andrew Haarlow, Greensboro 5 Kieren Smith, Kernersville 9 Gavin Kernstine, Advance Boys 14-15 Division - 6200 1 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 2 James Owings, Elkin 2 Anthony Lohbauer, Huntersville Selected Others 4 Zachary Liu, Clemmons 6 John Shepperson, Greensboro 7 Luke Payne, Asheboro 8 Cody Stephens, Summerfield 10 Darren Lee, Greensboro 11 Colby Gunter, Reidsville 13 Ryan Tuttle, Thomasville Boys 12-13 Division - 5800 1 Connor Warren, Spruce Pine 2 Hunter Master, Oak Ridge 3 Cole Rouse, Kernersville
71 79 82 83 84 90 73 85 85 88 89 91 92 96 98 107 74 76 77
Selected Others 4 Tanner Cadieux, Greensboro 7 Julian Wilson, Lewisville 8 Alex Stewart, Clemmons 9 William Floyd, Lexington
79 96 101 108
CGA Vicki DiSantis Girls' Championship Pine Island CC, Charlotte, NC Aug. 24-25, 2019 Girls Division - 6022 1 Chloe Holder, Williamston, SC 71-72--143 2 Alexia Siehl, Fort Mill, SC 74-71--145 3 Kayleigh Reinke, Rock Hill, SC 75-72--147 4 Katherine Schuster, Kill Devil Hills 73-75--148 4 Victoria Cook, Reidsville 76-72--148 Selected Others 11 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville 79-73--152 15 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 76-77--153 19 Trinity Muthomi, Kernersville 76-79--155 21 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 80-76--156 23 Emily Mathews, Mebane 77-80--157 32 Anna Howerton, Kernersville 79-80--159 41 Kayla Dowell, Mebane 82-79--161 43 Gabriela Cruz, High Point 81-81--162
HJGT Major Championship at Bryan Park Bryan Park GC - Champions Brown Summit, NC Aug. 24-25, 2019 Boys 14-18 Division - 6601 1 Garnet Manley, Lynchburg, VA 75-71--146 2 Alexander Gould, Greensboro 75-80--155 3 Will Conway, Charlotte 78-79--157 4 Drew Coppin, Denver 84-74--158 4 Ryan McCarthy, Cary 79-79--158 Selected Others 8 Samuel Haggas, Winston-Salem 78-85--163 11 Daniel Jones, Greensboro 82-86--168
AJGA AJGA Pinehurst Junior CCNC - Dogwood, Pinehurst, NC Aug. 19-22, 2019
Boys (High School, graduation year) 1 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2020) 2 Charlie Barr, Salisbury (Cannon School, 2021) 3 Blake Brantley, Winston-Salem (RJ Reynolds HS, 2020) 4 Caden Baker, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2021) 5 Sam Davidson, Asheboro (Asheboro HS, 2020) 6 Garrett Clark, Burlington (Williams HS, 2020) 7 Andrew Plate, Greensboro (Page HS ,2021) 8 Mack Pearsall, Greensboro (Page HS, 2020) 9 Jake Clodfelter, Trinity (Wheatmore HS, 2020) 10 B en Jordan, Greensboro (Greensboro Day, 2022)
Source: Tarheel Youth Golf Association as of 10/1/19 Boys Division - 7193 1 Allan Kournikova, Palm Beach, FL 7 3-69-70--212 2 Peter Fountain, Raleigh 74-70-71--215 3 Kian Luke Rose, St. Andrews 71-73-73--217 4 Jason Quinlan, Cumming, GA 75-72-71--218 4 Thomas Morrison, Dallas, TX 72-72-74--218 4 Tomek Pickrell, Cypress, TX 77-69-72--218 Selected Others 15 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane 74-75-74--223
Sharp new coach from page 24 Age is just a number from page 18 Western Carolina a memorable one. Playing in the Judaculla Cup at Waynesville Golf Resort, she birdied the first playoff hole to get past teammate Bailee Twiford and Appalachian State’s Abby Bolt. All three had ended 36 holes at even-par 144. Western Carolina won the threeteam, 22-player tournament by two over Appalachian. Isaacson is in her first year at WCU after transferring from UNC Wilmington.
High Point opens strong
Sparked by a final-round 2-underpar 70 by Olivia John, a sophomore from Summerfield, High Point opened the fall campaign with a victory in the Golfweek Program Challenge at True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. The Panthers’ 872 total set a school record for a 54-hole tournament and the final round 286 tied the school mark for one round. High Point won the 15-team event by four shots. The 70 was John’s career best round and was a huge turnaround after opening with 75-85. www.triadgolf.com
“I’ve had three long careers,” he said. “I have to stay busy. If I didn’t, I’d go crazy.” Every Thursday -- weather permitting -- Tise and a group of friends from his church, Fairview Moravian, plays a weekly round of golf at venues ranging from the Triad to the mountains. Pilot Knob Park is, “one of the best,” according to Tise, who also singled out Oak Hollow, Salem Glen, Oak Valley, Tanglewood and Pudding Ridge as among his favorites. “There’s a lot of them,” Tise said. “We play everywhere within about a 50-mile range, really. All of them are real nice courses.” During the summer, the group drives about an hour to play golf at Skyland Lakes Golf Club just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. “It’s usually about 10 degrees cooler up there than it is in WinstonSalem,” Tise said. “It’s worth the (green) fees just to go around and
Girls (High School, graduation year) 1M acie Burcham, Greensboro (Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2021) 2M organ Ketchum, Winston-Salem (Reagan HS, 2022) 3R iley Hamilton, Reidsville (Rockingham County, 2020) 4 Victoria Cook, Reidsville (Rockingham HS, 2020) 5 Kayla Dowell, Mebane (Alamance Christian, 2021) 6 Emily Mathews, Mebane (Swansboro HS, 2023) 7 Trinity Muthomi, Kernersville (East Forsyth HS, 2022) 8 Anna Howerton, Kernersville (Reagan HS, 2023) 9 Ellen Yu, High Point (N/A, 2026) 10 Gabriela Cruz, High Point (Wesleyan Christian, 2021)
see the scenery. It’s so pretty just going around.” Tise refuses to act his age. Not only does he live at home and take care of himself, he still drives his car — navigating his way down to Atlanta several times a year to visit his five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Recently, when Tise went to the DMV to get his license renewed, the woman behind the desk was amazed. “She said, ‘You know, you’re 100 years old and you don’t have any restrictions. You don’t wear glasses and you don’t have any hearing problems. You’re good for five more years. When you come back in five years, I want to be here to give you your driving test.’” Three times a week almost without fail, for two hours early in the morning, Tise works out in the Healthy Exercise and Lifestyle Programs (HELPS) — exercise
33 Sam Davidson, Asheboro 79-74-78--231 41 Tyler Partee, Thomasville 76-82-76--234 Girls Division - 6182 1 Taylor Kehoe, Strathroy, ON 73-71-71--215 2 Julie Shin, Brambleton, VA 77-73-70--220 2 Thienna Huynh, Lilburn, GA 78-68-74--220 4 Junia Louise Gabasa, Mandaue City 77-74-72--223 5 Sydney Yermish, Wynnewood, PA 75-73-77--225 Selected Others 14 Emily Mathews, Mebane 81-73-81--235
classes for older adults offered through the Wake Forest University Clinical Research Center. He makes the rounds on all the machines, lifting weights and stretching, as part of a program that is medically supervised by graduate students. Tise has become an inspiration for those around him. “Everybody working out here says the same thing: We all want to be like Lindsay,” said WinstonSalem’s Tom Brandon, who works out with Tise. “He lives with this attitude of gratitude,” said Barbara Lancaster, 80. “He thinks he’s the luckiest person that ever lived, so positive all the time.” Tise had a pacemaker inserted about a year ago. He said he took a few weeks off from golf and “just putted around a little bit,” before rejoining his weekly game. “My goal in life now is to stay out of the hospital,” he said with a laugh. TRIAD GOLF TODAY • FALL 2019
36-Hole Individual Flighted Medal Play Tournament Regular Division and Senior (Age 55+) Division
October 26-27 Pennrose Park CC, Reidsville
Entry Fee: $100
Paid entries receive a practice round on a weekday prior to the tournament for cart fee only. Make check payable to Pennrose Park Country Club and mail with name, address and contact information to Pennrose Park CC, P.O. Box 2539, Reidsville, NC 27323
CALENDAR All listings are based on submissions by clubs and correspondence. To list your tournament free email your information to email@example.com or call 336-924-1619.
CGA Men Majors/Qualifiers Oct. 8-9 – 7th Carolinas Super Senior FourBall Championship, CC of South Carolina, Florence TBA – 3rd Carolinas Senior Interclub Final Four
CGA Women Majors Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 – 2nd Carolinas Women’s Club Team, Mid Pines, Southern Pines Nov. 10-11 – 8th Carolinas Net Amateur Championship, Prestwick CC, Myrtle Beach, SC
Prizes will be gift certificates to the PPCC pro shop based on total number of entries. $50 of each entry fee goes into gift certificate purse.
Oct. 19-20 – 73rd Captain’s Putter Team Matches, Spring Creek GC, Gordonsville Nov. 10-11 – 8th Carolinas Net Amateur Championship, Prestwick CC, Myrtle Beach, SC. Nov. 10-11 – 21st Carolinas Interclub Final Four, Pinehurst #5, Pinehurst TBA– 10th Carolinas Young Amateur
For more information or to register, call 336 349-5163 To receive an entry form, email firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m.
Oct. 5 – 11th annual Hope for the Warriors Golf Tournament, Grandover Resort, Greensboro, contact Jack F. Masarie email@example.com. Oct. 6—Christian Outreach for Youth, Plantation G.C. 336-342-6191.
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Oct. 6 – 4th Annual Friends of Eden Animal Rescue, Oak Hills GC, Eden, Contact 336-912-1178. Oct. 10 – Rockingham County Industry & Allies Tournament, Deep Springs CC, Stoneville. 336-342-8138 or Betsy Brame at bbrame@ myrockinghamcountync.com. Oct. 12 – Camel City Classic benefitting Combat Warriors, Maple Chase, Winston-Salem, Contact Sean at Maple Chase Golf Shop 336-767-0034 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Oct. 12 – Howard “Pops” Carter Memorial Golf Tournament 8am, Forest Park CC, Forest Park CC, Martinsville, Pro Shop 276-632-1711. Oct. 13 – Annie Penn Cancer Tournament, Plantation G.C. 336-342-6191. Oct. 18 – 16th Clemmons Masonic Lodge Charity Tournament, Tanglewood Reynolds, Clemmons, Contact Richard Brewer 336-399-2278. Oct. 19 – Delvin Hairston Memorial Golf Tournament 9am, Forest Park CC, Forest Park CC, Martinsville, Pro Shop 276-632-1711. Oct. 19 – Sheriff Lane Perry Re-Election Fundraising Golf Tournament, 2pm, Forest Park CC, Forest Park CC, Martinsville, Pro Shop 276-632-1711. Oct. 23 – SECCA Slam for Art, Salem Glen, Clemmons, Siobhan Olson, SECCAslam@ gmail.com, 336-769-6365. Oct. 25 – Forest Park CC Night Golf Event, Forest Park CC, Forest Park CC, Martinsville, Pro Shop 276-632-1711.
Laid-Back Golfers Tour 434-792-3728 • Men/Women All-Ages Flights pre-determined by handicap Tees determined by hdc/age formula Oct. 1 – Greensboro National, Summerfield Oct. 16 – Forest Park CC, Martinsville Oct. 30 – Bryan Park GC (Players), Brown Summit Nov. 12 – Danville GC, Danville Nov. 27 – Goodyear GC, Danville
Golfweek Amateur Tour 252-864-9161 Oct. 19-21 – National Championship at Hilton Head Island, SC
Amateur Individual Oct. 26-27 – 51st annual Reidsville Invitational, Pennrose Park CC, Reidsville. Medal play in flights; also senior division for ages 55-over. 336-349-5163.
Senior Individual Oct. 9-11 – World Super Senior Championship. Tanglewood Championship, Clemmons. Ages 70-over, Kitty Visintine 336-703-6420. Oct. 25-26 – Crooked Tree Senior Open Championship, Crooked Tree, Brown Summit. 336-656-3211
Senior Amateur Tour (ages 50-over) 910-964-1547 Oct. 24-25 – National Championship at Hilton Head Island, SC
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CALENDAR Amateur Team Oct. 19-20 – 35th annual Lexington BBQ Festival 2-person teams, Lexington GC. 336-248-3950. Oct. 19-20 – Chatmoss Two-Man Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648. Oct. 26-27 – Elmo Cobb 2-Man Bestball Invitational, Southwick GC, Graham. 336-227-2582. Nov. 3-4 – Greensboro National Fall Classic, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. 2-man bestball. Contact Justin email@example.com . Nov. 9-10 – Forest Park Four Ball (2 man) Golf Tournament, Forest Park CC, Martinsville, Pro Shop 276-632-1711.
Junior Golf Schedule 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 Oct. 5-6 – CGA/PKBGT Jimmy Anderson Girls' Invitational, Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. Oct. 10 – Pinehurst High School Girls' Invitational, Pinehurst CC No. 5, Pinehurst, Grades 9-12.3 Oct. 12-13 – TYGA Tournament of Champions, Colonial CC, Thomasville, NC Boys/Girls, Invitation only.
Oct. 19-20 – SCJGA Bobby Chapman Invitational, CC of Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC, Boys only, Ages 13018, 803-732-9311. Oct. 19-20 – TGF Western Carolinas Junior, CC of Salisbury, Salisbury, Ages 9-18, Boys only. Oct. 20 – TYGA Tots State Championship, Longleaf GC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11. Oct. 26-27 – PKBGT Prep & Futures Invitational, Carolina National GC, Bolivia, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Oct. 26-27 – TGF Pinewild Fall Junior, Pinewild CC, Pinehurst, Ages 9-18, Boys only. Oct. 26-27 – TYGA Triad Bill Harvey Junior, Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Oct. 27 – PKBGT Invitational Last Chance Qualifier, Bermuda Run CC, Bermuda Run, Girls only. Nov. 2-3 – PKBGT River Landing Classic, River Landing CC, Wallace, Girls only, Ages 8-19, 336-347-8537. Nov. 9-10 – NJGA Charlotte Junior, Rocky River Club, Concord, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. Nov. 9-11 – PKBGT Invitational, Bermuda Run CC, Bermuda Run, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Nov. 9-10 – TGF Tarheel State Junior, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Ages 9-18, Boys only. Nov. 16-17 – PKBGT Discovery Invitational, Palmetto Dunes Resort, Hilton Head, SC, Girls only, Ages 8-12. Nov. 16-17 – PKBGT Palmetto Dunes Resort Classic, Palmetto Dunes Resort, Hilton Head, SC, Girls only, Ages 11-19.
Nov. 16-17 – Winternational at Pinehurst, Pinehurst CC (No. 6), Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Grades 9-12. Nov. 27 – TYGA One Day (Boys' 12-13, Girls & Tots), Longleaf GC, Southern Pines, Boys/ Girls, Ages 8-18. Nov. 27 – TYGA One Day (Boys 14-5 & 16-18), Pinehurst CC No. 6, Pinehurst, Boys only, Ages 12-18. Nov. 30-Dec. 1 – TGF Bullet & Peggy Bell Holiday Classic, Mid Pines & Pine Needles, Southern Pines, Ages 9-18, Boys only. Nov. 30-Dec. 1 – Winternational at Pinehurst, Pinehurst CC (No. 8), Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Grades 9-12. Dec. 7-8 – NJGA Atlantic Dunes Junior, Atlantic Dunes GC, Hilton Head, SC, Boys/ Girls, Ages 8-18. Dec. 7-8 – PKBGT Tournament of Champions, Pinehurst CC No. 8, Pinehurst, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Dec. 14-15 – PKBGT Eagle Classic @ Georgia Southern University GC, Statesboro, GA, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Dec. 14-15 – CPGA Charles Tilghman Junior, Surf Club & Grande Dune Members Club, Myrtle Beach, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 13-18. Dec. 14-15 – Winternational at Pinehurst, Pinehurst CC (No. 2 & 1), Pinehurst, Boys/ Girls, Grades 9-12. Dec. 28-29 – Donald Ross Junior, Pinehurst CC, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. Dec. 28-29 – PKBGT Peggy Kirk Bell Junior, Pine Needles Lodge, Southern Pines, Girls only, Ages 11-19.
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26th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis • Sept. 20-22 1. Sam Echickson, Charlotte! 66-71-66--203 2. Bobby Dean, Charlotte! 69-67-68--204 Selected others from ﬁeld of 143 4. Matthew Younts, Greensboro! 70-67-69--206 6. Brock Elder, Whitsett! 70-72-65--207 7. Matthew Crenshaw, Burlington! 68-70-70--208 9. Dan Walters, Winston-Salem! 67-71-72--210 16. Caleb Keck, Concord! 68-75-70--213 19. Skip Corneliussen, Summerﬁeld! 71-69-74--214 21. Michael Swaringen, Salisbury! 67-76-72--215 21. Dustin Moore, Burlington! 73-72-70--215 25. John Nieters, Clemmons! 68-74-74--216 25. Chris Cassetta, High Point! 67-75-74--216 25. Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown! 74-70-72--216 35. Mitch Robinette, Greensboro! 74-71-73--218 40. Dallas Page, Stoneville! 71-71-77--219 47. Clayton Holland, Greensboro! 73-75-73--221 51. Clay Watkins, Mebane! 69-73-80--222 59. Nick Cromer, Tinity! 77-71-77--225 12th North Carolina Super Senior Championship Croasdaile CC, Durham • Sept. 9-10 Age 65+ Division 1. Evan Long, Charlotte! 67-68--135 2. Russ Perry, Winston-Salem! 69-70--139 3. Mike Kelly, Sanford! 70-70--140 Selected others from ﬁeld of 53 5. Logan Jackson, Winston-Salem! 70-72--142 21. Jim Gress, Clemmons! 72-80--152 21. Lawrence Hicks, Greensboro! 77-75--152 21. Ray Womack, Burlington! 79-73--152 25. Jim Morgan, Greensboro! 80-73--153 34. Gordon Carver, Roxboro! 77-81--158 38. Wayne Pyrtle, Burlington! 82-77--159 43. Garland Yates, Asheboro! 85-76--161 Age 70+ Division 1. Ernie Newton, Winston-Salem! 67-70--137 2. Robert Desjardins, Matthews! 68-69--137 3. Arlis Pike, Kernersville! 71-70--141 3. Rick Kline, Pinehurst! 67-74--141 Selected others from ﬁeld of 47 8. Charlie Parks, Asheboro! 73-71--144 11. Gene Grubb, Greensboro! 72-74--146 17. Bill Burling, Greensboro! 71-78--149 22. J. Lawson, Greensboro! 76-75--151 22. Mike Sprouts, Winston-Salem! 71-80--151 32. Robert Crawford, Winston-Salem! 80-75--155 38. Jim Blaylock, Winston-Salem! 76-82--158 39. David Boger, Greensboro! 81-78--159 42. Gary Pettit, Greensboro! 78-83--161 43. Frank Morris, Winston-Salem! 83-84--167 Ernie Newton birdied fourth playoff hole
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National Car Rental CPGA Assistants Championship Surf GC, North Myrtle Beach, SC • Aug. 26-27 1. William Belair, Myrtle Beach, $2,350! 68-67--135 2. Troy Spencer, Charlotte, $1,550! 70-68--138 3. Brad Luebchow, Winston-Salem, $1,100! 65-74--139 3. Derek Watson, Myrtle Beach, $1,100! 71-68--139 3. Josh Stockwell, West End, $1,100! 71-68--139 6. Tommy Gibson, Mount Airy, $812! 72-68--140 6. Zachary Martin, Pinehurst, $812! 71-69--140 Selected others from ﬁeld of 99 11. Drew Younts, Greensboro, $479! 71-71--142 30. Chase Adams, Winston-Salem, $200! 73-73--146 33. Josh Webb, High Point, $44! 74-73--147 CPGA Senior Shootout at Myrtle Beach TPC Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, SC • Sept. 17-18 Professional Division 1. Gus Ulrich, Whispering Pines, $620! 72-70--142 2. David Thore, Wilmington, $480! 76-72--148 3. Ronnie Parker, Harrisburg, $360! 74-75--149 Champions Divison (amateur) 1. Eddie Hargett, Blythewood, SC! 74-73--147 Selected other from ﬁeld of 30 20. Steven Kidd, Liberty! 81-81--162 22. Glenn Collins, Greensboro! 79-84--163 Legends Division (amateur) 1. Ernie Newton, Winston-Salem! 69-69--138 2. Bob Yow, Clinton! 71-70--141 Selected others from ﬁeld of 16 5. Charles Parks, Asheboro! 78-73--151
Colonial Classic at Colonial CC, Thomasville Sept. 16-18 1. Matthew Short, Hudson, $8,300! 70-61-64--195 2. Stephen Franken, Raleigh, $5,085! 64-63-69--196 Selected others from ﬁeld of 52 4. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem, $2,435! 68-67-66--201 6. Ben Schlottman, Advance, $1,785! 66-68-68--202 7. Adam Webb, Greensboro, $1,192! 68-68-68--204
High Point CC (Willow Creek) • Sept. 10-12 1. Ben Schlottman, Advance, $20,000! 67-65-69--201 2. Ryan Cole, Mt. Airy, Md., $7,130! 69-69-64--202 2. Jonathan Hardee, Greer, SC, $7,130! 70-65-67--202 Selected others from ﬁeld of 114 21. Stanhope Johnson, Greensboro, $1,030! 70-71-67--208 34. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem, $818! 72-69-70--211 Tr i ad 34. Thomas Walsh, High Point, $818! 75-66-70--211 38. Mark Kriston, Winston-Salem, $801! 69-72-71--212
Cutter Creek GC, Snow Hill • Aug. 26-27 1. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem, $10,000! 72-65--137 2. Daniel Claytor, Rocky Mount, $4,172! 68-69--137 2. Zach Edmondson, Morrisville, $4,172! 69-68--137 Selected others from ﬁeld of 26 33. Frank Adams, Salisbury, $380! 72-68--140 Notes: Ryan Sullivan birdied the ﬁnal two holes to complete a 33-32 card and force a playoff with Daniel Claytor and Zach Edmondson. Sullivan then won with a par on the ﬁrst extra hole.
CGA One-Day Four-Ball
Selected ﬁnishers from Triad (top half of division) SENIOR ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Mountain Aire GC, West Jefferson • Sept. 17 Tournament 55+ Flight (10 entries) 2. Don Rich-Jim Gress, Clemmons! Super Senior 65+ (10 entries) 5. Joe Riddle, Ararat-Johnny Marion, Claudville, Va.! Super Senior 70+ (7 entries) 1. Gene Grubb-Frank Cheney, Greensboro! 1. John Lyda, Advance-Wiley Barrett, Southern Pines! High Meadows CC, Roaring Gap • Sept. 16 Tournament 55+ Flight A (10 entries) 1. Richard Cobb-Joey Boley, Salisbury! 2. John Rountree-Donald Moore, Greensboro! 2. Todd Gardner, High Point-Rick Marion, Mount Airy! 4. Jim Christy-Jimmy Hubbard, China Grove! 5. Eric Fleming, Mt. Airy-Glen Tate, Hillsville, Va.! Tournament 55+ Flight B (10 entries) 1. Joey Howard, Walkertown-Pete Howard, Kernersville! 2. Brian Nason, Lewisville-David Larmour, Winston-Salem! 3. Sam Crawley, Yadkinville-Doug Todd, Matthews! Super Senior 65+ (11 entries) 2. Ron Shelton, Oak Ridge-Rick Chapman, Granite Falls! 2. Joe Riddle, Ararat-Johnny Marion, Claudville, Va.! Super Senior 70+ (11 entries) 4. John Lyda, Advance-Wiley Barrett, Southern Pines! The Peninsula Club, Cornelius • Sept. 3 Tournament 55+ Flight B (12 entries) 2. Omar Hadi, China Grove-Keaven White, Davidson! Tournament 55+ Flight B (10 entries) 1. Mark Marion-Mark Robinson, Winston-Salem! 2. Johnny Helms, Mt. Holly-Parker Whitt, Winston-Salem! 3. Dale Slate, Advance-Herb Whitesell, Granite Falls! ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Pinehurst No. 6 • Aug. 27 Men Long Tees (11 entries) 3. Billy Walker, Kernersville-Jason Klos, Winston-Salem! Men Regular Tees Flight 3 (9 entries) 1. William Cheek-Bruce McPherson, Asheboro! Men Short Tees (9 entries) 3. Keith Rich, Randleman-Tommy McLeod, Asheboro! Mixed and Women (9 entries) 3. Melissa Smith-Mark Smith, Advance! Porters Neck CC, Wilmington • Sept. 16 Mixed and Women Flight 1 (6 entries) 2. Craig Covington-Betty Covington, Pinnacle!
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LADIES ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL PLAY DAYS Grandover Resort (West), Greensboro • Sept. 18 First Flight (14 entries) 1. June Lee, Durham-Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown! 66 2. Linda Daniel, Huntersville-Leigh Armentrout, Greensboro! 71 5. Kathy Binkley, Cornelius-Lisa Mooneyham, Graham! 74 5. Barbara Munnett, W-S-Carole Jones, Hillsborough! 74 5. Katherine DeVore, HiPoint-Robin Gallagher,Hillsborough! 74 Second Flight (15 entries) 4. Martha Webster, High Point-Constance Koch, Bolivia! 83 Third Flight (14 entries) 2. Kathy Daniels, Stoneville-Irene Allred, Bassett, Va.! 89 4. Debbie Tilley, Kernersville-Martha Hollady, Jamestown! 90 Grandover Resort (East), Greensboro • Sept. 17 First Flight (15 entries) 1. June Lee, Durham-Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown! 69 2. Linda Daniel, Huntersville-Leigh Armentrout, Greensboro! 72 2. Kathy Binkley, Cornelius-Lisa Mooneyham, Graham! 72 4. Nancy Cooper, Burlington-Cindy Shetter, Graham! 73 7. Katherine DeVore, HiPoint-Robin Gallagher,Hillsborough! 75 Second Flight (14 entries) 2. Belinda Marley-Sue Lamm-Gurley, Burlington! 78 Third Flight (13 entries) 1. Mary Smith, Mayodan-Buffy Gagnon, Summerﬁeld! 84 3. Joan Moore, Eden-Martha Ore, Madison! 88 5. Sandy Garrison, Summerﬁeld-Elizabeth Moore, Madison! 90 6. Jeanie Sasser-Betty Musser, Whitsett! 91
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53rd annual Colonial Ladies Invitational Colonial CC, Thomasville Aug. 24-25 Championship Flight (top 7 of 9) Julie Streng! 70-67--137 Sook Hee Yang! 78-76--154 Kathy Binkley! 79-79--158 Lisa Mooneyham! 81-78--159 Sunny Han! 83-78--161 Robbie Knotts! 83-81--164 Carole Jones! 81-84--165 First Flight (top 5 of 9) Barbara Munnett! 81-82--163 Katherine DeVore! 82-81--163 Robin Gallagher! 85-83--168 Ruth Lowe! 85-84--169 Marianne Hedgpeth! 84-86--170 Second Flight (top 5 of 9) Tess Kirkman! 85-84--169 Janet Myers! 88-87--175 Gail Adams! 88-90--178 Lu Hauser! 92-87--179 Mary Rhodes! 90-89--179 Third Flight (top 5 of 8) Elaine Schuermann! 89-97--186 Ginger Bowman! 99-94--193 Eunice Macy! 97-99--196 Amanda Gane! 97-101--198 Cindy Schroder! 95-104--199 Fourth Flight (top 4 of 7) Carole Hastings! 105-101--206 Barbara Hinshaw! 101-112--213 Jane Campbell! 112-112--224 Judy Gregory! 121-111--232 Chair City Open Winding Creek GC, Thomasville Aug. 17-18 Championship Flight Jay Baity! 61-68--129 Zach Arms! 71-67--138 Ryan Hodges! 67-75--142 Dwayne Blakely! 72-71--143 Chris Gooch! 70-73--143 Brooks Roberts ! 71-74--145 Dane Robertson! 70-79--149 First Flight Dan Anthony! 74-75--149 Ren Hen! 74-78--152 Kevin Penala! 78-76--154 Eddie Warren! 76-78--154 Second Flight Phillip Gibson! 82-75--157 Charlton Branson! 80-81--161 Jerry Worley! 80-81--161 Lloyd Scarberry! 82-81--163 Third Flight Vibol Be! 88-79--167 Jeff Johnson! 88-82--170 Brock Hunter! 87-89--176 Tom Taylor! 88-91--179 Note: Jay Baity scored a hole-in-one on the fourth hole in his ﬁrst-round 61. Crooked Tree Amateur Aug. 24-25 Championship Flight Scott Trent! 69-71--140 Tony Byerly! 71-70--141 First Flight Dwayne Blakely" " ! 78-71--149 Donnie Trent " "" " ! 76-77--153 Second Flight Chad Shields " "" " ! 80-81--161 Luke Lambeth " "" " ! 82-80--162 Third Flight Aaron Lowdermilk" " ! 86-79--165 Jimmy Pearson " "" " ! 86-82--168 Fourth Flight Aaron Tripp " "" "! 92-83--175 Joe Tomaszewski" " ! 93-87--180
Listing Triad area players in top half Longleaf GC • Sept. 15 Men A (18 entries) 6. Chad Randall, Greensboro! 80 Senior A (7 entries) 1. Rick Hogan, Denton! 79 Senior B (5 entries) 2. William Cheek, Asheboro! 90 Super Senior (8 entries) 2. David Harrison, Yadkinville! 80 Foxﬁre (Red Fox) • Sept. 14 Senior A (8 entries) 2. Jim Williams, Kernersville!
Senior Am Tour
Listing Triad area players in top half Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit Aug. 19 Championship Flight (5 entries) 2. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 78 A Flight (20 entries) 3. Ron Brady, McLeansville! 77 4. Michael Kindley, Winston-Salem! 78 5. Mark Marion, Winston-Salem! 79 6. Howard Nemenz, Winston-Salem! 80 10. Mark Robinson, Winston-Salem! 81 10. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 81 B Flight (17 entries) 2. Lee Noble, Walkertown! 77 3. Tim Ward, Greensboro! 82 3. Ron Tapscott, Walkertown! 82 8. James Floyd, Reidsville! 84 C Flight (25 entries) 1. Lewis Burgman, Greensboro! 84 2. Mike Robinson, Greensboro! 86 8. Kelly Brown, Kernersville! 90 10. Richard Hartley, High Point! 93 10. Ed McNally, Graham! 93 Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett • Aug. 12 Championship Flight (2 entries) 1. Joey Mofﬁtt, High Point! 76 A Flight (18 entries) 1. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 70 4. Jack Stanley, Summerﬁeld! 77 4. Chuck Smith, Sanford! 77 4. Howard Nemenz, Winston-Salem! 77 7. Ron Brady, McLeansville! 78 9. Paul Nance, Graham! 79 9. Michael Kindley, Winston-Salem! 79 B Flight (17 entries) 1. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 76 3. Lee Noble, Walkertown! 80 4. Jerry Thorne, Greensboro! 82 7. Mark Hagerty, Sophia! 83 7. Ron Tapscott, Walkertown! 83 C Flight (23 entries) 4. Lewis Burgman, Greensboro! 87 6. Richard Hartley, High Point! 88 6. Barry Whitesell, Greensboro! 88 9. Donald Brown, Kernersville! 90 9. Ed McNally, Graham! 90 11. Kelly Brown, Kernersville! 91
Chatmoss CC, Martinsville (par 72) Sept. 10 A Flight (6 entries) 1. Rick Walker, Reidsville! 74 2. Fran Hensley, Ridgeway, Va.! 77 3. Steve Willliams, Reidsville! 78 3. David Turner, Kernersville! 78 B Flight (6 entries) 79 1. Michael Reynolds, Blairs, Va.! 2. Jim White, Lynchburg! 81 C Flight (6 entries) 1. Larry Barefoot, Reidsville! 86 2. Randy McCann, Greensboro! 90 2. Mike Asbury, Vallads, Va.! 90 D Flight (7 entries) 1. Willard Vicks, Danville, Va.! 88 2. Red Thompson, Ringgold, Va.! 97 3. Kenny Powell, Danville, Va.! 98
Southwick Parent-Child Tournament (Captain’s Choice) Southwick GC, Graham • Sept. 14-15 Child 19-and over Marty Fuller-Ryan Fuller! 59 Walt Byerly-Tony Byerly! 60 Mike Noah-Willie Noah! 63 Child Age 17-18 Cecil Brear-Damian Brear! 68 Child Age 15-16 Gary Core-Ashlyn Strickland! 68 Cecil Brear-Harrison Brear! 69 Child Age 13-14 Rodney Alvis-Ethan Alvis! 84 Child Age 11-12 (9 holes) Josh Alexander-Jacob Alexander! 30 Brian Bush-Riley Bush! 36 Child Age 9-10 (9 holes) Buddy Fowler-Trevor Fowler! 29 Lonnie and Laila Vongsavanh! 30 Tony Byerly-Anthony Byerly! 32 Child Age 7-8 (9 holes) Nick Wood-Easton Wood! 33 John Collins-Cooper Collins! 36 Randy Underwood-Colton Underwood 37 Child Age 6-under (6 holes) Jacob Alexander-Westyn Ellis! 20 Tony Byerly-Gavin Byerly! 22
MEN Alamance CC • Sept. 14-15 Doug Massey! 69-71--140 Warren Straub! 70-71--141 Jamestown Park GCTr • Sept. 14-15 ia d Brad Coleman! 77-74--151 Dan Holland! 80-79--159 Brad Speed! 80-79--159 Meadowlands GC • Sept. 7-8 Richard Krapful! 76-75--151 Jason Carey! 76-85--161 Brad Helms! 78-85--163 Mill Creek GC • Sept. 7-8 Nicholas Mathews! 70-70--140 Caden Baker! 72-72--144 Brad Deal! 74-73--147 Kameron Jones! 79-71--150 Pudding Ridge GC • Sept. 7-8 John Landen! 69-67--136 Michael Spillman! 75-70--145 Danny Shore! 75-72--147 Billy Hicks! 72-75--147
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Pilot Knob GC • Sept. 7-8 Anthony Hiatt ! 70-68--138 Joey Perkins ! 67-78--145 Mark Brooks ! 74-72--146 Sam Harding ! 77-69--146 Danville Golf Club • Aug. 24-25 Aaron Abts! 77-74--151 Austin Harper! 82-77--159 Christian Blankenship! 82-77--159 Wilson Walden! 79-85--164 Siler City CC • Aug. 17-18 Burton Wood! 68-72--140 Bryan Park Mens Association Aug. 17 - Players Course Aug. 18 - Champions Course Brock Elder! 66-68--134 John Rountree! 68-72--140 Paul Slomkowski! 70-71--141 Tom Hegarty! 70-73--143 SENIORS Alamance CC • Sept. 14-15 Dwight Leadbetter! 73-73--146 Super Seniors Jim Brannock! 76-73--149 Jamestown Park GC • Sept. 14-15 John Maynard! 79-75--154 George Kennon! 81-77--158 Larry Blackwood! 79-81--160 Meadowlands GC • Sept. 7-8 Mike Walton! 75-79--154 Doug Dean! 75-79--154 Walton won on third playoff hole Mill Creek GC • Sept. 7-8 Gary Roberson! 73-68--141 Young Cho! 77-68--145 Wyman Woods! 72-80--152 Herbert Taylor! 81-74--155 Ron Clark! 75-80--155 Super Seniors John Taylor! 73-75--148 Larry Kelly! 81-72--153 Pilot Knob GC • Sept. 7-8 Tommy Bowman! 77-79--156 Keith Jackson! 82-80--162 Clinton Whitman! 88-78--166 Michael Jarrell! 87-83--170 Super Seniors (65+) Kenny Lane! 79-73--152 Charlie Spainhour! 78-80--158 Super Seniors (70+) Ron King ! 76-71--147 Dennis Tuttle! 77-75--152 Danville Golf Club • Aug. 24-25 Scott Blankenship! 76-77--153 Mark Foster! 76-80--156 Buddy Rawley! 90-82--172 Richard Richardson! 82-90--172 Super Seniors Doug Kendrick! 79-73--152 Wright Garrett! 81-76--157 Harry Lea! 78-81--159 Robert Bridgforth! 88-94--182 Siler City CC • Aug. 17-18 Rex Hester! 74-66--140 Super Seniors Raymond Johnson! 77-79--156
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