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n the golf industry in North Carolina for almost four decades, it’s hard to believe our paths never crossed. That’s my ultimate loss. From all accounts, Joseph Paul Annecelli Jr. and I would have hit it off. Raised in a largely Italian section of Pittsburgh, I could have talked pizza, pasta and pars with Papa Joe, who grew up in Mount Vernon, N.Y., before graduating from Guilford College in 1961. Annecelli passed away May 29 at the age of 87. We never met, but I can’t stop smiling about some of the great stories his son told me recently. There is nothing quite as entertaining as golf tales, many of which are laced with valuable lessons. “My father taught me the most important things of life,” said son Joseph Raymond Annecelli. “He taught me the truth of love and the love of truth.” With a last name of Annecelli being difficult to pronounce, the nickname Papa Joe stuck. “He was ‘Joe the Pro’ to everybody,” his son said. “He was friendly and fatherly to everybody. He taught lessons to kids like they were his own children.” Papa Joe and I also could have chatted about Pinehurst too, since he was appointed by Richard Tufts as the head pro at the resort in 1962, a position he held until becoming the
longtime pro at Old Town Club in Winston-Salem. He enjoyed teaching Old Town members – and taking money from PGA tour player Lanny Wadkins – until Papa Joe retired in 1981. The Wadkins stories are classic. Papa Joe’s assistant Pat Crowley, the 1976 winner of the CPGA Assistant Championship, was at the mall one night and ran into Wadkins, who said he and Jack Lewis were coming out to play at Old Town the next day. A match was subsequently set between the Wadkins/Lewis team and the Papa Joe/Crowley twosome. “I thought we were going to get beat to death,” Crowley said. “But we were up by five shots on the front nine and Lanny was not happy.” Word spread quickly to the Old Town membership about the match, and a crowd gathered on the 12th hole, where Papa Joe proceeded to hole out a difficult shot from a bunker for birdie. Wadkins picked up Papa Joe’s ball and heaved into the creek. Apparently Wadkins never paid the $3 he owed – and Papa Joe never let him forget his debt every time he ran into the star golfer. Papa Joe’s wife of 58 years, Mary, may have even been a better golfer than her better half. And it appears that Mary was as dedicated to golf as Papa Joe. “She was putting on course No. 2 in Pinehurst in her golf shoes when she had a contraction from my brother, and in her golf shoes walked to the hospital,” J.R. said. “About 15 minutes later she delivered my brother, and then went back and finished the round the next day because she was 6-under when she had the contraction.”
Papa Joe taught Mary how to play golf, which made Mary his “money maker.” A group affectionately called the Rat Patrol often played at Old Town as sunset approached -- a group of highly-skilled players who could
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make it around the layout in three hours. Once again, Wadkins was part of the group on this particular day as Mary was on her game. “We get to the second tee and mom lands it by the cup, and Lanny complains that she has an unfair advantage hitting from the ladies tees,” son J.R. said. “So, mom walks all the way past the guys to the blue tees and lands the next shot right beside her other shot near the cup. Lanny said, ‘Don’t you ever do that again.’” Papa Joe was known for leading by example. As a volunteer coach in the 1980s at Bishop McGuiness High School, Papa Joe overhead talk between two players on the way back from a match in which one golfer used one ball in the fairway and then switched to a different ball on the green -- an obvious rules violation. “Dad turned the van around and they had to forfeit the match to learn about sportsmanship and following the rules,” J.R. said. A “golf day” will be held at Old Town later this year to honor the legacy and life of Joe the Pro. I won’t miss this opportunity to “get to know” Papa Joe.
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Mill Creek Golf Club Celebrating 25 Years By DAVID DROSCHAK
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he golf business can be a small world sometimes … and produce some engaging and endearing
results. A case in point is Mill Creek Golf Club in Mebane, a highly successful daily fee course which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer. Built during the boom days of golf course designs paired with real estate developments across North Carolina, the best new course in the state in 1995 was actually a collaboration of two good friends who first met halfway across the country. Developer Wayne Hightower and golf course architect Rick Robbins were members of the same golf club in Houston and had been friends for 15 years before Hightower moved to the Tar Heel state and began making a name for himself in the real estate market. When Hightower decided to pull the trigger on his first golf course development off of Interstate 40 between Raleigh and Greensboro, he didn’t hesitate to pick up the phone and ask Robbins to design Mill Creek. Robbins recalls his first time on the property with Hightower. “Wayne and I parked right out there where the creek crosses Highway 119 and it took us about 2 hours just to get to what is now No. 2 green – the woods were that thick in there,” Robbins said. “Wayne being a good golfer himself understood a great deal about designing a golf course that would work for the golfer and for the real estate development at the same time,” added Robbins. “And he wanted it to be as natural as possible, to fit the property. My first time walking the site I thought, ‘wow, this really is a really nice piece of property.’ It had the creeks and the hills and a lot of trees and natural features that were really good.” Robbins has designed dozens of golf courses over a more than three-decade career, including many in China and along the Pacific Rim, but few of his public layouts are better than Mill Creek, which at 6,992 yards has still stood the test of time as golfers began to hit the ball farther and farther off the tee. “I really feel like the strength of Mill Creek is in the layout,” said director of golf Mike Long. “With no real dogleg holes it requires a player to play the hole as it was designed. We can move tees up or back to require different shot values and that always seems to produce fair scoring when you put top players on the course or a fundraiser for the local Rotary club.” Mill Creek starts strong with a creek cutting a 45-degree angle across the fairway
that leads to a large, undulating green. It is one of nine holes that feature water, but those holes are not extremely punitive as Robbins provides even average golfers substantial areas to play to. The course closes stronger over the final four holes, with its signature split fairway on the 18th hole giving golfers an extra bit of mental strain on the final tee box. “That split fairway design was actually an accident,” Robbins said. “We had the wetlands marked and the original fairway was the one on the right, and then they came out and delineated the wetlands later for some of the housing so they moved the line way over to the left. But we had already started building the hole and had already plotted the lots beside it so it was too late to say ‘let’s move the hole entirely over to the left and start over again.’ We just decided it was an opportunity to do something with some land to make it a double fairway and give golfers an option off the tee and was a neat way to finish your round.” “It’s funny because you stand up on the tee and talk to yourself and say ‘Man, I want to hit the ball anywhere but straight,”’ Robbins added. “And you have the creek on the left and the wetlands. It really gives you some great options depending on where the flag is on the green. And you can actually see the flag from the tee box, so if it is back right you may want to hit to the left fairway to give yourself a better angle.” While the 18th hole, with its 10 strategically placed bunkers, closes your round here, the three holes leading up to the final
few shots of the day – including the monster 439-yard 15th hole -- help set the table to some of the best closing designs in the region. “Those last four holes at Mill Creek will make or break your round,” Long said. “The 15th is one of the harder holes, then following up with the 16th being a reachable par 5 for most with water near the green. And the par 3, No. 17 is a particularly good hole. It can be played from as little as 90 yards and as far back as 200 yards. With a creek running down the length of the hole and crossing over in front then guarding the right side of the hole always requires a solid shot. The 18th is in my opinion one of the best finishing holes in central North Carolina.” Mill Creek has also been witness to some noteworthy professional pedigree over the years. Former Tour player Gary Koch was a design partner of Robbins at the time and helped build the course, while the Mill Creek course record of 62 is held by PGA Tour pro Carl Pettersson. But the biggest star power to ever grace the Mill Creek fairways occurred in June 1999 when Payne Stewart, less than 24 hours after his U.S. Open victory down the road at Pinehurst, played in a Skins Game with Paul Azinger, Fred Couples and Hal Sutton. Who knew that Stewart would be the U.S. Open winner when the match was scheduled by Stewart caddie Mike Hicks, who still makes Mill Creek his home course? “We sold 2,500 tickets that day,” Hicks said. “We were going to have a good
crowd but it turned into a great crowd because of the win. What a special day to have the U.S. Open champ here and the trophy here. “I still have a lot of great memories from that day,” added Hicks. “We got to sleep at 4 a.m. and I got Payne up at 9 a.m., so he got a whole five hours of sleep. And after a shower it looked like he had been sleeping for 12 hours. The first three holes Payne putted with his eyes closed and he made all three putts. And after the first one he said ‘that’s four one-putts in a row, now that’s five in a row, now six’ dating back to the day before. He was giving the guys a little bit of a needling all day. He was just goofing around, still half drunk.” A unique feature of the Mill Creek clubhouse, courtesy of Hicks, is a mini shrine dedicated to Stewart’s illustrious career. Long is happy to show golfers the museum upon request. The snack bar is also called Payne’s Place. Robbins said in the end the property’s natural topography holds a golfer’s interest throughout, creating an enjoyable yet challenging experience for all skill levels. “It is a natural course that kind of fits the terrain and doesn’t fight it,” Robbins said. “It’s visible; you see the holes pretty much in front of you. What you see is what you get. It is a public course so you get a lot of first-time players that don’t play it every day so it’s important to have a pretty good idea of when they are standing on the tee what kind of shot you are asking them to make.”
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onathan Dudley headed South from Vermont two decades ago to play at Division III power Greensboro College, learning a few quick lessons and standards that he still holds close to his heart as he takes over golf operations at Indian Valley Golf Club. “Coming to North Carolina and being on a national championship team as a freshman was a catalyst for my future in golf,” said Dudley, who took over at the Burlington municipal golf course in June after spending the last few years as head pro of nearby Mill Creek. “I learned how to step up and practice and get better. It was a cool experience to walk into. It was such a neat deal.” Hard work and a passion for the game has been a winning formula for Dudley, 39, who has big plans to inject some new energy into his latest “neat deal” – Indian Valley, a picturesque Ellis Maples-designed layout nestled along the banks of the Haw River in Alamance County. Maples, a hall of fame golf architect who passed away in 1984, had deep roots in North Carolina with dozens of fantastic layouts scattered across the Tar Heel state, including exclusive Grandfather Mountain and Country Club of North Carolina’s Dogwood Course. “In the Carolinas, Ellis Maples is such a well-known name. It’s one of the things that we need to highlight about this golf course because it is such a great layout,” Dudley said of Indian Valley. “The enjoyment factor of the layout is so key here.” “We have almost a 600-yard par-5 out there and then we have other par-4s that are just 330 yards,” Dudley added. “So, there is a wide variety of long and short holes and then you have some smaller greens. Ellis did a great job with the doglegs so you have to work the ball and position yourself well off the tee. And you are going to hit off some funny lies, some side hill lies, so it’s a nice challenge. And with the Haw River coming into play and with very few houses surrounding the golf course so you get that scenic feel to it.” And while Indian Valley may not be on par with some of Maples’ more prestigious private designs, his expert touch is evident amidst the rolling hills, creating one of the state’s top municipal layouts. “There are no parallel fairways, and since it’s an older course the trees have grown up and a lot of the doglegs you used to be able to carry you can’t now,” said 66-year-old Fred Ireland, who has played at Indian Valley for more than three decades and was interim manager for nine months before Dudley was hired. “It is spread out over 110 acres and is all tree-
lined, so any time you hit it left or right you’re in trouble -- there is no hitting it into another fairway. It’s an awesome challenge for all levels of golfers.” “It is the kind of golf course where if you play there once you will probably want to come back,” added longtime member Tim Apple, who has been golfing here for more than 40 years. “And the greens are as good as they have been in many, many years. It is my favorite course. It just makes you play a lot of different golf shots.” Less than a month on the job, Dudley is learning and executing a whole new structure at Indian Valley, from operating the POS system to stocking the pro shop to learning the names of the long-time players who frequent the golf course that was once a private country club before the City of Burlington Department of Recreation and Parks purchased some property in the 1970s and expanded to 18 holes. Dudley is also aiming to increase play from juniors and females, the latter of which was a major focus at Mill Creek, where his clinics led to the creation of a successful women’s league. “That is the kind of spirit we would like to happen here at Indian Valley,” Dudley said. “I want to have those introduction classes – really golf for the masses -- and really show that golf is a fun, recreational game that anybody can get involved in. It’s not as intimidating as some people might think.” “He’s really in tune with what’s happening in the golf industry and his focus on youth golf is going to be major for the
golf course because about 75 percent of our play is seniors,” Ireland added. “Our target market needs to be millennials and the youth in the area while still serving our seniors. If we look at the longevity of the course we need to change our target market.” It’s funny how things work out sometimes. Dudley was set to take a position at Grandover Resort before COVID-19 layoffs nixed the position. “So, I was frozen out of a job, but the thing that is attractive for me here at Indian Valley is just the opportunity to give everybody a chance to play golf,” he said. “That’s what I’m about. I haven’t really enjoyed the private country club life as much; that’s not my scene. I have had opportunities in those arenas but I enjoy more the public side of golf. And the municipal side of golf is really cool because you get people from all walks of life who are playing. For me, that’s kind of neat and attractive, and you can offer opportunities to people to try golf, and there aren’t as many barriers as they think.” Longtime area golf supporter and businessman Joe Vincent, who founded the Alamance County Junior Golf Tour, placed a call to support the hiring of Dudley. “I lobbied to the parks and recreation as did others that Jonathan would be a perfect pick for their facility,” Vincent said. “He not only has enthusiasm, knowledge and a fair bit of experience even at a young age, but he has that giddy-up n’ go and that’s what the place needs. “He is that person that might be able to do for junior golf what I did for 20 years,
which is the person who gets the ball rolling and get other professionals on board, where all of the sudden you have 150 kids participating.” Before Mill Creek, Dudley’s career included working for former college coach Robert Linville at Precision Golf School, and stints at GolfTEC locations in Greensboro and Raleigh, one of which he managed. Taking over at Indian Valley will be Dudley’s first opportunity at a golf course management position. During one recent five-minute span in the pro shop, Dudley, working solo, received an impromptu greeting from the refrigeration repairman, scooped a large bucket of range balls for a golfer and rang in a gift card for Father’s Day. “This is a different animal because you see the golf course in general and not specifics like just giving lessons, and there are a lot more employees, other responsibilities,” Dudley said. “But it’s a fun opportunity for me to stay in Alamance County. I feel like this is a special golf area and a lot of people in this county enjoy all the different golf course offerings. You’ll see those people play a lot of different places, including here.” Dudley got a ringing endorsement from his former boss, Mike Long, the director of golf at Mill Creek. “Jonathan has a true passion for the game and is one of the best instructors in the area,” Long said. “He will be a true asset for the City of Burlington and with his skills will enhance the overall experience at Indian Valley.”
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ecent Greensboro Dudley graduate Morgan Carson became the first member of the new women’s golf program at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte. She sure knows how this works. So does her coach, a former Greensboro man who’s also accustomed to these maiden adventures. “Second time we’ve both started a program from scratch,” said Chris Jones, who began his new coaching role in early February. For Carson, it’s another step in her golf endeavors that began with First Tee of the Triad and further blossomed during her high school days. There’s no reason to stop now. “It kind of fell into place for me,” Carson said. “I was kind of iffy if I would keep playing. When I went down (to Johnson & Wales) for a tour in the fall, they were like, ‘We’re going to start a women’s golf program.’ It was like a breath of fresh air.” Four years ago when Dudley established a girls’ golf team, Carson was the initial member of the team. In part, Carson embraced golf because it’s something she’s constantly challenged to figure out. “I just fell in love with it,” she said. “Basically, it was like a mental game. There’s no telling what’s going to happen when you’re playing. It surprises you.” Dudley coach Josh Prince recognized Carson’s determination to make improvements. The school had girls play as individuals or along with the boys team in the past, but this was a new venture in having an entire girls team. “She kind of helped start the (girls) golf program,” Prince said. “She wanted to keep playing and got better. … She buckled down on it and worked a lot with Bob Brooks (director of golf at Gillespie Golf Course in Greensboro). You could tell her confidence level was getting a lot higher. She wanted to get really good.” Carson qualified for the 3-A prep regional tournament as a junior as she began to break 50 more often for ninehole rounds. Still, last autumn she felt pressure in the last conference meet when she needed a target score to guarantee a spot in the regionals. Coming down to the final hole at Maple Chase Golf and Country Club, she knew she had to produce. “I would say I was kind of playing
bad,” she said. “I needed a 4 or better to make regionals. So doing that was probably the best moment.” That helped catapult her to the Piedmont Triad Conference’s Player of the Year honor. “She can let it go (off the tee),” Prince said. “Her touch around the greens is something she has to work on.” Carson’s introduction through First Tee of the Triad became an ideal boost. As she went through the program, there were mostly boys remaining as participants. She’ll complete her role in that grassroots program this summer, though she said the First Tee of the Triad provided a foundation “and it gave me that push.” Brooks has helped along the way. Gillespie Golf Course is Dudley’s home facility. “She’s come up with the First Tee program and she’s using golf as a vehicle to help with what she wants to do,” Brooks said. As an instructor, Brooks likes the potential Carson holds. He sees her continuing to develop as she’s on the course more often. “She makes a good golf swing, but sometimes struggles with putting,” Brooks said. “Learning to play the game is a whole different ball game. We’re working more on playing to get that experience. It’s all about getting comfortable in that element.” Before going to college, Carson will try to shore up her golf when she’s not working part-time at Chick-fil-A. She credits Brooks for keeping her on task. “I try to get out as much as I can,” Carson said. “We practice on the course. We’re working from 100 yards in.” Carson, who turns 18 in September, will be the first golfer from the Dudley program to play collegiately. She’s pursuing a career in culinary arts. That endeavor stems, in part, from her time during high school at Weaver Academy, which stresses performing and visual arts and advanced technology as part of Guilford County Schools. “The best of both worlds happened for her,” Prince said of combining education and golf. “Morgan had a goal and a plan.” Competition for the Johnson & Wales golf programs begins in 202021. Jones is coach for the men’s and women’s teams. He was the first coach of Northern Guilford’s prep golf teams more than Continued on page 15 www.triadgolf.com
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a decade ago, spending eight years with the Nighthawks. During his time there, the 2010 boys team won the 3-A state championship, while the girls team had two state runner-up finishes and a third-place spot. His run from 200715 ended as he headed to the college coaching ranks. For four years, he was an assistant coach for Belmont Abbey before learning about the dawn of the Johnson & Wales programs. “It has been a challenge with the pandemic and not being able to go and do the recruiting like I thought I would,” Jones said. “I had all of my schedule ready to go.” The Wildcats participate in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association, so Jones isn’t restricted by the NCAA’s ban on in-person recruiting that was extended into the summer. Still, for a few months the only tournament he attended to recruit was a junior college event in early March in Pinehurst. Jones, a Greensboro Page graduate, said it became like “a sales job with no leads” so he has tried various recruiting methods. He sent emails to all North Carolina high school coaches in March and again in June. He also had reached out in mass to coaches in South Carolina, Alabama, Michigan and Ohio. By spring, he had enough players for a men’s team and continues to work on building the first roster for the women’s side. His 20-year association with Brooks helped forge the connection with Carson. By the end of May, the Wildcats also announced the commitments of Essence Banks, who attended Durham Hillside before graduating from Southern Durham, and Emily Hagerman of Hampton, Va., for the women’s program. For now, Jones equates the Johnson & Wales program to the NCAA Division III level. He said the Wildcats will play tournaments largely in North Carolina and Virginia. There’s something about building a program from the ground up that appeals to Jones. “It has been a treat,” he said. “You’ve got to be patient.”
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A Truly Long Shot North Carolina golfer logs two aces in same round By BRAD KING
iltmore Forest Country Club head pro Jon Rector could not believe his eyes. On a Saturday afternoon in midJune, as he made one final run around the Donald Ross-designed golf course late in the day, Rector approached Biltmore Forest’s par-3 ninth hole. From behind the green, he watched as longtime member Greg Goosmann
struck his tee shot, “like one is supposed to,” said Rector. “High, soft, out to the right side of the green.” Rector watched eagerly as the ball landed, tracked perfectly toward the back left hole location, hit the flag stick dead center and went in the hole. He threw his hands in the air to celebrate.
“That’s where it got good,” Rector said. As Goosmann and his son Will approached the green, Rector gave Goosmann an enthusiastic COVID-19 elbow bump. “I said ‘Greg, that’s awesome. Was that your first hole-in-one?”’ Goosmann replied: “No, it was my second. My first just happened back on No. 3.” Continued on page 19
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Long Shot from page 18 “I’m not sure which one of us was in more shock,” Rector said. “Two holes-in-one in one round? I just learned this week how to properly say that.” Rector looked up the odds for such a feat. According to the National Hole-In-One Registry, the chances are less than slim — 67,000,000:1. A real estate lawyer in Asheville for more than three decades, Goosmann, 57, and his family have lived just one mile from Biltmore Forest CC for 25 years. Yet, with three children ranging from a 24-year-old son, George, to an 11-year-old daughter Catherine, Goosmann has never had enough time to spend on his golf game. “I’m not the amazing golfer that I’d love to be,” he said. “When family came along, I started spending more time going to soccer games and baseball games and football games, and that took away a lot of my weekends. And my weekdays were pretty full already.” Nevertheless, during the COVID19 quarantine, Goosmann vowed to play more golf with his family and friends, typically walking the golf course with his two sons as part of his renewed focus on physical fitness. “It has been good for my heart and my soul,” he said. Goosmann said his oldest son, George, chose to play golf on his birthday April 2 as other options were limited due to COVID-19 and his other son Will had recently gotten “a fire” for golf as well. When Will recently celebrated his 21st birthday, his family gave him a new set of irons. After going to his office that Saturday morning and working until about 2 p.m. Goosmann gave Will a call. “I told him, ‘why don’t we go out and see if we can squeeze in nine holes?’” Goosmann said. “We had a dinner to go to that night.” Goosmann started the side about as poorly as possible, with a pair of triple bogeys on the first two holes. “I got up to the third tee and was not expecting much at all,” he said. Playing the white tees from 136 yards, with a pond between him and the green, Goosmann knew he didn’t want to leave the ball short. He pulled out a 6-iron that he has used since the 1980s. www.triadgolf.com
“The pin was in the back of the hole kind of around the middle of the green basically,” he said. “Normally, I would hit an 8-iron, but I knocked one into the water during a previous round, so I wanted to make sure I got over. “I drilled a ball into the middle of the green. It rolled up to the top of the green, and then commenced to turn around and roll back down and right into the hole.” Goosmann said there was another golfer standing on the No. 2 green who witnessed the shot, as well. “He started yelling at us, congratulating us, because he said he looked up and saw it roll back into the hole.” “My son took pictures of me holding the ball and we were really excited,” Goosmann said. “We texted the family with the picture and then commenced to playing the rest of the round.” Goosmann said his game improved as the nine holes progressed. “When we got to the last hole, I teed up behind my son, who had hit a beautiful shot,” he said. “I actually thought he was going to make a holein-one. It was beautiful, just lofting right at the flagstick. It literally hit and landed and rolled within 2 feet of the flagstick. “I thought, ‘my goodness, what an amazing day. You had a great shot on that one. Wouldn’t it be funny if I popped another one in.’” Goosmann pulled out the same, trusty 6-iron he had used just six holes earlier. “Sure enough, I hit my shot and it was decent. It was lofty and went towards the right side of the green. The green is kind of slanted to the left. It popped on the edge of the rough. And I thought, ‘my goodness, I am going to end up in the rough.’ But it popped up out of the rough, hit green and darned if it didn’t roll all the way down the green and back into the hole again. It was just one of those days.” When Rector informed Goosmann about the 67 million-to-1 odds, Goosmann replied: “With my handicap, it’s probably easily double that.” “I just had some good fortune with a couple of golf balls,” said Goosmann, of achieving one of golf’s rarest feats in a single, nine-hole side. “It was a fun, wonderful experience for me, just because I was out with my son — and had a couple of good … lucky … shots.”
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The 19th hole takes on different meaning for Madison golfer By STEVE WILLIAMS
hen you’ve make 19 holes in one, it’s hard to remember all the details. Jerry Rogers of Madison fits into that category. The 72-year-old Madison resident made his 19th career ace on June 6 at Dan Valley Golf Club on the 10th hole with a 9-iron from 119 yards. Johnny Kallam, Curtis Redd and James Bullins were in the foursome. Rogers doesn’t have exact records, but he remembers his first ace came at Riverview Golf Course in Pine Hall when he was about 18 years old. Back then in high school he was more into baseball. Golf has been his passion now for a number of years. “I usually play five days a week,” he said, noting that his rotation includes Lynrock, Dan Valley, Riverview and Gordon Trent and Eagle Hills (formerly Ponderosa). He figured he’s made about six aces at Riverview, four or five at Gordon Trent, four or five at Ponderosa, one at
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Monroeton and one at Wytheville Golf Club in Virginia. Highlights include two on a par-4 hole at Gordon Trent and a tournament ace at Wytheville in 1989. That one earned him use of an automobile for a year. The most recent ace was also rewarding. The Dan Valley gangsome puts up $5 to start a pool and adds $1 for every subsequent time played. The jackpot was $861. Bob Smith of Clemmons is gaining on Rogers with two aces in a fourday span in June, both at Salem Glen Country Club. Smith notched his seventh career ace on June 1 on the 12th hole from 117 yards with a 9-iron. Amber Smith and Ray Brown were witnesses. Then, on
June 5, on the eighth hole, he was on target from 159 yards with a 6-hybrid. Roger Horton, Mark Hobson and Dave Shattes were in the foursome when Smith scored his eighth career hole-inone. Other aces reported to Triad Golf Today since our June issue follow: David Noel III, June 25, Mill Creek GC. No. 13, 164 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Darrell Hinton I, Darrell Hinton II, Darrell Hinton III. Billy Clay of Danville, June 23, Southern Hills GC. No. 6, 142 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: James Turner, Terry Rich. His third ace. Nick Cech of Winston-Salem, June 22, Reynolds Park GC . No. 5, 146 yards, 7-iron. Playing partner: Robbie Donnan. His first ace. Tom Watson Jr. of Pleasant Garden, June 22, Olde Homeplace GC. No. 13, 144 yards, 5-iron. Playing partners: Allen Duke, Eric Johnson. His first ace; has been playing 45 years. Bill Yougas of Roxboro, June 16, Mill Creek GC. No. 17, 93 yards, A wedge. Playing partner: Jim Waeber. His second ace. Benton Wise of Durham, June 13, Tot Hill Farm GC. No. 13, 122 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Joey Finison, Perry Simmons. His first ace. Jerry Krier of Greensboro, June 13, Crooked Tree GC. No. 13, 146 yards, 5-iron. Playing partners: Diane Krier, Cecelia Krier. His fourth ace. Frankie Glosson of Chapel Hill, June 12, Southwick GC. No. 8, 95 yards, 8-iron. Playing
partners: Robert Glosson, Mike Stidam. Her second ace, both in 2020. First one was at Southwick’s fourth hole on April 17. Brian Scmitt of Ireland, June 11, Iron Play Par-3 Links. No. 15, 110 yards, 4-hybrid. Playing partner: Steve Scmitt. Jack Cafiness of Mount Gilead, June 10, Country Hills GC. No. 4, 131 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Gerry Inhoffer, Mike Reece, Mack Dremmen. His second ace. Jim Horney of High Point, June 6, Holly Ridge GL. No. 8, 138 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Jim Gane, Bob Martin, Bo Davis. His fourth ace. Mike Chrismon of Reidsville, June 3, Pennrose Park CC. No. 4, 130 yards, 9-iron. Playing partner: Tony Nichols. His first ace. Ben Wyble of Oak Ridge, June 2, Iron Play Par-3 Links. No. 13, 90 yards, 60-degree wedge. Playing partner: Zach Vernon. Dale Friese of Stoneville, May 31, Monroeton GC. No. 8, 192 yards, 5-iron. Playing partners: Steve Wyatt, Tommy Golding, Angel Dickerson. His second ace. Shawn McElroy of Charlotte, May 25, Oak Hills GC. No. 6, 190 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Chelsi McElroy. His first ace. Jeff Thompson of Burlington, May 23, Mill Creek GC. No. 13, 121 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partner: Lucas Montgomery. His first ace. Jack Macdowall of Greensboro, May 22, Bryan Park Players Course. No. 5, 140 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Jim Trovato, Brian Sowers, Dan Bibeau. His third ace.
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Dailey Entering Wake Forest Hall By DAVID DROSCHAK
ianne Dailey’s three-decade coaching career in WinstonSalem -- highlighted by consistency fielding an ACC contender and peaking at NCAA tournament time -- will be rewarded with a Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame induction. The Demon Deacon class of 2020-21 will include the long-time women’s golf coach, whose 30-year tenure as a head coach is the second-longest in school history behind only Jesse Haddock’s 32 seasons as the men’s golf coach. “It means a tremendous amount since it is coming from Wake Forest,” Dailey said to Triad Golf Today. “It is very humbling and heartwarming. This has given me a chance to reflect about the students I’ve had and how absolutely fortunate and grateful I am that they were talented, wonderful people and good academic students as well. “To have that kind of balance and to have those kinds of folks come through the program – they did it all, they just made me look good,” added Dailey. “It just makes me feel good I was able to be with them because I learned as much from them as I taught them.” Dailey spent three decades as Wake Forest’s women’s golf coach before retiring following the 2018 season. During her tenure, she led the Demon Deacons to 30 team titles and 38 individual titles. She
also won four ACC Championships and led the Demon Deacons to 15 NCAA Championships while being recognized with four ACC coach of the year honors. Dailey coached 27 All-Americans, 39 All-ACC selections, five ACC players of the year and four ACC freshmen of the year, including 2018 NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho. Dailey led the Demon Deacons to ACC titles in 1994, 1995, 2009 and 2010 while taking the club to an NCAA regional berth every year from 1993-2018. A member of the National Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Daily played professionally on the LPGA Tour following her graduation from college before becoming Wake Forest’s head coach in 1988. “I do miss the students; I miss the interaction of talking with them, and I miss trying to psyche them up and get them motivated,” Dailey said. “I miss just being a part of a very special place, which is Wake Forest.” Dailey still gives lessons at Wake Forest, and is spending this summer at Blowing Rock Country Club with her sister – and of course – giving golf lessons. “My sister has a place up here and I come up during the summer and play golf with her, so last fall the pro wrote me on a whim and kind of spur-of-the-moment and asked if I would be interested in teaching this summer,” she said. “I thought it would be a lot of fun. The members have just been fantastic and I just love to teach and help people to get better.”
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Can golf take advantage of much needed momentum? The lighter side of golf makes sense By DAVID DROSCHAK
ooks like the demise of golf was premature, huh Bets? Now, the big question remains: Can the sport take advantage of some much-needed momentum? Golf has been cruising across North Carolina during the COVID-19 outbreak. Staying open for play as an essential recreation piece, play is up more than 30 percent across the board with record numbers in some instances. Take Prestonwood County Club for example. The private 54-hole club in Cary, which is home to the SAS Championship Champions Tour event, has been logging some crazy numbers over the past few months. The previous record for play was 10,200 rounds in September 2015. That figure has been shattered in both April and May with Prestonwood logging more than 13,000 rounds in each month. Those numbers, while on a smaller scale, have been echoed throughout the Tar Heel state, with many daily fee courses such as Mill Creek in Mebane burning the midnight oil to keep pace. Local charity tournaments are back, too, but with some adjusting. I recently played in an event which had tee times,
not a shotgun start in order to adhere to By BETSEY MITCHELL social distancing. Worked out great on the golf course, but the “after party” certainly ell, Dro, I hate to be a killjoy, wasn’t the same. but the obstacles to the growth I’m still having a tough time with this of the game remain the same -“no touching” protocol. On the first green, time and equipment cost. I immediately took out the flag stick as our I suspect the increase in play has more group lined up our putt. I guess I was excitto do with the weekend warriors having ed since my ball was closest to the pin. Oops. more free time. They aren’t driving an hour And I’m not real clear why ball washand a half round trip to work. Working ers aren’t allowed or only from home allows for betsix people can enter the ter focus. Zoom and conferpro shop at one time, ence calls are far more effibut I can weave my way cient. Time saved is time through dozens upon added to golf time. dozens of shoppers at the I’ve said it before and grocery store. That one I’ll say it again. The golf doesn’t add up like my needs to capitalize DUELING DIVOTS industry scorecards some days. on the inherent safety of With other sports in golf compared to football, flux and many camps still closed, I’m hear- soccer, and even baseball. ing from numerous pros that first-time The most common golf injuries are juniors are hitting the range and taking up caused by repetitive use. These can be the game in staggering numbers. reduced and even eliminated with smart That’s great news for golf, as long as coaching and practice. Spend less time on we can keep some of the baseball, football, full swing and more time on the short game lacrosse and soccer players on the links and course management to improve scoring. in the coming months. It’s time for some Concussions are rare and are more likeof the game’s best minds to monetize this ly caused by a parent letting a child drive unforeseen momentum when the virus a golf cart. Kids should not be in golf carts finally vanishes.
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Challenge GC, Graham June 4 Championship Flight (11 entries) 1. William Carter, Laurinburg! 70 5. Gary Roberson, Burlington! 77 5. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 77 A Flight (16 entries) 1. Ron Brady, McLeansville! 74 B Flight (13 entries) 5. Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! 82 6. Tony Willard, Winston-Salem! 83 C Flight (14 entries) 2. Bobby Hutchison, Walnut Cove! 85 4. Kelly Brown, Kernersville! 90 6. Don Michaux, Greensboro! 91
Listing Triad area players in top half Bryan Park (Players), Brown Summit June 25 Championship Flight (8 entries) 1. Ben Yeager, New London! 75 2. Grant Hoffman, Asheboro! 76 4. Gary Roberson, Burlington! 79 4. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 79 4. Craig Cathey, Burlington! 79 A Flight (20 entries) 2. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 74 8. Moe Moriarty, High Point! 78 B Flight (18 entries) 1. Greg Martin, Whitsett! 76 3. Tony Willard, Winston-Salem! 78 3. Greg Groce, Germanton! 78 3. Mark Harper, Winston-Salem! 78 3. John Lindsay, Lexington! 78 C Flight (15 entries) 6. Rus Rilling, Madison! 88 Mill Creek GC, Mebane June 18 Championship Flight (6 entries) 1. Craig Cathey, Burlington! 74 2. Craig Sturdivant, Sanford! 74 3. Gary Roberson, Burlington! 76 Cathey birdied ﬁrst playoff hole A Flight (13 entries) 3. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 77 B Flight (10 entries) 3. Edward McNally, Graham! 81 4. Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! 82 C Flight (19 entries) 4. Rus Rilling, Madison! 86 8. Don Michaux, Greensboro! 88 Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett June 11 Championship Flight (4 entries) 1. William Carter, Laurinburg! 72 2. Craig Cathey, Burlington! 72 Carter birdied ﬁrst playoff hole A Flight (13 entries) 2. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 75 3. Howard Nemenz, Winston-Salem! 76 4. Don Tabat, Lexington! 78 B Flight (14 entries) 1. Ron Tapscott, Walkertown! +4 2. John Lindsay, Lexington! +6 3. Tony Willard, Winston-Salem! +7 B Flight rain-shortened to 15 holes C Flight (13 entries) 3. Kelly Brown, Kernersville! 5. Rus Rilling, Madison!
56th Mobipaid North Carolina Open The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis June 8-9 1. Kelly Mitchum, Southern Pines! 66-66--132 2. a-Peter Fountain, Raleigh! 69-65--134 3. a-Blake Taylor, Atkinson! 68-68--136 3. Steve Scott, Winston-Salem! 68-68--136 3. Cory Schneider, Powells Point! 66-70--136 Selected others from ﬁeld of 147 11. Jerry Haas, Winston-Salem! 71-68--139 16. Savio Nazareth, Kernersville! 70-71--141 16. a-Justin Emmons, Asheboro! 70-71--141 38. Chris Haarlow, Greensboro! 75-69--144 38. Michael Hutcheon, High Point! 74-70--144 38. Steve Isley, Oak Island! 73-71--144 47. Tommy Gibson, Mount Airy! 77-68--145 47. Davis Richards, China Grove! 72-73--145 47. a-Noah Connor, Reidsville! 71-74--145 62. Jimmy Flippen, Danville! 75-71--146 62. Brad Luebchow, Winston-Salem! 71-75--146 72. Drew Younts, Greensboro! 76-71--147 72. a-Stuart Fuller, Winston-Salem! 71-76--147 79. John Carter, Cashiers! 74-74--148
Quail Ridge, Sanford May 28 Championship Flight (9 entries) 1. Craig Sturdivant, Sanford! 73 3. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 76 A Flight (15 entries) 6. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 77 B Flight (x entries) 80 2. Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! 3. Mark Harper, Winston-Salem! 81 C Flight (14 entries) 3. Kelly Brown, Kernersville! 90
Carolinas Golf Association
60th North Carolina Amateur Championship North Ridge Country Club, Raleigh (par 70) June 18-21 1. Peter Fountain, Raleigh! 69-70-64-68--271 2. Jonathan Brightwell, Charlotte! 71-67-67-66--271 3. Spencer Oxendine, Fayetteville! 72-68-68-66--274 3. Nick Lyerly, Salisbury! 70-69-66-69--274 3. Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks! 67-69-69-69--274 3. Walker Cress, Concord! 64-68-70-72--274 3. Tim Bunten, Concord! 72-67-65-70--274 Selected others from ﬁeld of 111 9. Davis Womble, Winston-Salem! 72-68-68-69--277 10. Brandon Einstein, Clemmons! 75-72-67-65--279 10. Nicholas Mathews, Mebane! 71-66-73-69--279 13. Stuart Fuller, Winston-Salem! 71-68-67-74--280 17. Chad Wilfong, Charlotte! 72-70-72-69--283 17. Noah Connor, Reidsville! 67-77-70-69--283 30. William Buchanan, Greensboro! 73-72-71-72--288 38. Michael Childress, Salisbury! 77-70-70-74--291 43. Justin Emmons, Asheboro! 72-70-73-79--294 44. Chris Cassetta, High Point! 71-74-74-76--295 47. Jonathan Jackson, Siler City! 72-72-78-75--297 48. Jordan Smith, Summerﬁeld! 73-74-79-74--300 Note: Peter Fountain, a rising freshman at UNC, won a playoff with former UNCG standout Jonathan Brightwell with a par on the ﬁrst playoff hole, the 18th at North Ridge CC.
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5th Carolinian Amateur Keith Hills GC, Buies Creek (par 72) June 12-14 1. Tim Bunten, Concord! 72-68-67--207 2. Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks! 70-71-72--213 3. Blake McShea, Zebulon! 79-67-68--214 3. Max Green, Hilton Head Island, SC! 72-72-70--214 3. Carter Rains, Greenville, NC! 73-71-70--214 3. Garrett Risner, Holly Springs! 73-68-73--214 3. Nic Brown, Wendell! 70-70-74--214 Selected others from ﬁeld of 107 15. Dan Walters, Winston-Salem! 74-72-73--219 15. Noah Connor, Reidsville! 75-71-73--219 19. Michael Childress, Salisbury! 75-74-71--220 19. Nicholas Mathews, Mebane! 72-74-74--220
27. Chris Cassetta, High Point! 31. Jordan Smith, Summerﬁeld! 45. Stuart Fuller, Winston-Salem! 49. Avery Papalia, Kernersville! 53. Joseph Cansler, Clemmons! 53. Caden Baker, Mebane! 59. Rick Rogers, Winston-Salem! 70. Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain!
75-72-75--222 75-74-74--223 78-72-77--227 76-79-74--229 76-79-75--230 76-71-83--230 75-79-78--232 74-81-85--240
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Carolinas Women’s Amateur Championship • 94th Bermuda Run CC (East), Bermuda Run (par 72) ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • June 2-4 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Championship Division (6,241 yards) • ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 1. Anna Morgan, Spartanburg, SC! 79-72-68--219 • 2. Gina Kim, Durham! 78-74-69--221 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • Ketchum, Winston-Salem! 2. Morgan 73-74-74--221 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 4. Rachel 75-75-72--222 • Kuehn, Asheville! 5. Nicole Adam, Pinehurst! 74-76-74--224
6. Mallory Fobes, East Bend! 79-75-71--225 7. Kayla Smith, Burlington! 81-69-76--226 7. Kathryn Carson, Mooresville! 77-69-80--226 9. Callista Rice, Mars Hill! 80-75-72--227 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 10. Hailey Joy, Reidsville! 79-76-73--228 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 10. Victoria Huskey, Greenville, SC! 75-77-76--228 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Selected others from ﬁeld of 64 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 12. Emily Hawkins, Lexington! 78-78-74--230 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 16. Carrie Catherine Ganim, Greensboro! 77-80-75--232 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 16. Sasha Hayes, Winston-Salem! 78-78-76--232 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 27. Lydia Randell, Winston-Salem! 84-76-80--240 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 43. Victoria Cook, Reidsville! 85-81-83--249 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 46. Madison Isaacson, Greensboro! 84-83-84--251 47. Julie Streng, Greensboro! 86-86-80--252 47. Victoria Ladd, Greensboro! 88-86-78--252 51. Kayla Dowell, Mebane! 87-85-81--253 Carolinas Division (5,125 yards) 1. Pam Prescott, Piedmont, SC! 78-79-71--228 2. Lea Anne Brown, Mt. Pleasant, SC! 74-80-82--236 3. Patty Moore, Pinehurst! 80-79-80--238 4. Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown! 80-80-83--243 5. Kelly Whitley, Greensboro! 87-83-83--253 Selected others from ﬁeld of 20 10. Bonnie Montgomery, Jamestown! 92-86-87--265 11. Maria Malone, Greensboro! 86-94-88--268 12. Barbara Munnett, Winston-Salem! 91-93-86--270
SENIORS Pennrose Park CC June 6-7 Tony Nichols! 73-71--144 Brent Barber! 76-82--158 Jim Fargis! 79-80--159 Tab Haigler! 83-79--162 Super Seniors Steve Williams! 76-77--153 Bob Gentry! 83-73--156 Steve Manley! 85-79--164 Greensboro National Senior Mens Association Greensboro National GC (par 72) May 14 and 28 Carson Hurley! 77-75--152 David Anderson! 80-79--159 Steve Williams! 80-81--161 Terry McElfresh! 77-86--163
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CPGA Pro-Assistant Championship River Landing, Wallace June 22-23 1. Thomas Healy-Brian Joyce (Eagle Point)! 64-66--130 2. Nicholaus Beecroft-Dave Ambrose (Elk River)! 66-66--132 2. John Faidley-Tyler Bantle (Longview)! 68-64--132 2. Tag Wylie-Adam Stephenson (Treyburn)! 66-66--132 2. Matt Vick-Josh Stockwell (Pinehurst)! 68-64--132 6. Brad Luebchow (MapChase)-Luke Lovell (Kenm)! 65-68--133 6. Dennis Nicholl-Morgan Deneen (Dunes)! 68-65--133 8. Nate Eaton (CarolinaCC)-Zach Collins(NRidge)! 68-66--134 8. Clark Rose (Walnut Cr)-Rick Morton (Rock Cr)! 67-67--134 8. Adam McLaughlin-Jonathan Price (Wakeﬁeld)! 67-67--134 Selected others from ﬁeld of 77 11. Chase Adams (Forsyth)-Jerry Haas (Wake For)! 68-67--135 11. Tommy Gibson-Charles Frost (Old Town)! 68-67--135 24. Chris Haarlow (Precision)-Kirk Mitchell (May Riv)! 69-68--137 30. Savio Nazareth-Brian Schnautz (Starmount)! 70-68--138 33. Michael Broeker (LonnieP)-Ryan Fuller (Randys)! 68-71--139 46. Troy Spencer-Eric Reeves (Myers Park)! 68-73--141 68. Mary Thomas-Kent Shelton (Bermuda Run)! 76-71--147 70. Seth Covington-Samuel Randazzo (Pilot Knob)!76-72--148 76. Chris Terry-Logan Peck (Cardinal)! 73-78--151
TRIAD GOLF TODAY • JULY 2020
Ketchum adding to her wins Rising junior returns to tournament play with a bang By DAVID DROSCHAK
Photos by David Droschak
TRIAD GOLF TODAY â€¢ JULY 2020
organ Ketchum, a rising junior at Reagan High School, has gone to great lengths to perfect her golf game. During heavy downpours, the 16-year-old can be seen pounding balls in solitude on the Maple Chase Golf Club range. She even purchased a hard hat with a light attached this winter so she could practice putting in the dark after school. “How many kids would even think about doing that?” said former Wake Forest women’s golf coach Dianne Dailey, who has been instructing Ketchum the last year. “She has a passion for golf and will do whatever you ask her to do. If you tell her to sit out there and practice for 10 hours she will sit out there and practice for 10 hours. She is always the first one to get to Maple Chase and usually the last one to leave at night.” Ketchum’s return in June to tournament golf after the COVID-19 outbreak was nothing short of sensational. She finished tied for second with Duke star Gina Kim in the 94th Women’s Carolinas Amateur Championship at Bermuda Run, and then won the following week at the 24th North Carolina Junior Girls’ Championship in Lenoir. Ketchum’s match-play victory over Kayla Dowell of Mebane was accomplished in some inclement weather, a fact not lost on the talented teenager. “It rained a lot and for me I practice when it is pouring down rain,” she said. “I know a lot of people don’t like to practice in the rain so that probably helped me get the win.” During online learning throughout the COVID19 pandemic, Ketchum, an honor student whose favorite subject is math, would also spend six hours at the golf course, playing and practicing, honing her skills. “There is just always something you can improve on and something else you can learn to do,” Ketchum says about her love for the game of golf. Ketchum’s game has been on the upswing over the last 12 months. Since Dec. 28, despite a limited amount of tournaments, she has finished second in three prestigious events and won in mid June. She also won twice last summer in the span of four weeks, including the CGA Carolinas 15 & Under Championship. At Reagan High School outside of WinstonSalem, she finished sixth in the 4-A state tournament as a freshman during the school’s first state title run, and tied for eighth in 2019. “You will not find a harder working individual in this world. And I don’t mean just golf, I mean everything,” said Reagan women’s golf coach Jay Allred. “She will wake her mom up at 6:30 in the morning to take her to the golf course. And all of her school work is 98, 99 or 100. Without a doubt she would be valedictorian if she could take enough classes, but her parents limit her on how many AP classes she can take because of her golf. “She can quote you the preamble of the constitution, and when she goes to the pool she goes to www.triadgolf.com
swim laps, not lay out. She is that type of person.” Ketchum is long off the tee, carrying most drives an average of 240 yards. And now Dailey is in the process of teaching her star pupil the finer points of the game. “I’m trying to help her with more ‘feel shots’ and being a more creative player because she has mastered all the fundamentals,” Dailey said. “Her swing is good, so now I am trying to get her to be really creative around the greens with chip shots or pitch shots, how to hit trouble shots because that’s what makes you become a great player.” With Wake Forest University being closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak, instead of lessons on campus, Dailey would play rounds of golf with Ketchum or catch up with her at Maple Chase in the mornings before the course opened for play to review her mental side of the game. Prior to Ketchum’s recent victory, the two logged a few rounds at Tanglewood’s Championship course. “That’s a very demanding golf course from the white tees and she was making birdies left and right,” Dailey said. “Every time I got up to tee off I would say ‘I want to play like Morgan. I want to have birdies and be like you.’ She just smiled. It was fun. I thought to myself, ‘There really is nothing to hold her back now. She has the skills, she has put the time in; she continues to work on her short game. Overall, she is really ready to come into her own and play very well and win. That’s
why she has worked so hard. Winning is what it’s all about.” Ketchum started playing golf in Ohio at the age of 5 before her family moved to North Carolina five years ago. She recalls her first trip to the driving range as a child with her father. “My dad said I had a pretty good swing and I was making contact so he took me to the First Tee up there,” she said. The rest of Ketchum’s success over the last decade has come from her inner drive to become the best – at everything, including her art work – and her numerous coaches who have helped along her path to future stardom. “I’ll gift my art work to people and my mom will have me make things for the house, usually some paintings or with colored pencils,” she said. “I’ve loved art since pre-school.” I’ve had some great swing coaches, including Terry Taylor (First Tee of Canton), Anne Marie Goslak, Brad Luebchow and now Dianne Dailey, who have helped me get to this point,” added Ketchum. “Since I moved down here, Maple Chase and specifically Brad Luebchow has helped so much. He helped make golf fun and has helped build the junior program at Maple Chase. He has been great in getting Mallory Fobes (UNC-W), Lydia Randell (St. Andrews) and myself to play together and push each other. In addition, Anna Howerton, one of my teammates at Reagan, and I practice and play together, adding competition to our practices, which makes both of us better.” Ketchum has a full summer of tournaments lined up and then hopes she and her Reagan teammates can return to the Pfafftown campus to strive for another state title. “I’m actually more surprised she hasn’t won more,” Allred said of his No. 1 prep player. “Sometimes these talented players just see their failures instead of focusing on their successes. At Twin States, she shot a 78 in the first round and bounced back to shoot 71 in the second round. She is learning how to stay relaxed after a bad shot and move on and it shows.” “Coach Dailey has worked with her on after she makes a bogey of trying to replace it immediately with a birdie on the next hole,” Allred added. “Diane has been really good with her on her mental approach. That’s what she needs.” Dailey says it is clear Ketchum has college and pro potential in her future. “She is right there with any player I’ve ever seen at her age,” Dailey said. “A lot of it for her is believing she can do it. She is beginning to believe that because she has the skills to do it. A lot of it is that hard work you have to put in to build that foundation, and it makes it easier to believe when you are hitting good shots. The Carolinas Amateur was just huge for her. It really gave her confidence that she deserves to be out there with even the best college players. “And nobody is ever going to outwork her,” added Dailey. TRIAD GOLF TODAY • JULY 2020
Junior Golf Scoreboard CGA Twin State Girls’
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Dataw Island Club, Dataw Island, SC June 22-23, 2020 Girls Division - 6007 1 Katherine Schuster, Kill Devil Hills 73-70--143 2 Chloe Holder, Williamston, SC 71-73--144 3 Alexia Siehl, Fort Mill, SC 72-74--146 3 Emma Schimpf, Daniel Island, SC 73-73--146 5 Adrian Anderson, Murrells Inlet, SC 66-82--148 5 Ava Lucas, Raleigh 73-75--148 5 Deborah Spair, Raleigh 72-76--148 5 Grace Holcomb, Wilmington 77-71--148 5 Molly Hardwick, Lexington, SC 68-80--148 Selected Others 10 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 78-71--149 13 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 77-73--150 17 Kayla Dowell, Mebane 76-75--151
Jimmy Anderson Boys’ Invitational Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville, NC June 1-2, 2020 Boys Division - 6566 1 Adam Hunt, Columbia, SC 65-68--133 2 Tommy Lamb, Cary 70-71--141 2 Trey Crenshaw, Lancaster, SC 69-72--141 4 Clayson Good, Durham 71-71--142 5 Josh Buxbaum, Wake Forest 72-71--143 Selected Others 6 Sam Davidson, Asheboro 74-70--144 9 Ben Jordan, Greensboro 74-71--145
PKBGT Valley Girls Open Hidden Valley CC, Salem, VA June 13-14, 2020 Futures Division - 5275 1 Kathyrn Ha, Roanoke, VA 74-69--143 2 Leah Edwards, Greensboro 75-73--148 3 Grace Addison, Abingdon, VA 76-78--154 4 Makayla Grubb, Stafford, VA 76-80--156 4 Mckenzie Weddle, Floyd, VA 75-81--156 Selected Others 27 Monica Solis, Clemmons 109-100--209
71-71--142 68-74--142 70-73--143 72-75--147 75-73--148 77-73--150 78-75--153 76-77--153 82-80--162
TYGA Triad One-Day Statesville CC, Statesville, NC June 23, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6668 1 Eli Denton, Belmont 2 Mason Absher, North Wilkesboro 3 Aidan Dimakis, Lincolnton Boys 14-18 Division - 6668 1 Matteo Blanchfield, Mooresville 2 R.Cooper Diaz, Winston-Salem 3 Harrison Conrad, Cornelius Selected Others 5 Robert Gefaell, Winston-Salem 5 Chase McLaughlin, Kernersville Boys 12-13 Division - 5558 1 Hamilton Coleman, Huntersville 2 Alex Bock, Morganton 3 Connor Schenk, Raleigh Selected Others 5 Jackson Farmer, Pfafftown Girls 15-18 Division - 5558 1 Bethany Welch, Matthews Selected Others 4 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 7 Caroline Bliss, Advance Girls 12-13 Division - 5558 1 Leah Edwards, Greensboro
TRIAD GOLF TODAY • JULY 2020
Talamore, Southern Pines, NC June 22, 2020 Boys 10-12 Division - 2200 1 Ty Donnelly, Waxhaw 2 Jack DeVault, Cary 3 Owen Setters, Pinehurst 3 Vaughn Gray, Pinehurst Selected Others 6 Peyton Wyatt, Kernersville Boys 6-7 Division - 1300 1 Ryan Nash, Pinehurst 2 Brantley Auman, Asheboro 3 Kenan Turner, Randleman
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One-Day Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, NC June 22, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6489 1 Connor Brown, Cherryville 2 Eli Denton, Belmont 3 Riley Tilson, Huntersville 3 Will Hunsucker, Monroe 3 Jakob Schwartz, Charlotte Selected Others 7 Andrew Haarlow, Greensboro 7 Ben Wilson, Winston-Salem Boys 14-15 Division - 6489 1 Steven Shea, Charlotte 2 Matteo Blanchfield, Mooresville 3 Landon Merrell, Salisbury Selected Others 22 Andrew Lane, Winston-Salem Girls 14-15 Division - 5200 1 Emily Mathews, Mebane 2 Ella Kue, King Mountain 3 Kate Crawford, Charlotte Selected Others 5 Hannah Waddell, Salisbury Girls 12-13 Division - 5200 1 Sarah Walden, Archdale 2 Kellyn Arnold, Charlotte
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Coastal Carolina Classic Hackler GC, Conway, SC June 6-7, 2020 Bell National - 5721 1 Amber Mackiewicz, Virginia Beach VA 1 Kiera Bartholomew, Wake Forest 3 Kaia Wu, Princeton NJ Selected Others 8 Macie Burcham, Greensboro Futures National - 5287 1 Madison Messimer, Myrtle Beach SC 2 Emerson B. Dever, Durham 3 Abbie Daquila, Mt. Pleasant 3 Kasey McIlvaine, Raleigh Selected Others 18 Leah Edwards, Greensboro
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Siler City CC, Siler City, NC June 20, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6662 1 Alan Van Asch, Raleigh 2 Kenny Walter, Concord 3 Andrew Gallagher, Grimesland Selected Others 4 Chase Harris, Pilot Mountain Boys 13-15 Division - 6662 1 Keenan Royalty, Raleigh 2 Quinlan Polin, Cary 2 Andrew Perry, Fuquay-Varina Selected Others 4 Connor Carter, Asheboro
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17th NC Middle School Championship Longleaf G&FC, Southern Pines, NC June 20, 2020 Boys Division - 5471 1 Will Spicer, Kings Mountain 2 William Webb, Raleigh 2 Colin Salema, Matthews 2 Ethan Paschal, Fayetteville Selected Others 8 Hunter Master, Oak Ridge Girls Division - 5471 1 Emerson B. Dever, Durham 2 Saia Rampersaud, Durham 3 Leah Edwards, Greensboro Selected Others 6 Brooke Tyler, Summerfield
24th NC Junior Girls Cedar Rock CC, Lenior, NC June 16-19, 2020 Finals Morgan Ketchum d. Kayla Dowell 3&2 Semi-Finals Kayla Dowell d. Maria Atwood 20 Holes Morgan Ketchum d. Macy Pate 6&5 Quarter Finals Maria Atwood d. Leah Edwards 3&2 Kayla Dowell d. Ella Perna 4&3 Macy Pate d. Gracie Song 19 Holes Morgan Ketchum d. Kiera Bartholomew 4&3
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Deep Springs CC, Stoneville, NC June 17, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6440 1 Ben Peters, Winston-Salem 2 Andrew Haarlow, Greensboro 2 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem Selected Others 6 Harrison Hilliard, McLeansville 6 Brett Williams, Summerfield Boys 14-15 Division - 6440 1 Owen Pearce, Winston-Salem 2 Ayden Jersey, Greensboro 3 Connor Carter, Asheboro 4 Larsen Gallimore, Walnut Cove 5 Christos Katsoudas, Whitsett 6 Ford Gordon, Greensboro 9 Cody Stephens, Summerfield Boys 12-13 Division - 5200 1 Sawyer Slate, Walnut Cove 2 Seth Cayton, Summerfield 3 Mason Williams, Summerfield Girls 14-17 Division - 5200 1 Olivia Peterson, Summerfield 2 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 3 Catherine DeSiena, Oak Ridge Selected Others 5 Morgan Heilig, Liberty Triad One-Day Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC June 15, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6360 1 Liam Harris, Wake Forest 2 Davis Adams, Raleigh 3 Harrison Hilliard, McLeansville Selected Others 4 Brett Williams, Summerfield 6 Josh Fisher, Greensboro Boys 14-15 Division - 6360 1 Keenan Royalty, Raleigh 2 James Rico, Cary 3 Jace Butcher, Wake Forest Selected Others 4 Braden Gay, Winston-Salem Boys 12-13 Division - 5380 1 Hayden Magnussen, Greensboro 2 Bennett Brewer, Raleigh 3 Connor Williams, Sanford Selected Others 5 Alex Stewart, Clemmons Girls 16-18 Division - 5380 1 Laney Wessels, Sophia 2 Kyleigh Whittemore, Graham 3 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 4 Olivia Peterson, Summerfield Girls 14-15 Division - 5380 1 Caroline Wright, Greensboro 2 Kendall Tyler, Summerfield 3 Morgan Heilig, Liberty 4 Hannah Waddell, Salisbury Girls 12-13 Division - 5120 1 Leah Edwards, Greensboro 1 Madison Dial, High Point 3 Brooke Tyler, Summerfield Selected Others 4 Sadie Mecham, Winston-Salem
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Sandhills Progression Series Pinehurst #1, Pinehurst, NC June 14, 2020 12-18 Division - 2600 1 Will Brown, Fayettevile 1 Conan Bateman, Southern Pines 1 Gabe Tart, Raleigh Selected Others 6 Ethan Brown, Rockingham
Boys 8-9 Division - 1700 1 Liam King, Wake Forest 1 Dylan Wolfe, Raleigh 3 Triton Helmer, Chapel Hill 3 Jacob Hodgkins, Morrisville Selected Others 5 Jack Strickland, Greensboro 8 Jackson Meister, Greensboro Girls 10-11 Division - 2200 1 Gabriella Moorehead, Burlington 2 Emilee Miller, Fuquay Varina 3 Riley Bush, Burlington 6-7 Division - 1300 1 Blake Berrier, Kernersville
35 35 38 38 39 55 38 40 43 51
Triad Sapona Junior Sapona Ridge CC, Lexington, NC June 13-14, 2020 Boys Division - 6147 1 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 69-71--140 2 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 74-71--145 2 Garrett Hauk, Burlington 72-73--145 4 Kyle Haas, Winston-Salem 75-72--147 5 Bradley Davis, Pilot Mountain 74-74--148 5 Brodie Perry, Trinity 73-75--148 Selected Others 10 Andrew Haarlow, Greensboro 75-75--150 Girls Division - 5200 1 Elizabeth Rudisill, Charlotte 75-70--145 2 Gracie Song, Waxhaw 76-72--148 3 Sahana Mantha, Charlotte 77-81--158 4 Ella Kue, Kings Mountain 80-80--160 5 Katelyn Kenthack, Pinehurst 84-78--162 Selected Others 10 Ella Reed, Winston-Salem 94-85--179 Sandhills One-Day Sanford Municipal, Sanford, NC June 10, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6304 1 Watcharakan Chankarn, Pinehurst 2 Matthew Messenger, Raleigh 2 Supanat Rujiranan, Pinehurst Selected Others 11 Brincent Mitchell, Kernersville Boys 14-15 Division - 6304 1 Fisher Kennedy, Winston-Salem 2 Ethan Paschal, Fayetteville 3 Quinlan Polin, Cary Selected Others 5 Connor Massey, Burlington
74 77 77 88 70 74 77 80
Triad School’s Out Junior Pinewood CC, Asheboro, NC June 8-9, 2020 Boys 14-18 Division - 6316 1 Ben Jordan, Greensboro 72-68--140 2 Colin Dutton, Foxfire 73-67--140 3 Collin Adams, Charlotte 70-71--141 4 Jonathan Honeywell, 72-72--144 Whispering Pines 5 Turner Edwards, Charlotte 70-75--145 Selected Others 6 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem 72-74--146 Boys 12-13 Division - 5820 1 Hayden Magnussen, Greensboro 74-73--147 2 Mack Edwards, Charlotte 72-75--147 3 Bennett Brewer, Raleigh 74-74--148 4 James-Paul Wagner, Cary 83-74--157 5 Connor Williams, Sanford 88-81--169 6 Brendan Wright, Winston-Salem 86-93--179
Bojangles Junior Open 38 38 38 42
Tots One-Day The Country Club at Wakefield Plantation Raleigh, NC June 14, 2020 Boys 12 Division - 2200 1 Chase Duncan, Raleigh 33 2 Brendan Queen, Greensboro 38 3 Holton Mody, Chapel Hill 39 Boys 10-11 Division - 2200 1 Peyton Wyatt, Kernersville 36 2 Jack DeVault, Cary 37 2 Stephen Eastman, Raleigh 37
Cutter Creek GC, Snow Hill, NC June 6-7, 2020 Boys Division - 6890 1 Colin Salema, Matthews 71-70--141 2 Michael LaSasso, Raleigh 72-69--141 3 Cameron Hardison, Greenville 70-72--142 4 Aidan Browning, Charlotte 75-68--143 4 Jack Boyer, Greensboro 72-71--143 4 Josh Lendach, Raleigh 76-67--143 Selected Others 7 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 73-71--144
The River GC, Louisburg, NC June 6, 2020 Boys 10-12 Division - 2200 1 Mark DeVault, Cary 2 Brendan Queen, Greensboro 3 Jack DeVault, Cary
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Boys (High School, graduation year) 1 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2020) 2 Caden Baker, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2021) 3 Charlie Barr, Salisbury (Cannon School, 2021) 4 Sam Davidson, Asheboro (Asheboro HS, 2020) 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 Garrett Hauk, Burlington (Williams HS, 2021) 10 Mack Pearsall, Greensboro (Page HS, 2020) 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 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville (Rockingham County, 2020) 5 Trinity Muthomi, Kernersville (East Forsyth HS, 2022) 6 Kayla Dowell, Mebane (Alamance Christian, 2021) 7 Anna Howerton, Kernersville (Reagan HS, 2023) 8 Victoria Cook, Reidsville (Rockingham HS, 2020) 9 Ellen Yu, High Point (N/A, 2026) 10 Becca Connolly, Winston-Salem (Reynolds HS, 2020) Source: Tarheel Youth Golf Association as of 6/1/20
Boys 7-9 Division - 1700 1 Trent Lewis, Morehead City 2 Elijah Hodges, Rougemont 3 Jackson Meister, Greensboro 4 Brantley Auman, Asheboro Girls 10-12 Division - 2200 1 Emilee Miller, Fuquay Varina 2 Nadeen Elkassem, Raleigh 3 Gabriella Moorehead, Burlington 4 Riley Bush, Burlington
56 60 62 63 49 51 52 54
Triad One Day Cedarbook CC, Elkin, NC June 3, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6374 1 Turner Edwards, Charlotte 2 Langdon Aronson, Raleigh 3 Jack McCarthy, Bermuda Run Selected Others 4 Brincent Mitchell, Kernersville 5 Huston Hall, Elkin Boys 14-15 Division - 6374 1 Connor Warren, Spruce Pine 2 James Owings, Elkin 3 Michael Schaal, Chapel Hill Selected Others 5 Brady Hall, Elkin Boys 12-13 Division - 5207 1 Mack Edwards, Charlotte 2 Tate Duensing, Durham 3 Connor Williams, Sanford Selected Others 4 Aiden Thigpen, Summerfield Girls 15-18 Division - 5207 1 Anna Howerton, Winston-Salem 2 Mary-Paige King, Clemmons 3 Kaitlyn McDonell, Winston-Salem 3 Sarah Stewart, Kernersville Girls 12-14 Division - 5207 1 Macy Pate, Boone 2 Sadie Mecham, Winston-Salem 3 Elizabeth Pritchard, Charlotte Selected Others 5 Hillary Gong, Pfafftown
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CALENDAR All listings are based on submissions by clubs and correspondence. To list your tournament free email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-924-1619.
Carolinas Golf Association Selected events; complete schedule at carolinasgolf.org • 910-673-1000
Men/Women USGA Qualifying 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. Women’s Mid-Amateur Sectional, CCNC Dogwood course, Pinehurst. Aug. 17 – U.S. Mid-Amateur Sectional, Carolina CC, Raleigh.
CGA Seniors/Super Seniors 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 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.
Mail to: W-S Recreation Department, Attn: Katie Thomas. P.O. Box 2511 W-S, N.C. 27
CGA Mixed Events
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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 Mid-Amateur, 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. 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.
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. www.triadgolf.com
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. Nov. 21-22 – 23rd Carolinas Interclub Final Four, course TBA.
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. Sept. 19-20 – Goodyear Invitational Two-Man, Goodyear GC, Danville. 434-797-1909. 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.
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. Laid-Back Golfers Tour July 25-26 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, 434-792-3728 • Men/Women All-Ages 36 holes stroke play. Ages 16-over. High Flights pre-determined by handicap Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416. Tees determined by hdc/age formula Aug. 1-2 – 59th annual Chatmoss Invitational, July 15 – Pine Knolls GC, Kernersville Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in July 29 – Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648. Aug. 3 – Country Hills, Gibsonville Aug. 7-9 – 73rd Forsyth Championships, Aug. 17 – Forest Oaks GC, Gibsonville Reynolds Park GC, Pine Knolls GC, Aug. 31 – Southern Hills GC, Danville Tanglewood (Championship). Medal play in Sept. 15 – Deep Springs CC, Stoneville flights. Limited to Forsyth County residents. Sept. 29 - Quaker Creek GC, Mebane Bobby Hege 336-416-3289. Oct. 12 – Caswell Pines GC, Yanceyville Aug. 8-9 – Holly Ridge Charity Classic in Oct. 26 – Bryan Park GC (Players), Brown memory of John Ridge and Jerry Davis, Holly Summit Ridge GL, Archdale. Medal play in flights. Nov. 9 – Chatmoss CC, Martinsville Optional shootout on Aug. 7. 336-861-4653. Nov. 23 – Goodyear GC, Danville Aug. 15-16 – Crooked Tree Amateur, Crooked Golfweek Amateur Tour Tree GC, Brown Summit. Medal play in flights. 336-656-3211. 252-864-9161 Aug 28-30 – Asheboro City Amateur, Asheboro June 29 – Greensboro CC (Farm), Greensboro Municipal, Holly Ridge GL, Pinewood CC. (Randolph County residents only). 336-625-4158. Sept. 26-27 — Steve Welch Fall Classic, Asheboro Municipal GC. Medal play in flights. The Forsyth Golf Championships are organized and Also super senior division for ages 65-over. 336-625-4158. conducted by the City of Winston-Salem
For the latest tournament schedule, now updated daily, go to www.triadgolf.com then click on Tournaments 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
Senior Amateur Tour (ages 50-over) 336-303-6737 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)
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Recreation and Parks Department in collaboration Senior Individual
the County Golf Courses. The Forsyth Julywith 11-12 – Forsyth Joe Wood Memorial, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin. Medal play flights ages 55-over. Championship was in founded in 1947 and is one of 336-835-2320. the oldest continuous municipal golf tournaments July 11-12 – Danville Invitational, Danville GC, in the southeast. The Junior Championship was Va.. Medal play in flights. Super Senior divistarted in 1952 while the Senior Championship sion also, depending on entries. began in 1961. 434-792-7225. July 25-26 – 9th annual Davidson County For more information, pictures, rules, champions, Senior Amateur, Lexington GC. Ages 55-over. tee times and scores, please visit: 59th Senior 68th Junior 73rd Forsyth Medal play in flights. www.weplay.ws 336-248-3950. Championship Championship Championship July 25-26 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, email inquiries: email@example.com August 27, August 27, 2020 August 11,2020 2020 August 7, 2020 36 holes stroke play. Ages 55-over. High Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416. Pine Knolls Golf Club Pine Club Reynolds Park Golf Course PineKnolls Knolls Golf Club Aug. 27-28 – 59th Forsyth Seniors, Pine Knolls August 28, August 28, 2020 August 12,2020 2020 August 8, 2020 GC and Maple Chase G&CC. Limited to Maple Chase Golf Country Club Pine Knolls Golf Club Maple Chase Golf Tanglewoodand Reynolds Forsyth County residents 50-over with play in age divisions. Bobby Hege 336-416-3289. and Country Club Course August 9, 2020
2020 TOURNAMENTS 2020 Tournaments 59th Senior Championship
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. 336248-3950. Aug. 8-9 – Madison-Mayodan Rotary Four-Ball Invitational, Deep Springs CC, Madison. 336-427-0950.
August 13, 2020
68thReynolds JuniorPark Championship Golf Course Championship Course
August 11, 2020 *Must bePine a Forsyth Knolls County Golf ClubResident August 12, 2020 rules, champions, For more information, pictures, Reynolds Course tee times and Tanglewood, scores, please visit: www.weplay.ws August 13, 2020 Email inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org Reynolds Park Golf Course
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CALENDAR Sept. 14 – 12 Oaks CC, Holly Springs Sept. 24 – Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst
Captain’s Choice Aug. 22 – Boley Invitational Charity Golf Tournament (Proceeds To Parkinson’s Foundation), Goodyear GC, Danville, Virginia, Mark Boley email@example.com. 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.
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 June 30 – TYGA Triad One Day, Reynolds Park GC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 1 – TYGA 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, 910-2956816 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. July 14-16 – CGA Dogwood Girls’ State Junior, 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.
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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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Triad Amateur Golf Classic
at High Point Country Club’s Willow Creek Course
Saturday-Sunday, July 25-26 Men and Senior Divisions
Friday, July 24 - Practice Round ($25 for cart & range balls) Saturday, July 25 - Round 1 with tee times beginning at 9:30 am Sunday, July 26 - Final round with tee times beginning at 9:30 am Lunch served Saturday & Sunday between 11 am & 3 pm
Pricing 6 holes................ $9 12 holes............$18 18 holes............$21 2251 US Highway 64 East, Mocksville, NC ColinCreekGolf.com
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$175 per player. Includes: ✸ Green fees for three rounds ✸ Cart fee for two tournament rounds All players must ride in cart during tournament rounds
✸ Range balls for three rounds
COMPETITIONS Men’s Open - ages 16 and over Senior Men - ages 55 and over Tournament is a CGA points 2 multiplier in the Open Division and a 1 multiplier in the Senior Division Based on age as of July 25, 2020. There must be at least 6 entries to hold a division.
✸ Lunch Saturday and Sunday ✸ Tee gift ✸ Locker room use and bag storage ✸ P rizes: Gift certificates to top 25% of field in each division and trophies to winner of each division
Mail entry fee of $175 payable to High Point Country Club: Triad Amateur Golf Classic, High Point CC, 916 Abbots Creek Church Road, High Point, NC 27265 Include name, address, email address, handicap index, age as of July 25, 2020, and division entered. For more info: 336-869-2416 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.triadgolf.com
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 Damiel Meggs Memorial, 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. 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 11- 13 – Forsyth Junior, Tanglewood Reynolds, Pine Knolls, Reynolds Park, Boys/ Girls Forsyth County Residents, Bobby Hege 336-416-3289. 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.
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