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Wake Forest University alum Jay Haas honorably serves as Primland Resort’s “Golf Ambassador,” testament to the exceptional condition and design of The Highlands Course, a Blue Ridge Mountains masterpiece designed by Englishman Donald Steel. Haas has won nine times on the PGA Tour and 18 times as a Champions Tour member, and knows first-class golf. Some golfers at Primland Resort in Meadows of Dan, Va., don’t even keep score. No need to as golf seems secondary at times to the layout’s breathtaking views that rival any along the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway. “The beauty of the course brings you back to reality,” said Primland Resort director of golf and recreation Brian Alley. “The score is not the topic when people come in after their round; it is the views. “We have three main things to sell – great architecture, great views and great playing conditions,” added Alley. “And you don’t have to be the best golfer in the world to appreciate those things.” And while Haas is a big-time Primland Resort fan, discover The Highlands Course for yourself this year. There’s never been a more value laden time for it. Home to luxury tree houses, top-notch F&B, The Luxuriant Spa, and many outdoor and family activities, Primland Resort is offering a specially priced bundle of 2020 golf rounds – 12 rounds for $1,800. That’s a savings of more than $1,000 off peak season green fees, and the rounds are good AprilAugust, Sunday - Friday. So get three buddies, or another couple, or even your company, to pony up together. World-class golf amid Blue Ridge Mountains splendor awaits. For more details: call 276.222.3827 or visit https://primland.com/offerspackages/golf-packages/. Packages are limited so act now.
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A Ross Trilogy Architect Kyle Franz ready to add Southern Pines Elks Golf Club to list of Sandhills successes By DAVID DROSCHAK
ith dozens of Donald Ross-designed golf courses scattered across the state of North Carolina from Asheville to Wilmington, golf enthusiasts have debated for decades the best of the best. One Ross course that has often flown under the radar has been the Southern Pines Elks Golf Club, especially over the last decade as the maintenance budget has dwindled on an historic layout designed more than a century ago. Potential buyers have come and gone – including prestigious McConnell Golf -- only to see deals fall apart at the 11th hour. There is now another serious suitor, and a closing on the property is expected to be executed soon. On Dec. 17, members of the Southern Pines Elks Club voted to sell “substantially all the assets” of the golf course property to Kaveri Investments, an investment group whose partners include Kelly Miller, the CEO of nearby Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club and Mid Pines Resort -- two other spectacular original Ross designs. . “I’ve always really loved the Southern Pines course,” Miller said. “It’s a phenomenal routing and one of the really cool creations by Ross. When I first moved to the area in 1981 there was a group of us guys that rotated playing between Pine Needles and Southern Pines and Whispering Pines, so I played a fair amount of golf there. “I even played in the National Elks Tournament there, which I won so many years ago,” added Miller. “In the last 15 years or so we tried to see if we could do something with them and it didn’t work out, and 2-3 years ago we also did a presentation and thought we had finally done something, and I don’t know what happened with it. So it has been a series of a little bit of disappointments with not being able to get anything done.” Continued on page 7 Photos by David Droschak
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trees,” Miller said. “A lot of them just got planted and kind of distract from the real view, especially around the The deal involving Miller’s group would keep many of the Elks member lake on Nos. 8, 9 11. We may even clear out all the trees to provide some traditions in place, but there is also really cool vistas. You have the height some big plans on the horizon once to look out over the lake. To me the deal is closed. it’s really exciting.” Ross restoration expert “The golf course has the Kyle Franz, who is now opportunity to have sort working on a Ross project of cross property vistas at Raleigh Country Club, more than anyplace else is expected to be hired you see around here to work his architectural with the possible excepmagic at the 1906 laytion of Pinehurst No. out. The Ross restora4,” added Franz. “But tion work by Franz at the course also has sort of Mid Pines and then Pine an intimate feel to it too, Needles has drawn critical where it doesn’t need to be acclaim from wide circles in as sweeping and open as No. the golfing community. Kyle Franz 4. There are some really cool “I’ve been in love with that property for years and years and views across the lake and across the years, going all the way back to when property. Even more so since you have so many holes around it instead I worked on Pinehurst No. 2 more of a couple like you do at No. 4.” than a decade ago,” Franz said of the Miller says Franz will likely start Southern Pines course. “It’s a propwork on the course this coming winerty we couldn’t be any more excited ter and mirror a similar construction to do whatever Kelly and Co. would process that was accomplished at Mid like to achieve over there. “It’s amazing to me that the prop- Pines Resort. “We’ll be working on tees, fairerty feels like it is out in the wilderways, approaches, bunkers – get all ness, considering it is right in the heart of the city,” added Franz. “It has beautiful terrain and obviously the lakes gives it a really great vibe, and the fact that it is so well preserved, the routing has never really been tinkered with and it is really the foundation of Ross. I remember my old boss (famed architect) Tom Doak saying he thought it was a rookie architect or a young architect’s dream come true to work on that course. It is going to be a lot of fun.” The Southern Pines Elks Golf Club measures just 6,354 yards from the tips, but plays much longer. There are three par 3s on the front nine and there is just one hole – the 542-par 5th hole – that measures more than 500 yards. “It has tremendous topography in terms of changes in elevations and lots of rolling hills,” Miller said. “There are very few holes there that are flat. You can see some of these little Ross features that have now grown over time.” A large lake in the center of the property borders a half dozen holes and adds additional character to an already accomplished layout. “One of the things that needs to be done is cutting down of a lot of www.triadgolf.com
that stuff done during the winter time – so the look of it will change this coming winter,” Miller said. “Then the summer of 2021 we would go in and work on the greens. There are number of greens there – maybe four or five -- that kind have been altered significantly by John LaFoy in the 1990s where we would have to come back in and start from scratch. But a lot of the other greens are really in pretty cool shape that we would modify just a little bit. It will take us until September 2021 to where we are done with it all.” “Yes, there are a few greens that are just out of character with the original Ross style,” added Franz. “However, we were able to find some plans to show cross-sections of what they were compared to what the heights are today so that gives us some flexibility to do some cool stuff.” The course is “short” by today’s standards, but adding length is not necessarily a goal of the Franz restoration. “There is plenty of acreage out there,” Franz said. “The way I always look at it is we’re not trying to chase length just for length purposes; we
just want the holes to play the way Ross originally intended. That’s my goal. “We really have no desire to go over there and make it a 7,000-yard course,” added Miller. “It will be what it is, which is a really cool and fun golf course where Ross was the master, where it’s fun for the average golfer yet a challenge for a good player.” Franz is excited to tackle yet another Ross gem in his backyard. Franz is from Oregon, but Miller convinced the upstart architect to move into a house adjacent to the 18th tee at Pine Needles. Needless to say, Southern Pines Elks Golf Club will get the “personal touch” by Franz. “There is not a weak hole on the property,” Franz said. “They are sound golf holes all the way through. We would like to center in on the period of architecture that Ross was most active. It will be one wing of his style that we haven’t done yet. I was always committed to doing whatever project came first, so it was Mid Pines, Pine Needles and now here we are in the early 1900s at Southern Pines. I can’t wait to get started.”
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Operation 36 Golf North Carolina-based firm making a world-wide name for itself By BRAD KING
ernersville’s Peyton Wyatt started playing golf two years ago when he was 7 years old. After he immediately began showing progress, Peyton told his father, “Dad, I want to get into some tournaments.” With his son playing in his first few competitions, father Alex Wyatt met a few other parents who told him about Operation 36 Golf, a North Carolina-based, on-course development model and coaching program. Operation 36 is designed to take a beginner from their very first round of golf to becoming a lifelong golfer. Beginners play nine holes starting 25 yards from each green in events run by a facility’s professional staff. The challenge is to shoot par 36 — by taking four strokes or fewer on each hole. Once the golfer shoots 36 or better, they progress to Division 2, and start 50 yards from each green. All progress is tracked in the Operation 36 Mobile App. The challenge continues until the golfer can shoot par 36 from all 10 divisions — with the final division being 3,200+ yards for nine holes. Peyton and his sister, Emma, who is 8 years old, started participating in Operation 36 at The Cardinal by Pete Dye in Greensboro. Last March, McConnell Golf transitioned The Cardinal from a private club into a semi-private facility, and the club introduced Operation 36 Golf soon thereafter. The Cardinal professional Logan Peck said he uses much of what Operation 36 provides on its Website, but he also incorporates a lot of his own twists as well, such as getting the golfers on flight scope and getting their yardages. “But it’s doing a lot of games, warm-ups,” Peck said. “I have learned playing is becoming a lot more fun than practice and just hitting range balls. They love breaking 36 and moving to the next level and feeling that level of accomplishment. Continued on page 11
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Operation 36 from page 10 “I use the Website and log in their practice sessions and events with me, and they can do their own individual practices and play dates,” Peck said. “Most practices are just getting them to show their grip, posture, etc., and then play games to make it fun, you then check off all the tasks they needed to pass each rank.” Designed through a decade-plus of study and experimentation, Operation 36 Golf is the brainchild of a pair of PGA professionals, Ryan Dailey and Matt Reagan, who first teamed up to start a long-term junior golf development program at Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek. Their original goal was to increase family participation at the golf course with a focus on developing the juniors as athletes first, as well. Several incarnations later, they arrived at Operation 36 — an on-course development model with a 6-Rank curriculum program in which students and parents track their progress via an app, while professionals can interact with a student’s progress online and keep them motivated outside of class. “It sounds a lot easier than it is,” Alex Wyatt said. “It’s a great program that I have recommended to a lot of people. They have a great little group of friends. One girl, who is among the best 12-year olds maybe in the state, has been a tremendous influence on my daughter.” The program has gained widespread popularity during the past several years, growing to more than 525 facilities in eight countries and approaching 30,000 participants. Thirty-three clubs in North Carolina (46 total in the Carolinas) are currently using Operation 36, including 10 in the Triangle and five in the Triad. Other notable courses in the Carolinas include Colleton River, Pinehurst Resort, Kiawah Island and Greensboro Country Club. Operation 36 is based on a fun and structured plan to introduce beginning adults and juniors to playing the game on the course, with technology to support the entire experience. “Operation 36 is just a way better structured program,” said PGA Tour winner and Operation 36 parent William McGirt. “(With) the progression through the yardages and being play-based, everything is focused around playing golf.” During their odyssey, Dailey and Reagan have been recognized for their efforts by receiving the 2013 and 2014 Carolinas PGA Youth Player www.triadgolf.com
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Development awards, as well as being voted best teachers in the state of North Carolina by Golf Digest in 2018 and 2019. Old North State Club, a Tom Faziodesigned private club along a 2 ½-mile peninsula of Badin Lake in New London, didn’t run an Operation 36 junior program, but the club boasted roughly a dozen men and the remainder women among its 40 participants. “The program, I feel, was primarily geared towards engaging youth in golf,” said Old North State golf pro Adam Davey. “At our facility, we don’t have many juniors who live out here full-time so (professional) Danielle (Haislip-Allen) and I kind of took the program and modified it somewhat. It’s a great program in that you can tailor it to your specific needs.” Old North State engaged in a three-month program, offering each participant a class every week, running three separate time slots to keep a low student-teacher ratio along with several on-course Operation 36 9-hole events that ran concurrently with the classes. There was a final presentation and cocktail event at the end. The classes would have a specific focus each week that would attempt to allow the students to pass their oncourse, nine-hole events; shooting 36 or less gross for nine holes from a designated yardage on each hole. “Obviously, we don’t expect our golfers to all of a sudden be able to shoot even par on the front side from the red tees, but we saw a huge benefit that stu-
dents were focusing on their short game and scoring better as a consequence,” Davey said. “We didn’t entirely neglect the longer clubs, but we beat chipping and pitching and putting to a pulp.” “I rarely missed what turned out to be one-and-a-half long sessions two times a week for, I believe, for eight weeks,” said Old North State member Brenda Niparts. The Niparts moved to Badin Lake about 17 years ago and Brenda joined the Women’s Golf Association, but she says golf was never a chief priority. Niparts says Operation 36 has jumpstarted her interest in the game. “We always got help with our individual needs through a variety of techniques and games,” she said. “There was plenty of opportunity for questions. My favorite
parts were the days that we started at either 25, 50, 75, or 100 yards on each hole, and hole out from there. We then entered our score into our app on our phone and if we did not meet the expected score, we had to do it again.” Niparts added that more than once she overheard her husband telling his friends how much time she was devoting to golf. “Some of our better women golfers remarked to me that they could see much improvement in my game when we played on our regular play days,” Niparts said. Indeed, at the end of the season she was named “Most Improved.” “I hope to start again this spring and I encourage all the beginners and the experienced golfers to join,” she said. “There really is something for everyone.” Another Old North State member, Ann Piehl, and her husband, Don, have lived at Uwharrie Point and been members of the Old North State Club for 17 years. She signed up for the full Operation 36 course and attended all but a couple of the sessions. “I especially liked the swing lessons that moved from putting to irons to fairway woods and drivers,” Piehl said. “I think the biggest attribute to the whole program was that it motivated me to come out to the range and also to play more rounds of golf in order to practice many of the drills we were taught.” Back at The Cardinal, Alex Wyatt said Operation 36 has made learning a challenging game much more enjoyable for his son. “A year ago, before Operation 36, Peyton would get frustrated when he shot 50 to 55, now he gets frustrated when he shoots 40 to 45. It’s been a nice turnaround,” Wyatt said.
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A determined pair of ladies return mountain course to its former luster By BRAD KING
rett Miller has worn many hats in the Carolinas golf industry. He’s a lifetime member of the PGA of America and former longtime president of the Great Smokies Mountain Golf Association, the area’s regional co-op of golf course owners promoting golf tourism. Miller also played collegiately at Western Carolina University, where he was team captain and a threetime All Southern Conference selection, and is a member of the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Today, his company, MMA Golf, which Miller founded in 1996, focuses on buyer and seller brokerage, and consultation in the southeast region, where Miller works with a wide variety of clubs and owners. Miller says he has worked for just a few women in ownership positions at golf facilities during his three decade-plus golf course consulting and brokerage career — and all were involved through male family members or inheritances. So, when Reems Creek Golf Club in the heart of Weaverville, N.C. — 10 minutes north of downtown Asheville and picturesquely carved into the valley of the Blue Ridge mountain range — came up for sale last year through a bankruptcy, Miller assumed the deal would eventually be settled by either a closure, or a typical purchase by a local businessman or golf course industry professional.
New Reems Creek owners Pam Faerber (left) and Summer Greene. Photo provided by Reems Creek Golf Club. But then, developers began discussing the idea of purchasing the golf course, closing it and instead developing more product for the area’s red-hot residential market. That was when a pair of determined women, Summer Greene and Pam Faerber, stepped forward and grabbed the reins. Greene and Faerber had recently retired and followed their dream of moving to a golf course com-
munity, between holes No. 13 and 14 at Reems Creek. Theirs was one of about 200 homes in the community nestled on 130 pristine acres. Reems Creek Golf Club was designed by Hawtree & Sons, a British firm that sculpted a layout reminiscent of the look and feel of the Scottish Highlands, including wall-to-wall bentgrass, in a relaxed and secluded setting that captures the area’s splendor and rustic beauty. The strategic holes offer plenty of elevation change, doglegs, blind shots and beautiful views, along with beautifully manicured greens and breathtaking views. Reems Creek tests your course management, along with your physical fitness with its sloping fairways and elevated greens. Yet during the past few years, the golf course — which is semi-private and has averaged 23,000 rounds, based on a season that runs from April to early November — had lost its luster. Most of the bunkers had become unplayable and not maintained. After heavy rains, many low points on the course were becoming water logged. The owner, Warrior Custom Golf, which had a golf equipment business and owned approximately 15 golf courses around the country, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in early 2019. Enter Greene and Faerber. “If the course had been sold to a developer, it would have been devastating to the community and local golfers,” Greene said. “So, this is what our retirement now looks like. We’ve never owned a golf course or run a golf course, so we’re approaching this from new perspective.” Greene and Faerber closed the deal on the last day of 2019 and jumped feet first into renovations of the golf course, as well as the clubhouse. They are in the process of turning 35 sand traps into grass bunkers, with fescue grass, pompous grass or wildflowers, and have recently finished a major storm water, drainage and sinkhole project. They ground down all the tree roots on the cart paths, and a new fleet of golf carts with GPS is nearing arrival. “It’s a new day at Reems Creek,” Greene said. In addition, the new owners have just gutted the 4,000-square-foot clubhouse and are planning to triple the size of the bar, renovate the kitchen, reduce the footprint of the pro shop from 1,500 square feet to 800, and change the formal restaurant seating to more living room or family kitchen style. They are also busy constructing a 6-foot, linear, two-sided fireplace as a signature piece, and adding a fire pit and casual seating, so members and guests can enjoy the amazing sunset views. Greene said their goals are to focus on “pub grub” type food and alcohol sales. They are also adding craft draft beer to the bar menu. “The previous owner just did cans and bottles,” she said. “We will have very limited menu but have theme dinners monthly – making it a place for people to hang out after golf or early dinner and enjoy comfortable relaxing atmosphere.” Continued on page 15
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Greene said they are only stocking basic goods such as tees, divot tools, balls, hats gloves, towels and some polo shirts in the pro shop. A grand re-opening at Reems Creek is planned in March. “This is quite inspirational to all for the game of golf,” said Miller, who worked with Greene and Faerber in their acquisition of Reems Creek. “They were very thorough in their investigation of the property and the ramifications if it was repurposed in a negative way. They took the lead, as their passion for the community is unsurpassed.” Greene and Faerber also recently hired Diane McHeffey as the club’s new director of golf and teaching pro. Recognized as the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional National Teacher of the Year, McHeffey was founder of the WNC Junior Golf Association, has coauthored golf lessons and tips with Dottie Pepper as well as Meg Mallon, and most recently served as head professional of the Newport Vermont Country Club. In the past 30 years, McHeffey has played on the LPGA Women’s Future Golf Tour, served as head professional at the Sombrero Country Club in the Florida Keys, and at one point owned her own 26-acre golf and game facility in Hendersonville. At Reems Creek, she will be teaching privately as well as offering clinics, league play and just plain fun stuff. McHeffey said her plan is to make golf at Reems Creek more inclusive and introduce new people to the sport because, “we believe golf is good for the whole family.” “The previous reputation of this course was it was not women friendly,” Greene said. “I experienced that first hand when we moved here last year. We wanted to send a message to the women in the area — we have 170 LPGA amateurs in our local chapter — that we were serious about engaging them.” Greene said Reems Creek started with zero members, yet within the first month had 45 founding members. “They were paid in full based on blind faith and a vision,” she said. “The winds of change are taking place in golf, with women like Summer and Pam blazing the trail,” Miller said.
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Asheboro Country Club starts new chapter in rich history By STEVE HUFFMAN
sheboro Country Club is under new ownership and management, a move those affiliated with the golf course hope brings stability and improvements. “The excitement among the locals is big,” said Lee Souther, the course’s superintendent. “The word is getting out that good things are happening here.” Souther isn’t saying exactly who owns the course, other than that it’s an area individual who wants to remain anonymous and let improvements to the once-proud facility speak for themselves. “We’ve been given the green light to fix the things that need to be fixed,” Souther said. “I’m excited to be in a position where I feel improvements are happening.” Asheboro Country Club, opened in 1944 and re-designed by architect Jim Bivins, has had a rocky history in recent years. Warrior Golf Management was the most recent owner. The company had purchased the facility out of bankruptcy in 2010. Prior to that, the course was owned by Carolina Fairways LLC, a group that purchased it in 2001. But Warrior itself declared bankruptcy about a year ago, and Green Golf Partners, a course management and development company based out of Danville, Ind., had been overseeing the operation since. Souther said Green Golf Partners was largely a hands-off operation. The new owner, he said, closed on the purchase earlier this year. Souther said the sale includes about 180 acres and a pro shop, ball room, bar and meeting room. At the center of the course is a 22-acre spring-fed lake. Souther, 37, came to Asheboro Country in May 2018 when Warrior still owned the course. Despite his relative youth, he’s got about 20 years invested in golf course management and maintenance, having served as superintendent or assistant superintendent at such courses as Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C., New River Golf Club in Beaufort, Cherokee Plantation in Yemassee, S.C., and The Links at Mulberry Hill in Edenton. Souther said Asheboro Country Club has been in need of some tender loving care for quite some time. “It had been let go, and that’s what I like, coming in and returning things to the 18
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way they once were,” he said. Souther said prior to the most recent change in ownership, fixing and repairing was a tough undertaking. The course, he said, lacked the equipment needed for even some of the most basic maintenance. “We’ve got tons of new equipment now,” he said. “I can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel. I’m excited about the new owner and all the changes he’s got planned.” For the time being, Souther is concentrating his efforts on the course’s tee boxes and bentgrass greens, places where improvements are most critical and obvious. He said improvements are also in the works to the course’s irrigation system. Other improvements soon coming to the course, Souther said, will be a cart barn and a covered structure where weddings and similar undertakings can be held. The facility’s new name – Asheboro Country Club and Event Center – reflects those planned changes. One thing the course hasn’t suffered, Souther said, is a lack of play. The course has always remained relatively busy, he said, with 16,000 to 18,000 rounds played
per year. Souther said he hopes improvements to the course will bump that number higher. He noted that on a recent weekday morning, 60 golfers had already either teed off or booked tee times by 11 a.m., a number that has him optimistic good things are in store for the course. “We’ve always had a loyal following,” Souther said. “The locals want to see the course succeed.” Steve Henderson is one of those locals. He has been a member of the country club since about 1990 and is a member of “The Gangsome,” a group whose members get together two or three times a week to play. There are some pretty good golfers in the bunch, Henderson said, but the main reason they congregate, and play is for the camaraderie and good-natured kidding they share with one another. The group’s membership has ebbed and flowed, maxing out at about 24 golfers, but falling off significantly at other times. The rise and fall, Henderson said, is largely associated with the condition of the course. No one, he said, enjoys playing a tract that isn’t well maintained.
“We’ve had our ups-and-downs with prior management,” Henderson said of the work that’s gone into keeping Asheboro Country Club a quality course. He said he and other gangsome members are optimistic the course has turned a corner with its new ownership. “They’re trying to capture back the beauty of the place,” Henderson said. Henderson is a semi-retired forester. He’s so committed to seeing the course succeed that he’s taken a job working there two or three days a week, helping in any way he can. “I wanted to come out and help pretty it up again,” is the way Henderson explained it. He said he feels basics like improving the irrigation system, a commitment to a chemical application plan and a renovation of the clubhouse will go a long way toward seeing that dream become a reality. “I just see it being good for the golfing community,” Henderson said. “Folks are itching for the golf season to return so they can come back around and get back to playing at Asheboro Country Club.” www.triadgolf.com
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N.C. A&T bringing MEAC Championship to Bryan Park member of the MEAC more than 50 years ago. The move to the Big South will be a n its next to last year in the Midstep up in competition and exposure for Eastern Athletic Conference, North both A&T men’s and women’s golf proCarolina A&T will serve as host grams. Campbell University won to the league golf championboth divisions in 2019. ships. A&T is the second MEAC The Aggies, in only member to switch to the Big their fourth year of fieldSouth in recent years, foling a golf program, will lowing Hampton in 2018. entertain their conferThe Aggies will form ence foes at Bryan Park’s new rivalries with inChampions Course on state programs at High April 13-15. Point, Gardner-Webb and “When we started UNC Asheville as well as the golf programs, havCampbell. The other league ing the MEAC come here members are Winthrop, for their championship was Longwood, USC Upstate, a goal we set,” said A&T coach Radford, Presbyterian and Richard Watkins Charleston Southern. Richard Watkins. “For North Carolina A&T men’s golf to Field set for Bryan National have an opportunity to showcase the magnificent and challenging golf course One week before the MEAC champiat Bryan Park is a great step in the right onship, Bryan Park will be the venue for direction for the program. We are super one of the top women’s golf tournaments excited about having the MEAC come to of the spring. Greensboro.” Wake Forest and UNCG serve as coThis will be the first championship hosts of the 23rd annual Bryan National outside of Savannah, Ga., since the Collegiate on the Champions Course on MEAC reinstated men’s golf in 2014. April 5-7. Augusta University won last year’s Wake Forest dominated the 2019 event at Crosswinds Golf Club. Only six tournament, setting an ACC record for of the league’s 11 schools fielded golf the lowest 54-hole scoring record at teams with Bethune-Cookman placing 34-under par. second, Savannah State third and A&T Jennifer Kupcho, now on the LPGA fourth. Tour, and Emilia Migliaccio were coIn February, the Big South medalists. Conference announced that A&T was North Carolina was second, 32 shots joining its league for the 2021-22 acaoff the Demon Deacons’ blistering pace. demic year. A&T had been a founding N.C. State was third and Charlotte
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fourth in the 16-team field. Those top four will be back along with UNCG in this year’s 17-team field. The others are Virginia, Georgetown, UCF, Michigan, Richmond, East Carolina, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Iowa, Notre Dame, Old Dominion and Boston University. Wake Forest, South Carolina, Charlotte and Virginia Tech are all ranked in the top 25 nationally.
Wake Forest runner-up at Houston
With one of its upperclassmen enjoying an opportunity to play in a PGA Tour event, Wake Forest turned to its youngsters for a strong showing when the Demon Deacons opened the spring portion of their schedule with a runnerup finish. Team veteran Parker Gilliam received an exemption to play in the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open on Feb. 20-23, so he missed Wake’s trip to the Golf Club of Houston for the All-American Intercollegiate. Led by top-10 finishes from sophomore Alex Fitzpatrick and freshman Mark Power, the Demon Deacons shot 278-290276 and ended four shots off the pace of Sam Houston State in the 13-team event. “Finishing 20-under is a good way to start the spring season,” said coach Jerry Haas. “The golf course is a very difficult course and we played very well (in the final round). Sam Houston State had an outstanding week and as a coach I wish there was one more day.” Gilliam, meanwhile, shot 75-73 in his first PGA Tour appearance and missed the
cut. He had earned an exemption by winning the White Sands Intercollegiate in the Bahamas last November. An opening round 60, which set a school record, propelled the junior from Cary to a three-shot win, his second at Wake Forest. In the fall, the Demon Deacons won the Rod Myers Invitational and also had a pair of seconds and two fourth-place finishes. Wake Forest is ranked sixth in the country by Golfweek heading into early March.
Top 10s for Panthers High Point University sophomores Brandon Einstein and Olivia John began the spring schedule with top-10 finishes in separate tournaments. Einstein, the Big South Conference Freshman of the Year, used a final-round 69 to climb the leaderboard to a tie for fifth place in the Georgia Southern Individual in early February. Einstein, who played prep golf at Forsyth Country Day, had begun the final round tied for 12th. The 69 at Georgia Southern University Golf Course in Statesboro was two shots off his career best. John, part of the three-time state championship team at Rockingham County High, led HPU to a second-place finish in the Old Friends Invitational in mid-February at Tampa Palms Golf Club in Tampa, Fla. She bounced back from an openinground 82 to fire a 2-under-par 70 and then a team-best 74 on her way to a tie for sixth place. It was her first-ever top-10 finish and the 70 matched her previous standard set in a tournament last September.
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Brandon Einstein High Point
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Tournament (Date) UNCG Martin Downs Collegiate (Feb. 14-16)
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Converse Spring Invitational (Feb. 17-18)
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FAU Winter Warmup (Feb. 10-11)
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Greensboro native named first coach at Johnson & Wales By STEVE WILLIAMS
ohnson & Wales University of Charlotte is adding men’s and women’s golf to its athletic program and Greensboro native Chris Jones has been tasked with putting the teams together. Jones, a Page High School graduate who played collegiate golf at Lenoir-Rhyne from 1993 to 1997, has more than 15 years of experience in the golf industry. He’s served as assistant coach for the golf teams at Belmont Abbey College the last four years. Prior to his years at Belmont Abbey, Jones was on the golf staff at Grandover Resort while also coaching the high school teams at Northern Guilford. He was the Nighthawks’ coach when the boys won the state championship in 2010. He also guided the Northern girls team to state runner-up finishes in 2011 and 2013. Ten of his former players went on to play collegiately. “It’s an honor to be named the first head golf coach at Johnson & Wales of Charlotte,” Jones said. “I want to thank Trudi Lacey, Director of Athletics, for giving me the opportunity to start these two programs at this outstanding university.” Johnson & Wales is a member of the Eastern Metro Athletic Association which is part of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. Not affiliated with the NCAA, the USCAA is the governing body for approximately 100 small schools across the country. They stage a national golf championship in October at Penn State University’s course. “We are excited to have Chris join our staff. He brings excellent experience, and is a dedicated coach,” said Lacey. Although the university doesn’t offer athletic scholarships and he only started his new job in early February, Jones is already at work putting together a roster for the fall. “It’s going to be a challenge coming from the DII ranks (Belmont Abbey),” Jones said. “We’ve got to find players who are interested in the school.” The fact that Johnson & Wales is one of the top culinary arts schools in the country could be a draw. “Golf and hospitality go hand in hand so I think it will be a good fit here,” Jones said. The campus is in downtown Charlotte, only a few blocks from Bank of America Stadium. A home golf course hasn’t been determined yet. www.triadgolf.com
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Super seniors now in the mix at Triad Golf Today Tournament of Champions By STEVE WILLIAMS
uper seniors are one of the fastest growing segments of competitive golf and now the 65-and-over players will have their own tournament within a tournament at Greensboro National. The 24th annual Triad Golf Today Tournament of Champions and Interclub Challenge is set for April 4-5, and for the first time a super senior championship will be staged alongside events for regulars and seniors. The individual competitions are played in conjunction with a four-man team event representing Triad-area clubs and golf associations. The foursomes can be made up of any combination of regulars, seniors and super seniors. The Carolinas Golf Association is awarding points to the top finishers in all three of the age divisions.
“We have seen more and more tournaments adding super senior divisions,” said Rusty Harder, the CGA’s Director of Rules & Competitions. “That’s the beauty of the game that you can play in your later years and still be competitive. It’s good that we’re recognizing that and giving them the opportunity.” Harder said it wasn’t too many years ago that super senior events didn’t always fill up. “We’ve gone from our Carolinas Super Senior tournament where we could just take 112 golfers and execute a shotgun start to now, we have 170 or 180 with a waiting list,” Harder said. “It’s getting more and more competitive with more eligible golfers in that division.” Beginning just its fourth year, there’s a separate CGA points ranking for super seniors. Before that they were grouped with the age 55-and-over division. Continued on page 27
2019 Triad Tournament Winners T of C eligibility: Amateurs from Triad clubs who won club championships or amateur tournaments not restricted by age of at least two days in 2019. Senior eligibility: Must be age 55 on April 4, 2020. Super Senior eligibility: Must be age 65 on April 4, 2020. If you know of other players who should be on this eligibility list, contact tournament director Steve Williams at 336-280-3722 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Senior club champions are not listed since some senior club championships used a different age than the CGA eligibility age. Tournament Champions Jay Baity, Chair City Open and Bud Kivett Memorial Anthony Baker, Steve Welch Fall Classic Curtis Brotherton, Triad Golf Today Tournament of Champions and High Point Memorial Tony Byerly, Southwick Amateur, BS Open, Graham City Amateur; Bulldog Invitational Blake Carter, Danville Invitational Brock Elder, Triad Golf Today Interclub Challange Justin Emmons, Asheboro City Amateur Stuart Fuller, Forsyth Invitational Jason Garrett, Brookwood Amateur Brandon Grogan, Chatmoss Invitational Scott Harvey, George C. Thomas Invitational, Coleman Invitational Andrew Morgan, Dugan Aycock Davidson County Amateur Matt Renegar, Joe Wood Memorial Garrett Smith, Holly Ridge Charity Classic
Connor Sock, Triad Amateur Scott Trent, Crooked Tree Amateur Park Williams, N.C. Players Championship
Senior Champions Frankie Jones, Danville Invitational Buck Hall, Bud Kivett Memorial Mike Hall, Joe Wood Memorial Richard Giles, Dugan Aycock Davidson County Amateur John Nieters, Forsyth Senior Amateur Craig Cathey, Triad Golf Today Tournament of Champions Steve Sharpe, Holly Ridge Charity Classic Bruce Newsome, Graham City Amateur Ernie Newton, N.C. Super Senior 70+ Charlie Parks, Asheboro Senior Amateur Carey Reece, Forsyth Super Senior 70+ Russ Perry, Carolinas Super Senior Arlis Pike, N.C. Players Championship
2019 Club Champions Jack Adkins, Chatmoss CC; Mark Absher, Tanglewood; Aaron Abts, Danville GC; Mike Bayes, Tuscarora; Kerney Black, Maple Chase; Thomas Bonney, Cardinal; Curtis Brotherton, High Point CC match play; Billy Buchanan, Greensboro CC; Joe Burns, Stoney Creek; Tony Byerly, Brookwood; Chris Cassetta, Sedgefield; Quinton Caudle, Silo Run; Kirby Cockman, Tot Hill Farm; Brad Coleman, Jamestown Park; Nick Cromer, Holly Ridge; Sam Davidson, Pinewood; Brock Elder, Bryan Park; Justin Ellis, Deep Springs; Ben Firebaugh, Bermuda Run CC; Kenny Flynn, Reynolds Park; Anthony Gammon, Oak Hills; Santford Garner, Forsyth CC; Clyde Hance, Occoneechee; Mike Helms, Lexington GC; Anthony Hiatt, Pilot Knob; Michael Harrison, Sapona; Alex Hooper, Pennrose Park CC; Mike James, Hemlock; Bret Kinney, Greensboro National; Nathan Kohl, Colonial; Dave Koster, Salem Glen; Richard Krapfel, Meadowlands; John Landen, Pudding Ridge; Doug Massey, Alamance CC; Nicholas Matthews, Mill Creek; Chase McLaughlin, Olde Homeplace; Michael Moore, Oak Valley; Scottie Payne, Cross Creek; Arlis Pike, Pine Knolls; Matt Renegar, Cedarbrook; Connor Sock, High Point CC; Scott Shackleford, Southern Hills; Steve Sharpe, Forest Oaks; Michael Swaringen, CC of Salisbury; Scott Trent, Wolf Creek; Kurt Veach, Wilshire; Burton Wood, Siler City CC; Preston Yates, Old Town Club.
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First – 75 Points Second – 50 Points Third – 45 Points Fourth – 40 Points Fifth – 36 Points
Senior Division (age 55+)
First – 75 Points Second – 50 Points Third – 45 Points
Super Senior Division (age 65+) First – 75 Points Second – 50 Points Third – 45 Points
Tournament of Champions from page 26 The Triad Golf Today Tournament of Champions began in 1997 and the Senior division was added in 2012. Chris Logan won in 1998 and repeated in 1999 and 2000. There hasn’t been a back-to-back winner since. Curtis Brotherton, playing out of High Point Country Club, will be attempting to end that streak this year. “Defending will be the goal,” Brotherton said. “Hopefully I can get it done again. I’m trying to bring the same mindset I had last year.” Brotherton had played Greensboro National only a few times before last year’s tournament, so he’s hoping the 2019 experience will be a plus. “It will be good that I’ll have a little more knowledge of the course,” he said. “It had been many years since I played in a qualifier there.” He was a wire-to-wire winner – well, sort of. He grabbed a three-shot first-round lead with a 73 but saw it evaporate in the first four holes of round two. He survived an out-ofbounds penalty on the par-5 third and a four-putt double bogey on the par-3 fourth by playing steady golf the rest of the way and closing with a 75 for a one-shot margin over Stoney Creek club champ Marco Nieto. “I got off to a terrible start in the second round and I really had to battle back,” Brotherton said. “I lost my lead very quickly. But my mental game is much better than it used to be. Back in college (he was a fouryear starter at High Point University) I would have gotten angry at myself and probably freaked out. Now I’ve www.triadgolf.com
got the ability to settle the nerves and stay with my process. You can have a lot of ups and downs in a golf round so I kept trying to tell myself that last year.” Brotherton has already proven his ability to defend a title. He’ll be going for a three-peat in the High Point Memorial later this spring. Bryan Park will be back to defend its team championship with Brock Elder and Craig Cathey leading the foursome. Elder, playing in the Interclub division last April, had the low score of the tournament, shooting 73-70. Cathey won the senior championship with 70-79, holding off Randy Beeson, Hugh Quinn and Steve Crouse by two shots. Paul Slomkowski and Andy Bower will round out the Bryan Park foursome. Maple Chase, the 2018 team champ, finished two shots behind Bryan Park last year. This year’s tournament is the third straight year the CGA will be awarding ranking points to the top finishers. The top five regulars, the top three seniors, and now, the top three super seniors, will all be awarded points. The non-senior players who are members of the interclub teams, who are not eligible for the T of C (open only to club champions or other tournament winners from the previous year) will have their own individual division. The winner of that competition – Brock Elder last year – will become eligible for the T of C in 2021. Entry forms are available at triadgolf.com or by contacting tournament director Steve Williams at 336-280-3722 or email@example.com.
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The loss of an amateur legend North Carolina native Brady played in 1955 U.S. Open at age 19
at Guilford College, which went on to win the North State ne of the most accomplished players in the hisConference championship that year. He was also inducted tory of North Carolina golf annals has passed to the Guilford College Hall of Fame. away. “He was just a very kind hearted, loving guy who you Pat Foy Brady, who played in wanted to be friends with,” said North Carolina accomthe 1955 U.S. Open and won the plished amateur golfer Scott first Carolinas Golf Association Harvey, whose father played tons North Carolina Amateur champiof golf with Brady. I’ve never onship, died Nov. 24, 2019 at his heard anybody ever say anything home in Reidsville. He was 84. other than great things about the In 1953, Brady was the medguy. I spent a lot of time with him alist at the state high school myself and it was very sad to lose championship, and two years someone like Mr. Brady. later -- at the age of 19 -- was “I have seen him mentor young paired with legendary pros players at all levels,” added Harvey, Gene Littler and Byron Nelson who has nominated Brady for the at the U.S. Open at Olympic CGA Hall of Fame. “He has been Club. At the time, Brady was there to help a young and upcoming Carolinas golf roya lty: Bill Harvey, the youngest amateur golfer to Pat Foy Brad star win his first championship, and y and Dale Morey . qualify for the U.S. Open. he has been there to help beginners Brady won the first North Carolina State Amateur Golf learn how to hold a club for the first time. There are plenty Tournament in 1961 in Wilson. He also won the first CGA of people that love to play golf, but there are very few that Father-Son Championship in 1967 with his son Patrick. completely give themselves to the game and have a passion Brady played in five U.S. Amateurs and two British for helping others the way Mr. Brady did.” Amateurs in his accomplished golfing career. Brady played in a remarkable 26 consecutive North In 1956, he was instrumental in starting the golf team and South Amateur Championships at Pinehurst No. 2.
Pat Foy Brady flanked by sons Patrick, left, and Sandy stand at the marker noting the first N.C. Amateur Championship.
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Bringing North Carolina golf into focus in 2020 Plenty of open tee times to go around By DAVID DROSCHAK
well, Bets, do the math. By BETSEY MITCHELL And Charlotte is not far behind. Are we ready to start building some ’m lobbying for a giant speed bump he benchmark age of 60 inches closer golf courses again? I’m not so sure about and a low bridge to keep all of the for me this October and my eyethat, with about 600 layouts still dotting moving trucks from getting to the sight continues to fade Bets. But is Sandhills. The tourist traffic is more than there a better year to focus on golf in North North Carolina’s golfing landscape (which is about 250 more than South Carolina). welcome. I am happy to step aside from Carolina than 2020? What I am betting on is that tee times the primetime spots to let the fat wallets While the migration to this wonderare going to start getting competitive again play. ful state by our northern brethren peaked real soon; and courses will be more crowdIt’s a boon to our economy and helps before the Great Recession, traffic jams on ed than in recent memory keep the prices down for Interstates 95 or 40 during rush hours and during peak seasons. So, the locals. It also builds the hurried construction of “beltways” Ya’ll and Yinz guys are up the bank balance of around most of our major cities is eyegoing to have to get along. some owners and course opening. Where did all these people come Meeting different peomanagement companies. from? ple on the golf course over More than a few of Well, they weren’t born here, but they the years has been one of the mid-state courses are sure are here now. An estimated 75 percent the joys of my life. Getting D UELING D IVOTS in need of a facelift. There of the population growth in the Tar Heel are so many great tracks state comes from Northern migration, many “stuck” with other golfin less than optimal condition. of whom have their frozen sticks packed in ers for 5 hours during a Captain’s Choice tournament can certainly broaden one’s I can’t think of one good reason to the trunk of their SUVs looking for a place horizons. Cultivating collards can be just build another golf course. Anyone gnashto play. as interesting spinning a great pepperoni ing at the bit to make their fortune as Let’s just take Raleigh for example. pizza. Trust me on that one, Bets. a golf course owner first needs a better Over the last decade the population of the And what a wonderful start to 2020 financial advisor, and second, should Capital City has increased a whopping 31 shop all of the courses struggling to surpercent – the third-fastest rate in the nation. we’ve had. There were more “golf days” than “snow days” across the state in vive. And more than 110,000 people move to January and early February, always a There are plenty of open tee times that the state of North Carolina each year – the bonus for those of us who enjoy sinking are left unfilled because the repeat traffic highest rate in the South. If an estimated 8 is dismal. percent of the population still plays golf … putts over sledding.
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cott Harvey held true to his promise of reducing his tournament schedule to spend more time with his family. Heck, he didn’t pick up a club for four months. But once Harvey started practicing hard in March it was game on. The Kernersville native won three times in 2019 to capture the Richard S. Tufts Men’s Player of the Year award presented by the Carolinas Golf Association. Harvey has captured the honor every year since 2011 except in 2018, when Kevin O’Connell of Cary was honored. “It still means as much to me as it did the first time,” Harvey told Triad Golf Today. “When I went up there and to accept the award I was in tears again. I’ve never gone up there and not been so emotionally overwhelmed.” Harvey began 2019 with a late April victory at the 2019 George L. Coleman Invitational, carding rounds of 71-74-70 for a one shot win. “That’s one of the biggest strokeplay tournaments in the world and it was my first tournament of the year,” Harvey said. “That gave me a good jump start to the year.” In May, Harvey, the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, won the U.S. Men’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship with partner Todd Mitchell. “Any time you win a USGA event that’s extremely prestigious,” Harvey said. “Those aren’t easy to come by.” Harvey then capped off a remarkable three-month run in June by winning the George C. Thomas Invitational at Los Angeles Country Club for a fourth straight year, his second-round 67 propelling the 41-year-old to victory. “Those back-to-back-to-back wins really set me up for a great year,” he said. I would say so. By the fall, Harvey made it to match play at the 2019 U.S. MidAmateur Championship, claimed runner-up at the 2019 Crump Cup,
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Junior Golf Scoreboard TYGA Turkey Shootout Longleaf G&FC & Pinehurst Country Club No. 6 Pinehurst, NC Nov. 27, 2019 Boys 12-13 Division - 5400 1 Hunter Master, Oak Ridge 77 1 William Mitchell, Cary 77 3 Michael Switzer, Charlotte 78 Selected Others 10 Grayson Linville, Winston-Salem 90 Girls 16-18 Division - 5400 1 McKenzie Daffin, Fort Bragg 77 2 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 90 3 Allison Robinson, Pinehurst 96 Selected Others 4 Sarah Stewart, Kernersville 99 Girls 14-15 Division - 5400 1 Ellie Burnette, Wrightsville Beach 81 2 Ella Kue, King Mountain 83 3 Boonyanant Rujiranan, Southern Pines 86 Selected Others 5 Paige Sidney, Clemmons 100 7 Peyton Hiller, Clemmons 107 8 Madi Flynt, High Point 109 9 Emerson Vanzant, Advance 117 Girls 12-13 Division - 5400 1 Karsyn Roberts, Pikeville 82 2 Garland Gould, Raleigh 90 3 Molly Jardina, High Point 110
Winternational Junior Series Event #7 Pinehurst CC - #2, Pinehurst, NC US FEB 15 - 16, 2020 Boys Division - 6307 1 Calum Robinson, Scotland 72-76--148 2 Gray Mitchum, Winterville 77-73--150 3 David Oliver, Pageland, SC 75-76--151 3 Keenan Royalty, Raleigh 74-77--151 3 Peter Nusbaum, Pittsboro 72-79--151 Selected Others 13 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 84-74--158 13 Jonathan Rich, Rockingham 82-76--158 18 Sam Haggas, Winston-Salem 75-88--163 24 Davis DeLille, High Point 79-87--166 28 Daniel Jones, Greensboro 83-84--167 30 Hogan Nance, Burlington 90-78--168 33 Andrew Poole, Greensboro 82-87--169 33 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 87-82--169 35 William Harrington, Summerfield 84-87--171 36 David Elliott, Asheboro 81-91--172 40 Alexander Gould, Greensboro 90-85--175 54 Michael Skeen, High Point 105-100--205 Girls Division - 5302 1 Lotte Fox, Raleigh 79-76--155 2 Grace Crawford, Scotland 80-78--158 3 Jaclyn Kenzel, Southern Pines 88-75--163 4 Shea Smith, Charlotte 83-84--167 5 Heather Appelson, Wake Forest 86-82--168 Selected Others 7 Becca Connolly, Winston-Salem 84-87--171 14 Adamma Anukwuem, Salisbury 102-98--200
Series Event #6 Pinehurst CC - #9, Pinehurst, NC US FEB 08 - 09, 2020 Boys Division - 6302 1 Ryan Jahr, Ocean Isle Beach 73-70--143 2 Benjamin Bailey, Huntersville 69-75--144 3 Jace Butcher, Wake Forest 75-76--151 3 Kyle Haas, Winston-Salem 73-78--151 5 Jonathan Honeywell, 74-81--155 Whispering Pines Selected Others 17 Jonathan Rich, Rockingham 78-84--162 19 William Harrington, Summerfield 84-79--163 21 Daniel Jones, Greensboro 78-86--164 24 Davis DeLille, High Point 80-88--168 27 David Elliott, Asheboro 82-88--170 27 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem 85-85--170 Girls Division - 6115 1 Lotte Fox, Raleigh 75-75--150 2 Jaclyn Kenzel, Southern Pines 76-82--158 3 Grace Crawford, Scotland 82-83--165 4 Natalie Fowler, Scotland 90-82--172 5 Jessica Martinho-Stansbury, Raleigh 83-90--173
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Selected Others 11 Monica Solis, Clemmons
Series Event #5 Pinehurst CC - #5, Pinehurst, NC US JAN 18 - 19, 2020 Boys Division - 6617 1 Benjamin Bailey, Huntersville 74-74--148 2 Alan Van Asch, Raleigh 79-73--152 3 Adam Hathaway, Greenville 77-76--153 3 Cameron Hardison, Greenville 78-75--153 5 Caleb Click, Fair Bluff 79-75--154 Selected Others 7 Sam Haggas, Winston-Salem 78-77--155 10 Kyle Haas, Winston-Salem 79-78--157 14 William Harrington, Summerfield 82-80--162 17 Andrew Poole, Greensboro 85-78--163 23 Jonathan Rich, Rockingham 86-82--168 31 David Elliott, Asheboro 98-82--180 33 Alexander Gould, Greensboro 85-97--182 Girls Division - 5685 1 Lotte Fox, Raleigh 76-75--151 2 Mara Hirtle, Pinehurst 79-79--158 3 Heather Appelson, Wake Forest 78-82--160 3 Mary Sears Brown, Wake Forest 80-80--160 5 D’yan Robinson, Richmond, VA 91-79--170 Selected Others 12 Monica Solis, Clemmons 108-102--210
Series Event #4 Pinehurst CC - #4, Pinehurst, NC US JAN 04 - 05, 2020 Boys Junior/Senior Division - 6428 1 Bobby Dudeck , Williamsburg, VA 78-74--152 2 Adam Hathaway, Greenville 79-76--155 3 Rohan Saxena, Ashburn, VA 80-78--158 3 Sam Haggas, Winston-Salem 76-82--158 5 Carson Walthall, Charlotte 83-81--164 5 Owen Woods, Maxton 80-84--164 Selected Others 9 Daniel Jones, Greensboro 82-87--169 9 Jonathan Rich, Rockingham 82-87--169 11 William Harrington, Summerfield 86-85--171 12 Andrew Poole, Greensboro 86-87--173 Boys Freshman/Sophomore Division - 6428 1 Alan Van Asch, Raleigh 72-74--146 2 Cameron Hardison, Greenville 78-73--151 2 Nick Goellner, Apex 71-80--151 4 Mason Eggleston, Williamsburg, VA 77-75--152 5 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 75-80--155 5 Keenan Royalty, Raleigh 78-77--155 Selected Others 10 Davis DeLille, High Point 77-83--160 Girls Division - 5864 1 Ella Perna, Durham 78-74--152 2 Jaclyn Kenzel, Southern Pines 85-78--163 3 Lotte Fox, Raleigh 84-80--164 4 Mara Hirtle, Pinehurst 87-78--165 5 Shea Smith, Charlotte 88-79--167 Selected Others 12 Adamma Anukwuem, Salisbury 103-100--203
Series Event #3 Pinehurst CC - #2, Pinehurst, NC US DEC 14 - 15, 2019 Boys Junior/Senior Division - 6307 1 Jonathan Honeywell, 74-74--148 Whispering Pines 2 Bobby Dudeck, Williamsburg, VA 82-77--159 3 Daniel Jones, Greensboro 90-77--167 4 Reid Johnson, Willow Spring 86-85--171 4 Tanner Huff, Pinehurst 82-89--171 Selected Others 6 Jonathan Rich, Rockingham 91-81--172 11 Gavin Kernstine, Advance 97-92--189 Boys Freshman/Sophomore Division - 6307 1 Alan Van Asch, Raleigh 77-71--148 2 David Oliver, Pageland, SC 74-75--149 3 Peter Nusbaum, Pittsboro 74-78--152 4 Ryan Jahr, Ocean Isle Beach 78-77--155 4 Ryder Jeske, Chapel Hill 78-77--155 Selected Others 6 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 84-75--159 22 Davis DeLille, High Point 93-80--173 29 Jared Trindel, Summerfield 99-91--190 Girls Division - 5257 1 Kelley Topiwala, Matthews 76-78--154 2 Lotte Fox, Raleigh 84-77--161
3 Jaclyn Kenzel, Southern Pines 4 Shea Smith, Charlotte 5 D’yan Robinson, Richmond, VA Selected Others 14 Monica Solis, Clemmons
83-81--164 86-79--165 84-86--170 110-113--223
Series Event #2 Pinehurst CC - #8, Pinehurst, NC US NOV 30 - DEC 01, 2019 Boys Junior/Senior Division - 6698 1 Rohan Saxena, Ashburn, VA 81 2 Billy Jansto, Cary 82 3 Jackson Maynor, Concord 83 3 Jonathan Rich, Rockingham 83 5 Logan Jarrett, Concord 84 Selected Others 7 Andrew Poole, Greensboro 89 Boys Freshman/Sophomore Division - 6698 1 Nick Goellner, Apex 72 2 Benjamin Bailey, Huntersville 78 3 Will Dalton, Cornelius 80 4 Keenan Royalty, Raleigh 81 5 Jack Wieler, Charlotte 83 Selected Others 11 Davis DeLille, High Point 87 Girls Division - 5805 1 Mara Hirtle, Pinehurst 77 2 Ella Perna, Durham 81 2 Heather Appelson, Wake Forest 81 4 Anna Claire Bridge, Raleigh 82 5 Lotte Fox 87 Selected Others 9 Monica Solis , Clemmons, NC 108-WS 108 11 Emerson Vanzant , Advance, NC 117-WS 117
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Series Event #1 Pinehurst CC - #6, Pinehurst, NC US NOV 16 - 01, 8083 Boys Junior/Senior Division - 6180 1 Bobby Dudeck, Williamsburg, VA 74-75--149 2 Narayan Mohan, Charlotte 76-75--151 3 Jonathan Rich, Rockingham 75-80--155 4 Sam Haggas, Winston-Salem 79-77--156 5 Jacob Girouard, Raleigh 79-78--157 Boys Freshman/Sophomore Division - 6180 1 Kyle Haas, Winston-Salem 73-74--147 2 Mason Eggleston, Williamsburg, VA 78-74--152 3 Alan Van Asch, Raleigh 73-80--153 3 Gray Mitchum, Winterville 80-73--153 5 Peter Nusbaum, Pittsboro 77-78--155 Selected Others 20 Davis DeLille, High Point 96-86--182 Girls Division - 4992 1 Mara Hirtle, Pinehurst 76-73--149 2 Kelley Topiwala, Matthews 77-74--151 3 Ella Perna, Durham 75-77--152 3 Jaclyn Kenzel, Southern Pines 80-72--152 5 Nicole Nash, Charlotte 84-74--158 Selected Others 9 Gabriela Cruz, High Point 80-89--169 18 Emerson Vanzant, Advance 117-107--224
HJGT Pinehurst Fall Junior Classic Pinehurst CC - #5, Pinehurst, NC US NOV 09 - 10, 2019 Girls Division - 5234 1 Madison Messimer, Myrtle Beach 78-80--158 2 Karsyn Roberts, Pikeville 83-79--162 3 Honorine Nobuta Ferry, Pinehurst 82-81--163 4 Camryn Coffield, Hamilton, GA 84-82--166 5 Ashnoor Kaur, Roanoke, VA 86-81--167 Selected Others 8 Maria Isabella Errichetto, 92-92--184 Thomasville, NC
PKBGT Rockettour Players Championship University of Georgia GC, Athens, GA Feb. 15, 2020 Bell National - 6,000 1 Allie Kantor, Milton GA 2 Regina Plascencia Celis, Bluffton SC 3 Ava Merrill, Johns Creek GA 3 Ellen Yu, High Point Selected Others 14 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem
Girls (High School, graduation year) 1 Macie Burcham, Greensboro (Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2021) 2 Emily Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance 2 Caden Baker, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2023) HS, 2021) 3 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem (Reagan 3 Sam Davidson, Asheboro (Asheboro HS, 2020) HS, 2022) 4 Charlie Barr, Salisbury (Cannon School, 2021) 4 Victoria Cook, Reidsville (Rockingham Co. HS, 2020) 5 Blake Brantley, Winston-Salem (RJ Reynolds 5 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville (Rockingham Co. HS, 2020) HS, 2020) 6 Garrett Clark, Burlington (Williams HS, 2020) 6 Kayla Dowell, Mebane (Alamance Christian, 2021) 7 Andrew Plate, Greensboro (Page HS ,2021) 7 Trinity Muthomi, Kernersville (East Forsyth 8 Jake Clodfelter, Trinity (Wheatmore HS, 2020) HS, 2022) 8 Anna Howerton, Kernersville (Reagan HS, 2023) 9 Mack Pearsall, Greensboro (Page HS, 2020) 9 Ellen Yu, High Point (Home schooled, 2026) 10 B en Jordan, Greensboro (Greensboro Day, 10 Becca Connolly, Winston-Salem (Reynolds 2022) HS, 2020) Source: Tarheel Youth Golf Association as of 2/1/20 Boys (High School, graduation year) 1 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2020)
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Forest Creek GC - SOUTH Course Pinehurst, NC Feb. 1-2, 2020 Bell National - 6000 1 Morgan Ellison, Peachtree City GA 81-69--150 2 Macy Pate, Boone 81-79--160 2 Ella Perna, Durham 76-84--160 Selected Others 13 Gabriela Cruz, High Point 85-85--170 Futures National - 5250 1 Sawyer Brockstedt, 78-77--155 Rehoboth Beach DE 2 Mckenzie Weddle, Floyd VA 79-80--159 3 Tyler Spriggs, Cary 79-81--160 Selected Others 8 Kirstyn Page, King 84-82--166 12 Leah Edwards, Greensboro 84-86--170 16 Ellie Acrey, Winston-Salem 87-88--175 23 Monica R Solis, Clemmons 104-94--198
PKBGT Disney Girls Classic Disney Lake Buena Vista Golf Course Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan. 4-5, 2019 Prep Preview - 5700 1 Kylie Bowes, Bluffton SC 83-82--165 2 Grace Ridenour, Cary 84-82--166 3 Elizabeth Eberle, Richmond KY 85-84--169 Selected Others 6 Kirstyn Page, King 90-91--181 Futures National - 5177 1 Saia Rampersaud, Durham 39-77--116 1 Gracie Song, Waxhaw 37-79--116 3 Abigail Fernandez, Windermere FL 40-80--120 3 Emerson B. Dever, Durham 39-81--120 Selected Others 19 Monica R Solis, Clemmons 50-109--159
Peggy Kirk Bell Junior Pine Needles Lodge & GC, Southern Pines, NC Dec. 28-29, 2019 Bell National - 5800 1 Nicole Adam, Pinehurst 72-76--148 2 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 77-75--152 3 Sydney Yermish, Wynnewood PA 76-77--153 Selected Others 16 Victoria Cook, Reidsville 82-85--167 30 Becca Connolly, Winston-Salem 87-87--174 36 Anna Howerton, Winston-Salem 90-90--180 Futures National - 5100 1 Tyler Spriggs, Cary 78-73--151 2 Gracie Song, Waxhaw 74-79--153
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78-78--156 85-80--165 95-88--183 104-90--194
Tournament of Champions Pinehurst Resort #8, Pinehurst, NC Dec. 7-8, 2019 Bell National - 6001 1 Adrian Anderson, Murrels Inlet SC 73-71--144 2 Sara Im, Duluth GA 73-74--147 3 Sydney Yermish, Wynnewood PA 80-71--151 3 Ffion Tynan, Tonyrefail RCT 80-71--151 Selected Others 21 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 84-81--165 32 Ellen Yu, High Point 90-81--171 39 Anna Howerton, Winston-Salem 93-81--174 Prep Preview - 5700 1 Christina Cupelli, Fairfax VA 80-79--159 2 Grace Ridenour, Cary 81-80--161 3 Riley Quartermain, Bryn Mawr PA 82-81--163 Selected Others 4 Katelyn Griggs, Lexington 83-81--164 17 Leah Edwards, Greensboro 85-90--175 26 Kirstyn Page, King 94-87--181
Palmetto Dunes Resort Classic & PKBGT Discovery Invitational Palmetto Dunes Golf Club - Arthur Hills Hilton Head Island, SC Nov. 16-17, 2019 Prep Preview - 5800 1 Anna Claire Bridge, Raleigh 44-80--124 2 Grace Addison, Abingdon VA 38-86--124 2 Sydney Bowes, Bluffton SC 41-83--124 Selected Others 12 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 47-95--142 Futures National - 5277 1 Gracie Song, Waxhaw 41-82--123 2 Leah Edwards, Greensboro 42-85--127 3 Shyla Brown, Matthews 43-86--129 Selected Others 5 Ellie Acrey, Winston-Salem 45-95--140 12 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 47-95--142
River Landing Classic River Landing GC - Landing Course, Wallace, NC Nov. 2-3, 2019 Futures National - 5134 1 Ellie Hildreth, Wilmington 75-77--152 2 Fatima Rizvi, Bluffton SC 74-82--156 3 Emerson B. Dever, Durham 77-81--158 Selected Others 20 Monica R Solis, Clemmons 101-105--206
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11th Carolinas Young Amateur Championship Pinewild CC (Magnolia) • Dec. 30-31 Men’s Championship 1. Fulton Smith, Pinehurst! 69-68--137 2. Brandon Einstein, Clemmons! 70-72--142 2. Garrett Cooper, Cowpens, SC! 73-69--142 Selected others from ﬁeld of 66 6. Michael Childress, Salisbury! 73-73--146 18. Scott Campbell, Greensboro! 78-73--151 18. Grant Powell, Colfax! 78-73--151 21. Max Ferrari, Elon! 73-79--152 29. Brantley Phillips, Greensboro! 76-78--154 Women’s Championship 1. Jodee Tindal, Rock Hill, SC! 72-73--145 2. Kathleen Sumner, Mt. Pleasant, SC! 73-74--147 3. Emily Dunlap, Greenville, SC! 77-75--152 4. Madison Isaacson, Greensboro! 79-74--153 Selected others from ﬁeld of 15 10. Michaela Cox, Greensboro! 85-78--163 11. Janie Thomas, Winston-Salem! 84-80--164
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Selected ﬁnishers from Triad (top half of division) SENIOR ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Tournament of Champions Mid Pines and Pine Needles, Southern Pines • Dec. 10-11 Super Senior 65+ Flight 1 (9 entries) 4. Charlie Parks, Asheboro-Doug Owens, Albm! 71-75--146 Super Senior 65+ Flight 2 (9 entries) 4. Rick Chapman,Gr.Falls-Ron Shelton,Oak Ridge! 77-73--150 Super Senior 65+ Flight 3 (9 entries) 3. Keith Rich, Randleman-Doug Davis,Hol.Springs!75-77--152 Super Senior 65+ Flight 4 (10 entries) 2. David Frye, W-S-Richard Lyle, Pfafftown! 79-74--153 3. Joe Riddle, Ararat-Johnny Marion,Claudville,Va! 78-79--157 Super Senior 70+ Flight 3 (9 entries) 1. Sam Crawley, Yadkinville-Richard Addis,Shelby! 78-75--153 Super Senior 70+ Flight 5 (9 entries) 2. James Prouty,Pittsboro-Harvard Turnbull, Gboro!82-82--164 Senior Age 55+ Tournament of Champions Barefoot Resort (Fazio and Love) • Dec. 3-4 Flight 1 (9 entries) 4. David Waggoner,Ho.Ridge-Mike Shoffner,Graham!73-72--145 Flight 2 (9 entries) 1. Cliff Seastrunk-Lennie Barton, Raleigh! 71-68--139 Flight 3 (10 entries) 1. Jim Christy-Jimmy Hubbard, China Grove! 71-68--139 Flight 4 (10 entries) 1. Tommy Jones, Asheboro-Billy Potter, Car.Beach! 71-72--143 5. Michael Splawn-Wayne Pyrtle, Burlington! 72-77--149 Flight 5 (10 entries) 1. Omar Hadi, Ch.Grove-Keaven White, Davidson! 70-73--143 Flight 6 (10 entries) 3. Jeffrey Bruce, Greensboro-Jeffrey Petry, Elon! 72-78--150 Flight 7 (10 entries) 1. Mark Marion-Larry Kiger, Winston-Salem! 78-73--151 4. Gary Eubanks-Danny Nunn, Greensboro! 79-80--159 Flight 8 (10 entries) 2. Dale Slate, Advance-Herb Whitesell, Gra.Falls! 75-81--156 4. Sam Crawley, Yadkinville-Doug Todd, Matthews! 79-79--158 Flight 9 (10 entries) 2. Parker Whitt-Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 83-81--164 2. Tim Peele, Pilot Mtn-Billy Sawyers,West End! 82-82--164 4. Craig Covington,Pinnacle-Steven Snow,Mt Airy! 85-82--167 5. Todd Auten, Greensboro-Clif Moore, Raleigh! 86-83--169 Berkeley Hall Club (North), Hilton Head, SC • Feb. 4 Super Senior 65+ Flight A (8 entries) 3. John Dorsett-George Snyder, Mount Airy! 71 Prestwick CC, Myrtle Beach • Jan. 20 TTournament 55+ Flight B (11 entries) 4. Parker Whitt-Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! Super Senior 70+ (14 entries) 2. James Brown, High Point-Eddie Dyer, Myrtle Beach! ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Tournament of Champions • Dec. 8 Men Long Tees at Pinehurst No. 1 Men Long Tees (26 entries) 1. Mark Walker-Chris Kepko, Greensboro! 12. Joseph Cansler, Clemmons-Josh Nichols, Apex! Men Regular Tees at Pinehurst No. 1 (34 entries) 2. Andy Younts, Reidsville-Matthew Younts, Greensboro! 8. Brian Sainz, Advance-Kenny Davis, East Bend! 8. Jason Beeson, Winston-Salem-Brian Hayes, HighPoint! 8. David Wall, Madison-Johnny Kallam, Stoneville! 14. Danny Frye-Rickey Frye, Winston-Salem! 14. Steve Crouse-Richard Crouse, Reidsville! Men Short Tees at Pinehurst No. 6 (30 entries) 2. Mark Marion-Larry Kiger, Winston-Salem! 5. Sam Crawley, Yadkinville-Doug Todd, Matthews! 8. Keith James, Stokesdale-Joey Sizemore, Pine Hall! 14. Billy Sawyers, West End-Tim Peele, Pilot Mountain! Mixed at Pinehurst No. 1 (19 entries) 5. Lee Ross, Winston-Salem-Kris Flynt, Greensboro!
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LADIES ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL PLAY DAYS Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Pawleys Island, SC • Jan. 28 First Flight (14 entries) Tr i a d 79 5. Jackie Edmunds-Maria Malone, Greensboro! 5. Kelly Whitley, Greensboro-Linda Arnaud, Kernersville True Blue GC, Pawleys Island, SC • Jan. 27 Third Flight (14 entries) 1. Tricia Hull-Christine Marti, Greensboro!
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Name (events)! 1. Scott Harvey, Kernersville (8)! 2. Blake Taylor, Atkinson (5)! 3. Garett Reband, York, SC (5)! 4. Ryan Gerard, Raleigh (6)! Selected others in top 50 17. Matthew Crenshaw, Burlington (5)! 21. Chad Wilfong, Charlotte (3)! 28. Michael Childress, Salisbury (5)! 32. Davis Womble, Winston-Salem (2)! 39. Brock Elder, Randleman (4)! 42. Chris Cassetta, High Point (8)! 44. Nick Lyerly, Salisbury (4)! Senior Men (Age 55+) Name (events)! 1. Steve Harwell, Mooresville (9)! 2. Paul Simson, Raleigh (12)! 3. Eddie Hargett, Blythewood, SC (16)! 4. Walter Todd Sr., Laurens, SC (10)! Selected others in top 50 14. Patrick Brady, Reidsville (6)! 21. Linley Tate, Greensboro (2)! 23. Harrison Rutter, Winston-Salem (3)! 26. Gary Pugh, Asheboro (4)! 34. Russ Perry, Winston-Salem (2)! Super Senior Men (age 65+) Name (events)! 1. Russ Perry, Winston-Salem (12)! 2. Paul Simson, Raleigh (9)! 3. Tim Pope, Spartanburg, SC (12)! 4. John Dennis, Greenville, SC (8)! Selected others in top 50 18. Kim Mansﬁeld, High Point (5)! 25. Logan Jackson, Winston-Salem (2)! 31. Garland Yates, Asheboro (4)! 40. Dickie Brewer, Winston-Salem (2)! 49. Charlie Parks, Asheboro (2)! Women Name (events)! 1. Gina Kim, Chapel HIll (5)! 2. Emily Hawkins, Lexington (5)! 3. Jessica Spicer, Bahama (6)! Selected others in top 50 18. Madison Isaacson, Greensboro (5)! 20. Alexandria Bare, Kannapolis (2)! 33. Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown (1)! 46. Julie Streng, Greensboro (1)! 48. Sarah Coltrane, Asheboro (1)! 49. Grace Yatawara, Salisbury (1)! Senior Women Name (events)! 1. Jayne Pardus, Mt. Pleasant, SC (3)! 2. Kim Briele, New Bern (6)! 3. Pat Brogden, Garner (3)! Selected others in top 50 22. Lisa Mooneyham, Graham (3)! 24. Leigh Armentrout, Greensboro (2)! 37. Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown (1)! 49. Katherine DeVore, High Point (2)!
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Carolinas PGA Selected events; complete schedule at carolinas.pga.com March 23-24 – Players Championship, Belfair West course, Bluffton, SC. April 20-21 – Carolinas Senior Open. Divisions for 55+ and Super Seniors 65+. Greensboro CC Farm Course. May 4 – Assistants Association Pro-Pro, Maple Chase G&CC, Winston-Salem. May 19-21 – 69th South Carolina Open, TPC Myrtle Beach. June 3-4 – North Carolina Senior Open, Old North State Club, New London. June 9-11 – 56th North Carolina Open, Peninsula Club, Cornelius. June 22-33 – Pro-Assistant Championship, River Landing (Landing and River), Wallace. July 13-15 – Professional Championship, Daniel Island Ralston course, Charleston. July 20-21 – South Carolina Senior Open, The Reserve GC, Pawley’s Island. Aug. 10-11 – Senior Professional Championship, Pinehurst No. 7. Aug. 18-20 – 96th Carolinas Open, Forsyth CC, Winston-Salem. Aug. 31-Sept. 1 – Assistants Championship, CC of North Carolina Dogwood course, Pinehurst.
Sept. 9 – Pro-Official Championship, CC of North Carolina Dogwood course, Pinehurst. Sept. 21 – Assistants Association Pro-Pro, Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro. Oct. 20 – Women’s Pro-Pro Championship, Moss Creek GC, Hilton Head Island, SC. Oct. 20-21 – Match Play Championship, Linville GC. Dec. 1-3 – Pro-Pro Championship, Pinehurst area courses.
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Men/Women USGA Qualifying May 6 – U.S. Open Local, Duke University GC, Durham. May 11 – U.S. Open Local, Pinewild CC Magnolia course, Pinehurst. May 28 – U.S. Senior Women’s Open Sectional, Pine Needles, Southern Pines. June 1 – U.S. Senior Open Sectional, Highland CC, Fayetteville. June 23 – U.S. Women’s Amateur Sectional, Governor’s Club, Chapel Hill. July 1-2 – U.S. Amateur Sectional, Mill Creek GC, Mebane. July 14-15 – U.S. Amateur Sectional, Pinewood CC, Asheboro. July 15 – U.S. Womens Mid-Amateur Sectional, CCNC Dogwood course, Pinehurst. Aug. 17 – U.S. Mid-Amateur Sectional, Carolina CC, Raleigh.
CGA Seniors/Super Seniors March 30-31 – 4th North Carolina Super Senior Four-Ball, Porters Neck CC, Wilmington. April 15-17 – 52nd Carolinas Senior Four-Ball, Providence CC, Charlotte. May 13-15 – 35th North Carolina Senior Amateur, Rolling Hills CC, Monroe. Selected qualifying sites: Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro (April 20); Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro (April 21). June 8-9 – 12th Carolinas Super Senior, Chapel Hill CC. Aug. 10-12 – 20th North Carolina Senior FourBall, Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines. Sept. 1-2 – 13th North Carolina Super Senior, Kinston CC. Sept. 9-11 – 59th Carolinas Senior Amateur, Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte. Selected 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 Four-Ball, Mount Vintage GC, North Augusta, SC.
CGA Men/Mid-Am April 24-26 – 40th Carolinas Mid-Amateur, CC of Salisbury. Selected qualifying sites: Warrior GC, China Grove (April 6); Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett (April 14), The Neuse GC, Clayton (April 16). April 30-May 4 – 69th Carolinas Four-Ball, Camden CC, SC. May 15-17 – 5th Carolinian Amateur, Keith Hills
For the latest tournament schedule, now updated daily, go to www.triadgolf.com then click on Tournaments Club, Buies Creek. First round serves as a qualifier for N.C. Amateur. June 18-21 – 60th North Carolina Amateur, North Ridge CC Lakes Course, Raleigh. Selected qualifying sites: Keith Hills GC, Buies Creek (May 15); Bentwinds CC, Fuquay-Varina (May 18); Sapona GC, Lexington (May 21). July 9-12 – 106th Carolinas Amateur, Cape Fear CC, Wilmington. Selected qualifying sites: Bryan Park Champions Course, Brown Summit (June 23); Brier Creek CC, Raleigh (June 29). July 29-Aug. 2 – 11th North Carolina Amateur Match Play, Club at 12 Oaks, Holly Springs. Selected qualifying sites: Bryan Park Champions Course, Brown Summit (June 23), Brier Creek CC, Raleigh (June 29). Sept. 25-27 – 27th North Carolina MidAmateur, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh. Selected qualifying sites: Rock Barn Jones Course, Conover (Aug. 19); Colonial CC, Thomasville (Sept. 1); Deercroft GC, Aberdeen (Sept. 12); Preserve at Jordan Lake, Chapel Hill (Sept. 15). Oct. 9-11 – 25th North Carolina Four-Ball, The Cardinal by Pete Dye, Greensboro. Oct. 19 – 43rd Carolinas Club Championship, Sedgefield CC Ross Course, Greensboro.
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Nov. 21-22 – 23rd Carolinas Interclub Final Four, course TBA.
CGA Mixed Events July 17 – 54th Carolinas Father-Son, Pinehurst area courses. July 17 – 22nd Carolinas Parent-Child, Pinehurst area courses. Aug. 15-16 – 14th Carolinas Mixed Team Championship, Kiawah Island Resort Cougar Point and Oak Point. Nov. 7-8 – 10th Carolinas Net Amateur, CC of Whispering Pines.
CGA Women April 21-22 – 17th North Carolina Senior Women’s Amatuer, Alamance CC, Burlington. June 2-4 – 94th Carolinas Women’s Amateur, Bermuda Run CC East Course, Advance. June 30-July 1 – 43rd Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball, Carolina CC, Spartanburg, SC. July 6-8 – 65th Virginias-Carolinas Women’s Team Matches, Pinehurst No. 7. July 28-30 – 23rd Carolinas Women’s Match Play, Gaston CC, Gastonia. Sept. 21-22 – 22nd Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur, Dataw Island Club, Beaufort, SC. Oct. 13-15 – 4th Carolinas Women’s Club Team, River Landing, Wallace.
CGA Team Events April 6-7 – 26th Tar Heel Cup Matches, River Landing CC, Wallace. Oct. 16-17 – 75th Captain’s Putter Team Matches, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV.
Amateur Individual April 4-5 – 24th annual Triad Golf Today Tournament of Champions, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. By invitation only to 2019 club champions and other tournament winners. Also, senior (55+) and super senior (65+) divisions. CGA Points to top finishers in all divisions. Steve Williams 336-280-3722. April 25-26 – Graham City Amateur, Southwick GC, Graham. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 336-227-2582. April 25-26 – 44th annual Bud Kivett Memorial, Blair Park & Oak Hollow GC, High Point. Medal play in flights. 336-883-3260. May 16-17 – High Point Memorial, Blair Park GC, High Point. Medal play in flights. 336-883-3497. May 23-24 – 33rd annual Southwick Amateur, Southwick GC, Graham. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 336-227-2582. June 5-7 – Asheboro City Amateur, Asheboro Municipal, Holly Ridge GL, Pinewood CC. (Randolph County residents only). 336-625-4158. June 13-14 – Bob Howerton Invitational, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822. June 13-14 – Durham Amateur, Hillandale GC, Durham. Medal play in flights. 919-286-4211. June 27-28 – Chair City Open, Winding Creek GC, Thomasville. Medal play in flights. 336-475-5580.
June 27-28 – Wake County Amateur, Pine Hollow GC, Clayton. Medal play in flights. Not restricted to Wake County residents. 919-553-4554. July 11-12 – Joe Wood Memorial, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin. Medal play in flights. 336-8352320. July 11-12 – Danville Invitational, Danville GC, Va.. Medal play in flights. 434-792-7225. July 25-26 – 34th Dugan Aycock Davidson County Amateur, Lexington GC. Medal play in flights. 336-248-3950. July 25-26 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, 36 holes stroke play. Ages 16-over. High Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416. Aug. 1-2 – 59th annual Chatmoss Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648. Aug. 14-16 – 73rd Forsyth Championships, Reynolds Park GC, Pine Knolls GC, Tanglewood (Championship). Medal play in flights. Limited to Forsyth County residents. Bobby Hege 336-416-3289. Aug. 8-9 – Holly Ridge Charity Classic in memory of John Ridge and Jerry Davis, Holly Ridge GL, Archdale. Medal play in flights. Optional shootout on Aug. 7. 336-861-4653. Aug. 15-16 – Crooked Tree Amateur, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit. Medal play in flights. 336-656-3211. Sept. 26-27 – Steve Welch Fall Classic, Asheboro Municipal GC. Medal play in flights. Also super senior division for ages 65-over. 336-625-4158.
Senior Individual April 20 – Greater Greensboro Senior Games, Country Hills GC, Gibsonville. Age divisions for men and women, beginning at age 50. For Guilford, Rockingham, Forsyth, Alamance and Randolph county residents. Qualifiers advance to State Senior Games. 336-373-7567. May 18-19 – 11th annual Sport Durst Durham Senior Amateur Championship (Seniors 55-over, Super Seniors 65-over and Legends 70-over), Croasdaile CC, Durham. 919-383-2517 or 919-699-9681. June 4-5 – 59th Forsyth Seniors, Pine Knolls GC and Maple Chase G&CC. Limited to Forsyth County residents 50-over with play in age divisions. Bobby Hege 336-416-3289. July 11-12 – Joe Wood Memorial, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin. Medal play in flights ages 55-over. 336-835-2320. July 11-12 – Danville Invitational, Danville GC, Va.. Medal play in flights. Super Senior division also, depending on entries. 434-792-7225. July 25-26 – 9th annual Davidson County Senior Amateur, Lexington GC. Ages 55-over. Medal play in flights. 336-248-3950. July 25-26 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, 36 holes stroke play. Ages 55-over. High Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416.
Ladies Individual/Team May 20 – 31st annual Kathleen Bryan Championship, Bryan Park, Brown Summit. 336-375-2200.
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CALENDAR June 11 – Crooked Tree Ladies Invitational, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit. 336-656-3211. June 27-28 – 54th annual Colonial Country Club Ladies Invitational, Colonial CC, Thomasville. Pre-flighted CGA ranking event. Beth Smith 336-442-7589.
Amateur Team March 21 – Mill Creek Irish Fourball, Mill Creek GC, Mebane. 4-person teams counting one ball on holes 1-6, two balls on holes 7-11, three balls on holes 12-15 and four balls on holes 16-18. Gross and Net. 919-563-4653. March 28-29 – 6th annual Battle at the Chase, Maple Chase CC, Winston-Salem. Two-man captain’s choice. Flighted by handicap. ProAm division also. 336-767-2941. March 28-29 – Southwick 2-Man Invitational, Southwick GC, Graham. Bestball. 336-227-2582. March 28-29 – Dean Harrison Memorial 2-Man Spring Fling, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. First day bestball, second day captain’s choice. Flighted after first round. 336-342-1113. April 4-5 – 24th annual Triad Golf Today Interclub Challenge, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. Teams consist of four players: any combination of regulars, seniors 55-over or super seniors 65-over. Best two scores on each hole. Steve Williams 336-280-3722. April 18-19 – Lexington Spring Two-Ball, Lexington GC. Ages 18-over, playing flighted bestball from tees designated for age and gender. 336-248-3950. May 2 – Mill Creek Texas 2-Ball, Mill Creek GC, Mebane. 2-person teams, Texas scramble. 919-563-4653. June 6-7 – Oak Hollow 2-Man Open, Oak Hollow GC, High Point. 2-man captain’s choice. 336-883-3260. June 13-14 – Goodyear Invitational Two-Man, Goodyear GC, Danville. 434-797-1909. June 13-14 – Lynrock Memorial Two-Man, Lynrock GC, Eden. 336-623-6110. July 25-26 – Tuscarora Two-Man Invitational, Tuscarora CC, Danville. Medal play in flights. 434-724-4191. Aug. 3-4 – 3rd annual Davidson County Senior 4-Ball. Ages 60-over. 2-person bestball, flighted after first round. Lexington GC. 336-248-3950. Aug. 8-9 – Madison-Mayodan Rotary Four-Ball Invitational, Deep Springs CC, Madison. 336-427-0950. Aug. 15-16 – Danville Two-Man Invitational, Danville GC, Va. Medal play in flights. 434-792-7225. Aug. 22-23 – Marvin Crowder 2-Ball, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822. 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.
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Laid-Back Golfers Tour 434-792-3728 • Men/Women All-Ages Flights pre-determined by handicap Tees determined by hdc/age formula March 10 – Tuscarora CC, Danville March 23 – Danville GC, Danville April 6 – Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit April 20 – Greensboro National, Summerfield May 5 – Oak Hills GC, Eden May 20 – London Downs GC, Forest, Va. June 2 – Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett June 30 – Olde Mill Resort, Laurel Fork, Va. July 15 – Pine Knolls GC, Kernersville July 29 – Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. Aug. 3 – Country Hills, Gibsonville Aug. 17 – Forest Oaks GC, Gibsonville Aug. 31 – Southern Hills GC, Danville Sept. 15 – Deep Springs CC, Stoneville Sept. 29 – Quaker Creek GC, Mebane Oct. 12 – Caswell Pines GC, Yanceyville Oct. 26 – Bryan Park GC (Players), Brown Summit Nov. 9 – Chatmoss CC, Martinsville Nov. 23 – Goodyear GC, Danville
Golfweek Amateur Tour 252-864-9161 March 14 – Bryan Park (Players), Brown Summit March 21 – Pinewood CC, Asheboro March 28 – The Preserve at Jordan Lake, Chapel Hill April 4-5 – Grandover (West and East), Greensboro April 18 – Stoney Creek, Whitsett May 2 – Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro May 9 – Keith Hills, Buies Creek May 16 – Foxfire (Red Fox), Jackson Springs May 23 – Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro May 30 – Mill Creek GC, Mebane June 6 – Colonial CC, Thomasville June 13 – Greensboro National, Summerfield June 27-28 – Southern Regional at Kiawah Island Turtle Point and Ocean Course June 29 – Greensboro CC (Farm), Greensboro July 11-12 – Carolina Trace (Creek and Lake courses), Sanford July 18 – Meadowlands GC, Winston-Salem July 25 – Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit Aug. 1 – Sapona GC, Lexington Aug. 8 – Quail Ridge, Sanford Aug. 15 – Legacy GL, Aberdeen Aug. 22 – Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst Aug. 29 – Holly Ridge GL, Archdale Sept. 4 – Skins Game at World Tour GL, Myrtle Beach Sept. 5-6 – Regional, World Tour GL and Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach Sept. 19-20 – Local Finals, Bryan Park (Players and Champions), Brown Summit
Senior Amateur Tour (ages 50-over) 336-303-6737 March 12 – Devils Ridge, Holly Springs March 19 – Pinewood CC, Asheboro March 21 – Legacy GL, Aberdeen March 26 – Quail Ridge, Sanford April 9 – Keith Hills, Buies Creek April 16 – Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro April 25 – Sapona GC, Lexington
April 30 – Carolina Lakes GC, Sanford May 4-5 – Senior Masters at River Landing, Landing and River courses, Wallace. May 7 – Carolina Trace (Lake), Sanford May 9 – Hyland GC, Southern Pines May 14 – Colonial CC, Thomasville May 21 – Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro May 28 – Neuse GC, Clayton June 4 – Challenge GC, Graham June 6 – Southern Pines (Elks Club) June 11 – Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett June 18 – Mill Creek, Mebane June 25 – Bryan Park (Players), Brown Summit July 9 – Pine Needles, Southern Pines July 14-15 – Sandhills Regional at Mid Pines Resort, Southern Pines Aug. 3-4 – Senior Open at Peninsula Club and Northstone CC, Charlotte Aug. 6 – Carolina Trace (Creek), Sanford Aug. 13 – High Point CC (Willow Creek) Aug. 20 – Pine Hollow GC, Clayton Aug. 27 – Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit Sept. 10 – Southern Pines (Elks Club) Sept. 14 – 12 Oaks CC, Holly Springs Sept. 24 – Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst
Captain’s Choice Mar. 28-29 – Battle at the Chase, Maple Chase GC, Winston-Salem, Two person captain’s choice flighted on handicap index, Pro Shop 336-767-0034. Mar. 28-29 – Dean Harrison Memorial TwoMan Spring Fling, Greensboro National, Summerfield, Pro Shop 336-342-1113. Apr. 24 – Salem Academy and College Golf Tournament benefiting Athletics, Bermuda Run West, Patricia Hughes 336-917-5402 patricia. email@example.com. Apr. 24 – Randy Parker Memorial Tournament benefiting ECU Economics Students, Ironwood GC, Greenville, Joey Cuellar 919-601-2740. Apr. 25 – Boley Invitational Charity Golf Tournament (Proceeds To Parkinson’s Foundation), Goodyear GC, Danville, Virginia, Mark Boley firstname.lastname@example.org. June 20 – 3rd Annual Father’s Day Golf Tournament @ Gillespie Golf Course, Greensboro, shotgun start @ 8am, Contact Jerome Goode 336-312-4388.
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 Mar. 7-8 – PKBGT Tar Heel Classic, UNC Chapel Hill Finley GC, Chapel Hill, NC, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Mar. 8 – TYGA Tots, The Cradle, Pinehurst CC, Pinehurst, NC, NC Residents, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. Mar. 8 – TYGA Sandhills Flyers Junior Shootout, Pinewild CC (Holly), Pinehurst, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Mar. 14-15 – TYGA Triad Archdale-Trinity Junior, Holly Ridge GL, Archdale, NC, Boys/ Girls, Ages 13-15.
Mar. 14 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Longleaf Golf & CC, Pinehurst, NC, Girls, Ages 8-19. Mar. 14-15 – PKBGT Palmetto Classic, Furman University GC, Greenville, SC, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Mar. 14-15 – HJGT College Prep Series at NC State, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh, NC, Boys/ Girls Ages 8-18. Mar. 14-15 – NCJGF IMG Junior World Qualifying, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Mar. 20-21 – TYGA North State HS Challenge, Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, NC, Grades 9-12. Mar. 21 – PKBGT/CGA Vicki DiSantis Qualifier, Columbia CC, Blythewood, SC, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Mar. 21-22 – HJGT Charlotte Spring Junior Open, Monroe CC, Monroe, NC, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. Mar. 21-22 – PKBGT Campbell Classic, Keith Hills GC, Lillington, NC, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Mar. 27-28 – HV3 High School Invitational, Cramer Mountain Club, Cramerton, NC, Grades 9-12. Mar. 28 – TYGA Tots, Keith Hills Golf Club, Lillington, NC, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. Mar. 28 – PKBGT/CGA Vicki DiSantis Qualifier - Statesville CC, Statesville, NC, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Mar. 28-29 – PKBGT Commonwealth Classic, Lake Monticello GC, Palmyra, VA, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Mar. 28-29 – TGF Grandover Junior Championship, Grandover Golf Resort, Greensboro NC, Boys only, Ages 12-18. Apr. 1 – TYGA Wedgewood High School Shootout, Wedgewood GC, Wilson, NC, Grades 9-12. Apr. 3 – Clayton-Neuse Invitational, The Neuse GC, Clayton, NC, Grades 9-12 Apr. 4 – TYGA Tots, Northgreen CC, Rocky Mount, NC, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. Apr. 4 – CGA Jimmy Anderson Boys’ Qualifying, Southern Wayne CC, Mt. Olive, NC, Boys only, Ages 12-18. – Information Apr. 4-5 – PKBGT Masters, Greenville CC, Greenville, NC, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Apr. 10-11 – PKBGT Spring Invitational, Wachesaw Plantation, Murrells Inlet, SC, Girls, Ages 11-19. Apr. 10-11 – TGF ACC Junior Amateur, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, NC, Boys only, Ages 12-18. Apr. 11 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Sapona Golf Club, Lexington, NC, Girls, Ages 8-19. Apr. 14 – TYGA Union Pines High School Invitational, Cc of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, NC, Grades 9-12. Apr. 18-19 – CGA Jimmy Anderson Boys’ Invitational, Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville, NC, Boys only, Ages 12-18. Apr. 18-19 – TYGA Triad Sapona Junior, Sapona GC, Lexington, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 13-18. Apr. 18-19 – PKBGT Southeast Classic, Green Valley CC, Greenville, SC, Girls only, Ages 11-19. – 4
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June 29 – TYGA One Day Tournament, May 30-31 – PKBGT Reston Girls Classic, June 22 – TYGA One Day, Club at Irish Creek, Chapel Hill CC, Chapel Hill, NC, Boys/Girls, Reston National, Reston, VA, Girls, Ages Kannapolis, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. Apr. 18 – NJGA Lake Lure Junior, Rumbling Ages 12-18. 11-19. June 22-23 – CGA Twin States Girls’ Bald - Bald Mtn., Lake Lure, NC, Boys/Girls June 29 – TYGA Triad One Day, Greensboro May 31 – TYGA Triad One Day Tournament, Championship, Dataw Island Club, St. Ages 4-18. National GC, Greensboro, NC, Boys/Girls, Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, NC, Boys/Girls, Helena, SC, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. Apr. 21 – TYGA Pinecrest High School Ages 12-18. Ages 12-18. June 23 – TYGA Triad One Day, Statesville Invitational, Pinehurst CC (No. 8), Pinehurst, June 29 – TYGA Tin Whistles Tots, CC of June 6 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, CC, Statesville, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. NC, Grades 9-12. North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC, Boys/Girls, Pinewild CC, Pinehurst, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages June 23-26 – CGA NC Junior Boys’ Apr. 25 – NJGA, The Warrior Junior, The Ages 6-12. 7-15. Championship, Maple Chase CC, WinstonWarrior GC, China Grove, NC, Boys/Girls June 6 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Lake June 29-30 – CPGA Boys’ Junior Salem, NC, NC Boys only, Ages 18 & under. Ages 4-18. Chesdin GC, Chesterfield, VA, Girls, Ages Championship, Starmount Forest CC, June 24 – TYGA Triad One Day, Gillespie GC, Apr. 25 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, 8-19. Greensboro, NC, Boys only, Ages 18 & Greensboro, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Augustine GC, Stafford, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. June 6-7 – TYGA Bojanlges Junior, Cutter under. June 25 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Apr. 25 – TYGA Tots, CC of Wakefiield, Creek GC, Snow Hill, NC, Boys only, Ages June 29-30 – CGA Carolinas Girls’ 15 & UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, NC, Boys/Girls, Raleigh, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. 13-18. Under, CC of Whispering Pines, Whispering Ages 7-15. Apr. 25-26 – PKBGT Carolinas Classic, June 6-7 – PKBGT Coastal Carolina Classic, Pines, NC, Girls only, Ages 15 & under. June 25 – USGA Junior Girls’ Qualifying, Carolina Trace CC, Sanford, NC, Girls only, Hackler GC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Girls, Ages June 30- July 1 – Forsyth Junior, Tanglewood Colonial CC, Thomasville, NC, Girls only, Ages 11-19. 11-19. Reynolds, Pine Knolls, Reynolds Park, Boys/ Ages 18 & under. Apr. 25-26 – TGF Players Championship, June 6-7 – TGF RBC Southeastern Junior Girls Forsyth County Residents, Bobby Hege June 25 – TYGA Triad One Day, Oak Hollow Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, NC, Boys only, Open, Chapel Ridge GC, Pittsboro/Chapel 336-416-3289. GC, High Point, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. Tournament Location Ages 12-18. Hill, NC, Boys only, Ages 12-18. June 25-26 – CPGA Girls’ Junior Bermuda Run West CourseJune 30-July 1 – TYGA Coastal Plains Junior, Apr. 29 – TYGA NC High School Invitational, June 10-12 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Championship, Club at Irish Creek, 129 Orchard Park Drive Greenville CC, Greenville, NC, Boys/Girls, Advance, NC 27606 Treyburn CC, Durham, NC, Grades 9-12, Sanford GC, Sanford, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages Ages 12-18. Kannapolis, NC, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. Invitation only. 12-18. Registration Information June 30-July 1 – Carmel Junior Invitational, June 27 – TYGA Tots, Midland CC, Southern Check out May 2 – CGA Creed Boys qualifying, TBD NC, June 12 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Carmel CC, Charlotte, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages Pines, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. www.salemspirits.com/2020reuniongolftournament Boys only, Ages 12-18. Wedgewood Public Golf Course, Wilson, NC, 8-18, 704-945-3300. more information June 27-28 – PKBGT Southeast GirlsforClassic, May 9 – TYGA N.C. Middle School Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. June 30 – TYGA Triad One Day, Reynolds Blythewood CC, Blythewood, SC,Salem Girls, Ages Contact & Information Championship, Longleaf G&FC, Southern June 13 – CGA NC Junior Boys Qualifying, Park GC, Winston-Salem, NC, Boys/Girls, 11-19. Patricia Hughes Pines, NC, Grades 6-8. 336.917.5402 Coharie CC, Clinton, NC, Boys only, Ages 18 Ages 12-18. June 28 – TYGA Tots, Longleaf GC, Southern email@example.com May 9 – CGA Creed Boys qualifying, Lancaster & under. July 1 – TYGA Triad One Day Tournament, Pines, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. GC, Lancaster SC, Boys only, Ages 12-18. June 13-14 – PKBGT Valley Junior Girls, Colonial CC, Thomasville, NC, Boys/Girls, June 29 – USGA Junior Amateur Qualifying, Mill May 9 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Monroe Hidden Valley CC, Salem, VA, Girls only, Ages 12-18. Creek GC, Mebane, NC Boys, Ages 18 & Under. CC, Monroe, NC, Girls, Ages 8-19. Ages 11-19. June Come 29 – NJGA Charlotte Junior Classic at Salem Academy & College Support May 9-10 – CGA Vicki DiSantis Girls’ June 15 – USGA Junior Amateur Qualifying, Firethorn CC, Marvin, NC, Boys/Girls Ages Salem Championship, Pine Island CC, Charlotte, Reunion Golf Tournament Benvenue CC, Rocky Mount, NC Boys, Ages 4-18. NC, Girls only, Ages 13-18. Athletics 18 & Under. April 24, 2020 May 9-10 – PKBGT / LPGA Tour Pure Silk June 15 – TYGA One Day Tournament, Girls Junior Championship, Kingsmill Resort, 18 Holes Captain’s Choice Gaston CC, Gastonia, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages Williamsburg, VA, Girls, Ages 11-19. 12-18. Day of Events Schedule May 15-17 – Scott Robertson Memorial, June 15 – TYGA Triad One Day, Forest Oaks 8 am Registration & breakfast Roanoke, VA, Boys/Girls, Ages 10-18, 9 am Tee time CC, Greensboro, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. Lunch Upon completion of play 540-529-3176 Tournament Location June 15 – TYGA Tin Whistles Tots, Pinehurst Tournament Location Bermuda Run West Course May 16-17 – TYGA Down East Junior, The 129 Orchard Park Drive CC #6, Pinehurst, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. Bermuda Run West Course Advance, NC 27606 Emerald GC, New Bern, NC, Boys/Girls, 129 Orchard Park Drive June 16 – CGA NC Junior Boys’ Qualifying, Registration Information Ages 13-18. Advance, NC 27606 Check out Salem Glen CC, Winston-Salem, NC, Boys www.salemspirits.com/2020reuniongolftournament May 16 – TYGA Tots, High Point Country Clubonly, Ages 18 & under. for more information Registration Information Emerywood, High Point, NC, Boys/Girls Ages June 16 – TYGA Triad One Day, Pine Knolls Check out Salem Contact & Information 6-12. Patricia Hughes www.salemspirits.com/2020reuniongolftournament GC, Kernersville, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. 336.917.5402 May 16 – NJGA Monroe Junior, Monroe CC, for more information firstname.lastname@example.org June 16-17 – TGF Greensboro Junior Amateur, Monroe, NC, Boys/Girls Ages 4-18. Greensboro CC (Farm), Greensboro, NC, Salem Contact & Information May 16-17 – PKBGT North Carolina Series Boys only, Ages 12-18. Patricia Hughes Classic, Forest Oaks CC, Forest Oaks, NC, Salem Come Support 336.917.5402 June 16-19 – CGA NC Junior Girls’ Girls, Ages 8-19. Salem email@example.com Reunio Championship, Cedar Rock CC, Lenior, NC TOURNAMENT location Athletics May 16-17 – TGF RBC Triangle Junior Classic, Tournament Location Girls only, Ages 18 & under. Bermuda Run West Course Bermuda Run West Course The Preseve GC, Chapel Hill, NC, Boys only, June 17 – Drive, Chip129 and PuttPark Local 18 Hole Orchard Drive Qualifier, Ages 12-18. 129 Orchard Park Drive Hope Valley Country Club, Advance,Durham, NC 27606 NC Boys/ Da May 16-17 – HJGT Raleigh Junior Open, River Come Support Advance NC 27606Salem Academy & College 8 am Girls, Ages 7-15. 9 am Ridge GC, Raleigh, NC, Boys/Girls Ages Registration Information Lun June 17 – TYGA Triad One Day Tournament, Salem Check out 8-18. Reunion Golf Tournament Deep Springswww.salemspirits.com/2020reuniongolftournament CC, Reidsville, NC, Boys/Girls, REGISTRATION INFORMATION May 23-24 – CGA Creed Boys’ Invitational, Athletics Ages 12-18. for more information Camden CC, Camden, SC, Boys only, Ages Check outApril 24, 2020 June 17 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Gates 12-18. Salem Contact & Information https://59931.thankyou4caring.org/ 18 Holes Captain’s Choice Four CC, Fayetteville, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages Patricia Hughes May 23-25 – PKBGT Open Championships, salem-college/golf-tournament-2020 12-18. – 336.917.5402 CC of Salisbury, Salisbury, NC, Girls only, Day of Events Schedule for more information June 18 – TYGA One Day, CC of Johnston firstname.lastname@example.org Ages 11-19. 8 am Registration & breakfast Country, Smithfield, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages May 24-25 – TGF RBC Tour Championship, 9 am Tee time 8-18. Lunch Upon completion of play SALEM CONTACT Mid Pines Inn & GC, Southern Pines, NC, June 19 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Boys only, Ages 12-18. & INFORMATION Sifford GC, Charlotte, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages Salem Academy & College Come Support May 30 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Patricia Hughes 7-15. Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC, Boys/ SalemJune 21 – PKBGT Southeast Series, Tega Cay Reunion Golf Tournament 336-917-5402 Girls, Ages 7-15. AthleticsGC, Tega Cay, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19.
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TRIAD GOLF TODAY • MARCH 2020
Local knowledge: Cobb’s 7th ace
comes on hole he built in 1967
By STEVE WILLIAMS
lmo Cobb is a legend in Alamance County golf history. He built three golf courses in the area and owned and operated Confederate Acres (now Southwick) in Graham and Sourwood Forest in Snow Camp. He also built Quaker Creek golf course in Mebane. Cobb, now in his 90s, still plays golf a couple times a week and on Nov. 22 he made his seventh career hole-in-one. It was a perfect 7-iron from 99 yards on the eighth hole. It came on one of the first holes he designed more than 50 years ago. “My eyes are getting bad and I saw the first half of it,” Cobb said. “The other three guys (Mike Ward, Bill Hansen and Trevor Butcher) were standing there watching. I knew I hit it as good as I can hit it for a change. It was covering the pin all the way.” It was his second ace on the same hole, and one of three at Southwick. His first came on the fourth hole in the early 1970s. He also notched three aces at Sourwood Forest and one at a course in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Cobb said he purchased 50 acres from a friend a few years before he ever thought about building the course. “I was over at Shamrock and we couldn’t get over the fact they had so many players. I told the guys that I believe I could build one (a course) so I went home and started working on it.” Cobb started the project in 1967 and opened the front nine in 1969. The back nine, which has the Haw River as a border on the east side, opened five years later. Cobb said the course was renowned for its great greens and drew a lot of play. He noted that when he was operating the course, they often ran out of carts on weekends. Cobb plays in a senior group a couple times a week at Southwick. When the weather’s good, they tee it up on Wednesdays and Fridays. He’ll be out there at age 92 this spring trying for ace No. 8. Other great shots reported to Triad Golf Today since our winter issue follow: 38
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Double Eagles Tommy Chandler of Providence, Feb. 9, Caswell Pines GC. No. 1, par 5, 472 yards. Driver, then 3-iron. Playing partners: Wayne Briggs, J Haynes, Clint Slayton. Darryl Parris of Eden, Nov. 11, Monroeton GC. No. 1, 324 yards. Playing partners: Thurman Thomas, Bill Bratcher. His first double eagle to go with two aces.
Aces Mike James of Walnut Cove, Feb. 19, Dan Valley GC. No. 3, 149 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Roger James, Melvin Dodson, Monty Closson. His 19th ace and his second at Dan Valley. He has also aced holes at Riverview, Lynrock,
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Aces from page 38 Tim Isaacs of Advance, Feb. 3, Tanglewood Championship. No. 16, 162 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Danny Isaacs, Chris Venable, Bobby Monroe. His second ace. Mickey Styers of Germanton, Feb. 3, Hemlock GC. No. 8, 155 yards, 7-iron. Playing partner: Randy Grantham. His first ace. Nathan Roach of Haw River, Feb. 2, Oak Hollow GC. No. 16, 157 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Joshua Muench, Meg Wren, Derrick Wren. His second ace. Monica R. Solis of Clemmons, Jan 2, Forest Creek (South). No. 6, 157 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Madison Srinivasa, Elle Crichton. Her second ace came in the Peggy Kirk Bell Foundation Classic junior tournament. Ed Schettino of Greensboro, Jan. 31, Bryan Park Players Course. No. 3, 135 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Nick DiFalco, Jack Whitley, Phil Vaughan. His third ace. Debbie Tilley of Kernersville, Jan. 28, Long Marsh GC Long Meadow Course, Rotonda West, Fla., No. 5, 104 yards, 3-wood. Playing partners: Doug Galinski, Chris Fawns. Her first ace. Bricio Valdez-Cruz, Jan. 28, Silo Run GC. No. 5, sand wedge. Playing partners: Randy Higgins, Archie Johnson, Richard Vanhoy. His second ace. Gregory Miller of Kernersville, Jan. 26, Jamestown Park GC. No. 17, 170 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Josh Tate, Nic Curl, Rich Clapper. His first ace. Buster Collette, Jan 13, Silo Run GC. No. 5, 100 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partner: Jerry Ivey. Age 70, his first ace. Richard Franks of Yadkinville, Jan. 6, Silo Run GC. No. 7, 139 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Keith Fisher, Roger Allred. His first ace. Jerry Thorne of Greensboro, Jan. 2, Bryan Park Champions Course. No. 7, 128 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Mark Kiel, Tom Leatherberry, Tyrone Moore. His third ace; he aced the same hole last October. Ray Jones of Winston-Salem, Jan. 1, Hemlock GC. No. 4, 145 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Jack Westmoreland, Jimmy Uhl. His third ace. Bob Weant of High Point, Dec. 31, Olde Homeplace GC. No. 3, 120 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Bo Morgan, Wes Nicks. His second ace. Steve Crouse of Reidsville, Dec. 26, Pennrose Park CC. No. 4, 145 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Mike DeLapp, Danny Dallas, Eric McCollum. His fifth ace.
Bill Bean, Dec. 19, Silo Run GC. No. 5, 105 yards, gap wedge. Playing partner: Eric Bean. Wes Harger of King, Dec. 15, Hemlock GC. No. 12, 157 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Clappy Tuttle, Billy Bigman, Ron Johnson, Buck Hauser. His fifth ace. Lisa Black of Eden, Dec. 7, Lynrock GC. No. 17, 112 yards, 7-iron. Playing partner: Liz Ann Russell. Her first ace. Eddie Wright of Ramseur, Dec. 7, Asheboro Municipal GC. No. 5, 150 yards, 4-hybrid. Playing partners: Rey Solarez, Bill Welch, Arthur Harrington. His second ace. Wayne Henry of Burlington, Dec. 5, Challenge GC. No. 4, 110 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Mark Griffin, Andrew Harrison, Cecil Smith. His second ace. Bob Allen of Greensboro, Nov. 25, Forest Oaks GC. No. 3, 142 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Dave Bumgarner, Al Lamachio, Mike Conroy. His third ace, all on the third hole at Forest Oaks. George Somers of Summerfield, Nov. 17, Iron Play GL. No. 11, 105 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partner: Stuart Balsley. His first ace. David Edenfield of Clemmons, Nov. 16, Tanglewood Championship Course. No. 7, 135 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Hugh Quinn, Maurice Banks, Tom Long. Tommy Manuel of Pilot Mountain, Nov. 15, Pilot Knob Park GC. No. 17, 140 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Tim Lazenby, Anthony Mabe, Danny Mills. Chick Barnes of Greensboro, Nov. 11, Iron Play GL. No. 9, 100 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: George Setzer, Ralph Gibson, Bob Quindland. His 20th ace. Tim Mullen of Winston-Salem, Nov. 11, Oak Valley GC. No. 6, 155 yards, 7-iron. Playing partner: Graham Stevens. His second ace. Lee Holliday of Greensboro, Nov. 10, Bryan Park Players Course. No. 5, 115 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Johannes Venter, Bob Williams, Brian Gray. His second ace. Don Williams of Greensboro, Nov. 9, Gillespie GC. No. 4, 167 yards, 4-iron. Playing partners: Larry Pegram, Jim Wall. His first ace. David Marsh of Ararat, Nov. 2, Silo Run GC. No. 7, 148 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Larry Hamby, Quinton Caudle, Dale Brock, Bryan Hinkle, David Mallard. His first ace. Mike Hershey of Summerfield, Oct. 6, Crooked Tree GC. No. 7, 188 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Troy Brim, Mason Hershey, Robbie Gaines. His first ace.
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