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– by David Droschak
yndham Championship tournament director Mark Brazil would normally be hitting the road in a few weeks to begin the process of recruiting the best field he can land for the 2020 event in mid August. You know the drill, shaking hands and kissing babies so to speak, trying to convince players like Tigers Woods and Phil Mickelson a final tune-up at Sedgefield Country Club a week before the scheduled FedExCup playoffs is the way to go. But these aren’t ordinary times with the outbreak of COVID-19. “The world is changing every hour with this thing – and every once in a while we get some good news,” Brazil said. “I feel terrible even worrying about a golf tournament but that’s my job, and it’s an important asset to North Carolina and the Piedmont Triad region, that’s for sure.” The PGA Tour, which saw seven tournaments canceled in March, April and May because of the global virus outbreak, plans to restart competition in mid June with the Charles Schwab Challenge, but this event in Texas and three more will be staged with no fans. In addition to no spectators outside the ropes, tournament directors like Brazil, who normally would be attending this tournament, and other “non-essential” folks won’t be permitted to attend either. “It’s unfortunate that the sponsors and fans don’t get to enjoy this event in person but that will happen next year,” Brazil said. “The Tour is trying to get events on TV and give the players an opportunity to compete. I almost think more importantly
a whole bunch of people who are just dying for sports on TV and PGA Tour golf is some pretty good content.” Brazil, Wyndham officials and the PGA Tour have been on weekly conference calls and forging ahead with plans for the August tournament in Greensboro, and part of that process at this point is an assumption fans will be allowed on the Donald Ross layout. “I would just say if you ask me if we are going to have the same amount of fans out there as usual, at this point I would say no,” Brazil said. “But I am very optimistic that we will have fans and sponsors fully participating. There is no question about it that golf is the sport that gives you the best opportunity to be able to pull off social distancing. I am very happy the governor in North Carolina did not shut down the golf courses because I think that shows that we can be responsible and be smart and still abide by the rules that the Trump Administration has put forward.” Brazil said he and his staff would need a minimum of five weeks to be able to “build out the golf course.” “At some point, we’ll have to set a date that will be our date of ‘do we move forward or do we not?’’’ he said. “You are talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars for building things, and what I’m talking about. ‘Are we going to set up the bleachers; are we going to set up the skyboxes; are we going to bring in the suites?’ Those things just aren’t like ‘oh one day yes and then the next day you are not coming.’ We have to build out the golf course.” With a PGA Tour schedule that will now spill more into the fall after the Wyndham Championship, Brazil feels his field may be stronger than normal. “Once we get back these guys are going to play more golf than we’ve ever seen before as far as many of the top players going three, four or five weeks in a row,” Brazil said. “And the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 is going to play a big role
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runner-up, with the 10th-place finisher earning $500,000. “For us, an absolute home run in August would be that we are allowed maybe a smaller number of people out here, which would include sponsors and spectators,” Brazil said. “I’m optimistic we’re going to have an event that North Carolina can be proud of.”
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A Walk in the Park
Reynolds Park celebrating 80th anniversary By David Droschak
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f there was a state record for the most golf played at the same course Andy Smith would be a serious contender. He has been a member at Reynolds Park Golf Course since 1961, logging about 200 rounds there a year. That’s close to 12,000 rounds in his lifetime at the same venue. “I guess I’ll be swinging there until I’m gone,” the 81-year-old joked. Smith won’t be alone. The Perry Maxwell design, owned by the City of Winston-Salem, and leased and managed by T-Square Golf, has been a popular proving ground for the “common man” for decades as it celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2020. The golf course opened in 1940, one year after Maxwell designed the private country club Old Town, which is cross-town and less than 10 miles from Reynolds Park. The land for the Reynolds Park location, which once was a pig farm and cattle grazing area, was donated by the Reynolds tobacco family. It was one of Maxwell’s final solo projects before teaming up with his son for the remainder of his illustrious architectural career. Unlike Old Town, Maxwell’s budget at Reynolds Park prohibited him from moving a lot of dirt. “With it being a municipal owned course the city wasn’t going to spend as much money as other courses, so the rolling terrain you see is what was here back in 1940,” said Reynolds Park general manager Harold Kincaid. “The WPA under President Roosevelt helped do a lot of the work out here, picking up rocks and using mules and drag pans to smooth out the fairways.” The golf course has survived the lasting effects of the Great Depression, the end of segregation and the Great Recession, and everything in between, and is now successfully implementing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I remember the old guy who used to live near the golf course telling us when he was a kid that lawyers and accountants would come out and work for $1 a day just to have something after the
Great Depression,” Smith said. “He was a water boy and they hooked up a tank on his back and he would walk around and everybody drank out of the same cup.” The old timers here can spin dozens upon dozens of yarns about this place, which was part of a larger park at the time that consisted of an arcade, skating rink and swimming pool. Only the golf course has survived for eight decades. “Well, it is still here because golf goes back to the 1800s and people want to play golf, and until sometime in the 1970s and even into the ‘80s there was a limited number of courses,” said Nick Jameson, the former longtime director of the Winston-Salem Parks and Recreation Department. “In those days if you were a working guy you couldn’t belong to Old Town or Forsyth Country Club, so where were you going to play? Mr. Reynolds built this course so everybody would have that chance to play.” Gerald Carter recalls first playing Reynolds Park as a teenager in the mid 1960s, going home and telling his grandfather about his experience there, explaining that it cost $1 a day or $50 for the entire year of golf. “He looked at me kind of incredulous and said: ‘You mean for $50 dollars you can play golf every day for a year?’” Carter said. “So, he pulled out two twenties and a ten and took me down there to join. I was 14. It was Easter Monday 1966. And I also remember my dad telling me golf would probably be one of those things that I would be interested in for a couple of months and then put it away and never do it again. So, he missed on that one … didn’t he?” The 6,379-yard course is wide open, has up-anddown natural topography and offers golfers a view of downtown Winston-Salem from the 10th green. It has few frills, and is a course recognized in the area for its excellent drainage after heavy rains. Seniors can play Monday-Friday for $23, while the highest weekend rate to play and ride is just $34. “You don’t lose a lot of golf balls generally,” Kincaid said. “But we have some very challenging holes. There is a little teeth to it, but it doesn’t beat you up. The guy who shoots 95 can come out here and have fun and not lose 12 balls.”
And likely find a game. The 68-year-old Carter, who has shot 63 here twice, used to pal around with a group of teenagers back in the day, often riding his bike or walking two miles from his house to Reynolds Park to play 36 holes a day. He and Smith are now part of a large contingent of seniors who love the opportunity to tee it up here … and tell old-time stories. “We have known most of these guys all of our lives.” Smith said. “The best thing through the years has been the people here,” added Carter. “And as far as the golf course itself you have to hit every shot; you have to be a good wedge player, you have to drive the ball well. There are some holes that are long enough to challenge your longer clubs and some holes short enough to be birdie holes – just a great variety. It is the kind of golf course you really don’t get tired of playing.” At one time during the 1980s, Reynolds Park logged close to 43,000 rounds. Kincaid’s management firm took over in 2008 and are in the second year of a five-year lease. He’s excited to see the City of Winston-Salem investing $400,000 in a new irrigation system that should be completed soon and help with overall conditioning of the layout. “We’ve had a good relationship with the city over the years, they are comfortable with us,” Kincaid said. “I have a lot of personal pride in this course because I do live in this area. I think that was part of the reason the city looked at our bid pretty strongly because we are local guys and have ties to the community, our kids all went to school here. I certainly don’t want to leave a poor legacy when I do walk away from this place.” Ellis Maples did do some redesign work here, but in the end, Reynolds Park is an old, traditionalstyle golf course with a strong Maxwell philosophy. “It is a golf course that was built in the day when everybody walked, so it’s like a lot of Donald Ross type of courses where they were built for exercise,” Jameson said. “Walking at Reynolds Park is a way of life. These types of courses don’t take up huge amounts of acreage and they have a lot of character. Remember, Reynolds Park was built for the average man; it wasn’t built as a country club. “I have always equated golf to being a farmer,” added Jameson. “You have to live and die with your greens, and your tees and your fairways. That’s what a farmer does, he’s out there with his crops and he lives and dies with the weather.” Kincaid notes that many across Forsyth County and beyond grew up playing the game at Reynolds Park, and it’s refreshing to see new faces. “We’re seeing more of the 25-45 years old guys during the virus outbreak,” Kincaid said. “If there is something good that may come out of this we may get some younger folks out here taking up the game. We’re seeing more females playing too, and it has really been good seeing parents bringing their kids out in the afternoons and playing. It makes me feel a little bit better about the Reynolds Park legacy and golf down the road.” TRIAD GOLF TODAY • MAY 2020
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Empty Feeling Duke, Wake Forest women were eyeing NCAA championship rematch By David Droschak
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One of the more dramatic pieces of golf television last year was the championship of women’s college golf, which featured Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Duke and Wake Forest. It was true theater, with the Blue Devils edging the Demon Deacons on the final hole of match play for their seventh title under head coach Dan Brooks. A rematch was a real possibility as both squads returned future professional players, veterans of NCAA battles over the past few seasons. Entering mid March, Wake Forest was ranked No. 1 in the nation, while Duke was fifth. But neither will head to Grayhawk Golf Club in Arizona in late May. Not because of poor play but because of a pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak has cost college golfers their 2020 season, and potential lasting memories. For coaches, March and April presented new and different challenges, especially with each team’s rosters consisting of a fair amount of international golfers. Duke was one hour into a road trip to a tournament in Georgia when word came from university officials that the event had been cancelled because of the virus outbreak. Brooks and his team turned the two mini vans around and headed back to Durham. “Every end of the season is an emotional experience for me and it has been that way the whole time I’ve been at Duke,” said Brooks, whose 36th season with the school was cut short. “I’ve shed
Wake Forest associate coach Ryan Potter and Duke head coach Dan Brooks chat during the 2019 NCAA Championship. Photos by Tim Cowie. at least one tear at every final dinner we’ve ever had but I wasn’t really taking it in that the season was over when we got the word. Then the season was cancelled all in the same 2-to-3 hour period. It didn’t sink in for me that I needed to wrap everything up with the team right then.” So, later that day, Brooks began contacting his squad, making necessary preparations on the fly. “I said, ‘Hey, we need to have our end-of-the-season annual dinner that we
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always have and we need to have it in the next day because people are being sent home, people are being taken off campus,”’ he said. Meanwhile, Wake Forest was in a tournament in Arizona when coach Kim Lewellen received notice that the event – and the season – was over. “Losing the NCAA championship (last year to Duke) was heartbreaking, but losing a season is crazy,” she said. “At the time we didn’t know if (senior) Siyun Liu would be granted another year of eligibility, so in a matter of 10 minutes she was done with college golf. You can imagine what was going on in her mind, and with everything going on in China. You could see it in Siyun’s face at the time.” Lewellen scrambled to put together a team dinner out West. “Every player who wasn’t there called in,” the coach said. “So, we had a senior dinner for Siyun and an end-of-the-year banquet all in within six hours, trying to put some type of closure to the year the best we could at that moment.” Once back in Winston-Salem, Lewellen had an even more important task – keeping her players safe. “Sure, we all went through a team disappointment, but at the same time with so many of our players being international -from places like Italy, Switzerland, China and Ireland, countries that were affected by the virus quite a bit – I had to get into a mode of what should we do. Do they need to go home or do they stay here? We went from worrying about our championship chances to being really concerned about our individuals and then our com-
munity. All of that has been an interesting transition.” Three of Lewellen’s international players stayed in the U.S., while Lauren Walsh returned to Ireland. “We’ve all had to adapt as a team to different schedules,” Lewellen said. “The players are doing what they can with a few of their golf courses open, and everybody now seems to have a home gym, whether it’s in their driveway or whatever. They need to be ready for when they get to play again (this summer).” And then there are recruiting challenges and future eligibility rulings … and on and on. College golf coaches can make contact with prep golfers from the class of 2022 starting June 15. “We’re pretty far ahead with recruiting, so we’re not sweating things too badly, but it would be really tough having to recruit in this situation right now,” Brooks said. “It’s not tough yet for us at Duke, but if this goes on into the summer and other schools don’t have their (recruiting) classes lined up it could be pretty hard.” “As a coach it’s still day-by-day because we still continue to get information,” added Lewellen. “Usually you are worried about practice or recruiting trips, but it went from the season is cancelled, to making sure your athletes are safe, to making sure that now the on-line classes and the academics are going OK, to making sure they are making the right decisions at the right times. There are a lot of things the coach is now the middle person for. And from a coaching standpoint you don’t know what recruiting is going to be like. A lot of us are doing more research at home and just trying to follow up on things that way. I am calling it armchair recruiting.” Brooks also has his own personal disappointment. In addition to not being able to have his team defend its NCAA title, Brooks was slated to be the U.S. captain of the Arnold Palmer Cup team in early July in Oklahoma, but that event has now been pushed to December and will take place at Bay Hill in Florida. Wake Forest players Emilia Migliaccio of Cary and Rachel Kuehn of Asheville were selected to the women’s team and will also have to wait until the winter to participate. “The girls are bummed, but what our sport of golf always teaches us is you are going to make a bogey or a double bogey, or you’re going to get a bad bounce … and we got a big-time bad bounce this year,” Lewellen said. “But you adapt and figure out a way to get better. I think that’s our only choice now.” TRIAD GOLF TODAY • MAY 2020
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Sedgefield upgrading professional experience with new short-game area By DAVID DROSCHAK
ans entering the main gate for the 2020 Wyndham Championship in mid August will get a bird’s-eye view of some of the top professional golfers in the game thanks to a new short-game area designed by the PGA Tour. A two-acre tract of land in front of the clubhouse and adjacent to where busses drop off golfing fans for the tournament, which was previously filled with tall pines, has been transformed into a larger and updated practice area. Wyndham Championship tourna-
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ment director Mark Brazil approached the PGA Tour, and in particular Steve Wenzloff, the organization’s longtime senior vice president of design services, last year about the proposed project, which Wyndham is funding. Wenzloff, who also designed the updated short-game area at TPC Sawgrass in 2016, visited Sedgefield Country Club in the winter and tree removal work and permitting began, with shaping starting in early May. All is expected to be ready to roll for the Aug. 11-16 tournament. “The existing short-game area at Sedgefield was not a very sufficient size to handle a full-sized PGA Tour event,” Wenzloff said. “Sure, it has got-
ten by for some years now but it never really was ideal. And the tournament is now the season-ending event prior to the FedEx Cup playoffs so there is a bigger push from our players to try to hone in their games before jumping into the postseason. I think Mark acknowledged that it was something we needed to do to help the field.” “We have to compete as a town, as a golf course, with all these other tournaments, but also there are a bunch of cities out there that would love to have a PGA Tour event, so we have to do what we can to improve our product,” Brazil said. “We like to get to where everything is what Bobby Long likes to call A-plus-plus.”
The new short-game area will help create what Brazil is calling “a grand entrance” for the tournament’s fans as they enter the Sedgefield grounds, crossing a wooden bridge over the scenic creek that dissects the practice area. “It will be more of a showcase now and is going to be a cool experience for the fans, Wenzloff said. “We have also designed a spectator slope off the walk path where spectators can sit on the grass bank after going through the security checkpoint and really watch the players practice.” The outbreak of COVID-19 prevented Wenzloff from getting out onto the golf course to try to replicate some of the Ross features for the two new practice greens. However, he said ShotLink technology allowed him to review data from every green complex. Continued on page 15
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“I got a feel for a few of the greens out there that had contours that were worth trying to emulate,” he said. The Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the sixth-oldest PGA Tour event excluding the Majors. Brazil declined to say what the investment cost. “John McConnell Golf has a perfectly good property here, one of the best in the state, and we really felt like that if you look at it over a 10-year period that it was a great investment for us.” Wenzloff said he worked with pros and logged their feedback on how they like to practice when he executed the Sawgrass project four years ago. But this time around is a little more unique. “We want to design features that are important to the pros and be able to incorporate those here, but at the same time at Sedgefield we recognize the Donald Ross history and have tried to be respectful of that, and will try to put something in place that has that course characteristic. “We’ll have the closely mowed areas off the side slopes and side shoulders of the green where they work on putting the ball up the slope if the want, or a pitch shot they can hit up the embankment to a tight pin,” Wenzloff added. “And we’ll have bunkers there and areas of rough they can practice from. There is not that much rough at Sedgefield the pros have to deal with, but a lot of their members here travel around in the McConnell Golf portfolio of courses so they will be able to find other aspects they can practice on here too.” Sedgefield members are excited to see the pros again in late summer … and also thrilled to try out the club’s new amenity. “This is just a huge space in the middle of land-locked Sedgefield that we’ll be able to do some good stuff with,” added Sedgefield general manager Chad Flowers. “This will benefit our members 50 weeks a year even though it is paid for by Wyndham, and the pros get to use it so it’s a win-win for everybody.”
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Action Jackson Pinehurst Teen Turning Heads By DAVID DROSCHAK
ooking at his golfing resume over the last two years, few would argue that Jackson Van Paris is a unique talent. But just how special is the 16-year-old Pinehurst resident who is ranked first in the country in the class of 2021? You have to look deeper into his game and not just at his low scoring, which within a two-week span recently included a 61 at the Country Club of North Carolina Cardinal Course and a 62 at Tobacco Road, where he recorded his fourth career hole-in-one. “Still to this day, it amazes me, Jackson’s innate understanding of the game and why different things happen,” said Berkeley Hall director of golf Adam Kushner, who has been the swing coach for Van Paris since 2012. “He is one of those very few kids -- even when he was 8 years old -- that could tell you why the ball hooked or sliced. That is probably one of his biggest strengths; he has an unbelievable understanding of the game of golf. I don’t think anybody taught him that; I just think he was born with it.” Kushner first met Van Paris at CCNC when his parents brought him to the area from Chicago to participate in the U.S. Kids World Championship in Pinehurst. “His parents asked me if I would work with him, and we kind of just hit it off, there was a great rapport between his father, Jackson and myself,” Kushner said. “At that point they were living in Chicago and every time they would come to Pinehurst we would hook up, Continued on page 19
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Action Jackson from page 18 and then they eventually moved to Pinehurst and I got to see him on a pretty regular basis.” Kushner moved to Bluffton, S.C., four years ago, but remains the swing coach for Van Paris, who in March captured the prestigious Junior Invitational at Sage Valley with a final-round 67. “The biggest thing we’ve tried to do and one of the biggest reasons he’s continued to work with me as opposed to a bigger name teacher is that we’ve kept it really simple,” Kushner said of Van Paris. “He feels very comfortable saying ‘when I do this or that it looks better than it feels’ and we can go back-and-forth and figure it out. It could be something as simple as changing his setup or ball position, and he gets right back on track. We’ve kept in touch enough where he never gets that far off his game.” Van Paris did win a U.S. Kids World Championship in his age division back in the day, but began to draw major attention when he qualified for match play in the U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach two years ago as a 14-year-old. And he became the youngest golfer to win a match at the USGA event since Bobby Jones in 1916. “The whole week I was kind of like ‘I’ve got nothing to lose,”’ Van Paris said of the U.S. Amateur experience. “I got told walking off the 18th green about the whole Bobby Jones record. I had no idea.” He also played in the Rolex Junior All American in 2017 and 2018, and won the 2019 AJGA Simplify Boys Championship. Van Paris won’t turn 17 until August, and at 6-foot-3 with a size 14 shoe, he’s still growing. His long, lean frame would suggest superior length off the tee, but his game doesn’t necessarily rely on power. “He understands what his game is,” Kushner said. “He plays very much within himself and he does not have a weakness. Overall his driver is long enough and very accurate, and that probably sets him up for a lot of things. But he is very much kind of a unique, complete package.” www.triadgolf.com
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Van Paris seems to rise to the occasion when it counts the most. He made quite a first impressive on new Vanderbilt assistant golf coach Gator Todd. “It was coach Todd’s first day on the job, the first kid he ever watched wearing a Vanderbilt shirt and hat,” Van Paris said of a tournament he was playing in Memphis, Tenn. “I was as nervous as I could be but I chipped in on the first hole he watched me. That was good.” You think? Van Paris and his parents Todd and Jana, who play an important role in Jackson’s on-course and off-course life, visited Vanderbilt three times before verbally committing to play golf at the SEC school. Just like his golf game, the Van Paris family is thorough about education, too. Once in college, Van Paris said he will room with fellow junior golfing star Gordon Sargent, who lives in Alabama, and will major in Human Organizational Development. “We committed within two hours of each other,” Van Paris said. “We’ve become great friends through junior golf tournaments and we’ve roomed together in a ton of tourna-
ments. It’s pretty cool we could do something like this together.” Van Paris transferred from The O’Neal School to Pinecrest High School this season. He also played basketball at O’Neal before he broke his right foot in December 2018 and gave up the sport to concentrate solely on golf. “The game I broke my foot I had 16 points and right before half I went up for a rebound and I landed wrong on someone, and then someone stepped on my foot and that was it,” he said. “That was my last competitive game. I play for fun now.” Despite all his golfing success, Van Paris remains humble. This interview was set up a few months ago, but his father called at the last second to ask if his son could reschedule at a later date. The reason? Dad was concerned that his son was getting too much publicity at the time. “I give a ton of credit to Jackson’s parents, they have always prioritized things in his life,” Kushner said. “Golf is extremely, extremely important, but even when he was 10 years old and you had a lot of kids throwing clubs and having temper tantrums on the golf course you
would never see Jackson doing that. They really didn’t care if he won or lost but they very much cared about his behavior and attitude on the golf course, and through all of this they have made school a big priority for him. They have instilled the fact that golf may or may not work out, but who you are as a person is going to be with you the rest of your life. His parents have done an amazing job with that.” What are the odds that Van Paris will play professionally one day? “We try not to get ahead of ourselves but the thing that is amazing is he has been great since he was really young and he keeps getting better, and his overall demeanor and humbleness will prove him well moving forward,” Kushner said. “Two years ago if you would have asked me that question about being a pro I would have said there is a small chance, maybe 25 percent, but right now he continues to get better so I would give him as high of a percentage as just about any kid playing golf today. He is that good.” “The thing about golf is you’re not going to win every week, so there is always something to strive for,” Van Paris said. ”I am naturally a pretty modest person. At school I have an English class and a majority of the kids in the class didn’t know I played golf until the last month of the class. Somebody said ‘he’s first in the world for his age’ and the kids couldn’t believe it. My goal is to play professional golf, but if anything I can become more self confident. I have never really needed anyone to ground me, if anything I’m not confident enough myself.” Heading into May, Van Paris is in line to make the 2020 Junior Ryder Cup team, one of the teenager’s goals for this fall. “I love golf because it is peaceful,” Van Paris said. “You get to go to some of the coolest places. I got to go to Pebble Beach, which is one of the most beautiful places in the world. I went to Australia, France, and to almost every state in the U.S. The places that golf takes you and the people you meet are not like any other sport.”
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Burlington junior on a hole-in-one roll By STEVE WILLIAMS
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ifteen-year-old Connor Massey made his first hole-in-one on March 14. And that was just the beginning. He did it again on April 16 and again eight days later. All three aces came at Alamance Country Club on three different holes. “Good shots and a lot of luck,” Massey explained. Doug Massey, Connor’s dad and the club champ at Alamance CC, has five career aces but none since 1999, five years before his son was born. He was witness to all three of Connor’s memorable shots. The young Massey is a rising star in the junior ranks and is a sophomore at The Burlington School, where he is a member of the golf team. Connor carries a handicap index of 3.2 and he’s obviously been playing a lot of golf this spring. These aces weren’t cheap shots by any means as the par-3s at Alamance CC are as tough as they come. The first one came on the 175-yard eighth hole with a 5-iron. Connor registered the ace in the club’s Cabin Fever tournament as he was part of a foursome with his dad, Dustin Moore and Mike Chisholm. The second ace was the result of a 200yard shot with a 5-iron on the 14th hole. Chisholm was again in the group with Doug and Connor. Ace No. 3 was on the 150-yard fourth hole with an 8-iron. Jay Clayton and Tom Monahan were in the foursome with the Masseys. None of the hole-outs could be seen from the tee. “On all of them we had to wait until we got up to the green,” Connor said. “We were looking around and when no balls were on the green someone said ‘there’s your ball’ [in the cup].” Connor will no doubt be out at Alamance CC trying to hit for the par-3 cycle. The 16th hole awaits.
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Connor Massey holds the ball that he used to ace Alamance Country Club’s eighth hole on April 16. He also scored holes-in-one on March 14 and April 24 on different holes at the course. Double Eagles Ronald Harper of Madison, April 25, Dan Valley GC. No. 4, 416 yards, driver, then 5-iron from 170 yards. Playing partners: Larry Holt, Robbin Doss, Nelson Redd. His first double eagle.
Brandon Belton of Stokesdale, April 4, Dan Valley GC. No. 14, driver, then 4-hybrid from 180 yards. Playing partners: Johnny Joyce, Jacob Vinson, Roger Nance. His first double eagle.
Martin Rierson of Burlington, May 1, Falls Village GC. No. 6, 144 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Mark Guettler, J.R. Isaacs, Matthew Johnson. His first career ace after playing more than 50 years. Terry Widel of Eden, April 29, Oak Hills GC. No. 17, 148 yards, 9-wood. Playing partners: Larry Turner, Jimmy Walker, Charles Hopper. His first ace. Steve Williams of Reidsville, April 28, Pennrose Park CC. No. 4, 140 yards, 6-hybrid. Playing partners: Danny Dallas, Mike DeLapp, Eric McCollum. His second ace came almost 40 years after his first. Zach Wise of Lufkin, Texas, April 26, Dan Valley GC. No. 3, 149 yards, 9-iron. Playing partner: Bryant Long. His first ace. Robert Keck of Reidsville, April 25, Oak Hills GC. No. 15, 165 yards, 5-hybrid. Playing parters: Jeff Eanes, Sam Eanes. His third ace. Kenneth Keesee, April 22, Wolf Creek GC. No. 5. His first ace. Martha Ore of Madison, April 17, Oak Hills GC. No. 15, 90 yards, 7-iron. Playing partner: Mary Smith. Her fifth ace. Les Klausing, April 19, Holly Ridge GL. No. 16, 167 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Daniel Cranford, Derek Hulin. His first ace. Barb McDonough of Greensboro, April 11, Iron Play Par-3 Links. No. 8, 125 yards, 3-wood. Playing partners: Sue Fulkim, Carolyn Martin. Her second ace. Dean Bottomley of Winston-Salem, April 10, Reynolds Park GC. No. 5, 130 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Wayne Nance, Tony Gasque. Anne Southern of Kernersville, April 7, Tanglewood Par-3 Course. No. 18, 66 yards, 3-wood. Playing partner: Terry Southern. Her second ace came three days after she witnessed her brother-in-law ace the same hole. Larry Kelly of Hillsborough, April 7, Mill Creek GC. No. 4, 142 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Joh Taylor, Linda Taylor. His third ace. Toby Spainhour, April 5, Silo Run GC. No. 17, 214 yards, 7-wood. Playing partners: Jr. Oldson, Roger Dunlap, Charlie Cannon. His fourth ace. Harold “Pork Chop” Southern of Midway, April 4, Tanglewood Par-3 Course. No. 18, 66 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Terry Southern, Anne Southern. His third ace. Chase Loye of Brown Summit, April 3, Crooked Tree GC. No. 8, 243 yards, 3-wood. Playing partners: Scooter Mooney, Scott Loye. His second ace. David Kinne, March 27, Greensboro National GC. No. 16, 126 yards, pitching wedge. His second ace. David Rock, March 27, Silo Run GC. No. 5, 96 yards, sand wedge. Playing partner: Gaither Palmer. His first ace. www.triadgolf.com
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Daydreaming about the next golf excursion By DAVID DROSCHAK
e’ve been blessed over the last two months that golf has been “deemed” essential to our wellbeing across North Carolina during the COVID-19 outbreak. Some golfers in other states have not been as fortunate and can’t wait to hit the links as the weather starts to warm. There is nothing like some fresh air and a birdie or two to take your mind off a pandemic. Many of us are also anxious to plan our next “golf trip.” I was so looking forward to a May media outing (which has been moved to the summer) in Missouri where I was going to tee it up on a new course designed by Tiger Woods. And while golf courses in the Tar Heel state have remained open, thousands who planned to either fly or drive here in the early spring for annual golf vacations from places like Canada, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania have been left with nothing more than cabin fever. We hope they return soon, especially since North Carolina’s economic golf model relies on regional travelers, outof-state guests who log rounds at private
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clubs, and even a fair amount of internaBy BETSEY MITCHELL tional play. Feeling safe in your surroundings is s the old novel says, “It was the best just one piece of the evolving equation, of times. It was the worst of times.” and when it comes to this, North Carolina Golf is no more essential than is well ahead of the curve. We’ve been basketball or baseball or any other sport, practicing “social golf distancing” for but if done properly, it can be accomplished almost two months now, with raised cups, without causing harm to a fellow competino flags, one rider per cart, on-line paytor. That is essentially why all golf courses ments … you get the picture. should be open. The second piece of Most of the state’s the golf puzzle centers courses have worked out on cash flow. It would be the details; online purchase silly to think that those of tee times, one player per unemployed in our state disinfected cart, walking aren’t golfers. Many of encouraged, barrier in the them are, and while golf hole to keep the ball from may be “essential” it is not falling to the bottom, flagnecessary as some budgets DUELING DIVOTS stick in at all times, no bunbegin to tighten up. ker rakes, and of course, Pricing a round of golf or a night’s physical distancing at all times. stay will be an interesting balancing act Players struggle the most with the awkmoving forward for general managers ward replacement of the customary tip of the who have seen rounds stay robust but res- hat and handshake. The oddest one I have taurant revenues plummet. There will be seen so far is the touching of putter heads. a temptation to play “catch up” over the Reports have filtered out about some coming months. players being more foolish than others. Let’s hope there are some real deals My guess is that humans over 45 are more out there. But just like the pandemic there aware of their mortality. The least sensible are no clear paths at this point. behavior I’ve seen has been the guys; guess-
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ing ages 17 to 25. You know … the same ones who flock to the beach and still think it’s OK to hang in bars. The happening that brings the seriousness of the virus home to me is the shuttering of all the Pinehurst Resort properties. A Pinehurst hotel has been open every single day since 1895 through epidemics and wars. It is ironic that the original intent of Pinehurst was a healthy escape for the unwell. When I last checked, the Carolinas Golf Association is hoping for an early June start. I suspect this is a day-to-day decision with everyone watching the North Carolina statistics. I particularly feel sorry for all the losses in fund raising connected to golf’s charity events. Golf has been a go-to for so many quality non-profits. I hope that everyone who regularly supports these types of events will take the time to make at least a small donation directly to that charity. Much is needed these days. Golf may not be essential, but it is critically important to the economic health of our state and the mental health of the players. May the path open wide, much sooner than later.
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The Demon Deacons went on to win their next event, the Lady Paladin Invitational at the end of September by five strokes. Senior All-American Siyun Liu finished in a tie for second place while the rest of the team finished inside the top 25. Closing out the fall, Wake Forest won the team title in match play at the East Lake Cup as sophomore Vanessa Knecht took home the individual stroke play title. In what ended up being the final event of the season, the Demon Deacons took home the team title at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in March by 26 strokes. Junior All-American Emilia Migliaccio captured the individual title by one stroke. All the Demon Deacons finished inside the top 20 in their best team performance of the year. “This honor is special for many reasons but most importantly because it was awarded by my colleagues,” Lewellen said. “This award reflects those brilliant individuals that surround me at Wake: our administration, my associate head coach Ryan Potter, all our support staff, and most importantly those young ladies that have put their trust in us and show up to work hard each and every day.” Lewellen began her collegiate coaching career in 2003 when she spent one season as the head coach of the men’s and women’s teams at The Citadel. She then went on to be the head coach at East Carolina for two seasons before beginning her tenure at Virginia in 2007.
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Mountain resort Rumbling Bald converting to Bermuda greens at Apple Valley Golf Course By DAVID DROSCHAK
umbling Bald Resort, one of western North Carolina’s only 36-hole golf destinations, will convert the greens on its marquee course to Champion Bermuda grass over the summer. Located in Lake Lure and designed by Dan Maples, Apple Valley Golf Course will begin the transition from its original bentgrass greens to Champion Bermuda in June. The grass was chosen for its superior performance profile, heat tolerance and maintainability, resort officials said. “We provide our golfers with the best possible experiences and Champion Bermuda checked all the boxes,” said Rumbling Bald general manager Jeff Geisler. “The layout and routing by Dan Maples at Apple Valley is so pure from tee-to-green that smooth, true rolling Champion greens are the perfect fit.” Continued on page 25
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Rumbling Bald from page 24 Apple Valley is in elite company with its conversion from bentgrass to Champion Bermuda. Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, site of the 2017 PGA Championship, and Pinehurst No. 2, host of the 1999, 2005, 2014 U.S. Opens, have undergone the transition in recent years. “We did our homework and Champion Bermuda came out ahead by a long shot,” said Rumbling Bald director of golf course maintenance Matt Lovell. “We’re excited to see golfers’ reactions and receive their feedback once the conversion is complete this summer.” Apple Valley stretches to nearly 6,800 yards and features expansive views of Bald Mountain and the surrounding Lake Lure area. Maples estimated 75 percent of shots at Apple Valley are either level or downhill, virtually unheard of for a mountain course. Shimmering mountain lakes adorn 12 holes, but water only occasionally comes into play. Located along the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, golf is played year-round at Rumbling Bald resort. Champion Bermuda demands less irrigation, fertilizer and pesticides than bentgrass, and is suitable to North Carolina’s warm summer nights and temperate winter climate. In addition to Apple Valley, golfers enjoy 6,300-yard Bald Mountain, the resort’s original 18-hole mountain-style course. Designed by George Cobb protégé W.B. Lewis, movie buffs always appreciate the picturesque 16th green, the backdrop of a scene from the movie “Dirty Dancing.” Apple Valley is scheduled to reopen in late August. For a full list of course maintenance dates and to learn more about Rumbling Bald’s golf courses and packages, visit www.rumblingbald. com. The resort’s 150 vacation rental homes, condos and studios are ideal for golf groups of various sizes and feature golf course and mountain views. Post round, golfers can relax at Legends on the Lake, casual dining on shores of Lake Lure, or grab a hearty sandwich and cold drink at Pinnacle Southern Kitchen at the Apple Valley clubhouse. Rumbling Bald is rich with amenities and activities, including scenic Lake Lure boat tours, boat rentals, tennis, pickleball, a full-service spa and hiking trails. It’s the perfect base camp for exploring the natural wonders of western North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Mountains. www.triadgolf.com
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Selected events; complete schedule at carolinas.pga.com May 19-21 – 69th South Carolina Open, TPC Myrtle Beach. June 3-4 – North Carolina Senior Open, Old North State Club, New London. June 9-11 – 56th North Carolina Open, Peninsula Club, Cornelius. June 22-33 – Pro-Assistant Championship, River Landing (Landing and River), Wallace. July 13-15 – Professional Championship, Daniel Island Ralston course, Charleston. July 20-21 – South Carolina Senior Open, The Reserve GC, Pawley’s Island. Aug. 10-11 – Senior Professional Championship, Pinehurst No. 7. Aug. 18-20 – 96th Carolinas Open, Forsyth CC, Winston-Salem. Aug. 31-Sept. 1 – Assistants Championship, CC of North Carolina Dogwood course, Pinehurst. Sept. 9 – Pro-Official Championship, CC of North Carolina Dogwood course, Pinehurst. Sept. 21 – Assistants Association Pro-Pro, Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro. Oct. 20 – Women’s Pro-Pro Championship, Moss Creek GC, Hilton Head Island, SC. Oct. 20-21 – Match Play Championship, Linville GC.
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. Women’s Mid-Amateur Sectional, CCNC Dogwood course, Pinehurst. Aug. 17 – U.S. Mid-Amateur Sectional, Carolina CC, Raleigh.
CGA Seniors/Super Seniors 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 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 Mid-Amateur, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh. Selected qualifying sites: Rock Barn Jones Course, Conover (Aug. 19); Colonial CC, Thomasville (Sept. 1); Deercroft GC, Aberdeen (Sept. 12); Preserve at Jordan Lake, Chapel Hill (Sept. 15). Oct. 9-11 – 25th North Carolina Four-Ball, The Cardinal by Pete Dye, Greensboro. Oct. 19 – 43rd Carolinas Club Championship, Sedgefield CC Ross Course, Greensboro.
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.
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CGA Team Events Oct. 16-17 – 75th Captain’s Putter Team Matches, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV. Nov. 21-22 – 23rd Carolinas Interclub Final Four, course TBA.
Amateur Individual May 16-17 – High Point Memorial, Blair Park GC, High Point. Medal play in flights. 336883-3497. 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.
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CALENDAR June 6-7 (postponed) – Alamance County Amateur, Indian Valley GC, Burlington, on Saturday and Southwick GC, Graham, on Sunday. 336-584-1326 or 336-227-2582. June 13-14 – Bob Howerton Invitational, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822. June 13-14 – Durham Amateur, Hillandale GC, Durham. Medal play in flights. 919-286-4211. June 27-28 – Chair City Open, Winding Creek GC, Thomasville. Medal play in flights. 336-475-5580. June 27-28 – Brookwood Amateur, Brookwood GC, Whitsett. 336-449-5544. June 27-28 – Wake County Amateur, Pine Hollow GC, Clayton. Medal play in flights. Not restricted to Wake County residents. 919-553-4554. July 11-12 – Joe Wood Memorial, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin. Medal play in flights. 336-835-2320. July 11-12 – Danville Invitational, Danville GC, Va.. Medal play in flights. 434-792-7225. July 25-26 – 34th Dugan Aycock Davidson County Amateur, Lexington GC. Medal play in flights. 336-248-3950. July 25-26 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, 36 holes stroke play. Ages 16-over. High Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416. Aug. 1-2 – 59th annual Chatmoss Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648. Aug. 7-9 – 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 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. 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. Aug. 27-28 – 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.
Ladies Individual May 20 – 31st annual Kathleen Bryan Championship, Bryan Park, Brown Summit. 336-375-2200. June 11 – Crooked Tree Ladies Invitational, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit. 336-656-3211. June 27-28 – 54th annual Colonial Country Club Ladies Invitational, Colonial CC, Thomasville. Pre-flighted CGA ranking event. Beth Smith 336-442-7589.
Amateur Team 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. 336427-0950. 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.
Laid-Back Golfers Tour 434-792-3728 • Men/Women All-Ages Flights pre-determined by handicap Tees determined by hdc/age formula 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
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CALENDAR 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 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
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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 May 15th - LAUNCH Student Ministry Golf Tournament @ Silo Run, Boonville. (2 PM) - $600 1st place team prize. Contact jared. email@example.com - (336) 407-4447. May 20 – 6th Annual Jim Shaw ACE Academy, Maple Chase, Winston-Salem. Contact Jim Shaw 336-306-8145. May 29 – Annual Ricky Proehl Golf Classic benefitting the P.O.W.E.R. of Play Foundation, Greensboro CC Farm Course, Greensboro, www.powerofplay.org. June 20 – 3rd Annual Father’s Day Golf Tournament @ Gillespie Golf Course, Greensboro, shotgun start @ 8am, Contact Jerome Goode 336-312-4388.
Aug. 22 – Boley Invitational Charity Golf Tournament (Proceeds To Parkinson’s Foundation), Goodyear GC, Danville, Virginia, Mark Boley firstname.lastname@example.org. Sept. 19 – 10th Annual Mitch Turner Drive away Cancer Classic benfiting American Cancer Society and Colon Cancer Coalition, Pilot Knob Park Country Club, Pilot Mountain, Contact Steve Turner at jturner91@triad. rr.com or clubhouse at 336-368-2828. Sept. 25 – Randy Parker Memorial Tournament benefiting ECU Economics Students, Ironwood GC, Greenville, Joey Cuellar 919-601-2740. Oct. 16 – The Pirate Cup benefiting ECU Ricks Management and Insurance Program, Neuse Golf Club, Clayton, Jonathan Nations 336-248-2007.
Consolidated Junior Events CGA 910-673-1000 * TYGA 910-673-1000 * PKBGT 336-347-8537 * NCJGF 919-858-6400 * TGF 919-291-5813 * NJGT 704-824-6548 * AJGA 770-868-4200 * USGA 908-234-2300 * USKIDS Raleigh Tour 919-206-4666 * Winternational 847-204-9888 * HJGT 904-379-2697 May 16-17 – PKBGT North Carolina Series Classic, Forest Oaks CC, Forest Oaks, Girls, Ages 8-19. May 16-17 – TGF RBC Triangle Junior Classic, The Preseve GC, Chapel Hill, Boys only, Ages 12-18. May 16-17 – HJGT Kiawah Island Spring Junior Open, Kiawah Island, Kiawah Island, SC, Boys/ Girls Ages 8-18.
May 16-17 – HJGT Northern Virginia Spring Junior Open, Bowling Green CC North, Front Royal, VA, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. May 16-17 – HJGT Raleigh Junior Open, River Ridge GC, Raleigh, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. May 23-25 – PKBGT Open Championships, CC of Salisbury, Salisbury, Girls only, Ages 11-19. May 24-25 – TGF RBC Tour Championship, Mid Pines Inn & GC, Southern Pines, Boys only, Ages 12-18. May 30 – TYGA Tots, Keith Hills Golf Club, Lillington, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. May 30 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Methodist University, Fayetteville, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. May 30 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Foxfire Resort & Golf (Grey), Foxfire Village, Girls, Ages 8-19. May 30 – PKBGT Southeast Series, Cobbs Glen CC, Anderson, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19. May 30-31 – CGA Jimmy Anderson Boys’ Invitational, Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville, Boys only, Ages 12-18. May 30-31 – PKBGT Reston Girls Classic, Reston National, Reston, VA, Girls, Ages 11-19. May 30-31 – TYGA Triad Greensboro Junior Boys Open Bryan Park GC (Players), Greensboro, Boys only, Ages 13-18. May 31 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Longleaf GC, Southern Pines, Girls, Ages 8-19. June 6 – TYGA Tots, The River Club, Louisburg, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12.
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CALENDAR June 6 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Pinewild CC, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. June 6 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Lake Chesdin GC, Chesterfield, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. June 6-7 – PKBGT Coastal Carolina Classic, Hackler GC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Girls, Ages 11-19. June 6-7 – TYGA Bojangles Junior, Cutter Creek GC, Snow Hill, Boys only, Ages 13-18. June 10 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. June 10 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Bryan Park GC (Players), Greensboro, Girls, Ages 8-19. June 10 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Sanford GC, Sanford, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 12 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Wedgewood Public Golf Course, Wilson, Boys/ Girls, Ages 7-15. June 13 – CGA NC Junior Boys Qualifying, Coharie CC, Clinton, Boys only, Ages 18 & under. June 13 – GSA June event, Facility to be determined, ages 10-18, 864-616-4202 June 13-14 – TYGA Triad Sapona Junior, Sapona GC, Lexington, Boys/Girls, Ages 13-18. June 13-14 – HJGT Virginia Summer Junior Open, 1757 Golf Club, Dulles, VA, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. June 13-14 – PKBGT Valley Junior Girls, Hidden Valley CC, Salem, VA, Girls only, Ages 11-19.
June 15 – TYGA One Day Tournament, Gaston CC, Gastonia, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 15 – TYGA Tin Whistles TOTS One Day, Pinehurst CC No. 6, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. June 15 – TYGA Tin Whistles Tots, Pinehurst CC #6, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. June 15 – TYGA Triad One Day, Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 16 – CGA NC Junior Boys’ Qualifying, Salem Glen GC, Winston-Salem, Boys only, Ages 18 & under. June 16 – TYGA Triad One Day, Pine Knolls GC, Kernersville, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 16-17 – TGF Greensboro Junior Amateur, Greensboro CC (Farm), Greensboro, Boys only, Ages 12-18. June 16-19 – CGA NC Junior Girls’ Championship, Cedar Rock CC, Lenior, NC Girls only, Ages 18 & under. June 17 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Hope Valley Country Club, Durham, NC Boys/ Girls, Ages 7-15. June 17 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Gates Four CC, Fayetteville, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 17 – TYGA Triad One Day Tournament, Deep Springs CC, Reidsville, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 18 – TYGA One Day, CC of Johnston Country, Smithfield, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 19 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Sifford GC, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. June 20 – TYGA N.C. Middle School Championship, Longleaf G&FC, Southern Pines, Grades 6-8.
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June 20 – TYGA One Day Tournament, Siler City CC, Siler City, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 20 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Bermuda Run CC (West), Advance, Girls, Ages 8-19. June 21 – PKBGT Southeast Series, Tega Cay GC, Tega Cay, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19. June 22 – TYGA One Day, Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 22 – TYGA Tin Whistles TOTS One Day, Talamore GC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. June 22-23 – CGA Twin States Girls’ Championship, Dataw Island Club, St. Helena, SC, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. June 23 – TYGA Triad One Day, Statesville CC, Statesville, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 23-26 – CGA NC Junior Boys’ Championship, Maple Chase CC, WinstonSalem, NC Boys only, Ages 18 & under. June 24 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Legacy GL, Aberdeen, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 24 – TYGA Triad One Day, Gillespie GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 25 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. June 25 – TYGA Triad One Day, Oak Hollow GC, High Point, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 25-26 – CPGA Girls’ Junior Championship, Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. June 25-26 – NJGA Apple Mountain Junior, Apple Mountain Resort, Clarkesville, GA, Boys/ Girls Ages 4-18.
June 26-27 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Longleaf Golf & CC, Pinehurst, Girls, Ages 8-19. June 27 – TYGA Tots, Midland CC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. June 27-28 – PKBGT Southeast Girls Classic, Blythewood CC, Blythewood, SC, Girls, Ages 11-19. June 28 – TYGA Tots, Longleaf GC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. June 29 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury, Boys/ Girls, Ages 7-15. June 29 – NJGA Charlotte Junior Classic at Firethorne CC, Marvin, Boys/Girls Ages 4-18. June 29 – TYGA One Day Tournament, Chapel Hill CC, Chapel Hill, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 29 – TYGA Tin Whistles Tots, CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. June 29 – TYGA Triad One Day, Greensboro National GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 29-30 – CGA Carolinas Girls’ 15 & Under, CC of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, Girls only, Ages 15 & under. June 29-30 – CPGA Boys’ Junior Championship, Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro, Boys only, Ages 18 & under. June 29-30 – TGF RBC Southeastern Junior Open, Chapel Ridge GC, Pittsboro/Chapel Hill, Boys only, Ages 12-18. June 30- July 1 – Forsyth Junior, Tanglewood Reynolds, Pine Knolls, Reynolds Park, Boys/ Girls Forsyth County Residents, Bobby Hege 336-416-3289.
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CALENDAR June 30-July 1 – Carmel Junior Invitational, Carmel CC, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18, 704-945-3300 June 30-July 1 – TYGA Coastal Plains Junior, Greenville CC, Greenville, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. June 30 – TYGA Triad One Day, Reynolds Park GC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 1 – TYGA Triad One Day Tournament, Colonial CC, Thomasville, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 2 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Greensboro CC (Irving), Greensboro, Girls, Ages 8-19. July 2 – TYGA Jack Ratz Junior Memorial, Wildwood Green GC, Raleigh, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 2 – TYGA Tin Whistles TOTS One Day, TBD, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. July 6 – TYGA Tin Whistles TOTS One Day, Midland CC, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. July 6 – TYGA Triad One Day, Lexington GC, Lexington, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 6-7 – PKBGT Carolinas Classic, Carolina Trace CC, Sanford, Girls only, Ages 11-19. July 6-7 – CGA NC Boys’ 13 & Under, Asheboro Municipal GC, Asheboro, NC Boys only, Ages 13 & under. July 6-8 – North & South Junior, Pinehurst CC, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 15-18, 910-2956816 July 8 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Seven Lakes GC, West End, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 8 – TYGA Triad Tots, Pine Knolls GC, Kernersville, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. July 9 – CGA Carolinas Junior Boys’ Qualifying, Cabarrus CC, Concord, Boys only, Ages 18 & under. July 9 – TYGA Triad One Day, Pinewood CC, Asheboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 10 – TYGA One Day, Lake Hickory CC (Catawba Springs), Hickory, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 11 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Shenandoah Valley GC, Front Royal, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. July 11 – PKBGT Southeast Series, The Carolina CC, Spartanburg, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19. July 11-12 – PKBGT Commonwealth Classic, Lake Monticello GC, Palmyra, VA, Girls only, Ages 11-19. July 11-12 – PKBGT Wolfpack Classic, NC State Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh, Girls, Ages 11-19. July 13 – CGA Dogwood State Boys’ Qualifying, Kinston CC, Kinston, Boys only, Ages 18 & Under. July 13 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, CC of Landfall, Wilmington, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. July 13 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Pine Island CC, Charlotte, Girls, Ages 8-19. July 13 – TYGA Triad One Day, Meadowlands GC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 13-14 – TGF Cardinal Junior Amateur, Cardinal Cub by Pete Dye, Greensboro, Boys only, Ages 12-18. July 13-14 – TYGA Roy Jones Junior, Kinston CC, Kinston, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18.
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July 13-16 – PGA Junior Boys’ Championship, PGA GC, Port St. Lucie, FL, Boys only, Ages 18 & under, 561-366-2905 July 13-18 – USGA Junior Girls’ Amateur, US Air Force Academy GC, Colorado Springs, CO, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. July 14-16 – CGA Dogwood Girls’ State Junior, Ironwood CC, Greenville, NC Girls only, Ages 18 & under. July 15 – CGA Dogwood State Boys’ Qualifying, Blair Park GC, High Point, Boys only, Ages 18 & Under. July 15-16 – TYGA Triad High Point Junior, Blair Park & Oak Hollow, High Point, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 16 – CGA Carolinas Junior Boys’ Qualifying, Goldsboro GC, Goldsboro, Boys only, Ages 18 & Under. July 16 – CGA Dogwood State Boys’ Qualifying, Goldsboro GC, Goldsboro, Boys only, Ages 18 & Under, 910-373-1000 July 17 – CGA Carolinas Father-Son, Pinehurst area courses, Pinehurst. July 17 – CGA Carolinas Parent-Child, Pinehurst area courses, Pinehurst. July 20 – CGA Carolinas Junior Boys’ Qualifying, Camden CC, Camden, SC, Boys only, Ages 18 & under. July 20 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, Maple Chase CC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. July 20 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Pinehurst Resort No. 3, Pinehurst, Girls, Ages 8-19. July 20-25 – USGA Junior Amateur, Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, MN, Boys’ only, Age 18 & under. July 21 – TYGA Triad One Day, Asheboro City GC, Asheboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 21-23 – CGA Carolinas Girls’ Championship, CC of Asheville, Asheville, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. July 21-23 – CGA Dogwood Boys’ State Junior, CC of Landfall, Wilmington, NC Boys only, Ages 18 & under. July 22 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Talamore GC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 22 – TYGA Triad One Day, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 23 – TYGA Triad One Day, The Cardinal by Pete Dye, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 25 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Pendleton GC, Ruther Glen, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. July 25 – TYGA Tots, Brunswick Plantation (course TBD), Calabash, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. July 26 – TYGA Tots, Brunswick Plantation (course TBD), Calabash, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. July 26-27 – PKBGT Precision Girls’ Championship, Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, Girls, Ages 11-19. July 27 – Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier, The Peninsula Club, Cornelius, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. July 28 – TYGA Damiel Meggs Memorial, Providence CC, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 28 – TYGA Triad One Day, Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 28-30 – CGA Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship, Florence CC, Florence, SC, SC/NC Boys only, Ages 18 & under.
July 28-31 – PGA Junior Girls’ Championship, PGA GC, Port St. Lucie, FL, Girls only, Ages 18 & under, 561-366-2905 July 29 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Stryker GC, Fort Bragg, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 29 – TYGA Triad Tots, Salem Glen GC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. July 30 – TYGA Triad One Day, High Point CC (Willow Creek), High Point, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 31 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Pinewood CC, Asheboro, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 1 – PKBGT Southeast Series, Spring Valley CC, Columbia, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 3 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 3 – TYGA Dan Dobson Junior, Mimosa Hills CC, Morganton, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 3 – TYGA Tin Whislters TOTS, Pinewood CC, Asheboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. Aug. 3 – TYGA Tin Whistles Tots, Pinewild CC, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. Aug. 4 – TYGA One Day, Brook Valley CC, Greenville, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 4-5 – TYGA Triad Maple Chase Junior, Maple Chase CC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 4-6 – Hope Valley Junior Invitational, Hope Valley CC, Durham, Boys/Girls, Invitation only, Ages 18 & under. Aug. 5 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Pinehurst CC #6, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 5-6 – TGF River Landing Junior Amateur, River landing CC, Wallace Boys only, Ages 12-18.
Aug. 6 – TYGA Triad One Day, Salem Glen GC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 8 – Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional, Duke University, Durham, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. (only participants who make it to the next round) Aug. 8-9 – PKBGT Tiger Classic, Clemson University Walker GC, Clemson, SC, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Aug. 8-9 – HJGT Charlotte Spring Junior Open, Monroe CC, Monroe, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. Aug. 8-9 – Carolinas-Virginias Boys Team Matches, CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, Boys only, Invitation only. Aug. 8-9 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series Classic, Bowling Green CC, Front Royal, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 8-9 – PKBGT North Carolina Series Chapel Hill Classic, UNC Chapel Hill Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 9-10 – Notah Begay – Jr. National Golf Championship Regional, Pinehurst CC (No. 1), Pinehurst, NC Boys/Girls Ages 10-18, 407-675-4567 Aug. 10 – TYGA SAS Junior, Prestonwood CC, Cary, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 10 – TYGA Triad One Day, Jamestown Park GC, Jamestown, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 11-13 – SCJGA-Beth Daniel Junior Azalea, CC of Charleston, Ages 13-18, Boys/Girls, 803-732-9311 Aug. 12-13 – TYGA State Championship, Mill Creek GC, Mebane, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18.
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9th Annual Graham City Amateur Southwick GC, Graham April 25-26 Championship Flight Tony Byerly ! 66-69--135 Kevin Burns ! 67-74--141 Willie Noah ! 69-73--142 Senior 55+ Flight Barron Walker ! 66-75--141 Bruce Newsome ! 74-73--147 Tommy Childress ! 79-79--158 Super Senior 65+ Flight Chester Thorpe ! 67-68--135 Jerry Joyce ! 70-72--142 Bob Fox ! 75-80--155 First Flight Ryan Terry ! 70-68--138 Andy Lee ! 70-69--139 Robert Trent ! 71-73--144 Second Flight Mitchell Swaringen ! 75-71--146 Steve Bigham ! 75-72--147 Alex George ! 77-71--148 Third Flight Dylan Isley ! 81-77--158 Dameon Thacker ! 80-78--158 Stephen Barnes ! 85-75--160 Fourth Flight Bob Fox ! 75-80--155 Jimmy Foster ! 82-81--163 Monte Isley ! 86-83--169
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Listing Triad area players in top half Sapona Ridge, Lexington April 25 Championship Flight (8 entries) 1. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 76 3. James Gress, Clemmons! 78 A Flight (15 entries) 3. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 79 4. Ron Brady, McLeansville! 80 6. Robert Geilhausen, Linwood! 83 8. Jack Stanley, Summerﬁeld! 85 8. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 85 8. Don Tabat, Lexington! 85 B Flight (15 entries) 2. Tony Willard, Winston-Salem! 81 3. Mark Harper, Winston-Salem! 82 4. John Lindsay, Lexington! 85 6. Greg Martin, Whitsett! 87 6. Ron Tapscott, Walkertown! 87 C Flight (12 entries) 1. Steve Terek, Jamestown! 86 2. Ed McNally, Graham! 88 5. Don Michaux, Greensboro! 91
CALENDAR Aug. 14-16 – PKBGT Tour Championship Pine Needles Resort, Southern Pines, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Aug. 15 – Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional, Grandover, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. (only participants who make it to the next round) Aug. 15 – TYGA Tots, Asheboro Municipal, Asheboro, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. Aug. 16 – TYGA Tots, Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. Aug. 22 – Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional, Fort Jackson GC, Columbia, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. (only participants who make it to the next round) Aug. 23 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Sapona Golf Club, Lexington, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 29 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Hidden Creek CC, Reston, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 29 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, CC of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 29 – PKBGT Southeast Series, CC of Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 29-30 – NCJGF UNC Junior Championship, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Boys only, Grades 6-12, 910-858-6400 Aug. 29-30 – CGA Mimosa Hills Junior Invitational (54-holes), Mimosa Hills CC, Morganton, Boys/Girls, Invitation only. Sept. 5-7 – NJGA 20th Annual National Championship, True Blue GC, Pawleys Island, SC, Boys/Girls Ages 4-18. Sept. 6-7 – TGF Mid-Pines Junior Amateur, Mid Pines Inn & GC, Southern Pines Boys only, Ages 12-18. Sept. 12 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Greene Hills CC, Standardsville, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. Sept. 12 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Deep Springs CC, Stoneville, Girls, Ages 8-19. www.triadgolf.com
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Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro April 16 Championship Flight (9 entries) 1. Eli Villanueva, Fayetteville! 74 2. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 76 2. Craig Cathey, Burlington! 76 5. James Gress, Clemmons! Tr i a d78 A Flight (17 entries) 1. Ron Brady, McLeansville! 73 6. Jack Stanley, Summerﬁeld! 81 9. Moe Moriarty, High Point! 83 B Flight (8 entries) 2. Mark Harper, Winston-Salem! 78 C Flight (19 entries) 2. Steve Terek, Jamestown! 83 3. Ed McNally, Graham! 84 7. Mike Reid, Greensboro! 88 8. Rus Rilling, Madison! 92 8. Kelly Brown, Kernersville! 92 8. Don Michaux, Greensboro! 92 Keith Hills CC, Buies Creek April 9 Championship Flight (7 entries) 1. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 73 1. Craig Sturdivant, Sanford! 73 4. James Gress, Clemmons! 76 B Flight (12 entries) 2. Mark Harper, Winston-Salem! 81 C Flight (11 entries) 4. Kelly Brown, Kernersville! 90
Sept. 12-13 – Orange Jacket Junior, Boscobel GC, Pendleton, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 10-18, 864-646-3991 Sept. 19 – TYGA Tots, Gillespie Golf Course, Greensboro Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. Sept. 19-20 – PKBGT North Carolina Series Finale, Colonial CC, Thomasville, Girls, Ages 8-19. Sept. 19-20 – PKBGT Southeast Series Finale, CC of South Carolina, Florence, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19. Sept. 19-20 – TYGA Tournament of Champions, Keith Hills GC, Buies Creek, Boys/Girls, Invitation only. Sept. 23 – TYGA/PKBGT North State High School Challenge, Keith Hills GC, Buies Creek, Girls only, Grades 9-12. Sept. 26-27 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series Finale, Fawn Lake CC, Spotsylvania, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. Sept. 26-27 – The Henry Transou Memorial Junior, Cherokee National GC, Gaffney, SC, Boys/Girls, 864-489-9417 Oct. 3-4 – TYGA Triad Archdale-Trinity Junior, Holly Ridge GL, Archdale, Boys/Girls, Ages 13-15. Oct. 3-4 – CGA/PKBGT Jimmy Anderson Girls’ Invitational, Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville, Girls only, Ages 12-18. Oct. 3-4 – TYGA Tots State Championship, Holly Ridge Golf Links, Archdale, NC Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. Oct. 24-25 – TYGA Triad Bill Harvey Memorial, Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Nov. 25 – TYGA Turkey Shootout, TBD, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. Nov. 28-29 – CGA Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship, Pine Island CC, Charlotte, Girls only, Ages 13-18. Dec. 22 – TYGA Toys for Tots, TBD, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18.
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