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ormer North Carolina prep star Jenny Chang, who set a state record with four straight 4-A individual titles, is well on her way to accomplishing her goal of playing professional golf. The sophomore at Southern Cal, one of college golf’s powerhouse programs, was once again named a firstteam All-American and recently made the cut at the U.S. Women’s Open and played on the U.S. team at the prestigious Arnold Palmer Cup. Chang is now ranked 16th in the world among female amateurs – her highest mark ever. “That’s crazy,” Chang told Triangle Golf Today on the back deck of Lochmere Golf Club during one of her rare idle moments in June. “I try not to focus on it too much but when I do see it it’s like, ‘Oh wow. I’m ranked pretty high let’s keep it going.’ I am just out there to play golf and enjoy myself.” This year’s trip to the U.S. Women’s Open in Charleston, S.C., was a little less hectic than last spring when Chang was an alternate and received a call Sunday that she was in the field. Chang was tubing on a river with friends at the time and had to rush home and drive to Alabama for the competition. She missed the cut. This time she shot 75-70-72-76 to tie for 62nd, playing a practice round with Open runner-up Lexi Thompson and her third round with former Duke star Brittany Lang. “Their ball striking is unreal and they don’t miss putts inside of 6 feet so I know what part of the game I need to work at,” Chang said. “It helps to see that and compare myself to them.”
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Chang finished first in the Washington state NCAA regional before playing in the NCAA medal play, where she finished a disappointing 36th. Since graduating early from Athens Drive High School and entering college in the spring of 2018, Chang has won three times and has an additional 10 top 10 finishes. “There were some expectations going to a school like Southern Cal with such a great golf program, but I just knew I had to play my game and practice the way I’ve always practiced, and by doing that it has allowed me to free myself up in tournaments and be more comfortable,” she said. “Winning college tournaments just shows I can compete out there at that level, for sure,” Chang added. “After my first win in my first semester it was definitely a confidence booster
because I wasn’t expecting much since I had just graduated from high school.” Still only 19, Chang can’t believe in a few months she’ll start her junior season with the Trojans – which may be her last. “It is just crazy how fast it has gone,” she said. “It is pretty common for women to turn pro early but I am not quite sure yet. Going to Southern Cal has definitely built that resume for me to get noticed, but there are parts of my game I still need to work on.” Chang said she was too busy when she first arrived on the West Coast to be homesick, and it helps that her dad’s brothers lives about 45 minutes from the Southern Cal campus. But Chang does miss one thing in North Carolina. “As soon as I got home I went straight to BoJangles,” Chang said. “They definitely need a BoJangles in L.A.”
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NEXT ISSUE: July 30, 2019 On the Cover: Duke coach Dan Brooks celebrates a seventh national title with the Blue Devils. Photo by Tim Cowie
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Dan Brooks leads Duke women to seventh national title By DAVID DROSCHAK
t least a small piece of Duke’s seven national titles in women’s golf under coach Dan Brooks can be attributed by Lyman Gallup. Who the heck is Lyman Gallup, you may ask? You won’t find Gallup in any women’s golf media guides nor is he the father of any of the stars that have dotted the team’s roster over the last two decades. In fact, there is no record at all of Gallup on the Durham campus. For the record, Gallup is the former men’s golf coach at Boise State in the 1980s, who informed an assistant pro at Crane Creek Country Club in Idaho who was interested in teaching about the Duke women’s golf coaching vacancy. That 25-year-old was none other than Dan Brooks. Seven national championships later, Brooks still laughs about his response to Gallup prodding him to apply for the Duke coaching position. “I said, ‘Well I don’t think I want to move to Texas,”’ Brooks remembers saying at the time. “He said, ‘Good, you won’t have to because Duke is actually in North Carolina.’ I don’t know what I had against Texas but I didn’t want to move there, but I was OK with North Carolina. Still, I had no idea where Duke was.” Brooks, a former star golfer at Oregon State and a self-proclaimed West Coast guy, flew to the East Coast, landed at Raleigh-Durham International Airport and drove to Durham to meet with then athletic director Tom Butters and men’s golf coach Rod Myers. The two B boys – Brooks and Butters – hit it off. “I said to myself on the interview, ‘Man, I could work for this guy.’ I really liked Tom Butters,” Brooks said. “I thought Duke was beautiful. I grew up in Baker City, Ore., and spent three years in Boise so I had never seen anything like Duke, or had 6
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even been to the East Coast. There was a real culture difference but Duke really sold itself. There was no question in my mind that I wanted to work there once I visited.” Brooks was hired to lead the Duke women’s golf team, along with assistant coaching duties with Myers on the men’s side. The two golf coaches also ran the golf course operations. “I wore a lot of hats and spent a lot of hours out there,” Brooks said of Duke University Golf Club. At 25, Brooks wasn’t sure he could coach, or become a good teacher for that matter, saying he “hedged his bets” by taking the coaching job. “I figured I would be at a university in case I wanted to go back to school and do something else, so it seemed liked a smart move to get on a campus; I could explore the teaching golf aspect of it, stay in the PGA and I could explore things and maybe shift careers if I had to,” Brooks said. “But then I realized I really liked this coaching thing, the fact that coaching made me a better teacher because if you are not teaching well your team is not going to win. It really holds your feet to the fire and makes you better. You can’t just spout off ‘wiseisms,’ you have to know what you’re talking about because you are really going to tournaments and having to perform as a team.” Brooks quickly learned the college coaching ropes. “I had to make a choice – I had to either get involved with their games and their swings, or I was just going to be a van driver,” he said. “There were times when I just said ‘I don’t know exactly what I’m doing here but I’m going to jump in.’ I wasn’t going to be a coach that wasn’t going to get involved. That was a very important decision.” Continued on page 7 www.trianglegolf.com
Dan’s Dynasty from page 6 And a second coaching philosophy soon took hold for Brooks. “You don’t want to just run around and tell them their swing looks good, believe in it, it’s great, if you don’t really believe it,” he said. “If you are telling them it looks good and it’s not really working within the laws of physics and you’re just trying to boost their confidence they are not going to believe you. Once you do that and make that mistake then you are done, they are not going to believe you when you say it looks good. Now you have killed the whole thing. You have to figure out a way to be honest with them and at the same time do your best to encourage them. “It’s one of the great challenges of this coaching thing. How are you honest with them but at the same time keep their confidence up and boost their morale? It was especially a challenge when I didn’t have that much experience as a teacher.” Brooks found his way in an age where theories ruled, winning the first of his handful of NCAA titles in 1999. “There are a lot of numbers now, but 35 years ago when I started I was 25 so you lack some credibility right there because you are young, and you also didn’t have the TrackMan numbers and the video, and there were as bunch of different ideas flying around,” Brooks said. “Everybody had a theory, so all of
those things were working against me as a young coach. Now, I’ve got more experienced and I’ve got the numbers and I’ve got the video and the teaching world has honed things in with some very important principles that make a whole lot more sense. There are fewer wild ideas flying around, so coaching is a whole lot of fun now because you have validation. I can validate everything that I’m telling somebody with numbers and with video and with what other great teachers are teaching. I had a lot of things working against me back in the day.” More than three decades later, Brooks has a resume no one can match in women’s golf. His seven NCAA titles have all come in a remarkable 20-year span. He also has 20 Atlantic Coast Conference championships and 136 team wins – the most of any division I women’s golf coach. “Coach Brooks is definitely a veteran at this,” said freshman star Gina Kim of Chapel Hill. “He has a great amount of knowledge on how to compete, how the team atmosphere should be, how he should lead a team, so being able to play under a coach like him is definitely something I am honored to be a part of. I feel grateful to him welcoming me into the Duke women’s golf team and helping me develop as a person and a player.” Brooks has coached countless AllAmericans and sent dozens of players to the LPGA Tour, including 2002 LPGA rookie of the year Beth Bauer, 2016 U.S.
Women’s Open champion Brittany Lang, and current star Yu Liu. Brooks’ most recent national title came in dramatic fashion in May when the Blue Devils edged ACC-rival Wake Forest on a difficult layout in Arkansas. “It was a close team; they were united,” Brooks said. “They had great perspective on what we were doing and were really passionate about it, but at the same time they kept each other loose and had a lot of humor. They were just a lot of fun to be around. “They worked hard in all directions – they worked hard with the golf part of it but they also just killed it in the weight room day-after-day, so that helped them because by the time we got out to that course in Arkansas we needed mental and physical toughness and we had it,” he added. Brooks has learned to craft what he calls “a package” for each of his players, a sort of customized game plan of how to attack all of Duke’s unique challenges. “I am going to see them play a lot of holes of golf, I’m going to see them hit a lot of golf balls so to pretend that they don’t need a little bit of attention along the way is crazy,” he said. “So, I decided to put a package together for each player that includes their performance coach, and it might include a psychologist, it might include my involvement with either a very small amount or a great amount, whatever is the best package for that player. My job is to figure out the best package and build
a team around each kid that is going to make them the best person and the best player they can be by the time they graduate. That’s the fun of it. Sometimes I’m highly involved and sometimes I’m not involved much at all.” Chris Kennedy, Duke’s senior deputy director of athletics, has been at the school since 1977 and first met Brooks as an academic liaison with his players. The two have become close friends and gone on numerous Iron Duke golfing trips that included Scotland and Ireland. Kennedy can’t say enough great things about his friend. “I think ‘remarkable’ is the word for what Dan has accomplished here,” Kennedy said. “Sure, there are the generic challenges of coaching college golf -- having the teacher and the team dynamic in an individual sport and all of that -- but that is compounded at a place like Duke because there is so much academic pressure. The golfers who are good enough to play here have a real potential to play beyond college, so that is very, very important to them, but they have to survive and thrive in this academic environment. “It’s a whole different level of challenge to keep those kids balanced and to concentrate on the things they need to concentrate on and succeeding – that’s really tough – and Dan has figured that out pretty well.”
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Raleigh native Kim Lewellen leads Wake Forest to second-place finish in NCAAs
By DAVID DROSCHAK s a first-team All-American golfer at the University of North Carolina in the early 1990s and more recently head women’s golf coach at Virginia for more than a decade, Kim Lewellen knows a thing or two about ACC rivalries. The Raleigh native is also accomplished at building winning collegiate programs, something she did at East Carolina and with the Cavaliers before taking over the Wake Forest program this season for longtime coaching legend Diane Dailey. 8
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Lewellen and her new team experienced the ultimate ACC rivalry in mid May when the Demon Deacons and Duke Blue Devils advanced to face each other in NCAA Championship match play in the state of Arkansas. In the end, the outcome was razor thin, with Duke coming out on top on the final hole of the final match – three of which went to extra holes. Although not winning the title, it was the highest finish in school history for Wake Forest, and signaled what may become a more intense rivalry with the seven-time national cham-
pion Blue Devils in the near future. Lewellen grew up in the Triangle, competing on the boys’ golf teams at Millbrook High School and then powerhouse Broughton after she was transferred because of school redistricting. It made her a better and mentally tougher player, and she feels this year’s final push to the season and NCAA experience will harden her talented returning players, which includes All-American Emilia Migliaccio of Cary. Lewellen was entrenched at Virginia, taking the Cavaliers to nine NCAA appearances in her 11 seasons,
but her move to Wake Forest last summer was an easy decision, she said. “It was just home for me, and Diane Dailey is one of my closest friends and has always been my mentor so she approached me with ‘hey, would you be interested in doing this?’” Lewellen said. “To follow such an icon in women’s golf was a great opportunity and she was there to help me in the transition -- it just became an obvious good fit.” However, for Lewellen it was a new team with new personalities. Continued on page 9 www.trianglegolf.com
New Heights from page 8 She remembers sitting down in her office – formally Dailey’s office – and looked around the room. “I kept every single one of her photos in the office, and the reason was I was had competed against so many of the people in those pictures and they were my friends, we played junior golf against each other and college golf together and even some professional golf together,” she said. “And once I had got into coaching I had recruited them so you learn to love all of these players in that process. I just looked at them and said to myself ‘I’m new at this school but I’m not new to the young ladies that had competed here.’ It wasn’t as unfamiliar as it could have been for me in a different circumstance because I was just transferring from one ACC to another ACC school.” There was another key component to the move south to the state of North Carolina, Lewellen’s husband and kids would remain in Charlottesville, Va., until after the NCAA Championship, so the new coach had months and months of alone time – time she ended up spending with her new team members.
“I spent almost every moment of my free time with the team or with somebody from the team, going to dinner with them, or riding bikes around campus with them,” Lewellen said. “I was immediately thrown into their lives pretty frequently. They became my family that I didn’t have here. Once you get to know those young ladies and understand their personalities and you figure out what works best practice-wise, you watch and you observe, and you watch some more and observe some more, and figure out what parts of their games can get a little bit better, so as the year went on they continually got better and better and better, and the freshmen got older and older and more skilled.” After starting slowly in the fall season, Lewellen led the Demon Deacons to three wins and three second-place finishes over the final six events dating to March, including the ACC Championship at Sedgefield. And while star Jennifer Kupcho stole most of the spotlight, Migliaccio emerged as one of the top-ranked college players in the nation, winning three times under the direction of Lewellen. “She (Lewellen) feels like my best friend,” Migliaccio said. “She is such
an awesome person and coach. She’s so bubbly. We all talk about it, my teammates and I, when we reflect on the year. We didn’t know who was going to be coach after Dianne Dailey; she was so great. It was such a blessing that it was Kim because she’s really elevated our team. It’s been great.” Despite all the great moments for the program over the last two months, Lewellen had to deal with the heartbreak of the team falling one or two shots short of winning the national championship. Letizia Bagnoli, a freshman from Italy, ended up losing the final match when her second shot found the water. “The players actually managed that situation,” Lewellen said. “Sure, you could say hypothetically that shot lost the tournament but it did not. There were so many strokes from other players and so many things that could have turned the corner, like making a putt here or there, so it never comes down to that last shot like it looked like on TV, but that’s the excitement of TV isn’t it, but it’s none of that. And that’s what so good about this team, they immediately got together, huddled and cried together, but they spent some time with each other and went through all the scenar-
ios to make sure they all understood it’s a team effort whether you win or lose. Sometimes like in basketball that free throw shot doesn’t go in. “Our team manages these things among themselves very well and as coaches you allow them to do that because they have worked well as a unit all year, and then if you need to fill in and say anything that leaves no doubt then you will do that. But they have all been there before, either competing individually or playing team sports. They know the deal.” Bagnoli is just one of three international players in the starting lineup that also includes a golfer from China and Switzerland. Lewellen says she will continue to recruit along those lines, in additional to trying to find the best players in the States. “The international aspect fits very well at Wake Forest,” said she. “My philosophy has always been to ask myself “What does the student body look like?’ and try to mirror that with your team.” Lewellen will soon have more skin in the game at Wake Forest than just coaching the women’s golf team. Her son, a left-handed pitcher, has verbally committed to play baseball for the Demon Deacons in 2021. “How exciting is that?” she said.
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Migliaccio emerges as college star at Wake Forest
By KURT DUSTERBERG o say Emilia Migliaccio enjoyed a successful sophomore year at Wake Forest would be far too modest. The 20-year old won the Atlantic Coast Conference individual championship, earned first-team All-American honors and led her team within an eyelash of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship. The Cary native is unassuming when it comes to individual accomplishments, but the Demon Deacons’ near-miss at the national championship in May was an emotional one. With the team title up in the air, she birdied 18 to defeat Duke freshman Gina Kim 1-up, leaving each team with one win. Three matches went to sudden death, with the Blue Devils prevailing in two for a 3-2 win. The match, which was televised live on the Golf Channel, captured 10 TRIANGLE GOLF TODAY • JULY 2019
the range of emotions as the two conference rivals went down to the wire. “We were definitely bummed,” says Migliaccio, who won all three of her matches. “I was coming off such high adrenaline, like, ‘We can do this, we can do this.’” But after the initial shock of losing, her teammates rebounded quickly. “By the end of the night, we were laughing and having great fun in the hotel room. Everyone did their best. That’s all you could really do,” she said. That level-headed approach played a role in her second college season, when she won three tournaments. Migliaccio won the Tar Heel Invitational in October (first in a field of 93) before winning the Bryan National Collegiate (93) and the ACC (60) in the spring. Why the breakthrough? It started with Wake Forest coach Kim Lewellen, who was hired
last June to replace retiring Dianne Dailey after 30 years at the school. “I wasn’t hitting the ball too great at the beginning of the year, and I knew she was really good at coaching, but she doesn’t really work with anyone unless they ask her,” Migliaccio says. “She started giving me a couple swing thoughts here and there and they were great. Her husband, John, and my mom all work together. It’s been a really cool experience to see how my ball striking has improved and become so consistent.” The results showed right away. Migliaccio finished even-par or better in seven of 11 tournaments as a sophomore. “Coach helped make my swing a lot more sustainable and a lot more powerful. It has been cool to see, when I reflect on the year, how it got more consistent. The bad shots were 40 feet on the green instead of a hook left in the bunker,” she says with a laugh.
For Lewellen’s part, the instructing has been easy. “Emilia is just a phenomenal player and an extremely hard worker,” the Wake Forest coach says. “She is one of those players where there is never a day off and that shows in her game. She is a key component to this program. Emilia is going to be the heart of this team the next few years. Her work ethic is beyond anyone I‘ve ever seen.” Migliaccio’s college coach is just one of her mentors. Her mother, Ulrika (Johansson) Migliaccio, played on the Swedish national golf team and at the University Arizona from 1991-95. She has taught her daughter about mental preparation, focusing on the process rather than the outcome. And when Emilia needs another voice of reassurance, she can turn to Annika Sorenstam, widely regarded as the best woman golfer ever. Continued on page 11 www.trianglegolf.com
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Sorenstam and Migliaccio’s mother were teammates on the Swedish team and at Arizona. Ulrika put her daughter in touch with Sorenstam, and the two have spent time together at tournaments over the years. The eight-time LPGA player of the year had encouraged Emilia to ask for help when she needed it. After a frustrating junior tournament, she reached out. “I wasn’t happy with how I played, I wasn’t feeling confident,” she says. “(I thought) well, let me email her about how I’m feeling. She sent this really long email back, talking about the process in golf and that it’s a journey. It was nice that, one, she responded so quickly, and two, she put so much thought into responding to me.” Migliaccio’s substantial list of mentors is more than just a feelgood cloak. She counts on their counsel to reach her goals. “What drives me? My biggest goal is to be No. 1 in the world one day,” Migliaccio says. “Over the years, I’ve just developed a stronger love for the game.” She will continue to test herself against top competition this summer, including the Arnold Palmer Cup, the North & South Women’s Amateur Championship at Pinehurst and the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Along the way, there will be good rounds and bad ones, just as she experienced at the NCAA Championship. Before her run of match-play wins, she shot 85 in the first round of medal play, her worst round of the year. “When I had the first bad round, I thought, ‘I don’t know what good thing is coming out of this because I can’t think of it right now, but I know something good is going to come out of it.’ And it did.” She shot 3-under 70 the next day. “You have to make sure you learn from the hard stuff instead of getting down on yourself and regretting it,” she says. “It makes you more humble and you realize how hard it is. Then you become a lot more appreciative when the good things happen.”
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Ed Bynam founded GlobalGolf in a small office in 2001, now it has 100,000 square foot of warehouse space in the Triangle, Salt Lake City and outside of Toronto. Photos by David Droschak 14 TRIANGLE GOLF TODAY • JULY 2019
he entrance of GlobalGolf looks like something out of a “Men in Black” movie set – a stark and sterile lobby with a large silver logo and one TV that can be mesmerizing. Looks can be deceiving. On the TV screen is a running tally of GlobalGolf’s business day. When I left the company’s headquarters just before noon with founder Ed Bynam to check out the “guts” of the operation at the nearby warehouse, the firm specializing in online trade-ins of used golf clubs had sales of more than $33,000 and counting with customers doing business in 18 different countries while tracking brands selling the best. Remember, that was just by noon that day. “On the Internet, it’s relatively easy to sell hundreds-and-hundreds of the same product, but to sell hundreds-ofthousands of unique items, now that’s hard,” Bynam said. “That’s really what a pre-owned club is. Everyone is different, even if it’s the same model. It may have a different condition, a different shaft, a different grip. Each one is its own individual entity. Our platform had to be built to be able to accommodate that, which is very different from what normal E-commerce retailers who are selling new products do.” Founded in a small office in 2001, GlobalGolf now has 100,000 square foot of warehouse space in the Triangle, Salt Lake City and outside of Toronto that houses hundreds of thousands of used clubs, along with new golf apparel such as balls, shoes, gloves, apparel – you name it. Bynam, 68, grew up in New York and was a pretty good prep golfer and college golfer, going to two NCAA tournaments while playing for the University of Connecticut after dreaming of teeing it up for the Tar Heels or Blue Devils. After moving to Colorado, he was lured to compete in a few tournaments in Mexico and actually won the Mexican Open, playing in a group with Lee Trevino. The victory brought a series of exemptions in tournaments around the world, but not so much at home. Bynam likes to tell a funny story about writing to the Masters after the Mexican Open victory. “I told them I won the Mexican Open and they said if I was Mexican I would have gotten in to the Masters,” he said. “I felt that win was the launching of a great career, right? It turned out as I look back Continued on page 15 www.trianglegolf.com
GlobalGolf from page 14 with some perspective that was my career highlight. But I got to see the world and I finally qualified for the PGA Tour.” Bynam logged time on the Tour from 1978-80. “I had a few moments, but I just didn’t feel I could win consistently out there. So I came back to Raleigh and one of my Tour friends told me that Etonic was looking for a rep there. So I got the gig and Cobra came on the back of that six months later so I started a sales agency and had several different lines in North Carolina and South Carolina. For 20 years I had a really nice run.” In 1994, Bynam, who said he has always had “an entrepreneurial bug” in him went to a computer show in Chicago where everyone was talking about a thing called the Internet. “I said, ‘What the hell is that?’ So I got turned on to the Internet and became familiar with it maybe before a lot of people did,” Bynam said. “Then in my sales job I would talk to the pros about clubs and see all these used clubs in the corner of the shops. I thought about the clubs and the Internet and put those two ideas together, which I did and that was the birth of Global Golf E-commerce. Well, sort of. Bynam started selling on eBay and then got the break he was looking for in the golf business, although he and others never dreamed the E-commerce sale of golf clubs would grow to monumental proportions. A local Raleigh company was sold and wanted to move employees to the West Coast. Many did not want to leave, so Bynam scooped up a group of the firm’s senior developers. “They got us into our own proprietary site,” he said. “They did the whole super structure, the back end, all of that stuff was designed and built and we were off and running.” More like sprinting with GlobalGolf. com, as a value guide was created to help golfers figure out what their used clubs were worth and what they could trade for. The concept caught fire. “The whole value guide sort of brought structure and stability to the preowned marketplace because in Florida they would be selling a particular club for X and in California it would be sold for Y, so we brought this structure to it,” Bynam said. “And we supported trade-in programs from places such as Golf Galaxy and Dick’s. And I would visit with all the pros and they jumped on board, and so www.trianglegolf.com
Bynam has taken the next step with a platform launched last March called U-try. For a nominal fee, golfers can order new clubs off the site and try them out for a two-week period. did all the manufacturers with consumer doesn’t drop at the sheer volume of golf trial products. We told them, ‘Hey, sell items, you likely don’t have a pulse. it to us; we’ll get rid of it for you.’ Every Merchandise is stacked as high and as far year of our existence we’ve grown. as you can see. That’s phenomenal in this environment. Why the growth? Why the popularThink about what the golf industry went ity? through in 2008 and 2009.” “Well, certainly there is a value propSales for 2018 were north of $60 milosition associated with pre-owned prodlion with Bynam expecting more than uct,” Bynam said. “You can get some400,000 orders to be shipped this year. thing that was launched and came out in The company now has 130 employees. February and we may start getting those “The scale is just nuts,” he said. “I clubs in April or May, and it’s 25 percent can remember the early days when we less than new. They are demos, they are shipped 1,000 items and we thought that rentals, and all of our sites take trades was a big deal.” from consumers. So, the value proposiIf you walk into the fulfillment tion is one thing but we sell brand name, warehouse of GlobalGolf and your jaw high performance golf clubs that are pre-
owned. It’s not out of a garage and is a bunch of junky junk. Once people saw the quality of the product they were getting, and the value proposition -- and we were going through some tough economic times -- that sort of played into it being very attractive to a lot of golfers. And then we became really good retailers.” GlobalGolf has now taken the next step with a platform launched last March called U-try. For a nominal fee, golfers can order new clubs off the site and try them out for a two-week period. For example, a driver costs $25 to test. “You get to try the club at your leisure, at your home course, using the golf ball you normally use, in an environment that is comfortable,” Bynam said. “You are on that third hole and you know you always hit it just a little short of that bunker and with the new club you hit it 5 yards past the bunker so that’s immediate feedback. Now, all of sudden that guy can feel it, touch it, and spend some time with it. If he feels like he plays better with it, he can keep that club and purchase that exact same club. If he doesn’t think he plays better with it stick it in the box and slap the return label on the box and send it back.” “We think we’ve overcome that last hurdle of people buying new clubs in the online environment,” he added. “We feel we have two nice franchises out there – one being pre-owned and one being this U-try experience. Nobody else has the back end to do it. If you get half the new clubs back what do you do with them? You have to sell them in a pre-owned environment. We are very uniquely positioned to be able to do that.” And on a grand scale for sure.
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A Father’s Day to remember in the Sandhills Striking the Payne Pose
To me, Stewart was more than fancy By BETSEY MITCHELL outfits and major victories. He was an understated gentleman of the game. He’s he year Payne was making history as it really been 20 years since on the 18th at Pinehurst, we were Payne Stewart won the U.S. Open one of those guys Bets that I’m sure players would loved to be paired with. If Stewart still in Ohio dreaming of the days at Pinehurst No. 2? was in your group you knew it was going when we could play golf in the Carolinas. As I approach 60 I have started to to be a good day, even if everyone shot 75. The dream came true in 2000 when “re-remember” certain things that have More than a decade ago now I had we began our North Carolina journey at happened over the years, but that Father’s St. James Plantation. I thought we had hit Day in 1999 remains crystal clear to myself the honor of playing the golf course in Missouri that honors the life of Stewart the big time until we decided to play the and I’m sure thousands more who were and it’s one of the best layouts you can Couples Carousel at Mid wedged shoulder-to-shoulder around the play, designed by fellow Pines. 18th green. friend Bobby Clampett The morning we I can’t forget how cold it was on that and Chuck Smith – drove up to that entrance foggy June day, an unusual weather patI could feel the pines shartern for the Sandhills, or Stewart cutting off ironically two North Carolinians. If you are ing their stories. Many the sleeves of his vest to get comfortable thinking of a golf vacation, mock my feelings about en route to a dramatic victory over Phil I recommend heading to property. I have Mickelson, whose face was uplifted by the Branson to play this gem. DUELING DIVOTS that always said, “It has good hands of Stewart, telling his playing partner Each hole has a placard ghosts.” what a wonderful dad he was going to be. depicting part of Stewart’s life accomplishIn those early days, I still hadn’t been They are threads that will forever tie ments. It’s like a walking museum honorto Pinehurst Resort… certainly heard Stewart to Pinehurst Resort and vice versa. ing the home state hero. about it. I’m always shocked when I tell I still can’t step into the Pinehurst Pinehurst couldn’t have honored folks I’m from Pinehurst and they ask, clubhouse without thinking of Stewart’s Stewart any better. Each Sunday the pin “Where’s that?” tragic passing a few months after his placement is set in the exact location where The day came when I had my first U.S. Open win in North Carolina, or how Stewart sank his winning 15-foot putt. And visit to Pinehurst Resort. I have this clear much the golf world misses his larger than his leg kick and fist pump life-sized statue life personality. Can you imagine what sits in the shadows of the turtle back green memory of walking around the bend of the western portico and seeing the Stewart’s influence would have been on the where history was made – and remains expanse of the putting green. Champions Tour? one of my vivid golf memories.
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In those days there were the starting holes of No. 3 & No. 5. This land has since been reworked into The Cradle, a marvelous and entertaining hour (or less) of golf that everyone should try. We eventually moved to Pinehurst and joined the ranks of Pinehurst Country Club several years ago. Payne Stewart’s posing statue dominates the view to the left of the 18th green. It is common to see a bird using his raised fist as a perch. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind. One of my regular pleasures is to watch all sorts of folks attempting to mimic Payne’s joyous kick and fist pump. More than one has taken a tumble in the attempt. Better yet is to step up and ask the gang trying to get a souvenir photo for everyone in the group. “Would you like me to take a picture of all of you together?” “Oh, wow! Yes, please.” It takes a while, but I wait until they have all figured out how to hold the pose long enough to get the money shot. I have many golf memories. The one I don’t have and have many times wished it could have been; one round with my dad. That would have been somethin’.
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Junior Golf Scoreboard CGA 7th Creed Junior Boys’ Championship
Camden CC, Camden, NC May 25-26, 2019 Boys Division - 6,358 1 Zachary Reuland, Rock Hill, SC 69-69--138 2 Alex Heffner, Harrisburg 73-68--141 2 Keegan Vaugh, Myrtle Beach, SC 71-70--141 4 Carlos Garre, Myrtle Beach, SC 69-73--142 Selected Others 5 Zach Roberts, Holly Springs 73-70--143 11 Frank Gilliam, Raleigh 74-72--146 17 Garrett Risner, Holly Springs 73-74--147 29 Josh Lendach, Raleigh 78-72--150 29 Tyler DeChellis, Clayton 77-73--150 38 Ryan Macri, Wake Forest 80-73--153 46 Columb Knight, Raleigh 77-78--155 54 Luke Edwards, Chapel Hill 81-75--156 56 Jackson Bode, Pinehurst 80-77--157 57 Luke Nelson, Raleigh 76-82--158
Maple Chase Junior Maple Chase CC, Winston-Salem, NC June 11-12, 2019 Boys 14-18 Division - 6701 1 Grady Newton, Winston-Salem 70-70--140 2 Fisher Kennedy, Winston-Salem 75-66--141 3 Jake Clodfelter, Trinity 73-74--147 Selected Others 6 Pruthvi Chauhan, Cary 79-73--152 20 James Baldauf, Apex 81-78--159 24 Langdon Aronson, Raleigh 81-79--160 28 Leo Strebel, Chapel Hill 78-83--161 46 Cooper Paul, Cary 91-81--172 Boys 12-13 Division - 5362 1 Preston Howe, Winston-Salem 72-67--139 2 Hudson Schulze, Charlotte 72-71--143 3 Landon Hawley, Charlotte 72-73--145 Selected Others 8 James-Paul Wagner, Cary 83-76--159 9 Jack Wiley, Wake Forest 79-82--161 10 Connor Williams, Sanford 88-76--164
TYGA One Day
Bryan Park GC (Players Course) Brown Summit, NC June 2, 2019 Boys 16-18 Division - 6526 1 Jerrod Gervasi, Charlotte
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2 Harrison Hilliard, McLeansville 3 Jacob Pendry, Lexington Selected Others 4 Joshua Buxbaum, Wake Forest Boys 14-15 Division - 6526 1 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 1 Alex Gould, Greensboro 3 Davis Delille, High Point 3 Jack Boyer, Greensboro Selected Others 19 Drew Eggers, Cary Boys 12-13 Division - 5500 1 Jack LaPiana, Charlotte 2 Cole Rouse, Kernersville 3 Will Choplin, Conover Selected Others 5 Jack Wiley, Wake Forest 10 Timmy Kaufman, Cary 12 Anderson Levine, Wake Forest 13 Will Suddreth, Raleigh 14 Colin Phillips, Albemarle Girls 16-18 Division - 5500 1 Victoria Ladd, Greensboro 2 Olivia Renville, Cary 3 Trinity Ahing, New Bern 3 Harper Shepherd, Greensboro Selected Others 8 Anika Bhatnagar, Cary Girls 13-15 Division - 5000 1 Ella Kue, King Mountain 2 Trinity Muthomi, Kernersville 3 Olivia Tolbert, Greensboro Selected Others 4 Justine Pennycooke, Cary 5 Sidney Renville, Cary 7 Ava Zellman, Raleigh 8 Sahej Singh, Apex
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TYGA Tots One Day
Salem Glen CC, Clemmons, NC June 2, 2019 Boys 10-11 Division - 2000 1 Xan Pitt, Wake Forest 2 Jack Halloran, Pinehurst 3 Jake Warren, Boone
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Cutter Creek GC, Snow Hill, NC June 1-2, 2019 Boys Division - 6963 1 Garrett Risner, Apex 70-71--141
2 Mack Pearsall, Greensboro 66-75--141 3 Caleb Kimbrough, New Bern 77-68--145 3 Luke Edwards, Chapel Hill 72-73--145 Selected Others 5 Kyle Kushnir, Raleigh 74-72--146 9 Kareem Elkassem, Raleigh 77-71--148 10 Michael LaSasso, Raleigh 70-79--149 12 Clayson Good, Durham 76-74--150 13 James Carlin, Raleigh 72-79--151 19 Joey Pritchard, Aberdeen 74-78--152 25 Jake Conklin, Cary 78-75--153 25 Parker Cumbea, Fuquay-Varina 80-73--153 31 Ben Collins, Holly Springs 78-76--154 77-78--155 33 Owen Kose, Holly Springs 36 Chris Ha, Fayetteville 74-82--156 36 Jack Webster, Raleigh 77-79--156 36 Ryan Macri, Wake Forest 81-75--156 40 Alan Van Asch, Raleigh 80-77--157 40 Bryan Fang, Raleigh 78-79--157 45 Nick Kleu, Cary 81-78--159 49 Jace Butcher, Wake Forest 84-77--161 60 Brodie McFadden, Holly Springs 82-82--164 62 Aidan Harrington, Garner 82-83--165 62 Davis Spradling, Clayton 82-83--165 62 Jennings Glenn, Raleigh 83-82--165 62 Ryan Bradley, Cary 77-88--165 67 Myles Patterson, Durham 86-80--166 70 Holden Lee, Raleigh 85-82--167 70 Tyler Owens, Cary 86-81--167 74 Leo Chen, Clayton 88-81--169 76 Jason Crews, Raleigh 85-85--170 92 Zachary Davis, Clayton 105-96--201
PKBGT Coastal Carolina Classic
Myrtle Beach, SC, Hackler GC June 1-2, 2019 Bell National - 5721 1 Adrian Anderson, Murrels Inlet SC 71-71--142 2 Napat Rattanaprakarn, Kenly 71-75--146 3 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 75-73--148 Selected Others 12 Anna Claire Bridge, Raleigh 78-77--155 13 Deborah Spair, Raleigh 81-77--158 15 Katelyn Kenthack, Southern Pines 82-78--160 Futures National - 5287 1 McKenzie Daffin, Fayetteville 71-71--142 2 Hannah Altman, Lake City SC 79-73--152 2 Madison Messimer, Myrtle Beach 80-72--152 2 Sophie Lauture, Raleigh 77-75--152
TRIANGLE’S TOP 10 JUNIOR GOLFERS Boys (High School, graduation year) Girls (High School, graduation year) 1 Maria Atwood, Holly Springs (Holly Springs 1 Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest (Home School, 2020) HS, 2022) 2 Spencer Oxendine, Fayetteville (Jack Britt HS, 2 Nicole Adam, Pinehurst (O’Neal School, 2020) 2019) 3 Halynn Lee, Cary (Green Hope HS, 2021) 3 Jackson Van Paris (O’Neal School, 2021) 4 Mara Hirtle, Pinehurst (Pinecrest HS, 2020) 4 Peter Foundation, Raleigh (Broughton HS, 2020) 5 Deborah Spair, Raleigh (Ravenscroft HS, 2020) 5 Kenan Poole, Raleigh (Ravenscroft, 2019) 6 Angelique Seymour, Fayetteville (Jack Britt 6 Tyler Dechellis, Clayton (Clayton HS, 2021) HS, 2019) 7 Fulton Smith, Pinehurst (O’Neal School, 2019) 7 Jaclyn Kenzel, Southern Pines (Pinecrest HS, 8 Garrett Risner, Holly Springs (Apex Friendship 2020) HS, 2020) 8 Megan Morris, Cary (Panther Creek HS, 2021) 9 Zach Roberts, Holly Springs (Holly Springs 9 Toni Blackwell, Fayetteville (Cape Fear HS, HS, 2020) 2020) 10 Christopher Sperrazza, Raleigh (Cardinal 10 Megan Kanaby, Chapel Hill (Cardinal Gibbons, Gibbons, 2019) 2019) Source: Tarheel Youth Golf Association as of 6/1/19 Selected Others 6 McKayla Daffin, Fayetteville
PKBGT Open Championship
Salisbury, NC, CC of Salisbury May 25-27, 2019 Bell National - 6009 1 Kendall Turner, Chesapeake VA 70-70-67--207 2 Kara Carter, Kingsport TN 73-73-67--213 3 Vynie Chen, Centreville VA 73-73-72--218 3 Emily Dunlap, Greenville SC 74-73-71--218 Selected Others 13 Maria Atwood, Holly Springs 72-80-74--226 22 Halynn Lee, Cary 80-76-76--232 24 Emily Mathews, Mebane 80-76-77--233 30 Emily Brubaker, Raleigh 76-78-86--240 Futures National - 5305 1 Ellen Yu, High Point 71-75-75--221 2 Madison Messimer, Myrtle Beach 75-76-74--225 3 Grace Ridenour, Cary 70-75-81--226 Selected Others 5 Sophie Lauture, Raleigh 78-77-76--231 13 Emerson Dever, Durham 79-82-80--241 16 Kinsley Smith, Raleigh 80-80-84--244
Gate City Classic
Greensboro, NC, Forest Oaks CC May 18-19, 2019 Prep North Carolina - 5727 1 Alyssa Cox, Mount Airy 73-75--148 2 Emily Brubaker, Raleigh 73-75--148 3 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 74-77--151 Selected Others 4 Ella Perna, Durham 76-76--152 7 Halynn Lee, Cary 76-78--154 12 Anna Claire Bridge, Raleigh 77-80--157 12 Katelyn Kenthack, Southern Pines 79-78--157 16 Erin Singleton, Apex 81-77--158 20 Heather Appelson, Wake Forest 82-78--160 28 Anika Bhatnagar, Cary 86-80--166 Futures North Carolina - 4980 1 Ellen Yu, High Point 71-72--143 2 Kinsley Smith, Raleigh 79-76--155 3 Tyla McAffity, Raleigh 76-82--158 Selected Others 12 Haylie George, Cary 87-84--171 12 Lily Rowe, Raleigh 87-84--171 26 Camille Oliver, Cary 93-91--184 27 Sahej Singh, Apex 90-95--185
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Carolinas PGA Selected events; complete schedule at carolinas.pga.com June 4-6 – 55th North Carolina Open, Trump National GC, Mooresville. June 24-25 – Pro-Assistant Championship, River Landing (Landing), Wallace. July 9-11 – 68th South Carolina Open, Grande Dunes Resort, Myrtle Beach. July 16-17 – Senior Sandhills Open, Mid Pines GC, Southern Pines. July 22-23 – Senior Professional Championship, Camden CC, SC. Aug. 13-15 – 95th Carolinas Open, Greensboro CC (Farm). Aug. 19-20 – Senior Challenge, Chapel Hill CC. Aug. 26-27 – Assistants Championship, Surf Club, North Myrtle Beach. Sept. 24-26 – Professional Championship, Treyburn CCC, Durham. Oct. 30-31 – Senior Fall Finals, The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis. Dec. 3-5 – Pro-Pro Championship, Talamore, Mid South, Forest Creek and Pinehurst No. 4.
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Men/Women USGA Qualifying July 2 – U.S. Women’s Amateur, Bermuda Run CC. July 16 – U.S. Amateur Sectional, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill. July 17 – U.S Senior Women’s Amateur, Maple Chase G&CC, Winston-Salem. Aug. 15 – U.S. Mid-Amateur Sectional, High Point CC (Willow Creek). Sept. 28 – U.S. Women’s Four-Ball for 2020, Pinewood CC, Asheboro. Oct. 10 – U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Sectional for 2020, Sedgefield CC (Dye).
CGA Seniors June 7-8 – 11th Carolinas Super Senior, Green Vally CC, Greenville, SC. Aug. 8-10 – 19th North Carolina Senior Four-Ball, Mill Creek GC, Mebane. Sept. 9-10 – 12th North Carolina Super Senior, Croasdaile CC, Durham. Sept. 30-Oct. 2 – 58th Carolinas Senior Amateur, Mimosa Hills G&CC, Morganton. Selected qualifying sites: Tanglewood Park, Clemmons (Aug. 29); Umtead Pines GC, Durham. Oct. 8-9 – 8th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball, TPC Wakefield, Raleigh.
CGA Men June 13-16 – 59th North Carolina Amateur, Gaston CC, Gastonia. Selected qualifying sites: High Point CC Willow Creek (May 23); Mimosa Hills G&CC (May 29); GC at Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro (June 4); Keith Hills Club, Buies Creek (June 12). July 11-14 – 105th Carolinas Amateur, Governors Club, Chapel Hill. Selected qualifying sites: Selected qualifying sites: Pinewood CC, Asheboro (June 20); Brier Creek CC, Raleigh (July 1). July 31-Aug. 4 – 10th North Carolina Amateur Match Play, Catawba CC, Newton. Selected qualifying sites: Pinewood CC, Asheboro (June 20); Brier Creek CC, Raleigh (July 1).
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Sept. 20-22 – North Carolina Mid-Amateur, The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis. Selected qualifying sites: Tanglewood Park, Clemmons (Aug. 28); Heritage GC, Wake Forest (Sept. 4); Deercroft GC, Aberdeen. Oct. 4-6 – 25th North Carolina Four-Ball, CC of Landfall, Wilmington. Oct. 14 – 42nd Carolinas Club Championship, Sedgefield CC (Ross course), Greensboro. Oct, 18-19 – 74th Captain’s Putter Team Matches, Greensboro CC (Farm course).
CGA Mixed Events July 19 – 53rd Carolinas Father-Son, Pinehurst area courses. July 19 – 21st Carolinas Parent-Child, Pinehurst area courses. Aug. 17-19 – 14th Carolinas Mixed Team Championship, Kiawah Island Resort Cougar Point. Nov. 9-10 – 9th Carolinas Net Amateur, CC of Whispering Pines.
CGA Women June 19-21 – 93rd Carolinas Women’s Amateur, Ballantyne CC, Charlotte. July 8-10 – 64th Virginias-Carolinas Women’s Team Matches, The Resort at Glade Springs, Daniels, WV. July 23-25 – 22nd Carolinas Women’s Match Play, Furman University GC, Greenville, SC. Aug. 5-6 – 42nd Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball, Carolina CC, Spartanburg, SC. Oct. 1-2 – 21st Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur, Gaston CC, Gastonia. Oct. 29-31 – 3rd Carolinas Women’s Club Team, Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro.
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Amateur Individual July 6-7 – Joe Wood Memorial, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin. Medal play in flights. 336-835-2320. July 13-14 – Danville Invitational, Danville GC, Va.. Medal play in flights. 434-792-7225. July 20-21 – N.C. Players Championship, Tanglewood (Championship). Kitty Visintine 336-703-6420. July 27-28 – 33rd Dugan Aycock Davidson County Amateur, Lexington GC. Medal play in flights. 336-248-3950. July 27-28 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, 36 holes stroke play. Ages 16-over. High Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416. July 27-28 – 58th annual Chatmoss Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648. Aug. 3-4 – 51st annual Tech Authority Invitational, Pennrose Park CC, Reidsville. Medal play in flights. 336-349-5163. Aug. 3-4 – Holly Ridge Charity Classic in memory of John Ridge and Jerry Davis, Holly Ridge GL, Archdale. Medal play in flights. Optional shootout on Aug. 3. 336-861-4653. Aug. 9-11 – 72nd Forsyth County Amateur Invitational, Reynolds Park GC, Pine Knolls GC, Tanglewood (Championship). Medal play in flights. Bobby Hege 336-416-3289. Aug. 24-25 – Crooked Tree Amateur, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit. Medal play in flights. 336-656-3211. Sept. 28-29 — Steve Welch Fall Classic, Asheboro Municipal GC. Medal play in flights. Also super senior division for ages 65-over. 336-625-4158.
Oct. 5-6 – Forest Oaks Amateur, Forest Oaks, Greensboro, flighted after the first round. 336-674-2241. Oct. 5-6 – Meadowlands Open, Meadowlands, Winston-Salem, flighted after the first round. 336-769-1011.
Senior Individual July 6-7 – Joe Wood Memorial, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin. Medal play in flights ages 55-over. 336-835-2320. July 13-14 – Danville Invitational, Danville GC, Va.. Medal play in flights. Super Senior division also, depending on entries. 434-792-7225. July 20-21 – N.C. Players Championship, Tanglewood (Championship). Kitty Visintine 336-703-6420. July 27-28 – 8th annual Davidson County Senior Amateur, Lexington GC. Ages 55-over. Medal play in flights. 336-248-3950. July 27-28 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, 36 holes stroke play. Ages 55-over. High Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416. Oct. 8-10 – World Super Senior Championship. Tanglewood Championship, Clemmons. Ages 70-over, Kitty Visintine 336-703-6420.
Ladies Individual/Team Aug. 24-25 – 53rd annual Colonial Country Club Ladies Invitational, Colonial CC, Thomasville. Pre-flighted CGA ranking event. Beth Smith 336-442-7589.
Amateur Team July 6-7 – Tuscarora Two-Man Invitational, Tuscarora CC, Danville. Medal play in flights. 434-724-4191. July 20-21 – Indian Valley Classic 2-man best ball. Indian Valley GC, Burlington. Flighted medal play. 336-584-7871. Aug. 3-4 – Inaugural Bob Roll 4-ball, Forest Oaks, Greensboro, flighted after the first round. 336674-2241. Aug. 10-11 – Madison-Mayodan Rotary Four-Ball Invitational, Deep Springs CC, Madison. 336-427-0950. Aug. 17-18 – Danville Two-Man Invitational, Danville GC, Va. Medal play in flights. 434-792-7225. Aug. 24-25 – Marvin Crowder 2-Ball, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822. Oct. 19-20 – 36th annual Lexington BBQ Festival 2-person teams, Lexington GC. 336-248-3950. Oct. 19-20 – Chatmoss Two-Man Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648. Nov. 2-3 – 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 July 9 – Plantation GC, Reidsville July 23 – Country Hills, Gibsonville Aug. 6 – Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. Aug. 21 – Forest Oaks GC, Gibsonville Sept. 10 – Chatmoss CC, Martinsville Sept. 24 – Deep Springs CC, Stoneville Oct. 8 – Greensboro National, Summerfield Oct. 22 – Caswell Pines GC, Yanceyville Nov. 4 – Bryan Park GC (Players), Brown Summit Nov. 18 – Danville GC, Danville Nov. 27 – Goodyear GC, Danville
Golfweek Amateur Tour 252-864-9161 July 6 – Meadowlands GC, Winston-Salem
For the latest tournament schedule, now updated daily, go to www.trianglegolf.com then click on Tournaments July 13 – Carolina Trace (Lake), Sanford July 20-21 – Southern Regional at Kiawah Island Cougar Point and Ocean Course July 27 – Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit Aug. 3 – Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst Aug. 10 – Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro Aug. 17 – Quail Ridge, Sanford Aug. 24 – Holly Ridge GL, Archdale Aug. 30-31 – Grand Strand Classic at Myrtle Beach National and Grande Dunes Sept. 14 – Longleaf GC, Southern Pines Sept. 28-29 – Local Finals, Bryan Park (both courses), Brown Summit
Senior Amateur Tour (ages 50-over) 910-964-1547 July 11 – Carolina Trace (Creek), Sanford July 18 – Challenge GC, Graham July 25 – River Ridge GC, Raleigh Aug. 1 – Quail Ridge, Sanford Aug. 5-6 – Senior Open at Peninsula Club and Northstone CC, Charlotte Aug. 15 – Holly Ridge GL, Archdale Aug. 22 – Keith Hills CC, Buies Creek Sept. 5 – Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst Sept. 12 – Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett Sept. 19 – Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit
Other Junior Events June 20 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Foxfire Resort, Village of Foxfire, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 21 – Drive, Chip and Putt, Sifford GC, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15 June 21 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Bryan Park GC (Players), Greensboro, Girls only, Ages 8-19 June 21 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, CC of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 22 – Drive, Chip and Putt, Sifford GC, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15 June 22-23 – NJGA Myrtle Beach Junior Classic, True Blue GC, Pawleys Island, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 22-23 – NJGA Myrtle Beach Junior, True Blue GC, Pawley’s Island, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 22-23 – TGF Grandover Junior, Grandover Resort, Greensboro, Ages 9-18, Boys only June 24 – PKBGT One Day, Mill Creek GC, Mebane, Girls only, Ages 8-19 June 24 – TYGA One-Day, Chapel Hill CC, Chapel Hill, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 24 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Gates Four CC, Fayetteville, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 24 – TYGA Sandhills Tots Hosted by The Tin Whistles, Legacy GL, Aberdeen, Boy/Girls, Ages 6-12 June 24 – TYGA Triad One Day, Gillespie Park GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 June 24 – USGA Junior Amateur Qualifying, DeBordieu Club, Georgetown, SC, Boys only, Ages 18 and Under June 24 – USGA Junior Girls’ Qualifying, Mt. Vintage GC, N. Augusta, SC, Girls only, Ages 18 and under June 25-28 – CGA NC Junior Boys’ Championship, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh, Boys only, Ages 18 and under June 25 – Drive, Chip and Putt, Meadowbrook GC, Rutherfordton, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15
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CALENDAR June 26-27 – CGA Twin States Girls’ Championship, Rolling Hills CC, Monroe, Girls only, Ages 18 & under June 27 – Drive, Chip and Putt, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15 June 27 – TYGA Triad One Day, Colonial CC, Thomasville, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 June 28 – Drive, Chip and Putt, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15 June 28 – TYGA One-Day, Wendell CC, Wendell, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 29 – PKBGT One Day, Anderson Creek GC, Spring Lake, Girls only, Ages 8-19 June 29 – PKBGT Southeast Series, The Carolina CC, Spartanburg, SC, Girls only, Ages 8-19 July 1 – CGACarolinas Boys’ Qualifying, Camden CC, Camden, SC, Boys only, Ages 18 and under July 1-2 – CGA NC Boys’ 13 & Under, Asheboro Municipal GC, Asheboro, Boys only, Ages 8-13 July 1-3 – North & South Junior, Pinehurst CC, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 15-18, 910-295-6811 July 1-2 – PKBGT River Run Girls’ Classic, River Run CC, Davidson, Girls only, Ages 11-19 July 1 – TYGA One-Day, Brook Valley CC, Greenville, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 1 – TYGA Triad One Day, Lexington GC, Lexington, Boys, Girls, Ages 12-18 July 2 – TYGA One Day, CC of Johnston County, Smithfield, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 5 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro, Girls only, Ages 8-19 July 6-7 – HJGT Charlotte Junior Open, Palisades CC, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 6-7 – HJGT Coastal Carolina Junior Open, Palmetto Dunes GC, Hilton Head, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 6 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Shenandoah Valley GC, Front Royal, VA, Girls only, Ages 8-19 July 6-7 – PKBGT Southeast Classic, CC of South Carolina, Florence, SC, Girls only, Ages 11-19 July 8 – CGA Dogwood State Boys Qualifying, Sapona CC, Lexington, Boys only, Ages 18 and under July 8 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Legacy GL, Aberdeen, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18, Two-Man Stableford July 8 – TYGA Sandhills Tots Hosted by The Tin Whistles, Midland CC, Pinehurst, Boy/Girls, Ages 6-12 July 9-11 – Forsyth Junior, Tanglewood Reynolds, Pine Knolls, Reynolds Park. Forsyth County Residents only Boys/Girls. Bobby Hege 336-4163289 July 9-11 – CGA Dogwood State Girls’ Championship, Salem Glen CC, Winston-Salem, Girls only, Ages 18 and under July 9-10 – PKBGT NOVA Championship, Hidden Creek CC, Reston, VA, Girls only, Ages 11-19 July 9 – TYGA Jack Ratz, Jr. Memorial, Wildwood Green GC, Raleigh, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 10-11 – TYGA Triad High Point Junior, Blair Park GC & Oak Hollow GC, High Point, Boys/ Girls, Ages 8-18 July 11-14 – CGA Carolinas Amateur, Governor’s Club, Chapel Hill, Boys only, Ages 13 & up July 12 – CGA – Dogwood State Boys’ Qualifying, Goldsboro GC, Goldsboro, Boys only, Ages 18 and under July 13 – PKBGT One Day, Cobb’s Glen CC, Anderson, SC, Girls only, Ages 8-19 July 13 – PKBGT One Day, Foxfire Resort, Foxfire Village, Girls only, Ages 8-19 July 14-15 – NJGA Low Country Junior, River Towne CC, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18
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July 14-15 – NJGA Low Country Junior, River Towne CC, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 15-16 – CGA Carolinas Girls’ 15 & Under, CC of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, Girls only, Ages 15 and Under July 15 – CGA Carolinas Junior Qualifying, Catawba CC, Newton, Boys only, Ages 18 and under July 15 – Drive, Chip and Putt, CC of Landfall, Wilmington, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15 July 15-16 – TGF, Cardinal Junior Amateur, The Cardinal by Pete Dye, Greensboro, Ages 9-18, Boys only July 15 – TYGA One-Day, Gaston CC, Gastonia, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 16 – CGA Carolinas Junior Qualifying, Kinston CC, Kinston, Boys only, Ages 18 and under July 16 – TYGA Triad One Day, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 July 17 – TYGA One-Day, Providence CC, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 18 – TYGA Triad One Day, Salem Glen CC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 July 19 – CGA Father-Son Championship, Pinehurst area courses July 19 – CGA Parent-Child, Pinehurst area courses July 19-20 – PKBGT Precision Girls’ Championship, Bryan Park, Greensboro, Girls only, Ages 11-19 July 21-22 – NJGA Lake Lure Junior, Rumbling Bald Resort, Lake Lure, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 22 – CGA Carolinas Boys’ Qualifying, Cohariie CC, Clinton, Boys only, Ages 18 & Under July 22-23 – HJGT College Prep Series, Walker Course, Clemson, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 22 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Mid Pines GC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 22 – TYGA Sandhills Tots Hosted by The Tin Whistles, Mid South Club, Southern Pines, Boy/ Girls, Ages 6-12 July 22 – TYGA Triad One Day, Asheboro City GC, Asheboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 July 23-25 – CGA Carolinas Boys’ Championship, River Landing CC, Wallace, Boys only, Ages 18 and under July 23-25 – CGA Carolinas Women’s Match Play, Furman GC, Greenville, SC, Girls only, Ages 13 & up July 23 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Pine Island CC, Charlotte, Girls only, Ages 8-19 July 25 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Sanford GC, Sanford, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 25 – TYGA Triad One Day, Pinewood CC, Asheboro, Boys/Girls. Ages 12-18 July 26 – TYGA One Day, Lake Hickory CC (Catawba Springs), Hickory, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 27-28 –PKBGT Wolfpack Classic, Lonnie Poole GC at NC State University, Raleigh, Girls only, Ages 11-19 July 27 – TYGA Tots, Brunswick Plantation, Calabash, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11 July 28 – TYGA Tots, Carolina National GC, Bolivia, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11 July 29 – Drive, Chip and Putt, The Peninsula Club, Cornelius, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15 July 30-Aug. 1 – CGA Carolinas Girls’ Championship, Columbia CC, Blythewood, SC, Girls only, Ages 18 & under July 30-Aug. 1 – CGA Dogwood State Boys’ Championship, River Run CC, Davidson, Boys only, Ages 18 and under July 30-31 – TYGA Roy Jones Junior, Kinston CC, Kinston, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 31-Aug 4 – CGA NC Amateur Match Play, Catawba CC, Newton, Boys only, Ages 13 & up
July 31-Aug 1 – HJGT College Pres Series, Duke GC, Durham, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 3 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Bermuda Run CC (West), Bermuda Run, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Aug. 3 – PKBGT Southeast Series, Spring Valley CC, Columbia, SC, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Aug. 3 – TYGA Tots, Asheboro City GC, Asheboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11 Aug. 5 – TYGA One-Day, Pine Valley CC, Wilmington, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 5 – TYGA Sandhills Tots Hosted by The Tin Whistles, CC of North Carolina (Dogwood), Pinehurst, Boy/Girls, Ages 6-12 Aug. 5 – TYGA SAS Junior, Prestonwood CC, Cary, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 Aug. 5 – TYGA Triad One Day, Jamestown Park GC, Jamestown, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 Aug. 6 – TYGA Dan Dobson Junior, Mimosa Hills CC, Morganton, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 6 – TYGA One-Day, Wilmington Municipal GC, Wilmington, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 7 – TYGA One Day, River Ridge GC, Raleigh, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 7 – TYGA Triad One Day, Greensboro National GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, ages 12-18 Aug. 8 – TYGA One-Day, CC of Asheville, Asheville, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 10-11 – CGA Virginias-Carolinas Junior Team Matches, Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA, Boys only, Invitation only Aug. 10-11 – HJGT Major Championship, Bristow Manor GC, Bristow, VA, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 10-11 – Mid-Atlantic Girls’ Matches, Brook Valley CC, Greenville, Girls only, Invitation only Aug. 10 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, The Hollows GC, Montpelier, VA, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Aug. 10-11 – PKBGT NC Series Chapel Hill Classic, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Aug. 10-11 – TYGA Down East Junior, The Emerald GC, New Bern, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 Aug. 13-15 – Hope Valley Junior Invitational, Hope Valley CC, Durham, Boys/Girls, Invitation only Aug. 15-16 – NJGA Glen Dornoch Junior, Glen Dornoch Waterway GL, Little River, SC, Boys/ Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 17-18 – PKBGT Tour Championship, Pine Needles Resort, Southern Pines, Girls only, Ages 11-19 Aug. 19 – CGA Carolinas Pro-Junior, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 19 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Pinehurst CC No. 6, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 19 – TYGA Sandhills Tots Hosted by The Tin Whistles, Pinewild CC (Azalea), Pinehurst, Boy/ Girls, Ages 6-12 Aug. 24-25 – HJGT Major Championship, Bryan Park GC, Browns Summit, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 24-25 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Bowling Green CC (South), Front Royal, VA, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Aug. 24 – PKBGT Southeast Series, CC of Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Aug. 24 – TYGA Tots, Gillespie GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11 Aug. 25 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Pinehurst Resort No. 3, Pinehurst, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Aug 31-Sept 1 – HJGT Low Country Junior, Eagles Pointe GC, Bluffton, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug 31-Sept 1 – HJGT Virginia Open, Reston National GC, Reston, VA, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 31 – NJGA Adult/Junior National Championship, Hackler Course at CCU, Conway, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 31 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Monroe CC, Monroe, Girls only, Ages 11-19
Sept. 1-2 – NJGA National Championship, Hackler Course at CCU, Conway, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Sept. 1-2 – TGF Mid Pines Junior, Mid Pines Inn & GC, Southern Pines, Ages 9-18, Boys only Sept. 7 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Greene Hills CC, Standarsville, VA, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Sept. 14-15 – Orange Jacket Junior Classic, Pickens CC, Pickens, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18, 864-878-6083 Sept. 14-15 – TGF ACC Southeastern Fall Classic, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh, Ages 9-18, Boys only Sept. 14-15 – TYGA State Championship, Southern Waye CC, Mt. Olive, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 Sept. 14-15 – PKBGT Southeast Series Finale, Smithfield CC, Easely, SC, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Sept. 7 – PKBGT NC Series, CC of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Sept. 18 – TYGA/PKBGT Girls’ North State High School Challenge, Keith Hills GC, Buies Creek, Girls only, Grades 9-12 Sept. 21-22 – PKBGT North Carolina Series Finale, Colonial CC, Thomasville, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Sept. 28-29 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series Finale, Fawn Lake CC, Spotsylvania, VA, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Oct. 5-6 – CGA/PKBGT Jimmy Anderson Girls’ Invitational, Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville, Girls only, Ages 18 & under Oct. 12-13 – TYGA Tournament of Champions, Colonial CC, Thomasville, NC Boys/Girls, Invitation only Oct. 19-20 – TGF Western Carolinas Junior, CC of Salisbury, Salisbury, Ages 9-18, Boys only Oct. 20 – TYGA Tots State Championship, Longleaf GC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11 Oct. 26-27 – TGF Pinewild Fall Junior, Pinewild CC, Pinehurst, Ages 9-18, Boys only Oct. 26-27 – TYGA Triad Bill Harvey Junior, Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 Oct. 26-27 – PKBGT Prep & Futures Invitational, TBD, Girls only, Ages 11-19 Oct. 27 – PKBGT Invitational Last Chance Qualifier, Bermuda Run CC, Bermuda Run, Girls only, Ages 11-19 Nov. 9-10 – NJGA Charlotte Junior, Rocky River Club, Concord, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Nov. 9-10 – TGF Tarheel State Junior, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Ages 9-18, Boys only Nov. 9-11 – PKBGT Invitational, Bermuda Run CC, Bermuda Run, Girls only, Ages 11-19 Nov. 16-17 – PKBGT Discovery Invitational, Palmetto Dunes Resort, Hilton Head, SC, Girls only, Ages 8-12 Nov. 16-17 – PKBGT Palmetto Dunes Resort Classic, Palmetto Dunes Resort, Hilton Head, SC, Girls only, Ages 11-19 Nov. 27 – TYGA One Day, Longleaf GC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Nov. 27 – TYGA One Day, TBD, Pinehurst, Boys only, Ages 12-18 Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 – TGF Bullet & Peggy Bell Holiday Classic, Mid Pines & Pine Needles, Southern Pines, Ages 9-18, Boys only Dec. 7-8 – NJGA Atlantic Dunes Junior, Atlantic Dunes GC, Hilton Head, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Dec. 7-8 – PKBGT Tournament of Champions, Pinehurst CC No. 8, Pinehurst, Girls only, Ages 11-19 Dec. 28-29 – Donald Ross Junior, Pinehurst CC, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18, 910-295-6811 Dec. 28-29 – PKBGT Peggy Kirk Bell Junior, Pine Needles Lodge, Southern Pines, Girls only, Ages 11-19
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