NANCY O'CONNELL: Fairway Notebook: Four Holes-in-One Reported
Hole-In-One: Bill Stripling, a member of Whispering Pines, saw two holes-in-ones on consecutive days -- his own on Oct. 20 and Art Reetz's, also a member of Whispering Pines, on Oct. 21.
Stripling hit his second career hole-in-one with a line drive 8-iron, 154 yards, from the gold tees to the fifth green on the West Course. His witnesses were Monte Allen, Lon Donaldson and Bob Sherrill. His first hole-in-one was 27 years ago.
Reetz shot his fourth hole-in-one while playing the 12th hole on the East Course. He used his 9-iron to cover the 122 yards to the green. His playing partners were Stripling, Tom McKeon and Richard Mills. All four of Reetz's holes-in-one have come in the past 10 years at Whispering Pines. He still lags one behind his wife, Marlene.
Tom Patochek, a member of Pinewild, scored a hole-in-one on Friday the 13th using his 5-iron on the 130-yard 12th hole of the Magnolia Course. His playing partners were Johann Rudzitis, Bill Kennedy and Clay Searle.
Francis Hayes, head PGA professional from Fox Hill CC in Exeter, Pa., made a hole-in-one while playing the National Golf Course in Southern Pines. He chose a 9-iron to reach the 133-yard 12th hole. His playing partners were Ken Donlavage, Trucksville, Pa., Mike LaNunziata, West Pittston, Pa., and Ted Merli, Long Pond, Pa. This is the second hole-in-one for Hayes. This foursome has been visiting the Pinehurst area golf courses for over 15 years and this is their first hole-in-one in the area.
Deercroft: The Golf Association played its end of the season tournament on Nov. 7 and the format was two best balls on holes one to six, a modified alternate shot on holes seven to 12 and "Superball" on holes 13 to 18. One drive from every team member had to be used in the second and third segments.
The winners: Terry Cross, C. D. Bounds, Suzanne Allen and Audrey Purser, tied at 3-under par 69, with Jesse Peters, Larry Allen, Toby Refosco and Lynn Lambert. A steak dinner followed the tournament.
National: The Men's Day results for Nov. 14 are as follows: Individual -- Ron Murray tied at 74, with Seven Tilly. Skins Game -- Ron Ward, Steve Points, Sven Tilly, Ron Murray, two each; Ray Ogden, one.
Pinewild: The Women's Golf Association played on Nov. 17 on the Holly Course in a low gross and low net Peer Play Tournament. The winners:
Flight 1 -- Gross: Jean Grieshaber, 77. Net: JoAnn Sluder, 70.
Flight 2 -- Gross: Peggy Clark, 89. Net: Barbara Tencza, 72.
Flight 3 -- Gross: Pat King, 92. Net: Karen Green, 73.
Team Game with two best balls on par 4 and par 5 holes, and one best ball on par 3 holes needed for scoring. First -- Jean Grieshaber, Carol Pitzer, Debbie Regula, JoAnn Sluder, 111; Second -- Jude Winkley, Pat King, Karen Teems, Karen green, 116; Third -- Linda Bell, Judith Kelley, Sandy Gruin, Marilyn Otto, 117.
Closest to the pin on No. 3 was Jane Waldemar, on No. 8 Jean Grieshaber, on No. 12 Judith Kelley and on No. 17 Kathy Samchalk.
Whispering Pines: The Pinettes played a Low Net Tournament on Nov. 17 with the following winners:
Red Tees: Flight 1 -- Diane Hendricks, 76; Helen Gibbons, 77; Marilyn Merry, 77. Flight 2 -- Alice Pardy, 74; Judy Woodward, 75; Elaine Fetters, 75.
Silver Tees: Flight 1 -- Marge Tovey, 69; Ginny Campling, 71; Nancy Donley, 73. Flight 2 -- Darryl Pierce, 67; Sis Aleksa, 71; Sue Jaehne, 73; Gladys Wade, 73; Anne Gerwig, 73. Flight 3 -- Betty Lou Kinney, 67; Joan Gillis, 73; Peggy Flygar, 74. Flight 4 -- Claire Nacca, 69; Elouise Burns, 72; Mary Linkins, 77.
Pinehurst: Dianne Yelovich is the Women's Golf Association champion for 2009.
Competition was held over two days, Oct. 29 on Course No. 4 and Nov. 5 on Course No. 6. Her scores of 79 and 78 totaled 157, four strokes better than Maggie Sanger's 161.
Flight 1 -- Gross: Dianne Yelovich, 157; Maggie Sanger, 161. Net: Debbie Smith, 148; Jane Wilkinson, 152.
Flight 2 -- Gross: Beth Bennington, 171; Tricia Williamson, 178. Net: Tonya Brown, 144; Tee Noggle, 152;
Flight 3 -- Gross: Sis Liston, 176; Marie Schneider, 180. Net: Chris Lawn, 147; Jean Funderburg, 153.
Flight 4 -- Gross: Julie Polk, 185; Paulette Clayton, 192; Chris Mastaler, 200. Net: Cheri Guidice, 148; Charlotte Cable, 158; Brenda Thomas, 164.
Flight 5 -- Gross: Lisa Carothers, 200; Bonnie Dingman, 203. Net: Sigrid Gross, 156; Betsey McCann, 161.
Flight 6 -- Gross: Dee Bilodeau, 194; June Eichele, 210. Net: Karol Collins, 160; Judy Silver, 164.
Flight 7 -- Gross: Irene Corbin, 214; Mary Bartley, 215. Net: Nancy McNally, 157; Anne Culwick, 175.
Flight 8 -- Gross: Zona Willis, 214; Nancy Bookmyer, 225. Net: Darlene Skinner, 161; Nora Sinclair, 167.
The Birdies played on Course No. 3 on Nov. 16 and the format was one best ball on holes six to 12, two best balls on all other holes and 95 percent of each player's handicap used for scoring. The winners: Bonnie Hanly, Roe Lyons, Pat Beranek, Judy Gemme, 112; Darlene Skinner, Lisa Carothers, Helen Wainwright, Kendra Muir, 116; Linda Bond, Jane Wilkinson, Pat Milligan, Anne Burton, 117.
The Pinehurst Scramblers played Course No. 1 and the format was one best ball on yellow flag holes, two on white flag holes and three on red flag holes. The winners: Bob Campbell, Jack Owens, Phil Reaper, Bill Sherman, 127; Charley Flood, John Gerney, Peter Hanly, Andy Thomas, 127; Milt Ghekas, Mat Marder, Jack Pritchard, Tony Wildt, 128. Front Nine -- Lowell Corbin, John McPhaul, Andy Paesani, Leon Peao, 59. Back Nine -- Bob Jamieson, John Kuney, Bob McNally, Bob Rhodes, 67. John McPhaul won closest to the pin on No. 7.
The Silver Foils played on Nov. 17 in a two best ball "Mystery Game." The results: Jean Sundstrom, Sylvia Bisbe, Louise Burton, 133; Kay Monteith, Helen Ozment, Tricia Johnson, Lulu Eichhorn, 134. Sigrid Gross, Nancy Cassidy, Kathy Mondock, Emma Howerton, 135.
Following golf a reception for Silver Foils members was held in the Member's Club, hosted by Walt Hess in memory of his wife Elaine, a longtime Silver Foil member.
Whispering Woods: The Women's Golf Association played on Oct. 27 in a low putts contest. The winners were: Shirley Brennan, 27; Lorraine Stanton, 28; Tina Burns, 31; Carol LeMunyon, 34.
The Women's Golf Association played on Nov. 10 in a Handicap Shootout with Tina Burns outlasting Margret Endrigat and Lisa Ritchie.
The Men's Golf Association played on Nov. 16 and the game was one low net of the foursome. Al Gaeta, Ken Pomeroy, Bud Henty and Tom Nagele, had 50.
On Nov. 18 a "Turkey Shoot" was held, three-man teams, with Al Gaeta, Bill Bartlett and Gaylord Maines in first place and Joe Matejka, Smoke Wood and Carl Williams in second. Joe Matejka won closest to the pin.
Knollwood: The Sandblasters played on Nov. 17 in a one best ball of the foursome competition. The winners: Wallace Gourley, Jim Burrill, Charles Childers, Paul Leach, 25 (MOC); Rick Stone, Jack Henderson, Joe Reilly, Vic Kendall, 25 (MOC); Jim Brauncheidel, Bill Bradley, Paul Aschmetat, Richard Lawrenson, 26.
Art Gula, Jim Braunscheidel and Wallace Gourley tied at 39 for low gross. Ken Batchelder won low net with 29. Birdies were recorded by Charles Childers and John Mannion on No. 1, Paul Aschmetat on No. 3, Wallace Gourley on No. 5 and Art Gula on No. 9. Charles Childers won closest to the pin.
The Rainmakers played on Nov. 16 and the format was two best balls of the foursome. Dee Hancock, Doris Stone, Honey Hackett and Miyuki Kallagis, 55; Janet MacDowell, Doris Hoffman and two blind draws, 57; Linda Parke, Ruth Wooddell, Bobbie Benade and a blind draw, 58. Chip-ins were recorded by Doris Stone and Dot Smith on No. 8, Linda Parke on No. 4, Norma Garfield on No. 7 and Carole Smith on No. 8.
Seven Lakes: The Nine Hole Lakers played on Nov. 4 in a Cordial Cup and Low Putts contest. Marge Randolph was the Cup winner with net 32. Marti Elliott won low putts with 13. Other winners: Flight 1 -- Peg Woodard, 39 (MOC); Roni Hann, 39 (MOC); Nancy Burgoon, 40. Flight 2 -- Doris Pierce, 36; Mary Ellen Lorion, 37 (MOC); Sally Kindsvatter, 37 (MOC). Flight 3 -- Ev Launhardt, 41.
Beacon Ridge: Linda Dunning was the overall winner with net 72 in the 18-Hole Ladies Beacon Cup playoff of all the monthly winners. The winners in the 18-Hole Ladies Turkey Shoot Tournament each received a gift certificate, and the winners were: Olga Manning, 67, Lois Owen, 67; Barbara Keiffer, 68; Barbara Card, 69; LaVonne Hurd, 69; Ann Sciarrino, 70; Lois Ashley, 73; Sonja White, 74. Other winners: Flight 1 -- Carolyn James, 75; Hilde Krallinger, 78; Judy Kullberg, 80. Flight 2 -- Marilyn Dumbleton, 75; Eleanor Carraher, 76; Nancy Cunningham, 76; Sarah Abbott, 76; Irene Galioto, 77. Flight 3 -- Ellen Leslie, 74; Nita Hartless, 76; Lindy DiBella, 77. Irene Galioto won closest to the pin on No. 5.
Southern Pines: The Par Seekers played a Mystery Tournament, and when play was completed, three blind mice turned out to be the format (three holes are chosen randomly to be subtracted from the final score). Holes 7, 8 and 14 with 83 percent of a player's handicap were used for scoring. Flight 1 -- Joan McCreedy and Nancy Jacobs tied at 63; Cathy Murphy, 65; Bonnie Quesenberry, 67. Flight 2 -- Billie Joyce Hill, 65; Ann Miller, 69; Jenny Stuber, 70.
The Carolina Golf Reporters Association held their annual two-day Four-Ball Tournament at Pine Needles on Nov. 15 and at Mid Pines on Nov. 16. Championship Flight: Steve Williams and Tom McAuliffe, 72-75 for 147. J. W. Farquhar and Henry Lister, 75-74 for 149; Mike Purkey and Reid Nelson, 73-76 for 149. Flight 1 -- Bob Hodor and Jim Johnson, 77-78 for 155; Michael Dann and Rich Rushforth, 80-76 for 156; Gene Hudson and Jack Reitzel, 85-75 for 160; Dick Mitchell and Betsey Mitchell, 78-82 for 160. Closest to the pin honors for Pine Needles went to Betsey Mitchell on No. 3, Mike Purkey on No. 5; Bob Hodor on No. 13 and Tom McAuliffe on No. 16. Closest to the pin honors at Mid Pines went to Gene Hudson on No. 8, Henry Lister on No. 8 and Tom McAuliffe on No.s 11 and 13.
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