Golf Bag: Moore Junior Championship
The third annual Moore County Junior Amateur Championship will be held at Talamore Golf Club Oct.31-Nov. 1, with all proceeds benefiting The First Tee of the Sandhills.
The tournament, which is sponsored and operated by The Tin Whistle Club of Pinehurst, is open to boys and girls who are 18 and younger and are still in high school. The field will be flighted by age and the boy and girl with lowest 36-hole scores will be crowned Moore Junior Champion. Players 11 and under will play nine holes each.
The entry fee is $20 for those 12 and over and $15 for 11 and under.
There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start on both Saturday and Sunday and prizes will be awarded by flight. A cookout and a chipping contest are scheduled following Saturday's first round.
For information or to sign up for the tournamant, call 944-3633, or visit the Web site at www.twftjrtour.com.
Couples: Pine Needles and Mid Pines will host the 43rd annual Couples Jamboree Nov. 11-15.
This event offers five days of golf, dining, tournaments, parties and entertainment, with golfers participating in a clinic hosted by Hall of Fame instructor Peggy Kirk Bell and a former PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Pat McGowan.
For reservations call (800)747-7272 or e-mail Graham.Gilmore@RossResorts.com.
PlayHouse Benefit: The PlayHouse Children's Theatre Program, a non-profit division of Taylor Dance, will host a golf tournament at Legacy Golf Links Nov. 2 with proceeds helping purchase audio and lighting systems for performances.
The captain's choice event is limited to 120 golfers. Individuals or teams can sign up with a PlayHouse actor, Taylor Dance student, Legacy Golf Links, or by calling The PlayHouse offices at 295-1320. Prizes will be awarded including season passes to Moore OnStage, golf accessories from Legacy Golf Links and gift certificates from area businesses. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Tournament participants and sponsors will receive a free ticket to the PlayHouse's upcoming performance of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" this December.
"The young actors get a true performance experience when standing on a stage in full costume and makeup, technical and lighting support and wearing microphones like professional actors," said Rita Taylor, PlayHouse founder and program director. "Our actors range in age from 4 to 17 years old so microphones support their young voices."
The PlayHouse currently rents sound and light systems for the children's productions which are performed in the auditorium of Southern Pines Primary School. "Renting gets very expensive and as a non-profit organization, we continuously seek more efficient and creative solutions." Taylor said.
The PlayHouse Children's Theatre Program is a non-profit, tuition-based curriculum that teaches acting, singing and dancing. Participants are rewarded with greater confidence, public speaking ability, creative thinking skills, an appreciation for the performing arts and a wonderful experience. For information, visit The PlayHouse online at TaylorDance.org or call 295-1320.
N.C. Four-Ball: Robert Riesen of Pinehurst and Phillip Chauncey of Durham will attempt to defend their title in the 14th North Carolina Four-Ball Championship played on the Ellis Maples-designed Creek Course at Keith Hills Country Club in Buies Creek Oct. 23-25.
Riesen and Chauncey won last year at Ocean Ridge Plantation in the Sunset Beach area and are among the 63 duos that entered this year's 54-hole stroke play competition. The 2008 champions shot 67-61-67--195 to take the title by two-strokes.
Also among the entries are Paul Simson of Raleigh, who has amassed 20 Carolinas Golf Association championship victories during his stellar career, and partner John Finster of Wake Forest, whose victories include the 2004 N.C. Mid-Amateur Championship, the 2005 Carolinas Mid-Amateur and the 2005 N.C. Four-Ball with partner Danny Gurley. Greg Powell of Whiteville and Keith Waters of Raleigh, who won this title in 2004, are also entered.
After 36 holes, the field will be trimmed to the low 30 teams and ties for the final round. The par-72 Creek Course, which opened in 1974, will play at approximately 6,700 yards.
Hensley Retained: Bill F. Hensley of Charlotte, a veteran golf writer, publicist and promoter who has worked with the Old North State Club in New London for the past 19 years,will continue in that capacity under McConnell Golf, a Raleigh-based development firm that bought the club in July.
He also will assist with public relations and promotional activities with other McConnell golf properties including the Raleigh Country Club, Treyburn in Durham, the Cardinal in Greensboro and Musgrove Mill in Clinton, S.C.
Waccamaw Trail: Seven Waccamaw Golf Trail courses were recognized in the 2010 Golf World Readers' Choice Awards, honoring the best public, private and resort facilities in the country, in the magazine's Sept. 28 issue. The Waccamaw Golf Trail placed more courses on the ranking than any other trail in the United States.
Caledonia Fish & Golf Club and True Blue Plantation were chosen as two of the Top 50 Public Golf Facilities in the country with scores of 89.52 and 87.94, respectively, out of a possible 100 points.
Fellow Waccamaw Golf Trail members Heritage, Litchfield Country Club, Pawleys Plantation, River Club and TPC of Myrtle Beach were named as Best-In-State by receiving overall individual scores of 75 points and higher from the readers.
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