Notebook: Koder Records Fifth Ace
Hole-in-One: Ed “Skip” Koder carded an ace Dec. 14 while playing at Hyland Golf Course. This was his fifth hole-in-one. He used his driver to cover the 155 yards to the green. His playing partners were Dave Ragsdale and Bob Crowell.
Toys For Tots: Country Club of Whispering Pines is joining the Marine Corps/Toys for Tots by sponsoring the “Shortest Day of Golf” on Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Bring a new toy and play 18 holes for free. Call for tee times, (910) 949-4320.
Sandhills Country Club: Members held their club championship tournament Dec. 8 on Pinehurst No. 1. Audrae Thibodeaux is the women’s 2011 champion with a score of 67. In second place was Carol Johnson with 69; Pat Milligan was third with 70; and Dorothy Zihal was fourth with 72.
Dick Johnston is the men’s 2011 champion, in a match of cards at 69, over Jim Casey. Howard Menke and Phil Reaper tied at 71, with Jim Voelkel. Members will be meeting again in March for the J.J. Farrell Memorial Tournament.
Midland: The Ladies Golf Association played Dec. 8 and the game was a 9-hole Christmas tournament. The format was Reindeer vs. Elves with the Reindeer team scoring 122. Team players were Beverly Braunscheidel, Mary Ann LaLonde, Lois Vollmer, Nancy Hartwick, Dee Fordree and Margene Chapman.
The Men’s Golf Association played a Nassau tournament Dec. 14 in a two best balls of the foursome format. Overall – Art Gula, Paul Aschemetat, Neil Hartwick, Blind Draw, 121. Jim Braunscheidel won low gross with 78.
The 9-Holers played a two-man best ball tournament, with Dick Lawrenson and Rick Stone winning with net 27. Bill Crenson won low gross with 41.
Pinewild: The Men’s Golf Association played Dec. 8 in an ABCD format. Three best balls were needed on holes one to nine and one best ball on holes 10 to 18. Team winners: Denny Fogle, Pat Mastandrea, Norm Elliott and Richard Gilbert, tied at -19, with Tom Cecka, Dick Mack, Ted Kenny and Joseph Owen.
Flight 1 – Gross: Tom Cecka, 82; Denny Fogle, 85. Net: Johann Rudzitis, 70; Vern Degrange, 75. Flight 2 – Gross: Pat Mastandrea, 87; Dick Mack, 90. Net: Don Schneider, 69; JC Norman, 75.
Closest to the pin honors went to Don Schneider on No. 3, Ted Kenny on No. 7 and Don Schneider on No. 15.
Southern Pines: The Par Seekers held a 9-hole fun tournament Dec. 13, playing the red and white tees. Luncheon followed with the annual awards presentations. Bonnie Quesenberry was the overall winner and awarded the Members Cup. Louise Pierce was the runner-up. Ginger Addis won the most improved golfer. Ringers and birdie winners were also announced.
Whispering Pines: The Ninettes invited the men to play in a tournament Dec. 11 and the format was that the men’s net score was needed on four holes and the ladies on five holes. The winners: Dos and Chub Nintzel, 33; Pat Linss and Mic McCoy, 34; Sandy and Pat O’Malley, 35 (MOC); Gloria and Larry Bergmann, 35 (MOC); Sam and Donna Renfro, 35 (MOC); John and Linda Anderson, 35 (MOC).
Knollwood: The Men’s Golf Association played Dec. 13 in a two best balls of the foursome format.The winners: Wallace Gourley, Ken Batchelder, Dick Maderia, Clark Dussell, 58; Art Gula, Bob Mellinger, Jack Henderson, Bill Parke, 59; Jim Braunscheidel, Don Palmer, Mac Andrews, Dick Lawrenson, 60. Art Gula won low gross with 36. Ken Batchelder won closest to the pin.
Whispering Woods: The Men’s Golf Association played Dec. 9 in a team event with three low net balls needed for scoring. The winning team was Glenn Bernhard, Ken Pomeroy, Al Gaeta and a Blind Draw, 196.
Dec. 12 the game was a team event with three balls needed on par-3 holes, 2 on par-4 holes and one on par-5 holes. Glenn Bernhard, Charley Frick, Al Gaeta, Blind Draw, 116. A Christmas tournament was played Dec. 14 and the format was an individual low net plus closest to the pin on par three Holes. Glenn Bernhard was first with 66; Bob Carlson was second with 69; and Charley Frick tied at 70 with Bud Henty and Tony Rodriguez. Glenn Bernhardt won closest to the pin on No. 2, Ken Pomeroy on 6 and Charley Frick on No. 11.
Pinehurst: The Women’s Golf Association held its final meeting of the year Dec. 15 and announced the following winners: Diane Yelovich, Women’s Golf Association champion; Joyce McWane, most improved player. Mary Pappas is the 2012 Women’s Golf Association president. The Women’s Golf Association played Dec. 8 in a “flip a coin” Nassau tournament. One best ball on odd holes and two best balls on even holes with the following winners: Diane Yelovich won low gross with 81. Overall – Gail Ford, Regina Stoddard, Margaret Cropley, Jo Borthwick, 101 (MOC); Jean Funderberg, Jackie Meyer, Tonya Brown, sandy Edens, 101 (MOC); Diane Becker, Roe Lyons, Gay Padgett, Jane Wilkinson, 101 (MOC).
Front nine – Trish Christina, Maggie Sanger, Carol Mulcahy, Jane Lee, 45; Gloria Sectich, Darya Glass, June Eichele, Chris Lawn, 46.
Back nine – Nancy Bouldry, MJ White, Nancy McNally, Nora Sinclair, 50; Cheri Guidice, Diane McCall, Kathy Mondock, 51.
The Chippers played Dec. 14 in a “throw out the worst hole,” with 90 percent of each player’s handicap needed for scoring. The winners: Carol Nevins, 29; Carol Wyatt, 31; Sue Hughen, 32.
The Men’s Golf Association played a Nassau tournament on Course No. 5 on Dec. 6 and the format was a two best ball Nassau tournament. Overall: Paul Hoban, Jerry Horn, James Martin, Bruce Monteith, 114; Joseph Cerebona, Jack Quick, bob Hilsby, Jerry Kolster, 115; Larry Harter, Ron Reynolds, Ed Renner, Don Torgersen, 118.
Front nine: Douglas Adams, Dennis McCann, Robert Van Laningham, Jerry Phillips, 58 (MOC); Larry McWane, John Zalewski, Howard Milligan, Murray Williamson, 58 (MOC); John Munz, Joseph Sousa, Jerome Forrest, Les Turner, 59.
Back nine: James Cooley, tony Embry, Gene Horvath, Richard Moore, 59; Steve Frobey, Hank Szczsponik, Jack Briley, Harvey Kettering, 60 (MOC); Alberto Barbaro, Terry Daly, Clifford Rees, John McPhaul, 60 (MOC).
Gene Horvath won closest to the hole on No. 6 and Ron Reynolds on No. 13. The Men’s Golf Association played a Nassau tournament Dec. 7 and the format was two best balls of the foursome. Overall: Peter Gross, Barry Lyons, Bob Edens, Phil Hinesley, 120; Lawrence Heiden, James Peterson, Jerry Raugh, Dave Kilpatrick, 121; James Collins, Jim Hilderbrand, Gerald Weston, Robert Verzera, 122.
Front nine: Richard Berkshire, Harry Herman, Joe Gregory, Richard Johnston, 56; Edward Carey, Gary Miller, Kenneth Boyle, Jim Vigilis, 59 (MOC); Michael Zihal, Raymond Martin, Larry Cox, Robert Eater, 59 (MOC).
Back nine: Kirk Lynch, Robert Tilton, Paul Krise, Donald Lynch, 59; Peter Hanly, Michael Nash, Jeff Smythe, Mike Yelovich, 60; Paul Conover, Doug Rogers, Jack McAuliffe, Norman Pope.
The Birdies played Dec. 12 on Course No. 6 in a “green — the other color of the season.” The format was one best ball played from the green tees. The winners: Judy Gemme, Irene Corbin, Jo Borthwick, Darlene Skinner, 66 (MOC); Joyce McWane, Mary Chapman, June Eichele, Gloria Sectish, 66 (MOC).
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