Fairway Notebook: Golf Balls Help a Cause
Vocational Center: Bill Collier, a member at Whispering Pines, is requesting any and or all of your used golf balls that are taking up space in your garage. The special clients at the center collect balls and separate them by manufacturer. They have a source that pays them a nominal fee, which helps to sustain the Vocational Center. Any quantity, large or small, will be appreciated. Contact Bill at (910) 949-3656 for pickup.
Hole-In-One: Robert Barrenger, a member at Southern Pines, scored his ace on May 29 on the 162-yard 14th hole, using his 3-wood. His witnesses were his wife, Judy, and their adult grandchildren, Stephanie Wieland, of Charlotte, and Jeff Wieland, of Columbia, S.C.
Foxfire: The Ladies Golf Association played on May 25 in a game of 6-6-6 on the West Course. The winners were: Holes one to six – Judy Rankin, Kim Spaulding, Jean Brown, 72. Holes seven to 12 – Ginny Siedler, Sue Manley, Bertha Christman, 71. Holes 13 to 18 – Sue Durham, Anita Clapp, Flo LaShomb, 65.
The Ladies Golf Association played a game of one best ball of the threesome on June 1with the team of Anita Clapp, Sue Williamson and Flo LaShomb scoring 63.
Southern Pines: The Par Seekers played a “throw out one hole each nine” with full handicap. Flight 1 – Jenny Sherrill, 58; Cathy Murphy, 59; Dottie Guckin, tied at 60, with Ann Kendall. Flight 2 – Penny Burke, 55; Judy Barrenger, 57; Holly Meystre, 58. Flight 3 – Pat Hoffman, 55; Barbara Michetti, 56; Dotty Garman, 58.
Seven Lakes: The Women’s Golf Association played on May 26 in a scramble tournament. The team of Marge Blake, Mary Ann Gerney, Bev Needler and Linda Strohmenger tied at 73, with Peggy Ballew, Marti Elliott, Marilyn Quintana and Edith Starkey.
A Memorial Day scramble tournament had 56 players tee off, with the team of Rollin Tomberlin, John Clohessy, Jack Fetzer and Marilyn Quintana winning with a net 65. Flight 1 – Kathy Mokricky, Mary Pagano, Dick Weber and Chuck Kersey, 67. Terry McPheeters, Franklin Randolph, Hal Blake and Melva Johnson, 68. Flight 2 – Ray Moore, Len Barnard, Roni Hann, Kathy Goodman, 70. Ted Mokricky, Richard Zimmer, Clint Ingram, Carolyn Mealing, 71. Closest to the pin on hole No. 10 was Linda Strohmenger for the women and Richard Zimmer for the men. John Strohmenger sank the longest putt on hole No. 18.
The 9-Hole Lakers played on June 1 in a Cordial Cup plus low putts tournament. Diane Boston won the Cup with a net 31. Edie Barrett and Ann McClymonds tied at 15 putts each. Other winners: Flight 1 – Barb Gerhardt, 32; Mary Ellen Lorion, 33 (MOC); Dot Sparke, 33 (MOC). Flight 2 – Edie Barrett, 33; Judy Hogan, 34.
National: The Women’s Golf Association played on June 1 in a throw out one hole on the front and back nines. 18-hole players Diane Tate and Pia Orlandi tied at net 63. Carole Spears was the 9-hole winner with net 36.
Midland: The Ladies Golf Association played on May 26 and the game was “blind 9 holes” with half of each player’s handicap used for scoring. 18-hole: Flight 1 – Penny Higgins, 34. Flight 2 – Dee Hancock, 33. 9-hole: Flight 1 – Linda Parke, 12.
The Men’s Golf Association played a Nassau tournament on June 1 and the format was two best balls of the foursome. Overall: Net – John Conway, Ted Meyer, Joe Alden, 117. Steve Zachary won low gross with 82. 9-hole skins game: Jim Burrill won on No. 1; Charles Childers on No. 14; Paul Leach on No. 18. Tied for low gross at 43 were Vic Kendall and Jim Burrill.
Whispering Woods: The Men’s Golf Association played on May 30 in a team format with two low net balls needed on each hole for scoring. The winning team of Bob Carlson, John Hamm, Steve Luckhaus and Rich Moran had 114.
On June 1 the game was a team event, two low net balls, and the winners were Al Gaeta, Tom Lyon, Tony Rodriquez and a Blind Draw with 114.
Pinehurst: The Silver Foils played on May 31 and the format was two best balls of the foursome. The winners: M. J. Zinn, Mary Scott Arnold, Nancy Geddes and Judy Lewis, 128. Zona Willis, Diane McCarthy, Cookie Kremer and Sandy Smith, 129; Cheri Guidice, Paulette Clayton, Lulu Eichhorn and Tricia Johnson, 132.
The Chippers played on June 1 on Course No. 6 in an odd holes only contest with half of each player’s handicap used for scoring. The winners: Jackie Romanker, 16 (MOC); Ann Kastl, 16 (MOC); Janice Huff, 18.
The Men’s Golf Association played on May 24, on Course No. 3, and the format was a modified Stableford (one point for par, three for birdie and five for an eagle). The winners were: Overall – Larry Harter, Don Torgersen, Ed Renner, Ron Reynolds, 94 points; Robert Rogers, Walter Hess, Bob Hilsby and Carmine Lemma, 92 points; Al Barrick, Charles Oxrieder, Robert Dauenhauer, William Norris, 82 points.
Front nine – Al Beranek, Don Kinney, Lee Nagle, Randy Whitten, 44 points; Howard Menke, Dennis McCann, Paul Mago, Robert Van Laningham, 40 points (MOC); Dunton Wyatt, Garry Walsh, Bill Moore, Dave Kinney, 40 points (MOC).
Back nine: Terry Lane, Howard Schwartz, Wayne Cooper, Philip Aruscavage, 44 points; Paul Hoban, Sterling Stetson, James Lucey, Bruce Monteith, 38 points (MOC); John McPhaul, Richard Smetana, Richard Allen, Ron Sundstrom 38 points.
The Men’s Golf Association played on May 25, on Course No. 6, in a Nassau tournament, with the following winners: Overall – Jack McCall, Mike Wallace, David Brown, Ronald Wiles, 117; Richard Heilman, Michael Zihal, Charles Kachel, Walt Densmore, 121 (MOC); Doug Lapins, Hugh Menzies, Pete Kremer, Richard Warters, 121 (MOC).
Front nine – Jay Carothers, Bob Edens, Phil Hinesley, Barry Lyons, 59 (MOC); Dennis Ertel, Bob Hepner, Thomas Brown, Joel Shriberg, 59 (MOC); Martin Doherty, John McCarthy, Richard Caswell, Bill Sherman, 60.
Back nine – David Cook, Patrick Nevis, Joe Pesek, Roy Longhta, 59 (MOC); Jim Boyd, John Ramsey, Clay Cathery, James Jacobsen, 59 (MOC); James Collins, John Mattoon, David Funderburg, Robert Verzera, 60.
Beacon Ridge: The 18-Hole Ladies played on May 31 in a team event. Only red flag holes were used for scoring. The team of Judy Kullberg, Cindy Osborne, Janice Sargert and Barbara Card scored 99. In second place, LaVonne Hurd, Nancy Cunningham, Sandra McDermott and Teri Clayton scored 101.
The Men’s Golf Association played their June ace of aces tournament on June 1 with the following winners: White tees: Gross – Dick Van Horne, 81. Net – Steve Auditore, 66. Gold tees: Gross – Jim Mark, 84. Net – Bud Holzerland, 64.
The Beaconettes played a game called “putting around” and the scoring was five points for chip-ins, three points for one putt, one point for two putts and minus one point for three putts. The winners: Flight 1 – Carol Skau, 15 points; Mary Snead, 11 points. Flight 2 – Mary McMahon, 11 points; Georgia Pollnow, nine points. Flight 3 – Sue Sikes, 11 points; Linda Debrine, tied at nine points, with Barbara True.
On June 2 the Beaconettes held their member-guest and the theme was Las Vegas swingers. The format was two best net balls of the foursome. The winners: Pat Dublino, Marjorie Nurnberg, Linda Debrine, Lisa Baker, 49; Sally Terrutty, Shirley Sikkema, Mary McMahon, Barbara Scagnelli, 52; Marilyn MacDonald, Lillian Shafer, Mary Hauck, Carol Dunn, 55.
Knollwood: Sandblaster Golf was played on May 31 in an individual by flight, low net tournament. Flight 1 – Ralph Lien, 31; Paul Leach 33; Art Gula, 34. Flight 2 – Dean Walher, 31; Jack Henderson, 32; Vic Kendall, 33. Flight 3 – Jim Burrill, 32; Bob Mellinger, 33; Dick Madeira, 34; Flight 4 – Dick Baird, 29; John Glavin, 31; Len Grasso. Ralph Lien and Art Gula tied for low gross at 39. Dick Baird won low net with 29. John Mannion won closest to the pin honors.
Woodlake: The Ladies Golf Association played on May 31 on the Maples Course in a red and yellow contest (tee off red tees for even holes and yellow tees for odd holes). Ruth Straka was first with net 77; Pat Bickoff was second with 78; and Dee Kirschke third with net 80.
Whispering Pines: The Men’s Golf Association played on June 2 in a two best balls net of the foursome. Competition was on the East Course, and the winning teams were: Larry Bergman, Dick Mills, Tom McKeon, Jack Lyons, 114; George Venet, Bob Fetters, John Ginniff, Bruce Robson, 119.
The Wanderers, a travel group from Whispering Pines, played the Southern Pines Golf Course on June 2 and the format was one best ball of each twosome. Flight 1 – George Venet and Dick Wilson, 62 (MOC); Wendell Brande and Tom Stevens, 62 (MOC). Wendell Brande won low gross with 76 and George Venet won low net with 67. Flight 2 – Tom Jones and Jerry Lewis, 60 (MO; Jim McDevitt and Rich Gibbons, 60 (MOC); Dick Mills and Michael Tile, 61. Tom Jones won low gross with 77 and Jim McDevitt won low net with 63. The next Wanderers outing will be at The Preserve on July 7.
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