Golf Bag: Peter, Norma Stilwell Form Business
Peter Stilwell and his wife, Norma, have formed a new company, Tarheel Communications Solutions, LLC, that will focus on business development, special events, marketing and public relations.
Stilwell, who recently left the position as director of Business Development and Special Events at Pinehurst Resorts, is maintaining a relationship in that area as the agency of record for the resorts.
The Stilwells will also be the agency of record for the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation, with responsibilities for development and public relations.
Peter Stilwell has many years of experience in the golf/hospitality industry, serving as executive director of the PGA World Golf Hall of Fame in Pinehurst and as tournament director with the PGA of America for the Grand Slam of Golf and the Senior PGA Championship.
During a 20-year career at Pinehurst, Stilwell developed sales and marketing understanding as well as the financially successful relationship between the resort and the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships, Acura, Pepsi and others.
Norma Stilwell’s previous experience includes advertising, communications, special events and promotions for Keep N.C. Beautiful and freelance writing.
“We’ve been talking about starting our own company for a long time,” Peter Stilwell said. “Norma and I are pleased to reach out to our considerable industry contacts to make this business useful.”
The office will be located in the Harvard Building in the village of Pinehurst. The Stilwells can be reached at (910) 215-0861.
Hall Moving: Travis Hall, who has been head professional at Bayonet at Puppy Creek for the past five years, is leaving to assume a position with Ipswich Country Club, a private facility near Boston. Hall was an assistant under Jeff Dotson at the Country Club of North Carolina for 13 months prior to going to Bayonet.
Golfweek Am: Tyler Martin, of Pinehurst, not only won his flight in the Golfweek Amateur Golf Tour event held at Bryan Park’s Championship Course in Greensboro last week, he earned a promotion. Martin shot 89 to win the D Flight by six strokes over second-place Carlos Simpson, of Siler City.
“Tyler not only won today, but he gained a promotion to Flight C for his second win in row,” said tour director Bruce Hallenbeck. “I have no doubt that he’s going to continue his success there.”
Scott Whitt, of Dry Fork, Va., won the Championship Flight with 74, Brian Yokely, of Winston-Salem, won Flight A with 74, John Revis, of Eden, won Flight B with 76, and Brent Hanes, of Raleigh, won Flight C with 91. Ben Martin, of Pinehurst, tied for fourth with 94.
Senior Am: David Williams, of Cary, shot 76 to win the Championship Flight of the Senior Amateur Tour event held at Bryan Park. Rick Luzar, of Pinehurst, tied for fourth with 78.
Mike Daniels won Flight A with 78 with a birdie on the second playoff hole with Ed Gregory, of Cary. Steve Smith, of Pinehurst, tied for third with 79.
For information or to join the tours, call Hallenbeck at (336) 495-6556.
eGolf Tour: Chris McCartin, of Arlington, Va., posted a final-round 65 and claimed a four-stroke victory in the eGolf Tour’s $250,000 Samanah Classic held in Marrakech, Morocco.
McCartin’s total of 19-under-par 269 earned him a check for $40,000. Chesson Hadley, of Raleigh, was runner-up with 273 and earned $21,000.
Tin Whistles: The team of Tim Dwyer, Murray Williamson, Murray Stern and Dick Berkshire posted 138 to win the Tin Whistles best-ball-of-four, one-gross, one-net event held March 5 on the No. 4 Course.
The foursome of Larry Harter, Don Torgensen, Bill Cantley and John Reglar took second place with a card playoff after tying at 140 with the team of Bill Lewis, Ski Kinelski, Tom Race and Mike Sanders.
Junior Shootout: Myrtle Beach National will host the eighth annual Myrtle Beach Junior Golf Shootout during Easter weekend, April 22-23.
The spring partner of the George Holliday Tourna-ment, held annually in November, the Junior Golf Shootout hosts more than 150 boys and girls between 9 and 18 years of age for the two-day event.
The entry fee for players 10 through 18 years of age is $135 with a registration deadline of April 19. The entry fee for players 9 and younger is $60.
The Shootout features 36 holes of tournament play at Myrtle Beach National’s Southcreek and West Course, lunch each day, a welcome gift and door prizes. Sanctioned by the South Carolina Junior Golf Association, tournament participants can earn points toward the Heritage Classic Foundation Rankings. Caddies are allowed, including family members.
For information call (800) 344-5590 or visit www.mbn. com/ jrgolfshootout.
Contact Howard Ward at email@example.com.
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