Notebook: 41 Years Later, a Hole-in-One
Hole-in-One: Jerry Everett, assistant superintendant at Pinehurst No. 4, scored his ace Nov. 25 while playing the Lake Course at Carolina Trace Country Club. Jerry used his 6-iron to cover the 155 yards to the 15th green. This was his first hole-in-one, having played golf for 41 years. Playing with Jerry were Chris Turner, Jim Wright and Dan Webb.
Justin Walters, events and membership director at the Country Club of Whispering Pines, scored his first hole-in-one Dec. 1 while playing the 145-yard 14th hole of the West Course. Justin used his 52-degree wedge to reach the green. His playing partners were Bob Imbriale, Matt Kempe and Charlaine Hirst.
Dan Davis, of Raleigh, made a hole-in-one at Hyland Golf Club, Dec. 4, while playing the 172-yard third hole. Dan used his 5-iron to reach the green. Ann Davis witnessed this perfect shot.
Sandhills Country Club: The final tournament of 2012 was played Dec. 5 at their home club, Pinehurst Country Club, on Course No. 5. The game was one best ball net of the women and one best ball net of the men, with 100 percent of each player’s handicap used for scoring. The winners: Dennis and Mary Green with John and Diane Zalewski, 123; Bob and Jane Forsyth with Dick and Nancy Blum, 127; Howard and Estelle Menke with David and Kendra Muir, 129, Denny and Betsey McCann with Stewart and Nancy Heilman at 129.
Pinehurst: The Women’s Golf Association played Dec. 6 in a holiday step aside, one best ball competition and the same player’s ball could not be used on consecutive holes. Pat Milligan, Diane McCarthy, Joyce Arnott and Elizabeth Strachan, 62; Diane Becker, Joyce McWane, Lorraine Allie and Diane Zalewski, 64; Mary Bartley, Gail Ford, Judy Gemme and Barbara McKitrick, 66 (MOC); Bonnie Dingman, Joan Sponik, Kendra Muir and Judy Silver, 66 (MOC).
The Men’s Golf Association played Nov. 27 in a Nassau tournament. The format was one best ball on par-3 and par-5 holes and two best balls on par-4 holes.
Overall: James Cooley, Richard Moore, Ron Milam, Tony Embrey, 89 (MOC); Paul Mago, Dennis McCann, Douglas Adams, Phil Reaper, 89 (MOC); Stephen Errickson, Mike McKitrick, Dan Delgarn, Glenn Hirata, 94.
Front nine: Roy Morrow, John Munz, Joseph Sousa, Garth Laidlaw, 46; Robert Siegfried, Jim Taiclet, Don Hill, Richard Stitely, 47.
Back nine: Mark Bodenheimer, Randy Whitten, Paul Gemme, Dave Kinney, 43; Paul Hoban, Bruce Monteith, Jerry Horn, Carl Sanford.
The Men’s Golf Association played Nov. 28 in a Nassau tournament, with two best balls needed for scoring. Competition was held on Course No. 5.
Overall: Larry Cox, Raymond Martin, Jay Clatworthy, Gary Miller, 112; Andy Anderson, Jim Kaczamarek, Dennis Green, Robert Groom, 117; Tony Inman, Jerry Ullmann, Vince Gamble, Joe Pizzi.
Front nine: Mike Wallace, Ronald Wiles, Dennis Graff, Jack McCall, 56; Charles Flood, Lou Mongelluzzo, Bryan Culwick, Thomas Holderby, 59 (MOC); Richard Dixon, Steven, Robinson, Dave Hampton, Dick Agnew, 59 (MOC).
The Birdies played Dec. 3 and the game was “red,” the color of the season. The format was two best balls on holes with red flags and one best ball on all other holes. Vera Pelekoudas, Regina Stoddard, Nancy McNally, Darlene Skinner, 81; Elizabeth Strachan, Dora Pealer, Barbara McKitrick, Mary Bartley, 83; Jo Borthwick, Diane Zalewski, Joyce Riedell, Mary Henry, 85.
Seven Lakes: Ann McClymonds is the Nine Hole Lakers 2012 club champion. Ann played in at least six Cordial Cup tournaments to qualify for this honor. Her six lowest scores were used for scoring.
Midland: The Men’s Golf Association played Dec. 5 in a Nassau tournament, and the format was two best balls of the foursome.
Overall: Steve Zachary, Paul Aschmetat, John Conroy, Blind Draw, 119. Steve Zachary won low gross with an 81.
In a nine-hole Nassau tournament with a two best balls of the foursome format, the winners were John Mannion, Jim Burrill, Neil Hartwick and Bob Mellinger. Bill Crenson won low gross with a 42.
Whispering Woods: The Ladies Golf Association played Dec. 3 in a “blind nine” tournament. Tina Burns won low gross with 38 and Pat Punch won low net with 33.
The Men’s Golf Association played Nov. 30, in an individual net contest: Charley Frick, 64; Bud Henty, 65.
The Men’s Golf Association played Dec. 5 in a two low net balls of the foursome: Ken Pomeroy, Charley Frick, Rich Moran and Bob Carlson with 112.
Longleaf: The Men’s Golf Association played Nov. 28 in a Stableford format (one point for net bogey, two points for a net par and three points for a net birdie). Dick Baldwin won with 40 points and Hugh Mensch had 39 points. The Men’s Golf Association played Dec. 5th in a team format. One best ball was needed on odd numbered holes and two best balls were needed on even-numbered holes.
The winning team at 23 under par included Ron Schutts, Hugh Miner, Ted Buschman and Ted Gleason.
Pinewild: The Men’s Golf Association played Nov. 29 in a “gold tee shamble” on the Holly Course. The format was two low net scores per hole. The winning teams: Andy Gwaltney, Don Appleman, Jim Young, Jack Mahan, 42 under par; Mike Critzer, Eddie Simms, Ed Rackowski, Joe Owen, 40 under par; Johann Rudzitis, Doug Schmidt, Dave Blessing, Dick Mack, 38 under par; Ted Davison, Pete Nehlsen, Stainton Smith, Dave Lynn, 27 under par. Closest to the pin on hole No. 3 was Barry Dunlap, on No. 8 it was Norm Elliott, Ted Davison on No. 12 and Walt Kaczynski on No. 17.
Knollwood: The Rainmakers played Dec. 3 in a low gross, low net and low putts tournament. Flight 1 – Gross – Chris Mastaler, 45. Net – Nancy Jacobs, 34. Putts – Dee Hancock, 17.
Flight 2 – Gross – Lucky Levin, 47. Net – Joan Mangrum, 34. Putts – Lois Vollmer, Bev Braunscheidel and Liz Green all tied at 16.
Flight 3 – Gross – Miyuki Kallagis, 49. Net – Peggy Crew and Carole Amlot tied at 33. Putts – Mary Curl, 13.
Flight 4 – Gross – Joann Hoff, 53. Net – Elizabeth Garner, 34. Putts – Eleanor Heron, 17.
Whispering Pines: The Pinettes held their Christmas scramble Dec. 4 with nine-hole competitions talking place on the inside and outside nine of the East Course. The format was an ABCD modified captain’s choice (step aside) with one drive required from each player.
Inside nine – Sandy Hallet, Elaine Fetters, Betty Lou Kinney, Barbara Gruninger, 24; Judy Woodward, Nancy Kendrick, Millie Mills and Kimi McDevitt, tied at 26, with Marilyn Merry, Lois McKeon and Pam Dodge.
Outside nine – Betty MacDonald, Sharon Tate, Nancy Donley, Sandy Armstrong, 22; Helen Gibbons, Jan Flesca, Sue Leary, Elouise Burns, 24.5.
The Men’s Golf Association played a 1-2-3 best ball format Nov. 28 on the River Course. Bob Tate, Rich Mancuso, Chris Reitler, Roger Williams, 121; Jim Phillingane, George Venet, Frank Carrara, Junior Jones, 125; Larry Pierce, Dick Strine, Jim McDevitt, Fred Gruninger, 129.
The Men’s Golf Association played Dec. 5 in its first “guilt free” tournament. The format was two best balls of the foursome: Rich Mancuso, Cody Talcott, Win Loughlin and Glen Bernhard, 124 (MOC); Jim Kelley, Dick Mills, Jerry Lloyd, Bob Adams, 124 (MOC).
The Men’s Golf Association played Nov. 21 in a two best ball of the foursome event. The winners were Dick Hammond, Dick Strine, Bob Flesca, Larry Pierce, 130; Bill Wade, Frank Carrara, tom Harp, Joe Thomas, 130.
Jim Kelley is the 2012 winner of the Claussen/Dawson cup. His total point score of 124, for designated tournaments, led the membership.
Fred Gruninger was next with 113 points and Art Woodward was third with 89 points.
The Claussen/Dawson cup is named in honor of Frank Claussen and Cliff Dawson, who are longtime members of Country Club of Whispering Pines and at 90-plus years are still active golfers.
More like this story