Golf Bag: Military Team Wins B&G
It seemed fitting that a team consisting of active duty personnel won the ninth annual Boys and Girls Charity Golf Tournament held at Pinehurst Resort’s No. 8 Course last week.
The team, which was graciously sponsored by Dr. Joseph Skladany, posted a gross 66 to take top prize. Team members, whose first names were not made available, were First Lieutenant Hanslovan and Command Sergeant Majors Bohn, Debois and Knowles of the 82nd Airborne.
The team of Wayne Connady, Charlie Jameson, Charles Moready and Bob Winchester posted 67 and won second place in a card playoff.
The foursome of Harvey Albright, Tony Reale, John Zoppi and Jeff Gollehon won low net with 49. Taking second with 50 in a card playoff with two other teams were Tony Paz, Nathan Summers, Robert Dickson and Josh Threat.
Tournament officials also gave thanks to Jim Grube for sponsoring a team from the Warrior Transition Battalion at the Womack Army Medical Center.
Scotland Hospice: One of Scotland County’s most popular tournaments, the Richard L. Byrne Memorial, will be played April 23-24 at Scotch Meadows Country Club in Laurinburg.
Due to the large number of entries, the event is played over two days with a noon shotgun start both days. As it has been in the past, the 27-year–old event is sponsored by Eaton Golf Pride and Scotch Meadows.
The format is low two balls of foursome, using full handicap in the team competition for men and women. Both gross and net prizes are awarded.
The entry fee is $125 for men and $75 for women and includes cart, gift pack, lunch, refreshment, mulligans, access to a silent auction and a reception.
To enter, or for more information, call Scotch Meadows professional Chip Wells at (910) 276-0169, or visit the website www.scotlandhospice.org.
Tin Whistles: The team of John Regler, Pete Wilkinson, Doug Lapins and Floyd Herndon shot 57 to win the Tin Whistles best-ball event held on Pinehurst Resort’s No. 1 Course.
Taking second place with 59 were Jack Wells, Gary Butler, Dick Berkshire and Harvey Albright. Third place with 61 went to Jim Peterson, Fred Nuenighoff, Ron Sundstrom and Pete Kremer.
GWAA Awards: Global Golf Post’s Ron Green Jr., and Golf Digest/Golf World’s Jaime Diaz both picked up the seventh wins of their careers, and Sports Illustrated’s Alan Shipnuck earned his sixth career win in the Golf Writers Association of America’s annual writing contest.
Green won the Daily News honor for his Charlotte Observer story on Rory McIlroy’s win at the 2012 PGA Championship, while Diaz won the Non-Daily Features category for his Golf Digest story on Billy Casper, “Out of the Darkness.”
Shipnuck won the Special Projects honor for Best Sunday Ever and also picked up four honorable mentions, including two in Non-Daily Columns.
Golf World’s Tim Rosaforte earned his fourth career win and the second one for Golf Digest Companies in 2013 with his Non-Daily News story — “No Rest for Rory.”
Golf Channel’s Jason Sobel, Yahoo! Sports’ Dave Seanor and Golfweek’s Beth Ann Baldry were all honored with their second career wins. Sobel won Daily Features for “The Jungle Bird,” the man who disrupted the U.S. on GolfChannel.com, while Seanor won Daily Columns for “The False Promise of Tiger Woods.” Baldry’s winning Non-Daily Column was on Paula Creamer’s tearful “Farewell to Pops.”
Green and Diaz are now two wins behind Golf Digest’s Dan Jenkins, who holds the record for career first-place honors with nine. Scott Michaux of the Augusta Chronicle is second on the all-time list with eight.
Stories from 19 different publications/outlets were honored this year, and the only double winner was Golf Digest Companies (Diaz and Rosaforte).
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