Holes-in-One: Frank Bishop, a member of the Pinewild Men’s Golf Association, carded his first ace Oct. 2, and it was pretty impressive. Not only did he record an ace but also an albatross after using his driver to cover the 257 yards to the green of the par-4 fifth hole of the Holly Course.

Sharing in the celebration were his playing partners Bruce Fitzpatrick, Bernie Capstick and Andy Wertz. 

An albatross in golf is achieved on a par-4 hole by having your drive land in the hole. On a par-5 hole it is an albatross by holing out in two shots — on both occasions it is three strokes below par.

Mary Helrich-Griswold, a member of the Seven Lakes Women’s Golf Association, made her first hole-in-one Oct. 7, on the seventh hole at Seven Lakes Golf Course. Mary used her 7-hybrid to cover the 120 yards to the green. Her husband Dave witnessed this special event.

Jay Coffman of Southern Pines, a member at Pine Needles and Mid Pines, recorded his second hole-in-one on the 154-yard 13th hole while playing at Pine Needles.  Jay used his 9-iron to reach the green.

Witnesses were six of his college baseball team members. They all played at Florida Southern where they won the 1978 and 1981 NCAA Division II National Championships.

Midland: The Midland Ladies played Oct. 3 and the game was individual low gross, low net and low putts.

Low gross winners: flight 1 – Peggy Jones, 47; flight 2 – Linda Piechota, 53; flight 3 – Tracy Thomas, 51.

Low net winners: flight 1 – Sara Conti and Sue Geller tied at 38; flight 2 – Dee Hancock, 36; flight 3 – Pat Gannaway, 36.

Team putts winners: Sara Conti, Sue Geller and Tracy Thomas.

The Midland Skinners played their skins game Oct. 5. Skin winners were Rick Burgin on the first hole, Steve Presser on the second and Art Gula on the seventh.

Don Burgess and Rick Burgin tied a net 31. Art Gula recorded a net 32. Tim Smith won closest to the pin.

Whispering Pines: The Pinettes played a Texas scramble Oct. 8 with the following results:

Flight 1 – Karen Hobbs, 68, Sandy Burger and Isabelle tied at 69; flight 2 – Margret Endrigat, 60, Sandy Hallet, 66; flight 3 – Sharon Tate, 60, Carol Rossi, Gladys Wade and Peggy Flygar tied at 61; flight 4 – Susan Leary, 60, Gloria Beck, 65.

The Ninettes played Oct. 7, and the game was “count five lowest holes.”  Competition was on the front nine of the River Course. One half of each player’s handicap was used for scoring.

Linda Schubert was the winner with a score of 14.

The Men’s Golf Association played Oct. 9, and the game was “man in the box” with the following results: first – Jim Kelley, Byron Currie, Joe Schmidt, Chris Reitler, 124; second – Peter Pakh, Phil Duggins, Glen Bernhard, 126.

Pinehurst: The Tin Whistles played Oct. 5, in a one best ball on odd holes and two best balls on even holes for scoring.

Results: John Taylor, Frank Trask, Wayne Strachan, John McClain, 85 (MOC); Tom Shannon, Bruce Hironimus, Terry Davis, Don Torgersen, 85 (MOC).

Tricia Williamson is the 2019 winner of the Silver Foils Championship, a medal play format, played Oct. 1 and Oct. 8. Competition was held on courses No. 6 and No. 5.

The Men’s Golf Association played Oct. 8 in a two best balls on par 3s and par 4s, three best balls on par 5s for scoring.

Overall results: first - Tony Prestipino, Jim Truemper, Howard Schwartz, Kurtiss Cross, 140; second – Gary Petersen, Sterling Stetson, Stan Rohwedel, Jim Lucey, 143 (MOC); third – Doug Green, Howard Milligan, Ken Pepper, A. R. Lowrie, 143 (MOC).

Front nine: first – Noel Wren, Bob Edens, Bill Wheaton, Gerald Ayers, 68; second – Rick Ensele, Joseph Kasko, Jack Owens, 72; third – Bill Womble, John McPhaul, Peter White, Jim Mikus, 74.

Back nine: Paul Mago, Dennis McCann, Gary Gee, 70 (MOC); second – Robert Dauenhauer, Paul Benfield, Mike Heishman, Roger Johnson, 70 (MOC); third – Wayne Ricks, Clifton Johnson, Ron Sundstrom, Garth Laidlaw, 70 (MOC).

The 7/9 League Ladies Association played Oct. 4 on course No. 7, and the game was two best balls.

Results: Jackie Nyberg, Jane Lee, Deborah Sizer, Judith Gais, 128; Laurie Greuter, Marti Rust, Paula Zellers, Ellen Hamilton, 129.

The 7/9 League Ladies Association played Oct. 6 on course No. 9 in an ABCD team contest (Cha, Cha, Cha).

Results: first – Norma Hyland, Debbie Sizer, Debbie Lambert, June Eichele, 129; second – Dianne Yelovich, Queeney Tang, Marilyn Yesensky, 131 (MOC); third – Lisa Bomkamp, Dianne Olmstead, Kelley Fiala, 131 (MOC).

The Chippers played Oct. 9 in a team game of Cha, Cha, Cha.

Results: first – Barb Johnessee, Carolyn Thompson, Barrie Reynolds, Martha Irvin, 63; second – Judy Davis, Becky Deaton, Carol Wyatt, Nancy Bouldry, 68.

Pinewild: The Men’s Golf Association played a “peer play” event Oct. 3 on the Holly Course.

White/mixed tee flight: gross - Tom Vicenik, 78; net - Rich Ellison, 62, Jim Pryor, 66.

Gold tee flight: gross – Perry Spangler, 78, Tom Clark, 79, Steve Ross, 79; net – Lee D’Onle, 63, Tim Moore, 63, Larry Rotondo, 65, Bill Kennedy, 66, Bob Chuderewicz, 66.

Red tee flight: gross - Ed Rackowski, 86; net – Gordon Rednour, 67, Art Lannon, 70.

Bob Behnke won closest to the pin on the third hole, Bob Behnke on the eighth and 17th, Bob Chuderewicz on the 12th.

The Men’s Golf Association played an ABCD event Sept. 26 on the Holly Course. The format was a 21/42 – three best balls maximum each hole, 21 scores count each side.

Results: first – Steve Norell, Pete Nehlsen, Jim Keffer, Dan Corgan, minus 32; second – Bill Reynolds, Ted Davison, Jim Young, minus 29; third – Walt Blackwell, Doug Harper, Glenn Manich, Ted Kenny, minus 25.

Closest to the pin on the third hole was Jim Young, on the eighth it was Clarke Edgar and on the 17th it was Rich Ellison.

The Pinewild Women’s Golf Association played Oct. 8 in a peer play competition on the Magnolia Course.

Flight 1: gross – Jean Grieshaber, 84; net – Katrina Ellison, 73, Karen Fitch, 74.

Flight 2: gross – Marilyn Otto, 93; net – Freddy Mastandrea, 72, Peggy Clark, 76.

Flight 3: gross – Jan Behnke, 108; net – Katie Dahlberg, 73, Patty Hmel, 83.

Flight 4: gross – Jean Lee, 107; net – Liz Polston, 76, Katy Samchalk, 77.

Donna Rotondo won the long drive on the first hole. Carol Kroes won on the 13th hole. Katie Dahlberg won on the 13th playing from the orange tees. Closest to the pin on the 13th hole went to Linda Schneiter and on the seventh to Ann Blayney.

American Singles: The Pinehurst Chapter played Oct. 8 in a nine and dine game on Foxfire’s Red Fox Course and the format was individual competition utilizing the Peoria Handicap System.

Results: gross – Mike Young, 40, Norm Farnham, 48, Kathy Slotter, 50, Kathy Schlagel, 50; net – Pat Koubek, 32, Nancy Peterson, 34, Jim Legg, 35.

Closest to the pin honors were Kathy Slotter for women and Mike Young for men.

Beacon Ridge: The Eighteen Hole Ladies played a “Stableford” round Sept. 8.

Results: first – Sue Frank, Nancy Cunningham, Lindy DiBella, 52 points; second – Sara Swicegood, Clara Karnish and Dawn Shapiro, 50 points.

Pat Land won closest to the pin.

Knollwood: Sandblaster Golf results for Oct. 8 in a one best ball of the foursome game are as follows: first – Art Gula, Paul Cottam, John Mannion, blind draw, 24 (MOC); second – Tim Smith, Ken Pomeroy, Jim Burrill, Joe Alden, 24 (MOC); third – Larry Kerns, Dave Owens, Chuck Crum, blind draw, 25.

Tim Smith won low gross with 40 and John Mannion won low net with 29. Art Gula won closest to the pin.

The Rainmakers played Oct. 7 in a low gross and low net game.

Results: flight 1 – Peggy Jones, 42 gross, Susan Ray, 31 net; flight 2 – Barbara Brazer, 51 gross, Paula Hill, 36 net; flight 3 – Dee Hancock, 51 gross, Lois Vollmer, 36 net; flight 4 – Mary Curl, 54 gross, Barbara Woodruff, 34 net.

Foxfire: Leslie Frusco is the 2019 champion of the Women’s Golf Association with a gross score for two days of 172. Marianne Nugent was second with a score of 177. Competition was held Sept. 20 and Sept. 22 on the Red Fox Course.

Silver results: flight A – Barb Smart, 185, Sue Manley, 186; flight B – Lucille Cardelle, 206, Jackie Martin, 208.

The Women’s Golf Association play day Oct. 2 was at team game, using two best net balls of the foursome played on the Red Fox Course.

Results: Leslie Frusco, Sonja Nelson, Lucille Cardelle, Martha Marshall, tied at 123, with Rita Ward, Barb Smart, Jackie Martin, and Judy McCollum.

Contact Nancy O’Connell at apcnancy@rocketmail.com.

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