Holes-in-One: Tom Carrier, a member of the American Singles Golf Association, recorded his first ace May 10 while playing at the CC Whispering Pines. Tom aced the 152-yard eighth hole using his 6-iron to reach the green. This was Tom’s first ace in 57 years. Witnesses were his teammates, Lynn Walker, Jolly Erickson and Joy Hertel. They also won the competition at 22 under par.
Candie Robertson, a member at Whispering Pines, recorded her second hole-in-one May 9 at Longleaf Golf and Family Club. Candie used her 6-iron to cover the 130 yards to the green. Witnesses were Carol Carlson and Ann Houser.
Joyce McWane, a member at Pinehurst CC, recorded her second hole-in-one April 26 on Pinehurst No. 6 on the seventh hole. Joyce used her 7-wood to cover the 130 yards to the green. Witnesses were her husband Larry, and friends Cathy and Ed Renner. Sharing in the excitement were several neighborhood residents and workers out in their yards — observing social distancing — on a sunny day for golf.
Larry Rotondo, a member at Pinewild, recorded his hole-in-one May 4 on the 12th hole of the Magnolia Course. Larry used his 8-iron on the 130-yard hole. Witnessing this perfect shot were John Rowerdink, Ray Slywka and Dave Newton — all maintaining the social distance of 6 feet.
Ken Fitzgerald recorded a hole in one at the Southern Pines Golf Club May 4 on the seventh hole that was playing at 140 yards. It was the first ace for Ken in 58 years of playing.
The shot was witnessed by playing partners Dave Sundman, Jerry Murphy and Andy Hajnal.
American Singles: The Pinehurst Chapter played May 6 in a nine-and-dine game on the Magnolia Course at Pinewild CC. The format was individual competition utilizing the Peoria Handicap System.
Results: Jim Legg, 32, Kathy Schlagel, 33, and Pat Koubek, 34.
Nancy Peterson won closest to the pin for the women and Ed DeWitt for the men.
The Pinehurst Chapter played May 10 at the CC of Whispering Pines Course and the game was two best balls of the foursome. The worst par 3, par 4 and par 5 were discarded for scoring.
Results: Tom Carrier, Lynn Walker, Jolly Erickson, Joy Hertel, 22 under par; Nancy Peterson, Cheryl Lancaster, Mike Roach, Scott Smith, tied at 16 under par, with Pat Koubek, Be Schilling, Bob Van Poppel, Robert Doerr, 16 under par.
The Pinehurst Chapter played May 12 in a nine-and-dine at the Legacy Golf Course. The format was individual competition utilizing the Peoria Handicap System.
Results: Pat Koubek, 31; Ed DeWitt, 31; Phyllis Kenny, 32; Ray Druss, 32; Carole Skau, 33; Sook Shin, 33.
Margaret Young and Mike Young won closest to the pin honors.
Whispering Pines: The Men’s Golf Association played May 6 in a two best balls of the foursome contest – one best ball from the A and B players and one from the C and D players.
Results: Jim Phillingane, Glenn Bernhard, Dick Mills, Bob Adams, 126; Jim Kelley, Don MacIlvaine, Phil Duggins, Dick Harris, 128.
The Men’s Golf Association played May 13 in a two best balls of the foursome game.
Results: first - Bob Flygar, Phil Fulghum, Chris Reitler, Mike Butefish, 123; second – Jim Phillingane, Peter Kwon, Phil Duggins, Rich Mancuso, 129; third – Jim Kelley, Richard Dodge, Dean Kalles, Dick Hammond, 130.
The Ninettes played April 6 and 27 on the back nine of the River Course in their spring handicap elimination tournament with the final round played May 4 on the back nine of the Pines Course.
Daryl Pierce won the tournament that day with a 6-3 score over June Sweet.
The Ninettes played May 4 in a game called “least trouble.” Competition was on the front nine of the River Course. Players took a point for every time they were in “trouble” (water, bunkers, out of bounds). The winners had the fewest points – flight 1 – Be Schilling, zero points; and flight 2 – Judy Loughlin, zero points.
The Ninettes played May 11 in a Crier’s tourney. Each player could scratch four holes from their score, using half handicap. Play was on the back nine of the River Course with the following winners: flight 1 – Mary Jakucyk, 14; flight 2 – Margaret Pluff, 13.5.
The Women’s Golf Association played May 12 and the game was (2X4 Team – four net balls on holes 1, 9, 10, 18 and two best balls on all other holes).
Results: first – Margaret Endrigat, Barb Fulghum, Joy Hertel, Sharon Tate, 165; second – Isabelle Daley, Helen Gibbons, Betty Hendrix, Daryl Pierce, tied at 168, with Nancy Donley, Jane Lankford, Nancy Nicolson, Pat Talcott; fourth – Sandy Burger, Nancy Kendrick, Jan Marshall, Joyce Reitler, 169.
The Women’s Golf Association played May 5 in an individual low net game.
Flight 1 – Candie Robertson, 72; Sandy Burger, 73; Dot DeMasi, 73; Marsha Paff, 74.
Flight 2 – Sandy Hallet, 65; Jane Lankford, 70; Isabelle Daley, 73; Jan Marshall, 73; Elke Phillingane, 73.
Flight 3 – Daryl Pierce, 66; Sharon Tate, 72; Carol Rossi, 75.
Flight 4 – Joyce Reitler, 72; Mary Steffan, 75.
Beacon Ridge: The 18-Hole Ladies played April 21 and only holes starting with the letters “N O S E” counted for scoring.
Results: Nancy Cunningham and Linda Dibella tied at 34 net; Pat Land, 35 net; Sarah Abbott, 36 net.
The 18-Hole Ladies played April 28 and the game was called “gross game” (converting two holes on the front and back to par).
Results: Sue Sikes, 57 gross; Lindy DiBella, 58 gross; Barbara Card, 59 gross; Linda Dunning, 60 gross.
The 18-Hole Ladies played May 12 and the game was “count only par 4s.”
Results: Lindsay DiBella, Marilyn Holzerland, Sarah Abbott, net 37; Nancy Cunningham, Barbara Card, Mary Ellen Buckley, net 39; Sandra McDermott, Clara Karnish, Pat Land, net 41; Sue Sikes, Nita Hartless, Dawn Shapiro, net 42.
The 18-Hole Ladies’ Barbara Card, with a net 74, is the May winner of the Beacon Cup.
The Beaconettes’ Jan Lindstrom won the monthly low net Beaconette Cup played May 7 with a net score of 31. Sue Sikes carded net 36; Barb Brazer, net 38; Terry Rudziensky, net 38.
The Men’s Golf Association played May 6 in its Ace of Aces qualifying handicap tournament. The two low “net” golfers qualify for a handicap tournament scheduled for Oct. 21.
Qualifiers were Don Smith, 68, and Stu Chase, 73.
Other scores: flight 1 – Ron Dunning and Mark Lindstrom tied at 75, Max Picinich, 77, Joe Easley and Tim Pittman tied at 79; flight 2 – Rick Collins, 73, Joe Mannuci and Jan Pollnow tied at 74, Joel Martin, 78, Tom Snead, 80.
Closest to the pin winners were Jan Pollnow and Tim Pittman.
Seven Lakes: The Women’s Golf Association opened its 2020 season with a game of whack & hack. The lowest and highest net scores were totaled for the team score and if a birdie or better was the two lowest net scores were used.
Results: Becky Parr, Linda Strohmenger, Colleen Watts, Nancy Peterson, 123; Leslie Springer, Philippa Davidson, Kathleen Causey, Joyce Charles, 127.
Longleaf: The 18-hole Ladies played May 7 and the game was a “T & F.”
Results: Nancy Cherosnick, 33; Lynn Dunn, tied at 35, with Sandi Fischer and Ellen Leslie; Diane Steele, tied at 36, with Becky Hallman; Sandy Carroll, net 37.
The 9-Holers played in an individual net scores on par-4 holes only with the following results: Michelle Liveris, 13; Ann Baukhages, 16.