August 19, 2011
Cape Region golf courses are favorites for the local charities, in the spring and especially in the late summer and early fall.
For many locals, summertime is necessarily focused on making tourism-related hay while the sun shines the hottest. Once the weather breaks, and the tourists devote most of their beach time to the weekends, weekdays are more amenable for scheduling local tournaments.
Some of the groups aren’t waiting around, either. For example, St. Jude the Apostle Church will hold its annual golf outing Friday, September 9. The Roman Catholic parish, which serves the Lewes area, wants interested golfers to come to Sussex Pines Country Club near Georgetown.
For an entry fee of $100, golfers can register at noon the day of the event, with a shotgun start for the scramble format beginning at 1 p.m.
This year’s event includes prizes at the four par-3 holes for any holes in one. For the tough par-3 third hole, Lewes Auto Mall is putting up a 2011 Buick LaCrosse for any aces.
Other prizes are available for the low-scoring teams, closest to the pin contests for both men and women, door prizes, a silent auction, and a three-winner cash raffle.
Guests can join their golfing buddies for the dinner for only $25, where they can also learn who won all the loot.
Registration forms can be obtained at the St. Jude’s church office on Route One north of Five Points, or by contacting Merle Roemer at (302) 645-1975 or Bill Papa at (302) 645-2390.
There will be several other golf tournaments benefiting Cape Region charitable or non-profit entities, this fall. Organizers should send in their event information to the newsroom at The Cape Gazette as soon as possible, so the tournaments can be mentioned in future columns.
Local Club Tournament Results
The Kings Creek Country Club Ladies 9 hole group played a cross-country tournament August 8, and Sally Horvath won first place. Noreen Buzerak came in second, and Suzie Shevock finished in third.
Evelyn Vanderloo was closest to the pin on the sixteenth hole.
Not to be outdone, the Kings Creek CC Ladies 18-hole gang played their own cross-country tournament August 11.
In the first flight, Bernie Reid took first place honors, followed in second by Anita Pettitt and Pat Sernyak in third place.
In the second flight, Sherry Pie finished first, with Julie Dickson in second and Karen Harrington in third.
Chris Sullivan won first place in the third flight. Trish Galioto won second place in the group, and Nancy Barlow finished in third place.
Anita Pettitt put her tee shot only four feet five inches from the eighth hole, to win closest to the pin honors for the day.
The Kings Creek Ladies 9 holers were back in action August 15, and played a 2-1-1 format competition.
Susan Spence and Linda Mazza teamed up for first place, with Pat DeVoll and Kathy Nave coming in second. Susie Shevock and Evelyn Vanderloo combined for a third place finish.
Nave also put her tee shot to inside fifteen feet seven inches on the designated closest to the pin hole.
Tee It Forward’s first year judged a success
The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association recently announced that initial indications looked very positive for their Tee It Forward Program. The two golf organizations urged golfers to play from one set of tees forward than their usual game during the month of July.
According to a recent press release, “Initial responses from a consumer survey indicated that 70 percent of the respondents found golf more enjoyable; 90 percent said they played faster or at about the same pace; 91 percent were likely to recommend Tee It Forward to a friend and would likely use it again; and 52 percent stated they were likely to play golf more often knowing they could use Tee It Forward.”
I certainly enjoyed my own experiments with the Program, and expect to keep trying Shawnee’s green tees this fall.