August 1, 2014
Several openings remain for those interested in playing in the annual Cape Henlopen Senior Center Golf Tournament, to be held September 29 at The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, near Millsboro.
The popular event is a major fundraiser for the Senior Center, which serves over a thousand members with a wide variety of activities and programs. The $135 fee earns each participant a round of golf, a golf cart, coffee and Danish, and a buffet lunch. There will also be a silent auction and, of course, a 50/50 raffle, a fixture in CHSC social life.
Registration on the day of the event begins at 8:00 a.m., followed by a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start.
To pre-register, call 302-227-2055 or mail a check to the Center at 11 Christian Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, to the attention of CHSC Executive Director Leslie Boehlert.
Local Club Competition Results
The 18 Hole Rehoboth Beach Country Club Ladies’ Day held July 23 featured a team and individual competition. Karen Storms, Gayle Truitt, Barbara Collins, and Tina Brinsfield combined for first place net with their combined score of 124.
Melissa Fitzgerald won first place net in the individual category with her net 67. Collins won first place gross individual with her 88. Suzanne Moore, Pat Beebe, Daisey Hudson, and Carole Ann Medd won first place gross in the team category with a 171.
The Kings Creek Country Club Ladies 18 Hole Golf League played a scramble format tournament July 24. Marilyn Hewitt, Carol Simon, and Faye Slatcher won first place, followed in second by Tricia Ritthaler, Denise Sills, Beth Magnus, and Joanne Yurik. Slatcher also had the closest to the pin shot on the sixteenth hole, at 36’4”.
Rehoboth Beach Country Club held its 2014 Mixed Club Championship Tournament July 27. Sixteen teams of two players each participated in the better ball of partners format.
The husband and wife team of Steven and Christina Wagamon Harvey won with a six-under-par total score of 66. RBCC head golf professional Charlies Schuyler said, “Team Harvey’s combined play in this tournament included five birdies, an eagle and a bogey. On hole numbers 10 -15, they carded six consecutive threes, achieving in order a birdie, birdie, eagle, par, birdie and par. They have really set the bar high for future participants in this event.”
The Harvey’s success really shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Christina was a standout varsity golfer for Cape Henlopen High School. She was also a four-year scholarship member of the Catawba College Division II golf team, helping that squad win a conference championship in 2005.
The Kings Creek Country Club Ladies 9 Hole group played together July 28. Carole Ellison finished in first place, with Robbie Monkman in second, Evelyn Diggs in third, and Nancy Barlow in fourth.
Barlow and Monkman also managed to tie each other for closest to the pin honors for the day, which really takes some doing.
The Sussex Pines Country Club Ladies Group played a Putting Around tournament July 29. Barb Willin took first place, while Bea Hylbert came in second and Jo Ann Foster finished in third.
Play your own ball, because you just never know
A recent Ruling of the Day at the USGA website reminds golfers that they can’t always rely on their playing partner.
In a four-ball stroke play event, Partner 1’s tee shot over water to a par-three hole lands in the water hazard. However, Partner 2’s shot lands on the putting green. Partner 1 decides not to play another ball from the teeing area. He then watches Partner 2 four-putt his way to a double-bogey five.
At that point, Partner 1 thinks about returning to the tee box and trying to salvage a miracle par or one-putt bogey.
Under the Rules, Partner 1 can certainly try, but there’s a catch—he might be subject to a penalty for unduly delaying the competition.
He should have taken his chances with a second tee shot before walking around the pond and onto the green.