September 4, 2015
The annual Patriot Golf Day fundraiser is set once again for this Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4-7.
These are great opportunities for Cape Region golfers to show their appreciation for the sacrifices made by our nation’s men and women in uniform, at nearly every golf course in Sussex County.
At participating golf courses, golfers donate funds for college scholarships for U.S. military dependents whose spouse or parent was killed or disabled in action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
PGA professional Dan Rooney created the Foundation, served three tours of overseas military duty, and continues his significant involvement. Thousands of golf courses participate in all 50 states. Thus far over 7,500 scholarships have been awarded using the millions of dollars raised from the weekend event.
As in prior years, several Cape Region and Sussex County golf courses have set up donation sites for golfers for the Labor Day weekend. These include Kings Creek Country Club, Rehoboth Beach Country Club, Baywood Greens Golf Club in Long Neck, The Peninsula Golf & Country Club in Millsboro, The Rookery South in Milton and Rookery North in Milford, Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View, Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville, and Hoopers Landing Golf Course in Seaford.
For more information, go to foldsofhonor.org. You can also make a direct donation to this address: Folds of Honor Foundation, 5800 N. Patriot Drive, Owasso, OK 74055.
Delaware State Golf Association Scholarship Fundraiser Tournament Oct. 5
Former Rehoboth Beach Country Club head golf pro Ron Barrows always makes sure I know what’s going on with the Delaware State Golf Association’s Scholarship Fund. I think it has something to do with the fact that he was among its founders, and remains one of its biggest supporters.
Barrows sent a note about this year’s annual fundraiser tournament, the prime source for the thousands of dollars the Fund provides for golf-oriented college students, including many Cape Region recipients.
The tournament takes place Oct. 5 at Rehoboth Beach Country Club, beginning with an 11:30 a.m. lunch and a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. The format is the best single net of four.
For those players without official USGA handicaps, scoring will be based on a modified Callaway scoring system. The $160 per player fee covers the lunch, the round, a cocktail hour after the round, and tournament prizes. There will also be a silent auction following play.
Single entries are welcome, but those coming as a foursome pay a reduced fee of $585.
For entry forms and any other information, contact the Delaware State Golf Association at 302-234-3365, or at 7234 Lancaster Pike, Suite 210-A, Hockessin, DE 19707.
Local Club Competition Results
The Kings Creek Ladies 9 Hole Ladies Golf Association played a Low Net game Aug. 24. Kathy Nave won first place, with Sue Eisenbrey in second and Nathalie McGregor in third. McGregor also earned Closest to the Pin honors on the 13th hole, at 20 feet 1 inch.
The Kings Creek Country Club Ladies 18 Golf League played their Low Net game Aug. 27. Tricia Ritthaler won first place in the first flight, with Sherry Pie in second and Joann Pearlman in third.
Jennifer Falcone took first in the second flight, as Dorrie Spilman came in second and Barbara Hines finished in third. Joanne Yurik won first in the third flight, with Margaret Moore taking second and Trish Galioto in third. Diane Herndon won the closest to the pin contest.
The Rookery held its two-day Club Championships Aug. 29-30, with the first round held at Rookery South (par 71) and the second held at Rookery North (par 70).
Bob Burd won the Overall championship with a one-over par 142. He also won the Senior category, with Brian Lord taking second in that group. Burd also tied for second low net overall.
Former Cape Henlopen Viking golf team standout Mark Johnson won the first flight over another Cape alum, Scott Shockley. Both shot 7-over for the two days, but Johnson won a single-hole playoff.
Ann Reed won the Ladies’ championship by a single stroke over longtime club champion Lisa Hutchins, 171-172.
Jay Reed won the second flight, with Rodney Wyatt taking second. Reed also tied for second low net overall Joe Shockley won first place in the third flight, followed by Bob Romberger. Bob Owens won the fourth flight, with Tom Wright taking second.
Joe Zingaro won the fifth flight, and was also the overall Low Net champion. Don Brown took second in that flight.
The Kings Creek Ladies 9 Hole gang played a Low Putts game Aug. 31, with Evelyn Vanderloo taking first place, Sue Spence in second, and Nathalie McGregor in third. Spence also won Closest to the Pin on the 11th hole, at 30 feet 6 inches.