June 29, 2018
The Cape Region summer golf season is well underway and presents several charity fundraiser tournament opportunities.
July 9 is the deadline for entries in Pinky Returns 2018, the 11thAnnual Beach Girls Golf Outing and After-Party held at Kings Creek Country Club July 30.
The event supports the Julie Dickson Foundation, which is aimed at helping women and girls with academics, business pursuits, and athletics.
“Pinky” refers to the pink ball each golfer in each foursome must use on alternating holes in the scramble format tournament. Another interesting wrinkle is that players are randomly assigned, with partners and “besties” spread out among the foursomes. This is a good way to expand the networking opportunities that these fundraisers provide.
Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. and the after-party at 2:00 p.m.
The $120 entry fee covers the golf, prizes, a grab-and-go breakfast, and the after-party. Friends of Golfers (FOGS) can join the after-party for $25.
For more information, visit the Foundation’s website at juliedicksonfoundation.org.
The 8thAnnual Eleanor Soltner Memorial Golf Outing takes place Aug. 1 at Rookery North in Milford. The event benefits the Delaware Hospice organization.
The day’s schedule begins with a light breakfast, registration, and the opening of the range opening at 7:30 a.m. The shotgun start is at 9:00 a.m., with a lunch and silent auction at 1:00 p.m. The awards reception starts at 1:30 p.m.
There are several prize categories, and the tournament organizers are seeking additional donations for goodie bags, the silent auction, and door prizes.
The basic entry fee is $100 per golfer, but additional levels of support are available.
For more information, contact Bob Burd at 302-422-3501.
The Cape Henlopen Senior Center is holding its annual Golf Outing Saturday, Sept. 29 at the American Classic Golf Club near Lewes. The $65 registration fee includes greens fees, cart, breakfast, lunch, and a goodie bag.
The Center is a 502 C-3 nonprofit that provides a variety of services and programs for Sussex County seniors.
In addition to contests and prizes during the round, there will be a mini-silent auction following the lunch, with a more extensive auction offering held at the Cape Henlopen Senior Center.
The Center is seeking sponsors for hole sponsorships, the meals and beverage cart, as well as prizes and silent auction items, such as gift cards.
For more information or to register or donate, contact Linda or Bobbie at the Center at 302-227-2055.
Cape Region juniors shine in Philly PGA Junior Tour Series
Congratulations to the Cape Region juniors who represented the area very well in the recent Philadelphia Junior Tour series of local tournaments.
Olivia Perry of Millsboro won the girls 16-18 division in the Rehoboth Junior Open June 18. In the 12 and under division, Sawyer Brockstedt of Rehoboth took second and Tyler Healy of Rehoboth took third.
In the next day’s tournament at Kings Creek Country Club, Perry again won her division. Brockstedt enjoyed the home cooking and easily won her division as well.
The Tour then finished the series at the Bayside Course in Selbyville June 20, where Perry finished second in her division. Brockstedt also took second in her group, missing first place by a single stroke.
Brockstedt has also done well in other recent tournaments. She won first place in an Eastern Shore Junior Tour event at Ocean Pines June 10, and earned another first place in a Philly Junior Tour competition at Wild Quail near Camden on June 13.
Local club competition results
The King’s Creek CC 9-Hole Ladies League played an individual “Far Out” game June 20. At the end of the round, all par 5 scores and the players’ handicaps for these holes were subtracted from the total.
Rita Musi won first place, with Jeanne Drake in second, Jane Perkins in third, and Mary Mezger in fourth. Musi also won closest to the pin on the fourteenth hole.
The Kings Creek CC 18-hole Ladies League played their “Far Out” game June 21. MaryAnn Veitch won first place in the first flight, with Chip Lauver in second, Kathy Casey in third, and Jeannine Doane in fourth.
Debbie Grant won the second flight, with Barbara Weissenberger and Carolyn Ortwine tied for second place. Dawn Dupre and Joan Repetto tied for fourth.
The Rehoboth Beach CC 18-Hole Ladies League held a team best ball (2 of 4) contest June 20.
Lora Drewer, Carol Wetherhold, Arlene Simms, and Cindy Simeone won first place net, with JoAnn Pearlman, Barbara Collins, Karen Storms, and Judy Holtzclaw taking second net. Collins was also closest to the pin on the fifth hole.
Beth Forbes, Bee Ekdahl, Reagan Roberts, and Drewer (blind draw) won third place net.
Gayle Truitt, Pat Beebe, Daisey Hudson, and Suzanne Moore won first place gross. Moore was also closest to the pin on the fifteenth hole.