June 18, 2021
The Delaware Women’s Golf Association held its Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Cripple Creek Country Club June 1-2, with Arlene Zamora winning the overall contest with a two-day total 156 score.
Angelia Coleman won the Senior Champion (50-59) category, with Diane Braver winning the Super Senior spot (60-69) and Judy Whetzel winning the Ultra Senior championship (70 and above).
Anita Pettitt won first place in the first flight, with Sue Bennett taking second. Jane Kuhfuss won the second flight, with Lisa Dillon one stroke back in second. Mary Ann Veitch came in first in the third flight, with Bernie Weed in second. Linda Thomas won first place in the fourth flight, with Katie Heintz taking second. Mary Dale Craig won the fifth and final flight, with Patricia Magee in second.
Henlopen Conference All-Conference golf team players from Cape Region
Congratulations to the Cape Region’s scholastic golfers for their selection to the 2021 Henlopen Conference All-Conference golf team.
Six came from the powerhouse Sussex Academy squad: Sarah Lydic, Hannah Lydic, and the Sawyer Brockstedt on the first team, Adison Browne and Trey Mitchell on the second team, and Tyler Healy on the honorable mention list.
Three golfers from Cape Henlopen High School also earned this honor: Quinn McCullough and Ethan Mercer on the second team, and Tom Burns among the honorable mentions.
Another ace at The Rookery
Congratulations to Diane Aylor-Polisoto for her hole in one June 1 at The Rookery’s second hole.
She used a 5-wood for her 140-yard shot.
NASCAR and golf
I marshalled the seventh hole at Wild Quail G&CC during the 2021 Henlopen Conference Championships. This meant that I watched every player attempt this short but challenging dogleg left par 4 and helped those who hit into trouble.
From the white tees there is a forced carry over marsh of about 145-175 yards, with the longer carry required to cut the corner. A drive that goes too far and too straight will miss the other side of the fairway and bounce into more marshland. For long hitters or from the red tees, cutting the corner makes it possible to reach the green.
Several talented golfers had no trouble playing the hole. However, dozens of other players hit into the marsh on either side of the fairway, with some scores eventually reaching the double par maximum allowed under tournament rules.
Eventually it felt a bit like being at a NASCAR race.
You shouldn’t be watching it for the crashes – but that’s what happens.
New teams and captains sought for Eastern Shore Inter-Club Golf Association
Ten regional golf clubs are participating in the 2021 season of match play as part of the Eastern Shore Inter-Club Golf Association.
The weekly matches pit 8-player teams against squads from other clubs. Teams from Bear Trap Dunes, Plantation Lakes Golf & Country Club, Cripple Creek Country Club, Ocean City Golf & Yacht Club near Berlin, MD, Glen Riddle Golf Club in Berlin, Bayside Resort Golf Club, Mulligan’s Pointe, Heritage Shores Golf Club, Maple Dale Country Club in Dover, and Wild Quail Golf & Country Club near Camden are working their way through the twelve-week match play cycle.
The format combines individual and four-ball matches, with 9 points to be made from the front, back, and overall.
At the end of the match cycle, the top four teams enter a playoff for the championship and the Eastern Shore trophy.
Minimum team requirements to expand the Association’s membership include a designated captain and co-captain and at least 16 club members from which to fill each week’s match roster. In addition, prospective team members must have an official handicap index of less than 15.9. As for costs, the current Association clubs agreed to an all-inclusive fee of $30.00 per player per match.
For the 2022 season, the Association seeks additional club participation among Cape Region clubs including The Rookery, Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Kings Creek Country Club, and Rehoboth Beach Country Club, as well as Ocean Pines Golf Club in MD.
For more information, contact Anthony Colicchio at 302-598-6766 or ajcolicchio @gmail.com.
Local club competition results
The Women’s Peninsula Golf Association finished its 2021 Match Play team competition June 15, with the team from Kings Creek Country Club defeating the Mulligan’s Pointe squad in the finals, 48-24. The Bayside team won the net competition finals against the Prospect Bay group, 43-29.
Teams from twenty golf clubs participated this year in matches that began April 27. The Cape Region clubs also included The Rookery, Bear Trap Dunes, Cripple Creek CC, Bayside, and Heritage Shores GC.
The Mulligan’s Pointe Ladies 18-hole group played a 2 Better Ball game June 15, won by Karen Feuchenberger, Debbie Malienski, and Susan Shockley.
Carmela Boyle, Peggy Clausen, and Donna Dolce finished in second place.
The Kings Creek Country Club Ladies 9-hole group played a 3 Clubs and a Putter Scramble game June 8, won by Cathy Larrabee, Jackie Maddalena, and Kathy Board.
Sandy Neverett, Deb Chase, and Kathy Nave took second, with Rosemarie Schmidt, Tara Coates, and Pam Cranston finishing third.