Robeson County will host some of the state’s top female golfers this summer.
The North Carolina Womens Golf Association will be holding the 2014 North Carolina State Amateur Tournament at Pinecrest Country Club on June 3, 4, and 5.
The event will be used to crown an overall champion, as well as champions at the junior, senior and super-senior levels.
The tournament is a stroke play event open to all female amateurs who have lived in North Carolina for six months, have an established USGA handicap, and have paid her association dues or is a member of a member club. The field is limited to 96 of the lowest handicap entries, along with NCWGA officers, directors and past presidents.
Two different tees distances will be played. The championship, junior and seniors will play off tees that will play the course at a combined distance of 6,131 yards, with the super seniors playing it at 5,203.
For information, visit ncwga.com.
The Robeson County Humane Society will hold the John P. Williamson Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday at Pinecrest.
The captain’s choice tournament is for four-person teams, each with an A, B, C, and D golfer. No team is allowed to have more than two players with a handicap less than 6. There is a fee of $75 per person or $300 per team, with hole sponsorship available for an extra $50. Entry includes cart and greens fees, mulligans, red tees, range balls and lunch at 11:30 a.m. before play starts at 1 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, with additional prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive. There’s a hole-in-one prize from Prevatte’s Home Sales and all golfers in 1920s costumes will receive an extra prize. For information, call Bruce Mullis at 910-734-5068.
Ward Racing will host a tournament on April 19 at 8:30 a.m. Entry for the captain’s choice tournament is $50 per person, which includes prizes for the top teams and closest to the pin, as well as mulligans and red tees. Race cars will be on display and there will be a 50/50 drawing. Registration starts at 8 a.m. the day of the tournament. For information call Elvin Matthews at 910-624-1224.
Pinecrest will go through a bit of a time warp on April 18 when the Carolina Hickory Golf Association hosts a tournament. The association takes the game back to its roots, with participants donning knickers, argyle socks, ivy caps, neckties and, most importantly, clubs that abandon modern technology in favor of a hickory shaft.
The course will also be played at a shorter distance to accommodate the clubs and several of the county’s top players are expected to participate, including Phillip Wallwork, Dyrck Fanning, Tom Cleveland and Mark Kinlaw. Anyone with a set of hickory clubs can join in for a $25 fee. Play will start at 10:30 a.m. Call Dwight Gane at 910-738-6541 for information.
The Lumberton Baseball Advancement Team will be hosting an alumni golf tournament on May 10 at Cliffwood. The four-man scramble will tee off at 1 p.m. There’s a $200 entry fee per team, which includes greens and cart fees, as well as lunch at noon. For information call Lumberton baseball coach Paul Hodges at 910-671-6050.
The club’s annual member-member tournament will be played April 26 and April 27. For information and to sign up, call 910-628-9931.
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