It’s almost time to time to dust off the clubs and play for one of the county’s top prizes.
The Robeson County Golf Championships sponsored by Dial Insurance are less than two weeks away and will be held July 18, 19 and 20 at Pinecrest Country Club and this year’s tournament will include a new division.
Players 65 and older will comprise the oft-requested super senior division, which will play from the gold tees alongside the juniors on Friday and Saturday. The senior division will be for players 55 and older and be played on Saturday and Sunday, as will the ladies and regular division. Each division will be flighted after the first day.
The championship division will play all three days and will be flighted after the second day. The championship is open to all amateurs over the age of 16. There is a $90 registration fee for the championship division and junior entry is $25. All other divisions have a $60 registration fee. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each flight and fees include food and beverages on the course.
Registration information is available now at local courses.
The winners of the Ladies League were Julie Fowlkes and Pandora Carter.
Winners of the senior invitational were Tony Walters and Anthony Walters. Ed Williams and Jerry Jolly took second place. Both teams scored a 1-under-par 71, with the winner decided in a scorecard playoff.
Cliffwood’s weekly senior shootout is now being played at 9:30 a.m. each Wednesday. There is a $20 entry fee, which includes door prizes, a continental breakfast and lunch, and any tournament with 35 or more players will have a guaranteed first place prize of $50.
The Foundation of Robeson County Community College will be holding its 30th annual Clifford Bullard Memorial Golf Tournament on Sept. 18 at Cliffwood Golf Course.
The tournament supports the world of the RCC Foundation in its mission to provide financial support for the school’s students, activities and programs, especially as the need for scholarship assistance rises. The tournament raised more than $22,000 and the foundation expects a record-breaking event. Registration information will be announced at a later time.
Ron Hughes and Jeff Tedder won the championship flight of Tuesday’s senior shootout, with J.T. Powers and Richard Lowery finishing second. The first flight winners were Bobby Benton and Marshall McDonald, who beat Bobby R. Benton and Marlon Lowry. Keith Long and Lee Hunt won the second flight, finishing ahead of Paul Stone, Jr. and Everett Davis.
Special event winners were Bobby Benton, Keith Long, Bucky Beasley, Butch Maynor, Jeff Tedder and Greg Tedder.
The next senior shootout is Tuesday at 9 a.m. For information and registration call the pro shop at 910-628-9931.
Junior golfers around the county will have the chance to learn from Fairmont’s best later this summer. Fairmont Golf Club will be holding a three-day junior clinic on July 21, 22 and 23 for players ages 7 to 18.
Players ages 7 to 12 will play from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. with the older golfers going from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. There is a $20 fee per golfer, which includes a t-shirt and prizes. For information and registration call 910-628-9931.
Fairmont will be hosting its club championship on July 12 and 13, with tee times starting at 12:30 p.m. For information and registration call the pro shop at 910-628-9931.
Submit golf news to Scott Schlaufman at 910-272-6111 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday for that Sunday’s publication.