This feature offers a weekly look at what’s going on in golf around Robeson County.


Jackson Barnhill had a week to remember on the golf course after sinking a hole-in-one at Pinecrest Country Club last week.

The 12-year-old with the Locklear Golf Academy rolled in the ace on hole No.12 using a 9-iron from the red tees about 104 yards out. 13-year-old Matthew Smith witnessed the accomplishment.

Church tourney

Prospect Methodist Church hosted its golf tournament on June 12 with 16 teams competing in a captain’s choice tournament.

The tournament had quite the finish with first and third places separated by only two strokes.

The first-place winners with a score of 55 were: Justin Branch, Kajun Hunt, Gurney Hunt, Terry Jones, Dosey Chavis and John Cherry.

Jordan Sampson, Adam Deese, Lester Locklear, David Locklear and Phillip Locklear finished in second place.

Paul Hunt, Gerald Strickland, Ronnie Chavis, Richard Moore, Ryan Chavis and Landon Moore rounded out the winners with a third-place finish.

Pinecrest performer

Tray Martin earned the best round of the week at Pinecrest after shooting a 68 on June 15. Martin was playing with Cameron Winebarger and Donnie Beck when he shot the low round.

Lumbee Homecoming

The week-long Lumbee Homecoming event starts this weekend in Pembroke and one of the first events taking place will be the 16th-annual Lumbee Homecoming Golf Tournament.

Sponsored by the Lumbee Regional Development Association, the tournament tees off 9 a.m. Saturday at Pinecrest Country Club.

The tournament is being played with three-man teams and will be broken up into different divisions, with first place teams winning $300, second place getting $180 and third receiving $120.

Registration begins at 7:30 that morning. There is a $65 entry fee, which includes lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information including registration forms, visit or call LRDA at 910-521-9761.

Scholarship tourney

On Friday, Pinecrest is hosting the Royce McNeill Golf Scholarship tournament.

Set for a 1 p.m. start, the tournament is a four-man captain’s choice with registration beginning at noon. The cost to sponsor a hole is $100 and it’s $240 per team, which includes green fees, cart, one mulligan, lunch and gifts.

For information contact Ronnie Chavis at 910-521-8924.

Superball event

As July 4 draws closer, Pinecrest is preparing for its “country club tradition” with a superball tournament on that Saturday.

The tournament is slated to start at 1 p.m. and is a four-person captain’s choice format with an entry fee of $30 for members of the club and $40 for guests. The fee includes green and cart fees, mulligans, prizes and a cookout following the tournament’s conclusion.

Entertainment will be provided by the club’s senior players as they lead participants in the singing of, “God Bless America.”

There will also be a two-man cornhole tournament beginning at 4:00 p.m. with a $10 entry fee.

Senior shootout

Fairmont hosted a senior shootout last Tuesday with Richard Moore and Delton Burns earning first place honors in the championship flight.

Carey Pittman and Rick Prevatte earned a runner-up finish.

The winners of the first flight were John Lahey and Al Wall, with Freddie Maynor and David Hunt just falling short in second place. James and Tommy Belch won the second flight.

Closest to the flag winners were Lee Hunt, Marlon Lowry, Rick Prevatte and Ron Hughes.

The next senior shootout will be 9 a.m. Tuesday. To register or get more information, call the pro shop at 910-628-9931.