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Peele: Chips and putts from area golf courses

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By Woody Peele
The Daily Reflector

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ironwood

Ironwood's team captured the Eastern League trophy in the season's final match last week at Ironwood. The finals consisted of both a team and an individual match over two days of play.

The team was made up of Leslie Bailey, Dianne Delaney, Debbie Pruitt, Belle Prusinowski and Georgia White.

White took first place in the first flight while Prusinowski was the low gross winner.

At Ladies Play Day on Thursday, Cheryl Newbold finished first in the gross field. Prusinowski took second and Jan Thornton was third.

Bailey and Kelly Conway tied for first in the net field. Pruitt took second and Maryanne Kram was third.

Newbold had low putts with 14 while Bailey and Kram tied for second with 15. Pruitt was third with 16.

Ayden

The team of Sean Frelke, David Lee, Boris Neal and Vince Nelson captured first place in the Sixth Annual Chris Carter Memorial Tournament at Ayden last week, The tournament provides scholarship for Pitt County students headed for college.

Tim Shadle and David Morris won Ayden's Member-Member tournament's championship flight. Jay Mattock and Scott Barnes finished at the top of the first flight, while Gil Moore and Al Piland won the senior flight.

Gil Moore's team won first place in the gross division of the FFA tournament last week. First in the net division went to the Farm Bureau Team No. 1.

Ayden will host the CFI Tournament on Thursday, winding up its tourney schedule until July.

The club is continuing its senior/student/military days on Mondays and Thursday with a $20 greens fee.

Ayden is now offering a Senior Social Membership at $66 per month, with discounted golfing rates for persons 80 years old and over. For more information, contact Brandon at 252-746-3389.

Brook Valley

Brook Valley's members learned that they have another McConnell Golf site that they can play as the club's owners have added management of Porters Neck Country Club in Wilmington to their stable of clubs.

All of the clubs in the McConnell field have reciprocal access to all of the others across the Carolinas and Tennessee. WIMCO held their 2nd annual Combat Warriors Fundraiser last Monday, raising over $58,000.

First place went to the team of Gil Moore, Charles Moore, Paul Andrews and Harvey Taylor, sponsored by Elite Mechanical. Second, playing for C&C Industries were Jason Reams, Tyler Hicks, Stacey Bracey and Justin Harrell. Third went to the Pro365 Electric team of Donnie Gates, Blake Coghill, Josh Chandler and Mattew Chandler.

Former East Carolina men's basketball coach Mike Steele recorded his first-ever hole-in-one on the fifth hole, playing 165 yards. He hit his “Mamma's 9-wood” into the cup, witnessed by Leo Corbin and Paul Camnitz.

Last Thursday, BVCC Men's Golf Association paid tribute to Scott Groot, who passed away last Monday. Groot had been the treasurer of the MGA for many years

A team Chicago Points event was played in his honor, with a closest to the pin contest on the 16th hole. There everyone was required to use their “Groot wedge” (a putter) from 75 yards out. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Glioblastoma Foundation.

First place went to Rick Roberts, Ed Tew, Matt Aldridge and Byron Murphy at plus 21. Second, at plus 15, went to Dan Schisler, Cline Hall, Kirk Rogerson and Rob Burleson. Third went to Steele, Camnitz, Leo Corbin and Mike Waldrum, who won a scorecard playoff for the spot, moving Martin Anderson, Jeff Cargile, Joe Cook and Michah Ball. Both teams finished at plus 13.

John Cooke won the “Groot wedge” challenge.

Several Brook Valley women were among winners at the Eastern League finals, held at Greenville Country Club last week. Donna Taft had low putts in the first flight while Pam Kachmer had second low net in the second flight. Janis Humphrey had low putts in the third flight and Deb Antos had low net, also in the third flight.

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