Fall charity golf events in Cape Region now open

August 20, 2011

Cape Region golf courses are favorites for the local charities in the spring and especially in late summer and early fall.

For many locals, summertime is necessarily focused on making tourism-related hay while the sun shines the hottest. Once the weather breaks and the tourists devote most of their beach time to the weekends, weekdays are more amenable for scheduling local tournaments.

Some of the groups aren’t waiting around, either. For example, St. Jude the Apostle Church will hold its annual golf outing Friday, Sept. 9. The Roman Catholic parish, which serves the Lewes area, wants interested golfers to come to Sussex Pines Country Club near Georgetown.

For an entry fee of $100, golfers can register at noon the day of the event, with a shotgun start for the scramble format beginning at 1 p.m. This year’s event includes prizes at the four par-3 holes for any holes in one. For the tough par-3 third hole, Lewes Auto Mall is putting up a 2011 Buick LaCrosse for any aces.

Other prizes are available for the low-scoring teams, closest-to-the-pin contests for both men and women, door prizes, a silent auction, and a three-winner cash raffle. Guests can join their golfing buddies for the dinner for only $25, where they can also learn who won all the loot.

Registration forms can be obtained at St. Jude’s church office on Route 1 north of Five Points or by contacting Merle Roemer at 302-645-1975 or Bill Papa at 302-645-2390.

There will be several other golf tournaments benefiting Cape Region charitable or nonprofit entities this fall. Organizers should send in their event information to the newsroom at the Cape Gazette as soon as possible, so the tournaments can be mentioned in future columns.

Local club tournament results
The Kings Creek Country Club Ladies 9-hole group played a cross-country tournament Aug. 8, and Sally Horvath won first place. Noreen Buzerak came in second, and Suzie Shevock finished third. Evelyn Vanderloo was closest to the pin on the 16th hole.

Not to be outdone, the Kings Creek CC Ladies 18-hole gang played their own cross-country tournament Aug. 11. In the first flight, Bernie Reid took first-place honors, followed by Anita Pettitt in second and Pat Sernyak in third place.

In the second flight, Sherry Pie finished first, with Julie Dickson in second and Karen Harrington in third. Chris Sullivan won first place in the third flight. Trish Galioto won second place in the group, and Nancy Barlow finished in third place.

Anita Pettitt put her tee shot only 4 feet, 5 inches from the eighth hole to win closest-to-the-pin honors for the day.

The Kings Creek Ladies 9-holers were back in action Aug. 15 and played a 2-1-1 format competition. Susan Spence and Linda Mazza teamed up for first place, with Pat DeVoll and Kathy Nave coming in second. Susie Shevock and Evelyn Vanderloo combined for a third-place finish. Nave also put her tee shot to inside 15 feet, 7 inches on the designated closest-to-the-pin hole.

Tee It Forward’s first year a success
The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association recently announced that initial indications looked very positive for their Tee It Forward Program. The two golf organizations urged golfers to play from one set of tees forward from their usual game during the month of July.

According to a recent press release, “Initial responses from a consumer survey indicated that 70 percent of the respondents found golf more enjoyable; 90 percent said they played faster or at about the same pace; 91 percent were likely to recommend Tee It Forward to a friend and would likely use it again; and 52 percent stated they were likely to play golf more often knowing they could use Tee It Forward.”

I certainly enjoyed my own experiments with the program and expect to keep trying Shawnee’s green tees this fall.

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