Annual YMCA tournament coming soon

April 20, 2012

Some folks really know how to take a hint. In last week’s column, I discussed two upcoming Cape Region charity golf tournaments. I also mentioned that now would be a good time for folks with similar events on the spring schedule to let me know about them.

In addition, I reminded the local golfing community that we have a long tradition of announcing regular tournament results here, both good and bad.

Do not let it be said that Sussex Family YMCA Executive Director Terry Rasberry is slow on the uptake.

Almost immediately he sent me an email asking for a mention of the Y’s Twentieth Annual Golf Tournament, to be held Monday, May 21, at Rehoboth Beach Country Club.

The 1 p.m. shotgun start includes lunch, dinner, a golf auction, and a commemorative tournament golf shirt. The format is a four-person scramble, both gross and net, with additional prizes for longest men’s and women’s drives, as well as closest-to-the-pin chances.

In addition to those who come for the golf, a $35 fee can bring an additional guest to the awards reception and auction.

As in prior years, tournament proceeds benefit the YMCA Open Doors Program, which provides financial assistance for deserving kids so they can participate in YMCA activities. Lead sponsors include Atlantic Kitchen & Bath, Nickle Electrical Companies, The Light House of Lewes, Schab and Barnett P.A., and Rehoboth Beach Country Club.

Boulevard Ford/Lincoln of Lewes and Georgetown, First State Chevrolet of Georgetown and I.G. Burton BMW of Milford are providing the par 3 prizes.

Additional tournament sponsorships are available. For example, a recognition sign at a single hole is $125, while a foursome entry for $550 also includes a recognition sign, and acknowledgments in media coverage and the tournament program.

Registration is available online at, or call 302-296-9622.

Kings Creek Ladies start 2012 season
The Kings Creek Country Club Ladies 9-holers group also wasted no time in accepting the invitation to share their competition news with the Cape Region.

The group held one of its first spring contests April 16, using a low net format.

Kathy Nave took first place, while Chris Sullivan won second-place honors. Sue Eisenbrey finished in third among all competitors.

Donna Davis won closest to the pin for the day.

Vikings return from spring break hits a snag
The Cape Henlopen High School Viking varsity golf team was scheduled to return from spring break April 16 with a home match at Rehoboth Beach Country Club against Polytech, the Kent County vocational-technical high school. However, Polytech had schedule problems and canceled the day’s competition, forcing a reschedule of the match to later in the season.

The Vikings were to play Sussex Tech Wednesday, April 18, at Rehoboth Beach CC.

Not going to happen
One of the things I like about the Rulings of the Day discussions at the United States Golf Association website ( is the fact that so many of the situations presented are fairly normal, all things considered.

That’s not always true, however - or at least, not for any of the golfers with whom I usually play.

A recent rules decision dealt with a player who climbed a tree to hit his golf ball when it became lodged among the branches after a less-than-perfect stroke.

As he approached the ball, it fell from its spot and landed on the ground below.

According to the USGA, the player incurs a one-stroke penalty for causing a ball to move while at rest, under Rule 18-2a.
To add to the fun, the player is also expected to replace his ball where it was before taking his next swing.

For all but the most persnickety golfers, I just don’t see that happening.

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