Mulligan’s Pointe crowns club champions

September 20, 2019

Mulligan’s Pointe held its club championships Sept. 14-15, with owner Pete Townsend winning the championship flight by a single stroke over Joe Henderson. Will Millikin won first net in that category, followed by Bryan Morgan in second on a match of cards, with Wes Townsend in third. 

J.S. Evans won the first-flight gross, with Don Aman in second. Brian Hayes won first-place net, with John Terranova in second, Dave Zorb in third and Bob George in fourth.

Diane Braver won the Ladies Championship, with Sue Ahern taking second. Karen Feuchtenberger won first place net, followed by Brenda Lewis.

DSGA Mid-Open results

The Rookery North golf course hosted this year’s Delaware State Golf Association Mid-Open Championship Sept. 16, contested in unusually warm and muggy conditions. Golf pro Chris Wisler of West Chester, Pa., won the event with his 4-under par 66.

Tim Freeh of Broadkill Beach and The Rookery was the best finisher among the Cape Region golfers in the 18-hole tournament, in a tie for fifth place at 2-over par. Rookery assistant pro Chris Osberg finished one stroke back in a tie for ninth.

Sean Kilgore of The Rookery tied for 17th, while Rookery assistant pro Eric Willey tied for 21st

Oxford Apparel

What is considered fashionable in clothing always changes. However, figuring out when it will change is often hard to predict.

When I met Deb Miller, Oxford Apparel’s VP for Design and Merchandising, at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show, I asked a simple question based on the last two years of golf apparel offerings: “So, is heathering still important?”

The University of Delaware grad laughed and said, “Absolutely!” 

We then discussed what else has sold well for Oxford. 

“Prints have been great for us,” she said. I checked out a printed piqué SS Performance Polo in the Summer Fig red-orange tint with a paisley pattern. The dry-release fabric includes 8 percent cotton and 2 percent spandex, and comes with Oxford’s Freshguard treatment to protect against lingering odors.

Miller also showed an example of the company’s continued use of heathering with the Mosley LS quarter-zip pullover in Mysterioso, a blend of 66 percent cotton, 32 percent polyester, and 2 percent spandex twill interlock. Besides sounding a bit like something from Harry Potter, the color is a purple tint. “We’re really getting known for our layering options,” Miller said. 

Oxford has also done well with its Linden quarter-zip pullover, a cotton/poly blend with a tiny quilted pattern. “That’s been an absolute home run for us,” Miller said.

The Steadman Performance 5-pocket pant, a stretch polyester, is also impressive. I like the gripping characteristics of its interior waistline, a nice touch for active wear.

Dewey Beach Lions Club Golf Classic Sept. 25

A few spots remain for the Wednesday, Sept. 25 Dewey Beach Lions Club Foundation Golf Classic at Rookery South. The tournament benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The $400 per team entry fee includes breakfast, golf, lunch, an open bar, range, prizes, and golf shirts, hats, and gloves. Tee sign sponsorships are also available. 

For more information or to register, contact Butch Holtzclaw at Rookery South, 302-684-3000, or go to

Nine & Dine tournament 

Mulligan’s Pointe Golf Club will host the second annual Tom King Nine & Dine tournament Friday, Oct. 18. This year’s event honors the memory of Dr. Vincent Killeen, a much-loved and well-respected physician who passed away Sept. 27, 2017. Proceeds from the tournament will support the Beebe Healthcare Women’s and Children’s Department.

Individual player fees are $150, with non-golfer tickets for the cocktail party, dinner, and auction available for $50 per person.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The cocktail party begins at 4 p.m. with the dinner and auction starting at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact the Beebe Medical Foundation at 302-644-2900 or visit

A golf fundraiser for a venerable swimming pool

Gene Bleile writes a fun column about golf stuff in the Beach Paper, the Cape Gazette’s seasonal companion on the newsstands. He’s also active in the Seaford Swimming Association, a long-standing feature of the Seaford community.

The SSA will hold its inaugural golf tournament Oct. 26 at Hooper’s Landing Golf Course, as part of a capital campaign fundraiser to address some long-needed pool upgrades.

The $60 player fee covers the golf, lunch, and prizes. There are also several sponsorship opportunities, including tee signs and foursome packages.  

For more information, or to register for the event, contact Mike Fleetwood at 302-228-4856 (, or Bleile at 302-629-8978 (

Local club competition results

The Kings Creek CC Ladies 9-Hole league played a Tee to Green game Sept. 18, for which no putts made from the green counted toward the total.

Judy Rayner won first place, with Deb Chase in second, Tina Brown in third and Sandy Neverett in fourth.

The Mulligan’s Pointe Ladies 18-Hole group played their Tee to Green game Sept. 17, won by Cathy Macklin. Madelyn Macklin took second and Linda Townsend finished third.


  • Fritz Schranck has been writing about the Cape Region's golf community since 1999. Snippets, stories and anecdotes from his columns are included in his new book, "Hole By Hole: Golf Stories from Delaware's Cape Region and Beyond," which is available at the Cape Gazette offices, Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, Biblion Books in Lewes, and local golf courses. His columns and book reviews are available at

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