Players have Bulls Bay rated No. 28 in U.S.
The Fall 2008 edition of Golf Digest Index ("a standalone publication sent to a limited database of 300,000 of Golf Digest's most affluent readers") has rated America's top 50 golf clubs with the best players, and Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw is No. 28.
The rankings were done by collecting and averaging the Handicap Indexes of the 10 best players at hundreds of club. There were two rules: Golfers younger than college age weren't allowed on the club's 10-member team, and no more than four collegians could qualify. Tour pros also were prohibited.
The only other South Carolina club on the list is No. 7 Greenville Country Club. The top five clubs were Dallas Athletic Club in Mesquite, Texas; Congressional in Bethesda, Md.; The Palms in LaQuinta, Calif.; Hollytree in Tyler, Texas; and Prestonwood in Cary, N.C.
Legend Oaks wins Interclub
Legend Oaks won the Charleston Area Men's Interclub golf match played at Wescott Plantation, posting a score of 27 points. Charleston Municipal was second with 16 points, followed by Crowfield, 14; Stono Ferry, 13; Coosaw Creek, 12; RiverTowne, 12; Dunes West, 8; Pine Forest, 7; Shadowmoss, 7; Wescott, 4; Patriots Point, 3; Berkeley, -6; and Miler, -10. John Grund of Pine Forest was the top individual with 15 points. Steve Windich of Coosaw Creek was second with 8, while Denis Wheeldon and Bill Nichols, both of Legend Oaks, finished with 7.
Wescott leads the overall standings with 96.5, followed by Legend Oaks, 93.5; Coosaw Creek, 90.5; Shadowmoss, 89.5; and Pine Forest, 89. Information about the league is available at www.chsinterclub.org.
CSU Fall Invitational
The Charleston Southern University Fall Invitational men's college tournament will be played Oct. 20-21 at Crowfield Golf and Country Club. Participating teams include CSU, College of Charleston, Gardner-Webb, High Point, Jacksonville, Johnson & Wales, Murray State, Pace, Presbyterian, Radford, Stetson and South Carolina.
Grimes wins S.C. Mid-Am
Jason Grimes of Columbia posted rounds of 69, 66 and 68 for a 7-under-par total of 203 and took a three-stroke victory over Steve Liebler of Irmo in the South Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship played at Camden Country Club. S.C. Amateur winner. Cordes Ford was the top Charleston-area finisher, tying for seventh at 213.
--The U.S. Marines of Charleston will hold a tournament Friday at Coosaw Creek to raise funds for the annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball. The cost is $85. Contact 1st Sgt. Kevin Pietsch at (843) 478-5113 or register online at coosawcreek.com.
--The Charleston County Stroke Action Team has rescheduled its Stroke-Fore-Stroke golf tournament to Friday and Saturday at Wescott Plantation. Contact Craig Miller at (843) 412-8264.
--The Knights of Columbus Council 8900 will hold the seventh annual Operation HOPE Tony Pirraglia Memorial Tournament Saturday at Legend Oaks Golf Club. The entry fee is $65 per player. Contact Don Cronin at (843) 209-4918 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
(BULLET) The Charleston chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will hold a scramble benefiting Lowcountry Orphan Relief Oct. 23 at Wescott Plantation. Information is available at www.aitp-charleston.org or call Sherry Deese at (843) 830-8432.
(BULLET) The Cuthbert Cup golf tournament to benefit the Tommy Cuthbert Scholarship Fund presented by the Dorchester Free School Board will be played Oct. 25-26 at Miler Country Club.
(BULLET) The Charleston Braves will hold the Chucktown Sports Shootout captain's choice golf tournament Oct. 25 at Charleston National Golf Club. The entry fee is $80 per player. Contact Wendy Thomas at (843) 709-7793, Alke Alvanos at (843) 991-9211 or visit chucktownsports.net.
(BULLET) The 12th annual Citadel Baseball golf tournament will be played Oct. 31 at Legend Oaks Country Club. The entry fee is $100, with proceeds going to The Citadel's baseball budget. Contact David Beckley at (843) 953-5285.
(BULLET) The City of Goose Creek Fire Department will hold a tournament benefitting Carolina Children's Charity Nov. 1 at Crowfield Golf and Country Club. The entry fee is $65 per player. Contact email@example.com, or information is available at www.cityofgoosecreek.com.
(BULLET) The Grateful Golden Retriever Rescue of the Lowcountry will hold the Tee Off for Goldens golf tournament Nov. 6 at Kiawah Island Golf Resort's Oak Point. The entry fee is $100. Call (843) 971-9483 or check online at www.ggrlc.org.
(BULLET) The 2008 North Charleston Open Championship will be played Nov. 15-16 at Wescott Plantation. The entry fee is $125. The 36-hole stroke play event is open to golfers 16 and older and will include gross, net and seniors divisions.
Reach Tommy Braswell at (843) 937-5591 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.