Legend Oaks Golf Club in Summerville has been selected as the 2010 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year, and Brian Ouse of Daniel Island Club has been named the Tommy Cuthbert Employee of the Year by the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association.
Legend Oaks was selected based on: exceptional quality of the course; exceptional quality of the management; outstanding contribution to the community; and significant contribution to the game. Legend Oaks also will be nominated for the same honor by the National Golf Course Owners Association.
Ouse, was honored for: recognized professionalism and integrity of the individual and outstanding service; exceptional quality of the employee's work and results; outstanding contribution by involvement in the local and state community; and significant contribution to the game.
Kiawah's Welch honored
Abby Welch, an instructor at Kiawah Island Golf Resort's Tommy Cuthbert Learning Center, was named by Golf Digest as one of the publication's list of "Best Young Teachers," all of them under the age of 40. The magazine said it would develop a dialogue with the teachers to "help grow our instruction editorial." The article is featured in the November 2010 issue, and in it Welch offers a quick putting tip.
--Annika Bovender, 14, won the Snee Farm Country Club Ladies Club Championship Sept. 25-26, shooting rounds of 80 and 79.
--Charleston native Rob Daniel, nephew of LPGA Hall of Famer Beth Daniel, recently became a Certified Golf Course Superintendent, one of 45 in South Carolina. Daniel is superintendent at Woodcreek Farms in Elgin.
--Playing at Coosaw Creek Country Club on Oct. 9, Doug Thornley played the par-4 10th and par-3 11th hole in a total of three strokes. He holed a wedge shot from 110 yards on the 369-yard 10th for an eagle-2 and followed that by holing his tee shot with a 5-wood on the 205-yard, par-3 11th for a hole-in-one. He was playing with Rick Summers, Mo Moline and Lee Luxmore. Thornley shot 75.
Charleston Tee Times passbook
The Charleston Tee Times passbook for 2010-11 are now being sold for $159 plus handling and mailing. Visit www.charlestonteetimes.com or call (843) 609-7612. The passbook is valid from Dec. 1, 2010 until Dec. 31, 2011 and includes one round of golf at more than a dozen area courses for the cost of a cart.
Sara Youngner of Johns Island and Steve Agazzi of Charleston won a one-hole playoff to repeat as champions of the WSCGA-SCGA Mixed Team Championship played at Hampton Hall in Bluffton. Youngner and Agazzi shot 70-72--142 in regulation, then beat Cathy Hill of Gaston and Evan Schultz of West Columbia.
Taylor Zoller of North Charleston and Jon Weiss of Sumter made five birdies in their final round and shot 69-66--135 to score a one-shot victory over Hayden Garrett of Easley and Blake Kennedy of Moore in the boys' 15-18 age group of the Tradition Four-Ball junior golf tournament played at Pebble Creek in Taylors.
Katelyn Dambaugh of Goose Creek and Collins Bradshaw of Columbia won the girls 14-18 age group, shooting 68-69--137. Elizabeth Thompson of Charleston and Chelsey Couch of Ware Shoals finished second at 138. Reona Hirai of Summerville and Kelli Murphy of Elgin were fourth at 144.
R.J. Keur won the boys 14-15 age group in the National Junior Golf Tour event played at the Links Course at Wild Dunes Resort, shooting 74. Blake Lipscomb of Mount Pleasant was second with an 81. Davis Glasgow shot 78 to win the boys 12-13 age group. Jamie Wilson was third with an 85. In boys 10-11, Kyle Spencer of Mount Pleasant was second with a 78 and Wil Sheppard of Mount Pleasant was third with an 84. Kate Harper of Isle of Palms was second in girls 11-13 with a 101, followed by Clara Park of Charleston with a 103 and Molly Park of Charleston with a 105.
Golf Channel Amateur Tour
Mickey Rogers of Mount Pleasant won the Sarazen Flight (12.0-15.9 handicap) in the Golf Channel Amateur Tour National Championship played at World Golf Village and TPC Sawgrass.
--Monday-Tuesday: 12th annual Berkeley Senior Invitational, Berkeley Country Club, $90 per player, field limited to 128, call (843) 761-4653.
--Friday: Charleston Electrical Contractors Association Scholarship for Electrical Apprenticeship Golf Tournament, Legend Oaks Golf Club, $70 per player, e-mail email@example.com.
--Oct. 31: 2010 Cuthbert Classic honoring June and Tommy Cuthbert, Country Club of Summerville, two-player captain's choice, $50 per player, call (843) 873-2210.
--Nov. 5-7: Charleston Men's Senior Amateur, Municipal Golf Course, age 50 and older, $90 per player, limited to 120 players, entry deadline is Oct. 29, call (843) 795-6517.
--Nov. 6: City of Goose Creek Fire Department Charity Golf Tournament, Crowfield Golf and Country Club, $75 per player, register at www.cityofgoosecreek.com, e-mail GCCFDGolf@cityofgoosecreek.com or call (843) 553-8350 or (614) 499-1377.
--Nov. 13: Operation HOPE Tony Pirraglia Golf Tournament/Knights of Columbus Council 8900, Legend Oaks Golf Club, $65 per player, contact Don Cronin at (843) 209-4918.
--Nov. 20: Convoy of Hope Charity Tournament, Osprey Point-Kiawah Island Golf Resort, $450 per foursome, contact Dan Ditmars at (843) 768-6036 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jordan Jager at (843) 830-7805 or email@example.com.
--Nov. 20-21: City of Charleston Johnny Adams Mixed Team Championship, Municipal Golf Course, $150 per team, Chapman method, call (843) 795-6517 or www.charlestoncity.info/golf.