The First Tee of Greater Charleston is looking for volunteer Challenge Coaches and Standard Bearers to participate in the National School Program.

The program introduces elementary school students to golf, to The First Tee's Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits during physical education classes. Full-day volunteer slots run from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and half-day slots are from 9-11:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

A meeting will be held from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wescott Golf Club. Contact Derek Norberg at (843) 737-5656 or email

Henley joins Kiawah

PGA Tour golfer Russell Henley, a University of Georgia graduate, will represent Kiawah Island Club on tour and will have access to the facilities, including Cassique and the River Course, as he transitions from living in Charleston, the club announced this week. His golf bag also will display the club logo.

"Kiawah Island is known as a world-class golf destination and given its close proximity to Charleston, where I make my home now, I'm excited to spend time there and be part of that community," said Henley. "When not competing on tour, having the ability to utilize the Kiawah Island Club's amenities will give me the tools to train and practice as well as relax in a beautiful setting."

Henley has won twice in two years on the PGA Tour, the 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii and the 2014 Honda Classic.

S.C. Course Ratings

The South Carolina Golf Course Rating Panel's 2014 list of 50 Best Golf Courses in South Carolina has unveiled its rankings with Kiawah Island's Ocean Course holding on to the top spot. May River in Bluffton jumped two spots to No. 2 and Sage Valley in Graniteville was No. 3, followed by Chanticleer in Greenville and Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island.

Yeamans Hall is sixth, Cassique is 11th, Country Club of Charleston is No. 14, Bulls Bay is No. 29, Kiawah Island's River Course is No. 21 and Briar's Creek is 23rd. For the complete list visit

Double eagle

James Badgley scored a double eagle on the par-5 seventh hole at Crowfield on March 30, holing a 5-iron from 192 yards on his second shot. Witnesses were Glenn Stiles and Jerry Joyner.

Hurricane Junior Golf

Christopher DeMarco of Mount Pleasant, a junior at Palmetto Christian Academy, won the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour's Hilton Head Junior Shootout, played at Island West Golf Club. DeMarco and Christian Sal-zer of Sumter tied in regulation at 146, and DeMarco won the first playoff hole with a birdie.

9 Holes After Work

The Golf League of Charleston is starting a new venue called 9 Holes After Work ( with late afternoon tee times at Dunes West on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at RiverTowne from 4:30-5 p.m. Contact Rick Kelly at (843) 670-5732.

Senior golf tour

The Palmetto Senior Amateur Tour is a new tour for seniors 55 and older in Charleston. Play begins April 21 at Coosaw Creek. Information is available at

Golf Week Amateur

Jeff Emory shot 77 to win the championship flight in the Charleston Golf Week Amateur Tour event played at Lake Marion Golf Club. Jason Ray was second at 79. Tony Capehart shot 76 and finished one shot ahead of Jace Gause in A flight; Tony Walters shot 79 for a one-stroke win over Denny Miller in B flight; Seat Metzger won D flight by one shot over Crag Herring with an 84; and John Wilson took D flight honors with a 94, three strokes better than Steve Hartoin.


Friday: Trident Health Golf Tournament to benefit the American Heart Association, Crowfield Golf Club, Call (843) 847-4476.

May 8: Moncks Corner Kiwanis Club fifth annual captain's choice tournament, Berkeley Country Club, contact Lynn Smith at (843) 899-1255, (843) 312-0621 or email

May 13: East Cooper Habitat for Humanity Tees for Keys tournament, Beresford Creek-Daniel Island Club, $225 per player or $850 per team, visit or contact Christine Pinson at (843) 881-2600 or

May 20: Needtobreathe Classic tournament benefiting Global Health Care Initiatives, Daniel Island Club, $300 per player, call (843) 884-4545 or visit

Aug. 23: Seventh annual Trip Page Classic benefiting The Citadel Foundation's Roscoe Ashley "Trip" Page III Scholarship Fund, Harbor Course-Wild Dunes Resort, $125 per player, visit



Kathy Brooks, Cassique-Kiawah Island Club, No. 5, 108 yards, 9-iron. Witnesses: Dana Goyak, Linda Wyatt, Suzie Williams.


Dianne Culhane, Yeamans Hall Club, No. 13, 130 yards, 3-wood. Witnesses: Kathy Ford, Cecily Ward, April Kanew.

Richard Paul, Berkeley Country Club, No. 8, 99 yards, pitching wedge. Witnesses: Gary Steele, Joe Thomas, Ben Fleming.


Pat King, Crowfield Golf Club, No. 4, 105 yards, driver. Witnesses: Bob King, Sandy Damian, Gerald Mosher.


Joe Kress, Berkeley Country Club, No. 15, 100 yards, pitching wedge. Witnesses: Chuck Foreman, Gary Steele.

Stan Ward, Charleston National Golf Club, No. 18, 137 yards, 7-iron. Witness: Willie Charles.


Robert Christopher, Oak Forest-Wescott Golf Club, No. 3, 125 yards, 9-iron. Witnesses: Brian Ford, Wayne Brown.

A hole-in-one should be reported by the golf course. Contact Tommy Braswell at (843) 937-5591, fax (843) 937-5579 or email