The "Tickets Fore Charity" fundraising program will return for this year's Nationwide Tour Championship, which will be played Oct. 28-31 at Daniel Island Club's Ralston Creek Course. The top 60 money winners on the Nationwide Tour will compete for a purse of $1 million, with the top 25 on the money list at the end of the tournament earning their PGA Tour playing privileges for 2011.
"Tickets Fore Charity" provides an opportunity for non-profit organizations to sell tickets to the tournament and keep 100 percent of the proceeds.
An introductory presentation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Daniel Island Club. Interested partners can RSVP to Margaret Shaw at (843) 849-3154 or e-mail Margaret.Shaw@familycirclecup.com. Charities must provided 501c3 documentation at the time of registration, and they can continue registering until the beginning of the tournament on Oct. 28.
Tickets for the event will become available June 1. Weekly passes are $30, a weekly group pass for 10 people is $200 and daily tickets will be available at the venue for $10. A list of participating charities can be found at www.NationwideTourChampionship.com.
Carol Preisinger, the director of instruction at Kiawah Island Club, has been included in the Golf Digest rankings of "America's 50 Best Women Teachers," published in the June issue of the magazine. Preisinger, the 1998 LPGA T&CP National Teacher of the Year, was No. 12 in the rankings (Pia Nilsson was No. 1). Voting was done by more than, 1,110 female PGA of America members and LPGA Teach and Club Professionals.
First Tee registration
Registration is now underway for the First Tee of Greater Charleston Summer Golf Program. The eight-week program will run from June 21-Aug. 9 with classes offered Monday-Thursday evenings at Patriots Point; Monday and Tuesday evenings at Wescott Plantation; and Tuesday evenings at Oak Point Golf Club. A one-time $25 membership fee is required, along with a $40 season program fee. Scholarships are available. Register online at www.TheFirstTeeGreaterCharleston.org.
Cougars golf camp
The College of Charleston Cougars Golf Camp will be held June 14-17 at the Links at Stono Ferry. The cost is $400 per camper and the camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-17. Contact College of Charleston men's golf coach Mark McEntire at (843) 725-0103 ext. 235 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Patrick Brown at Stono Ferry at (843) 763-1817.
Charleston Municipal scored 45 points to win the Charleston Area Men's Interclub Golf Association match played at Municipal. Legend Oaks was second with 41 points, while Dunes West and Stono Ferry tied for third with 40. The rest of the field included: Shadowmoss, 38; Pine Forest, 32; RiverTowne, 32; Berkeley, 27; Miler, 27; Crowfield, 25; Wescott, 20; Charleston National 19; and Coosaw Creek, 8. Jim Carroll of Dunes West was the top individual with 16 points. Jack Pitts of Legend Oaks was second with 14 and Randy Henderson of Miler and Roger Schroeder of Berkeley tied for third with 13.
RiverTowne leads the yearly standings with 55 points, followed by: Crowfield, 52.5; Legend Oaks, 49.5; Pine Forest, 46; and Shadowmoss, 46.
Jace Gause won the A Flight in the EGOLF tournament played at Shadowmoss with a score of 79. Nick Bauer and Brooks Varn each posted 86s. Other flight winners included: B -- George King, 80; Denny Miller, 81; Tim Sumption, 83; Eric Tobias, 83. C -- Mickey Rogers, 83; Carlos Carrasquillo, 86; Don Janney, 86. D -- Ashley Rogers, 90; Cowboy None, 92; Bob Hagan, 95.
Hurricane junior golf
Jackson Moore of Isle of Palms finished second in the boys 13-15 age group in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour's Bluffton Junior Open, played at Rose Hill Golf Club.
Kyle Spencer of Mount Pleasant won the S.C. Optimist qualifying tournament and will represent South Carolina in the boys 10-11 age group in the International Optimist Tournament July 22-27 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Spencer, along with Jamie Wilson and Wil Sheppard of Mount Pleasant have been invited to participate in the Future Masters Golf Tournament in Dothan, Ala., June 26-July 3.
June 1-3: Charleston Women's City Amateur, Municipal Golf Course, (843) 795-6517, www.charlestoncity.info/golf.
June 2-3: Lowcountry Junior Open, Pine Forest Country Club, $100 per player for first 78 entries, ages 12-17, contact Karl Zoller at (843) 532-3964 or e-mail email@example.com.