CC of Charleston, Brown earn honors

Country Club of Charleston director of golf Hart Brown was named the Charleston Golf Course Owners Association employee of the year, and the Country Club of Charleston, which this year hosted the U.S. Women’s Amateur in addition to the Azalea Invitational and Senior Azalea, was named the course of the year.

The S.C. Golf Course Owners honored The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort as course of the year and Frank Coughlin of National Golf Management as the Tommy Cuthbert employee of the year.

The awards were announced Thursday at Seabrook Island Club.

The course awards are based on quality of the course, quality of the management, contribution to the community and contribution to the game. Employee honors were chosen based on professionalism and integrity, outstanding service, quality of work, involvement in the local and state community and contribution to the game.

Mike Weiner of Kiawah Island shot 73-75—148 and scored a one-shot victory over Charles Persinger of Santee in the 7th annual Harry Wilson Super Senior Championship played at Florence Country Club. Carey Hite of Columbia was third at 150.

Weiner, the 2008 South Carolina Golf Association Senior Champion, started the final round two shots behind Hite. He made two birdies and six bogeys in the final round.

Scott Schwarz finished third in the John Orr Flight with a score of 166.

The tournament was for players 65 and older.

Summerville Country Club member Bill Henderson shot his age, 77, twice in an eight-day period. The first time was Oct. 3 at Links O’Tryon in Campobello. The second time was Oct. 11 at Summerville Country Club.

Gus Minkin’s hole-in-one on No. 13 at Kiawah Island Club’s Cassique course on Oct. 12 helped him win the club championship. Minkin’s ace occurred during the final round of the tournament, and he won the title in a playoff over Bob Albus.

The Charleston Tee Times Golf Passbook is on sale for $169 plus handling and mailing. There is a one book per person restriction, but up to four passbooks (with different names for each book) can be purchased per order.

The passbook, good from Dec. 1, 2013, until Dec. 31, 2014, includes one round at the following courses, with a cart fee required: Charleston National; Coosaw Creek; Country Club of Summerville; Dunes West; Kiawah Island Resort — all courses including Kiawah Ocean Course (with $100 charge includes mandatory forecaddie and cart, does not include gratuity, walk only before noon); Legend Oaks; Stono Ferry; Patriots Point; Pine Forest; RiverTowne; Seabrook Island Club-Crooked Oaks and Ocean Winds; Shadowmoss; Wild Dunes Links and Harbor Courses.

Visit or call (843) 609-7612.

Saturday: Knights of Columbus Council 8900 13th annual Operation HOPE Golf Tournament, Wescott Golf Club, $70 per player with proceeds supporting programs for the intellectually challenged, contact PGK Don Cronin at (843) 209-4918 or email

Oct. 27: 2013 Cuthbert Classic in memory of June and Tommy Cuthbert, Summerville Country Club, proceeds benefit Tommy Cuthbert Scholarship Fund, $75 per player, call (843) 873-2210 ext. 1 or email

Oct. 30: Kiawah Island Golf Resort Military Appreciation Clinic, 4-5 p.m., Turtle Point Golf Club, free to active duty members that register, contact Josh Wagaman at (843) 266-4655 or email

Nov. 1-3: Charleston Senior Men’s Amateur, Municipal Golf Course, $90 per player, entry deadline 5 p.m. Oct. 25, open to residents of Charleston, Dorchester or Berkeley counties who are at least 50 as of Nov. 1, call (843) 795-6517 or visit

Nov. 8: Captain Richard G. Cliff Memorial Golf Tournament, Patriots Point, $125 per player or $500 per team, benefits Special Operations Warrior Foundation and Captain Cliff Memorial Scholarship fund at Wando High School, visit

Nov. 11: Seabrook Island Veteran’s Day and Wounded Warrior golf tournament with proceeds supporting Wounded Warriors and the Ralph Johnson Veteran’s Hospital, $75 for members and a $50 guest fee for non-members, call (843) 768-2529, Alan Armstrong at (843) 768-9252 or email

Nov. 15: Seventh annual Kevin Higgins Golf Classic, Summerville Country Club, contact Connie Tuza at (843) 452-9801 or email

Nov. 18: Charleston County Sheriff’s Office 15th annual Golf Tournament, Links at Stono Ferry, $65 per person, $260 per team, registration deadline is Nov. 8 and limited to 25 teams, contact Carol Buckhannon at (843) 202-7700.

Nov. 19: Kiawah Island Golf Resort Military Appreciation Clinic, 4-5 p.m., Turtle Point Golf Club, free to active duty members who register, contact Josh Wagaman at (843) 266-4655 or email


Mike McCarthy, RiverTowne Country Club, No. 14, 177 yards, 5-iron. Witnesses: Jay Nuckols, Matt Zeleniak, Benjamin Boscolo.


Robert Bogart, Berkeley Country Club, No. 15, 130 yards, hybrid. Witnesses: Mike Rodin, Tim O’Brien.


Jay Bland, Oak Forest-Wescott Golf Club, No. 3, 145 yards, 8-iron. Witness: Sandy Bland.

Gus Minkin, Cassique-Kiawah Island Club, No. 13, 177 yards, 6-iron. Witnesses: Stephen Richter, Mike Weiner.

Matt Upham, Oak Point-Kiawah Island Golf Resort, No. 7, 150 yards, 8-iron.

Rich Warner, Oak Point-Kiawah Island Golf Resort, No. 15, 125 yards, 8-iron. Witnesses: Steve Beery, Jerry Yaeger, Ed Joye.


Colin Harley, Cassique-Kiawah Island Club, No. 5, 113 yards, 9-iron. Witnesses: Bill Lewis, Bob Quillinan, Frank Larence.


Betty Granger, Snee Farm Country Club, No. 17, 135 yards, hybrid. Witnesses: Robin Moyer, Chris Trainor, Terry Abernathy.

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

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