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October 25, 2014


From the Bunker: Augusta is on my bucket list

How many of you remember how you got interested in golf? I grew up in the age where we had a black and white television that only had three channels to watch. Sports were limited on the tube to just the weekend, and golf was maybe a Sunday event when they had the four majors.

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Saturday 10/11/2014
From the Bunker: Sears aces his 14th career hole-in-one
Updated: October 11, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Doug Sears nailed a hole-in-one last week at Pine Hill as he aced the p-3, 153-yard No. 3 hole with a 6-iron. It marked his 14th hole-in-one. John Sears and Rick Taylor and were witnesses.

Saturday 10/04/2014
In The Bunker: Szuch makes history; Brooks wins county
Updated: October 04, 2014 - 11:36 pm

Oakmont Country Club is located in the suburbs of Pittsburgh has been the host of more USGA and PGA championships than any golf course in America. It was built and opened in 1903 and has served as a host to many of golf’s greatest historical moments.

Saturday 09/27/2014
In the Bunker: 71-year-old Weiser helps pace scramble team to ministries tourney crown
Updated: October 04, 2014 - 3:49 pm

It was a day for the ages at Stoney Brook Country Club on Thursday as 71-year-old William Weiser defied his age and led his four-man scramble team to a two-stroke victory in the JSU Baptist Campus Ministries 24th annual golf tournament.

Saturday 09/20/2014
In the Bunker: Buddy Moore tourney continues benefiting charity
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 5:22 pm

Good news from Buddy Moore Tournament: One of the great things about golf and golfers in general is the good things they can accomplish for charities while playing a round of golf.

Saturday 09/13/2014
Golf notebook: Wigington, Ellison, Brooks, McGatha make county match-play semifinals
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 5:18 pm

The Calhoun County Match Play Championship is down to the final four golfers this week and play will begin this week at Cane Creek. Gary Wigington (No. 1 seed) and Jaylon Ellison (No. 5 seed) will meet in one semifinal match, and it will be 10th-seeded Andrew Brooks facing third-seeded Jeremy McGatha in the other match.

Tuesday 09/09/2014
JSU golf: Anderson breaks school record by firing 60
Updated: September 09, 2014 - 5:30 pm

PAWLEY'S ISLAND, S.C. — Jacksonville State senior Tomasz Anderson used a record-breaking final round Tuesday to cap a record-breaking win at the Golfweek Program Challenge.

Saturday 09/06/2014
From the Bunker: Wigington, Ellison move to match-play semifinals
Updated: September 06, 2014 - 5:21 pm

When one gets to see the finest golfers in Calhoun County play, you start thinking that you can play that way and everything should be that easy. I got that way last week as I headed out to Cane Creek with my hopes high and decided that my last month of playing  a lot, after hardly even playing for 25 years, was enough to put me in the running for player of the year next year.

Saturday 08/30/2014
Golf notebook: Wigington, Rogers, Thompson, Ellison advance in county match-play event
Updated: August 30, 2014 - 7:30 pm

I had the opportunity to play Pine Hill for the first time recently. My golfing buddy Jeff Johnston and I headed out with our 30 handicaps to see if we were making any progress at all in our game. I have successfully managed to bring him down to my level in just four weeks.

Saturday 08/23/2014
Golf notebook: Holes-in-one, White Plains third-grader highlight week of golf
Updated: August 24, 2014 - 9:10 pm

There has got to be something in the air up at Stoney Brook in Jacksonville as they had yet another hole-in-one this past week. I think we need to nick name the course “Hole-in-One Heaven.”

Saturday 08/16/2014
Local golf: Wigington holds three-stroke lead in county championship
Updated: August 16, 2014 - 8:48 pm

Patience was the key for Gary Wigington at the Calhoun County Championship on Saturday.

Friday 08/15/2014
McGatha, Wigington lead county tourney after one round
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 9:49 pm

Jeremy McGatha got off to a blazing start Friday with birdies on Nos. 3 and 7 and an eagle on No. 5. He kept that lead the rest of the day, posting a first-round 66 to lead the Calhoun County Championship at Cane Creek.

Monday 08/11/2014
PGA Tour selects Opelika for 2015 event
Updated: August 11, 2014 - 9:50 pm

MONTGOMERY — The PGA Tour is coming to Alabama.

Saturday 08/09/2014
Sanders wins county senior title on fifth playoff hole
Updated: August 09, 2014 - 10:51 pm

Sixty-year-old David Sanders led only once in the two-day Calhoun County senior golf championship, but it was at the right time.

In the Bunker: Indian Oaks employee nails an ace
Updated: August 09, 2014 - 7:57 pm

At Indian Oaks, employee Will Brown hit a 9-iron for an ace on the 169-yard, par-3 second hole Thursday morning before going to work. David Curvin and Craig Thornton witnessed the shot.

Monday 07/28/2014
Wigington's birdie streak leads to Pine Hill crown
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 11:37 pm

It was a round for the ages Sunday for Gary Wigington as he shook off a first-hole bogey to reel off 10 birdies in 14 holes and capture a six-shot victory over Jaylon Ellison in the Pine Hill Country Club Invitational.

Sunday 07/27/2014
Brant Locklier From the Bunker
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 12:39 am

Jeff Johnston and I got out to Indian Oaks this past week to see what Ron McClellan and Lewis Roberts have got going on over there. We had an enjoyable round of golf as we took advantage of their special for July of $17.76 for a cart and 18 holes.

Wigington’s birdie binge opens up lead at Pine Hill
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 12:40 am

Defending champion Gary Wigington continued his dominance Saturday at the Pine Hill Country Club Invitational with a blazing 65 to open up a 3-stroke lead after the first round of play.

Tuesday 07/22/2014
Local golfer has great day on course
Posted: July 22, 2014

Not everybody can say they’ve shot a round of golf under their age, but for one local golfer, that dream became a reality recently.

Saturday 07/19/2014
'The Hill' celebrates its 80th birthday
Updated: July 20, 2014 - 12:39 am

“The Hill” is making a grand old comeback and Saturday 40 of its friends help it celebrate its 80th birthday in grand style with a four-man scramble and a large celebratory cake. Several city officials were on hand to participate in the festivities at The Anniston Municipal Golf Course, lovingly known as “The Hill”.

It’s all in the details at Cider Ridge
Updated: July 20, 2014 - 12:40 am

“It’s the details that make the difference,” said Chad Robinson the Golf Course Superintendent at Cider Ridge Golf Course in Oxford. The course condition was the rave of the golfers as the Sunny King Charity Classic unfolded last weekend at Cider Ridge.

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