Andrew Brooks and Brennan Clay teamed up to shoot 26-under par and win the Buddy Moore two-man championship this past weekend at the Anniston Municipal Golf Course, better known as “The Hill.” Read the full story
One of the great things about covering golf in Calhoun County is seeing the way golfers give back to the community. There are all kinds of charity events during the year at all of our courses.
The Calhoun County Tour heads to “The Hill” this weekend to wrap up its regular season, and it looks like it will be a battle to the last hole to determine the regular-season champion and who will be named Player of the Year.
It was an instant classic at the Gadsden Invitational on Sunday. The storylines were there and the last nine holes of the 54-hole event was something to behold.
Matt Rogers and his daughter, Isabel, placed fourth in mixed team doubles at the Alabama Golf Association’s 4th Alabama State Parent-Child Championship held recently at Ross Bridge.
White Plains and Alexandria were well represented at the All-Star Sports Week golf competition Monday in Montgomery.
“My golf game is the best it has been in a while,” said Chip Howell. “I have had some issues with my health for 15 years and played in a lot of pain at times, but thanks to medication I am playing pain free and enjoying the game of golf again.”
There will be virtually no golf tournaments in July. The Sunny King Charity Classic has been moved to September and there are no scheduled events for the Calhoun County Golf Tour until July 31.
Ty Cole is the current leader in points on the 2021 Calhoun County Golf Tour and appears in line to win his fifth Player-of-the-Year award, which would put him ahead of Gary Wigington, who has four career titles.
On the Calhoun County Tour, all the golfers want to know what Ty Cole and Gary Wigington are shooting. No lead is safe, as the two are always lurking in the shadows, if they are not leading the tournament.
On Sunday, about three hours before Phil Mickelson made his historic walk down the 18th at the PGA Championship with about 5,000 of his friends, Brennan Clay was having similar success.
Jacob LeCroy birdied and eagled the last two holes to take a two-shot victory over Corey Ray and Harrison Hughston at Silver Lakes on Sunday.
The Calhoun County Golf Tour travels to Silver Lakes this Saturday and Sunday for its third event of the year. Ty Cole won the first two events at Twin Bridges and Cider Ridge and has won this tournament five of the last seven years.
Course time helped Kenny Okins during Thursday’s Class 4A North sub-state at Silver Lakes, and White Plains coach Chris Randall hopes it counts for something big at next week’s state tournament.
Nick Ledbetter made himself heard at Montgomery’s Arrowhead Country Club on Monday. Thanks to him, Weaver High School will be heard at the state golf tournament.
The Calhoun County Golf Tour returns to Cider Ridge this weekend and it remains to be seen if anybody can break through the Gary Wigington-Ty Cole dominance, as both men have won 20 career titles on the tour.
“Beautiful weather, winning a tournament and having my 1-year-old son here to celebrate. It does not get any better than that,” Ty Cole said after winning his 20th career Calhoun County Tour event Sunday at Twin Bridges in Gadsden.