Local golf teaser

Wow, there’s a lot of golf this weekend to watch on TV with the PGA and me getting to play a little golf in the Wounded Warriors Tournament on Saturday at Silver Lakes.

Our unique results will be coming to you next week. We did not hurt anybody with a golf ball.

County tour stats

Four-time tourney winner Dalton Chandler continues to lead and looks like he needs to finish fourth or better in next weekend’s Calhoun County Tour championship to win the Player-of-the-Year honors.

Gary “Twig” Wigington could win the title if he wins the tournament and Chandler finishes lower than fourth. That is my take on talking with CC Tour officials. The county championship counts double in the points and “Twig” has two victories this year. It will be fun at “The Hill” this weekend.

Jeremy McGatha, Chad Calvert, Ty Cole, Brennan Clay, Matt Rogers, Andrew Brooks, Caleb McKinney and Jonathan Pate fill out the rest of the top 10 spots on the tour this year.

Chandler is the leading scorer on the Tour as he averages a round of 68.36 every time he hits the links. Cole is second at 69.58, and Wigington is third at 69.79.

The most accurate driver belongs to Clay Calkins as he leads the tour in hitting the fairways. He averages 12.25 a round.

Who are the best putters you may ask?  Well, it is Brandon Roberts who averages only 27.5 putts a round. Matt Rogers is right behind him averaging only 28.5 putts a round.

Push cart news

I saw this great new product that allows you to control your golf push cart with a remote control. It can go any direction and even has cruise control on it.

It is produced by a company named Alphard Golf if you want to look it up on the internet. I can imagine walking down the fairway with my push cart following me, or having it come to me without having to walk back and get it. Of course most of us drive a traditional golf cart anyway

Buddy Moore tourney

Registration for the Buddy Moore Tournament and the Calhoun County Championship are now open.

Both events will be played at the Hill, with the county championship being played Saturday and Sunday at a cost of $120 a player and the Buddy Moore being played Aug. 26-27 at a cost of $125 a player.

Text Matt Rogers at 256-453-0206 to enter. Space is filling up quickly, so do not wait until the last minute.

Course news

Anniston Country Club (256-237-8412): Junior Golf Clinics will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer. Call for more details.

A membership drive is going on and the $2,500 entry fee is being waived. It would be a great time to join if you are looking for a golf home.

Anniston Municipal, “The Hill” (256-231-7631): A round of golf, if you walk, is only $10 for all day during the week and $12 on weekends. Add $14 for 18 holes if you want a cart.

There is a special rate in place on Mondays and Tuesdays only. That rate is just $18 for all day golf, including the cart.

David Wray won the Aug. 5 dogfight with plus-10 points. Steve Smith was second at plus-4 points, and Bryan Whitley was third with plus-2 points. Mike Zinn and Johnny Barnes tied at plus-11 points to win the Aug. 6 dogfight. Mark Gaines was third at plus-9 points. Whitley and Andy Jenkins were next at plus-6 points.

The “Big T” scramble is held each Thursday at 5 p.m. If you want to play, call the clubhouse by 4:30. Last week’s “Big T” was won by the team of Tony Hicks, Kevin Wells and Mark Gaines with a score of 7-under par. The team of Andy Jenkins, Nick Hubbard and Byron Preston was second at 5 under.

Cane Creek Golf Course (256-820-9174): The unlimited play deal continues to be a great bargain. You can play all day, every day for a low price of $29.

Dogfights are taking place Tuesday and Thursday with registration times ending at 8:30 a.m.

It was a great week at the Creek as the pros and amateurs came together to play in the Cane Creek Fort McClellan Credit Union Pro-Am.  Dalton Chandler won his record-breaking fourth Calhoun County Tour event and beat the pros.

Tomas Brochman won the Championship B Flight at 6-over par as he edged Caleb Bowen by three strokes.

Bob Eaton took first place in the First Flight with a score of 149, three strokes ahead of Randy Meeks.

Tad Moore won the Second Flight with a score of 169. Kevin Dawson was second at 170.

Cider Ridge Country Club (256-831-7222): On Monday through Thursday, the rate is $44 for 18 holes and a cart and just $29 for Oxford residents. The Friday-Saturday rate is $54 and $39 for Oxford residents.

It is time for twilight rates again with special rates on Tuesday and Thursday for a round started after noon.

Delta Chi will host a golf tournament Aug. 19.

On Aug. 26, the fifth annual Oxford City Schools Education Foundation four-person scramble will take place with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The cost will be $75 a person and includes lunch, snacks, range balls and more.

On Oct. 21 and 22, Cider Ridge will hold its club championship.

Congratulations goes out to Cider Ridge as they keep piling up the awards as they were recently rated first in the region by Trip Advisor for Outdoor Activity. Keep up the good work, Doug!

Pine Hill Country Club (256-237-2633): There are several dogfights each week at Pine Hill. They are at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, noon Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays.

The Parking Lot Gang hosts a scramble at 11 a.m. each Thursday. Registration is at 10:30 a.m.

The Highway 9 Challenge between Cherokee County Country Club and Pine Hill Country Club will be held Oct. 7 and 8. The always popular event is for two-man teams that play a scramble the first day at Cherokee and a scamble the last day at Pine Hill. The cost is $60 a person.

Results were released for the recent Munford Baseball Team Golf Tournament Scramble and the three-man team of Ken Boyd, Nick Burkardt and Jimmy Wynn took first place in the first flight at 13 under. The team of Ken Wheeler, Lenn Coffey and Glenn Heathcock came in second at 12 under.

Chris Haynes, Christopher Haynes and Jeremy Johnson won the second flight with at 6 under. They defeated the team of Robbie Robertson, David Stephens and William Patterson in a tiebreaker.

There will be senior two-man scrambles Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18.

Silver Lakes (256-892-3268): On Aug. 12, the Insight Magazine Inaugural charity golf tournament will begin at 9 a.m. All proceeds will go to benefit the Wounded Warriors of Alabama.

On Labor Day there will be a two-person Big Cup scramble for $45 ($25 for RTJ members). Big Cups will be placed in unusual spots on the greens and it will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The cost includes a free breakfast, range balls, cart and green fees.

There is a Southeast Seniors Golf Association tournament at Silver Lakes on Aug. 31 at 9 a.m. The cost is $50, call Benny Foster for more information at 256-613-9696.

Other Southeast Seniors Golf Association tournaments are Aug. 14 at Riverchase (9 a.m. shotgun start, cost $60), Aug. 28 at Cherokee Ridge, Sept. 11 at Limestone Springs, Sept. 26 at Pine Tree Country Club and Oct. 3 at Farm Links. Call 256-613-9696 for information.

Indian Oaks Golf Club (256-820-4030): On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the rate is $20. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the rate is $25. Prices include carts. For just $7 more, you can change your play to unlimited.

Indian Oaks has a dogfight every Saturday and Sunday, both start at 8 a.m.

On Aug. 5 it was Ted Law emerging from the pack to win the dogfight with plus-7 points. Larry Hensley was next at plus-5 points. Brad Angel and Bruce Crosson tied for third with plus-4 points.

Angel won the Aug. 6 dogfight with plus-7 points. He was followed by Blu Gowens and Hensley who each had plus-4 points.

Every Tuesday and Thursday there will be a scramble at 9 a.m. The scramble teams will be based on the number of players.

The Aug. 10 scramble was won by the team of David Curvin, Gene Cupp and Don Richardson.

Friday night putting contests start at 7:30 p.m. There is an $11 entry fee with cash pay-outs each week. The top two each week will qualify for the end of the year “Fall Final.” The Aug. 4 winner was B. J. Thornton. Michael Muller and Dylan Pugh tied for second place.

On Aug. 19 there will be a three-person Red/White/Blue scramble format tournament with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $50. There will be lunch and door prizes after the tournament. To enter, call Indian Oaks Golf at 256-820-4030 or Marc Spaulding at 256-282-3692.

Contact Anniston Star Golf Writer Brant Locklier at blocklier@hotmail.com.