Local golf teaser

Cane Creek will host a two-man scramble par-3 tournament Monday.

All the holes will be converted to par 3. Should be quite entertaining. The entry fee is $45 a player and will have a noon shotgun start.

You can register up until 11 a.m. Monday, so you still have time to grab a partner and go play. The cost includes a fine lunch from the great cooks out there. Call 256-820-9174 for more information.

JSU golf

The Jacksonville State women’s golf team wrapped up its fall season with a trip to Little Rock, Ark., this past week for the UALR Women’s Golf Classic. Valentina Giraldo had another strong showing. She has won two tournaments outright this fall, as the Gamecocks finished sixth in the 15 team event. She shot a 5-over 221 for the tournament.

The team was only eight strokes back of the winner Missouri State in an extremely competitive three-day tournament. The Gamecocks ended with a total of 916.

In looking at some of the fall stats, locals Chloe Borders and Layne Dyar stick out in several places. Borders fall stroke average a round is 77.78 and Dyar’s is 78.11.

Borders has the second-best scoring average on the team in the first round at 75, while Dyar has the third best scoring average in the final round 77.67. Borders leads the team in par-3 scoring average at 3.09. Dyar is third in the par-5 holes with a 5.12 scoring average.

Course news

Anniston Country Club (256-237-8412): There is a dogfight every Saturday and Sunday.

Junior Golf Clinics are being held from 4-5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. The cost is $10 for members and $15 a session for non-members.

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. There are dogfights Saturday and Sunday. Last Sunday's dogfight was won by Kevin Wells with plus-1.  Second place was split between Jerre Dingler and Kelly Rogers at even.

The Big “T” scramble is played every Thursday. Thursday’s "Big T" scramble was not played. The time change and darkness may be ending the Big T scramble until spring.

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.

The team of Gary Wigington, Ott Chandler and Jimbo Phillips took first place in the Anniston Police Department Scramble last week. They shot a 17-under 55 to ease their way past the team of Dalton Chandler, Caleb McKinney and Ethyn Roberts, who shot a 57.

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

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.

There is a special “Bring Your Buddy Package” that is in place that includes 18 holes of golf, cart, range balls and beverages and chicken wings after the round.

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.

There will be senior two-man scrambles Nov. 20 and Dec. 18.

There will be a two-person family fun team scramble Nov. 22. There will be flights.

Silver Lakes (256-892-3268): The first Tuesday of each month you can play golf at Silver Lakes for free as there will be no green fees. You have to have a current RTJ Trail Card. The cart fee will be $20 if you take a cart.

Purchase a 2018 Trail Card for $35 and save from $10 to $45 every time you play a Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail course.

Show your 2018 Trail Card and play 18 holes starting at only $38.95, including cart. (Price will vary with location. Rates do not include tax. Weekend rates apply to Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Reservations may be made up to 7 days in advance at each location.)

The world’s largest golf tournament will be held simultaneously on all 10 sites of the Robert Trent Jones Trail on Dec. 3. The 2017 Bring your Old Buddy Tournament will have an entry fee of $85 and includes golf, cart, prizes and a 2018 RTJ Trail Card. In case you didn't see that, yes you get a free trail card with the entry fee. That card gives you discounted golf the rest of the year on the RTJ courses.

Senior players looking for a chance to challenge their game on a variety of courses should consider getting in the game with the Southeastern Seniors Golf Association.

The SSGA, open to players 50 and older, plays a weekly – usually Monday – game on public and private courses throughout the state. Benny Foster sets up the schedule in the north part of the state. Call 256-613-9696 for more information.

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

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