Local golf teaser

William Weiser is the Parker Memorial guru that we have talked about in this column several times over the years. Every time I write about him, I get a special coin from him. Not sure where he keeps all those coins, but he has given me a bunch of them.

He has been putting together golf tournaments for the members for years, and now he is going to be honored for his services as they are going to name the June tournament after him. This year, it's June 7.

William was excited about it until he was jokingly told it would be the William Weiser Memorial.

He said, "You have to be dead for it to be called a memorial don’t you?”

After some brisk conversation, I think he convinced pastor Mack Amis to call it the William Weiser Invitational, or some other name.

We will all know in a couple of weeks what the pastor decides on the name, in the meantime William will be putting together the next tournament’s foursomes and trying to prove to the rest of the golfers that the tournament is not rigged in his favor. One suggestion for a name is the William Weiser Riggedvitational.

I am thinking Parker Memorial’s William Weiser Summer Golf Tournament.

He just happened to be on the winning team again a couple of weeks ago, as he got “lucky” and had Chip Howell on his team.

William takes a lot of kidding and he enjoys and it keeps his golf game going. We like to give him a hard time, but I do get a coin out of it, unless this story has ended that from happening.

LeCroy set to defend title at ACC

The Wilfred Galbraith Anniston Country Club Invitational is coming up May 31 and the defending champion is Donoho graduating senior Jacob LeCroy. He has had quite a year. He won the AHSAA state Class 1A-2A state championship a year ago, won the Galbraith last year and then won the 1A-2A state championship again last week.

He is headed to South Alabama for college in the fall. What a great future LeCroy has ahead of him.

Course news

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

On May 31-June 2, the Wilfred Galbraith ACC Invitational will be held. The entry fee is $200, $160 for ACC members, for the three-day-event and includes practice rounds May 29-30, lunch each day, prizes and a dinner party June 1. There will be a senior division this year for players ages 65 and older and the lowest 32 Friday scores will make up the Championship Flight.

Junior Clinics will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Ages 6 and under will run from 9-10 a.m. Ages 7 to 10 will be from 10-11 a.m. and ages 11 and older will be from 11 a.m. to noon. Call the pro shop for more details

The Gateway to Life Ranch golf tournament will be June 8. The entry fee is $200 a team for the four-man scramble. Contact Jeff Borrelli (276-6107) or Roger Fair (283-3248) for more details.

On June 15-16, it will be the ACC parent-child tournament, always a popular event. The Sunny King Classic will be July 12-14, and on Aug. 17-18, it will be the ACC four-ball invitational.

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 each Saturday and Sunday. The Thursday nine-hole scramble tee time is 5 p.m. Call the clubhouse by 4:30 to get in on the action. The fee is $12 for non-members and $7 for members.

Danny Whittaker won the May 5 dogfight with plus-8 points. Tim Dennison was second with plus-6 points. The team of Tanner Wells, Brett Wells, Roger Smith and Mike Beck won Thursday’s nine-hole scramble at 9-under par.

Parker Memorial Baptist Church will be holding a scramble June 7, beginning at 1 p.m. The Calhoun County Championship is scheduled for Aug. 10-11. The “Buddy Moore” will be held Aug. 24-25 and the Calhoun County match-play event will be Sept 7-8.

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 $34. An 18-hole round with cart is just $28.

Dogfights are taking place Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with registration times at 9 a.m. with a tee time of 9:30.

The next Fort McClellan Credit Union senior two-man scramble tournament will be June 3. The cost is $31 and covers green fees, cart and lunch. Tee time is 9 a.m. It has cash payouts. You must be over 50 years old, and check-in time is 8:30 a.m.

Cider Ridge Country Club (256-831-7222): Cider Ridge offers special rates for military, police, firefighters, paramedics and EMTs.

The Alabama State Golf Association’s Women’s Stroke Play Tournament will be June 18-20.

There will be two-man senior scrambles May 20, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, and Oct. 14 at a cost of $45 a player. That includes green and cart fees.

There will be two summer junior camps coming up. The first will be June 3-6 and are for ages 5-13 and will be held from 8 a.m. to noon each day. The second camp will be July 22-25.

Pine Hill Country Club (256-237-2633): There are several dogfights each week at Pine Hill. They are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, noon Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. The Parking Lot Gang hosts a scramble at 11 a.m. each Thursday. Registration is at 10:30 a.m.

On May 25-26, the Memorial Day Weekend Funfest will be held. It will be a two-man, two-day, scramble-scamble at a cost of $85 a player. Round 1 is the scramble and round 2 is the scamble.

On May 27, it will be the Red/White/Blue blind draw three-person scramble that will tee off at 9 a.m.

Piedmont High School golf coach Horace Bramblett is having his annual three-person scramble fundraiser at Pine Hill on July 6. Businesses or individuals can sponsor a hole for $100. The cost is $60 a player and includes lunch. All proceeds go to Piedmont High School golf. Sign up now and play a little golf on the Fourth of July weekend for a good cause. Bramblett’s contact number is 256-447-2829.

On July 27-28, the Pine Hill Invitational will be held.

Silver Lakes (256-892-3268): The first Tuesday of each month you can play golf at Silver Lakes for no green fees. You have to have a current RTJ Trail Card. The cart fee will be $20 if you take a cart. The next event is June 4.

It is Ladies Day every Thursday and green fees are free with a 2019 Trail card. Twilight rates start at 2:30 p.m. and Super Twilight rates start each day at 4 p.m.

On May 21 at 9 a.m. there will be a senior two-man scramble held. The RTJ Silver Lakes Championship will be June 22-23.

On June 25 the Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifier will be held.

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 weekly — usually Monday — on public and private courses throughout the state. Benny Foster sets up the schedule in the northern part of the state. Call 256-613-9696 for more information.

On Monday at Chesley Oaks, Steve Pressley won the first flight. Kim Carlisle placed second and Mark Hill was third. Steve Mann won the second flight. Harold Jeter was second and Henry Higginbotham and Mike Brooks tied for third.

Next up for the SSGA is at Silver Lakes on Monday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Indian Oaks Golf Club (256-820-4030): Indian Oaks has a dogfight every Saturday and Sunday, starting at 8 a.m.

Every Tuesday and Thursday there will be a scramble at 9 a.m.

Course rates are $20 for 18 holes and a cart on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday . It is $15 for 18 holes and a cart Wednesday. On Saturday and Sunday, the rate is $25 for 18 holes and a cart.

The course will host a two-man scramble senior tournament on the second Wednesday of each month. It is a 9 a.m. shotgun start, with registration by 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $30 each, and this includes lunch and prize payout. The number of flights will be determined by the number of teams, with a minimum of two. Players must be at least 50 years old. Contact Ted Law at Indian Oaks.

The popular Friday night putting contests are held weekly at 7:30.

Contact Anniston Star golf writer Brant Locklier at lock0718@yahoo.com.

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