From the Bunker: Sears, Kennamer sink aces

Local golf teaser

There were a couple of aces over the holidays at the Anniston Country Club.

Doug Sears had a hole-in-one Saturday on No. 5. Chandler Wilborn, Greg Shultz and Don Springer witnessed the ace.

Bob Kennamer also had an ace on No. 16. Witnesses were John Carrozza and Randy Smith.

Savage takes honors

Bo Savage claimed first place for the 2019 season in the Cane Creek senior dogfight competition. Savage compiled the most points in the season-long competition from the dogfight tournaments. He was named the 2019 Player of the Year.

Dyar claims title

The Alabama Junior Golf season ended quietly as White Plains senior golfer Hanna Dyar cruised to winning the season in total points in the Alabama Junior Golf Associated for 2019. She received Player-of-the-Year Honors. White Plains teammate Abby Gattis finished second in the standings.

Course news

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

The ERA King UCP Charity Event will be May 1, 2020, at 9 a.m. It is the eighth annual event and will be a four-man scramble.

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 — just $18 for all-day golf, including the cart. The Thursday afternoon scramble has been shut down until the 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 $34. An 18-hole round with a cart is just $28. There is a winter special rate in place from noon to close Monday through Friday. You can play 18 holes for just $20.

Dogfights are taking place Tuesday, Thursday and most Saturdays, with registration times at 9:30 a.m. and a tee time of 10 a.m. You are invited to join fellow seniors and enjoy a round of golf.

The next Fort McClellan Credit Union senior two-man scramble tournament will be Feb.3. The cost is $31 and covers green fees, cart and lunch. Tee time is 10 a.m. It has cash payouts. You must be over 50 years old, and check-in time is 9:30 a.m. There are four flights, possibly five if enough players sign up.

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

Cider Ridge was named one of the 10 best public golf courses in Alabama by Best Things Alabama 2019.

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.

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.

They are offering a winter membership, featuring unlimited golf through Feb. 29, 2020, at nine RTJ sites. Call the clubhouse for more information.

The 2020 membership card is on sale and it features discounts on green fees, merchandise and dining at all the Robert Trent Jones locations.

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.

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.

Once you pay for 18 holes you can play the rest of the day for just an additional $7.

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

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