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    Brierwood Women Drop Scores On Worst Holes
Golfers dropped scores on the ir
two worst holes on the front and
back nine and used hall handicaps
in the Bricrwood L-adies Golf Asso
ciation tournament July 23.
Jan Loflin led the first flight with
a net score of 49.5. Other lop scor
ers were Ginger Sugrue with net 50
and Doris Dunfcc at 51.5. Mrs.
Sugrue had low putts with 26.
In the second Might. Maureen
Farley and Virginia Gibson tied for
first with scores of 53.5. Runners
up were IX>| Crean with 54 and Lois
Beato with 55. Mrs. Gibson had low
putts with 30.
Catherine Clemmons led the way
in the third (light with a 51. fol
lowed by Betty Macrkcr with net 54.
Bobbye Cordisco placed third with
55.5 and had low putts with 28.
Fourth flight winners were Mary
Nicol with 57.5. Pierrette Tompkins.
62 and Marian Rocksiroh. 62.5.
Olive Scit/ had low putts with 31.
During the round. Peg Sawyer
birdied the 1 4th hole and chipped in
GOLFING ACTION
at the ISih. Mrs. Bcalo chipped in at
the fourth and birdicd the 16th.
Other chip-ins were carded by
Joanna Uing and Mrs. Cordisco at
the sixih hole, Mrs. Sugrue at the
11th. Esther Smith at the 13th and
Marie Brown at the 18th
Birdies were recorded by Nancy
Bouldin at the first and H>ih holes.
Nearle Einstein at the 14th. Mrs.
Loflin at the 15th and Elsie Grubbs
at the 17th.
Carolina Shores
The foursome of Terri Gould.
Harriette Jones. Jackie Distler and
Ruth Radcliffc shot 129 and won
the Carolina Shores Ladies Golf As
sociation best ball tournament last
Thursday.
Teams counted the best two nets
on each hole. Second place went to
the team of Jean S perry. Marge
Earl, Marge Dale and Dot Frost Ic
with a 131.
Dome Mead or had low putts for
the day with 27. Sue Greiner birdied
the 16th hole.
Chip-ins were carded by Mrs.
Radcliffe at the third hole, Mrs. Dis
tler at the fourth. Shirley Vazquez at
the sixth and Sally Manifold at the
seventh.
Brierwood Men
Bob Tompkins, Hill Goldsbcrry
and Morris Hall shot a 12-undcr-par
132 to win the Brierwood Men's
Golf Association best ball tourna
ment last week.
Finishing one stroke back in sec
ond place was the team of Hill
Rose, Fergie Nieol, Don Seitz and
Jerry Smith.
Three teams lied for first place in
the nine-hole captain's choice mix
ed scramble last Wednesday.
Winning teams were Gene Loflin,
Dick Baxter, Nancy Bouldin and
Marian Rocksuoh; Frank Hringoli,
Jim Roach, Barbara Baxter and Pris
cilla Shoemaker, anil Boh Meek,
Jack Baker, Marje Roach and Li/.
Bruce.
On July 22. two teams tied for
first place in a two best haJI tourna
ment. Jack Causer. Greg Bouldin,
A1 Butler and Al Hierman shot 136
and tied the foursome of Hank
Culp, Jim Crosby, Jerry Smith ami
Bob Sterner.
Ruth's Renegades
Members of Ruth's Renegades
golf group counted scores on holes
starting with the letters "f" and "t"
and used half handicaps in the
weekly tournament last Kriday.
At Carolina Shores, Evelyn Wulh
rich won on a match of cards over
Jean Bordingcr after both women
finished with net 38.
Lois Hargreavcs was third with a
net 39. Ruth Brown had the overall
low gross of 1 12 and low net of 72.
Toni Kobos led the way at Brier
wood with a round of 34.5. June
Whipkcy finished five strokes back
in second place. IX>t h'rey had the
low gross of l(W anil low net of 67.
Brierwood Ninettes
Helen Bangs anil Joyce Rose tied
for first place in the Brierwood
Ninettes golf tournament last Friday
with net scores of II.
Runncrs-up were Hclcnc Baker
with net 12 anil Pat Nara/inski anil
Li/ Brucc with rounds of net 13.
Golfers countcd scores on even
numbered holes in ihe nine-hole
event and used one-fourth of their
handicaps.
Ann Poison parred (he eighth
hole and had low putts for lite day
with 13.
Other pars were carded by Mrs.
Rose and Mrs. Baker at the second
hole. Mrs. Bangs chipped in at the
sixth.
SHORT GAME FUNDAMENTALS
How To Choose A
Club For Chipping
This series of columns on the short game fundamentals has us genesis
in the PGA Teaching Manual which suggests that golf instructors teach
putting, chipping and pitching as
shots which have much in common
when learning and understanding
how they are executed. The similari
ties are such that I suggested last
week that the easiest way to learn to
chip is to approach that shot as a putt
with a lofted club.
This week I will expand upon
and reinforce that notion. If you arc
a golfer who routinely chips with a
single favorite club and are satisfied with the overall results you arc getting,
you may want to go ahead and turn to the TV section or the policc report.
The balance of this column will be aimed at convincing you to use a three
or four club system of chipping which w ill allow you to use the same stroke
every time, a stroke which is remarkably similar to the putting stroke.
A Single Club Produces Inconsistent Results
1 am confident that everyone rccogni/cs that using a single club for ev
ery type of chip shot means that you either hit the same kind of shot on ev
ery chip or that you must make small adjustments in your set up, ball posi
tion. club loll and stroke for each chip shot you face. Somehow 1 suspect
the latter is most often the case. It is obvious to me that using the same shot
on all chip shots will simply not get the job done.
Chip shots come in an endless variety: uphill, downhill, sidehill, slow
greens, fast greens, long chips, short chips, good lies, poor lies, and a vari
ety of contours to be found in the area where your chip shot will land on the
green and start to roll 10 the hole. These variations even outnumber those
found in selecting a line to the hole when putting.
To encounter and negotiate such variations docs not seem practical for
one club, one swing and one trajectory to the target. By using two, three or
even four different clubs for chip shots you are able to limit the variations
in your set up and stroke.
Hank Haney Advocates Four Clubs
In the June issue of Golf Illustrated magazine. Hank Haney, their chief
instructor, suggests a "Four-Club System." His article on "Chipping" fol
lows closely the guidance found in the PGA leaching Manual. Haney sug
gests the 6-iron, 8 -iron, pitching wedge, and sand wedge for his four-club
system. Hancy's system is in line with my conviction that the most impor
tant aspect of a chip shot is the decision on how far you want the ball to
carry in the air and how far you want it to roll on the green.
That decision is driven by several considerations. How far is the ball
from the edge of the green, how far is the pin from the edge of the green,
w hat type of contours w ill the ball carry and what type of contours will the
ball roll on? What is the speed of the green?
Haney believes, as 1 do, that if your ball is only a few feci off the green
and the pin is 30 or 40 feet away, that the 6-iron is the ideal club to use for
chipping. The six iron delivers solid contact with the ball carrying it over
the fringe and landing two to three feet on the green where it will begin to
roll the balance of the distance to the hole. By choking down on the 6-iron
and delivering a putting type stroke to the ball the golfer is provided with
maximum control over the shot.
When your ball is further off the pulling surface, say 15 to 20 feet in
the fringe, you will want to use the X-iron in order to lofl the ball three or
four feet on to the green and allow for a bounce or two before the ball starts
to roll to the cup. If your ball is 30 or 40 feet off the green and you arc
faccd with carrying the ball almost half way to the hole you will want to
use a pitching wedge or nine iron to get the job done.
Sand Wedge Is A Pitcher Not A Chipper
I do not agree with Haney on the use of the sand wedge as a chipping
club. 1 believe the sand wedge shot should be reserved for shots out of
heavy rough or when the ball is in a tight lie. In those cases the swing is
more like that used wiih a pitch shot, involving significant breaking of the
wrist and sliding the clubfacc under the ball instead ol striking it with a
linn wristcd chipping stroke.
The chipping stroke is designed to put very little spin on the ball and
the pitch shot is designed to put spin on the ball. Next week we will look at
why the chipping stfoke delivers a ball which gets on the pulling surface
quickly and delivers a uniform roll to the pin.
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It's The Team To Beat
The twosome of Daniel Kopp (left) and Maj. Steven Kerr is the
team to beat at the National Shriners Crippled Children Open Golf
Tournament Aug. 2-1 at Sea Trail Plantation, Sunset Beach.
Tournament Chairman Don Willetts said one of the local sponsors
will donate up to $500 to the Shriners Hospital for each two-man
team that heats the Kopp-Kerr twosome. Kopp, a rising llth-grader
at South Brunswick High School, led the school golf team in scor
ing average last season and has been selected to the all-conference
team each of the last two years. Kerr is director of operations at
Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal.
Seniors Play At Ocean Isle
Local senior golfers competed for
prizes at Ocean Isle Beach Golf
Course July 18 in a tournament
sponsored by Brunswick County
Parks and Recreation.
Winners and their scores arc list
ed below according to age group.
Men 55-59: Loy Buff, 78; Malt
Orlando, 8 1 ; and Wall Elkins, 82.
Women 55-59: Florence Green,
94; Ann Causer, 94; and Ellen
Parker, 94. (Winner determined by
match of cards.)
Men 60-64: Bob Karthous, 82;
Joe Raitano, 83; and Albert Thom
as, 86.
Women 60-64: Bobbie Maples,
88; Lois Beato, 92; and Vivian
Rowc. 94.
Men 65-69: Ted Comeau, 81;
Walt Pennington, 82; and John
Rowc, 90.
Women 65-69: Belly Wilson, 89;
Paula Kalweil, 89; and Elsie
Grubbs, 97.
Men 70-74: Bob Lawlcr, 78;
Andy Kozak, 84; and Walt Kemi
lick, 85.
Women 70-74: Margaret Wood,
92; Jody Cole, 95; and Esther Fisher
109.
Men 75-79: Jim Jeffries, 91; Ray
Wood, 94; and Ernie Brail, 1 19.
Women 75-79: Lorraine Smith.
Men 80-84: August MacTaggart,
109.
Men 85 and over: Larry Nielsen,
94.
The next golf tournament for area
seniors is scheduled Sept. 1 1 at Oak
Island Golf Club. The cost of S18
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