Local golf notes: Poole, Woodall, Black crowned club champions
by Al Muskewitz
Oct 03, 2013 | 8151 views |  0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Three local golfers are walking a little taller at their clubs these days after being crowned club champions the last few weeks.

Josh Poole shot rounds of 71-71 to win the Pine Hill Country Club championship over the weekend. He won by three shots over Nick Pollard.

Jimmy Woodall shot 70 to win the Stoney Brook Golf Course championship.

Daniel Black shot rounds of 71-71 to win the Cider Ridge Golf Club championship.

The other flight winners at Pine Hill were Chad Watson (First, 154); Mike Patey (Second, 81); Robbie Robertson (Senior Championship, 149) and Jerry Cobb (Senior First, 165).

The other flight winners at Stoney Brook were Jim Kelley (First), Rick Barthel (Second), Dennis Miller (Third), Dewey Brock (Fourth).

Charley Estes won the senior flight at Cider Ridge.

• ACES IN THE CROWD: Pine Hill manager Cory Etter and Ronnie Echols both scored hole-in-ones at the RMC Foundation Open at Cider Ridge Wednesday.

Etter scored his 10th career ace when he holed a sand wedge on the 124-yard 17th hole. He was playing with Joe Dyar, Mark Helms and Mike Putnam.

Their team won the event with a 20-under-par 52. In addition to the ace, Etter also chipped in for 2 on the par-4 second hole and the team also eagled Nos. 3 and 9.

Echols’ ace came on No. 3 and won him a five-figure discount toward the purchase of a car.

• Phil Griguhn scored his first ever double-eagle Wednesday when he made a 2 on the par-5 sixth at Pine Hill. He used a 3-wood and 5-iron on the 443-yard hole. The shot was witnessed by his brother, Kerry.

• UPCOMING EVENTS: The U.S. Mid-Amateur begins with stroke-play qualifying Saturday at the Country Club of Birmingham. The low 64 scores advance to match play.

Among the players in the field are Samford golf coach Woody Eubanks and former major leaguers Chris Sabo (Reds), Erik Hanson (Red Sox, Mariners) and Mike Ignasiak (Brewers).

This is the fifth USGA championship to be held in Alabama, most recently the 2008 U.S. Junior Amateur at Shoal Creek. Admission is free.

• Entries are being accepted for the Golf for Pawz scramble Oct. 12 at Cherokee County CC. Proceeds from the event will go toward a seizure alert service dog for Bain Hammett, a local 4-year-old fighting some serious medical issues since December. Entry fee for the four-man scramble is $60 per player. For more information call 256-484-7226.

• Entry and sponsorship opportunities are available for the 15th annual Hokes Bluff Masonic Lodge 470 Tournament Oct. 17 at Twin Bridges. Entry fee for the four-person scramble is $45 per player before Oct. 10, $50 thereafter. Proceeds benefit scholarships for two Hokes Bluff students. For more information call Michael Yates (256-494-9355) or Mark Busby (256-492-0733).

• Spots are still available for the third annual Trick or Treat Two-Man Championship, Oct. 26-27 at Silver Lakes. The field is limited to the first 40 teams. The first round is 18 holes of scramble, followed by 18 holes of scamble on Sunday. Entry fee is $125 per player, which includes two mulligans. For more information call Benji Turley (256-310-5480) or Brennan Clay (256-892-3268).
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