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The Beachcombers played their first three-nets tournament of the new year on Friday at Cypress Bay. The winners with a score of 198 (-18) were Tom Culverwell, Bob Byrne, Roger Dunham and Gary Gutheil. In second at 201 (-15) were Jim Ritter, Sid Silver, Dan O’Connell and Paul Michal. Low gross was Sid Silver and Gary Gutheil, 86; Paul Hichal, 87; and Bob Byrne, 88. Low nets were Bob Byrne, 68, and Tom Culverwell and Paul Michal, 69. Tom Culverwell is golfer of the week.
On Dec. 20, counting two best balls, the team of Len Henderson, Bob Janovic, Les Craft and a player by draw won with a score of -30. Second at -29 were George Edwards, Chuck Hornfeck, Ron Arvidson and Harvey Hundley.
On Dec. 31 at Heather Glen, Pete Scott, Ned Meier, Von Hincher and a player by draw placed first. Teams scored a gross and net on the par 4s and the par 5s, two nets and a gross on the par 3s. Steve Maiorca, Sid Pennington, Cliff Musselman and a player by draw placed second.
On Jan. 2 at at Heather Glen, Sid Pennington, Tony Longquell, Von Hincher and Joe Gallo placed first at 156. Teams scored a gross and net per hole. Placing second were Jim Kennedy, Karl Pettersen, Steve Maiorca and John Ducey.
On Friday at Glen Dornoch, Steve Maiorca, Sid Pennington, Bob Jaeger, Ron Doeblin, John Tighee, Barry Vanvaunder and Joe Gallo placed first at 312. Grouped into seven man teams, players scored two gross and two nets per hole. Taking second was the team of Jim Kennedy, Joe Zalasko, Ned Meier, Von Hincher, Karl Pettersen, John Ducey and Rich West
In the Carolina Shores tourney in flight A on Dec. 6,
Char Pietrondi was first in gross and Violet Collins was second. Nancy Harthausen was first in net and Violet Collins was second. In flight B, Beverly Shaw was first in gross and Joanne Riedel was second. Beverly Shaw and Joanne Riedel tied for first in net and Halla Cramer was second.
In the Carolina Shores tournament in flight A on Dec. 20, Virginia Ridinger was first in gross and Violet Collins and Ursula Moore were second. Violet Collins was first in net and Virginia Ridinger was second. In flight B, Beverly Shaw was first in gross and first in net. Halla Cramer was second in both. Game of the week was fewest putts. Susan Jarrell was first with 16 and Halla Cramer was second with 17.
Carolina Shores men
Carolina Shores Stableford results Jan. 2. Winners: Ed Dupuis, John Baron and Mike LaCoy at -3. Second: Glenn Ikens, Bill Harniman and Dick Harniman at -5.
Results Friday at Carolina Shores. The game was sixes. First at 124 were Art Hahl, Fen Loomer, Joe Fioravanti and a player by draw. Second at 128 were Bill Marsh, Ken Burczynski, Gary Hertling and Joe McDonough. Third at 131 (match of cards) were Wayne Burchfield, Bob Fyock, Jim Burke and a player by blind. Fourth at 131 were Glenn Ikens, Keith Rogerson, Ed Dupuis and Joe Broderick. Closest to pin at No. 3, Fen Loomer; at No. 7, Art Hahl; at No. 12, Glenn Ikens; at No. 17, Glenn Ikens.
Results at Crown Park of Stableford event: Larry Zub, Bill Cleaver, Bill James, Paul Hourgain (-5). Second: Don Fidura, Charles Schreck, Pat Finnigan, Dick Turner (-6.5); Bill Favro, Al Thompson, Jim Milstead, Russ Thompson (-6.5). Super flight: Don Fidura (+2)
Grand Strand SMGA
The Grand Strand Senior Men’s Golf Association played its weekly event Dec. 31 at the West course at Myrtle Beach National in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and 94 golfers participated in six flights. A flight: Austin Overby (75 gross), Jim Corcoran (72 net). B flight: Wes Filipow (80 gross), Tony Languell (65 net). C flight: Charles Naspinski (78 gross), Ken Rheault (65 net). D flight: Tom Franchine (82 gross), Barry Pryor (68 net). E flight: David Barilla (84 gross). Bud Schmader (67 net). F flight: Dick Harper (94 gross), LeRoy Phillips (63 net). Closest to pin, white tee: No. 4, Monte Beebe, 14 feet 8 inches; No. 8, Dave Pelletier, 3-10; No. 13, Monte Beebe, 18-11; No. 18, Tim Meeks 9-4. Gold tee: No. 4, Tony Luisi, 4-1; No. 8, Barry Bridges, 6-11; No. 13, Al Richards, 3-9; No. 18, Mitch Jordan, 3-1.
The Meadowlands Missfits Golf League played on Dec. 31 at Farmstead Golf Links. Flight 1: gross, Billie Ellwanger, 90; net, Denni Maynard, 72; putts: Maryellen Smith, 29. Flight 2: gross, Chris Faust, 92; net, Jeannette Burton, 72; putts, Yvonne Kaldahl, 36. Birdies: Chris Faust on 3 and Jeannette Burton on 5.
Ocean Ridge men
Results Dec. 31 at Lion’s Paw (two net scores per foursome): 1. Richie Liggera, Ed Gruver, Tom Waldron, Ralph DiVito, -11; 2. Charlie Augone, George Brooks, Joe Coffini, Henry Huie, -10; 3. Rick Wheaton, Kevin Fitzgerald, John Wehner, Gordon Wicke, -8. Closest to pin: hole 6, Bill Walker team; hole 17, Wayne Underhill team. Results Jan. 2 at Lion’s Paw, Nassau (front, back, total). No team can win twice. Front nine: Jim Miller, Bob Plebanek, Fred Bank, Chuck Fitzgerald, -10. Back nine: Rick Wheaton, Kevin Fitzgerald, John Wehner, Rich Kane, -9. Total: Walt Stachura, Larry Wright, John Olio, Eric Dunham, -19. Closest to pin: hole 6, John Pugh team; hole 17, George Brooks’ team.
The Friday Rebels at Sandpiper Bay played individual net score with a blind partner on the Bay Sand course. First at 137 were Al Paynter and Tom DeNapoli. Second at 144 were Harvey Stratton and John Malm. Third at 146 were Ed Apalinski and Norm Burgess. Closest to the pin on Bay 5 was Bill Sirk; on Sand 8, Al Hooker.
Sandpiper Bay MGA
Results Dec. 31. The game was on par 3s, use white tees; on par 4s, use gold tees; on par 5s, use red tees. Score two nets. First was a tie between the team of Lance Lewin, Bob Arace and Lee Parker and the team of Jim Creighton, Vince Niland and Chuck Maglio at -18.
Results Jan. 5 at The Pearl. Format: one net. Jim Bozzone, Ron Gag’ner, Rich Borakove and Charlie Dugan, 56; Mark Segar, Tom Drobish and Catfish Stowe, 57; Rich Segotta, Ralph Depinto and Roger LeBrun, 59; Ray Dowling, Bob Roberson and Ralph Wojtowicz, 61; Ken Dierks, John Sittnick and Leo Getgen, 62; Dennis Sullivan, Glen Cassill and Rick Joy, 62. Closest to pin: Mark Segar, Jim Bozzone (2) and Catfish Stowe.
Top local finishers from the Carolinas Golf Association’s one-day Tournament of Champions played in December at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 5) in Pinehurst (men A played 6,640 yards; men B/senior men, 6,211 yards; super senior men, 5,709 yards; women, 5,248 yards). Par was 36-36—72. Tournament was open to first-place gross and net winners from the 2012 CGA one-day tournament season. In men A, Shawn Longfellow, Leland, tied for fourth at 37-39—76 (+4). In super senior men, Michael Mauney, Southport, tied for third at 38-42—80 (+8).