Labor Day tradition continues at TCC

Published 3:51 pm Friday, September 10, 2010

A tradition that began in the 1950s at Tryon Country Club continued on Labor Day with the clubs annual Fruits of Labor tournament.

Twenty mixed teams played in the alternate-shot format tournament, and the team of Peggy Henson and Bill Kelly came out on top with a net 35.

One stroke back, Hub and Joyce Arledge took second place on a scorecard playoff over the third-place tandem of Russ and Becky Walker. Will Brown and Joyce Lamb finished fourth with a 37, and fifth went to Bob Morgan and Claire Conrad with a 38. Four teams finished with 40s, including Pete and Nancy Mahler, Jack and Doris Saunders, Rich and Anne Connolly and Jim Diggs and Terrie Attwood.

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Red Fox C.C.

Dr. Bob Conrad, Rusty Van Voorhis, Clyde Kaericher and Jay Burdue teamed up to win Wednesdays Red Fox Mens Golfers event.

The foursome, playing the better two net balls format, posted a 117.


The team of Jim Diggs, Rich Connolly, Gordy Downe and Dick Belthoff combined to win nine-hole division of the Aug. 30 total team Stableford event held at Tryon Country Club with a 109.

Second place went to Rody Dayvault, Bob Martlock, Phil Goree and Don Tyson with a 97.

In the 18-hole division, the team of Ted Hiley, Joe Eskridge, Tom Wilkes and Bob Basye won with a 181.

Individual winners included Hiley (55) over 18 holes followed by Eskridge with a 52.

Belthoff was the individual winner over nine holes with a 35, followed by Wil Potter with a 34.

Connolly was closest to the pin on No. 9.

Meadowbrook G.C.

The Meadowbrook Seniors hosted an age group points tournament Tuesday. Here are the results:

Ages 75-82: 1. Stephen Kiss +14, Maxie Foster +5.

Ages 69-73: 1. Rodney Fore +5, T2. Stan Kingsmore, Buddy Mullins +3.

Ages 67-68: 1. Graham Sinclair +6, T2. Paul Cox, Mike Sutherland +5.

Ages 55-66: 1. Clarence Batchler +6, T2. Howard Handley, Wendell Lawson +5.