Local Golf Notebook, Nov. 1: Chechessee Creek set to host Senior Invitational

info@islandpacket.comNovember 1, 2012 

Senior golfers from around the country will tee off Monday in the Chechessee Senior Invitational being held at the Chechessee Creek Golf Club in Okatie.

The Invitational, in its fourth year, is a 54-hole, stroke-play event. There are two divisions -- Senior for ages 55 and older and Super Senior for ages 65 and older.

The tee times run from 8-11 a.m. Monday and Tuesday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start Wednesday. There are 84 players entered.

"We've got guys from New York to Texas to Canada to Ohio, to Illinois and Michigan and places in between," said Franklin Newell, Director of golf at Chechessee Creek Golf Club. "We've got one from all the way in California."

The event is open to the public, but if you can't make it, for scores and updates.


The International Junior Golf Tour's event at Oyster Reef Golf Club on Hilton Head Island will be held Saturday and Sunday.

The 36-hole event is open to players ages 9-19 in three divisions, boys 15-19, boys 14 and younger and girls 19 and younger. The event is ranked by the AJGA, Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard.

The Discovery Tour will host an 18-hole tournament Saturday at Oyster reef for players ages 8-12. Players are encouraged to have a caddy.

Details: Oyster Reef Golf Club, 800-792-9143.


  • Bob Klein hit a hole-in-one Oct. 22 on the 12th hole at Hidden Cypress Golf Club. He used a 7-iron. Witnesses were John Plant and Chuck Jamison.

  • Linda Anderson hit a hole-in-one Oct. 27 on the 17th hole at Okatie Creek Golf Club. She used a 13-wood. Witnesses were Ginny Stepko, Amy Brownell, and Sako Wright.

  • Connie Burn hit a hole-in-one Oct. 24 on the 15th hole at Argent Lakes Golf Club. She used a 7-iron. Witnesses were Dawn Byler, Bettia Newmarker, and Linda Deschene.

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