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Annual Invitational Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Registration is now open for our Annual Invitational Golf Tournament, August 28. 2021. Registration closes 8/27/21 9:00 pm.

Choose from individual ticket to Title Sponsor.

1) Make Payment

2) Email registration form (see below)

3) Questions contact Ms. Cathy Wysong @

Individual ticket– $100 (Includes cart, breakfast, lunch and range balls)

Foursome– $380 (Includes cart, breakfast, lunch, and range balls)

Challenge Sponsor– $100 (Corporations/Associations/Individuals unable to participate, but would like to be listed in event program as Challenge Sponsor)

Hole Sponsor– $500 (Signage at a hole, one foursome included, cart, range balls, breakfast and lunch, recognition at awards’ luncheon)

Snack, Beverage or Player Cart Sponsor – $650 (Signage on respective cart, opportunity to add promo materials to player bags, opportunity to donate prize to event raffle, one Foursome included)

Breakfast Sponsor – $1000 (Corporate banner displayed at breakfast, CRWS sponsor plaque, Opportunity to add promo materials to player bags, opportunity to donate a prize to the event raffle, one Foursome included)

Lunch Sponsor– $1500 (Corporate banner displayed at lunch, CRWS sponsor plaque, Opportunity to add promo materials to player bags, opportunity to donate a prize to the event raffle, one Foursome included)

Title Sponsor– $2000 ( Name/Logo on all promotional material mailed to businesses and friends, Name and logo on advertisements, Corporate banner displayed at entrance, CRWS sponsor plaque, Opportunity to add promo materials to player bags, opportunity to donate a prize to the event raffle, two Foursomes included)

21st Annual Lawerence E. Anderson, Jr. Education Assistance Golf Tournament by Tidewater Chapter – Tuskegee Airmen Inc.

The Tidewater Chapter of TAI, inc. is a non-profit organization formed to promote historical, scientific, and social research; fund educational programs; and to grant scholarships to local high school seniors wishing to enter college. We also mentor students and support our flying and drone training programs.

For additional information please visit our web site

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Kisner made birdie on the second extra hole to win a record-tying six-man playoff at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday.

Kisner struck his approach to 3 feet on the 18th hole at Sedgefield and made the putt for his first PGA Tour win since 2019 and fourth of his career.

Not that it was easy. Kisner began four shots off the lead and shot 66, making birdies on the 16th and 17th holes to reach 15 under and the playoff. His birdie bested Adam Scott, Roger Sloan, Kevin Na, Si Woo Kim and Branden Grace after all had made pars on the first additional hole.

“My first playoff win,” said Kisner, who had been 0-5 in playoffs. “To be standing here is pretty sweet.”

With Scott looking at a 4-footer for birdie on the first extra hole, Kisner thought he would have to hole a pitch from short of the 18th green just to stay in the playoff, and he nearly did it. Kisner grimaced as his ball settled just right of the cup.

But Scott’s short putt missed badly and all six players went back to the 18th tee. This time, only Kisner stuffed his approach close on the 505-yard closing hole.

Kim shot 64 in the final round. Scott had a 65 while Grace, Na and Sloan each closed with 66.

It was the third six-man playoff on the PGA Tour and the first since Robert Allenby won at Riviera in 2001.

It didn’t look like a playoff would be necessary after Russell Henley, who led after the first three rounds, recovered from a slow start to reach 17-under after a birdie on the 10th hole. But Henley bogeyed three of the next four and came to the 72nd hole needing par to stay at 15 under.

But Henley missed a 6-footer to go 0-for-3 this season with the 54-hole lead. He was in front after three rounds at Las Vegas last October and at the U.S. Open in June.

“I knew I had to shoot under par today, so just disappointed,” Henley after his 1-over 71. “It stings pretty bad.”

There was drama through the final round of the tour’s last regular-season event as players outside the postseason sought to get in.

It looked like former FedEx Cup champion Justin Rose, who started the week 138th, had done enough to make the 125-man field for The Northern Trust. But the Englishman missed a 5-footer for par on the final hole that dropped him to 126th — first outside the playoff field.

“Obviously it was in my hands up 18,” Rose said. “I didn’t do a very good job of that.”

Rose’s loss was Chesson Hadley’s gain. The veteran who finished second at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree in June made a hole-in one on the par-3 16th — complete with an awkward, leg-kicking celebration — and shot 62.

That was enough to sneak him into next week’s field at No. 125. And unlike Rose, Hadley needed to make the playoffs to secure full playing privileges for next season.

Three players who missed the cut this week fell from the top 125 after starting the week playoff-bound. Ryan Armour went from 122nd to 127th, Bo Hoag from 125th to 129th and Patrick Rodgers from 123rd to 128th.

Threatening weather for later Sunday led tour officials to move up tee times. They didn’t count on a mash-up at the top leading to the 12th playoff on the PGA Tour this season.


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At times on Saturday, there was awkward tension for Emma Talley with her boyfriend Patrick Smith, the caddie for Jennifer Kupcho. For the couple, competing in the same grouping with Talley as the 36-hole leader was unchartered territory.

Nonetheless, Talley maintained on moving day to shoot even par and share the 54-hole lead in the ISPS Handa World Invitational presented by Modest! Golf Management at -13 overall.

“It was weird,” Talley said with a wide smile. “I honestly didn’t like it. Now I know what to expect, so I feel a lot better about doing it. Today honestly threw me off and I was also very nervous. I haven’t been in this position in a long time. I didn’t play the way I wanted, but I’m still leading the thing.

“I realized that I just need to block him out of view. As soon as I did that on the back nine, I started to play much better. When you’ve dated someone for almost five years, you look over and you want to talk about what was going on. But, obviously, we’re kind of working.”

The third member of the grouping, Chella Choi, also chimed in on the situation.

“I told them when we started, ‘No date here. I miss my boyfriend, so no date,’” Choi said laughingly.

On Friday, Talley recorded two three-putts and proclaimed after the round that the second instance was enough to create an “angry Emma.” Today, a double bogey on the par-5 9th created the exact opposite reaction.

“I didn’t get mad on nine. It was almost like a relief once I hit the bad shot. I haven’t missed any shots this week and today I missed a lot, so I think that kind of relaxed me on nine,” said Talley. “Then once I got to No. 10, I was like, ‘No way, this can’t go on. I’m not just going to give it to the field.’ That is when I started playing really well. I made one more bad swing and a bogey, but other than that, I think today in general taught me a lot about myself.”

From the nerves she felt in the third round to the adjustments made, Talley is eager to continue learning and taking every moment as it comes with the capacity for growth.

“I’m really excited where my game is,” Talley said. “The last couple holes, I think I learned a lot about my swing when I’m nervous. I got a little long for 15 holes, and the last few holes I decided to shorten it up then started hitting it great. I’m really excited for tomorrow because I feel like I have a better idea of how I’m going to feel and what the emotions are going to be like out there

“I’m just trying to embrace everything I’m feeling and right now, anger — I’ve learned how to embrace anger. I haven’t completely figured out how to embrace nerves, but got better as the day went on.”

The First Look: World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

By Adam Stanley, PGATOUR.COM

After a week off for the men’s Olympic competition, the PGA TOUR schedule resumes with the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

Olympian Justin Thomas will look to defend his title from 2020 while 2019 winner, Brooks Koepka, is coming into the week with four top-6 finishes in his last five TOUR events.

FIELD NOTES: World No. 1 Jon Rahm will not be in the field after testing positive for COVID-19 and withdrawing from the Olympic competition… FedExCup leader and recent Open Championship winner Collin Morikawa will look to add another WGC to his trophy case. He won the WGC-Workday Championship earlier this year to become the only player other than Tiger Woods to win a major and WGC before turning 25… There will be 66 players competing in Memphis, including 48 of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking… There are two spots open for a golfer who wins the gold medal at the Olympics (if not already in the field) and if they move inside the top 50 in the OWGR when the next edition of the ranking is released on Aug. 2… Fifteen countries will be represented… The only other golfer inside the top 50 in the world who is not teeing it up in Memphis is Christiaan Bezuidenhout.

FEDEXCUPWinner receives 550 FedExCup points

COURSETPC Southwind, par 70, 7,233 yards. The long-time PGA TOUR host club was elevated to WGC status for 2019. Designed by Ron Prichard (with TOUR players Fuzzy Zoeller and Hubert Green as consultants) the most recent update came in 2004 under the eye of TOUR winner Loren Roberts. The course is a solid test with nearly 100 bunkers and 10 water hazards and undulating zoysia fairways.

STORYLINES: With some of golf’s top names, including the defending champion Justin Thomas, competing in the Olympics, one thing to keep an eye on will be the fatigue factor of those who played in Tokyo and then traveled back to the United States… This is the final WGC event of the season. The previous winners included Collin Morikawa (WGC-Workday) and Billy Horschel (WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play)… Previous success at TPC Southwind has already been an indicator of comfort at the WGC contested at the same course. Daniel Berger, a two-time winner of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, finished T2 last year, while Dustin Johnson (a two-time FedEx St. Jude Classic winner and six-time WGC winner) finished T12… Nine of the top 10 golfers in the FedExCup standings are teeing it up in Memphis, with the notable exception being Rahm. Bryson DeChambeau, who also tested positive for COVID-19 and withdrew from the Olympic competition, is back in action.

72-HOLE RECORD: 264, Brooks Koepka (2019)

18-HOLE RECORD: 61, Tom Lewis (third round, 2020)

LAST TIME: Justin Thomas won by three shots – the same margin of victory as Brooks Koepka the year prior – over Koepka, Daniel Berger, Tom Lewis, and Phil Mickelson. Thomas fired a final-round 65 that included two birdies in his final four holes en route to winning his third PGA TOUR title of the season. This marked Thomas’ 13th career TOUR title and he became the third-youngest to ever reach that mark – the others being Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Lewis’ T2 was his best-career TOUR result and came thanks to shooting a 9-under 61 on Saturday, which matched the course record at TPC Southwind.

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A family’s Olympic dreams fulfilled in Xander Schauffele’s win

By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM

KAWAGOE, Japan – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the athletes’ families to watch these Olympics from afar. They’ve shared victory through a screen, their tears separated by thousands of miles.

Not the Schauffeles. Xander and Stefan Schauffele were able to embrace as Xander walked off the 18th green, moments after holing a 4-foot par putt to seal a one-shot victory in the Olympic men’s golf competition.

Xander’s gold-medal performance was his first victory in 2 1/2 years, and he did it after taking a one-shot lead over the host nation’s favorite son, Hideki Matsuyama, into the final round.

His win also fulfilled a family’s athletic dream that was deferred by a drunk driver,and Xander did it in the country that his mother called home as a child.

As the only swing coach Xander has ever known, Stefan was able to attend these Olympics. He often walks several hundred yards ahead of his son, using a monocle to get a closer view of the swing that he helped mold. Stefan is not an anxious observer, even as his son clung to a one-shot lead on the final hole. The imposing figure nicknamed Ogre couldn’t hold back the tears after Xander’s win was complete, however.

“I did think of him as soon as I made the putt,” Xander said. “I knew he was going to be there crying.”

The Schauffeles’ story is truly an American tale. Xander is the son of a French-German father and a mother who was born in Chinese Taipei before being raised in Japan. Xander’s maternal grandparents live in Tokyo.

Ping Yi and Stefan Schauffele met at San Diego’s International University. She didn’t speak English. He didn’t speak Japanese.

They married three months after their first meeting.

Stefan had moved to the United States after his dreams of being an Olympic decathlete ended with that car accident in 1986.

The Schauffeles’ sporting success extends even farther, however. Xander’s great-grandfather, Richard Schauffele, was one of Germany’s top discus and javelin throwers, but a shoulder injury kept him out of the 1936 Olympics.

Xander didn’t inherit the height of his father’s side, even though childhood measurements predicted he would grow to 6-foot-5. “Thank goodness my wife’s genes kicked in,” Stefan said.

But Stefan made sure to pass along the mental toughness he learned from decathlon. Stefan taught his son breathing and concentration techniques he learned during his own athletic career. He was strict, but a deep bond was still created between father and son.

“He put all his eggs in one basket for quite some time … to compete as a decathlete in the Olympics,” Xander said. “Life came at him fast, it was swiped away from him, but he saw potential in me … and so he put all his eggs in my basket.

“For this to come full circle, … I just feel very fortunate and really happy to share this with him.”

Xander started playing golf at age 9, when he was strong enough to carry his bag for 18 holes. He wasn’t allowed to use tees in those early junior tournaments on par-3 courses. Stefan knew that the temporary disadvantage would pay off later.

“That’s been engraved in him forever, to be tough,” said his caddie and former college teammate, Austin Kaiser. “His attitude is huge. … He doesn’t want it to be sugar-coated.”

Xander needed that fortitude on the final four holes at Kasumigaseki Country Club. His lead was gone after a bogey on the reachable par-5 14th, where he pushed his drive into an unplayable lie. Schauffele had to make a 5-foot putt for bogey. He parred the next two holes before making an 8-foot birdie putt on the short par-4 17th.

Holding a one-shot lead, he drove into the trees right of the 18th fairway. After laying up on the long par-4, Xander hit his 90-yard wedge shot to 5 feet. He sank the putt to win the gold medal.

Xander adds the Olympics to his four PGA TOUR titles. The most recent of his wins, the Sentry Tournament of Champions, came in January 2019, however. He’s held the 54-hole lead four times in his TOUR career but never won after entering the final round with the lead.

“I needed to get over the hump,” Xander said. “I needed to … win while having a lead.”

While many golfers reveled in the Olympic experience, enduring a longer commute in exchange for the opportunity to hang out with their fellow Olympians, the Schauffeles stayed separate from Team USA in a hotel closer to the course. There was still one logistical snag – a lightning strike on the eve of the first round knocked out power, cutting the air conditioning – but Stefan said the decision was key to Xander’s success. It also illustrates the family’s single-mindedness.

“I had to fight to get a hotel near (the course),” Stefan said. “That gave him an enormous comfort level.”

So did being in Tokyo, a city he’s visited several times to see his grandparents. The Schauffeles’ international heritage extends past this year’s Games, as well.

“The next Olympics are in Paris,” Stefan said with a wink, “and I have family there, too.”

Winner’s Bag: Xander Schauffele, Olympic Games


Xander Schauffele takes home the gold medal with a one-shot win at the Olympic Games. Check out the clubs he used to close out the victory in Tokyo.