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Winged Victories! One Home Team Powers to Anderson Memorial Semis, Another Ousts Top Seed

MAMARONECK, NY – Brian Williams pitched in from perdition to open the day’s play with lightning, while college stars Chris Troy and James Nicholas closed the day with thunder, using gargantuan length and unyielding pressure to pummel their opponents by a combined score of 8&7. Winged Foot members all, along with Williams’s partner Hans Albertsson, they...

Terrapin Station! U. Maryland G. C. Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Renovation, Reunion

According to an old song, “Some rise, some fall, some climb to get to Terrapin,” but no matter how the alumni of the University of Maryland golf team made it back to College Park, they all proudly rejoiced. Over 60 past and present members of the men’s and women’s varsity squads recently traveled from as far as Los Angeles or as near as down...

Trinity College Golf Team Cracks Top 25 (bonus video of baseball)

They haven’t lost in squash in eleven years (Division I).  They won their first 44 baseball games last year before a single loss in the best of three final against Johns Hopkins, and then they rallied in the ninth to beat Hopkins and win the Division  III National Championship.  Click here for the video. Now the Bantam golf team has cracked the top 25. ...

Spring Tour Unveiled!

Once again the tour bus will be revving, the keyboard will be clicking, and we’ll be bringing you the best travel destinations, along with pro tour and NCAA coverage all spring and summer long.  The first stops will be in Georgia to coincide with the Masters and the Golf Writers Association of America events.  We’ll be live from not only Augusta, but...

Fields set for Hootie at Bulls Bay, Maxwell College Golf Tourneys

Boy, just when you think the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate NCAA golf tournament couldn’t get any better, tournament director Doug Carnes outdoes himself. The field has been set for the 2008 tourney. Two-time defending champion Wake Forest University, last year’s runner up Baylor and perennial juggernaut Lamar University headline a star-studded line-up of...

Southern Hills, Dornick Hills and Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club – the 2007 PGA Championship Part 2

Part one is below this entry. See you from Augusta next year. Friday It was fitting that Woods went off early Thursday because it set the stage for him close the proceedings on Friday with fireworks. Much like a headlining rock band rightfully having the stage for themselves to end the gig and sending everyone home singing and screaming for more – a smattering...

Somewhere in Heaven, Mike Strantz is Smiling

[Author’s Note: This piece was supposed to be published as my 2007 Hootie at Bulls Bay wrap up, but between work at both jobs, tax season and other articles, it fell by the wayside until tonight. I hope you like it.] The members of Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, South Carolina are blessed with a privilege unique in the world of golf. They belong to the only...

Virginia Tech shares ACC golf championship with Georgia Tech

While I refuse to turn this issue into a political one, my heart was warmed by the unranked Virginia Tech golf team coming out of nowhere to tie 13th ranked Georgia Tech for the ACC title.  They finished the three day tournament at -10.  Hootie at Bulls Bay two-time champs Wake Forest finished 8th.  Clemson was third at -6.  Florida State and Duke tied for fourth...

Final Team and Individual Standings for 2007 Hootie at Bulls Bay College Golf Showdown

TEAM OVERALL LAST DAY Wake Forest -12 -6 (won on third playoff hole) Baylor -12 -7 Florida State -7 -2 Central Florida -6 +4 Augusta State +3 -7 Duke +8 -3 North Carolina +10 -2 Coastal Carolina +10 +3 South Carolina +14 -1 LSU +18 +10 N.C. State +19 -3 Coll. of Charlest.+23 +5 Kentucky +24 +6 Vanderbilt +33 +9 Arkansas +42 +10 INDIVIDUAL COLLEGE TOTAL LAST DAY (Par...

Demon Deacons Answer Baylor’s Wake Up Call, repeat at Hootie at Bulls Bay

Always answer the wake up call, because it might not ring again. That’s the lesson the Demon Deacons avoided learning the hard way at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Collegiate Invitational. The Wake Forest golf team squandered a gargantuan lead late, then rallied in a nail-biting sudden death playoff that lasted three extra holes to repeat as champions. The Deacs had a...

Central Florida keeps lead, Baylor, Wake Forest Surge at Hootie College event

AWENDAW, SC – We had a runaway and now it’s a war.  In the span of half an hour Central Florida’s nine shot lead over Florida State and Baylor dwindled to just one, before late birdies swelled the lead back to the four shot advantage they enjoyed at the start of the day.  They finished the day at 10-under.  Meanwhile Wake Forest (6-under) rode a strong...

Knights charge, ‘Noles Chop, Bull Romps at Hootie at Bulls Bay

AWENDAW, SC -  In a zany day at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Collegiate Invitational, unranked Central Florida and Florida State ran away from the field, while “Titleist” the Bull got loose and scampered around the course  to the delight of the patrons — Their mascot looks like Marvin the Martian from the Bugs Bunny Cartoons.  You might mistake their team...

Bulls Bay Golf Club – Awendaw, SC

AWENDAW, SC – Charles Dickens wrote in his classic novel A Tale of Two Cities:  Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning himself to let it eat him away.              Dickens was wrong. ...

College Golf: Beware of Lamar, ACC, directional schools

Lamar…who knew? They just won their second event in a row, the Jim Hackler Invitational hosted by Coastal Carolina. Some polls have then 6th in the country and those that had them at 11th may boost them into the top 10 with little concern for criticism. Coastal Carolina, ranked anywhere from 9-15 was runner-up and gaining strength haeding toward the Hootie at...