With parents serving as partners and vice versa, some members of the Carolinas Golf Association’s youth roster made sure to make their mark during a couple of recently-completed, family-related annual competitions.
Stages on regionally located sites, Mooresville players were part of the field for the playing of the 52nd annual Carolinas Father-Son Golf Championship as well as in the 22nd annual Carolinas Parent-Child Golf Championships.
The posting of top-10 placements by the various parties helped highlight the respective appearances.
In the more established of the two, the pairing of Fletcher Meadows and father Jason Meadows resulted in a score of four-over-par 76 for an outright ownership of sixth-place in their flight during participation in the Father-Son event.
Held on the Legacy Golf Links in the Pinehurst area, the outcome in the 18-hole attraction placed the local pair a stroke ahead of the seventh-place team and the same margin behind the fifth-place finishing twosome.
Meanwhile, in the Parent-Child competition held at Foxfire Golf & Country Club course in Jackson Springs, the duo of daughter Kathryn Carson and dad Tom Carson carded a score of three-over-par 75 that garnered them the outright fifth-place spot in the field.
The Carsons finished a mere two strokes out of fourth while placing a putt better than the sixth-place finishing pairing.
Both were conducted under the modified alternate shot format. Under this procedure, both players hit their respective tee shots. Once one was determined to be the preferred shot, true alternating shot process took place until the ball was holed.
Each of the outings was conducted courtesy of the CGA.
The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as qualifying for USGA national championships.
The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and Handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF).
The CGF has distributed nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.