The National Golf Association's Tour is making the Chattahoochee Golf Course a staple of its yearly schedule. For the third consecutive season, professional golf's third-highest ranked circuit will be playing at the Gainesville course in this year's Milton Martin Honda Classic.
Glen Whitmire (64) finished in first place in this week's Wednesday Dogfight at Chicopee Woods Golf Course. Eli Buffington (65) came in a close second, Tommy Calhoun (66) finished third.
Local resident Caleb Williams defended his national weightlifting title at the Olympic Weightlifting National Championships held in conjuction with the Arnold Classic from March 1-4 in Columbus, Ohio.
Dennis Jones finished in first place for the Dedicated Players Group on Monday and Wednesday. The group played matches on Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week at Chicopee Woods Golf Club. Denis Jordan finished in second on Monday, Terrence Dale finished in second on Wednesday and Friday, and Charley Kilby finished first on Friday.
Gainesville High sophomores Jackson Bishop and Grant Lasseter both finished in the top four in the All-American Junior Golf Tour's Bear's Best Atlanta Classic this weekend at the Bear's Best Golf Club in Suwanee.
The Luna's Tuesday golf group played at Chattahoochee this week.
For two local residents about to become members of the next class of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, it all started in Cornelia.
A pair of Gainesville High golfers finished 1-2 in the freshman/sophomore division of the Winternational Junior Series of Golf in Pinehurst, N.C.
Bill Adams took first place in the White Tee Flight with the Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association on Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
Gainesville High graduate Elizabeth Lykins was hired as the University of North Carolina-Asheville's women's swimming coach earlier this wsdfseek.
Greg Lee, Jeff Frasier, Gayle Gibson, Roger Stapp and Karl Stiegle, Geoff Archibald, Terry McFarland and Vince Jonte' (21 under par) tied for first place for team results in Wednesday's Dogfight at Chicopee Woods Golf Course. Chris Jones, Paul Gibson, Terry Clegg, Darrel Pinner (19 under par) finished in third place.
Jack Prather accomplished one of the rarer golfing feats by shooting lower than his age (76) with a 75 for the Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association Wednesday as they played a three best ball, aggregated net strokes at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
Chestatee and Flowery Branch student athletes dominated for Team Georgia Weightlifting at the National Junior Weightlifting Championships in Itasca, Ill., last weekend as they won the team titles in both the women's and men's division.
Joe Roberts, Tom Sexton, Tommy Lowery, and Cleve Brown took first place in the Luna's Tuesday golf group event at the Chattahoochee Golf Course this week. Second place went to the team of Jerry Johns, Richard Strickland, Bud Black, and Johnny Nix. Third place went to the team of Gene Weschler, Nelson Wright, Doug Van, and Stan Davidson Jr. Closest to the pin winners were Johns (Nos. 3 and 5), Roberts (No. 12) and Strickland (No. 17).
It's quiet at Lanier National Speedway.
The team of Wayne Groebli, Ken Dooley, Yoshi Keichii and Mike Tilson won the best three scores out of four dogfight event last Wednesday at Chicopee Woods Golf Course.
The Clermont Cupcake Challenge 5K and 1K races are Sept. 20 in Clermont. Registration is $20. To sign-up, go to www.runnersfit.com. For more information, email Larry Duttweiler at email@example.com.
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