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2019 CGAcers Hole-In-One Club Contest Winners


SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (February 18, 2020) -- One hundred and twenty-seven (127) applications were submitted to the CGAcers club for holes-in-one made in 2019. The average distance of those reported was 140.5 yards. The longest ace recorded was 250 yards by Aaron Jones from Fayetteville, N.C. Jones made this incredible shot on the 2nd hole of Stryker Golf Course in Fort Bragg, N.C. on May 15, 2019. The shortest ace (85 yards) was made with a pitching wedge on October 10 by Candice Robertson from Carthage, N.C. on No.14 of the Country Club of Whispering Pines (River Course) in Whispering Pines, N.C. 

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Once again, Wildwood Green Golf Club in Raleigh, N.C. reported the most 2019 holes-in-one with fifteen (15).  Of those, five (5) were made on Hole No.12 and five (5) were made on Hole No.17.

And, once again, The Walker Course at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. came in second reporting eight (8) holes-in-one made in 2019. Of those, six (6) were made on the 17th hole.

Sharing close third are Seven Lakes Golf Club in West End, N.C. and Ocean Ridge Plantation in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. each with seven (7) reported 2019 holes-in-one. The breakdown of holes-in-one made at the various Ocean Ridge Plantation courses is Leopard’s Chase (1), Lion’s Paw (1), Panther’s Run (2), and Tiger’s Eye (3).

Players reporting of the significant accomplishment of two holes-in-one in a calendar year was down from five (5) in 2018 to three (3) in 2019. Artis Payton of Fayetteville, N.C. reported holes-in-one at Ryder Golf Course (No.5-174 yards-8 Iron) and Stryker Golf Course (No.5-145 yards-pitching wedge). Donald Tedder of Wilmington, N.C. reported holes-in-one at Country Club of Landfall’s Ocean Course (No.4-117 yards-50-degree wedge) and Dye Course (No.2-137 yards-pitching wedge). Bill Toole of Raleigh, N.C. reported two holes-in-one, both at Wildwood Green Golf Club (No.12-158 yards-8 Iron) and (No.17-122 yards-sand wedge).

October 2019 was a lucky month for the Liggetts of Spartanburg, S.C. On October 11, at the Carolina Country Club, Cathy Liggett made the fourth hole-in-one since she started playing the game (No.15-118 yards–6 Hybrid). Understandably, Cathy and her friends were very excited to tell her husband, Jim Liggett, about it. According to Jim, “That was because I had yet to ever have one.” The next morning, October 12, Jim was on the driving range at Carolina Country Club. He exclaimed to his friends, “If Cathy got one more ace prior to me getting one I would quit golf!!!” Later that morning on No.8, Jim got his first ace! He recalls that he was “so excited I couldn’t contain myself running around the tee box like a little kid”. We are so happy that Jim doesn’t have to “quit golf” after all! Congratulations, Cathy and Jim!

The Carolinas Golf Association announced the winners of the 2019 CGAcer Hole-in-One Club Contest.  CGA members who made a hole-in-one in 2019, submitted an application, and carry a USGA/CGA handicap were eligible. Prizes for the annual drawing for hole-in-one winners included, but was not limited to, such items as:

  • 1st Place – Golf in the Carolinas Centennial Book, CGA Hat, CGA Towel, CGA Tee Bag and Tees, CGA Water Bottle
  • 2nd Place – CGA Hat, CGA Towel, CGA Tee Bag and Tees, CGA Water Bottle
  • 3rd Place – CGA Hat, CGA Towel, CGA Tee Bag and Tees

The 2019 CGAcer winners were:

  • 1st Place -  Jimmy Meadows of Wingate, N.C. (Member of Monroe Country Club)
  • 2nd PlaceJack Reitzel of Tarboro, N.C. (Member of The Links at Cotton Valley)
  • 3rd Place -  William Hall of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. (Member of Ocean Ridge Plantation)


Join the fun!  If you are a CGA member who makes a hole-in-one in 2020, let us know.

The CGA will be awarding prizes again for 2020. The random drawing will take place on or before January 30, 2021. All hole-in-one forms must be received at the CGA office no later than January 15, 2021.  The CGAcer hole-in-one form is available on our website and must be completed and submitted for eligibility.  The hole-in-one must be scored from January 1 through December 31, 2020. Your name will be entered for EACH hole-in-one made in 2020.  You must be a current CGA member and carry a USGA/CGA handicap to be eligible. CGA Staff, executive committee members, and their families are ineligible. Prizes will change annually.

The CGAcers Hole-in-One program is one of many services offered by the Carolinas Golf Association.  

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