40th Carolinas Father-Son Championship

July 28, 2006

Open: June 12      Close: July 10

Host Courses

Country Club of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, NC

Foxfire R&CC (Red Fox), Foxfire Village, NC

Legacy GL, Aberdeen, NC

Longleaf Golf Club, Southern Pines, NC

Seven Lakes CC, Seven Lakes, NC

 Championship Information


(L-R) Steve Wilkinson, Seven Lakes Head Golf Professional Gene Roberts, Neil Wilkinson

2006 Carolinas Father-Son Champions

Championship Facts

Lowest Round: 65 by Pete and Chris Parker of Winston-Salem, NC at Legacy Golf Links in 2001.

Most Father-Son Titles: 2 by Billy Joe and Chuck Patton (1969, 72); Bill and Billy Booe (1979, 82); Claude and Eric Lawhon (1973, 80); Steve and Steve Isley (1986, 87); Ron and Chris Schmid (1992, 93); Phil and Brian Smith (1997, 2000)


Seven Lakes, NC - Steve and Neil Wilkinson of Wilmington, NC fired the only sub-par round to capture the Carolinas Father-Son Championship at Seven Lakes Country Club. The Wilkinsons' two-under par 70 was good enough to best three other teams who finished at even-par 72.

The duo, who had never played the Seven Lakes Country Club layout until the practice round, enjoyed a steady day.

Dad Steve, who owns Carolina Moving and Storage, confessed their secret to the round. "We hit 16 greens and had no three putts," said the elder Wilkinson.

"That is what we needed to do in a format like this."

Son Neil, a rising sophomore at Cape Fear Community College, confessed to a surprising round after a morning warm up.

"I was chopping it and shanking it on the range before we played," said Neil.

"So I was quite pleased when I got to the course and started hitting it better."

This win is the third in the last four years by a Myers Park Country Club team.

The Wilkinsons, members of Echo Farms Country Club in Wilmington, NC, also enjoy a membership at Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte.

The lowest gross round of the championship from any of the five sites was a 68 posted by Ron and Eric Hinson of Concord, NC at Legacy Golf Links.

The modified shot format allows each player to hit tee shots on each hole, then select the ball to play alternating shots for the balance of the hole.