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Our 30th Year

Editor's Note:  Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Golf Trip has been rescheduled to April 22, 2021.  A note regarding the postponement from the Tournament Director is available here.  

 

It is fitting, I suppose, that we have a 21st Century website for our Thirtieth Annual Golf Trip. 


Midway through the 2019 Southern Pines Invitational, the venerable old website finally breathed its last, refusing to allow the second round scores to be posted on the Real Time Leaderboard. Like a mosquito preserved in amber, the site persists in that state--viewable but not viable.  And so it shall remain--a testament to technology that has outlived its usefulness, and an archive of our past endeavors.  But out of the fulsomeness of that obsolescence, this new, and we hope improved, website has emerged.  We have tried to adhere to the basic architecture of the old site, with some new and better features.  For now, the old website is still available here for posterity and perhaps some historic perspective on our first thirty years.
 

For the Thirtieth Anniversary of our annual trek, we will once again journey to the hallowed Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in historic Southern Pines, North Carolina.  There we will celebrate our  achievement in the Pine Needles Wine Cellar on Friday Evening, in the midst of the finest golfing adventure a man can imagine. We will be joined by newcomer Ford “Floyd” Little, who will experience for first time the wonders of the Pine Needles and Mid Pines golf courses that have lured us back lo these many years. 
 

Ford will step in for Mike “Grizzly Adams” King, whose ailing back convinced him to sit this one out. The siren song of Mid Pines was not enough to entice the return of Dennis “Wilford Brimley” McClane, Mike “Hoppa” Penland, and the elusive Matt “Marv” Thornbury, leaving us with a thirteen man field.
 

The rest of the players remain as they were in 2019, with the new and improved profiles available here.

As usual, other links of interest are available here: Initial Quotas Chart; Tee Times and Pairings; Tournament Invitation; Tournament Rules; and Room Assignments. 
 

Here’s to remembering our next thirty years:
 

“For my next thirty years I'm gonna watch my weight.
Eat a few more salads and not stay up so late.
Drink a little lemonade and not so many beers.
Maybe I'll remember my next thirty years.”  --Tim McGraw.


--C. D.-- 3/5/2020

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