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104 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape Gazette .Two more aces and three fun picbwe books cape Region golf courses continue to provide some real opportunities for memorable shots. On Sept. 11, Dave Mason made a hole in one at the Old Landing Golf Course off Old Landing Road He used a Ping pitching wedge to make his ace at the 117- yard par 3 15th hole. Don Sikes made another hole ,i ,one at Shawnee Country Club's 179-yard par-3 fourth hole Sept 15, the scene of several aces this year. Sikes used his driver, so I am assuming he was delib- erately attempting some kind of trick shot that came off just as he planned it. Nmrat td boo There are a few distinct book- selling opportunities for those who publish books aimed at the golfing community. , eThe first one is just around time of the Masters Tourna- ment, when most of the sports- minded folk in the country are just recovering from the NCAA basketball tournament. The second selling season comes up shortly thereafter, as Father's Day approaches. The third selling segment is just starting now, as folks begin thinking about the upcoming Christmas season. With that in mind, here are a lree very pleasant coffee-table- style golf books for your consid- eration. Robert Sidorsky's "Golf Courses of the World: 365 Days" is now out in its second edition, and is just gorgeous (Abrams Books; $29.95 SRP). The 744- page book includes a short de- scription and stunning photog- raphy of over 200 golf courses from all over the world. For each day of the year, a golf course is singled out for praise, usually combined with a photo- graph that fills a page by itself. Bayside Resort Golf Club, near Fenwick Island, is the closest beneficiary of Sidorsky's compli- ments, and can be found on the Oct. 9 calendar entry. Congres- sional Country Club's Blue Course in Bethesda, Md., can be seen on the next day's entry. "Planet Golf USR' is another beautiful book from the folks at Abrams Books ($60 SRP). Writ- ten by Darius Oliver, with a fore- word by Masters champion Ben Crenshaw, the book features photographs and commentary about more than 140 golf courses throughout America. The princi- pal photographers were John and Jeanine Henebry, who to judge from this work are ex- tremely adept at large-scale landscape photography. In one respect, the pictures are reminiscent of many such views found in other golf-relat- ed, coffee-table-style books. Many of the scenes appear to have been shot during early morning or late afternoon, when the sun angles make the course contours appear at their most dramatic. I'm perfectly free with this approach, from my amateur art appreciation perspective. Each course description in- dudes information about the de- signer, its ranking among those listed in Golf Digest or Golf Magazine's annual ratings and an outline of how the course plays. In addition to Merion and Congressional Country Club, the featured courses closest to the Cape Region include Baltimore Country Club in Maryland and Pine Valley, in southern New Jersey. The last book in this series is also published by Abrams Books, and it takes a unique ap- proach to its photogenic subject. SUBMITTED PHOTO THE REHOBOTH BEACH Country Club Ladies' 18-hole golf association held its closing day scramble and luncheon Sept. 8. Shown are (I-r) Jeannie kindsay, Bee Ek- dahl, Daisey Hudson, Joan Palmer; Suzanne Moore, Doris Rogers, Kathy Carroll, missing: Barbara Maske, In David Barrett's "Golf's Dream 18s," the author essentially breaks up golf courses into their 18 hole parts, and then reassem- bles them into a widely varying set of new layouts. ($50 SRP). For example, his fwst substan- tive chapter is devoted to a fan- tasy layout of the most scenic 18- hole golf course. At par-70, rang- ing from 4,612 to 6,627 yards, with six par 3s and four par 5s, the course is eminently playable, with holes taken from Desert Highlands, Pacific Dunesl Peb- ble Beach and the Casa de Cam- po. Based on the photographs, I think a round would take twice as long, solely due to the awe-in- spiring layouts. Barrett came up with several other fantasy layouts, such as one without any bunkers, holes anyone can play (he says), strategic holes and his ultimate dream 18. It's a fun read, and I could see someone converting some of these layouts into a computer simulation that would be a blast to play. Rehoboth CC 18-Hole Tournament The Rehoboth Beach Country Club Ladies' 18-hole golf associa- tion held its closing day scram- ble and luncheon Sept. 8. Two foursomes tied for first place, with a pair of net 47s. One foursome included Daisey Hud- son, leaunie Lindsay, Barbara Ek- dahl and Joan Palmer. The other foursome included Suzanne Moore, Kathy Carroll, Barbara Maske and Doris Rogers. Second-place honors were di- vided among three additional foursomes, all tied with net 49 scores. Kim Stockson, Jeannette Travis, Barb Morgan and Mitzie Emory made up one foursome. Kathy Frank, Kathy Curry, Judy Bucldey and Gall Cox were an- other set. The final foursome in- cluded Sheila Halfpenny, Gayle Truitt, Ann Cunningham and Beth Forbes. WINNERS "'vf'~ 3?, ~ - , *'~ SUBMITTED PHOTO '~e~FIRST STATE BINX of Mile rd held its 2010 Delaware 5t~.e ~nship the weekend of Sept. 17. Shown are state chain#on widne by Joseph Tucke , Brandon Woo In front are DeeAnn Blsh Dougie McCray, Quentin - First State B/VlX is sanctior c..entty on Satr y nights '~run by volunteers. The first ni I class in back (i-r)Buster Vo~el, Mark Mallame, ~'f LeBlar Buddy Jackson, AJ Chvostal, SchmUt and CodyShoa. )p, Hannah Betts, Sarah Hill;Alex Rakes, Noah DeAtley, Ib-ayden Vockel, Dylan White, Uam Garris and Mason ed by the American Bicycle Assodatio~ Its race season is AprU thru December. Races are rith registriition fmrn 5to 7 p.rn,, followed by the races. R is a famihj~ed track that is :ht of radn8 is free for new members. For more inforrnatior~ call 422-4133. Briefly )) Send-off to honor late surfer Sept. 25 A Surfer's Send-Offpaddie out for fallen surfer Kurt Murray will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, at the beach at Garfield Park- way in Bethany Beach. According to reports, Murray, 21, of Hampstead, N.C., was pulled from high surf by other suffers at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, after he fell off his board but did not surface. Murraylater died at Cape Fear Hospital in Wilming- ton, N.C. Wrestling event set for Sept. 25 in Ellendale Power Pro Wrestling will pres- ent The Beginning Saturday, Sept. 25, at Ellendale fire hall, 302 Main St., Ellendale, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and bell time at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 13 and under. Scheduled to appear are the Briscoe Brothers, "The Ripper" Zach Conner, Adam Ugly, Jimmy Dream, Kao Storm, "The Apos- tle" Andrew Steele, "The Elle- ment" Brandon Mecrury, Eric Chaple, Irish Drive By, Crazii Shea and Grey Wolf. Tennis fundraiser to benefit cancer society This year's Pink Ribbon Ten- nis Event will be held at the Sea Colony Tennis Center with regis- tration at 8 a.m. and the tourna- ment starting at 8"30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 1, in Bethany Beach. The event will take place rain or shine as a women's doubles round robin. The entry fee is $50 per player. Prizes will be awarded for first- through third-place finishers. Those who cannot play but would like to register for the lunch and to watch some of the tennis action can register for $25 per person. To register, contact Dolores Pack at 539-6969. Visit ac- spinkribbonclassic.com for more information.