Tuesday, November 9

New Perks for CTCC Golfers

In addition to two world-class Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses at CTCC, our golfers have automatic membership in the Markers Club Golf Network--the largest reciprocal Golf Network in America.

As a golfer of Carolina Trace CC you can:

  • Play at over 4000 other private country clubs in the United States at a discounted rate.
  • Play at more than 166+ private courses for $35 (includes cart).
  • Receive a 50% discount at over 100 TOUR GCX member clubs throughout the United States. For example, this includes Trump National in Los Angeles, or any of the 50+ private country clubs in the greater New York City area.
  • Request a discounted golf experience at any of the Markers Club residence locations and the ability to attend member events.
  • Membership to the Payne-Mason Cigar Society.
  • Membership to Destination Cellars Wine Club ($10,000 value). This gives you the ability to have access to over 100 different wines experiences all over the world and purchase wine at discounted prices.
  • The first ever Network-Wide Club Championship taking place in Phoenix, Arizona in April, 2011. Each club champion will have the opportunity to attend this 3-day event to vie for the title of Ultimate Club Champion of the new The Markers Club Golf Network Championship.

This is just one more reason why Carolina Trace CC is unlike any club membership available. At CTCC, we cater to our members, not to tourists, or a distant developer; we are a member-owned Club that operates in the direction for the success and enjoyment of our members

Tuesday, October 5

All Dressed in Pink

The Ladies 9-hole Golf Association held their annual Rally for the Cure Fund Raiser and Awareness Luncheon on October 5th for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. They were joined by guest speaker Gwyn Sandlin, RN the Breast Health Navigator with Sanford's Central Carolina Hospital. Gwyn is certified by EduCare and by MammaCare as an instructor for breast self exam classes.

All dressed in pink the ladies released Breast Health Awareness balloons at the Breast Health Garden located behind the Clubhouse. This Garden was created this year and all of the flowers bloom pink.

Saturday, July 31

2010 Club Champions

Pictured left to right: Women’s Champion, Candi Bloedorn, Senior Club Champion, Bill Guwang, Men’s Club Champion, Keith Reeves, Super Senior Club Champion, Gene Pasztor and, Head Golf Professional, Mike Krick. The Women’s Club championship was a stroke play event over three rounds, July 29-31. The field consisted of Marie Inzerillo, Phyllis Stone, Tina Drew (defending champion) and Candi Bloedorn. After the first round Candi had a nine stroke lead. This lead increased over the three rounds. Candi’s scores were 76-75-78 for a three day total of 229. 229 was good enough for first place and the Women’s Club championship. The Men’s Club championship has three divisions-- the open, senior and super senior. The format for the men’s is match play with flights of sixteen. The finals where played on July 31. Winning the super senior division was Gene Pasztor, the senior club champion was Bill Guwang and winning for the second time in the open division was Keith Reeves.

Wednesday, June 30

Going Green--Electric Golf Carts

New Electric Carts are available to rent in the Pro Shop.

We are happy to introduce 30 new 2011 Yamaha golf carts to the CTCC fleet. The electric powered golf carts run off six 8-volt Trojan T875 batteries and will hold a charge like any other electric car. The golf carts run on a powerful 48-volt electric motor, which is high quality, highly efficient, whisper quiet, and with 3.5 horsepower. The battery charger is compact and light, uses less power out of the wall, and doesn't hum. These new golf carts hold a longer charge and re-charge in faster time. One charge lasts approximately 3 golf rounds. Thanks to Head Pro Mike Krick who led this effort to ensure we are getting the most cost-efficient golf carts for our courses and the most enjoyable golf carts for our golfers.

Sunday, June 20

Why Aerating Greens Is Vital?

Do You Hate Aerated Greens? Do You Think the Superintendent Intentionally Punches Holes in the Greens to Mess Up Your Scores? By Jim Moore, agronomist, USGA Green Section Although it may be hard for some golfers to believe, superintendents don't like to aerate greens any more than players like to putt on them. It is a hard job that not only aggravates the golfer, but also dulls mowers, wears out the staff, and costs plenty for topdressing sand to fill the holes. So why do superintendents insist on performing this maintenance task? It's simple - aerating promotes healthier turf and helps ensure the greens drain properly. The link below to a short video will help golfers better understand why this temporarily disruptive process is so important. Watch this video There will be a Member Information Meeting next week on a Greens and Grounds Committee study about possibly changing our greens from Bentgrass Greens to Ultra Dwarf Bermuda on June 29 at 7:00PM.

Friday, June 4

U.S Women Open Qualifier 2010

Sectional Qualifier--On June 3rd all eyes were on Sixty-seven (67) talented ladies playing 36 holes on the Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Championship designs at Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford. Nine players playing in the qualifier are on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. All of the ladies are vying for three spots for the U.S. Women's Open Championship, which will be held at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania from July 5 through 11.

The three ladies that qualified are Hsiao-Ching Lu of China (69-70-139), Gwladys Nocera of France (74-68-142) and Joomi Kim of Korea (72-71-143). We wish these ladies the best of luck at the U.S. Women's Open.

Tuesday, June 1

Creek 3 - Dream 18 Magazine

Carolina Trace Country Club has received national attention in the premiere issue of Golf Course Home magazine. The third hole on the Creek Course at Carolina Trace was selected as the leadoff hole in the magazine Dream 18. The third hole is a par-5, which has nice elevation changes and a water hazard that cuts across the fairway. The hole plays 519 yards from the black tees. The editors construct the Dream 18 by making their selections of the best residential golf holes from the more than 325 golf courses featured on GolfCourseHome.net and the GolfCourseHome® Network. These courses represent more than 5,800 golf holes in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. It is truly a unique collection and a great honor to be recognized.

Friday, May 28

Special Thanks from Steve Conley

Methodist University's Men's Golf Team Wins NCAA Division III Championship! Head coach Steve Conley wrapped up an amazing season with nine tournament wins capped off by two of the biggest, USA South Championship and NCAA Championship. "It has been an awesome year," Conley said. "We won my 20th conference title and my 10th national title in the year 2010." Conley wants to thank the CTCC members for their part in the national championship. Thank you Tracers!

Friday, May 21

WGA Member-Member

Our WGA played their second Major of the year, the WGA Member-Member Championship on May 11th, 18th and 20th. They played five matches of nine holes per match and accumulated points. The overall winners were Milly Weaver and Mary Ann Pruchnick.

The flight winners were as follows:
Flight One: Marcia Connor and Mim Markowitz
Flight Two: Pat Mohnal & Joyce Gilliam
Flight Three: Mary Lynn Riddle & Carol Burgess
Flight Four: Donna Frangipane & Cass Balant
Flight Five: Barbara Berman & Carolyn Schaeffer

Wednesday, May 5

Tarheel Junior Championship

The Robert Trent Jones Championship presented by the Tarheel Junior Golf Foundation was played on the Lake Course at Carolina Trace Country Club on Saturday and Sunday, April 24 & 25. The field consisted of middle school and high school boys and girls, a total of sixty-nine players from NC, SC, OH, FL, and Sweden and South Africa. Day one weather conditions were ideal for scoring and the leaders did just that. The winners of each division will go on to play in the Callaway World Junior Championship in San Diego, CA.

Mat NeSmith (pictured first) of North Augusta, SC took the first round lead with a 69 over Carter Jenkins who shot 70. NeSmith credited his opening round with his putting and said "he really liked the greens on the Lake Course." Leading after day one in the middle school division was Danny Gleeson (pictured second) of Raleigh, NC with a 68. Danny only used twenty-seven putts in route to his great score. In second after round one was Ben Griffin (pictured second) with 70. Griffin, from Chapel Hill relied on a strong driver and good iron play to shoot his opening round score. The high school girl’s bright spot in the first round was Kaitlin Matheson from Easley, SC who shot 73. She hit 17 out of 18 greens. “The round could’ve been a lot better if a few more putts would have gone in,” stated Matheson. Mathew NeSmith continued his strong play in tough conditions to post a second round 71 for a two day total of 140. NeSmith wins the high school boys division and will make his second trip to the Callaway World Junior Championship. Carter Jenkins finished second with adding a 75 to total 145 for two rounds.

Day two provided some crazy wind and it affected some of the play. Middle school first round leader, Danny Gleeson had nines of 43-33 to shot 76. Ben Griffin took advantage of his strong ball striking to shoot a great round of 66 to go with his first day round of 70 for a two day total of 136. In the girls division, Kaitlin Matheson (pictured third) with honors with a second 76 and a two day total of 149. Carolina Trace CC also had a special young lady playing in her first event. Shoomee Siranon, age 12, shot rounds of 91-90 for a two round total of 181. She shot 41 on the back nine of the Lake Course under high winds and tournament competition. This is a wonderful accomplishment and we are all very proud of her, especially her coach.