by Savanna Pope
March 5, 2014
Last Saturday 40 golfers braved near freezing temperatures to prove they were the toughest of the tough in Lakewood Country Club’s 18 hole “Tough Man Contest”.
The tough man contest is a twist on the “normal” captain’s choice golf tournament. The pins were positioned on the green in the hardest spot possible to make a two-putt - and a one-putt was usually out of the question.
The sun came out at 1 p.m. to raise the temps to a balmy 55 degrees, but that didn’t make the 7 and 8 putts any easier to take, especially when you made it on the green in one or two strokes, LCC golf pro Curt Pritchard related with a laugh.
Teams were placed into 2 flights and cash prizes were awarded.
The first flight was won by Brandon Bullard, Jamie McLamb, and Jeff Bullard with a score of 69. The second flight was won by Kelly Hoffmaster, Bonnie Byrd, Kristen Baker, and her husband Charlie Baker.
This weekend, LCC is hosting the Sampson Cup, which is a competition modeled after the Ryder Cup. Lakewood’s team will go up against a 16-member team from Coharie Country Club.