Coaches sought for Carrboro Rec baseball
The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer coaching applications for its 2015 Youth Fall Baseball Program.
Coaches must organize team practices, communicate effectively with players (ages 6-10 years old), parents, and Recreation Department staff. They must also teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, proper sportsmanship, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games.
To receive a volunteer coach’s application or additional information, please contact the Recreation Department at 919-918-7376.
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Griffin starts well in U.S. Amateur sectional qualifying.
Benjamin Griffin of Chapel Hill has the lead heading into Wednesday’s final round of sectional qualifying in Southern Pines for the U.S. Amateur Championship sectional qualifying hosted by Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club in Southern Pines, NC on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (6723 yards, par 36-36—72, Rating: 71.7/130).
Griffin fired a six-under 66 Tuesday at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club to hold a one stroke lead in the 36-hole qualifier.
Three qualifying spots and two alternate positions are available at this qualifying site. The three qualifiers will advance to the United States Amateur Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, IL from August 17-23, 2015.
Beaupied playing for Carolinas golf team in Virginia
Former UNC-Chapel Hill golfer Susan Beaupied is playing this week for North Carolina in the 59th Carolinas-Virginias Women's Team Matches. The championship is being held at Bay Creek Resort's Nicklaus Course in Cape Charles, Va.
Beaupied, 57, and now a resident of Pittsboro, is the 11th ranked senior women's golfer in North Carolina. Coming off a foot injury last winter, she was the first-round leader of April’s N.C. Women’s Senior Amateur before ending up seventh.
The Carolinas-Virginias Women’s Team Matches were originated in 1957. The matches pit some of the best women from around the Carolinas against their Virginia and West Virginia counterparts. Championship competition consists of four-ball and modified four-ball match play. In the format, a point is scored for winning the outward half, the inward nine and the overall match.
Police support Special Olympics with golf
The Hillsborough Police Department will sponsor a golf tournament Sept. 13 at Southwick Golf Course to raise money for Special Olympics of North Carolina. Rain or shine, the tournament will tee off at 8 a.m. with a four-player “captain’s choice” format. Teams can register for $50 per player, which includes cart rental, lunch and greens fee. Registration is limited to 108 players, and the deadline is Sept. 8.
FRSA Diving off to a fast start in summer
The UNC Faculty and Staff Rec Association will host its second diving meet of the season at 5 p.m. Wednesday at The Farm. More than 40 young divers — a record for the summer league – showed up last week for the first Summer Farm Diving meet (and the ice cream social that followed.)
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