Country Club of North Carolina’s first teaching professional has strong military ties

By David Droschak   The scorecard from Joe Steadman’s Player Ability Test hangs proudly in his office near the practice facility at the Country Club of North Carolina. The private club’s first teaching professional remembers the day well, logging 36 holes for the first time in his playing days that had included many relaxed rounds with his Fort Bragg buddies.  …

Clutch Ketchum; Reagan senior closes prep career with remarkable round for state title  

By David Droschak  Was it the best six-month span of women’s prep golf in North Carolina history?  That fact would be hard to argue after Reagan High School captured its second 4-A state title in 2021, riding a final-round 65 from senior star Morgan Ketchum to tack on yet another record scoring day.  Ketchum, who will play college golf at…

Promising Pfeiffer: Former prep coach takes over Division III program

By David Droschak   It’s an understatement to say Chris Jones is accustomed to starting golf programs from scratch.   Within the last 15 years alone, Jones has launched Northern Guilford High School’s golf teams (2007) and the university programs at Johnson & Wales (2019) in Charlotte.   And in late September, Jones took the head coaching job at Pfeiffer University…