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Steve Maddalena became the first seven-time winner of the County Open when he birdied the first playoff hole against Andrew Tindall at Cascades Golf Course. Maddalena and Tindall tied at 6-under 138 after both fired rounds of 70 and 68. Maddalena won the County Open six times between 1984 and 1992 and since then had been tied with Bob Zimmerman for the most titles. See the complete results above under "Tournaments" and see the updated Player of the Year Honor Roll above under "Honor Roll."
A new schedule will be in place when the 96th edition of the City Championship golf tournament is played Aug. 13-21 at Cascades Golf Course.
Entries are now being accepted for the tournament, which will for the first time begin with a qualifying round on a Friday. Tee times for the qualifying round will start at noon Aug. 13. The first two rounds of matches will then be played over the weekend. The quarterfinals can be played any time until Aug. 19, with the semifinals set for Aug. 20 and the 36-hole championship match the next day.
Entry fee for the tournament is $120, or $75 for high school students. Players who do not qualify for match play will receive a gift certificate for an additional 18-hole round at Cascades.
In addition to all Jackson County residents being eligible, the tournament is open those living outside the county if they meet one of three criteria: They graduated from a Jackson County high school or college; previously played in a Jackson Masters or City Championship; or are employed in the county. There is no longer a handicap limit.
Entry can be made online above under "Tournaments" and "Registration." Entry forms are also available at the Country Club of Jackson, Cascades, Sharp Park, and Arbor Hills pro shops. Entry deadline is Aug. 10 at 5 p.m.
For more information, contact Dave Gilpin at 688-4046.
The Jackson Golf Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for its 2021 induction in September. Nominees generally fall into two categories, those with an outstanding playing record and those who have served the game of golf in some capacity. All those with a current or former connection to Jackson-area golf are eligible for consideration.
The Hall of Fame committee considers all nominations from past years along with new nominations, and additional information on past nominees is welcome.
Nomination letters should include as much information as possible. Letters can be sent to Jackson Golf Hall of Fame, 2800 Fourth St., Jackson MI 49203 and are due by Aug. 3.
Now on the "Tournaments" link above, the 2021 tournament schedule. See the link for the competitive schedules for men, women and juniors.
Recently updated on the "History" link above, the all-time results of the Jackson Masters. You can now view the scores for all tournaments since the Jackson Masters was started in 1949, along with the playing records for everyone who has appeared in the tournament, and all the tournament records. All scores and records are complete for the City Championship and Spring Thaw as well, and research continues on the other tournaments.