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Arrowhead has facelift for 2002

By By Marty Stamper
August 2, 2002
One of my annual golfing stops of area courses includes Arrowhead Golf Course, which is located two miles off Hwy 19 between Collinsville and House, just in the edge of Neshoba County.
This year's venture found several holes changed from the 2001 layout. No. 1 has been changed from a short par-3 to a very tricky 405-yard, par-4.
No. 2 is no longer a straight par-3. It's now a dog-leg right par-4. A good high shot off the tee can reach the green in one, however, especially when playing partner golf.
Nos. 3, 4, and 5 remain the same, but while No. 6 is the same, the hole has an entirely different layout when played as No. 15. No. 15 is a 100-yard par-3 to an island green.
Nos. 7 and 8 are the same and No. 9 is like it was a year ago, but not like when the original green was shaped like an arrowhead in 1997. It was an interesting design, but one that proved hard to maintain.
No. 18 is a 160-yard, par-3 over water. Mercifully, a bank is behind the green although it can be flown if one isn't careful. Playing the shot off the bank is okay. Playing it off the carthouse is another story.
The course, owned and operated by Max Alawine, measures 4,101 yards and is a par-65. It's a real good test of one's iron game.
Who's your daddy?
Joel Nelson rallied for a 5-under par 67 on the second round to beat brother Steve Nelson by a stroke for the 2002 Newton Country Club men's championship last weekend.
Joel finished with a 138 on the 6,578-yard, par-72 course, while Steve had a 139. Steve led by three strokes after the first round with a 67.
Their father, Creeper Nelson, finished in sixth place with a 150.
Tying for third at 144 were Jim Humphreys and Jay Powell, while Brent McMillan's 146 was good for fifth place.
Making the NCC Ryder Cup team for its eighth-annual match with Decatur Country Club on Aug. 24-25 are all three Nelsons, Humphreys, Powell, McMillan, Tommy Harthcock, Jr.; Leon Harris, Tommy Harthcock III, David Burt, Jeff Bounds, and Lake Thoms.
Canebrake gets clubhouse
Canebrake Golf Club at Hattiesburg will soon have a clubhouse to match its course. The clubhouse will sit on 12,000 square feet of floor space at the club's entrance.
Canebrake is rated third in the state by Golf Digest.
The two-story building will feature a locker room/lounge area for men and women, a grand dining room with a picture window overlooking the lake on No. 18, courtyard dining, meeting room, and a tower observatory.
Upcoming tournaments
The Northwood Family Scramble is set for Saturday-Sunday at Northwood Country Club.
Quitman Country Club will host a three-person scramble, Saturday-Sunday. Entry fee is $120 per team. For more information, call the QCC pro shop at 601-776-2582, Frankie Felter at 601-776-6693, or Randy Plowden at 601-687-5251.
Dancing Rabbit Golf Club will host a sectional qualifying tournament for the 102nd U.S. Amateur Championship, Monday-Tuesday.
The first-annual Alzheimer's Association Golf Tournament is scheduled for Aug. 10 at Lakeview Golf Course. The three-man 18-hole scramble has an 8:30 a.m. tee time. Entry fee is $120 per team which includes cart fee and a T-shirt. For more information, call Richie Camp at 601-693-3301 or Elizabeth Bridwell at 601-483-4566.
Briarwood Country Club will host a mixed scramble, Aug. 10-11, sponsored by the Briarwood Ladies Association. For more information, call Rob McGraw at 601-681-6185.
Union Golf Club will host the third-annual Newton County Invitational, Aug. 10-11. Entry fee is $25 for the stroke play event with players 16 and older eligible. The afternoon round for Aug. 10 is already filled. The tournament will be limited to the first 72 players to sign up. For more information, call Otha Kennedy at 601-774-5734. Steve Nelson of Newton won the inaugural tournament at Newton Country Club in 2000. Dan Luke of Decatur won last year's tournament at Decatur Country Club.
The Shorty Moss Memorial Chicken Tournament is scheduled for Aug. 10-11 at Forest Country Club. Entry fee for the three-person scramble is $75 per player. Carts are $10 per person per day. Private carts are welcome. Players must be at least 18 years old.
Starkville Country Club will host the fourth-annual James McKenzie Memorial Three-Man Scramble, Aug. 10-11. Entry fee is $240 per team with the field limited to the first 72 teams. Players must be 18 years of age to participate. For more information, contact Scott Buntin at P.O. Box 226, Starkville, MS 39760.
Lakeview Golf Course will host a two-person scramble to benefit the Girl Scouts of Gulf Pines Council on Aug. 17. Entry fee is $90 per team. For more information, call Richard Camp at 601-693-3301.
The field for the 27th-annual Philadelphia Country Club Four-Ball, Aug. 16-18, is full with a waiting list already established.
The Clarke County Chamber of Commerce will host a three-person scramble at Quitman Country Club on Aug. 24. Entry fee is $120 per team. For more information, call 601-776-5701.
Newton Country Club will host a Two-Person Select Tournament, Sept. 1-2. Entry fee is $25 per person. For more information, call Joel Nelson at 601-683-3101 or 601-683-3770, Clay Chapman at 601-683-3351 or 601-683-3422, or Steve Nelson at 601-683-3586.
The third-annual Laurel Exchange Club/Child Abuse Prevention Center Invitational Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 27 at Laurel Country Club. The format is a four-person scramble. For more information, call Don Hall at 601-649-2437.
The third-annual Laurel Exchange Club/Child Abuse Prevention Center Invitational Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 27 at noon at Laurel Country Club. The tournament will be a four-person scramble. For more information, call Don Hall at 601-649-2437.
Persons wishing to contribute information for this column can fax that info to 601-485-1275 attention Marty Stamper.