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The Official Website of
The Southern Pines Invitational
and The Turtle.

Only
Until the start of the 2019 Southern Pines Invitational!¹
April 25, 2019, 1:00 pm. EDT.

Making the Golf Trip Great Again!™

We enter our 28th year with four new players and the return of two cagey veterans. The unprecedented addition of new blood can only revitalize an event that one short year ago appeared moribund. Luis “The Cuban Missile” Bustamante lends a Latin flair with his exciting Doug Sandersesque swing. He’ll be joined by son and playing partner Travis “The Natural" Bustamante, who continues the influx of younger talent. The Bustamantes become the fourth father/son duo to compete. 

Another first time player is young Ryan “Atlas” McNally, who will try to circumnavigate his way around the Southern Pines track in search of the Turtle. An unknown quantity, he’ll team with Jeff “Sir Title Lock” McCall. Having last played in 1999, Sir Title Lock’s interregnum is the longest in tournament history. We dusted off the archives to find his initial point quota of 13 based on his last competitive round—just under the 20-year statute of limitations.

Rounding out the first-time players is Mike “Hoppa” Penland. Hoppa is an experienced competitor who could get hot enough to compete for the Templeton Cup. He’ll team with Dennis “Wilford Brimley” McClane, who’s returning after a three-year layoff. His initial quota and senior tee positions make him excellently positioned for a run at his first Turtle.

The Templeton Cup competition looks wide open with the absence of defending Champ Greg “Stone Cold” Goddard. He and tour regular Richard “The Envy” Matlock are missing the trip this year to attend weddings, thus violating Rule 3 of “The “Nine Worst Excuses for Missing the Golf Trip.™”

The balance of the field stands pat, and can be viewed here. The links of interest can be viewed here: Initial Quotas Chart; Tournament Invitation; Tournament Rules; Room Assignments; and Tee Times and Pairings.

Good Luck as we Make the Golf Trip Great Again!™

--C. D.-- 4/10/2018

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