Love: Reighard’s hard work gets rewarded

Everett-area native Cory Reighard has worked as the director of course rating at the Golf Association of Philadelphia for the past seven years.

In that position, he has been responsible for rating dozens of clubs in the Philadelphia area including Merion, Aronimink and the Philadelphia Cricket Club.

Reighard’s fine work over the years been rewarded with his recent appointment as director of competitions for the Pennsylvania Golf Association.

The 30-year-old Penn State graduate will be in charge of running the association’s 13 annual championships, along with several other state and national qualifying events.

Despite his busy schedule, Reighard still returns home a few times each summer to participate in a few of the area’s top amateur events.

He’s one of the most intelligent, hard-working young men you’ll ever meet, and it’s great to see him accepting this new, high-level position at such a young age.

Reighard officially begins his job duties as PAGA Director of Competitions in September.

Cart injury

It seems that hardly a year goes by without a significant, scary golf cart accident.

Sunday, during the final round of the Park Hills Classic, a spectator unfortunately lost control of his cart while descending the steep hill leading away from the course’s 11th tee.

The man lost control and was thrown from the cart, suffering a significant head injury.

After being unconscious for a short time, the man was transported to a local hospital where he was kept overnight for observation . Fortunately, he is expected to fully recover .

Here’s hoping all golfers are reminded of the potential dangers that carts can pose – and proceed with caution.

Double ace II

A few weeks ago, we reported the rare feat of Hollidaysburg’s Walt Bagley recording two holes-in-ones this year at Iron Masters Country Club.

As difficult as this feat is to accomplish, it’s actually been matched – not once, but twice so far this year.

Ben Edgin of Mount Union recently recorded his second hole-in-one of the year at the American Legion Country Club, while Huntingdon county’s Jim Dilling notched one of his two aces this year at Standing Stone’s 155-yard par-3 fourth hole. Amazing.

Ken Love covers local golf for the Mirror. His column runs on Friday.