News & Noteworthy

Occasionally there is some news to share about P.U.R.E. Golf. On this page, we will post information about student achievements, equipment updates, or just curious golf information that may be interesting to our readership.

Montevallo Players Named All-Americans by Women's Golf Coaches Association
Congratulations to golfers Elaine Wood and Arin Eddy on being named second team All-Americans selections by the Women's Golf Coaches Association. Wood and Eddy are sophomores at the University of Montevallo. Read More.

Lee Hodges Getting It Done Again
UAB men's golfer Lee Hodges continues to perform very well for his freshman year. Hodges earned a second top 10 finish and third top 5 finish of the season during the 2015 Old Waverly Collegiate Championship. Read More.

Dakota Terry Grabs 2 Wins in 1 Week
Dakota Terry had a good week. 66 at the Ledges and 71 at Point Mallard = 2 wins in 1 week!


Beth Ann Compton Named Morgan County Girls Champ
PURE Sweep! Beth Ann Compton shoots 76 to become the Morgan County Girls Champ. Dakota is the boys champ. Great job!


Congrats to the UAB Men's Golf Team
UAB Men's golf wins! Lee Hodges was under par all three days for another top 10 performance.
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Huntsville PGA Professional Stephen Puryear Named Teacher of the Year
Huntsville golf professional Stephen Puryear has been named the 2014 Teacher of the Year by the Dixie Section of the Professional Golf Association (PGA). Puryear was chosen from golf instructors throughout Alabama and North Florida for this prestigious peer recognition.
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Red Wolves Capture Sixth All-Time Intercollegiate Title
Great job Coach Stephen Johnson and your Red Wolves team on your recent title! I had the pleasure to see them in action them in the fall and give them a Trackman workout. It’s great to see them win. Read more about Arkansas State's Red Wolves’ intercollegiate title win.

Birmingham Southern College Places 15th at Good Jekyll Island
Patrick and the BSC golf team are getting it done! We had a great time watching them play. Read more about BSC's results at Good Jekyll Island.

Samford's Eddy Places in Top 30 at Kiawah Island Classic
Nice Job Arin Eddy! A true freshman with a top 30 finish! Read more about Eddy's and the Samford team's results at the Kisawah Island Classic.

Lee Hodges Signs Letter of Intent for UAB
Congratulations to Lee Hodges and his family on a job well done! Read more about Hodges’ commitment to UAB.  

Six P.U.R.E. Junior Golfers Competed in the State Championships
P.U.R.E. Golf had six juniors compete in the State High School Championships. Ardmore senior, Lee Hodges, led the group by winning the 4A Championship. His 144 (71-73) was good enough to win by three shots. Lee will play for UAB next year. Andrew Eakes finished 14th with a 163.

Our freshman group was led by Dakota Terry of West Morgan. Dakota was playing in his third state championship and shot 146 (71-75) to tie for 7th in 3A. John Reese Hamm played well in his first championship. He shot 154 (80-74) and finished 20th in 2A. Also competing as freshman were Cole Camp from Ardmore and Justin Vincent from Athens.  

Megan Vaughn Claims a Top 50 Finish on the Symetra Tour
Megan Vaughn had her best event on the Symetra Tour in Charlotte, NC. Her 3 over par earned her a top 50 finish and was a great start to her summer.


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