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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

In the CFAG event Dec. 21 at Farmstead, John Ogden, Ned Meier, Bob Jaeger and a draw placed first with a 152. Team scoring was two nets per hole. Steve Maiorca, John Ducey, Sid Pennington and a draw placed second.

On Dec. 23 at Meadowlands, Frank Janton, Jerry Rubin, Joe Meo and a draw placed first with a 136. Teams scored three nets on the par-3s, two on the par-4s and one on par-5s. Placing second were Ned Meier, John Ogden, Jody Serensits and Bob Jaeger.


On Dec. 23, Jerry Rubin made an eagle on the 309 yard, par-4 17th at Meadowlands. Rubin used a 7-wood and holed out his 8-iron approach shot for the eagle.

Also that day at Meadowlands, 92-year-old Joe Meo shot his age.


Results of the match played Dec. 22 at Meadowlands. Front: Roger Gietzen, Steve Lawson, Bob Mecleary, +1.5. Back: Bill Blewitt, Duane Durbin, Jack Monahan, Dick Klesius, +10. Overall: Bill Blewitt, Duane Durbin, Jack Monahan, Dick Klesius, +6; Pat Slattery, Bob Wiltbank, Ed Hobgood, +5.5; John Huddleston, Geoff Browne, Dan Bruscella, Bill Kasper, +4.5. Individual: A, Pat Slattery, +1.5; B, Duane Durbin, +5; C, Dan Bruscella, +1.5; D, Dick Klesius,+5.5. Superflight, Dick Klesius, +5.5.


The Grand Strand Seniors Men’s Golf Association played its weekly event Dec. 21 at The Founders Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. The format is stroke play with handicap. Each flight is awarded a low-gross and low-net winner. This week it had 58 golfers, so there were four flights, A through D. All par- 3s have closest-to-the-pin awards for white and gold tees. The following are the winners for this week:

A flight: Ron Pazur (80 gross), Jim Childs (67 net). B flight: Bill Smith (79 gross), Wes Filipow (63 net). C flight: Neil Clem (89 gross), Barry Pryor (65 net). D flight: Bob Hanley (92 gross), Lefty Gomes (65 net). Closest to the pin: White tee: No. 3, Rich Larsen, 7 feet, 9 inches; No. 5, Bill Smith, 1-7; No. 11, George Keeler, 1-8; No. 16, Bob Dougan, 7-1. Gold tee: No. 3, Bill Jackson, 23-0; No. 5, Neil Clem, 5-5; No. 11, Lefty Gomes, 3-1; No.16, Jimmy Fox, 0-1.


Results of the event Dec. 21 Leopard’s Chase (best individual gross and net scores). Low gross: Ed McCloskey (73), Chuck Gibson (79). Low net: Ed McCloskey (68), John Pugh (70). Closest to the pin: at 4, Lee Jones; at 13, Ed McCloskey.

Results of the event Dec. 23 at Lion’s Paw (two-man teams, one best net score). First: Roger Buck and Don Rowland (63). Second: Bill Johnston and Hugh Carano (66). Notable net scores: Hugh Carano (70), Earl Miller (71), Rick McCafferty (72).


Bill Favro scored a gross 73 and won three skins in the weekly Players Golf Association tournament Dec. 23 at Meadowlands Golf Course. Game played was skins only. Bob Davis and Don Clark also won one skin each. Closest to the pin: Bill Favro at 11 and 15 and Don Clark at 5.


Bob Davis eagled the 497 yard, par-5 14th hole at Meadowlands. He teed off with a driver, reached the green with his rescue club and sank the putt.


The Sea Trail Men played a two-man team Stableford Dec. 22 on the Maples Course. A flight: 1. Tom MacDonald and Tony Novalis, +18; 2. Wayne Hellmann and Jim Hunt, +7; 3. Jim Foley and Bill Muckridge, +4; 4. Gene Method and Tom Robbins, +2 (match of cards). B flight: 1. Jack Dambaugh and Bill White, +15; 2. Ches Burton and Bo Sellers, +12; 3. Frank Martorelli and Jerry Tanner, +7; 4. Mike Bennett and Howard Van Dusen, +6.


Four teams played in the frost-delayed tourney. The winning team at -1 was Jim Barnett, John Baron, Joe Fioravanti and a draw. Second at -6 were Ed Dupuis, Don Currutt, Jim Powell and Mal Mac Raild. Third at -7 were George Bridges, Gary Hetrling and Wayne Burchfield. Fourth were Glen Ikens, John Kain and Earnie Schober.



Proceeds from a tournament Jan. 9 at the Black Bear Golf Club in Longs, S.C., will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Entry is limited to 36 teams, and the fee per team is $300. Check-in is during 9-9:45 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 10 a.m. The fee also covers lunch with beverages. Prizes will be awarded to the top-five teams in the scramble. There will be closest-to-the-pin and longest-drive contests, door prizes and a 50-50 drawing. Contact Tom McLaughlin at (843) 283-0570 for more information.