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Golf

  • Two organizations join to mold junior golfers

     The Learning Illumination Center (LIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, recently began a relationship with The First Tee of Brunswick County.

    Nick Vassil, chief operating officer of APLS group, LIC’s parent company, and Karen Parker, LIC executive director, had the pleasure of meeting with Don Hall, executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick Country, and Coach Terry Mauney this past Wednesday, May 17, at their offices in Shallotte.

  • Forty years and 30,000 holes of golf

     Since 1978, the Dunning family has been vacationing and golfing in the Carolinas. They come for the beach, the family time and especially the golf.

  • Golf highlights, notable scores of area leagues

    Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

    Brick Landing Plantation

  • Piperettes play member-guest tourney

    The Piperettes of Sandpiper Bay played their annual member-guest tournament May 2. Thirty members and their guests were divided into three flights and played two-person best ball. The tournament chairwoman was Pat Hannigan.

    Gross, first flight: Bernice Morris and Mary Hedrick, +10. Second flight, Diane Rauch and Sandy Belcher, +14. Third flight: Carol Haack and Claire O’Brien, +24.

  • Lessons from the Wells Fargo

    By Darren deMaille

    Golf Columnist

    The Wells Fargo Championship was contested last week at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington. I have been to and played many championship golf courses, including Augusta National, and Eagle Point ranks among the top three courses I have been to.

    The players were raving about the layout and the conditions all week. Phil Mickelson said, “it ranks in the top five courses” they will play all year. Coming from Mickelson, this holds a tremendous amount of value to me.

  • Monday after the Masters: Learning to hit long drives

    Darren deMaille

  • Amen! Garcia surges to Masters victory

    By Thomas Ryan Paul

    Up here in the Northeast Kingdom, Palm Sunday finds thick patches of unmelted "corn" snow and muddy roads around my house. Sap buckets hang from the maple trees, which won't leaf out for another three-four weeks. My cross-country skis stand next to my golf bag. Can't use either of them today. So today, after Palm Sunday Mass, there is only one thing to do: roast a chicken, mash potatoes and watch the final round of the Masters.

  • Exciting finish to the Masters

    By Darren deMaille

  • PGA Junior League Golf begins in May

    By Darren deMaille

    One of the initiatives the PGA of America has instituted to grow the game of golf is the PGA Junior League in which PGA professionals make golf fun, social and an inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and younger to learn and enjoy the game of golf.  

    Much like other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends.  A PGA or LPGA professional serves as the coach and is at the forefront of creating a welcoming environment for all to enjoy the game. 

  • PGA professionals: Make time for The First Tee

    By Darren deMaille