• Ocean Ridge Bowling League presents annual awards

    The Ocean Ridge Plantation Bowling League concluded its 13th season at the annual awards banquet held April 4 at Starz Grille in Shallotte. The league, which bowls at Planet Fun in Shallotte, comprises 24 four-person teams. In addition to these regular weekly bowlers, about 40 substitute bowlers also compete in the league.
    At the banquet, Steve Miller, league president, announced the following team and individual award winners for the season.
    First-place team: The Fockers (Ron Schneider, Vicki Powers, Marie Pugh, George Woodard).

  • AJGA event played at St. James

    Last weekend, The Founders Club at St. James Plantation was the site for an American Junior Golf Association preseason tournament. The weather, which had been beastly most of the week, cleared in time to allow 84 junior golfers from around the world to compete in two days of medal play.  
    I was there and saw some amazing golf.
    These are young people, starting out on the road to being touring pros, hoping to get scholarships, begging to be recognized by college coaches.

  • John Deere equipment donated to The First Tee

    By Elsa Bonstein
    Beacon Correspondent
    On March 30, Revels Turf and Tractor delivered three gleaming green mowers and one utility vehicle to Cinghiale Creek, home of the First Tee of Brunswick County.
    They were greeted by rousing cheers from 50 kids, coaches, volunteers and board members of The First Tee of Brunswick County.
    On hand for the presentation were Carol and Rusty Petrea, founders of the chapter.

  • Golf tournaments

    Sharon UMC tourney April 6
    The Sharon United Methodist Church legacy youth group is sponsoring a four-man captain’s choice golf tournament April 6 at Brierwood Golf Course in Shallotte. Cost is $50 per person or $200 per team. For more information, call Van Fulford at (910) 443-1999 or Charlie Tarlton at (301) 502-9647. All proceeds will benefit the youth group of the church.

  • First Tee golf and leadership academy opens this month

    By Mike Gildea
    Special to The Beacon
    The Carolina Life Skills and Leadership Academy—a new, state-of-the-art golf and leadership youth academy—will open in early April in Brunswick County under the aegis of the Carol S. Petrea Youth Golf Foundation. The foundation is The First Tee umbrella organization for several local chapters in the region, including The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a net-team tournament Friday at the Pearl. The winners with a score of 217 (+1) were Larry Cecil, Gary Gutheil and Danny O’Connell. Second were Bud Dunham, Brett Dunham, Ed Nocella and Hal Riebesehl at 310 (+14). Gross: Brett Dunham, Gary Gutheil and Dan O’Connell, 89. Net: Dan O’Connell, 65. Dan O’Connell is golfer of the week.

  • Marie Strickler: Saying goodbye to a great gal

    I got the news last fall. Marie Strickler had been hospitalized with a ruptured brain aneurism.
    Marie had been playing golf at Farmstead when she collapsed. Ambulances were called. Over the next months, she was transferred to several hospitals. There were surgeries, rehabs and treatments.
    It went on and on until March 21, when her brave fight ended.

  • Meadowlands Missfits play member-member tourney
  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a two-nets tournament Friday at Carolina Shores. The winners at 124 (-20) were Paul Michal, Ed Nocella, Bud Dunham and Brett Dunham. Second went to Jim Beairsto, Stu Cleveland, Dan O’Connell and Ed Redman at 126 (-18). Gross: Brett Dunham, 86. Net: Ed Nocella and Bob Smith, 70. Bob Smith is golfer of the week.

  • Trojan golfers win tourney at Magnolia Greens

    Staff Report

    West Brunswick won the second conference golf tournament of the season March 18, finishing eight strokes ahead of South Brunswick. North Brunswick was sixth in the seven-team event.
    The tournament was played on the Magnolia and Camellia courses at Magnolia Greens in Leland. The par-72 course was 6,478 yards.
    For West, which finished with 335 strokes, senior Holt Durham shot an 81 and finished second. Freshman Landon Patterson shot an 82 and finished third.