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Golf

  • Golf action

    Calabash Elks

    Mike Coleman won the A Flight with a net 59 in the Calabash Elks Tournament April 9 at Brierwood Golf Club. Mike Casper came in second with 71. Don Mimm won the B Flight with 64, and Bob Herre came in second with 65. Fred Ortiz won the C Flight with 65, and Mike McCormack was runner-up with 66. Closest-to-the pin winners were Jim Schuster (No. 3), Ed Kerr (No. 9 and No. 17), and Jerry Way (No. 14).

    Beachcombers

  • Short-game workout will bring down your scores

    We live in a temperate climate here on the Carolina coast, yet many of us want to play golf only under the most favorable conditions. The golfers who move here from Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania are the worst. They played in sleet and wind up North; they loved winter golf leagues because the ponds all froze up.

    Something strange happens to these stalwart golfers after a few years of “Southern comfort.” They get wimpy about the weather.

  • Sea Trail lady golfer scores hole-in-one and eagle on consecutive holes

    Sandy Reynolds made a hole-in-one on the second hole at the Byrd Course on April 4. She followed her ace with an eagle on hole No. 3 by chipping in from off the green.

    Brierwood Men

  • Order of play perplexing, but it's all in the rulebook

    Order of play is a concept that is often misunderstood. In simplest terms, it refers to who goes first in a group of golfers on the tee box, in the fairway, the rough and on the green. Even in hazards and ground under repair, there is an order of play.

    This can all sound trivial to a non-golfer, or someone who does not play a lot of competitive golf, but it is important to know what the order of play is.

  • Golf action

    Sandpiper Rebels

    The Rebels played a point tournament based on net scores on both the front and back nines March 28.

    Wayne Purdy and Len Borriello tied for first place with plus 23. Charlie Richardson finished second with plus 22. Chris Christie, Leo Lico and Gene McDonald tied for third with plus 20.

    In first place on the back nine was John Murphy with plus 23. Jack Hinte, Leo Lico, Len Borriello and John Hannigan tied for second with plus 22.

  • Giehl shoots 77 to win first flight of Brick Landing's Ladies' tournament

    Brick Landing Ladies

    Bonnie Giehl shot a net 77 to win the first flight of the Brick Landing Ladies Association tournament on March 20. Competition was “Ace Day,” an in-flight competition. Keith Webb came in second with an 80, and Irene Dowdy took third with an 83.

    In the second flight, Barbara Karkut had 72 for first, Usfula Stycynski shot 78 for second, and Melody Baylor had 85 for third.

    The third flight was won by Vivian Rowe with a 70, who also won “Ace of the Month.” Peg Agrimonti finished second with a 77.

  • Psychology professor (and golfer) Tom Dorsel writes a winner

    If you’ve ever picked up a driver and hit a bucket of balls, or if you’ve ever played even a few holes on a hard-scrabble backwoods course, chances are you’ve read a golf instructional book.

    If you’re a member of a club or league and compete regularly, you probably own a whole shelf of how-to-play-better books.

  • Golf action

    Locke, Wilson, Ashley and Keife win top honors in the Shamrock Flight

    Diane Locke, Libby Wilson, Dave Ashley and Gary Keife won top honors in the Shamrock Flight with a 119 as Sea Trail had its annual St. Patrick’s Day tournament on the Byrd and Joes courses March 11.

    Each team counted its two best net balls.

    Cathy Bender, Marti Kennedy, Ches Burton and Al Kozel took second with a 122.

    Georgia Lounsbury, Dick Lehrer, Ralph Gardner and Mike Pozdol tied with Pat Lupi, George Hill, Dick Lawson and Tom Robbins for third at 125.

  • Nick Bradley School of Golf comes to a close after one year

    A year ago, world famous golf coach and author Nick Bradley took on a daunting task: Take a bunch of kids who are just starting to play golf, coach them for a year and see what happens.

    Bradley is Justin Rose’s personal coach. Last year, Justin went from 126th on the PGA money list to sixth. Nick also wrote the best-selling book, “The Seven Laws of the Golf Swing.” He operates the Nick Bradley School of Golf at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Needless to say, lessons with Bradley do not come cheap.

  • Harper brings home championship honors from Brierwood

    Harper brings home championship honors from Brierwood

    Dave Harper had a 36-hole total of 128 to claim the overall championship and Flight 2 honors in the Brierwood men’s Senior and Super Senior stroke play tournament March 6 and 8.

    Marty Waldron in Flight 1 with a 139 and Jim Bryant in Flight 2 with a 140 were the Senior Flight winners.

    Taking Flight 1 in the Super Senior was Reggie Fitz-Gerald at 138.

    Finishing behind Waldron in Senior Flight 1 were Jim Davis at 146, Wayne McGlothlin at 148 and John Beavers at 157.