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Golf

  • 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.

  • For a change of pace, take a break from serious golf

    Golf is a great game, folks. Competition can be anything from a blood-and-guts, four-days-of-medal-play championship to a silly social event that gives everyone some laughs and a good time.

    Personally, I think a good tournament schedule includes some of each.

    We all enjoy going out there and really testing ourselves against the course or against other players. Most golfers like to play serious golf. What other sport can a retired schoolteacher (or accountant or lawyer) learn to play in their golden years? And then excel at it?

  • Golf action

    Lidgard, Fiore share first in Meadowlands Missfits event

    Marlene Lidgard and Anne Fiore were the most honest golfers in the Meadowlands Missfits “Honesty” tournament Feb. 25 at Meadowlands.

    Prior to teeing off, each player predicted her final gross scores and those hitting them correctly or coming closest to the actual scores were declared the winners. Any player with a double bogey or higher on the final two holes was disqualified.

    Both Lidgard, who picked a 96, and Fiore, who chose 100, picked their scores on the nose to tie for first.

  • Golf action

    Sea Trail’s Lynch a master at shooting his age

    Shooting one’s age is sometimes a daunting task, but Sea Trail’s George Lynch has mastered it.

    The 78-year-old golfer shot a 77 during the Sea Trail men’s tournament Feb. 19 on the Maples Course, marking the 107th time he’s managed the feat in his career.

    During the tournament, Jim Hunt and Gary Fagan managed eagles.

  • Golfers need to watch out for dangerous cellulites

    The strangest thing happened to me on a recent trip to Florida to visit some old friends.

    One evening we were all sitting around outside having some drinks and snacks and talking about our golf that day. After awhile, the mosquitoes came out and forced us to go inside.

    The next morning, I woke up with a welt over my right eye where a mosquito had bitten me. No big deal, I thought, and headed out to play golf.

    Later that day, the lump over my eye was larger, so I put some antibiotic cream on it and off we went to dinner.

  • First Tee forms fundraising committee

    The First Tee of Brunswick County has formed a grant-writing committee that conducted its first meeting Feb. 14 in Southport.

    Eight volunteers will actively pursue grants and other fundraising opportunities in the months to come, according to a press release.

    Al Arrigoni, executive director of the local First Tee chapter, and Carol Szot, board member and fundraising director, will serve on the committee.

    Other members include Randy Sloup, Jim and Bonnie Westbrook, Frank Voelker, Richard Gallotta, and Maggie Smith Roedema.

  • Carolinas PGA merchandise show all about the bling

    Despite claims that golf is down in numbers, you couldn’t tell it by the activity at this week’s Carolinas Section PGA Merchandise Show in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The exhibit hall was filled with booths that displayed clubs, balls, tees, clothing, shoes, gifts, furniture, paintings, golf carts, ball washers, scorecards, range finders and brand new teaching aids that will drop your handicap like a bowling ball out of a tree house.

    All the major manufacturers were there: Club Car, Nike, Titleist, Cutter & Buck, Calloway, Aureus, Tail and Oakley.

  • Golf action

    Duffy takes top flight in Ocean Ridge Ringers

    Sally Duffy posted a net 62 to take Flight One honors in the Ocean Ridge Ladies Ringers Tournament Feb. 11 and 13 on Panther’s Run.

    It was an individual stroke play event in which players try to obtain a best net score on each hole in a 36-hole tournament.

    Michelle Sherwood came in second with a 63.

    Linda Buck captured Flight Two with a 69. Sue Kane was second at 70 with Pam Fitzgerald at 71.

    Sharon Simon had a 62 to win Flight Three. Pam Bank was the runner-up at 66 with Kathy Giancarlo at 70.

  • Hahl, Stricklers win Carolina Shores Valentine's Tournament

    Art Hahl and Marie and Jerry Strickler teamed for a 66 to win Carolina Shores Golf and Country Club’s Two Thorns and a Rose or A Thorn between Two Roses Valentine’s Tournament on Feb. 9.

    Three teams tied with 68s. On a match of cards, second place was awarded to Donna and Harold Bowers and Loretta Swanson.

    Ed and Bernice Morris and Frank Talak took third.

    Longest drives went to Hahl and Marie Strickler.

    Closest to the pin honors went to Mike Van Dertoorn and Sharon White.

  • Golf briefs

    Singles golf

    The Wilmington Chapter of the American Singles Golf Association is planning a golf outing Sunday, Feb. 17, at Brierwood Golf Club in Shallotte. There will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

    The tournament is open to single, legally separated, widowed or divorced individuals. Golfers may play once with the association without joining.

    To sign up for the tournament, call Bill Duncan at (910) 289-0117 or email wearldunc3@yahoo.com.

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