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Golf

  • 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.

    Senior tournaments

  • Kenneth Knight combines love of art and golf

    As I’ve said many times before, I meet the most fascinating people in writing this column. Let me introduce you to a young man who is combining his love of golf and his love of art into a career.

    Kenneth Knight is a gifted artist who has painted portraits, murals and landscapes. He uses different mediums including airbrush. He is also a gifted golfer who shot a 3 over par at Thistle Golf Club, not an easy feat.

    Here’s his story. Kenneth started playing when he was 14 years old and it was instant love.

  • Golf action

    Sandpiper Bay hosts annual Super Bowl Scramble

    Bob Nicolletti, Cathi Birmingham, Mike Donovan and Jack Dobson teamed for a 60 on the Bay to Sand course to win the annual Sandpiper Bay Super Bowl Scramble on Feb. 3.

    Don Moore, Candace Cochrane, Tom Birmingham and Gordon Coulson were second at 62.

    Oliver Marky, Dan Alsup, Bill Lester and Perry Weedon finished third at 63 with Gene McDonald, Bob Eason, Lois Redman and Ron Redman fourth at 64.

  • Pine needles line courses in Brunswick County

    One of the many benefits to getting older is having adult children. Gene and I can share in our four daughters’ careers, families, achievements, joys and sorrows.

    These are fellow human beings, miraculously emancipated from the nest and living on their own, yet they are tied to us in a lifelong bond of love and concern and (yes!) fun.

    Our oldest daughter Karen is a landscape designer in Richmond, Va. A few weeks before Christmas, she called and asked me to attend the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show in Baltimore in January.

  • Golf action

    Calabash VFW League conducts team event at Farmstead

    Lee Harrison, Pete McGerr, Rich Murray and Willie Keefe took first place with a plus 3 in the Calabash VFW Post 7288 Members League modified Stableford tournament Jan. 14 at Farmstead.

    Jack Goin, Bill McCormick, Arthur Dobbs, and E. Giampietro were second at plus 1 .

    Herb Johnson, Dennis Wise, Tony Nye and Bill James came in third at minus 2.

    Harrison and John Koester won two skins each and Jim Boone and Nye one apiece.

  • Brunswick Community College turf program growing more than grass

    I’ve been hearing good things about the turfgrass management program at Brunswick Community College.

    So last Friday, I drove to Supply and spent the morning with Dean Bennett, director of the horticulture and turfgrass management program, and Jace Myers, an instructor in the program.

    These are two nifty young men who are enthusiastic about both the expansion of Brunswick Community College and their role in growing the horticulture and turfgrass program there.

  • Golf action

    VanHorn, Stamboni win Presidents Cup

    Linda VanHorn and Nance Stamboni, the Flight C winners, scored a 2-up win against Flight A champs Pat Brooks and Frankie Neal in final of the Ocean Ridge Ladies President’s Cup tournament.

    The match-play event was played over a 24-week period.

    In the semifinals, VanHorn and Stamboni defeated Flight B winners Grace Loyack and Ginny Ward while Brooks and Neal beat Flight D winners Pam Bank and Gwen Fitzgerald.