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Golf

  • Zack Byrd: Thriving, surviving and hoping for the best

    It’s been a mixed bag for Zack Byrd this year. Highs and lows, with Murphy’s Law working overtime to thwart his efforts to become a PGA touring pro.
    Zack is from Calabash, a junior phenomenon who cut his teeth on the long, treacherous bunker-filled Carolina Shores Golf Course. Home-schooled, Zack played in junior golf events thrughout the country and went to Coastal Carolina University on a golf scholarship. During each of the four years Zack attended, CCU won the Big South Championship.

  • Golf tournaments

    Tee off for veterans set for Nov. 24
    On Nov. 24, Rolling Thunder SC3 will play its annual golf tournament at Crown Park Golf Course. It will be a captain’s choice with a shotgun start at
    10 a.m. The fee is $60 per person, $240 per team. There will be a 50-50 drawing, door prizes and dinner to follow immediately after the tournament at the VFW Post 10804, 111 Highway 57, Little River, S.C. For more information, contact Bruce Hutchison at (843) 390-0196 or hutchb@sccoast.net.

  • Bergstrom and Heroux win golf club championships

    Below are profiles of the women’s golf club champions are Carolina National and Farmstead-Meadowlands.
    Carolina National—Linda Bergstrom. This champion hails form Connecticut, where she worked for 25 years selling optical equipment. She and her husband were also competitive skiers, competing in NASTAR races all over the United States and in Europe.  
    “We’re golfers now,” she said  “Skiing can be dangerous as you get older.”  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers

  • Saluting volunteers of The First Tee

    By Beth Coffey
    Special to The Beacon
    Recently The First Tee of Brunswick County had a chance to acknowledge the work and dedication of its corps of volunteers and to recognize a few whose contributions went “above and beyond” over this past year. “Without them,” said executive director Rebecca Albin, “we simply wouldn’t be here.”

  • Golf tournaments

    Calabash VFW tourney Nov. 12

  • Magnolia Greens wins Coastal Carolina Interclub championship

    St. James captured first place in the final 2012 Coastal Carolina Interclub Association event played at Carolina National golf course but Magnolia Greens captured the CCIA 2012 championship by leading with all teams with 1,734 points.
    The CCIA format includes seven two-man teams from each club who play a USGA Stableford system, net best ball, and count the scores only from the top six teams of the seven competing.
    Clubs complete for the championship trophy by earning points in each event and accumulating the most points at the conclusion of the season.

  • Brunswick Plantation announces recent golf tournament results

    Results of member-guest tourney Oct. 22. Azalea-Magnolia: 1. Ellie Allen and Juanita Adams; 2. Trish Lemmon and Wanda Wiltbank; 3. Pat Wish and Penny Crawford; 4. Paula Gaudette and Gwen Jerome; 5. Kathy Toeppner and Marsha Kerchner; 6. Kathy Rosenberg and Nancy Pennington.
    Magnolia-Dogwood: 1. Sandy Owens and Jeanette Burton; 2. Janet Iekel and Diane Sandoval; 3. Mary Helen Naecker and Joanne Barton; 4. Lori Schneider and Sharon Clark; 5. Pat Haniquet and Judy Falloon; 6. Evelyn Claus and Sherry Higgenbotton.  

  • Brick Landing plays championship

    The Brick Landing Ladies Golf Association played its league championship last Thursday and Friday. The league champion is Pat Christenbury with a two-day combined gross score of 186.  The net champion is Mary Tacea with a two-day net score of 137.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a three nets tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. The winners at 190 (-26) were Jim Beairsto, Jim Ritter and Gary Gutheil and a player by draw (Sid Silver). In second at 196 (-20) were Dan O’Connell, Bob Healey, Ed Redman and a player by draw (Sid Silver). Gross: Sid Silver, 80; Gary Gutheil, 81; Bob Healey and Ed Redman, 88. Net: Ed Redman and Sid Silver, 66; Gary Gutheil, 67. Sid Silver is golfer of the week.