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Golf

  • Al Arrigoni leaving The First Tee of Brunswick County

    Al Arrigoni, executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County, host of Tee Time with Al Arrigoni on the ATMC cable network, golf coach and mentor to dozens of kids and a friend of many, is leaving. 

  • The Golf Ball coming to Brunswick

    The First Tee of Brunswick County will be celebrating its fifth anniversary with a gala dinner-dance aptly name “The Golf Ball.” 

    The celebratory event will take place on Feb. 12 at 101 Stone Chimney Place, 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply. 

    “This is the banquet facility of the Brunswick County Association of Realtors and it is a fabulous venue,” said Kimmie Durham, Golf Ball chair. “It will be an evening of great food from Art Catering at the Purple Onion, dancing and sharing stories about The First Tee. 

  • Holt Durham speaks to First Tee board

    It is a long-held policy of The First Tee of Brunswick County to invite members of the chapter to speak before the board of directors at each monthly meeting.  

  • The First Tee: Mr. (Coach) Joe Stanley

    BY LANDON PATTERSON
    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    Coach Joe Stanley is a man who has taught me many things about both life and basketball.  I first met Coach Joe in 2009 at a board meeting of The First Tee, when my brother Holden and I spoke.  Coach Joe would become my travel AAU basketball coach in 2010.  I was in for much character improvement, both on and off the court. Coach Joe taught his team respect for others as well as for our surroundings. 

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    CFAG

    On Jan. 12 at Meadowlands, in a C.O.D. event, Pete Scott, John Ducey and Joe Gallo tied at +1. Scott and Gallo each had three skins. Steve Maiorca had one skin.

    On Friday in a Stableford match at Meadowlands, Ron Doeblin was first at +3, John Ducey second +2, Karl Pettersen third at +1 on a match of cards and Joe Gallo fourth. Ducey had two skins. Doeblin and Pettersen had one skin each. 

    CALABASH ELKS

  • New pro, new directions at Lockwood Folly

    Last week I had the pleasure of attending a reception at the Lockwood Folly clubhouse for its new pro, Jeff Ruth. The crowd was noisy, enthusiastic and totally enchanted with its new head professional.  

    Lockwood Folly Country Club is the only member-owned course in Brunswick County.  In 1996, the developers of Lockwood Folly (Channelside Corp.) approached the members to see whether they wanted to purchase the course. Most of the lots had been sold and before they opened it up to outsiders, perhaps the members wanted to get together and buy it.  

  • Highlights, scores of area golf events

    BRIERWOOD PRESIDENT’S CUP

  • The pumpkin bread event

    Did you ever notice that trouble comes in bunches? In a young struggling family, the washing machine will break and the transmission in the truck will fall out the week before Christmas. A middle-aged woman will need a root canal just when her mother is scheduled for a hip replacement.  

    Ten days before Christmas, I experienced a profoundly exasperating series of events. It was the pumpkin bread that started it all. 

  • Harrison Taylor at the Hank Haney School in Hilton Head

    Last April, Harrison Taylor of Shallotte won a two-year scholarship to the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C. 

    Harrison left his parents, Valerie and Scott Taylor, brother Chandler, his West Brunswick High School friends and went to live five hours away in Hilton Head Island. It was a daunting task for this young man who had grown up in a close-knit family in a small rural town.  

  • Lockwood Folly hires Ruth as new pro

    Lockwood Folly Country Club at Holden Beach has hired a new head golf professional, Jeff Ruth, who begins his job in January. 

    Ruth earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., and brings to Lockwood a wealth of experience and excellence in the golf industry, including Titleist Performance Fitness Instructor and Ping’s South Carolina Regional Clubfitter of the year.