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Golf

  • Marie Strickler: Saying goodbye to a great gal

    I got the news last fall. Marie Strickler had been hospitalized with a ruptured brain aneurism.
    Marie had been playing golf at Farmstead when she collapsed. Ambulances were called. Over the next months, she was transferred to several hospitals. There were surgeries, rehabs and treatments.
    It went on and on until March 21, when her brave fight ended.

  • Meadowlands Missfits play member-member tourney
  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a two-nets tournament Friday at Carolina Shores. The winners at 124 (-20) were Paul Michal, Ed Nocella, Bud Dunham and Brett Dunham. Second went to Jim Beairsto, Stu Cleveland, Dan O’Connell and Ed Redman at 126 (-18). Gross: Brett Dunham, 86. Net: Ed Nocella and Bob Smith, 70. Bob Smith is golfer of the week.

  • Trojan golfers win tourney at Magnolia Greens

    Staff Report

    West Brunswick won the second conference golf tournament of the season March 18, finishing eight strokes ahead of South Brunswick. North Brunswick was sixth in the seven-team event.
    The tournament was played on the Magnolia and Camellia courses at Magnolia Greens in Leland. The par-72 course was 6,478 yards.
    For West, which finished with 335 strokes, senior Holt Durham shot an 81 and finished second. Freshman Landon Patterson shot an 82 and finished third.

  • Those heavenly, handy-dandy handicaps help golfers

    You can play golf or you can stroll a few miles with your friends, pausing occasionally to hit a small round object with a club, while chatting about your new kitchen curtains, the latest recipe for duck a l’Orange or the cute shirt you bought on sale last week at Belk.
    That’s great fun but, let me assure you, real golf is better.   
    And, if you’re going to play real golf in which you keep score, you will need to establish a handicap.  

  • Golf tournaments

    Tourney April 1 is for Relay for Life
    Town Creek Elementary School is sponsoring a golf tourney April 20 at Magnolia Greens and the proceeds benefit Relay for Life. The shotgun start is 8 a.m. The fee is $60 per golfer, $240 per team, and covers lunch. To register, call Stella Tucker at (910) 253-6500 or email stucker@bcswan.net by April 1.

  • Trojans’ Patterson wins golf tourney

    Staff Report

    West Brunswick freshman Landon Patterson was the only golfer to break 80 as he won the season-opening high school golf tourney March 11 at Whiteville Country Club.
    Patterson shot a 79 on the par-72, 6,329-yard course.
    Other scorers for West: sophomore Drew Boyer, 83; senior Holt Durham, 85; sophomore Dylan Howard, 85; sophomore Cole Snyder, 86; and junior Zack Flaccavento, 88.

  • Ocean Ridge Hotop Scramble

    The Ocean Ridge Men’s Golf League played its annual two-day scramble tournament March 11 at Lion’s Paw and March 13 at Panther’s Run. The tournament was named The Hotop Scramble in honor of Bill Hotop, who died last year. This was Hotop’s favorite tournament. Diana Hotop awarded all the prizes to the winning teams.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a three-nets tournament Friday at Eastport. The winners with a score of 186 (-24) were Ed Nocella, Bob Smith, Bob Brownley and Dennis McCann. In second were Sid Silvers, Bob Byrne, Jim Beairsto and Jim Ritter at 187 (-23). Gross: Sid Silvers, 81; Stu Cleveland, 84; and Jim Ritter, 88. Net: Ed Nocella, 59; Stu Cleveland, 60; Jim Ritter, 63; Ed Redman, 64; Sid Silver and Bob Cecil, 66; Jim Beairsto and Bob Brownley, 68; and Larry Cecil, 69. Ed Nocella is golfer of the week.

  • Gatlinburg, Oh, Gatlinburg

    Gene and I have the best of all worlds. We live in Brunswick County on the Carolina Coast (temperate year-round climate, lots of golf courses, fabulous beaches, great seafood, boating, fishing, plus Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Wilmington are a short drive away).
    Yet, we have another alternative world we visit several times a year. That world exists in Gatlinburg, Tenn., at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains.