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Golf

  • 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.

  • Highlights and scores from area golf leagues

    CFAG

    On Wednesday in a Stableford match at Meadowlands, Joe Gallo was first at +6. Joe Meo was second at +3. Steve Maiorca was third at +2. Jen Dearborn was fourth at +1.

    On Friday in a C.O.D. event at Meadowlands, Joe Gallo was +3, with two skins. Ron Doeblin was -1 and had six skins. Sid Pennington was -1 with two skins. Steve Maiorca was -1 with one skin.

    CAROLINA SHORES STABLEFORD

  • The First Tee hosts Christmas parties

    BY ELSA BONSTEIN AND AL ARRIGONIPUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC
    Recently, The First Tee of Brunswick County hosted a volunteer appreciation holiday party at Cinghiale Creek in Shallotte. Annually, the local chapter hosts two such events for its volunteers; one in the beginning of the summer, the other around the holiday season. Both events help conclude the spring and fall sessions respectively.

  • Lori Boldt is new member of board of directors

    BY ELSA BONSTEIN
    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    Lori Boldt of Supply recently became a member of the board of directors of The First Tee of Brunswick County.  

    Born and raised in Wilmington, Boldt attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill then went on to work in the pharmaceuticals industry in sales and marketing.  

  • Great gift idea for 2011: A golf trip

    When it’s time for gift giving, think out of the shirt box.  

    Forget the purse, wallet, sweater or pair of gloves. Forget those soppy romantic television commercials for diamond jewelry. If my husband gave me a diamond bracelet, I’d look at him and say, “What? A diamond bracelet? You fool! We could have gone to Scotland and played golf instead!”

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

    CAROLINA SHORES MEN

    Results Friday at Carolina Shores. The game was individual net medal play. The winners were Gary Hertling, Jack Bendy, Leo Jarmusz, Joe Broderick, Frank Talak, Mike Fedak, Tony Sneska, Jerry Strickler, Arnie Northrop, Dick Polonski, Bill Marsh and Glenn Ikens. Closest to pin at No. 3, Jay Leskowicz; at No. 7, Bob Barrett; at No. 12, Bob Barrett; at No. 17, Glenn Ikens. 

    FADEAWAYS

  • Piperettes present year-end awards

    The Piperettes had their year-end awards luncheon Dec. 7 at the Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club. The following awards were presented:

    Most birdies: 1. Judy Nicoletti, 23; 2. Penny Doss, 7; 3. Joanne Clements, 5.

    Lowest net for 2010: 1. Ann Pollock, 60; 2. Bonnie Whitaker, 64; T-3. Kathy Manning, Mary Stern and Jane Duvall, 65.

    Lowest gross for 2010: 1. Judy Nicoletti, 76; T-2. Karen Kennedy and Joanne Clements, 80.

    Most improved: Diane Rauch, who reduced her handicap during the season to 27.7 from 33.7.

  • Hood wins Strausbaugh Award

    The 2010 Bill Strausbaugh Award winner is Mac Hood, PGA general manager of Meadowlands Golf Club and Farmstead Golf Links.

  • Tim Bringard attends Toro Future Leader’s Forum

    BY CONNIE HENSLEY
    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    The Toro Company and Walt Disney World Resort have become partners with The First Tee to create an exciting program for The First Tee participants to explore a variety of career opportunities within and outside the golf industry.