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Golf

  • Golf action

    Club 25 began its 2010 season with a tournament March 22 at the Founders Club at St. James Plantation. Elaine Pipino from Carolina National led the excitement of the day with a hole-in-one on the 97-yard 16th hole.

    The first flight was won by Barb Eckroth (The Legends) with an 83. She was followed by Mary Barclay (St. James). Dale Calhoon (Brick Landing) and Shari Hodson (The Lakes) tied for third. Barb Guhl (Pine Valley) finished fifth and Dianne Belair (Prestwick) sixth.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Carolina Shores. Low gross: Reese Evans, 85; Harry Haggerty, 86; Dan O’Connell, 87; Jim Fitzner, 88. Low nets: O’Connell, 68; Fred Ortiz, 70. Team two best balls per hole: O’Connell, Ortiz, Haggerty and Bill Cameron at 29 under. Golfer of the week was O’Connell.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • Rounds4Research: Great idea, great cause spreading throughout the Southeast

    “Necessity is the mother of invention” is a saying we’ve all heard at one time or another, and nowhere is that saying truer than in the Rounds4Research initiative of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association.

    Rounds of golf at more than 550 golf courses in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Texas will be auctioned off online from April 7-14 through its Web site, Rounds4Research.com. The funds raised will provide money for turfgrass research.

  • Seabrook Island Club: a long struggle, but reaping the rewards

    Last weekend, I traveled to the Seabrook Island Club for the spring meeting of the Carolina Golf Reporters Association. For the first time, the meeting took place jointly with the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel, and it was a blast.

    There were awards, meetings and social events during the weekend. Each day we played the courses at Seabrook.

    On Saturday, I met Brian Thelan, the head golf professional at Seabrook and heard the amazing story of how this beautiful private club came to be.

  • The Founders Club hosts St. James Plantation Collegiate Invitational tournament

    On March 13-14, six NCAA Division II and III golf teams and one NAIA team played in the second annual St. James Plantation Collegiate Invitational at the Founders Club. Two other schools played elsewhere to make the total nine.

  • Golf action

    Rita DuGan, Sharon Beavers, Dennis Shea, and Wayne McGlothlin were first at 1-under par in the Brierwood nine-hole mixed scramble March 10. Finishing second at even par was the team of Marian Johnson, Nancy McGlothlin, Bob Janovic and Bob Nobes. The team of Liz Boyer, Honey Gruzlewski, Fran Thomas, and Randy Coates tied for third place at 1-over par with the team of Marianne Nobes, Glen Green, Ralph Trimmer and Larry Boyer.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • Trojan golf team finishes fourth at Whiteville Country Club tournament

    The West Brunswick men’s golf team finished three spots behind South Brunswick during a conference tournament March 8 at Whiteville Country Club.

    The conference team scores for the nine-hole round were South Brunswick 159, West Bladen 176, North Brunswick 179, West Brunswick 180, Whiteville 185, East Bladen 213, and South Columbus 213.

    Individual scores for the Trojans were Keith Hopkins, 44; Harrison Taylor, 44; Cole Grammen, 45; and Greg Hensley 47.

  • Golf action

    Brunswick Plantation

    Results of the T’s and F’s game March 1 at Brunswick Plantation: 1. Gerry Gosselin, 33.5; 2. Becky Seibert, 34; 3. Gloria Banta, 34.5.

    CFAG

    On March 1 at Farmstead, Frank Janton, Ned Meier, John Methvin, John Ogden and Joe Gallo placed first with a 135. The five-man teams scored three nets on par-3s, two on part-4s and one on the par-5 and par-6 holes. In second were Sid Pennington, Steve Maiorca, John Ducey, Cliff Musselman and Joe Meo.

  • ATMC cable TV to launch golf show

    ATMC will launch a new cable TV show specifically aimed at golfers and those connected with the golf industry in Brunswick County.

    “Tee Time” will be hosted by Al Arrigoni, PGA golf professional and executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Far out and cool stuff at the PGA merchandise show

    I love the annual Carolinas Section PGA Merchandise Show and try to go each year.

    Last week’s show was bigger than last year’s. More than 1,500 golf professionals from all over the Carolinas and even farther assembled for elections, meetings, seminars and to preview what’s new in the world of golf products.