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Golf

  • How to run a charity golf event

    Brunswick County is a beehive of charity golf events. During much of the year, two or three charity golf events take place each week at courses from Leland to Calabash.

    Some raise funds for national charities like the Wounded Warrior Project, the American Cancer Society and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Other charity events are for a local need. Someone’s house burns down; a family experiences a life-changing accident or devastating illness. Sometimes funds are raised for the hungry and the homeless.

  • Winner of 2016 Masters: John Rae

    By Thomas Ryan Paul

  • Oyster Bay: Going Strong from the early ’80s

    Oyster Bay Golf Course in Sunset Beach has been one of my favorites since the early 1980s, when the course first opened. Designed by Dan Maples (who also designed Pearl East, Sandpiper Bay and the Maples Course at Sea Trail), Oyster Bay is a gem that requires the golfer to think before hitting.

  • Baseball seasons special for Jerry Linnell

    Baseball season is upon us and one man in Brunswick County is doubly excited.

    Jerry Linnell lives across the pond from me at Brick Landing. He and wife Jane live on the fourth hole; Gene and I are on the third.

    Linnell is an avid golfer who didn’t have much time to play during his 32-year career in the U.S. Senate as an official reporter of debates for inclusion in the official Congressional Record. For the last 16 years before retiring, he was the chief reporter.

  • Golf course superintendents deserve appreciation

    Golf course superintendants are dedicated, highly intelligent, well-educated professionals, but most folks think they are grass cutters. OK, maybe they trim some bushes and rake a few traps, but it’s an easy job.

  • The First Tee: Blossoming and helping children grow

     

     

    We should all be proud of The First Tee of Brunswick County. It is one of the highest ranked chapters of the nearly 200 chapters of The First Tee in the U.S. and in the world. It has achieved that level of success thanks to the amazing volunteers and generous donors in our area.  

  • South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club is committed to service

    Each year, the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club hosts the Fore! Kidz Golf Tournament. The event raises money for various youth-related projects in Brunswick County.

    Anything for children always intrigues me, so last week I attended the weekly meeting of the SBI Rotary Club at Tamer’s Restaurant at Ocean Ridge Plantation. (It meets from 7 to 8:30 a.m. each Friday.) I was impressed.

    The South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club has about 70 members and is one of four clubs operating in Brunswick County (the others are in Shallotte, Leland and Southport).

  • Farmstead/Meadowlands site of Beacon Tournament of Champions this year

    I am so excited. This year’s Tournament of Champions will take place Nov. 12-13 at the beautiful Farmstead/Meadowlands golf courses. This marks the 13th year of this prestigious event in which the club champions (men and women) from each of our clubs battle it out to decide who is the best of the best.

    The format is two days of medal play. No handicaps allowed. It is fun to watch and each year the event attracts more and more spectators.

  • Platinum Series: Fun-filled pro-ams

    Brunswick County has a myriad of golfing opportunities year round. Each course has weekly play days and leagues. On a larger scale there are interclub matches, member-guest tournaments, gross and net championships and team events.

    One of the most enjoyable tournaments ever designed is the pro-am. In this format a pro plays with an amateur as a team. Sometimes, it’s a pro and three amateurs in a foursome against a field of similar teams.

  • Tourney Feb. 27 for injured motorcyclist

    A golf tournament for Tom Palka will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and golf at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Valley at Eastport. The fee is $75 per golfer.

    Palka was struck on his motorcycle on Nov. 6, 2015, by an underinsured motorist who failed to yield the right of way.