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Golf

  • Golfers: Watch out for snakes, alligators and poisonous plants

     Golf has inherent dangers: back sprains, errant golf balls, clubs that fly out of sweaty hands, carts that can overturn on steep hillsides. 

    But on the Carolina Coast, other dangers lurk in the ponds, lakes, marshes and pine forests, and we need to be aware of them.

  • CFAG golf

     In the event May 19at Glen Dornoch, the game was a net and a gross on par 4s and par 5s and a net and two gross on the par 3s. 

    Winners at a 162 were Pete Scott, Joe Gallo, Sid Pennington and a player by draw. Second were Ron Doeblin, Arnie Northrop, Greg Jensen and a player by draw. Third were Mike Devereux, John Ducey, Von Hincher and Rich West.

  • Golf roundup

     Staff Report

    These are summaries sent to the Beacon by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 tournament on Friday, May 16, at Crow Creek. The winners with a score of 120 (-27) were Bob Brownley, Sid Silvers, Bob Smith and Gary Gutheil. Second were Reggie Auten, Dennis Keane, Bill McDavit and Jim Ritter at 123. Low rounds: Silvers and Gutheil, 83; Keane, 84; and Scott McBean, 89. Net: Keane, 63; Gutheil, 64; Silvers, 67; Larry Cecil, 68; and McBean, 69. Keane is golfer of the week.

     

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     Staff Report

    These are summaries sent to the Beacon by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

    The Beachcombers played a three-nets tournament Friday, May 9, Panthers Run.

    The winners with a score of 193 (-23) were Paul Michal, Bob Brownley, Bob Smith and Tom Culverwell. Second were Tom Quick, Sid Silvers, Ed Nocella and Gary Gutheil at 194. Low rounds: Bill McDavit, 84, and Gutheil, 85. Net: McDavit, 62; Gutheil, 67; Smith and Culverwell, 69. McDavit is golfer of the week.

     

    Brierwood MGA

  • The playing lesson: Essential for golfers

     I am a driving range star. I can go to the practice range with a whole bucket of balls and hit them flawlessly. My drives are long and strong; my irons fly high and true. My wedges stick to the green.

    Then I go the golf course and lose it all. The ball goes right, it goes left, it bumps along the ground, killing worms and insects as it scuttles along. My driver soars like a wedge; my wedge chunks. My 7-iron shanks into the woods (ooops, I’m sorry I said the bad word).

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     

    Results reported by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     Staff Report

    Results reported by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Gene Weldon: Life member of the PGA and friend of golf

     Did you ever meet someone who’s fun to be around?

    PGA professional Gene Weldon is one of those guys. Exuberant, friendly, warm, caring, articulate, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, generous … need I say more?

  • Transcript of news conference about U.S. Open

     U.S. OPEN MEDIA DAY

     

    CHRISTINA LANCE:  Good morning.  Thank you for joining us here today. My name is Christina Lance and I'm very happy to welcome you to Media Day for the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open championships. I would like to take a moment here to introduce our speakers. We'll begin here on my right, I have Mr. Dan Burton, USGA vice president and chairman of the Championship Committee.

  • Ladybirds going strong for 23 years

     One of the best things about women’s golf in Brunswick County is the Ladybirds golf league.

    It started Jan. 21, 1991, when representatives from Brick Landing, Brierwood, Carolina Shores, Fox Squirrel (now The Lakes), Oak Island and Sea Trail met to discuss forming a ladies interclub league.