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Golf

  • Golf tournaments

    Senior golf tourneys
    These are dates for the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation 55+ Golf Program. Contact Khrystye Haselden at khaselden@brunsco.net or call 910-253-2670.
    March 20, Tiger’s Eye at Ocean Ridge, $45, 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants, refreshments and prizes.  

  • Ocean Ridge plays Stableford tourney

    The Ocean Ridge men’s golf league played its annual four-man team Stableford Tournament Feb. 18 and Feb. 20. The two-day event had 52 participants (13 teams) and played Lion’s Paw and Panther’s Run.
    The scoring was based on all four players counting -1 for a net double bogey or higher, 0 points for net bogey, 1 point for net par, 3 points for net birdie, 5 points for net eagle and 8 points for a net double eagle.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a rain-shortened (nine holes) cha-cha-cha tournament Friday at Crow Creek. The winners with a score of 64 (-12) were Bob Brownley, Jim Ritter, Ed Nocella and Gary Gutheil. Second were Reese Evans, Bob Smith and Stu Cleveland at 72 (-4). Bob Brownley short a 47, net 30, and is golfer of the week.

  • Rules of golf: Important, exasperating, frustrating and equitable

    “The rules are your friend,” remember that, fellow golfers. “The rules are your friend.”
    The Rules of Golf are created by the United States Golf Association and published in a small booklet updated every four years. Golf rules were established to sort out difficulties and differences of opinion as to how the game is played. They are the official arbiter of the game.

  • The First Tee’s Winter Tour

    By Walt Stachura
    First Tee coach
    During December and January, 17 ace-, eagle- and birdie-certified youngsters of The First Tee Brunswick County participated in the second annual Winter Tour played on the four golf courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation.
    Participants took part in clinics and competed in five events in three flights by age and gender, earning points to determine the flight champions. The players included some of the best young golfers in Brunswick County.

  • Golf tournaments

    Senior golf tourneys
    These are dates for the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation 55+ Golf Program. Contact Khrystye Haselden at khaselden@brunsco.net or call 910-253-2670.
    March 20, Tiger’s Eye at Ocean Ridge, $45, 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants, refreshments and prizes.  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a two-man team best-net tournament Friday at Eastport. Six teams all finished below par and within one shot for each position. The winners with a 56 were Jim Ritter and Bob Smith. In second were Bud Dunham and Tom Culverwell at 57. In third at 58 were Bob Byrne and Gary Gutheil. Low round was Gary Gutheil at 81. Low net was Jim Ritter at 61. Jim Ritter is golfer of the week.

  • A new team is polishing The Pearl golf course complex

    Good things are happening at The Pearl golf course complex. New A1/A4 bent grass greens have been installed on the West Course; trees and shrubs and pampas grass are being trimmed and cut back. Fertilizing, spraying, weeding and mulching are ongoing. Tees have been flattened and re-sodded.
    Cart-path repair is coming soon; bunkers will be renovated. A membership is being established. An amateur tour is in the works.  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Friday at Eagle Nest. The winners at +12 were Bob Smith, Bob Brownley, Sid Silvers and Reggie Auten. Taking second were Ed Redman, Reese Evans, Hal Riebesehl and Jim Ritter at +11.5. Gross: Reese Evans 83, Hal Riebesehl 87, Stu Cleveland and Sid Silvers 89. Net: Hal Riebesehl 61, Stu Cleveland 67 and Bob Smith 68. Riebesehl, 88, shot an 87 and is golfer of the week.

  • Mixing golf and romance

    Love and golf are often linked. Yeah, I’ve heard all those stories of guys who are always out playing golf with the guys, leaving their forlorn and neglected wives or girlfriends at home.
    More often, the game of golf can be the cement that holds a marriage together. It has for mine.
    When my husband, Gene, and I met at Syracuse University, he had been playing golf since he was 8 and had a single digit handicap. As I got to know him and his Phi Kappa Psi brothers, I became the beer runner for their fraternity golf matches. Basically, I became a golf groupie.