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Golf

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 tournament Friday at Eagle Nest. The winners with a score of 117 were Jim Ritter, Bob Byrne, Bob Smith and Reese Evans. Second went to Hal Riebesehl, Stu Cleveland and Bob Brownley at 122. Gross: Reese Evans, 84. Nets: Bob Cecil, 62; Hal Riebesehl, 66; and Bob Smith, 69. Cecil is golfer of the week.

  • The First Tee Future Generations Tournament: Big, bigger, biggest

    The Future Generations Tournament for the benefit of The First Tee of Brunswick County is June 1 at St. James Plantation.
    It’s a world of fun for a great cause and the biggest charity golf event in the region, so come on out.
    Imagine 540 golfers playing simultaneously on the 81 holes at St. James Plantation—and playing 18 holes in just more than four hours. Then, imagine those people, plus volunteers and guests (more than 600 of them), getting their food served to them in fewer than 20 minutes.  

  • The First Tee Player Card: Green fees at a big discount

    By Mike Gildea
    Special to The Beacon
    It’s the hottest selling golf item in Brunswick County: It’s The First Tee player card.
    The 2013 edition of the player card has been on sale for 12 weeks and thousands already have been sold.  
    “We’re fast hitting our limit with not many left to sell,” said Rebecca Albin, executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County. “Since we started selling them in December, they’ve been flying off of the shelf.”

  • 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.  

  • Cameryn Smith receives national recognition

    By Mike Gildea
    First Tee Board of Directors
    The First Tee’s Cameryn Smith was one of 32 young golfers selected from among several hundred applicants to attend The First Tee Outstanding Participant Summit in Nashville, Tenn.
    This inaugural youth symposium “picked the best of the best from among our chapters from throughout the country,” said Rebecca Albin, executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Golf tournaments

    Tourney April 1 for Relay for Life
    Town Creek Elementary School is sponsoring a golf tourney April 20 at Magnolia Greens and the proceeds benefit Relay for Life. The shotgun start is 8 a.m. The fee is $60 per golfer, $240 per team, and covers lunch. To register, call Stella Tucker at (910) 253-6500 or email stucker@bcswan.net by April 1.
    SBI fundraiser May 18
    The South Brunswick Islands Rotary’s 16th annual golf fundraiser begins at

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played the last of their four-round old vs. young tournament Friday at Cypress Bay and old guys were victorious for the fourth straight year. Gross: Reese Evans 85, Stu Cleveland 87, Bob Byrne, Jim Fitzner and Gary Gutheil 89. Net: Stu Cleveland 64, Ed Nocella 66, Tom Culverwell and Hal Riebesehl 67 and Bob Byrne 68. Ed Nocella is golfer of the week.

  • A look at Coastal Carolina University’s PGM program

    Coastal Carolina University is one of 19 schools in the country that offers Professional Golf Management as a degree option. This is an intense 4½-year program wherein the student graduates with a B.A. and a PGA certification at the same time.
    I drove down to CCU last week to speak with Charles Thrash, director of the PGM program at CCU.

  • 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.