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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.
    Jan. 16, Thistle Golf, $45, 9 a.m. sign-in, 10 a.m. start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants, refreshments and prizes.  
    Feb. 20, Cape Fear National Golf, $45, 8:30 a.m. sign-in, 9:30 start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, refreshments and prizes. Cart attendant’s tip is not included in price.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    DFC
    Stableford results Friday at Oyster Bay. First: Billie James, Bill Cleaver, Mike Naudus, Steve Prigge (-5) Second: Don Fidura, Larry Zub, Nick Calderaro (-9.5) Third: Ed Hobgood, Bill Favro, Rick Ellwanger, Duane Durbin; Paul Hourigan, Al Lowrie, Dick Turner, Jake Mathieu (-14). Fifth: Charles Rowe, Owen, Jim Milstead, Joe Nance; Al Thompson, Pat Finnegan, Ron George, Bill Southard (-15.5).

  • U.S. Golf Association stirs controversy with putter ruling

    There’s a monster storm cloud on the horizon of the golf world. It revolves around the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club and their recent proposed rule change that would disallow anchoring a long putter against the torso.  

  • Ocean Ridge Men’s Golf group donates to First Tee

    During its annual campaign earlier this year, the Ocean Ridge Men’s Golf Association raised $5,745 for The First Tee Brunswick County. This is the sixth consecutive year ORMGA has conducted this campaign, raising more than $35,000 for TFTBC.

  • McGinnis graduates from golf academy

    Staff Report

    James McGinnis of Holden Beach joined 95 fellow students from the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, S.C. to earn an associate degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management during graduation ceremonies Dec. 14.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brunswick Plantation MGA
    Brunswick Plantation MGA results Dec. 18. The format was two-man Stableford with minuses. Magnolia-Dogwood side: 1. Rick Pesenvento and Rich Davis, +16; 2. Lee Marsh and Frank Suppa, +8; 3. Gabby Grant and John Walsh, +7; 4. Andy Symka and Butch Cadman, +2; 5. Dennis Radke and Barry Anshell +2 (card match). Dogwood-Azalea side: 1. Bob Toeppner and Wyman Shaw, +8; 2. Al Sansone and Marty Krygiel, +5; 3. George Lucyszyn and Roger Pogoda, +4.

  • 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.
    Jan. 16, Thistle Golf, $45, 9 a.m. sign-in, 10 a.m. start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants, refreshments and prizes.  
    Feb. 20, Cape Fear National Golf, $45, 8:30 a.m. sign-in, 9:30 start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, refreshments and prizes. Cart attendant’s tip is not included in price.

  • Ten years of Golf Gab: Thanks for the memories

    On Sept. 12, 2002, I wrote my first golf column for The Brunswick Beacon. Counting back in time, that’s more than 535 columns.
    It all began when a group from Brick Landing was attempting to buy the golf course. Because I had been a freelance writer for most of my life, the committee asked me to help with public relations (press releases, letters and advertisements).   

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brierwood MGA
    The Charlie Stransky Memorial Scramble was played Dec. 1. In first at -7 was the team of Hollen Groff, Butch Viars, Jerry Lula and Chuck Hornfeck. Tied for second at -4 were the teams of Bill Tonking, Paul Salerno and Mike Prokop; and Al Bloom, George Edwards and Dave Harper.
    In a Stableford match Dec. 3, first at 132 was the team of Al Bloom, George Edwards, Jack Gruwell and Dennis Shea. In second at 118 was the team of Harvey Hundley, Paul Salerno, Mike Prokop and a player by draw.

  • Ocean Ridge plays Bah Humbug tourney

    On Dec. 12, the Ocean Ridge Men’s Golf Association played its annual Bah Humbug Tournament on Panther’s Run. The format was a four-player “shamble,” in which the best drive was chosen on each hole and then each player hit his second and subsequent shots from that point. Tee placements were in sand traps, woods, behind trees and on sides of hills. Four of the holes required putting with a shovel, a sledge hammer and various configurations of pipe. Two net scores per hole counted for the team score.