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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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.