• 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



    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. 

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     Staff Report

    Summaries of recent league events in the area.



    Results at Panther’s Run. Gross: Sid Silvers, 84; Gary Gutheil, 86. Net: Paul Michal, 68; Gutheil and Silvers, 69. Team (two nets): Tom Culverwell, Tom Quick, Dick Cecil and Ed Nocella, 125 (19 under par).

  • CVGA golf

     The Calabash Veterans’ Golf Association played a 1-2-3 format April 14 at Meadowlands. First were Lynn Harbold and Mike McCormack and two players by draw, -31. Second were Denny Wise, Russ Johnson, Bob Lange and Ken Locatelli, -27. Third were Bill Russell, Loren Ruck, Jerry Howard and John Yencik, -26. Gross: Roy Lawes, 73. Net: Larry Noon, Harbold and Locatelli, 60. Closest to pin: at 5, Bob Anderson, 4-11; at 8, Roy Laster, 17-3; at 11, John Casey, 12-2;  at 14, John Calabrese, 3-9.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     Brick Landing LGA

  • Monday After the Masters Tournament

     I love writing this column. Through it, I have the opportunity to do some marvelous things, like attending the Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Tournament at the Dye Course in Barefoot Landing. 

    With my press pass around my neck, I get to go “under the ropes” to be close to the golfers and celebrities.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     Results reported last week by area golf leagues.



    The Beachcombers played their second round of four of the young guys against the old guys tournament Friday, April 4, at Sandpiper Bay, and the young guys won 22-8. Low scores: Sid Silvers, 77; Tom Culverwell, 88; Scott MacBean and Gary Gutheil, 89. Net: Silvers, 63; Culverwell, 65; and Bob Cecil, 69.

  • The Future Generations Tournament comes to St. James on June 7

    Grab your clubs and sign up for the Future Generations Tournament June 7 at St. James Plantation. It’s a world of fun. Great golf on three fine golf courses, wonderful food, prizes, camaraderie and all for a good cause: The First Tee of Brunswick County. 

    Out of the nearly 200 chapters of The First Tee in the U.S. and the world, ours is an Ace level chapter, which means it’s one of the best in the world.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues


    Results of a 1-2-3 cha-cha-cha tournament Friday, March 28, at Meadowlands. The winners with a score of 115 (-29) were Ed Nocella, Paul Michal, Gary Gutheil and Dick Cecil. Second were Jim Beairsto, Sid Silvers, Scott McBean and Hal Riebesehl at 125 (-19). Low scores: Silvers and Gutheil, 89. Net: Nocella, 66, and Jim Ritter, 67. Nocella is golfer of the week.


    Brick Landing