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Golf

  • 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.

  • 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 253-2670.
    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.
    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.  

  • The First Tee success story

    By Mike Gildea
    TFTBC Board of Directors, Coach
    It began with a vision…to positively impact the lives of young people throughout Brunswick County. Seven years later, it has succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. That’s The First Tee of Brunswick County, the flagship chapter of The Carol S. Petrea Youth Golf Foundation.

  • Golf tournaments

    Tournament of Angels set for Feb. 9
    The 15th Annual Golf Tournament of Angels is Feb. 9 at Tidewater Golf Club at North Myrtle Beach, S.C. This tournament supports a Christian early education program for preschoolers. The cost is $75 and covers golf and cart fees, hot buffet breakfast, box lunch, light desserts, free mulligan per player, closest to the pin, longest drive and hole-in-one prize.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brierwood MGA
    On Jan. 28, playing two best balls, the team of Bernie Gruzlewski, Chuck Hornfeck and Bob Janovic came in first at -8.
    On Jan. 31, playing two best balls, the team of Mike Prokop, George Edwards, Jim Pope and a player by draw, came in first at -5.
    Brunswick Plantation MGA
    Stableford results Jan. 31. Azalea-Magnolia side: First was Jim Kocsi, +11. Tying for second and third were Stan Drezek and Marty Krygiel, +5. Fourth was George Spencer, +4. Fifth was Lenny DiGiacomo, +3.

  • Have a ball at the Golf Ball

    The third annual Golf Ball will take place on Feb. 16 at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply, and it will be a blast.
    There will be music and dancing, good food and laughter, but the best part is it benefits The First Tee of Brunswick County scholarship fund.  
    This black-tie-optional gala started three years ago as a way of celebrating the first five years of the Brunswick County chapter of The First Tee. Al Arrigoni, PGA Golf professional and the executive director at that time, came up with the name.

  • Golf tournaments

    Tournament of Angels Feb. 9
    The 15th Annual Golf Tournament of Angels is Feb. 9 at Tidewater Golf Club at North Myrtle Beach, S.C. This tournament supports a Christian early education program for preschoolers. The cost is $75 and covers golf and cart fees, hot buffet breakfast, box lunch, light desserts, free mulligan per player, closest to the pin, longest drive and hole-in-one prize. There will be a raffle and a silent auction. The breakfast starts at

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brierwood MGA
    On Jan. 17, playing two best balls, the team of Mike Prokop, Dennis Shea and Chuck Hornfeck came in first at -25.
    On Jan. 21, the game was one best ball on par 5s, two best balls on par 4s, and three best balls on par 3s. The winning team was Chuck Hornfeck, Bob Nobes, Bernie Gruzlewski and Dennis Shea at -15.
    CFAG

  • Carolina Winter Series mini-tour is training ground for professionals

    The Carolina Winter Series of the NGA Professional Golf Tour has been playing around the Carolinas since last fall. This is a great mini-tour that provides wonderful opportunities for prospective PGA Tour players to test their mettle in serious competition.
    The NGA Pro Tour, under which the Carolina Series operates, is the third largest professional tour behind the PGA Tour and the Web.com Tour. In regular NGA events, golfers play 72 holes, with a cut after 36. They must walk and carry their clubs or use a caddie.

  • Ocean Ridge men play in winter frolic golf tournament

    The Ocean Ridge men’s winter frolic golf tournament was won by Roger Buck (white tees), Joe Coffini (mixed tees) and Earl Miller (gold tees). The winter frolic is a two-day flighted individual event played on Lion’s Paw and Panther’s Run using 80 percent of handicap with no penalty strokes.
    Dave Janowski’s net 74 on Lion’s Paw led the white tee flight after day one. Roger Buck shot a net 69 on day two on Panther’s Run to win the flight with a score of 144. Janowski was second at 146 and George Cassidy and George Brooks tied at 148.