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Golf

  • The golf industry is alive and well in the Carolinas

    Tim Kreger, the executive director of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, is optimistic about the golf industry.
    “We had a few down years,” he said, “but we’re on the rebound now and moving forward. The trade show in Myrtle Beach this fall was the biggest and best in over 10 years. I see positive changes taking place all over the Carolinas and elsewhere.”
    According to Tim, the numbers were up for the golf industry this year.

  • If you can’t break 100, try reading this book for help

    Last month I attended the South Carolina Writers Workshop in Myrtle Beach, S.C. For three days, I was immersed in workshops, panel discussions, critique sessions and conversations with published and unpublished authors and literary agents.    
    I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.  
    During the course of the SCWW, I met Fred Fields, author of “How Short Hitting, Bad Golfers Break 90 All the Time.”
    The title was intriguing. Break 90? All the time? How cool would that be?

  • Hensley finishes 10th in Campbell golf series

    Staff Report

    Campbell University freshman Greg Hensley recently finished 10th out of 111 golfers with 423 points during the 2012 Fall Semester Tournament Series at Campbell University.
    Hensley, a West Brunswick graduate, is enrolled in Campbell’s professional golf management program. It conducted a six-event tournament series for its students at Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek.

  • Calabash VFW plays annual golf tourney

    Nov. 19 was not a good day for golf but that didn’t hinder the 128 participants in Calabash VFW Post 7288’s annual tournament at Sea Trail’s Byrd Course. The day was cloudy with a wind gusting to more than 25 mph all morning and the temperature in the mid-40s at tee time.
    With a wind chill dipping into the 20s, one golfer said, “If this were not for such a good cause, I wouldn’t be here.”

  • Golf tournaments

    Coast Guard tourney is Dec. 7
    The second annual DILI golf tournament begins at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at Echo Farms Golf and County Club. The Wilmington Navy League is the host and the tourney benefits the Fallen Heroes scholarship fund and a Coast Guard scholarship fund at Cape Fear Community College.
    Entry fee is $75 per golfer, $300 per four-golfer team, and includes dinner. Registration is 9-10 a.m. Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremony is at
    9:45 a.m. For more information, email Andrew.
    N.Price@USCG.MIL.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played Friday at Cypress Bay. Nets: Dennis McCann, 66; Bob Smith, 70. Team two nets: Larry Cecil, Bob Byrne, Dan O’Connell and McCann, 120  (24-under par). Golfer of the week is McCann.

  • Piperettes play Sadie Hawkins tourney

    The Piperettes played their annual Sadie Hawkins Tournament Nov. 10. Thirty-six members invited a partner other than the spouse to play an 18-hole, alternate-shot tournament. The field was divided into four flights.
    Flight 1: 1. Diane Rauch and Bobby Bryce 67; 2. Dan Copeland and Jane Duvall, 68; 3. Ed Killgoar and Liz fox, 73; 4. Ron Robichaud and Mary Dickerson, 73.

  • Golf tournaments

    Tee off for veterans set for Nov. 24
    On Nov. 24, Rolling Thunder SC3 will play its annual golf tournament at Crown Park Golf Course. It will be a captain’s choice with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The fee is $60 per person, $240 per team. There will be a 50-50 drawing, door prizes and dinner to follow immediately after the tournament at the VFW Post 10804, 111 Highway 57, Little River, S.C. For more information, contact Bruce Hutchison at (843) 390-0196 or hutchb@sccoast.net.
    Coast Guard tourney is Dec. 7

  • Story, Carano win Ocean Ridge tourney

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association played its annual fall member-member tournament Nov. 7 and Nov. 12 on Panther’s Run and Lion’s Paw.
    The tournament consisted of four nine-hole formats: Nine holes of captain’s choice,  nine holes of alternate shot, nine holes of duck soup and nine holes of better-net of partner.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brierwood MGA
    On Oct. 25, the format was count two best balls. In first with a score of -26 was the team of George Edwards, Bernie Gruzlewski, Jim Pope and Les Craft. In second was the team of Al Bloom, Chuck Hornfeck, Dave Harper and Ron Arvidson.
     On Nov. 1 the format was count one ball on the par 5s, two balls on the par 4s and three balls on the par 3s. The winning team at -32 was Al Bloom, Mike Prokop, Chuck Hornfeck, and Jim Pope.