• 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.

  • The First Tee: Growing, giving and grateful to the community

    Every year, I am amazed by The First Tee of Brunswick County. Started in 2006, the chapter keeps growing, impacting more children and changing more lives.  
    I’d heard rumors of expansion and I needed to get an update from Rusty and Carol Petrea (founders of The First Tee of Brunswick County) and from Rebecca Albin, the executive director.
    Here’s the scoop: Our chapter has grown and become regional. It is now one of the top chapters in the United States. We mentor other chapters and provide a template for their growth by our success.  

  • Piperettes play Christmas scramble

    The Piperettes played their end-of-the-year Christmas Scramble Dec. 4 at Sandpiper Bay  Golf and Country Club. Sixty members participated in the scramble.
    Sand to Piper flight: 1. Candy Jones, Bonnie Whitaker, Carol Townsend and Lorraine Dobson, 71; 2. Judy Nicoletti, Dee Gajderowicz, Joanne Orendorf and Arlene Hernandez, 73; 3. Barbara Swanson, Peggy Donawick, Joyce Westcott and Brenda Goldsmith, 74.

  • Discount golf player card available from The First Tee

    By Mike Gildea

    How you can play just about every golf course in Brunswick County for a green fee of $25?
    Buy The First Tee of Brunswick County Player Card. The 2013 edition of the card is on sale now. As last year, 29 Brunswick County courses are available for one-time play for $25.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    On Friday, the Beachcombers played at Cypress Bay. Gross: Sid Silvers, 82; Dick Cecil, 87; Ed Redman, 89. Nets: Cecil, 62; Dennis McCann, 67; Silvers, Redman and Bob Smith, 69; Jim Beairsto, 69. Team two nets: Smith, Beairsto, Jim Ritter and Stu Cleveland, 24-under par. Golfer of the week is Cecil.

  • Bermuda: Great people, great golf

    In the last 30 years, my husband and I have been to Bermuda 20 times.
    Only a three-hour flight from Atlanta, Bermuda lies east of us in the Atlantic Ocean. There are nine golf courses within the 21 square miles of the island. Two of them are presently closed for renovations, but will open shortly. Gene and I have played all of them.
    Some of the courses are private but become available through golf packages and Bermuda-sponsored tournaments (like the Bermuda Goodwill Open).  

  • Another football honor for Napolitano

    Nick Napolitano is one of four Wingate University football student-athletes named to the 2012 Daktronics All-Super Region 2 teams, selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.
    Napolitano, a sophomore defensive lineman, received second-team distinction.
    In his first season as a starter, Napolitano led Wingate with 11.5 tackles for loss (41 yards) and 7.5 quarterback sacks (32 yards). He led the SAC in QB sacks. Napolitano is seventh on the Bulldog list with 49 tackles (25 solo, 24 assists).

  • 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.