• Champions Challenge scores big with kids, educators, parents

    By Elsa Bonstein
    and Mike Gildea

    At noon Oct. 17, Bolivia Elementary School emerged as the winner of the second annual Champions Challenge at Cinghiale Creek, home of the First Tee of Brunswick County.  
    Team members included Ari Bonello, Isaak McKenney, Miguel Morales, Pierce Quinn, Bender Sanderson, Christian Shelton, Ralph Stephenson, Rebekah Gibby, Kayla McDuffie, Katlyn Moore, Linzey Poe, Jazmine Spies and Brooke Sullivan.

  • Tournament of Champions: Saluting lady golf champions

    By Elsa Bonstein
    Beacon Correspondent
    On Nov. 3-4, men’s and women’s golf club champions in Brunswick County will compete in the 2012 Tournament of Champions at Sandpiper Bay. They qualified for this event by winning the gross-score championship at their clubs.
    The tournament began nine years ago as a suggestion from several club champions. They wanted “just one more tournament” to determine the best of the best for that year.

  • Golf tournaments

    Shrine Club golf tourney Oct. 27
    The South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club golf tourney starts at 9 a.m.
    Oct. 27 at Brierwood. Entry fee is $60 per golfer and covers refreshments and lunch. Entry deadline is Oct. 22. At the end of play, drawing and awards will be at the club at 49 Old Shallotte Highway. For more information, contact Dana Mauldin at 754-9125 or Michael Mattera at 754-2629.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Friday at Brierwood. The winners with a score of 18.5 were Dick Cecil, Larry Cecil, Dennis McCann and Ed Nocella. Second were Bob Smith, Jim Beairsto, Bob Brownley and Bill Cameron at 6.5. Low rounds: Gary Gutheil, 85, and Sid Silver, 87. Net: Jim Beairsto, 68. Most over his points was Dennis McCann at 7.5. Dennis McCann is golfer of the week.
    Brierwood BMGA
    Stableford results

  • Steve White: Running golf courses, running Ironman races

    I love talking to enthusiastic, optimistic, dedicated people and, quite frankly, there’s a bunch of them right here in Brunswick County.
    Many of our retirees have second careers and whole new outlooks on life. Some have gone back to college; others are in the creative arts working in oils, pastels, pottery, sculpting and photography. Others write novels, memoirs and poetry.  
    Many folks, old and young, settle on the Carolina coast after living and working in other parts of the country, even other parts of the world.   

  • BCPRD senior golf schedule

    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    Oct. 16: Brierwood Golf Club, $30. 8 a.m. sign-in,
    9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.
    Nov 14: Tiger’s Eye at Ocean Ridge, $45. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
    Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a two-man team-net tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. Fourth went to Ed Hennessey and Dan O’Connell, 60. Tied for third were Tom Culverwell and Ed Redman with Fred Ortiz and Hal Riebesehl, 59. Second went to Larry Cecil and Dennis McCann, 56. In first were Sid Silver and Dick Cecil, 55. Low rounds: Sid Silver 76, Gary Gutheil 84 and Paul Michal 86. Low nets: Sid Silver 60, Dennis McCann and Fred Ortiz 65, Larry Cecil 68 and Ed Redman and Tom Culverwell 69. Sid Silver is golfer of the week.

  • Coastal Carolinas Golf Association: Moving right along

    I first met Jim McFadden when he owned and operated Mac’s Caddy Shack in the Old Southport Village Shops on Howe Street.
    Jim has been immersed in the game of golf since a boy. During the years, he caddied for golf legends like Arnold Palmer, Payne Stewart and Steve Stricker at the Kittansett and Myopia clubs in Massachusetts. He worked in private club management, ran tournaments, worked in retail golf sales and was a senior account executive at a regional golf magazine.

  • Ocean Ridge men play club championship

    The Ocean Ridge men’s club championship tournament was played
    Sept. 24-26 on Lion’s Paw, Tiger’s Eye and Panther’s Run. The championship flight competed on gross score and the first, second and third competed on net scores for a total par of 216.
    Tom Oxenfeld won the 2012 Ocean Ridge club championship, with a gross score of 235, followed by runner-up Jim Story at 240 and Rich O’Conner at 245.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues