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Golf

  • 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.

  • Give thanks for our golf course superintendents

    Once in a while, I run into someone who thinks golf course superintendents are grass cutters and nothing more. They think these guys have a cushy job, sitting on a mower all day with none of the stress of corporate America.
    Wrong, wrong, wrong. Golf course superintendents are highly educated specialists who are in charge of multimillion-dollar businesses. It’s almost like owning a farm, except your product is complex, alive and on display year round as golfers play their favorite sport.

  • Zack Byrd: Thriving, surviving and hoping for the best

    It’s been a mixed bag for Zack Byrd this year. Highs and lows, with Murphy’s Law working overtime to thwart his efforts to become a PGA touring pro.
    Zack is from Calabash, a junior phenomenon who cut his teeth on the long, treacherous bunker-filled Carolina Shores Golf Course. Home-schooled, Zack played in junior golf events thrughout the country and went to Coastal Carolina University on a golf scholarship. During each of the four years Zack attended, CCU won the Big South Championship.

  • 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.