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Golf

  • Brunswick County helps Camp Lejeune with The First Tee

    Several months ago, The First Tee of Brunswick County was asked to provide support to the U.S. Marine Base at Camp LeJeune to start a First Tee program there. 

    During the summer, executive director Al Arrigoni and coach Bob Larkin met with the Marine Corps Community Services at Camp LeJeune to explain the program. 

    The Marines decided to begin a program in September. MCCS coordinated the effort, publishing information about The First Tee, requesting volunteers to be coaches and registering interested kids. 

  • St. James to host junior golf tournament Nov. 6-7

    On Nov. 6-7, some of the nation’s top junior golfers will compete at St. James Plantation in a 36-hole International Junior Golf Tour event. Tournament play will begin Nov. 6 at The Founders Club with the final round to be played the following day at The Players Club. 

    Any current Carolinas Golf Association junior members, ages 9-19, will receive a complimentary seasonal membership to the IJGT, a $225 value. This membership will last until June 30, 2011, and includes access to any of the 60 nationally ranked events contested during the 2010-2011 season. 

  • Piperettes play member-member tourney

    The Piperettes played their annual member-member tournament Saturday and Sunday. Diane Rauch, Liz Fox and Ann Leahy were the tournament chairwomen. The field of 20 pairs of members was divided into four flights by handicap. The format Saturday was two-man better ball using full handicap. On Sunday each team had the opportunity to better its score on each hole. 

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Woodland Valley. Low gross: Randy Cogdill 82, Charlie Shore 84, Paul Michal 88 and Jim Ritter 89. Low nets: Ritter 64, Cogdill 67, Dennis Keane, Bob Smith, Bob Brownley 69s. Team two low nets each hole: Cogdill, Smith, Brownley and Hal Riebesehl were 25-under par. Golfer of the week was Cogdill.

    BRICK LANDING

  • Lockwood Folly applies for Audubon certification

    Another Brunswick County Golf Course has applied for certification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Course. Carolina National and St. James Plantation have that certification. Lockwood Folly is in the process now.  

    That’s good news for our golfing community and for Brunswick County in general. Anything we can do to protect the environment, to provide a safe haven for animals and to keep our groundwater pure is certainly welcome. 

  • Golf tournament briefs

    PLAY FOR PINK TOURNEY OCT. 19

    The Play for Pink Golf Tournament at Magnolia Greens will be Oct 19. The fee per golfer for is $85, which also includes dinner. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the shotgun start for the flighted scramble is noon. The rain date is Oct. 20. 

  • A grand wedding, a sad goodbye

    BY ELSA BONSTEIN

    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    On Oct. 2, Kaitlyn Johnston married Chris Jarman, in a beautiful ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wilmington. Parents and grandparents were decked in their finest; the bridal party looked like something right out of Bride Magazine.

    The board of directors of The First Tee of Brunswick County was there, with spouses in tow.

  • Brierwood MGA plays Ryder Cup

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association played its two-day Ryder Cup Tournament, based on the format of the Ryder Cup. The players were divided into two 12-man teams, the Herons and the Gators. Dan Perry was the Heron captain and Bob Nobes was the Gator captain. The remaining players were randomly drawn by the captains. The first day of play, the first nine holes were four ball (best ball of the twosome); the second nine was alternate shot. The final day was singles matches. At the end of the first day, the Herons led 2.5-2: after the final day single matches, Heron won 8.5-8.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Carolina Shores. Low gross: Charlie Shore, 88; Stu Cleveland, 89. Low nets: Ed Kinney, 65; Bill Cameron, 66; Jim Ritter, 70.

    Team modified Stableford: Ed Hennessey, Jim Quigley and Shore, 9.5 points. Kinney had the most points, 8. Kinney was golfer of the week.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • Golf Gab: A cancer survivor’s story

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Department stores and fashion boutiques will be selling special pink clothing and jewelry. M&M candies will come in shades of pink and white. NFL players are wearing pink shoes, pink gloves and pink caps. During this time, numerous ladies golf associations in Brunswick County will host a Rally for Cure Golf Tournament.