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Golf

  • Rivers Edge wins Interclub tournament

  • Nine First Tee Core Values: Judgment

    BY JEFF AND KAY PATTERSON

    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

  • Bob Allen wins Best Bob Tournament

    The fourth annual Best Bob Tournament was played Sept. 26 at Carolina National. Fourteen Bobs and three Bobbies competed. Bob Allen was crowned the Best Bob for the third straight year. He shot par. Bob Terwilliger won low net. Bob and Pat Collins took best team honors. Pat Terwilliger won best partner. Closest to the pin were Jane Hack and Bob Gorman. The long drive awards went to Ginny Pearson and Bob Mecanko. 

  • Worley wins Schaffler tourney

    Not allowing the storm of the year to wash out their fifth annual Sy Schaffler tournament, Lockwood Folly’s Golden Boys played the rain-shortened contest September 23-24 and Sept. 28.  

    Ernest Worley topped the field, winning the coveted Rodney Dangerfield plaid jacket, with Rich Modrowski’s second-place finish garnering the ersatz Masters green blazer.

  • Wiggins, Bergstrom Rivers Edge champions

    After being the runner-up for the previous three years, Michael Wiggins won the 2010 Rivers Edge club championship, shooting 77-71¬—148.

    Four golfers were within four strokes of Wiggins after the first round. In the second round, he shot a 32 on the front nine. He shot a 39 on the back nine for the 1-under 71.

    Betsy Bergstrom won the women’s club championship, shooting 88-90—178. She is a two-time champion, having won in 2007.

    Nancy and Alan Hughes were the low-net winners in the club championship. Each shot a 143.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at the Valley At Eastport. Low gross: Gary Guthiel 80, Jim Beairsto 84 and Paul Michal 87. Low nets: Beairsto 64, Guthiel 66 and Bob Smith 69.

    Team two low nets each hole: Smith, Reggie Auten, Larry Cecil and Beairsto, 26-under par. Golfer of the week was Beairsto.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • Golf Gab: Seeing Brunswick County with new eyes

    I have the most fun when someone who has not been here before comes to visit us. Our guests are always slack-jawed with admiration and awe at the beauty of Brunswick County. They exclaim over our golf courses, our beaches, our seafood, seabirds and salt-marches. They love the friendliness of our people, how they can go to a grocery store or dry cleaner and everyone talks to you. 

    Two weeks ago, two friends from New Jersey arrived for a visit. John Saporito and his wife, Barbara, after several years of invites, finally came to visit us.    

  • The First Tee

    The First Tee program fosters nine core values to be used in golf and which come in handy in all other areas of life. These core values have caused parents and teachers alike to embrace the First Tee program.

    In the 2009-2010 school year, The First Tee of Brunswick County initiated a character education program with the Brunswick County Schools. The School Day Program was a pilot program that included the fourth-graders of six elementary schools “local” to the home facility of the organization located in Shallotte. 

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at Oak Island. The winners with 22.5 points were Reggie Auten, Randy Cogdill, Charlie Shore and Dennis Keane. In second were Jim Beairsto, Bob Smith and Ed Kinney with 8 points. Low gross for the day were Jim Beairsto, 85; Dennis Keane, 87; Charlie Shore, 88; and Randy Cogdill, 89. Low net score honors went to Jim Beairsto, 63, and Dennis Keane, 64. Most over their points were Dennis Keane, +11.5, and Reggie Auten, +8.5. Dennis Keane was voted golfer of the week.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • Practice makes perfect for Brunswick golfers

    The long hot summer is drawing to a close and it’s time to work on your game.

    I don’t care whether you play the piano or bowl. I don’t care whether you paint portraits or play tennis, practice will help. 

    With practice, your fingers will move with confidence over the keyboard; your brush strokes will coax out that hint of a smile you are trying to capture on the face of a child. Practice in bowling will bring more strikes your way; in tennis, you will score more aces.