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Golf

  • West’s Hensley to play golf at Pebble Beach

     BY ELSA BONSTEIN 

    BEACON CORRESPONDENT

    Greg Hensley, an Ace level participant in The First Tee of Brunswick County, has been selected to compete in the Home Care & Hospice First Tee Open at Pebble Beach Sept. 3-5, a Champions Tour event.

  • Fill the Pantry Tournament raises more than $10,000

    The Fill the Pantry Golf Tournament, to benefit the Loaves and Fishes food Pantry, was played July 31 at Crow Creek Golf Club. The tournament raised more $10,000 that will be used to supply the needy of Brunswick County with hams and turkeys during the holiday season.

    The overall tournament winners in the captain’s choice event were Larry McCarthy, Glen Maynard, Joe Melton and Ed Jacobs with a score of 57.

  • The Summer Leadership Academy at St. James concludes

    Youth participants from eight of 13 The First Tee chapters throughout the Carolinas gathered recently for the fifth annual Summer Leadership Academy at St. James. Each year the academy sees more growth in attendance, volunteers and activities.

    The academy took place Aug. 2-5 and included leadership workshops, golf clinics, golf tournaments, guest speakers and lots of fun for the youth. 

  • Tips for organizing a successful charity golf tournament

    Most golfers have played in a charity golf event; many of us have run one or served on a committee. Whether the tournament is a fundraiser for a local family with extreme medical bills or a posh Rally for the Cure at a private club, it takes a tremendous amount of time, effort and organizational skills to pull it off. 

    A charity tournament is not like a regular golf tournament. There are sponsors to recruit, raffle prizes to solicit. There might be a silent auction, a breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner, snacks and refreshments on the course. 

  • Bodenheimer wins Lexington tournament

    Kellan Bodenheimer, 12, of Winston-Salem, won a junior golf tournament played Aug. 9-10 at Lexington Golf Club. 

    In the second tournament in which he has ever played, Bodenheimer, the son of Jeff Bodenheimer and the grandson of Jim Bodenheimer, of Ocean Isle Beach and Lewisville, shot a 3-over-par 38 on the first day and 45 on the second day. He won by two strokes.

    Kellan Bodenheimer recently had won the 12-and-younger division in the Forsyth Open, the first tournament in which he ever competed.

  • Markatoses win Sea Trail couples’ title

    The Sea Trail Plantation Couples Golf Championship was played Aug. 7-8 on the Byrd and Maples courses, using the Ryder format. 

    The overall champions were Sharon and John Markatos with a score of 163.5. In better ball for nine holes, the winners were Lorraine and Ed Kazan with a score of 30. In modified alternate shot, the winners were Sharon and Charlie Winter with a score of 28.25. In captain’s choice, the winners were Dick and Joanna Brawley with a score of 25.25. In aggregate score, the winners were Ron and Madeline Dubas with a score of 66.5. 

  • Boob, Milazzo win Brierwood Golf Club championships

    The Brierwood Golf Club men’s and women’s championships were played Aug. 14-15.

    The field was divided into three flights, based on the scores from the first day of play. Prizes were awarded for first and second low gross and first and second low net. Overall low gross was the overall champion.

    The overall men’s club champion was Randy Milazzo. 

    In the championship flight, the low gross winner was Randy Milazzo. Chris Lane was second. The low net winner was Bill Tonking. Pete Kolvik was second.

  • Golf tournaments

    PIZZA-’N’-PUTT TOURNEY AUG. 20

    An all-you-can pizza and putt-putt golf event will take place from 5-9:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Bridge Grill in Sunset Beach. “Proceeds go to American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” Shirley Tacchetti said.

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TOURNEY

  • Golf Action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    Results of the league event played at Arcadian Shores Golf Club. Low gross: Dan O’Connell, 89. Low nets: O’Connell 70, Jim Beairsto 72. Team two low nets each hole: O’Connell, Beairsto and Bob Brownley, 11-under par. Golfer of the week was O’Connell.

    BRIERWOOD SCRAMBLE

    The team of Marianne Nobes, Glen Green, Bob Nobe and John Beavers finished first at at 2-over par in the Brierwood nine-hole mixed scramble Aug. 11. Fran Thomas, Rita DuGan, Ron Arvidson and Ralph Trimmer were second.

    BRIERWOOD WGA

  • Golf tournament briefs

    PIZZA-’N’-PUTT TOURNEY AUG. 20

    An all-you-can pizza and putt-putt golf event will take place from 5-9:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Bridge Grill in Sunset Beach. “Proceeds go to American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” Shirley Tacchetti said.

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TOURNEY