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Golf

  • Marketing golf in a tough economy: Keith DeVos at Oyster Bay

    The economy has been rough in the last couple of years, and when the national economy is off, it trickles down to golf courses. We have seen courses closed all over the Grand Strand and even here in Brunswick County. 

  • Chuck ‘The Hit Man’ scores a bull’s-eye with The First Tee

    BY GREG HENSLEY

    PUBIC RELATIONS TFTBC

    The combined Ace and Eagle classes of The First Tee of Brunswick County took a break from their usual Saturday programs and attended a presentation March 26, along with coach Mike Reeves and coach Ed Fort, at The Reserve Club at St. James Plantation. 

    Dan Pasquariello, director of instruction at St. James Plantation, gave a presentation about improving one’s golf game to Molly Gore, Landon Patterson, Chris Gotwalt, Ashley Sloup, Greg Hensley and Holden Patterson.

  • Ocean Ridge LGA has ringer tourney

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a tourney March 18 at Woodland Valley. Lowest gross: Charlie Shore, 86; Hal Riebesehl, 89. Lowest net: Roger Dunham, 57; Riebesehl, 67, Shore, 69.Team two let nets per hole: Reese Evans, Jim Ritter, Bob Smith and Dunham at 22 under par.  Golfer of the week was Dunham.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • The First Tee hires executive director

    After several months of reading resumes, conducting interviews, exchanging e-mails and phone calls, the search committee of The First Tee of Brunswick County has hired a new executive director. 

  • Groundbreaking for Tom Watson course

    BY CONNIE HENSLEY
    PUBIC RELATIONS TFTBC

    Britt’s Landscaping and Excavation began construction of the Tom Watson Signature double-ended driving range and nine-hole course on a 9-acre parcel donated by the McLamb family. The new expansion is adjacent to The Golf Club at Cinghiale Creek, The First Tee of Brunswick County’s golf facility.

  • Golf tournaments

    FORE! KIDS TOURNEY MAY 14

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The monthly Brierwood couples tournament was played March 12. The format was the two best balls of the foursome. The winners at -24 were Jim and Cheryl Robinson with Jean Bowen and Jim Pope. In second at -18 was the team of Ralph Trimmer and Hilda Hall with Tom and Pat Kronyak. Two teams for third at -17: Hollen and Shirley Groff with Sara and Jerry Lula; Tom and Carolyn Arney with Nancy Kumlin and Dennis Shea. 

    BRIERWOOD SCRAMBLE

  • Bruce Eck: Loving the Grand Strand and his job as a club fitter

    I really enjoy meeting people who move here from faraway places, jump in and enjoy their lives with great enthusiasm. 

    One such man is Bruce Eck, the new owner of Little River Custom Golf. 

    Bruce recently bought the business from Ken and Margie Greene. Ken had been a club-fitting icon in this area for many years but felt it was time to retire and enjoy the fruits of his labor. 

  • Golf tournaments

    FORE! KIDS TOURNEY MAY 14

    The South Brunswick Islands Rotary Fore! Kids Golf Tournament is May 14 at Tiger’s Eye Golf Links, Ocean Ridge Plantation. At 7:30 a.m. there is a complimentary breakfast and golfers tee off at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $100 per golfer before March 21, $125 per golfer March 22 and later, and also covers complimentary hot lunch and beverages.