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Golf

  • Sandpiper Bay concludes President’s Cup

    After four qualifying rounds, the 12 finalists played off for the President’s Cup. There were six players in the low gross competition and six in the low net competition. The finals were played on the Bay course, with nine holes played twice.

    Gross division: Bob Nicoletti, 74; Lance Lewin, 78; John Radziewski, 81; Al Hooker, 84; Bob Bryce, 86; Mike Finkelstein, 90.

    Net division: Jim Creighton, 64; Jim Kearns, 71; Don Moore, 72; Tom Ioven, 78; Tom Townsend, 79; Doug Williams, 80.

  • Tournament of Champions

    On Nov. 13-14, the men’s and women’s club champions from Brunswick County will tee it up in the seventh annual Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions. The tournament will take place at the Members Club at St. James Plantation with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. 

    Each year, the Brunswick Beacon honors our champions with this special edition. We celebrate the Best of the Best, those men and women who ripped their drives, blasted out of sand and sank putts from 30 feet away. 

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

    There were two holes-in-one Oct. 27 during the final qualifying round for the Sandpiper Bay MGA President’s Cup. 

    Tony DeMarte aced the 149-yard third hole on the Piper course. He used his 24-degree utility club for the shot. He was playing with Doug Williams, Ron Donley and Jack Hinte. 

    John Hannigan aced the 123-yard sixth hole on the Piper course. He has two holes-in-one in his life, both on the same hole and both this year. He used his 7-iron, again, for the shot while playing with Marv Pethtal, J.J. Whalen and Bob Arace. 

  • A visit to Spain: Costa del Golf

    Last week Gene and I fulfil led one of the items on our bucket list: We went to Spain and played golf. 

    It all began when my cousin, Hannu Latomaa, asked us to come and visit him and his wife at their place in Spain. Hannu and Yrsa live in Helsinki year round, but like many of the folks in the northern climes of Europe, they have an apartment in the south of Spain, near Estepona.  

  • Winding River WGA plays member-guest tourney

    Forty-one members and their guests gathered at Carolina National Golf Course for the sixth annual Winding River Women's Golf Association’s member-guest golf tournament Oct. 1. “An Afternoon in Paris” became a soggy Thursday afternoon for the practice round, which was canceled. 

    For the tournament Friday, the sky was Carolina blue and the Carolina National grounds crew had the course ready with only a slight delay. Marilyn Greenfield and guest Mary Eggleston had the low net, 59. Marlene Burroughs and guest Terry Baker had the low gross, 78. 

  • Player Card benefits Brunswick First Tee

    ELSA BONSTEIN

    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    The 2011 First Tee Player Card is on sale for  $100. With the card, golfers can play once at all the participating golf facilities in Brunswick County for $25. The card is available only to Brunswick County residents; golfers must present a valid Brunswick County driver’s license when arriving to play.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf tourneys

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 tournament Friday at Brierwood. Winners with a score of 99 (-37) were Reggie Auten, Dennis Keane, Bill Cameron and Jim Ritter. Low gross were Dennis Keane, 84, and Jim Ritter, 88. Low nets were Dennis Keane, 64; Jim Ritter, 65; Reggie Auten, 67; and Bill Cameron and Bob Byrne, 69s. Dennis Keane was voted golfer or the week.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • Tournament of Champions coming soon

    This is the seventh year for the Tournament of Champions and we’re darn proud of it. 

    Each year, the Brunswick Beacon sponsors the Tournament of Champions and each year it gets bigger and better. All the club champions, both men and women, square off and play two days of pure golf. 

  • 2011 First Tee Player Card good year-round

    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    The 2011 First Tee Player Card will be bigger and better, according to Gene Weldon, Board Member of The First Tee of Brunswick County and director of golf at Thistle Golf Club.  

    “Last year, tee times were restricted,” he said. “The Player Card could not be used during the spring and fall golf seasons. This year, we are extremely gratified that the courses have agreed to year-round access. Golfers only need to book the course 48 hours in advance any time of year in 2011.”  

  • Gus Mast Aces 14th at Brierwood

    On June 8, Gus Mast, a resident of Brick Landing, scored a hole-in-on on the 14th hole at Brierwood. He was playing the gold tees at 150 yards and used a 7- wood.  

    “The pin was behind the bunker and I usually play to the left to avoid it, but this time I decided to go for it,” he said. “It sailed over the trap and into the cup. The best part was, our group had a closest-to-the-pin contest on that hole, so I was able to put the marker in the hole.”