• Calabash dart league

    The Calabash VFW steel tip dart league results for Jan. 25. First: Joan Elmire, Craig Sweetman and Lee Harrison. Second: Ken Yusko, Winnie Kosmel and Tom Kelleher. Third: Ken Anderson, Pete McGerr and R. J. Branham. On Feb. 1, Darleen Riley, Mike Walton and Tom Townsend were first. Second: Rich Murray, Barbara Ketcham and Jerry Morano. Third: Pinky Hindman, Tom Kelleher and Joe Williams.



  • Golf action


    On Jan. 31 at Farmstead, members played a Stableford format. Joe Gallo placed first at +2. Tying for second were John Ducey, Steve Maiorca and John Ogden at -4.

    On Feb. 2 at Meadowlands, John Ducey, George O’Connell, Frank Janton and Bob Jaeger placed first at 200. The teams alternated scoring two and three nets per hole and scored four nets on Nos. 9 and 18. Placing second were Pete Scott, Bob Levan, Karl Petersen and Joe Gallo.


  • Golf is not a contact sport, so learn the rules

    After watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play a less-than-sterling game Sunday, I am ready to concentrate on golf once more. Our Steelers’ flags, signs, plaques, shirts, plates and napkins are packed away in the attic waiting for the next football season. My Terrible Towel and my Steelers’ earrings are in the bottom drawer of my dresser. 

  • Farmstead, Meadowlands named in top 100 courses

    Farmstead Golf Links and Meadowlands Club in Calabash, on the northern end of Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand, are among the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play,” in North Carolina, according to the North Carolina Golf Panel. 

    The rankings of the panel, which are reported to be “the most authoritative source on golf in the state,” were published in the winter edition of GolfStyles magazine.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford round Friday at Brierwood. The winners with 11.5 points were Reese Evans, Jim Ritter and Bob Byrne. In second with 6 points were Gary Gutheil, Bob Smith and Jim Beairsto. Lowest score of the day was Reese Evans, 78. Lowest nets for the day were Bob Smith, 65, and Hal Riebesehl, 69. Smith was also most over his points at plus 8 and was voted golfer of the week.


  • The First Tee: Five fabulous years

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2011. I’ve watched the chapter grow over the past five years and seen first-hand how The First Tee changes the lives of kids. I’ve witnessed the phenomenal commitment of our community to this program that teaches life skills and core values through the game of golf. 

  • Mike Holsea scores ace

    Mike Holsea aced the 17th hole at Brierwood Golf Club on Jan. 20. He used a 6-iron on the 165-yard hole. Playing in his foursome were Mona Dye Boob, Ron Boob, Walter Brennan and Billy Payne. Mike, who has an 8 handicap, has been playing for nearly 40 years and this was his first ace.    

  • Scores, highlights of golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a two low nets tournament Jan. 12 at Eagle Nest. Finishing in first with a score of 125 was the team of Roger Dunham, Hal Riebesehl, Bob Smith and Paul Michal. In second with a 126 was Jim Beairsto, Reese Evans, Gary Gutheil and Dennis McCann. Lowest gross for the day was Reese Evans (89). Lowest nets for the day were Dennis McCann, 63, and Bob Smith, 69. Dennis McCann was voted golfer of the week.


  • Al Arrigoni leaving The First Tee of Brunswick County

    Al Arrigoni, executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County, host of Tee Time with Al Arrigoni on the ATMC cable network, golf coach and mentor to dozens of kids and a friend of many, is leaving. 

  • The Golf Ball coming to Brunswick

    The First Tee of Brunswick County will be celebrating its fifth anniversary with a gala dinner-dance aptly name “The Golf Ball.” 

    The celebratory event will take place on Feb. 12 at 101 Stone Chimney Place, 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply. 

    “This is the banquet facility of the Brunswick County Association of Realtors and it is a fabulous venue,” said Kimmie Durham, Golf Ball chair. “It will be an evening of great food from Art Catering at the Purple Onion, dancing and sharing stories about The First Tee.