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Golf

  • Affiliate courses, sponsors are important to The First Tee

    BY CONNIE HENSLEY

    PUBIC RELATIONS TFTBC

    “We are very appreciative of the support shown to The First Tee of Brunswick County by our affiliate golf course partners here in Brunswick County,” said Walt Stachura, Eagle level coach and board member. “Through their generosity, TFTBC youth are afforded playing opportunities on quality venues where they can put their The First Tee life and golf skills training to practical use. On the course, they continue to learn valuable lessons that will help them in the future.”   

  • The First Tee Network meeting: inspiring, informative

    Three board members from The First Tee of Brunswick County attended the Network Meeting of The First Tee Feb. 17-19 in San Antonio. The theme was “Impact, Influence and Inspire.”

    “It was exhilarating,” said Joe Stanley, president of the board of directors of The First Tee of Brunswick County. “Over 600 people of diverse backgrounds from all over the United States came together for three days. Their single focus was kids and how to help them become good citizens and the leaders of tomorrow.” 

  • Attaining goals: How to set them and overcome obstacles

    BY MIKE REEVES

    TFTBC COACH

    Getting what you want at school, and in life, seems impossible.

    Prescription: Set goals and overcome obstacles to achieve your dreams.

    Have you ever noticed how some people are able to go after what they want and get it? They seem to be unstoppable.

    Many people overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Yet, others get stuck from their own inertia. They get distracted, they get discouraged and they give up. Many never even start.

  • Scores, highlights from area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association game for Feb. 21 was one best ball on par 3s and par 5s and two best balls on par 4s. The winning team at -23 was Mike Prokop, Chuck Hornfeck, Bernie Gruzlewski and Les Craft. In second at -19 was the team of Harvey Hundley, Dave Harper, Jim Pope and Tom Kronyak.

    The game Feb. 24, was one best ball on the par 5s, two best balls on the par 4s and three best balls on par 3s. The winners at -15 were Harvey Hundley, Chuck Hornfeck and George Edwards. In second at -10 was the team of Paul Salerno, Marty Brkal and Dave Harper.

  • Marlene Floyd: Famous, friendly, fun

    One of the things I like best about writing this column for the Brunswick Beacon is the people I meet along the way: golf professionals, superintendents, golf course architects, managers and owners. Many of the people I write about are ordinary people with extraordinary stories, like disabled golfers who keep going in the face of adversity, cancer survivors, club champions, junior golfers and, of course, The First Tee of Brunswick County. 

  • Scores, highlights of area golf tourneys

    The Beachcombers played on Friday at Eagles Nest. Lowest gross: Reese Evans 74, Charlie Shore 83, Randy Cogdill 84 and Jack Goin 85. Lowest net: Goin 63, Evans 65, Shore 67 and Dick Conley 69. Team two low nets each hole: Tying at 22 under par were Dick Cecil, Shore, Paul Michal and Bob Byrne; Dan O’Connell, Reggie Auten, Jim Beairsto and Cogdill. Golfer of the week is Evans.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

  • Get fit for better golf longer in life

    Spring has come once more and we can finally play golf without four layers of clothing, winter gloves, hand warmers, earmuffs, wool socks and a flask. 

    It’s time to tune up our game, time to take lessons and hit balls at the range, time to begin a walking, stretching or fitness program on our own, at the gym or perhaps with a personal trainer. 

  • Molly Gore speaks to First Tee board of directors

    BY ELSA BONSTEIN

    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    Molly Gore has been a member of The First Tee of Brunswick County since the organization began five years ago. 

    She was one of the original 10 kids chosen to be part of the yearlong Nick Bradley Clinic at Barefoot Landing. She is an Eagle level participant in The First Tee and a member of the South Brunswick High School conference championship girls’ golf team. 

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association game Feb. 3 was two best balls of the foursome. The winners at -13 were Chuck Hornfeck, Bernie Gruzlewski and Dave Harper. In second at -3 was the team of Paul Salerno, Jim Pope and Bob Janovic.

    The game Feb. 7 was individual net scores. The winner at -1 was Dave Harper. In second at even par was Tom Kronyak.

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    On Feb. 7 at Oyster Bay, Steve Maiorca, Frank Janton and Joe Meo placed first with an 84. The three-man teams scored one net on the par 4s and par 5s and two nets on the par 3s.

  • The Beachcombers: Year-round fun and friendly competition

    There are a couple dozen golf groups in Brunswick County. Some are the LGA’s and the MGA’s of local golf clubs. Some are aligned with particular organizations like the VFW or the Elks Clubs. 

    Still others are ad hoc groups that formed years ago because of friendships and/or proximity. Many of these golf groups have been around for 10-20 years or longer. 

    One such group that plays year-round (Brrrrrrrr) is the Beachcombers. They have a fascinating and often hilarious history and a story that begs to be told.