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Golf

  • 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.” 

  • Carolina Shores has ‘Komen for Cure’ tourney

    The Carolina Shores Niners hosted a “Komen for the Cure” golf tournament and luncheon Sept. 30 and Oct. 7. The tournament and luncheon raised money for breast cancer awareness and cancer research and was open to all women golfers. The luncheon was on Sept. 30 and the golf was moved to Oct 7. The total donation to Komen was $970.

  • Brunswick County helps Camp Lejeune with The First Tee

    Several months ago, The First Tee of Brunswick County was asked to provide support to the U.S. Marine Base at Camp LeJeune to start a First Tee program there. 

    During the summer, executive director Al Arrigoni and coach Bob Larkin met with the Marine Corps Community Services at Camp LeJeune to explain the program. 

    The Marines decided to begin a program in September. MCCS coordinated the effort, publishing information about The First Tee, requesting volunteers to be coaches and registering interested kids. 

  • St. James to host junior golf tournament Nov. 6-7

    On Nov. 6-7, some of the nation’s top junior golfers will compete at St. James Plantation in a 36-hole International Junior Golf Tour event. Tournament play will begin Nov. 6 at The Founders Club with the final round to be played the following day at The Players Club. 

    Any current Carolinas Golf Association junior members, ages 9-19, will receive a complimentary seasonal membership to the IJGT, a $225 value. This membership will last until June 30, 2011, and includes access to any of the 60 nationally ranked events contested during the 2010-2011 season.