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Golf

  • Brunswick Isles Golf Trail: Boosting the business of golf

    A bright new marketing initiative is bringing golfers from all over the United States to Brunswick County golf courses. Called the Brunswick Isle Golf Trail, this innovative idea is just what we need. 

    It’s all about marketing, packaging and putting our best foot forward. It’s about telling people that we have a concentration of the finest golf courses in the world right here in Brunswick County. We have courses that were designed by Tim Cate, Willard Byrd, Dan Maples, Rees Jones, Pete Dye, Fred Couples, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.    

  • Panther’s Run reopens with new greens

    BY BILL LONG

    Special to the Beacon

    Panther’s Run has reopened with 18 new greens. The putting surfaces at Panther’s Run Golf Links, one of the Big Cats courses of Ocean Ridge Plantation, have been converted to new MiniVerde ultra-dwarf greens, which feature a combination of smooth, consistent playability and disease resistant, heat tolerant durability.

  • St. James wins interclub tourney

    St. James claimed its first victory of the year in the Coastal Carolina Interclub Association event played Aug. 25 at the Founders Course at St. James Plantation. 

    The CCIA format includes eight two-man teams from each club. Member teams from Carolina National, Long Bay, Ocean Ridge, St. James and Sea Trail play a modified Stableford system, net best ball, and count only the scores from the top six teams of the eight competing.

  • The Nine Core Values of The First Tee: Courtesy

    The First Tee program fosters nine core values to be used in the game of golf and which come in handy in all other areas of life. These core values have caused parents and teachers alike to embrace the First Tee program.

    This article highlights courtesy: considerate behavior toward others; a polite remark or gesture.

    A round of golf should begin and end with a handshake between fellow competitors. Players also should be still and quiet while others are preparing and performing a shot.

  • Tourney Sept. 18 benefits National Guard

     The Carolina Italian-American Organization will have its 12th annual golf tournament Sept. 18 at Eagle Nest Golf Club in Little River, S.C., to raise funds to assist the National Guard. 

    This four-person captain’s choice tourney has a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee of $65 per golfer covers a continental breakfast and a buffet by Little River Deli. 

    For more information, call Bill at 399-7764 or Nick at 399-3313.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Sept. 3 at Oyster Bay. Winners with a score of 5.5 points were Reggie Auten, Dick Conley and Hal Riebesehl. Jack Goin, Danny O’Connell, Bob Smith and Bob Byrne were second with 5 points. Low gross for the day was Reese Evans at 81, Harry Haggerty at 82 and Matt Beairsto and Paul Michal with 88s. Low net: Jack Goin, 67; Harry Haggerty, 70. Jack Goin was voted golfer of the week.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

  • Confessions of a Golfaholic

    I confess. I’m addicted to golf.   

    I love everything about it: Golfers can play by themselves, in a foursome, or with a hundred other golfers in a charity event. You can keep score or not. You can play at any age; you can play a round of golf with your kids, your husband, your grandmother, a friend or a co-worker. 

  • Jim Roach Memorial Golf Tourney a big hit with youth, adults

    BY CONNIE HENSLEY

    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    The inaugural Jim Roach Memorial Golf Tournament was played Saturday at Brierwood Golf Club. This was the first time in recent memory Brunswick County had a large field of local youth and adults competing in a stroke play tournament.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    Results of the Modified event Friday at Brierwood. In first with 13 points were Paul Michal, Ed Kinney, Fred Ortiz and Gary Gutheil. In second with 9.5 points were Jim Beairsto, Bill Cameron and Bob Byrne. Best over their points were Kinney (7) and Cameron (6.5). Gross: Gary Gutheil, 86; Stu Cleveland, 87. Net: Ed Kinney, 66; Bill Cameron, 69. Ed Kinney was voted golfer of the week.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

  • CGRA and Hall of Fame inductions

    I serve on the board of directors of the Carolina Golf Reporters Association. 

    That sounds like a huge honor (it is!) and the CGRA sounds like an august body of learned writers who regularly pontificate on the world of golf in the Carolinas. 

    Actually, these are regular folks who love and write about golf.