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Golf

  • 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. 

  • BCC Turf School internships: A great work experience

    Two students from the turf school at Brunswick Community College had the opportunity of a lifetime this summer.

    Josh Rabon spent three months this summer working at the exclusive Gasparilla Golf Club in Boca Grande, Florida. How exclusive? Well, George H.W. Bush is a member.

    The famous old Gasparilla Inn was built in 1913 and for years prided itself on never advertising. It was one of these quietly famous resort destinations for those who wanted to relax under the radar.

  • Rivers Edge ladies challenge men in match play

    Golf is a game of a lifetime and you can start playing at any age and play to any age. A lot of women golfers took up the game after she and her husband retired. The ladies have quickly learned as the men have that golf is a sport that is harder than it looks. Golf is an enjoyable game but also frustrating.

  • Beebe, Depauw tie for Sea Trail Men’s club title

     The Sea Trail Men’s Golf Association played its annual four-round club championship Aug. 9-10 and Aug. 16-17 on the Byrd and Jones courses. Monte Beebe and Mike Depauw tied with a total score of 313 each to share the scratch-flight championship.

    Handicap flight champions (one medalist qualifying round and three single-elimination match play rounds): A flight: Jim Hitchcock. B flight: Greg DeCrane. Gold D flight: Norm Melanson. Gold E flight: Nick Forlidas.

  • Jeanne Maxon wins Ocean Ridge club championship

     Jeanne Maxon won the Ocean Ridge Ladies Club Championship in a tournament played Aug. 16-18 on three hot and humid days. The tournament took place on Tiger’s Eye, Lion’s Paw and Leopard’s Chase golf links, and participants were assigned to a flight based on handicap index. There was a gross flight and three net flights. 

    Maxon had a combined gross score of 252 for the three days. Patsy Mays was second at 263. Maxon’s combined scores were atop the leader board all three days.

  • Beebe, Depauw tie for Sea Trail Men’s club title

     The Sea Trail Men’s Golf Association played its annual four-round club championship Aug. 9-10 and Aug. 16-17 on the Byrd and Jones courses. Monte Beebe and Mike Depauw tied with a total score of 313 each to share the scratch-flight championship.

    Handicap flight champions (one medalist qualifying round and three single-elimination match play rounds): A flight: Jim Hitchcock. B flight: Greg DeCrane. Gold D flight: Norm Melanson. Gold E flight: Nick Forlidas.

  • Golf action

     BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

    In the nine-hole event Aug. 18, two teams shared first: the team of Deloris Gausch, Sharon Beavers, Ron Arvidson and Bob Nobes tied at 2-over par with Rita DuGan, Glen Green, Ralph Trimmer and John Beavers.

    BRIERWOOD WGA

    The format for the Brierwood WGA event Aug. 17 was better nine, one-half handicap.

  • Youth in The First Tee have chances to participate in national events

    With more than 201 chapters worldwide, The First Tee has several prestigious national events for qualified youth participants each year. These once-in-a-lifetime experiences are held in well-known places around the country. Several youth from The First Tee of Brunswick County were selected to attend some of the 2010 events. Following is a brief synopsis of each event.

    LIFE SKILLS AND LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

  • West’s Hensley to play golf at Pebble Beach

     BY ELSA BONSTEIN 

    BEACON CORRESPONDENT

    Greg Hensley, an Ace level participant in The First Tee of Brunswick County, has been selected to compete in the Home Care & Hospice First Tee Open at Pebble Beach Sept. 3-5, a Champions Tour event.