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Golf

  • 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.

  • Fill the Pantry Tournament raises more than $10,000

    The Fill the Pantry Golf Tournament, to benefit the Loaves and Fishes food Pantry, was played July 31 at Crow Creek Golf Club. The tournament raised more $10,000 that will be used to supply the needy of Brunswick County with hams and turkeys during the holiday season.

    The overall tournament winners in the captain’s choice event were Larry McCarthy, Glen Maynard, Joe Melton and Ed Jacobs with a score of 57.

  • The Summer Leadership Academy at St. James concludes

    Youth participants from eight of 13 The First Tee chapters throughout the Carolinas gathered recently for the fifth annual Summer Leadership Academy at St. James. Each year the academy sees more growth in attendance, volunteers and activities.

    The academy took place Aug. 2-5 and included leadership workshops, golf clinics, golf tournaments, guest speakers and lots of fun for the youth. 

  • Tips for organizing a successful charity golf tournament

    Most golfers have played in a charity golf event; many of us have run one or served on a committee. Whether the tournament is a fundraiser for a local family with extreme medical bills or a posh Rally for the Cure at a private club, it takes a tremendous amount of time, effort and organizational skills to pull it off. 

    A charity tournament is not like a regular golf tournament. There are sponsors to recruit, raffle prizes to solicit. There might be a silent auction, a breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner, snacks and refreshments on the course. 

  • Bodenheimer wins Lexington tournament

    Kellan Bodenheimer, 12, of Winston-Salem, won a junior golf tournament played Aug. 9-10 at Lexington Golf Club. 

    In the second tournament in which he has ever played, Bodenheimer, the son of Jeff Bodenheimer and the grandson of Jim Bodenheimer, of Ocean Isle Beach and Lewisville, shot a 3-over-par 38 on the first day and 45 on the second day. He won by two strokes.

    Kellan Bodenheimer recently had won the 12-and-younger division in the Forsyth Open, the first tournament in which he ever competed.