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Golf

  • 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. 

  • 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.