• 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


    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. 

  • Piperettes play member-member tourney

    The Piperettes played their annual member-member tournament Saturday and Sunday. Diane Rauch, Liz Fox and Ann Leahy were the tournament chairwomen. The field of 20 pairs of members was divided into four flights by handicap. The format Saturday was two-man better ball using full handicap. On Sunday each team had the opportunity to better its score on each hole. 

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues


    The Beachcombers played at Woodland Valley. Low gross: Randy Cogdill 82, Charlie Shore 84, Paul Michal 88 and Jim Ritter 89. Low nets: Ritter 64, Cogdill 67, Dennis Keane, Bob Smith, Bob Brownley 69s. Team two low nets each hole: Cogdill, Smith, Brownley and Hal Riebesehl were 25-under par. Golfer of the week was Cogdill.


  • Lockwood Folly applies for Audubon certification

    Another Brunswick County Golf Course has applied for certification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Course. Carolina National and St. James Plantation have that certification. Lockwood Folly is in the process now.  

    That’s good news for our golfing community and for Brunswick County in general. Anything we can do to protect the environment, to provide a safe haven for animals and to keep our groundwater pure is certainly welcome. 

  • Golf tournament briefs


    The Play for Pink Golf Tournament at Magnolia Greens will be Oct 19. The fee per golfer for is $85, which also includes dinner. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the shotgun start for the flighted scramble is noon. The rain date is Oct. 20.