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Golf

  • The Hooters Carolina Series: Growing a crop of new pro golfers

    The Hooters Tour has several divisions in it: the Pro Series, Winter Series, Carolina Winter and Carolina Series. These are real tours with real professional golfers playing in them and believe me, they are fun to watch. 

    Last week, I spent some time with Chris Zeh, the tournament director for The Carolina Series of the Hooters Tour. The tour was making a stop at Oyster Bay and we had a chance to chat when he was setting up the course on Tuesday.  

  • Jim Roach defined sportsmanship

    BY ALAN HENSLEY AND GREG HENSLEY

    The First Tee has, at its foundation, established the Nine Core Values. These values (confidence, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, integrity, respect, judgment, sportsmanship and courtesy) are identified as positive and inherent to the game of golf.

    Sportsmanship: observing the rules of play and winning or losing with grace.

  • Golfer advances in EWGA championship

    Pam Jobin, of Leland, has advanced to the finals of the Executive Women’s Golf Association Championship.

    The EWGA semifinal championship for the Carolinas area of the Executive Women’s Golf Association was played July 24 at the Verdae Greens Golf Club in Greenville, S.C. The first-place gross and net winners in each flight advance to the final round of the EWGA Championship, considered the largest amateur women’s golf competition in the United States. Jobin, competing in the second flight, shot a net 82 and finished second.

  • Byrd wins Hooters event at Oyster Bay

    Zack Byrd is known as the “Birdie Man” among the Hooters Carolina Tour Players. 

    Last  week he earned his nickname when he shot a sizzling 9-under score of 201 to win the three-day event at the par-70 Oyster Bay Golf Course in Calabash. He collected $3,700 for his efforts.

    Byrd carded a 69-64-68 over the three days of play and credits his coach, Mike Schroeder, with helping him keep the ball in play on the tough Maples design that weaves in and out of the surrounding marshlands.

  • Scores, highlights from area golf league tournaments

     BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Farmstead. Low gross: Randy Cogdill 84, Charlie Shore 86 and Stu Cleveland 89. Low net: Fred Ortiz 69, Cogdill and Jim Beairsto 69. Team, two low nets on each hole: Ortiz, Bob Smith, Reggie Auten and Bob Brownley, 20-under par. Golfer of the week was Randy Cogdill.

    BRICK LANDING

  • The First Tee and Parks and Recreation tee up together

    The First Tee of Brunswick County chapter has formed many wonderful partnerships with local golf courses and organizations since 2005. The same holds true outside of the golf community. This includes Brunswick County Schools, Community in Schools, Brunswick County 4-H, Oak Island Parks and Recreation and ATMC-TV.

    The chapter recently formed a partnership with another youth organization, Brunswick County Parks and Recreation. This partnership has already produced two exciting summer time opportunities to serve Brunswick County youth.

  • St. James to host First Tee Summer Leadership Academy

     For the fifth consecutive year, members of The First Tee from chapters in North and South Carolina will gather for the Summer Leadership Academy at St. James. The convocation will take place Aug. 2-5 and will include leadership workshops, golf clinics and golf tournaments.

    Area golf courses the 18 participants will play at are The Reserve Club at St. James, Thistle Golf Course, Bald Head Island and The Members Club at St. James. 

  • Calhoun shoots a 67—one for the ageless

    Johnny Calhoun has had some memorable golfing moments—a 65 in competition and a hole-in-one—but a recent round of golf ranked just as high.

    Calhoun, a 67-year-old resident of Sunset Beach, shot a 67 June 24 at the Ocean Ridge Plantation Tiger’s Eye Course.

    “I missed one green all day,” he said about the round of five birdies and no bogeys.

    Calhoun expects to play well. He plays to a 3-handicap, and he has shot under-par rounds of golf. The 65 he shot came was in an event about 20 years ago in Nichols, S.C., he said.

  • Calabash Presbyterian Church tourney draws 140 players

     The 10th annual Calabash Presbyterian Church Golf Tournament and Raffle took place July 1 at the Thistle Golf Club. Thirty-five teams competed in six flights (140 players total).

  • The First Tee’s fall programs begin in August

    The First Tee of Brunswick County will begin its fall programs next month at Cinghiale Creek and six other affiliates. The parent orientation, class schedule and certification levels are below.

    PARENT ORIENTATION

    A parent orientation/registration meeting is mandatory if your child is a new participant to The First Tee. If your child has not participated in the spring/fall programs, you must attend a parent orientation/registration meeting to be eligible to register. The summer camp does not count as a spring/fall program.