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Golf

  • 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.

  • Bodenheimer wins Forsyth County Junior Open

    In his first competitive tournament, Kellan Bodenheimer, 12, won the Forsyth County Junior Open golf tournament in Winston-Salem. 

    Bodenheimer, competing in the Cubs’ division for those 12 and younger, played nine-hole layouts July 13-15 at Winston-Lake, Tanglewood and Reynolds Park. He shot a 134 for the three-day event and won by three strokes. 

    Bodenheimer is the grandson of Jim and Kay Bodenheimer of Ocean Isle Beach and Lewisville. 

    He is making plans to compete in the Jim Roach Memorial golf tournament Aug. 28 at Brierwood.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

     BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Brierwood. Low gross: Stu Cleveland and Paul Michal, 89. Low nets: Bob Smith and Hal Riebesehl, 68; Jim Beairsto, 69. Team (four players total nets): Smith, Riebesehl, Dan O’Connell and Beairsto. Player of the week was Bob Smith.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

    The team of Marianne Nobes, Ron Arvidson, Chuck Hornfeck and John Beavers finished first at 2-over par in the Brierwood nine-hole mixed scramble July 21. Carola Hornfeck, Sharon Beavers, Ralph Trimmer and Bob Nobes finished second.

  • Sandpiper Bay voted 2010 Golf Course of the Year

     I’m as pleased as punch and proud as a peacock.    

    One of our own Brunswick County golf courses has been named “2010 Golf Course of the Year” by The Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association. This is the first time a North Carolina Course has received this honor. 

    Last week I went to Sandpiper Bay and spoke with Tim Tilma, the general manager; Richard Kascsak, the head golf professional; and Jay Varallo, the superintendent. It was a round-table of smiles, a few high fives and several thumbs up. 

  • Sea Trail LGA has Rally for the Cure tourney

     On July 14, 104 golfers played in Sea Trail LGA’s 14th annual Rally for the Cure Tournament, which raised $8,233 for the Susan G. Komen foundation. Surrounding the 18th green of the Maples Course were 198 flags, placed in memory of friends and family affected by cancer.

  • Ocean Ridge has member-guest tournament

     The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association played a member-guest tourney July 12 at Lion’s Paw. The theme was Mon-Tee Carlo Madness. The tournament consisted of 46 two- women teams playing a best-ball low gross, low net format. The tournament director was Patsy Mays. 

    Low gross winners were Ocean Ridge member Shelly Haskins and guest Susie Hurley at 74. Runner-up was Lorraine Crosby and her guest Joan Sheldon at 77. 

    Low-net winners were Betty Coffini and guest Mary Ard (56), finishing one stroke ahead of Peggy Jones and Beverly Mastrovich.