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Golf

  • USGA awards $20,000 grant to The First Tee

     The United States Golf Association recently awarded a $20,000 grant to The First Tee of Brunswick County. The presentation was made June 16 at the Dennis Walters Show at The Reserve Club at St. James Plantation.  

    On hand to represent the USGA was Dallas Clark. Since 1997, the USGA has provided more than $60 million in grants to more than 900 not-for-profit organizations that serve youth through golf and its values.  

  • New coach training, volunteer orientation set for July 21

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is in need of volunteers. The fall season is approaching and The First Tee is expanding its programs. New volunteers are needed to help assist with classes. You do not have to be a good golfer or even a golfer at all. You just need to care. Please attend our new coach training/volunteer orientation to learn more about our program at 2 p.m. July 21 at Cinghiale Creek (directions are available online on our website).

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Arcadian Shores: Low nets: Dennis Kean, 74; Reggie Auten, 76. Team two low nets: Auten, Kean, Dennis McCann and Larry Cecil, 15-under par. Golfer of the week was Reggie Auten.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • Greens gasping in brutal heat

     This is an extremely hot summer, and we’re not even into August yet. Because of the intense heat, our golf courses are suffering and our golf course superintendents are working overtime to save their greens. 

    Trent Bouts, the media director for the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, issued a press release to members of the Carolinas Golf Reporters Association last week advising them of the current harsh weather conditions and the various steps that are being taken to keep our putting surfaces smooth and healthy. 

  • Club 25 Tourney played at Crow Creek

     Diane Belair (Prestwick) shot a 75 and won the Club 25 Tournament June 22 at Crow Creek. Barb Cleghorn (Whispering Pines) was second and Dale Calhoon (Brick Landing) third. Heidi Cherry (Myrtle Beach National) and Barb Guhl (Pine Valley) tied for fourth. Candace Cochrane (Sandpiper), Judy Nicoletti (Sandpiper), and Marie Strickler (Carolina Shores) tied for sixth.

  • Brookers win Ocean Ridge member-guest tournament

     The 2010 Ocean Ridge MGA member-guest tourney was played June 26-27 on Tiger’s Eye Golf Course. Thirty-eight two-man teams participated in the event, which included 14 teams of father-son or father-son-in-law. 

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

     Brierwood

    The team of Rita DuGan, Ron Arvidson and Larry Boyer finished first at 1-under par in the Brierwood 9-hole mixed scramble June 30. At even par was the team of Sharon Beavers, Jean Bowen, Glen Green and Bob Nobes and the team of Deloris Gausch, Liz Boyer, Ralph Trimmer and Morris Hall. 

    BRUNSWICK PLANTATION LGL

  • Family reunions are a time for fun

     Our first family reunion was in 1976 in Quebec, Canada, at a cottage on the Ile d’Orleans on the St. Laurence River just outside of Quebec City.   

    About 35 of us assembled there, some stayed in the summer cottage my husband’s Aunt Ann owned, others brought their campers. A few stayed in a motel down the street. 

  • Hensley attends The First Tee Training Program at Hank Haney IJGA

    From 204 chapters worldwide, The First Tee selected 29 students to attend the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The inaugural First Tee Training Program took place June 1-5 and included golf instruction in full swing, short game, course management, mental preparation and physical training.

    Of the 29 students, The First Tee chapters from 12 states were represented: California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

  • Schutzman wins ninth club title at Carolina National

     Pat Schutzman has won the Winding River WGA club championship at Carolina National for the ninth time. 

    The championship was played June 21 and June 23 at Carolina National. All three courses were played over the two-day event. Despite the record-high temperatures, a field of 40 players competed in four flights and almost everyone finished. The Sunset Harbor fire department volunteer was at the site with ice, water and emergency equipment. 

    Beth Patria had a hole-in-one June 21 on eighth hole at the Heron Course.