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Golf

  • 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.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at the Meadowlands. Low nets: Fred Ortiz , 67; Dennis Davidson, 69. Team two low nets per hole: Stu Cleveland, Bill Cameron, Ortiz and a draw were 25-under par. Golfer of the week was Fred Ortiz.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • Athletics director says BCC will soon have men’s and women’s golf teams

     The buzz was out. Brunswick Community College would soon have men’s and women’s golf teams. 

    St. James Plantation had agreed to be the home course. Anthony Pagliari, the head PGA golf professional at the Member’s Club, would be the lead coach. Al Arrigoni, the executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County and PGA pro, would be the assistant coach. 

    I was thrilled and delighted when I heard the news. A National Junior College Athletic Association golf team in Brunswick County. Imagine that.

  • Local teens to attend The First Tee PLAYer Academy in California

    Greg Hensley and Harrison Taylor, from the First Tee of Brunswick County, have been selected to attend The First Tee PLAYer Advanced Academy, July 27-Aug. 3 at California State University at Monterey Bay. They are among 25 chapter participants, ages 14-18, selected to participate.  

    The First Tee has 204 chapters in the United States and abroad. The Brunswick County Chapter is the only one with two attendees.  

  • 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).