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Golf

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     Winning the Brierwood Men’s Golf Association Stableford event Monday were Bob Nobes, Dave Harper, Odie Johnson and Bob Snopek (80 points). In second at 79 points was the team of George Edwards, Bernie Gruzlewski, Jim Pope and a draw. In third at 74 points was the team of Tom Arney, Mike Prokop, Chuck Hornfeck and a draw.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

    The team of Bob Nobes, Ron Arvidson, Hilda Hall and Carolyn Arney finished at 5-under par in the event June 23. Tom Arney, Morris Hall, Glen Green and Marianne Nobes were second at even par.

  • Yoga will keep you flexible and fit

     Years ago, I had some serious back issues so I worked with a personal trainer who helped me strengthen the muscles that kept my spine aligned and strong. I remember my trainer saying that without muscles, we’d all be a pile of bones on the ground, that keeping my core muscles strong would help keep my bones (think spine) aligned. 

    John Wolchek, my trainer, taught me a series of back stretches I still do today. 

  • Sea Trail wins interclub event

     Sea Trail captured the opening event in 2010 for the Coastal Carolina Interclub Association tournament played June 22 on the Tiger’s Eye course at Ocean Ridge Plantation.

    Sea Trail, the 2009 CCIA Champions, narrowly defeated Ocean Ridge to take the early lead in the 2010 standings.

    The CCIA format includes eight two-man teams from each club. Member teams from Carolina National, Long Bay, Ocean Ridge, St. James and Sea Trail play a modified Stableford system, net best ball, and count only the scores from the top six teams of the eight competing.

  • The First Tee and school partnership

    For the five fourth-grade classes at Virginia Williamson Elementary School, every other Tuesday is The First Tee day. Students are bused to Cinghiale Creek, where they participate in a program that combines the fundamentals of golf with character education through the Nine Core Values of The First Tee Organization. This partnership of schools and The First Tee of Brunswick County is patterned after a chapter in California and is the first of its kind on the east coast.

  • Golf action

     Beachcombers

    The Beachcombers played at Crow Creek. Low gross: Hal Riebesehl 83, Charlie Shore 84, Stu Cleveland 87, Fred Ortiz 89. Low nets: Riebesehl 60, Ortiz 61, Bob Smith 69.

    Team (one low net on par 5s, two on par 4s and three on par 3s): Cleveland, Riebesehl, Dan O’Connell and Ed Hennessey won at 24-under par.

    Golfer of the week was 85-year-old Hal Riebesehl, who shot an 83.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • PGA profiles: John Brown at the helm of St. James

     John Brown is one of the supermen of PGA golf professionals.

    He is one of 300 master pros listed by the PGA out of its 28,000 members and the general manager of St. James Plantation. 

  • Golfer wows local crowd

    On June 16, Dennis Walters came to the Reserve Club at St. James Plantation and delighted a large crowd of kids, parents and retirees. There were gasps of amazement, chuckles of amusement and even a tear or two as the paraplegic golfer worked his magic with precision golf shots, humor and a personal story of hope. His famous dog Bucky was an integral part of the performance.   

    The Dennis Walters Show was sponsored by The First Tee of Brunswick County. 

  • Golfers support literacy council

     On June 5, almost 90 supporters of literacy teed it up at the Traditional Golf Properties’ course at the Carolina National Golf Club in Bolivia for the 20th annual playing of the Brunswick County Literacy Council Golf Tournament. 

    Staff from Carolina National, especially pro Ray Newton and assistant Cheryl Brankel, facilitated the day’s event.

  • Isley finishes second in N.C. Open

    The 46th Toshiba North Carolina Open had everything a major championship should have in the Carolinas: a dynamic group of competitors, a challenging course and a dramatic finish. 

    David Rogers, an apprentice out of Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C., caused the drama.  

    Although he’d scored consistently throughout the three-day tournament, Rogers was still flying under the radar coming into the final round June 10 at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis. 

  • Brunswick Plantation has third annual member-member tournament

     Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort sponsored its third annual member-member golf tournament May 31-June 3. The women played on May 31 and June 2 and the men played on June 1 and June 3.

    Day one was a two-person captain’s choice with 50 percent of the lowest handicap deducted from the two-person team score. Day two was stroke play with each two-person team using 80 percent of its combined tournament handicap deducted from the score.