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Golf

  • 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.

  • 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.