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Golf

  • Carolina National to offer junior golf clinics this summer

     Carolina National Golf Club will have a summer-long junior golf promotion aimed at introducing the game at no cost to junior golfers.

    Beginning June 7 and continuing through Sept. 6, a weekly complimentary golf clinic will be offered for junior golfers each Monday. The clinic will be from 11 a.m. to noon under the direction of Carolina National PGA certified instructor Cheryl Brankel. Advance registration is required and the number of participants will be limited. The clinic will cover fundamentals, etiquette, and rules. 

  • 2010 Tournament of Champions set for St. James in November

    The 2010 Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions will be played Nov. 13-14 at the Members Club at St. James Plantation. This will be the seventh Tournament of Champions and the second hosted by St. James.  

    Scott Harrell, publisher of The Brunswick Beacon, is delighted with the growth of the event over the past six years.  

  • Golf action

     The Beachcombers played at Brierwood. Low gross: Stu Cleveland 79, Gary Gutheil 84, Bob Byrne 86 and Jim Beairsto 88. Low nets: Cleveland 62, Byrne and Beairsto 66, Gutheil and Dick Cecil 69.

    Team (one low net on each hole): Byrne and Beairsto, 14-under; Reggie Auten and Ed Hennessey, 13 under; Cleveland and Hal Riebesehl, 11 under. 

    Golfer of the week was Cleveland.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • The Great Golf Experiment: Hitting 50 balls a day for 90 days

     I’m sick of bad golf. I hate shanks, skulls, chili-dips, three-puts and leavies in the bunker. I hate losing brand new golf balls in water hazards and hitting banana ball slices that sail out-of-bounds into flowerbeds in other people’s yards.

    Worst of all, I hear myself constantly complaining about my poor golf. Last week, one of my dear friends asked me whether I wanted “a little cheese with my whine?”

    So now, by gosh and by golly, I’m doing something about it.  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     The Beachcombers played at Lion’s Paw and Charlie Shore had the low gross, 84, and the low net, 67. Team (one low net on par-5s, two low nets on par-4s and three low nets on par-3s): Reggie Auten, Ed Kinney, Stu Cleveland and Bob Smith at 18-under. Golfer of the week was Charlie Shore.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • To play your best game, learn the rules of golf before heading to the course

     Golf is a game of both honor and intrigue. The golfer does not actually play against other golfers. The player plays against the course. 

    Yes, there are group and team competitions, but the essential game of golf is played by one person and the competition is not the other golfers but the course. 

    Golf is simple. The lowest score played against the course wins.  

  • Dr. June Atkinson visits School Day Programming

    On May 19, Dr. June Atkinson, state superintendent of schools for North Carolina, visited The First Tee of Brunswick County. She came to observe School Day Programming in action and to meet with representatives of TFTBC.

    In School Day Programming, fourth-grade students from six elementary schools are bused to Cinghiale Creek, home of The First Tee of Brunswick County, every other week for a 90-minute lesson in golf skills and life skills and core values.

  • The First Tee’s Summer Camps begin June 15

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is registering participants for the 2010 Summer Camp. The weekly camps are open to new and existing participants in TFTBC and are for youth ages 7 and older.
     “The camps are a great way for current participants to keep their golf and life skills sharp over the summer,” said Kaitlyn Johnston, TFTBC director of programming. “It is a great avenue for beginners to learn the game. They are a fun learning experience for all abilities.”

  • Brierwood WGA has charity event May 11

    The Brierwood WGA had a charity golf play day May 11. Members brought in packages of white cotton socks in support of “Comfort Socks,” which provides new socks to the needy and homeless. One hundred seventy-five pairs of socks were collected for the event. Members were asked to wear their wildest pair of socks to compete for a prize. The winner was Cindy Northrup.

  • Brierwood plays monthly couples tournament