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Golf

  • 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.

  • Golf action

     The Beachcombers played at Beachwood Golf Course. Low gross: Stu Cleveland 82, Paul Michal and Charlie Shore 83, Bob Byrne 84, Hal Riebesehl 85, Randy Cogdill 89. Low nets: Riebesehl 63, Byrne 64, Cleveland and Bob Smith 65, Ed Hennessey 67, Michal 68, Dennis McCann, Ed Nocella and Shore 69. Team two low nets per hole: Ed Kinney, Dennis Davidson, Smith and Riebesehl were 33-under par. Golfer of the week was Riebesehl.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

  • The First Tee: A credit to Brunswick County

     I’m so proud I could burst. 

    In five short years, The First Tee of Brunswick County has become one of the premier chapters in the country. Imagine that. 

    Out of 204 chapters scattered across the United States and abroad, we are ranked near the top. We have great kids, wonderful volunteers, a real commitment from our business community, and two founders (Rusty and Carol Petrea) who are indefatigable in their support and leadership. 

  • Graduation comes to The First Tee

    On Saturday, Dalton Gore and Richard Weinacht will receive their high school diplomas from South Brunswick High School. As a result of reaching this milestone in their lives, they will also celebrate another graduation as the first participants to become alumni of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • New medical procedure puts local golfer back on the course

     John Mills started playing golf when he was a kid growing up in Scotch Plains, N.J. As he caddied at local courses, he learned to play the game and to love it.   

    John worked hard, got married and raised a family. During those busy, active years, John dreamed about the day he could retire, relax and play golf to his heart’s content. 

    As the years passed, the focus of his dreams became Brunswick County, and eventually the dream materialized into a beautiful home on the seventh hole of the Irwin Course at St. James Plantation.  

  • Thistle Club to host annual benefit tourney for The First Tee

     The annual benefit tournament for The First Tee of Brunswick County will take place Sept. 21 at Thistle Golf Course in Calabash. 

    “This is the third year for this event, and we are delighted that Thistle Golf Club is hosting it once more,” said Walt Stachura, tournament chairman. “Last year we made over $50,000 for The First Tee, despite the downward economy. This year we hope to make it even bigger and better.” 

  • Sandpiper Bay golf course to remain open during greens conversion

     Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club began its final stage of green renovations June 1. The Dan Maples designed 27-hole public golf course in Sunset Beach hired Modern Turf, from Rembert, S.C., to convert all putting greens to MiniVerde Ultradwarf Bermuda Grass from Sandpiper’s 1987 original Penn Cross Bent Grass greens.

  • 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.