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Golf

  • Golf action

    The Beachcombers played last week at Brierwood. Low gross: Randy Cogdill, Stu Cleveland, 85; Harry Haggerty, 87; Larry Cecil, 89. Low nets: Cecil, 64; Cleveland, 70. Team two low nets per hole: Cleveland, Haggerty and Cecil at 21-under par. Golfer of the week was Cecil.
    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • Honoring a son: the ‘D.J.’ Dale Leo Clemmons Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament

    July 22, 2004, was the worst day of Dale Clemmons’ life. On that day, he and his wife, Rose, came face to face with the unimaginable horror that all parents fear.
    The death of a child.
    Dale Leo Clemmons Jr., affectionately known as D.J. to his friends and family, was a happy-go-lucky young man of 22 years, on the cusp of adulthood and the realization of dreams. He worked in his father’s landscaping business (Carolina Tree) in Supply. He had lots of friends. He loved kids and best of all—he would have his own child in just a few weeks.   

  • West’s Greg Hensley wins golf tournament

    Greg Hensley had a chip-in eagle in shooting a 2-under-par 70 April 19 at Rivers Edge Golf Course in winning the next-to-last golf tournament of the Waccamaw Conference season.
    This is first time in several years a West golfer has won a conference tournament.
    Hensley shot 35-35—70, a round that included three birdies and an eagle. It was his best competitive score.
    South Brunswick’s Dalton Gore was second (76), North Brunswick’s Mason Roberts third (78), South’s Richard Weinacht fourth (79) and West’s Harrison Taylor fifth (80).

  • The First Tee offering Ace level programming

    Al Arrigoni, or Coach Al as the golfers know him, recently completed the necessary requirements to attain the status and recognition of The First Tee Coach. This was a prerequisite for the chapter to offer participants Ace level programming. Only 96 out of 204 chapters in The First Tee organization have achieved this final level. The four other programming levels are PLAYer, Par, Birdie and Eagle.

  • The First Tee offering Ace level programming

    Al Arrigoni, or Coach Al as the golfers know him, recently completed the necessary requirements to attain the status and recognition of The First Tee Coach. This was a prerequisite for the chapter to offer participants Ace level programming. Only 96 out of 204 chapters in The First Tee organization have achieved this final level. The four other programming levels are PLAYer, Par, Birdie and Eagle.

  • Sandpiper Bay Men’s Golf Association completes member-member tourney

    The final round of the SBMGA member-member annual tournament was played April 14. The tournament was two days with four flights playing a range of nine-hole matches. Day one had the group playing a nine-hole, two-man best-ball match followed by a nine-hole total score for the two-man team match.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS
    The Beachcombers played at Carolina Shores: Low gross: Paul Michal, 86; Harry Haggerty, 87; Stu Cleveland, 88. Low nets, Michal 72. Team two low nets on each hole: Dan O’Connell, Dennis Davidson, Bob Byrne and Cleveland at 18-under par. Golfer of the week was Michal.
    BRICK LANDING
    The Brick Landing Ladies Golf Association played the third round of its President’s Cup match. Winners were Sharon Deutsch and Peg Agrimonti.

  • From the gulag to the golf course: the story of Stanley Opalka

    Golf is played by the most amazing people. I’ve met paraplegic golfers, blind golfers, one-armed golfers, and just plain folks who have battled debilitating disease and injury to get back on the course.  
    Stanley Opalka, of Sunset Beach, traveled a long, hard road to the quiet beauty of the Carolina coast.  
    His story begins in Poland, in the fall of 1939, when his native country was invaded by the Nazis from the west and the Soviets from the east.  

  • Trojan golfers shoot in 70s at conference tournament

    WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick golf team finished one stroke ahead of host West Bladen on April 12 at Land O’ Lakes Golf Club. Three Trojan golfers shot in the 70s to seal a second-place finish, one stroke ahead of the host Knights.
    For the tournament, the conference team scores were South Brunswick 307, West Brunswick 311, host West Bladen 312, Whiteville 337, North Brunswick 351, East Bladen 393 and South Columbus 445.

  • Area results

    BEACHCOMBERS
    The Beachcombers played at Cypress Bay. Low gross: Randy Cogdill, 84; Bob Byrne, 86; Paul Michal, 86; Charlie Shore, 87; Jamie Cogdill, 88; Bob Smith, 89. Low nets: Smith, 67; Byrne, 68; Jamie Cogdill, 68; Shore, 69. Team two low nets per hole: Reggie Auten, R. Cogdill, J. Cogdill and Shore at 25-under par. Golfer of the week was Smith.

    BRICK LANDING LGA