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Golf

  • Golf action

    Sharon DeBona, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., scored a hole-in-one on the 117-yard, par-3 18th hole Jan. 27 at Charleston National in Mount Pleasant, S.C. She used a 5-iron. Less than two weeks later, her husband, John DeBona, scored a hole-in-one on the 126 yard, par-3 fifth hole at Meadowlands Golf Club in Calabash. He used an 8-iron while playing in a Grand Strand Senior Men’s Golf Association event Feb. 8.

    BEACHCOMBERS

  • New owners spell new hope for Carolina National

    In the last few years, unhappy changes have occurred in golf courses in Brunswick County and the upper Grand Strand. Some courses have closed; others are in obvious financial straights with weed-filled courses and empty parking lots.

    To add to the angst, several restaurants at golf facilities have closed or operate with limited hours.

  • Golf action

    On Feb. 1 at Farmstead, Jim Kennedy, Vonh Hincher, John Methvin and Joe Gallo placed first with a 150. Teams scored two nets per hole. In second were Frank Janton, Jerry Rubin, Hugh Chinn and Cliff Musselman.

    On Feb. 3, at Meadowlands, Frank Janton, Pete Scott, John Ducey and Joe Gallo placed first with a 157. Teams scored three nets on par-5s, two nets on par-4s and one net on par-3s. In second were Sid Pennington, Steve Maiorca, John Ogden and Vonh Hincher.

  • Who will get my golf clubs when I'm gone?

    There’s an old joke that gets to the point of this column. It goes like this:

    A husband and wife are lying in bed reading. Suddenly, she sighs heavily and says, “Darling, if I died, would you get married again?”

    “Maybe I would,” he says. “Our marriage has been a happy one, and I might consider trying again.”

    A few moments later, his wife turns to him and says, “Darling? What about my jewelry? Would you give her my jewelry?”

  • Golf action

    BRIERWOOD MGA

    The BMGA game of the day for Monday two best balls of the foursome. Winners at -22 were Harvey Hundley, Al Ostrager, Jim Pope and Lester Craft. In second at -14 were Bernie Gruwzleski, Gary McDaniel, Tom Kronyak and Paul Salerno. The team of Bob Nobes, Bob Janovic, Dave Harper and Morris Hall were third at -4.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

  • Weather no problem for Pittsburgh golfers

    Saturday in Shallotte was a rainy, 30-to 34-degree day, with some occasional sleet. Because I was unable to play golf, I accompanied my wife to Myrtle Beach, S.C., to do some shopping. The weather was atrocious. A penetrating, cold rain fell, and I felt miserable standing in it even for the short time I had to pump gas. In nearby areas, many inches of snow and ice were accumulating.

  • More pro profiles: Rick Ferrell of Rivers Edge, in the job he loves

    There are certain similarities between successful club pros. My husband, Gene, and I have a son-in-law who is a PGA pro; we have friends who are club pros, and they all have traits in common.

    Sure, they’re good golfers. Yes, most of them learned the game as a kid and dreamed of someday becoming a real live PGA golf professional. A few dreamed of playing on the tour, but many thought the ultimate job would be as a head pro at a golf course.

  • Golf action

    The team of Liz Boyer, Sue Janovic, Ralph Trimmer and Bob Nobes came in first at 1-over par in the Brierwood nine-hole mixed scramble Jan. 20. Fran Thomas, Rita Dugan, Carola Hornfeck and Larry Boyer were second. Glen Green, Marianne Nobes, Bob Janovic and Chuck Hornfeck were third.

    CFAG

  • Brunswick senior golf kicks off 2010 season

    There are dozens of golf activities for people of all ages in Brunswick County.

    Clubs with memberships run tournaments, guest days, member-member events, club championships and mixed events. The Elks, the VFW and various special interest and/or friendship groups sponsor leagues. The Carolinas Golf Association has an active tournament schedule. Most churches and charitable organizations have fundraising events each year.

    One of the best opportunities to play golf in Brunswick County is sponsored by the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Katie McGee supports The First Tee

    Dr. Katie McGee, the outgoing superintendent of Brunswick Schools, has been a strong supporter of The First Tee since the beginning, according to Rusty Petrea, the founder (with wife Carol) of The First Tee of Brunswick County.