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Golf

  • Friendships formed through golf can last a lifetime

    Miki and Eddie Pear and Gene and I have been friends for more than 20 years and it all began on a golf course.  
    I was playing in the fifth position for Navesink Country Club in a Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association team match. We were in series seven and on that particular Tuesday we played against Preakness Hills at Preakness Hills.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brunswick Plantation LGA
    The game April 22 was best of nine. Magnolia-Dogwood: 1. Geri Conroy (21.5), 2. Linda Rothenberger (23.5). Dogwood-Azalea: 1. Dianne Lucarelli (22), 2. Janet Iekel (25.5). Closest to pin: Dianne Lucarelli (Azalea No. 4); Mae Drezek (Magnolia No. 4). Birdies: Camille Cantello (Dogwood No. 4); Mary Helen Naecker (Magnolia No. 7); Alcina Davis (Dogwood No. 8).

  • Lower your score with advice to help you play smart golf

    Golf is a simple game.
    The ball is not moving when you try to make contact with it. No one is out there intercepting it or catching it and throwing it to first base. When you walk down the fairway, no one is rushing you, trying to tackle you and bring you to the ground.
    There are no defensive players in the grass, waiting to high-stick you. You have no team and there is no opposing team. When you get to the green, nothing stands between you and the cup except your skills and mental readiness.   

  • The First Tee of the Cape Fear Region: off and running

    In August 2004, I wrote a column about Rusty and Carol Petrea and their dream of establishing a chapter of The First Tee in Brunswick County. They had built a 20-acre golf facility with three greens, multiple tees and a practice putting area. At that time, they were in the process of building a learning center with offices, classrooms and locker rooms.
    In November 2005, that dream came true when The First Tee of Brunswick County received its charter from the national office and became one of nearly 200 chapters in the United States and around the world.

  • Golf tournaments

    Relay for Life tourney is set for April 20
    Town Creek Elementary School is sponsoring a golf tourney April 20 at Magnolia Greens and the proceeds benefit Relay for Life. The shotgun start is 8 a.m. The fee is $60 per golfer, $240 per team, and covers lunch. To register, call Stella Tucker at (910) 253-6500 or email stucker@bcswan.net by April 1.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brick Landing LGA
    On April 11, The Brick Landing Plantation Ladies Golf Association played is first league match of the season. In the first flight, Carol Fredericks was first with a net 68, Mary Tacea second with an 82 and Mary Biesack third with an 83. Kathy Mularczyk took first in the second flight with a net 69. Nancy Dickerson was second with a 77 and Lois Huber third with an 83. Carol Fredericks is the April Ace of the Month winner.

  • Great idea for the gals: The Five O’Clock Club

    A few months ago, my dear friend Carol Fredericks broached an idea with me and I loved it.
    Carol and her husband, Bill, belong to Plainfield Country Club in New Jersey. Built in 1890, the venerable old Donald Ross design was the site of the 1978 U.S. Amateur and the 1987 U.S. Women’s Open. In 2011, Plainfield hosted The Barclays. Plainfield is listed No. 71 in the Golf Digest 100 Greatest Courses in the United States.  

  • Grossi wins Sea Trail Charm Tournament

    In the Sea Trail Charm Tournament April 8 at the Byrd Course and April 10 at the Jones Course, Kathy Grossi finished first with a two-day total of 130, winning the gold charm. Joan Mason was second (136) and won the silver charm.

  • Crow Creek plays member tourney

    On April 2-3, the Crow Creek MGA played a two-day member-member tournament for 20 two-man teams. In cool weather, the golf skills exhibited by most of the participants were red hot. The format for the first day was a shamble, which combines elements of a scramble with elements of two-man best ball.
    As in a scramble, both players of a team tee off and the best drive is selected. From that point, the hole is played out at stroke play, with both players playing their own ball into the hole. The format for the second day was a scramble.

  • Future Generations Tourney set for June 1 at St. James

    By Mike Gildea
    Special to The Beacon
    On June 1, The First Tee of Brunswick County will be host of its third annual Future Generations Tournament on all four golf courses of the St. James Plantation. Its success and your participation will help shape the future of the many kids who are participants in The First Tee of Brunswick County.