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Golf

  • 2010 marks a new year: Time to dream, to plan, to change, to grow

    I love Jan. 1!

    Other people hate the New Year; they don’t like to see the dates change. They don’t like to see time marching on. They don’t want to admit they’re a year older.

    I, on the other hand, love that another year has gone by. Hopefully, I will have learned some lessons in 2009 that will help me live 2010 just a little bit better. And the best part of the New Year is that I’m still here!

  • The First Tee makes its mark in 2009; must meet new challenges in 2010

    Although The First Tee of Brunswick County is fewer than five years old, it has received high marks from its national office in St. Augustine, Fla.

    Chapters of The First Tee are ranked according to their scope and performance, and I’m proud to say that our local chapter has received the “Ace” level designation, the highest rank possible. That is awesome, and a true testimony to the level of commitment by our kids, volunteers, paid staff, donors and community at large.

  • Golf action

    In the CFAG event Dec. 21 at Farmstead, John Ogden, Ned Meier, Bob Jaeger and a draw placed first with a 152. Team scoring was two nets per hole. Steve Maiorca, John Ducey, Sid Pennington and a draw placed second.

    On Dec. 23 at Meadowlands, Frank Janton, Jerry Rubin, Joe Meo and a draw placed first with a 136. Teams scored three nets on the par-3s, two on the par-4s and one on par-5s. Placing second were Ned Meier, John Ogden, Jody Serensits and Bob Jaeger.

    RUBIN EAGLES

  • A Christmas miracle--one of many in 2009

    Christmas is a time of miracles. For Christians, it’s the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus with gifts and songs, gaily decorated homes, special church services and family gatherings.

    Year-round there are miracles aplenty right here in Brunswick County.

    Tides come and go, season follows season, each with its own beauty. Gulls and pelicans soar overhead. Salt marshes rustle in the evening breeze as a great blue heron rises and flies into a violet and gold sunset.

    That’s a miracle.

  • Golf action

    BRICK LANDING

    The Brick Landing Men’s Sports Club weekly tournament was played Dec. 15. The format was two best nets. First: Dave Biesack, Jim Campana, Eric Nelson and a draw at -28. Second: Jim Barrett, Chuck Dixon, Alan Morrissey and a draw at -26. Skins: Jim Campana, Dwight Christenbury and Neil Nucci, one each; Chuck Dixon and Dick Brown, two each.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

    The format Monday was two best balls. In first at 3 under were Howard Boyd, Ralph Trimmer and Dave Harper. In second at 3 over were Bob Nobes, Gary McDaniel and Chuck Horfeck.

  • Charlie Megaswing: Golf teacher, poet, dancer, raconteur

    As a working journalist, I have met a lot of different folks over the years. Interviews are one of the facets of writing I dearly love. It’s fun to meet new people, to ask questions, to find out what makes them tick.

    Last week, I met a real raconteur, a guy who has a great life story and a gift of gab to go with it.

    Charlie Megaswing has been teaching the game of golf at the State Line Driving Range for more than 10 years. The facility is on the southbound lane of U.S. 17, right on the border of North and South Carolina.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    Results of the Beachcombers’ event in which the format was two low nets. Paul Michal, Stu Cleveland, Bob Byrne and Hal Riebesehl finished first at 11 under. Bob Smith, Jim Ritter Jim Beairsto and a draw were second at 9 under. Low gross: Michal, 86. Low nets: Byrne, 70; Michal, 73. Golfer of the week: Michal.

    CFAG

    On Dec. 7 at Farmstead, Sid Pennington, Ned Meier, John Ducey and Joe Gallo were first with a 148. Teams scored two nets per hole. Jim Kennedy, Hugh Chinn, John Ogden and Jody Serensits were second.

  • Golf action

    In the Brierwood Men’s Golf Association points game Monday, Paul Salerno, Chuck Hornfeck and Les Craft were first with 60 points. Bob Nobes, Bob Snopek and Dave Harper were second with 43 points.

    BRUNSWICK PLANTATION

    Results of the ladies’ golf league one-on-one tourney Nov. 3. First with 17 points each: Renee December, Janet Iekel, Mary Helen Naecker. Second with 16 points each: Barbara Johnson, Becky Seibert, Diane Tufts.

    CFAG

  • GPS golf system makes a great gift

    Every year, there are scientific improvements to the game of golf. Heavy steel shafts have been replaced by graphite and other light-composite materials. Real wooden woods have gone the way of stick shift cars and rotary telephones. Golf balls go farther and they can stick on a green like a dart if you hit them right.

    But the latest, biggest innovation to the world of golf is the range finder or GPS system. A few years ago, they were rare. Today, many serious golfers have them. Some courses even provide GPS systems on their carts.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at Brierwood. Winners with a score of -1.5 were Jim Beairsto, Hal Riebesehl, Stu Cleveland and Gary Gutheil. Low gross: Gary Gutheil, 85; Harry Haggerty, 87; Jim Beairsto, 89. Low net: Gary Gutheil, 71. Gary Gutheil was voted golfer of the week.

    BRICK LANDING MEN