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Golf

  • First Tee golfers Taylor, Gore achieve national honors

    Harrison Taylor has been selected to represent The First Tee of Brunswick County at the 2009 Life Skills and Leadership Academy in Eugene, Ore. The academy takes place July 28-Aug. 4 for the first time at the University of Oregon.

  • Golf action

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • Sandpiper Bay continues renovations

    I like to hear about positive actions taken by our golf communities in the face of a down economy. It shows a belief in the long-term viability and profitability of the golf industry in Brunswick County.

    Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club is in the second phase of renovating it course. Last year, it installed new MiniVerde Ultradwarf Bermudagrass on the Sand Nine. This summer, the process is continuing on the Piper Nine.

    Tim Tilma, the general manager of Sandpiper Bay, is delighted the ownership of the golf course complex is continuing with the renovation.

  • Oak Island golfer wins N.C. Open

    Five years after his last Carolinas PGA major championship win, Oak Island resident Steve Isley won the 45th Pepsi North Carolina Open June 4 at Kilmarlic Golf Club in Powells Point.

    Isley, who worked at St. James before becoming PGA director of golf at Masonboro Country Club in Wilmington, shot a 5-under 67 in the final round for a five-stroke victory over Bryan Sullivan and Rick Morton.

    Isley finished at 15-under 201 (63-71-67). Thirty-seven competitors made it to the final round in the tourney in Currituck County.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    Results of the Beachcombers’ event at Cypress Bay. Low gross: Stu Cleveland, 78; Paul Michal and Jim Beairsto, 84; Hal Riebesehl, 85; Bill Cameron, 87; Bob Smith, Bob Byrne and Fred Ortiz, 89. Low nets: Cameron, 60; Cleveland, 63; Smith, Ortiz and Beairsto, 65; Jim Quigley, 68; Michal and Riebesehl, 69. The team format was one low net on the par 5s, two low nets on par 4s and three low nets on the par 3s. The winning team was Smith, Ortiz, Cameron and Beairsto at 29-under par. Golfer of the week was a tie between Cameron and Cleveland.

  • Joe Deane: Memories worth keeping

    Joe Deane is a local golfer, 83 years young, who works each Saturday at Brunswick Plantation as a starter.

    Last week, Joe and I sat and talked in the clubhouse at Brunswick Plantation. He brought pictures and clippings and autograph books and other memorabilia, and in the next hour I heard an amazing story.

  • I've got friends in golf places

    Garth Brooks is one of my favorite singers, and I’ve practically worn out the “Fresh Horses” CD on which “I’ve Got Friends in Low Places” appears.

    I often hear a song and it stays in my head, emerging months or years later when I’m doing something that’s really fine.

  • Golf action

    Chris Serraro aced the 155-yard fourth hole at the Brunswick Plantation Azalea Course May 27. He used a 5-iron. It was his second hole-in-one. His playing partners were Walt Doney, Bob Castriota and Mike Lach.

    BEACHCOMBERS

  • Golf action

    The Brierwood member-guest tourney was played May 14-15. The format was best ball of the twosome, net and gross. Flight 1, low net: 1. Lane and Milazzo tied with Davis and Brkal, 54. In a sudden-death playoff, Lane and Milazzo won the title on the second hole. 2. Groff and Roach, 61. Low gross: 1. Holesa and Brennan, 74; 2. Doyle and Warren, 79; 3. Arney and Fitz-Gerald, 83.

  • New golfers: You have to start somewhere, but where?

    Golf is a fabulous, wonderful sport. It’s played outdoors in all kinds of weather. There’s beautiful scenery and challenges aplenty for the expert and the beginner.

    An 8-year-old can play; an 80-year-old can play. In fact, an 8-year-old boy can play a match against his 80-year-old grandpa. Name another sport where that can happen. Not basketball or tennis or baseball.

    A golfer can play in a tournament with 120 other golfers, in a foursome of friends or by himself.