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Golf

  • Golf action

    The final results of the second flight of the Sea Trail Ladies Club Championship golf tournament have been tallied. Mary Couch was first in low gross, shooting 91-104-96—291. She finished one stroke ahead of Sharon Markatos, who shot 96-94-102—292. Markatos was the low-net winner (68-69-74—211).

    Complete results of the club championship ran in the Aug. 28 edition.

    BRICK LANDING

    MEN’S SPORTS CLUB

    The Men’s Club Tournament was Aug. 26. The format was two best nets.

  • Chip Beck and Happ Lathrop inducted into the Hall of Fame

    Whatever your career, whatever you love in this life, there is an organization for your passion.

    Are you a CPA? You will probably be a member of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). Do you like to garden? There are many garden clubs in our area. Rotary Clubs allow business people to interact for mutual benefit. The Red Cross contains a legion of volunteers who will be front and center when a hurricane approaches the Carolina coast.

  • World Amateur draws global participants for a week of fun and golf

    The PGA Superstore World Amateur Tournament celebrates its 25th anniversary this week. Golfers from 47 states and 48 countries are playing golf, walking the beach, shopping, partying and having a great time.

    The World Amateur Handicap Championship was started in 1984 by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday as a way of getting folks to come here during the dog days of summer when golf courses languish half-filled in the heat and humidity.

    In that first tournament, 684 golfers came to Myrtle Beach, S.C., had a great time and talked it up when they got back home.

  • Bob Marston makes hole-in-one at Lockwood Folly Country Club

    Bob Marston of Lockwood Folly Country Club, the recent winner of the Golden Boys Sy Schaffler Invitational Golf Tournament, made a hole-in-one Saturday on the 16th hole.

    Marston used an 8-iron from 132 yards, and the ball dropped into the hole on the fly.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

    The Aug. 21 league day play was a blind-partners game, using net scores after the start of play.

  • Golf action

    Vince Brown scored a hole-in-one Aug. 12 on the 163-yard 12th hole of the Sea Trail Byrd course using a 5-wood.

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a three low-nets tournament Aug. 15 at Carolina Shores. Winning the gold medal with a score of 192 (minus 24) was the team of Bill Cameron, Jim Beairsto, Ed Hennessey and Dennis Davidson. Low gross with a score of 83 was the team of Bob Byrne, Stu Cleveland and Randy Cogdill. Low net was Dennis Davidson (63). Davidson was also voted golfer of the week.

    BRICK LANDING

  • Tripp Isenhour revisited

    A saying goes like this: “You know it’s a bad day when you get to work and there’s a ‘60-Minutes’ news team sitting in your office.”

    You don’t want that to happen unless you just won the Mega-Millions Lottery.

    When the media train their searching spotlight on someone, the results can be brutal. If you’re a PGA pro with a wife and three small children, your life can be made into a living hell.

  • David Sandifer Scholarship Golf Tournament tees off Sept. 12

    Pat Sandifer, widow of longtime county commissioner David Sandifer, joked she had to nail the back door of David’s office shut so he wouldn’t sneak out and play golf instead of work.

    “He played every opportunity he got,” Pat Sandifer said.

    It’s a fitting tribute then, she said, that an upcoming golf tournament includes two of his passions—golf and education.

  • Courtesy and understanding help your superintendent help you

    The golf-course superintendent is the golfer’s best friend.

    He or she (because there are more and more female superintendents each year) works like a dog to keep the greens slick, the fairways lush and the tees level. The crew rakes and edges the bunkers, tames the rough, cultivates the flower beds and mulches under the trees. They blow the debris from the cart paths and they trim the edges of lakes and ponds.

  • Golf action

    The Sandpiper Bay Men’s Golf Association game Aug. 4 was Chicago, as a team effort: one point for bogey, two points for par, three points for birdie and five points for all others. Add quotas for team quota.

    Piper-Bay flight: First place with 27 points over quota was the team of Bob Nicoletti, Vince Niland, Marvin Pethal and Doug Williams. Second place with 23 points was the team of Dan Alsup, Mike Matlock, Charles Richardson and Jim Wiseman. Third place with 21 points was the team of Lou Zotter, Bill Lester and Tom Ioven.

  • The First Tee of Brunswick County receives high marks

    Jennifer Weiler, senior director of Network Service and New Directions of The First Tee, and Tony Powell, director of the Central Atlantic Region of The First Tee, visited the Brunswick County chapter last week. Both praised the staff and the board of directors for a truly excellent operation.

    The two directors visited The First Tee Summer Leadership Academy at St. James and then spoke with local volunteers and board members at a dinner in their honor at Cinghiale Creek, home of The First Tee of Brunswick County.