Today's Sports

  • Groundbreaking at Life Skills...

    By Connie Hensley
    Public Relations, TFTBC
    Groundbreaking for the North Carolina Life Skills and Leadership Academy took place Dec. 20 at The First Tee of Brunswick County Golf Club at Cinghiale Creek.
    The academy is designed to help address the critical issues of dropout and lack of character education. The academy accomplishes this through immersion in The First Tee Nine Core Values, The First Tee Life Skills Experience curriculum and The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association format for Dec. 15 was one gross and one net of the foursome. The winning team at -12 was Dan Perry, Bernie Gruzlewski, Al Ostrager and Jim Pope. In second at +3 was the team of Dave Harper, George Edwards, Paul Salerno and Ron Arvidson.  
    The format for Dec. 19 was two best balls of the foursome. The winning team at -24 was Gary Hughes, Bob Nobes, Dave Harper and Ro Arvidson. In second at -18 was the team of Dan Perry, Paul Salerno, Al Ostrager and Dennis Shea.

  • Sports briefs

    Brunswick Belles Senior League Dec. 14
    Game: 1. Merry Yarbrough, 220; 2. Karen Manor, 202; 3.Carol Haack, 193.
    Series: 1. Karen Manor, 522; 2. Merry Yarbrough, 485; 3. Eileen Lenz, 462.
    Handicap game: 1. Merry Yarbrough, 282; 2. Carol Haack, 260; 3. Karen Manor, 258.
    Handicap series: 1. Karen Manor, 690; 2. Merry Yarbrough, 671; 3. Mary Fonte, 651.

  • Sports calendar

    Dixie annual meeting Jan. 2
    Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball will have their annual spring meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 2 at Shallotte First Baptist Church, 4486 Main St., to discuss all new business for the coming 2012 season. Officers for the coming season will be elected. Coaches, parents and interested parties are encouraged to attend.

  • Sports briefs

    Weekly Scores for Planet Fun
    Planet Fun Classic: Tommy Gutierrez 258-254-247-759, Terry Decker 269-236-221-726, Jeffrey Evans 259-237-206-702, Rick LaChance 232-212-205-649, Brian McCall 238-204-624, Kelly Mintz 233-203-611, John King 222-215-605, Garry Marion 234-603, Dennis Nicholl 229-202-603, Bryan Warner 213-212-602, Anne Decker 201-573, Joyce Freeman 192-541, Darlene Anuszewski 485, Tim Clendenin 246, Charles Wilbur 225-205, George Jacobs 214-205, Dennis Horne 212-208, Mike Fulwood 210, Gary Armistead 209, Thurston Etheridge 205, Zachary Bailey 204.

  • Piperettes have awards luncheon

    The Piperettes had their Christmas scramble and end-of season awards luncheon Dec. 6.

  • Ocean Ridge plays Bah Humbug...

    The Ocean Ridge Men’s Golf Association played its sevent annual Bah Humbug Tournament Dec 14 at Panther’s Run. The event was a four-player shamble. The lowest two net scores per hole counted for the team score.  
    Creative tee placements were devised by the resident Grinch, pleasing no one. Additionally, players had to putt with specially designated putters on the ninth (a youth hockey stick) and the 18th hole (a plumber’s nightmare).

  • Highlights, scores of area golf...

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association game for Dec. 5 was three best balls of the foursome. The winning team at -17 was Larry Boyer, Al Ostrager, Jim Pope and Odie Johnson. In second at -12 was the team of Dan Perry, Ron Arvidson, Chuck Hornfeck and a draw.
    The format for Dec. 12 was two gross best balls on the front nine and two net best balls on the back nine. The winning team at +3 was Al Bloom, Ron Arvidson and Dan Perry. In second at +13 was the team of Bob Nobes, George Edwards and Chuck Hornfeck.

  • Crow Creek wins inaugural...

    Rick Kirincich, owner and broker realtor of Starheel Properties Inc. in Calabash, sponsored the inaugural Starheel Challenge Golf Tournament Dec. 3 at the Crow Creek Golf Club.
    The tournament, to be played twice yearly, was created by Kirincich to show his appreciation to his many clients who are members of the Crow Creek Men’s Golf Association or the Thistle Golf Club, foster a means for friendly competition between the two clubs and provide a fundraising activity for the South Brunswick Kiwanis Club, of which he is a member.

  • A Christmas wish for you

    Writing this column every week is both a job and privilege. I have been The Brunswick Beacon golf columnist since Sept. 12, 2002. That’s 483 columns.
    It’s hard to believe, because time flies when you’re having fun and I love being your golf columnist. I’ve assembled an idea file about 2-inches deep in the drawer next to my desk, thanks to you. People email me ideas, they buttonhole me in Walmart and they call me on the phone. I could write columns for the next six months without straining to find a topic.