Today's Sports

  • Patterson has ‘amazing’ time at...

    I’ve known Landon Patterson since he joined The First Tee of Brunswick County eight years ago. He was cute, enthusiastic about golf and willing to learn and be a part of the program.

    Today, Patterson is a senior at West Brunswick High School, the captain of its golf team and an honors student. He has led them to three straight state tournament appearances. He has been named first team all-conference the last two years.   

    He just returned from playing in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

  • McLaughlin scores ace

    Doris McLaughlin scored a hole-in-one Aug. 24 on the second hole at Panther’s Run. She used a 7-wood on the 100-yard hole.

  • Mountain bike club hosts 5th...

    The Cape Fear Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) will host its fifth annual Brunswick Brawl Oct. 17 at Brunswick Nature Park.

    The event includes six-, three- and one-hour mountain bike endurance races on a nine-mile trail. Helmets are mandatory.

    The one hour event is offered for first timers.

    Other race categories are open for men and women in single and duo categories as well as different age groups.

  • Time to run with the bulls
  • Golfers support Breast Cancer...

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and golfers in Brunswick County are hosting tournaments, card parties, luncheons and other events to build awareness and to raise money.

    Breast Cancer has a special meaning for me because I have lost two close friends to this disease, which strikes one in eight women. Most of us know both victims and survivors of breast cancer, the leading cause of death among women in the world.

  • Hurry up and wait for great fall...

    Fall fishing took a hard U-turn on Brunswick County last week. The fantastic Spanish mackerel fishing has slowed, the sharks have been picky on what they’ve been wanting to eat and king mackerel fishing could be compared to watching paint dry. This week has been tough to say the least but it is only a matter of time before the fishing flame rekindles and fall fishing truly begins for Brunswick County.

  • The fine art of golf club...

    Recently, I’ve heard about club fitting from several friends. Some have bought a custom-fitted new set; others have taken their old clubs to a club fitter and had them retro-fitted to their swing and body type. One gal swore that her game improved fantastically after getting her old clubs custom-fitted.

  • It is time to go fishing

    The weather and fishing is changing rapidly now. Large schools of baitfish have moved into our area and some large predator fish are following them. Everything is migrating south or to deeper water for the winter. Flounder, black drum and redfish are all starting to feed more aggressively with each passing day as the water starts to cool. It is time to go fishing.

  • Fishing starts to fall into place
  • 174 holes of golf for Folds of...

    On Labor Day weekend, a dozen local golf pros, sales representatives and golf managers participated in a 200 Holes of Golf event to raise money for Folds of Honor as part of Patriot Day Golf. Some played on the first day, some played on the second day. Of the field, six competed both days.