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Today's News

  • BCPRD sets 2012 senior golf schedule

    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    July 18: The Lakes, $28. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.
    Aug 22: Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
    Price includes cart fee, greens fee and prizes. Cart attendant’s tip is not included in price.

  • Verhoosky is Lockwood Folly champ

    Mike Verhoosky won the Lockwood Folly Golf Association club championship June 6.
    Bill Schmidt was second in the two-day tournament, which was played in a steady rain both days.
    Carl Teagardner was first and Joe Geise was second in net scores.
    In the senior division, Al Ayling was first, Bland Clarke second and Mike Newland third. Clarke had the highlight of the tournament, scoring a hole-in-one on the 11th hole.
    In net scoring, Pat Hogan was first, George Gisel second and Dave Notter third.

  • Ocean Ridge plays couples’ championship

    The Ocean Ridge Sunday couples league played its annual club championship tournament on June 3, June 10 and June 17 on Panther’s Run, Tiger’s Eye and Lion’s Paw.
    The first day on Panther’s Run consisted of captain’s choice on the front nine and alternate shot on the back nine, for a total par of 72.
    The second day on Tiger’s Eye counted one best score per hole, also for a total par of 72.

  • West’s Jasmine Jackson accepts volleyball offer from North Carolina Central University

      West Brunswick’s Jasmine Jackson has signed a letter of intent to attend North Carolina Central University and play volleyball.

    Jackson is the latest in a number of players in coach Leslie Reeve’s successful volleyball program at West who have received college offers.

    Jackson will be a middle hitter, the same position she was at West.

    NCCU was 5-26 last season but it has had notable players. In 2006, junior outside hitter Shari Matthews as the CIAA Player of the Year and the NCAA Division II National Player of the Year. 

  • Future Generations Tournament a success

    By Mike Gildea
    Coach and TFTBC Board of Directors
    A picture perfect day, pristine course conditions, attentive volunteers and professional staff, a huge crowd and a flawless pace of play all combined to make The First Tee’s June 2 Future Generations Tournament a success.
    Played across all four of the highly acclaimed St. James courses—The Reserve, The Members, The Players and The Founders Clubs—nearly 500 players participated making it once again the largest event of its kind in all of the coastal Carolinas.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brick Landing
    The Brick Landing Plantation Ladies Golf Association played a best-nine event June 14, choosing either the front nine or back nine and deducting half handicap. Winning the first flight was Irene Dowdy with a 37. B.G. Daniel was second with a 38 and Pat Christenbury placed third with a 39. The second-flight winner was Kathy Mularczyk with a 31. Peg Agrimonti came in second with a 32 and Sharon Deutsch placed third with a 33. Lois Huber won the third flight with a 31. Ellen Rogoff was second with a 33 and Peg Campana placed third with a 40.

  • Pro Profiles: Mike Buccerone, a dynamo at Rivers Edge

    One of the joys of being the golf columnist for The Brunswick Beacon is the opportunity to meet new people, to interface with them and find out what makes them tick. Everyone has a story and Mike Buccerone, PGA golf professional at Rivers Edge, has a great one.
    Most golf pros are hard working, dedicated, intelligent folks who love the game of golf. I speak from personal experience: one of my sons-in-law is a PGA Pro and during the years, Gene and I have made many friends in the ranks of golf professionals.

  • Pier fishing has been inconsistent but rewarding

    Summer fishing in Brunswick County has officially begun, though we have been in a summerlike pattern for a while. Fishing has been generally solid this month with nice catches of redfish, flounder and sheepshead inshore.
    Action has been unsteady, however, due to a constantly shifting wind that has blown hard at times.

  • Milliken wins for third time at Myrtle Beach Speedway

    By Bill Hennecy  
    Special to The Beacon
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Justin Milliken scored his third win of the season Saturday in the Whelen All-American Late Model series at the NASCAR-sanctioned Myrtle Beach Speedway.   

  • Summer camps

    Soccer camps
    The Tetra Brazil Soccer Academy and British Soccer Camps will be offered this summer in Brunswick County. This camp is run in conjunction with Boiling Spring Lakes Parks and Recreation, Brunswick County Parks and Recreation, Oak Island Parks and Recreation and Southport-Oak Island Youth Soccer Association.