Today's News

  • Special golf for special people

    By Holden Patterson
    TFTBC ace-level participant
    An essential part of the mission of The First Tee of Brunswick County (TFTBC) is building community partnerships and engaging in constant community outreach throughout our area. As part of that ongoing effort, TFTBC was honored this year to participate for the first time in the Brunswick County Special Olympics on April 20 at Town Creek Park. This was the first time golf had been introduced into the county’s Special Olympics.

  • Lockwood Folly LGA plays championship

    The Lockwood Folly LGA club championship tournament was played May 1 and May 3. This event is two tournaments in one: a low gross with first- and second-place awards and a low-net tournament with first- and second-place awards. Lockwood Folly Country Club pro Jeff Ruth presented the club championship award to Laura Botto, who shot a 176. Diane Sandoval took second at 179. Trish Benardo was first in net at 119 and Mary Ward was second at 138.

  • Crow Creek women play member-guest tourney

    The Crow Creek Ladies Golf League played its annual member-guest tournament May 1. Flight A, gross: Janie Massey and Laurie Schatz; 2. Bev Ibbott and Denni Maynard. Net: Sue Ward and Cindy Powell. Flight B, gross: 1. Nancy Pennington and Jamie Kaplan; 2. Ingrid Fallon and Eileen Greer. Net: Clara Atchley and Karen Bard; 2. Marsha Krug and Ellen Esposito. Flight C, gross: Sue Nordberg and Marge Layden; 2. Marlene Schatz and Judy Saffran. Net: Linda Bye and Roberta Drummond; 2. Kathy Shaffer and Fran Fedyna.

  • Brick Landing plays President’s Cup

    The Brick Landing Ladies Golf Association began its President’s Cup match play tournament April 12.
    Advancing after first-round wins were Bonnie Giehl, Sharon Brown, Sharon Deutsch, Lois Huber and Nancy Dickerson. Sharon Deutsch scored a birdie on hole No. 15, Kathy Mularczyk scored a birdie on hole No. 16 and Mary Tacea had a chip-in on hole No. 17.
    The second-round matches of the President’s Cup tournament resulted in the following ladies advancing to the third round: Bonnie Giehl, Lois Huber and Nancy Dickerson.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 cha-cha-cha tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. The winners on a match of cards at 119 (-27) were Dennis Davidson, Ed Nocella, Dennis McCann and Larry Cecil. In second were Bill McDavit, Bob Smith, Gary Gutheil, Bob Byrne and Hal Riebesehl. Gross: Stu Cleveland, Russ Russo, Sid Silver and Scott McBean, all at 88. Net: Ed Nocella, Scott McBean and Mike Cotton, all at 66. Ed Nocella was voted golfer of the week.

  • How to play golf longer

    No one that I know is getting any younger, despite the claims of our cosmetics industry. We’re all doing the best we can with what we have.  
    One of the excellent things about living in Brunswick County are the dozens of golf courses from Leland to Calabash.
    What makes golf a great sport? You can play it at any age.
    Can you imagine most of us on an ice hockey rink? What about other contact sports? Basketball? Football? Field hockey or lacrosse? Well……maybe softball, but you need a whole bunch of other people to play the game.  

  • Near-shore fishing is improving

    As water temperatures continue to rise, the near-shore fishing for Spanish mackerel, king mackerel and cobia will continue to improve.
    This past week the Spanish mackerel bite has turned back on as schools of good sized Spanish can be found all along Brunswick beaches feeding on glass minnows in 20-30 feet of water. Trolling topwater Clark Spoon Alabama rigs has been effective in capitalizing on this fishery.  

  • To catch flounder, cast to structure

    Flounder fishing has picked up again in Brunswick County and should be very good until the weather gets hot.
    A predominant number of flounder anglers like to drift or troll to catch the popular flatfish. But as for me, I get better results by anchoring up and casting to structure.

  • Inspirations dancers win 30 solo awards

    By Shiloh Ransom
    Special to The Beacon
    Inspirations Dance Centre (Southport) participated in Star Talent Productions dance competition in Supply. The dancers received High Platinum, Platinum and High Gold awards for 10 group dances, 30 solos and one trio.
    In the Petite/Junior group age division, they received first overall Junior Elite Small Group, first overall Junior Excel Small Group and third overall Petite Excel Small Group.

  • Cougar boys get first playoff win

    Staff Report

    For the first time ever, the South Brunswick High School boys’ tennis team has won in the state playoffs.
    South, coached by John Walls, beat Washington 6-3 on May 1 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state tournament.
    South won four singles matches and two doubles matches.
    An important singles victory was by Noah Pieper at No. 5, as he won a tiebreaker 10-8.
    Edwin Burnett and Patrick Evans won a close match at No. 1 doubles, taking the victory 10-8.