Today's Sports

  • Ocean Ridge LGA has cancer rally

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies’ Golf Association played its annual Cancer Rally on Sept. 12.  The rally included a golf tournament played on Panther’s Run Golf Links and a Walkathon. Proceeds for the event, including tournament and entry fees, mulligan sales, a Share the Wealth raffle and the sale of flags in memory and in honor of those lost to or battling cancer, totaled $7,400, which will be donated to the North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program.

  • Golf tournaments

    The fourth annual Shallotte Elks Lodge charity golf tourney is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at Brierwood. The fee is $65 per player, $260 per team of four. Fee covers continental breakfast, lunch and beverage cart. Call Bob Janovic at (910) 755-5898 for more information.

  • Sea Trail Ladies play member-...

    The Sea Trail LGA member-member tournament was played Sept. 14 and 15 at the Byrd and Maples courses.
    Overall winners at 157.25 were Mary Alice Jerome and Jo Ann Barton. Second at 159.25 were Nancy Hanania and Pat Lupi. Captain’s choice: First at 23.25, Diane Scheck and Carrie Wiles. Second at 24.75, Cheryl Campbell and Denise Reiner. Third at 26.25, Diane Carcich and Donna Morris.

  • Karr gets respect, wins coveted...

    Lockwood Folly’s Golden Boys played their sixth annual Sy Schaffler Tournament Sept. 8-12. The three-day, 54 hole event in perfect Brunswick County weather tested the skills and stamina of 24 players in an increasingly difficult format, which ended in a fourth-day 12-hole playoff among the top-three finishers to determine the champion.

  • PGA concludes club championship

    Results Sept. 15 at Meadowlands of the second round of the PGA club championship. Net, championship flight: Bill Russell 65, Tim Biser 66, John Calabrese, Rocco Gangemi, Bob Davis 69. A flight: Rich Reinecke 66, Wil Garvin 69, Bill Kasper 70, Don Clark 72, Steve Jones 73. Closest to pin at 3, Hal Moore; at 6 and 17, Rocco Gangemi, at 12, Bob Davis; at 15, Rich Michaels. Gross: Bill Russell, 78.

  • Sandpiper Bay plays club...

    The annual Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club Championship was played Sept. 14 and Sept. 16.
    Both women’s and men’s champions were determined as well as flight champions. The following are the results of these contests.

  • Golf action

    The Beachcombers played a two-man team, one low net tournament Friday at The Pearl. The winners with a score of 60 were Larry Cecil and Gary Gutheil. Second went to Russ Russo and Jim Beairsto with a 61. Tied for third at 64 were Stu Cleveland and Dick Cecil; Bob Byrne and Bob Brownley. Lowest gross were Reese Evans 78, Jim Beairsto 88 and Hal Riebesehl 89. Lowest nets were Larry Cecil 64, Jim Beairsto 65, Bob Brownley and Hal Riebesehl 66, Reese Evans and Russ Russo 69. Larry Cecil was voted golfer of the week.

  • Tournament of Champions—stronger...

    It all began back in 2002 when I first started writing this column. I’d been playing golf for years and writing for magazines and newspapers for years. That year, my two favorite things merged and suddenly I was a golf columnist for the Brunswick Beacon.  

  • It’s time to go: ‘Gentlemen,...

    Those are the time-appropriate words spoken by my Grandpa Mac. He grew up in the Mississippi woods, and I’m quite sure there was some form of sanctioned catfish racing.  And you may well imagine, you had better be ready when standing in the starting blocks of a catfish race.

  • After absence, speckled trout...

    Fall fishing is here, and that means for Brunswick County anglers it is time to gather bait and head to the water. The change in the weather became apparent last weekend when the first real cold front moved through and fall officially arrives tomorrow.
    Reports are good for redfish and flounder, and there have been some spot runs on our local piers. Most encouraging, some nice speckled trout have been caught after a long summer when they were mostly absent.