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Golf

  • The First Tee of Brunswick County plans major expansion

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is planning a major expansion of its home course, Cinghiale Creek, in 2011-2012. A new 11,000-foot residential academy will be constructed, and a Tom Watson Practice Facility will be carved out of 10 adjacent acres, which have been donated on a no-cost lease from the McLamb family of Shallotte. 

    NORTH CAROLINA LIFE SKILLS LEADERSHIP  ACADEMY AT TFTBC

  • St. James Wins the 2010 Ladybird Cup

    The final tournament of the 2010 Brunswick Ladybirds was played on Oct. 4 at Lockwood Folly Country Club. St. James finished first and was presented the cup trophy Nov. 4 at an awards luncheon, also at Lockwood Folly Country Club. The members of the winning team are Karla Reens, Kathy Siciliano, Rochelle Simpson, Sylvia Keegan, Darla Powell, Henrietta Minish, Jean Rentch and Linda Dybiec.

  • Deutsch wins Ace of Aces tournament

    The Brick Landing Plantation Ladies Golf Association tournament on Nov. 1 brought together all the players who had won an Ace of the  Month tournament during the league season to a best-net contest to determine its Ace of Aces winner for the year. 

    The players who were Shirley Dowd, Lois Huber, Ellen Rogoff, Sharon Deutsch, Peg Agrimonti,  Sharon Brown, Dale Calhoon and Irene Dowdy. Winning the event, and defending her title from the 2009 season, was Sharon Deutsch with a net score of 68. 

  • Chapter youth speak to the board of directors

    When the board of directors of The First Tee of Brunswick County has a regularly scheduled meeting, a participant in The First Tee gives a presentation. This is a special treat for board members because it always reinforces the important work we are doing with the youth of Brunswick County.

    Recently, Nicholas Caison and Tim Disano spoke before the board.

    Nicholas Caison, 12

    Nicholas Caison lives in Holden Beach and is a seventh-grade student at Cedar Grove Middle School. He has been a member of The First Tee for five years.

  • Piperettes tournament

    The Piperettes played their annual Sadie Hawkins tournament Nov. 13. The members invited someone other than their spouse to play in the tournament. The tournament chairwomen were Pat Sheridan, Judy DeStefon and Mary Dickerson. The format was alternate shot, and the field was divided into two flights by handicap.

    Piper to Bay: 1. Diane Rauch and Bobby Bryce, 66; 2. Mary Dickerson and Ron Robichaud, 70; 3. Lynn Hamlin and Mike Finkelstein, 71; 4. Fran Kilgoar and John Donnelly, 71; 5. Paula Buis and Sam Milora, 72.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 tournament Friday at Eagles Nest. The winners with a score of 108 (-26) were Dennis Keane, Bob Byrne, Reggie Auten and Chris Auten. Finishing second with a score of 117 (-19) were Stu Cleveland, Ed Kinney, Fred Ortiz and Gary Gutheil. Low gross: Jim Pfitzner and Gary Gutheil, 83s. Low nets were Chris Auten at 62, Reggie Auten at 66 and Gary Gutheil at 69. Reggie Auten was voted golfer of the week.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • Reasons to be thankful for golf

    There are many things for which I am thankful. Let me just touch on the highlights of what’s good in my life.   

    I’m grateful for my husband, Gene, whom I met on a blind date my freshman year at Syracuse University. For years he has put up with me, proofread even my most boring articles and unsold novels, suggested dinner out when he knew I was tired and given me hugs at the exact time I needed them.   

  • Calhoun, Holsather win Tournament of Champions

    Under nearly perfect weather conditions, 23 men and women- teed it up at the Members Club at St. James Plantation in the seventh annual Tournament of Champions on Saturday and Sunday.  

    After 36 holes, Bill Calhoun, of Sand Piper Bay, and Debbie Holsather, of St. James, emerged victorious. On Saturday, the women teed off on the 10th hole; the men started on hole No. 1. On Sunday, the starting tees were reversed.  

    MEN’S DIVISION

  • Brunswick Plantation raises money for Komen foundation

    The Brunswick Plantation Women’s Golf Association recently had its 14th annual Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure golf tournament. In spite of a rainout, all events were on—except for the golf. 

  • Callihan wins Ocean Ridge club championship

    The Ocean Ridge Men’s club championship tournament was played Oct. 27 and Nov. 1 on Lion’s Paw and Tiger’s Eye. In the championship flight, Bob Callihan won the title of 2010 Ocean Ridge club champion with a gross score of 158 (+14). Runner-up Dennis Miller shot a gross score of 160. The championship flight played from the white tees on Lion’s Paw and the blue tees on Tiger’s Eye.