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Golf

  • Lynes Joins Board of Directors of The First Tee

    Dan Lynes and Lori Boldt were recently appointed to the Board of Directors of The First Tee of Brunswick County. This week we acquaint you with Dan Lynes; next week, we’ll talk about Lori Bolt. 

    Dan Lynes began his relationship with The First Tee as a Birdie Level coach several years ago. 

    “I was impressed with the program because it didn’t just teach golf,” he said. “We were teaching the kids values and standards of behavior that would last them a lifetime. 

  • Europe wins Winding River Ryder Cup

    The Winding River Men’s Golf Association played its annual Ryder Cup Tournament on Dec. 1. In winning the 2010 title, the European team successfully defended its 2009 title. The tournament is a match play event with 50 two-man teams in six flights representing the United States and Europe. The teams play 27 holes to determine the winner: nine holes of best ball, nine holes of scramble and nine holes of modified alternate shot.  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played the last of a three-round tournament at Crow Creek, which pitted the old guys against the young guys. This was a match-play event with one point awarded for the front, one for the back and one for the overall. 

  • The Renegades: Seriously social golf

    There are lots of  golf groups in Brunswick County. Most courses have a Ladies Golf Association (LGA) and a Men’s Golf Association. Many courses also have a group of ladies nine-holers who play regular tournaments throughout the year. 

    In addition to the formal LGAs and MGAs, we have golf groups run by various associations, like the Elks or the VFW. We also have golf associations or clubs formed from a common interest in golf, to just have fun, or both. 

  • Sloup and Gore provide role models for girls in The First Tee

    By Connie Hensley and Greg Hensley
    Public Relations of TFTBC

    Last month, the Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines hosted the NCHSAA state 1A/2A/3A women’s golf championship. The tournament was Nov. 1-2 and fielded 12 teams. 

    West Henderson High School from Hendersonville won the state title with a team score of 486.

  • Scores, highlights from area golf leagues

    BRUNSWICK PLANTATION

    Results of the Ladies’ Golf League Nov. 22: the format was hate ’em holes. First: Susan Chopard, net 49. Second: Camille Cantello, net 52. Third: Denise Kantner, net 55.

    Chip-ins: Evelyn Haley at Dogwood No. 4 and Magnolia No. 3. Birdie: Camille Cantello, Dogwood No. 8

    CALABASH VFW

  • Analyzing your ‘Wildly Important Goals’ can make dreams realities

    Each November, I have the pleasure of attending the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Conference and Trade Show in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Each February I attend the Carolinas Section of the PGA Trade Show. Both take place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. 

    I started doing this many years ago when I first began writing this column. It seemed appropriate for me to learn as much as I could about the CGCSA and the PGA if I wanted to write about golf. 

  • Victorious Secret wins Ocean Ridge LGA Carolina Cup

    BY LORRAINE CROSBY
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association played its fourth annual Carolina Cup tournament (formerly called the Ryder Cup) Nov. 8, Nov. 10 and Nov. 15.

    As in traditional Ryder Cup matches, there were three formats: alternate shot, better ball and individual match play. In each format, the winners of the match gained one point for her team. 

  • Thistle has first club championships

    Thistle Golf Club recently played its inaugural men’s and ladies’ club championships.  The men’s club championship was played Aug. 7-8 with Charlie Moore winning the gross division and Jim Helm the net division. 

    The ladies’ club championship was played Oct. 23-24 with Diane Peoples winning the gross division and Debbie Vankoski winning the net Division.  

  • The Life Skills Experience series coming to The First Tee in February

    BY ALAN HENSLEY
    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    Last month, The First Tee Box finished a nine-part series on The First Tee Nine Core Values. The volunteer parents on the chapter’s public relations team helped write several of the heart-warming articles.

    For 2011, volunteer coaches will write about The First Tee Life Skills Experience. These articles will cover many of the core lessons that are unique to the Par, Birdie, Eagle and Ace levels.