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Golf

  • 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.

  • Mike Gildea is making a difference

    BY HOLDEN PATTERSON
    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    During my year and a half in the First Tee of Brunswick County, I have met some incredible players and mentors.

    In the summer of 2009, at a First Tee Summer Tour event at Panther’s Run, I had the pleasure to meet Coach Mike Gildea, who is a birdie-level coach. From that point on, we developed a close bond. Over the past week I had the opportunity to interview Coach Mike about golf, his early life and what the First Tee of Brunswick County has meant to him.

  • Lockwood Folly men play first President’s Cup

    The Lockwood Folly Men’s Golf Association played its inaugural President’s Cup match play competition Nov. 1. Forty-eight golfers were split into the Red team and the Blue team. 

    Each of the 12 matches paired a Blue team white tee player with a gold (forward) tee player against a white and a gold team player from the Red team. Each of the 12 matches consisted of four points: team better ball, team alternate shot and two individual matches.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Cypress Bay. Low gross: Jim Beairsto, 83; Ed Kinney, 88; Stu Cleveland, 89. Low nets: Kinney and Beairsto, 65s. Team two-man best ball: 1. Kinney and Paul Michal, 16 under; 2. Beairsto and Fred Ortiz, 11 under; Jack Goin and Cleveland, 8 under; Bob Smith and Hal Riebesehl, 6 under; Bill Cameron and Bob Byrne, 5 under. Golfer of the week was Kinney.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • Sandpiper Bay concludes President’s Cup

    After four qualifying rounds, the 12 finalists played off for the President’s Cup. There were six players in the low gross competition and six in the low net competition. The finals were played on the Bay course, with nine holes played twice.

    Gross division: Bob Nicoletti, 74; Lance Lewin, 78; John Radziewski, 81; Al Hooker, 84; Bob Bryce, 86; Mike Finkelstein, 90.

    Net division: Jim Creighton, 64; Jim Kearns, 71; Don Moore, 72; Tom Ioven, 78; Tom Townsend, 79; Doug Williams, 80.

  • Tournament of Champions

    On Nov. 13-14, the men’s and women’s club champions from Brunswick County will tee it up in the seventh annual Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions. The tournament will take place at the Members Club at St. James Plantation with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. 

    Each year, the Brunswick Beacon honors our champions with this special edition. We celebrate the Best of the Best, those men and women who ripped their drives, blasted out of sand and sank putts from 30 feet away. 

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

    There were two holes-in-one Oct. 27 during the final qualifying round for the Sandpiper Bay MGA President’s Cup. 

    Tony DeMarte aced the 149-yard third hole on the Piper course. He used his 24-degree utility club for the shot. He was playing with Doug Williams, Ron Donley and Jack Hinte. 

    John Hannigan aced the 123-yard sixth hole on the Piper course. He has two holes-in-one in his life, both on the same hole and both this year. He used his 7-iron, again, for the shot while playing with Marv Pethtal, J.J. Whalen and Bob Arace.