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Golf

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The monthly Brierwood couples tournament was played March 12. The format was the two best balls of the foursome. The winners at -24 were Jim and Cheryl Robinson with Jean Bowen and Jim Pope. In second at -18 was the team of Ralph Trimmer and Hilda Hall with Tom and Pat Kronyak. Two teams for third at -17: Hollen and Shirley Groff with Sara and Jerry Lula; Tom and Carolyn Arney with Nancy Kumlin and Dennis Shea. 

    BRIERWOOD SCRAMBLE

  • Bruce Eck: Loving the Grand Strand and his job as a club fitter

    I really enjoy meeting people who move here from faraway places, jump in and enjoy their lives with great enthusiasm. 

    One such man is Bruce Eck, the new owner of Little River Custom Golf. 

    Bruce recently bought the business from Ken and Margie Greene. Ken had been a club-fitting icon in this area for many years but felt it was time to retire and enjoy the fruits of his labor. 

  • Golf tournaments

    FORE! KIDS TOURNEY MAY 14

    The South Brunswick Islands Rotary Fore! Kids Golf Tournament is May 14 at Tiger’s Eye Golf Links, Ocean Ridge Plantation. At 7:30 a.m. there is a complimentary breakfast and golfers tee off at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $100 per golfer before March 21, $125 per golfer March 22 and later, and also covers complimentary hot lunch and beverages. 

  • Affiliate courses, sponsors are important to The First Tee

    BY CONNIE HENSLEY

    PUBIC RELATIONS TFTBC

    “We are very appreciative of the support shown to The First Tee of Brunswick County by our affiliate golf course partners here in Brunswick County,” said Walt Stachura, Eagle level coach and board member. “Through their generosity, TFTBC youth are afforded playing opportunities on quality venues where they can put their The First Tee life and golf skills training to practical use. On the course, they continue to learn valuable lessons that will help them in the future.”   

  • The First Tee Network meeting: inspiring, informative

    Three board members from The First Tee of Brunswick County attended the Network Meeting of The First Tee Feb. 17-19 in San Antonio. The theme was “Impact, Influence and Inspire.”

    “It was exhilarating,” said Joe Stanley, president of the board of directors of The First Tee of Brunswick County. “Over 600 people of diverse backgrounds from all over the United States came together for three days. Their single focus was kids and how to help them become good citizens and the leaders of tomorrow.” 

  • Attaining goals: How to set them and overcome obstacles

    BY MIKE REEVES

    TFTBC COACH

    Getting what you want at school, and in life, seems impossible.

    Prescription: Set goals and overcome obstacles to achieve your dreams.

    Have you ever noticed how some people are able to go after what they want and get it? They seem to be unstoppable.

    Many people overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Yet, others get stuck from their own inertia. They get distracted, they get discouraged and they give up. Many never even start.

  • Scores, highlights from area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association game for Feb. 21 was one best ball on par 3s and par 5s and two best balls on par 4s. The winning team at -23 was Mike Prokop, Chuck Hornfeck, Bernie Gruzlewski and Les Craft. In second at -19 was the team of Harvey Hundley, Dave Harper, Jim Pope and Tom Kronyak.

    The game Feb. 24, was one best ball on the par 5s, two best balls on the par 4s and three best balls on par 3s. The winners at -15 were Harvey Hundley, Chuck Hornfeck and George Edwards. In second at -10 was the team of Paul Salerno, Marty Brkal and Dave Harper.

  • Marlene Floyd: Famous, friendly, fun

    One of the things I like best about writing this column for the Brunswick Beacon is the people I meet along the way: golf professionals, superintendents, golf course architects, managers and owners. Many of the people I write about are ordinary people with extraordinary stories, like disabled golfers who keep going in the face of adversity, cancer survivors, club champions, junior golfers and, of course, The First Tee of Brunswick County. 

  • Scores, highlights of area golf tourneys

    The Beachcombers played on Friday at Eagles Nest. Lowest gross: Reese Evans 74, Charlie Shore 83, Randy Cogdill 84 and Jack Goin 85. Lowest net: Goin 63, Evans 65, Shore 67 and Dick Conley 69. Team two low nets each hole: Tying at 22 under par were Dick Cecil, Shore, Paul Michal and Bob Byrne; Dan O’Connell, Reggie Auten, Jim Beairsto and Cogdill. Golfer of the week is Evans.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

  • Get fit for better golf longer in life

    Spring has come once more and we can finally play golf without four layers of clothing, winter gloves, hand warmers, earmuffs, wool socks and a flask. 

    It’s time to tune up our game, time to take lessons and hit balls at the range, time to begin a walking, stretching or fitness program on our own, at the gym or perhaps with a personal trainer.