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Golf

  • Love blooms in Ocean Isle, blossoms into marriage on couple’s golf trip

    Sometimes human beings have the chance to witness something magical like a lavish church wedding, the birth of a child, a baby’s first smile.

    The magic may be as simple as a view from a mountaintop, or a sunset by a salt marsh as a great blue heron streams into the sky. It could be the rise and fall of a school of dolphins as it navigates the Intracoastal Waterway.

    My husband, Gene, and I and 10 other couples had a magical experience last week in Mount Pleasant, S.C., when a golf trip turned into a wedding none of us will ever forget.

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    BRICK LANDING

    MEN’S SPORTS CLUB

    The weekly tournament was Oct. 13. The format was individual flighted scores. First place in the first flight was a tie between Butch Cunningham and Bob Koegel at a net score of 68. Second flight net: 1. Bill Shanley, 65; 2. Larry Agrimonti, 69; 3. Alan Morrissey, 70.

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    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a four-man, two low nets tournament Friday at Beachwood. The winners with a score of 120 (–24) were Paul Michal, Roger Dunham, Gary Gutheil and Stu Cleveland. In second were Bob Smith, Dan O’Connor, Ed Hennessey and Harry Haggerty with a 123. Low scores for the day were Paul Michal, 77; Harry Haggerty, 80; and Stu Cleveland and Gary Gutheil, 82. Paul Michal was voted golfer of the week.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

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    Stanley Grab, 93, of Little River, S.C., plays golf every Tuesday with the Calabash 3 Putts. Grab, who will be 94 in November, shot a 94 in a recent round at Brierwood. Two weeks previously, he broke 100 for the first time.

    BEACHCOMBERS

  • Tournament of Champions--coming soon

    The excitement is building. The Tournament of Champions is five weeks away and the buzz is building in Brunswick County. This is the sixth year of the TOC, and I’m proud to say that the idea for a countywide tournament came right from our champions in 2003.

  • Caddie's journal: The second time around

    From Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, I traveled with Dalton Gore as his chaperone and caddie to Pebble Beach, Calif., for the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

    This was Dalton’s second trip to the event, and I wondered whether it would match the excitement and success of last year’s. This is a continuation of the diary. The first part was in the Sept. 24 edition.

    Friday, Sept. 4

  • Great community support makes Walmart Invitational a success

    I am sooooo glad I live in Brunswick County. This is an awesome place. The wide beaches face south. There are quiet rivers and rushing inlets and dolphins in the Intracoastal Waterway. Because the climate is temperate, we play golf on more than 100 Grand Strand courses 12 months a year.

    The people of the Carolina Coast are friendly. They politely wave you through an intersection instead of stepping on the gas and playing chicken with you. Since moving here, I have not had anyone give me a dignitary salute when I make a clueless move with my car.

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    Brunswick Plantation played its third annual club championship Sept. 21-24. Dennis Radtke took first place in the men’s championship flight. George Tuccinardi finished second and Lee Marsh finished third after a playoff.

    Alcina Davis was first in the ladies’ championship flight. Mae Drezekin was second and Grace Byrne third.

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    Greg Powell, of Whiteville, finished tied for fifth Sunday in the 16th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association.

    On the par-71 Pinewood Country Club course in Asheboro, Powell shot 67-74-70—211 (-2).

    Paul Tucker, 30, of Waxhaw, shot a final round 4-under par 67 to win the event at 7 under. Sherrill Britt, of West End, and Paul Simson, of Raleigh, were two strokes behind.

    The top 30 scores and ties are exempt into the 2010 North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship.

    BEACHCOMBERS

  • Cancer Rally at Ocean Ridge helps local community

    Breast cancer impacts many people in our society. I lost a dear friend to breast cancer many years ago.

    June Larson was a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism; I was a graduate of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse. We were both stay-at-home moms and became friends through our church, where we were both active in Sunday School and youth programs.

    When all of our children were in school full time, June and I began our long-delayed writing careers. We joined forces and sent out proposals on articles we wanted to write.