Topsail Island, NC Vacationers Giving Back: Friends Feeding Friends

Topsail Island Vacationers Giving Back: Friends Feeding Friends Friends Feeding Friends (F3) is a new charitable outreach on Topsail Island sponsored by The Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel in Topsail Beach, NC. The program was inspired by a very successful food assistance program, “A Second Helping,” in Holden Beach, NC. Since June 21st of this year, F3 volunteers have been collecting food on Saturday mornings in the Max’s Pizza/Cheri’s Steakhouse parking lot—right by the Surf City swing bridge—from 7:30 AM until 11:30 AM. What a convenient location for caring Topsail vacationers to quickly and easily drive through and drop off their left-over/unopened non-perishables on their way home! Rather than having to throw away or try to cart home their unwanted items, now Topsail guests can use them to help the hungry in the local area. Both vacationers and locals are invited to participate and help those in need by dropping off those non-perishables (canned goods, cereal, rice, pas


Independence Day Fireworks Celebrations for Topsail Island and Surrounding Areas

If you’re planning to be on or around Topsail Island this July 4th, don t miss out on these local opportunities to celebrate our freedom: Independence Day Celebration—THURSDAY, July 3rd, 2014 in Surf City, NC Come enjoy the Surf City Independence Day Celebration with a concert and fireworks display at Soundside Park. Hot Dog Stand provided by: Town of Surf City Fire Auxiliary (offering drinks, hot dogs, snacks, popcorn, etc.). ** NO COOLERS AND ALL BAGS WILL BE CHECKED.**  No alcoholic beverages allowed. Mark Roberts & Breeze Band performing at 6:00 PM Fireworks at 9:00 PM Bring your chair or blanket and come enjoy the evening! Festival Parking Location: Soundside Park 517 Roland Ave Surf City, NC  28445 For more information contact the Town Clerk at (910) 328-4131. Independence Day Festivities at MCCS (Camp Lejeune, NC)—FRIDAY, July 4th How exciting that the headliner for this year’s celebration is two time Grammy Winner and Star of NCIS, LA: LL COOL J, featuring DJ Z-Trip,

Topsail Sea Turtles Return Home

Topsail Island Sea Turtles Return Home The New Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is Now Open to the Public! What a sight to behold was the recent Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center’s “turtle release” in Surf City, NC! Monday, June 2, 2014, was a beautiful day to attend my first ever “turtle graduation,” as some Sea Turtle Hospital volunteers proudly dubbed the festivities. Additional releases took place Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week. Honestly, I’m not sure if it was the fact that I am pregnant myself, or if there was more to it than that, but I became quite emotional as I approached the staging area and saw nearly a dozen turtles cradled in the arms of caring volunteers. Each one I approached proudly showed off the turtle (whether small or large) in their care.

The Plot In this Story Gets Weirder and Weirder

Here is the latest update from the NY times

SEPANG, Malaysia — The authorities here said Wednesday that they were trying to recover data deleted from a flight simulator custom-built by the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, whose actions, along with those of his first officer, have fallen under growing scrutiny.

At a news briefing Wednesday that began after Chinese protesters representing relatives of passengers on the lost flight burst in and demanded information from the Malaysian government, officials said that investigators had recruited “local and international expertise” to examine the flight simulator taken from the home of the captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah. They discovered that its data records had been cleared on Feb. 3, more than a month before the March 8 flight that vanished with 239 people on board after veering off its scheduled route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

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The Golf Grip Is A Cornerstone Of A Good Golf Swing

If you want to play good golf, gripping the club properly will help with your distance and accuracy. A good grip will also greatly enhance your consistency. The video on this page will show you, step by step, how to build your golf grip.

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What do you think about this? Myrtle Beach in the South Carolina region of the United States has a long standing reputation of being the jewel the jewel of east coast golf destinations. It is an arc of golf, boardwalks, beaches and the home-grown “shag dance” that stretches over sixty long miles. The city stakes a claim for being the “Golf Capital of the World” and with as many as hundred different courses to choose from and upcoming PGA Championships in 2014, there is not much to disagree on.

Many people often refer to Myrtle Beach as the golfing supermarket, as it has something on offer for everybody. It is true that the place lacks much of the snob appeal commonly associated with golfing territories but that is just about the only feature missing from the many courses dotting the Grand Strand.

The best courses in the region While there are plenty of upscale territories to be found along this stretch running from Southport in the North to Georgetown in the South of the state of Carolina, you will be able to experience a pampering that is more down-home and laid-back as compared to most of the other areas. This is where the real beauty of Myrtle golf resides irrespective of your budget, you will be able to experience unparalleled variety.

Here we take a look at the best golf courses in Myrtle Beach where you can have an enjoyable and fun-filled time teeing off among the lush green ambiance. A tough choice to make nevertheless with such a vast array of distinctly beautiful and intriguing courses to choose from in the region so no hard feelings if you are of a different opinion.

• Man O’ War golf course An exciting golf course that offers unique challenges, this is a fair playing field unlike any other ever seen. Designed by course architect Dan Maples, it is a remarkable representation of how deeply he has delved into the dark world of his imaginations to come up with an astonishing layout. With an array of intertwining holes to negotiate, it calls for an extreme diversity of skills and makes even the most experienced of golfers think and rethink their strategy over and over again before they take to the greens.

Tidewater golf club is a gem among Myrtle Beach Golf Courses• TPC of Myrtle Beach An inspiring work from master designer Tom Fazio, this golf course is well worth visiting although it is a far cry from the toughies normally expected from him. An eighteen-hole championship course, it is perhaps a little shorter compared to most of its peers with a slope of 145, course rating of 74 and a mere 6950 yards short off the championship tees. The TPC Myrtle Beach, however, is much more than your average resort course as it not only offers a day of enjoyment but also a challenging round of golf.

• Wachesaw Plantation East course With a professional teaching and practice facility and five sets of courses to tee off in, you will be afforded an enjoyable experience at this course irrespective of your skill sets and maturity levels in the sport. The course received a four-star rating in the “Places to Play” magazine by Golf Digest.

• Caledonia Golf and Fish Club This place does a fine job of merging the history of plantations with some of the finest golfing territory on offer in the Grand Strand. You can easily spot the remains of the fish and hunt clubs as well as the rice plantations. There also lies the remains of Fish Head Shed that was part of what was once the plantation house. The clubhouse represents a vintage antebellum with an old boathouse lying alongside amidst the shadows of the century-old oak trees growing in the property.

• The Dunes Golf and Beach Club As the recipient of majority of the awards and honours experts deem worthy of handing out to the Myrtle Beach golf courses, the Dunes has carved out a revered name for itself in the annals of the golfing history of the region. An elegant work of design from the masterful Robert Trent Jones Sr. it has the honour of having played host to the Senior Tour Championship. Thrown open to the public in 1948, the course offers an exhilarating experience as you have to play through rolling coastal terrain, live oaks and with the Atlantic roaring in your ears. It is also a real test for your skills, as the course demands that you be both smart and long off the tee while carefully negotiating the greens, many of which are fronted by extensive penal bunkers.

Additional golf courses that are absolutely outstanding include Tidewater Golf Links, Oyster Bay, The Pearl Golof Links and many others.

Enjoy teeing off at Myrtle Beach Nearly all of the resorts and golf courses along the grand strand offer Myrtle Beach Golf Packages which allow for affordable entry of guests and visitors. Nevertheless, it would be advisable that you run a check and gather as much of information as possible on the availability and cost of packages, and guestmembership rules if any that may be applicable for the specific golf courses

You can grab free competing quotes on your Myrtle Beach golf vacation by visiting this site and filling out the short quote form.

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