Welcome to our newest ORLGA members shown below. Mouse over each thumbnail for a brief introduction to each lady.
ORLGA Members - New in 2019
“Originally from Massachusetts, Lissa and husband Dave relocated to ORP after living the past 20 years in northern VA. "Besides golf, I enjoy spending time at the beach, gardening, painting and volunteering at the New Hope Clinic. I look forward to meeting and getting to spend time with other women and hopefully improving my game."
I was born in High Point, NC but my father's work took us to Louisville, KY when I was in elementary school. My husband Bob and I were high school sweethearts and recently celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2018. We have always loved the coast and vacationed many years in Myrtle Beach as our 2 children grew up. We retired in 2010, then moved to Ocean Ridge in 2012. I’d never played golf before moving here, but after taking some lessons and purchasing clubs, I wanted to give it a try. I don’t know that I’ll ever be a good golfer, but do enjoy the challenge of the game. I look forward to joining such an impressive group of ladies in this league. I’m a member of the Ocean Ridge Carolina Girls group, a member of Social Activities, an avid Mah Jongg player, a contributor writer for the Changing Tides and currently the Chairperson for the Welcome Committee.
“I was actually born in Fayetteville, NC but my elementary school years were in Plantation, FL. I met my husband in Pittsburgh, PA during college. While he is a born and bred Pittsburgher, he fell in love with the south when he attended the University of South Carolina. Professionally, I worked for Westinghouse as an engineer and then La Roche College as a computer science professor. After way too many Pittsburgh winters and bringing up two children, we were more than ready for a change.
As we spent numerous summers in the Myrtle Beach area,so it seemed logical to look around coastal NC for a retirement home and instantly fell in love with Ocean Ridge. We moved in 3 weeks ago and are busy trying everything…. So far, I have joined LitWits, Pickleball, knit & crochet club, Carolina Girls, Keystone Kuties and Mahjong. I plan on taking golf lessons and joining you ladies on the course very soon!."
ORLGA Members - New in 2018
"My husband, Tim, and I moved to the area in January 2017 from Arlington, Virginia. We just moved into our new house in ORP in January 2018. We were introduced to the area in September 2011 and have been planning how to get down here ever since. I started playing golf in 2003, playing regularly as a member of the Army Navy Country Club. I am looking forward to making new friends here and becoming an active part of the community."
“My husband Joe and I retired and moved to Ocean Ridge from Los Angeles in December of 2014. Both of us are fairly new to golf. We actually learned together while living in California. Joining the league is a big step for both of us, as we are novice golfers. We look forward to meeting more wonderful Ocean Ridge homeowners, and of course, improving our golf games.”
“My husband and I were lifelong residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut before retiring here, in Ocean Ridge. We first visited Ocean Ridge in 2005 for a discovery weekend package. During that visit, we had a very interesting experience on Tigers Eye. On the fourth hole, while hitting out of the pine straw, my ball hit the edge of the cart path and hit me square in the eye. After 14 stitches and a concussion, needless to say, we never made it to the fifth hole. Since then, we visited every golf community on the southeast coast and came back to Ocean Ridge for one more visit in 2015. We fell in love instantly and bought property and built our home. The best decision we ever made!!”
“Michele has been a resident of Ocean Ridge for 3 1/2 years. She loves to sing and has been a member of the Ocean Ridge Singers since September 2014. Michele also participated in the First Tee program while in high school, where she discovered her love for golf. She is currently attending college with the hope of becoming a dental hygienist. ”
"My husband, John, and I are both originally from Allentown, PA but have lived most of our married life outside the USA, most recently spending 12 years in Hong Kong, China and Jakarta, Indonesia. We have two grown children and we just welcomed our first grandbaby. We’ve been planning our ORP house since 2013 and hope to be moving in next Summer. In the interim, we are renting on Dartmoor Way and enjoying getting to know our neighbors, the golf courses, and all that ORP has to offer. I look forward to meeting the ladies of ORLGA and sharing our mutual love of the game."
"My husband, Bill, and I are both originally from the Boston area. We spent the last 29 years in Delaware where we raised our 2 children. I was fortunate to be a “stay at home” mom volunteering and working at the schools. When the kids were in college we started talking about where we wanted to retire. We found O.R. through our friends the Faulkner’s and the LaClair’s. We bought property, and then decided why wait till retirement, let’s build now! Besides golf I enjoy playing tennis, knitting, reading, yoga and going to the beach. I hope to get more involved with other activities like kayaking, stand up paddle, and pickleball. I have enjoyed playing with some of the ladies in casual groups and I look forward to playing in ORLGA and continuing to meet new people. I find golf to be a great social game, with a little friendly competition added."
"My husband, Dave and I moved here from Illinois in January. My introduction to golf was on a dare! My husband was frustrated about his game. I said, “how hard can it be to hit a little white ball.” Well, I took some lessons and found out it really is tough. I am hoping to spend more time playing so I can improve my game."
"My husband Jay and I moved to Ocean Ridge in 2013. We moved from Chicago after 30 years to escape winters and be near the ocean. Then I discovered GOLF! I really love the sport and am excited to be a member of the league—looking forward to golfing with my neighbors and improving my game hopefully. My other interests are canasta, Mexican Train and traveling with my hubby."
ORLGA Members - New in 2017
"Originally from Solihull, Warwickshire in the U.K., I relocated to West Chester, PA in 1984, to continue my studies and field hockey coaching. I worked for 25 years in the healthcare field as a physical therapist and in safe patient handling in PA and DE. I moved permanently to OR in September 2016 and hope to continue enjoying outdoor activities including gardening, golf and animal rescue. The ladies I've met in the Friday casual league have already made me feel very welcome and I look forward to meeting everyone in ORLGA and enjoying many pleasant hours on the golf course with you."
"I am originally from West Chester, PA, where I spent 35 years teaching high school physical education and coaching various sports. Many of my summers were spent playing golf. As one might guess, I quickly became addicted to the game. After owning a house in Ocean Ridge since 2006, I finally moved here permanently in September 2016. I then began playing with some wonderful women in the Friday Ladies Casual Golf group. I knew that joining ORLGA would be a great next step. I look forward to playing lots of golf and meeting more wonderful new friends."
"I am originally from southern Connecticut. After vacationing in the Myrtle Beach area for years, my husband Matt and I always knew we would end up in this area. We purchased our lot in Ocean Ridge in 2004 but did not build on it for 10 years. Finally...after 30 plus years with GE, working in IT and Human Resources, I retired in October of 2015, just as our house was being completed. We moved in January of 2016, leaving the snow, ice and cold behind. In addition to golf, I am enjoying yoga classes, walking the beach and volunteering at the Brunswick Family Assistance food pantry. Looking forward to new adventures with ORLGA."
"Andy and I moved to Ocean Ridge from Chester, New York in August 2015. As native Tennesseans, we always knew we would return to the South in our Golden Years! The beach, golf, new friends and Happy Hours have exceeded our expectations. I look forward to improving my game and meeting more new friends as a member of ORLGA."
"I found Ocean Isle Beach when my sister and her husband built in the area. My daughter's family and I vacationed here every year since. I moved to Ocean Isle Beach from the Lake Norman area two years ago and moved to Ocean Ridge in January. I was a CPA prior to retirement. I work two days a week for South State Bank in Sunset Beach. Last year I caught the golf bug and find that what I lack in skill I make up with enthusiasm! Looking forward to meeting everyone."
ORLGA Members - New in 2016
"My husband David and I wanted a “golf-beach” retirement. We visited ORP, bought our property, and have not looked back since! I retired from building and managing Financial Trading and Portfolio Management systems. My wonderful father-in-law Ben (94 years old) moved in with us (and he has ensured we have a steady supply of fresh baked goodies). We look forward to getting to know the great folks of ORP and enjoying all that the area has to offer. I’m really excited to have joined the ORLGA to start building strong friendships and fun memories!"
"We have recently moved here from the Philadelphia suburbs. Though a relatively new golfer, I have definitely caught the fever. After playing tennis for many years, my knee has failed me, so to be able to play another sport has been exciting. We love all the wonderful people we have met thus far in OR and are looking forward to our future here….. and improving our golf games!."
"My husband Tom and I purchased our property in Summerhill Glen 5 years ago. Our home will be completed shortly. Those 5 years allowed me to finish my career as an intensive care nurse. Retiring , moving from our home in York PA and leaving many good friends behind was very hard but we look forward to making new friends here in Ocean Ridge. I especially look forward to joining ORLGA."
"My husband, Michael, and I moved into our home on the 18th tee of Leopards in 2014. Both of us are originally from Cincinnati, OH. Michael was a civilian with the US Air Force and his work led us to Northern Virginia in 1982. We have two children, both now following in their Father's footsteps as Government Employees. I am a Registered Nurse. In 1987 I founded a company that provided nursing staff to area hospitals and counselors to families involved in the abuse and neglect court in Washington, DC. My evenings and weekends were dedicated to animal rescue. I just passed the 350 mark of adopted cats and kittens. My first love in the sporting world was bowling. I have bowled two 300 games, both at the tournament level. I am a certified bowling coach and current President of the OR Bowling League. I am new to the game of golf, but drag my husband to the golf course every chance I get. If I'm not golfing or bowling, you can find me caring for our cats and birds, fostering rescue animals, reading, or doing genealogy research."
"I'm a retired high school science teacher from Westchester County, NY. While living there, I belonged to a ladies golf league which played every Wednesday. That's when I learned league play was both competitive and enjoyable. I moved from New York to Hilton Head, and then to Ocean Ridge. Since I haven't played consistent golf for the last two years, I decided it was time to get back into the game I truly enjoy. Looking forward to making new friends, having fun, and of course competitive golf again. I'm always working on my game."
"My husband, Mike and I lived in Sugar Loaf, NY for 23 years where we raised our two children, Stephanie and Michael. Stephanie is a Construction Engineer, living in Nashville, TN with her husband, Bryan. Michael is an Assistant Golf Pro in Charlotte, NC. We were members at the Warwick Valley Country Club in New York where my love of the game emerged. I enjoy competitive golf and am proud to say I won the President's Cup in 2011 and 2013. Mike retired from the IT Dept at UPS in Paramus, NJ, on Christmas Eve 2015. We are now full time residents of Ocean Ridge and love every minute of it. We both enjoy playing golf and look forward to league play and making new friendships. My past times include reading, crocheting and needlepoint. Kayaking, fishing and pickleball may be in our future. We love our family time and look forward to having them visit us here in Ocean Ridge!!"
"This past November, I sold my house in Flushing, NY, where I resided for over 50 years, and relocated to be with my daughter, Robin Covelli, and her family. I have been enjoying golf and MahJong and will be taking advantage of the many activities OR has to offer, including artistic endeavors. Looking forward to the day I can remember everyone's name"
" I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I was a first grade teacher and retired on January 1, 2015. My husband Joe and I built our home in 2011 and were part timers till I retired. We have three great children and six fabulous grandchildren! I am fortunate to have two brothers living in Ocean Ridge and Mary Faulkner is my sister-in-law. I am not a great golfer but willing to learn and excited about meeting and playing with the ladies in ORLGA."
ORLGA Members - New in 2015
"I moved to Ocean Ridge in November 2014 from Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, Virginia. I am looking forward to playing golf with ORLGA, Interclub and the Sunday Couples with my husband, Ed Sharp. We had our home built in 2010 and have so enjoyed already knowing some of my neighbors from Virginia whom I have previously worked with or met through work professionally. My husband is finally joining me in retirement and we have decided to make Ocean Ridge our permanent home. Ocean Ridge has already been so welcoming. I hope to continue getting to know more ladies who enjoy the game of golf as much as I do."
"Bill and I moved to Ocean Ridge in 2012. We have lived in Northeastern Ohio, California and 25 years in Maryland. I've worked 40 years as an RN in various Recovery Rooms. My hobbies are reading, walking and being an enthusiastic grandmother to our three grandsons. In joining ORLGA, I hope to add golf to that hobby list."
"I'm originally from North Kingstown, RI and graduated from URI with a BA in Elementary Education with Art Concentration. I worked with my husband, Steve, in his general contracting business building luxury homes and land development. I retired in 2005 and we have lived in Sea Trail for 10 yrs and recently moved to Ocean Ridge in Nov. Our daughter and her husband and our two grandchildren live in Summerville, SC. I enjoy golfing, painting, pottery and walking our Norwich Terrier, Sophie around the plantation. I look forward to getting involved in activities in OR and meeting the ORLGA ladies."
"Mike and I moved to OR finally in August of 2014. We've lived all over the country "via" the Army, but our last 20 years were in Northern Va. I was a Labor & Delivery nurse for 20+ years and then changed careers and joined the technology community about 15 years ago. I took up golf after our daughters went off to college and have really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to getting to spend even more time with all my new friends and getting even more involved in all the OR activities.”
"Doug and I moved to Ocean Ridge three years ago from Atlanta, GA. I am originally from SC so I love being back in the Carolinas. In my previous life, I enjoyed being outside walking, playing tennis and hiking. Now I am transferring the love for outdoor activities to golf. I am relatively new at golf and find it to be a challenge. I look forward to improving my game and meeting new friends."
“My husband Hank and I moved to Ocean Ridge from Ashburn, Virginia outside of Washington DC. I retired from Booz, Allen & Hamilton in April 2013 where I was a Chief of Staff. I enjoy playing golf, cooking, decorating and fashion. Hank and I enjoy traveling. We are excited to be living in Ocean Ridge, playing golf more often, meeting new friends and exploring the southern states.”
“My husband John and I are originally from Ohio, but for the past 18 years I have called myself a "Jersey Girl". Although we built our house in 2011, we did not move to Ocean Ridge permanently until 2014 (during the ice storm). I enjoy the beach, exercise classes, and the variety of games played here (Mah Jongg, Canasta, and Euchre). Since golf is such a huge part of this community, I decided to try it last spring. Although the sport is very challenging, I enjoy being outside and meeting new people. I am still taking lessons and working on getting a handicap. In addition to learning golf, I am looking forward to the service and social aspects or ORLGA.”
"My husband Jack and I recently relocated here from the Richmond, Virginia area where we resided for the past 18 years. Prior to that, we called Westfield, New Jersey our home for 20 years. We were both born in the Highbridge section of the Bronx so we are now thrilled to call Ocean Ridge our “Forever home”. I enjoy golf, the beach and the pool as well as all the wonderful social activities and amenities this community has to offer. The friends we have made and the welcome we have received has been the best part of our new adventure. I am still working part-time as a speech-language pathologist for Speech Solutions Inc. in Shallote but hope to play with the league as much as possible."
“I moved to Ocean Ridge with my husband, Dennis and two children, Michele and Jonathan, in December 2014. We lived in Queens and Long Island, NY, all our lives and are thrilled to now be living in this beautiful community. We've enjoyed making new friends and participating in the many activities such as Bocce, Happy Hour, Zumba, Pilates, and of course Sunday Couples Golf. I started playing with the ladies casual golf groups several months ago and am really looking forward to playing with the league and hopefully improve my game."
“My husband Chuck and I were born and raised in NJ. We would vacation in Myrtle Beach all the time with our kids and knew this was the area we would like to retire to eventually. We purchased our lot in 2011 and would work up plans for our dream house. We were able to build our home sooner than expected. After working as a legal assistant for over 30 years and Chuck working for the railroad as a civil engineer (NJ Transit and Amtrak) for approx 35 years we knew it was time to move down here. We have lived here for almost year and are enjoying our retirement. No more rush hours and sitting in North Jersey traffic. Looking forward to playing with the Ladies in the League and improving my golf game."
“My husband Dave and I moved to Ocean Ridge in September 2014. We are both from Ohio and graduates of The Ohio State University. We are huge Buckeye fans and enjoy returning to Columbus, Ohio to attend games and visit friends. I am retired from a wonderful career in education where I served as a teacher, principal, human resource director, Ohio Department of Education administrator, and Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators member services director. I still work part time as an adjunct professor for Concordia University Chicago in the area of school leadership. I look forward to improving my golf skills and enjoying fun and fellowship with other golfers."
“My husband Roger and I are both originally from Buffalo, NY. For the past 24 years we lived in Hockessin, DE, where we raised our two sons. We first discovered and fell in love with OR in 2008. It wasn’t until we came back to visit our friends, the Faulkners, in 2011 that we realized we needed to retire here. We moved into our home full-time this July and we couldn’t be happier! I love baking, gardening, the beach and of course Golf! I look forward to playing and improving my game but most of all forming new friendships.”
“Originally from New Jersey, Roger and I arrived at Ocean Ridge via Minnesota. We have been living there for 24 years. We love the shore and golf, and got tired of Minnesota winters. I also enjoy kayaking, so Ocean Ridge will be a perfect home. I hope to meet and greet you all on the course!"
“My husband, Dick and our cat, Briggs, moved from our home in York, PA where we said, “This is our last house”
We left behind friendships of over 31 years knowing that we could never replace them but that we would have room in our hearts to be blessed by new friendships. I am a retired Behavioral Technician working with children with autism and before that a license insurance agent.
I love this silly game called golf, walking on the beach, our new church, music and gardening. This is a wonderful community and I am looking forward to the array of activities offered here at Ocean Ridge.!"
ORLGA Members - New in 2014
"As a part time resident of Ocean Ridge, I have come to appreciate the welcoming environment and friendships made over the past few years since we built our home in 2010. I look forward to meeting the challenge of improving my game. My husband, Virgil, always said that one day I would break 90. I hope to prove him right! Thanks for the warm welcome to ORLGA. I look forward to some great golf adventures, along with much joy and laughter on and off the course!"
"My husband John (Rusty) and I moved from Greensboro into our new home this past January. We have also lived in Pittsburgh and Milwaukee. We love the area and the welcome we have received. I have not played much golf for several years - so now comes the challenge of improving my game. I am looking forward to meeting you all and enjoying this great game!"
"My husband, Richie, and I are from New Jersey and have lived here since January 2012. Like many other people, we moved to Ocean Ridge because of the warmer weather, the golf and the nearby beach. I am a relatively new golfer and have just started keeping a handicap this year. Even though I find golf very challenging, I keep at it because I enjoy the outdoors and the social aspect of the sport."
"I’m a native Marylander. I have been in Sedgefield on and off for five years and so happy to finally be here full time. Love the community, the courses and the beach! My husband and I are looking forward to meeting more of the wonderful people and making friends. John and I are both 'golfaholics', but enjoy other pursuits as well. We will be building soon, but will try to save time to enjoy some of the many activities here."
“Originally a Philly girl, I lived with my husband, Bob, in PA, NJ for a number of years then, most recently, in Chapel Hill, NC. After a wonderful career running pharmaceutical and consumer products businesses for several companies, I finally retired in December of 2013. We built the house 8 years ago but we are now here full time and have begun to enjoy all that Ocean Ridge has to offer. Bob is an avid golfer, always has been, and we both look forward to playing golf here and getting to know the many wonderful people in the community.”
ORLGA Members - New in 2013
"My husband Neil and I built our home on OR in 2010 to escape Delaware winters. Since we are part timers joining ORLGA will give me the opportunity to meet new people, play more golf and hopefully improve my game!"
"Hi Everyone – I am new to OR – just one year. I am a transplant from Maine by way of NY, MD and most recently, Charlotte, NC. Thank you for welcoming me to ORLGA. I am so excited to be part of such an amazing group of ladies/golfers! I hope to get to know everyone and learn more about this amazing game."
"My husband, Jeff and I are from Michigan but moved to Ocean Ridge from Connecticut in July 2012. Having had enough of the northern winters, we have escaped to the south. I am a new golf and am looking forward to learning the game, making new friends and having fun. If anyone shares a love for tennis, I would love to play nine holes and finish up on the court! Give me a call!!"
"My husband, Bob, and I moved to OR (from San Diego) in February of 2009. After 30 years in the military, and a lot of moves, it was time to look for a retirement location and Ocean Ridge has fit the bill without exception. Playing golf has become my "sport of choice " and this is the perfect environment for it. I look forward to greatly improving my game (if you can call it that). It would be nice to break 100 one of these times. Also, I am eager to join a group of lovely ladies who seem to do so much for the community in which we live."
"My husband, Rick, played golf in Myrtle Beach each summer for over 17 years; so when deciding where to retire, this area was on the top of his list. His next challenge - convince me (a non-golfer) that this was the perfect choice for us. We moved here in October of 2011 and I quickly realized that if I wanted to meet lots of people, I needed to give golf a chance. I took a lesson with Martin in March of 2012, and all who know me will attest - I caught the fever. So joining the ladies league will give me another opportunity to learn the rules of the game and the lingo, and more importantly, open up another venue to have fun!"
"My husband, Mike, and I moved to OR in April 2011 from the Phoenix area but we are originally from Maryland. Prior to moving here I only played golf occasionally. I joined the league to play more golf, lower my handicap and meet new friends."
"We moved from MA, but my "home" is Ohio. We looked at a number of different communities (golf) and OR just "felt right" the minute we got here to look at land. We bought our lot in 2005, 6 or 7 (can't remember). Roger and I moved down here in February of 2013 and couldn't be happier. I am looking forward to helping the league grow and encouraging more people to get involved in the fun."
"Melanie and her husband, Dick, moved to Ocean Ridge most recently from Raleigh. They are hoping to play a lot more golf now that they have retired here. Melanie is an avid gardener and quilter. Her bichon, Jack, helps in the garden by chasing away the squirrels and the deer. She looks forward to getting to know and play golf with the members of the Women's league."
"Pennsylvania is my home state. I joined the league to learn more about the rules of golf and to meet new friends. I came to OR from Southport in March of 2008 to start a new life of marriage to Tom. All is working out well."
"Lived in New Jersey 20 years; moved to Northern Virginia & lived there 32 years. Love to golf, beach & no snow or ice. Amenities & beach location was a priority for us. We are retiree's & liked the tax benefit in NC. I live with my husband, Charles."
"Priscilla moved to NC in 2013 with her husband Jerry. They moved from Maryland following long careers in government. They have been visiting NC/SC for many years on golf and beach vacations so it was the perfect location for the next chapter of their lives!!"
"My husband Jim and I moved here from Ohio. Better weather and lots more golf was a must on deciding where we would settle and this place had both! So now I'm just hoping to improve! The ladies golf league has allowed me the freedom to play, even when I didn't know people, it was easy just to sign up and play. I even met lots of very nice ladies along the way! I also love to play bridge, there is ample opportunity for that as well."
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