Grass is greener on public side as BMGC profits pay for upgrades

Area golf notes

May 13, 1991|By George Taylor | George Taylor,Special to The Evening Sun

The Baltimore Municipal Golf Corp. is out to make area golf courses even greener.

Already credited with making major improvements since taking over management of the municipal layouts six years ago, the BMGC is looking at $600,000 worth of projects in 1991.

According to Henry H. Miller, chairman of the corporation, as long as profits are derived, the money will fund improvements on the courses. Already $300,000 in increased revenue has been directed into capital improvements.

Publinx play in Baltimore set a record of 358,504 golfers in 1990. There were 80,000 rounds at both Pine Ridge and Carroll Park. Clifton Park had 68,000, Forest Park 55,591 and Mount Pleasant had more than 70,000 rounds.

Elsewhere in area golf:

* Sparrows Point -- The foursome of Fred Trail, Fran Reese, Paul Tippett and Bill Workman led the Am-Ham tourney, scoring a net 122. A stroke behind was the foursome of Jim Huemmler, Dave King, Reed Peck and Al Kausch.

* Wakefield -- Holes-in-one were reported by Craig Holland and hTC Howard Frymyer on the eighth hole and by Mackie Pajak on the ninth.

* Woodholme -- Undefeated teams remaining in the Spring Handicap are Sheldon Kalish-Terry Mayer, Arnold Scheenberg-Bruce Posner, Dan Liebfeld-Fred Mackler, Doug Carton-Bob Schulman, Rick Kovens-Howard Freedel, Larry Becker-Alan Katz and Mel Friedman-Herb Beckenheimer.

* Longview -- Winners in the Spring Handicap were: Class A-David Bassiri 76-11--65, Jerry Ruzika 76-11--65; Class B-Burlen Martin 82-13--69, Gary Junghut 84-14--70; Class C-Ken Noyes 87-21--66 and Marvin Bardenski 86-19--67.

* Bonnie View -- Hal Levy and Michael Weiss won the Spring Handicap, defeating Tom Steinhardt and Paul Steinhardt 2 up in the final.

* Piney Branch -- The two-man team tourney leaders were: Ed Tobias and Jim Davis 62, Gene Curtis and Calvin Bowers 63, Ray Shaffer and Phil Kastel 64 and Veney Jacobs and Bill Moore 65.

* Maryland Golf -- Glen Norris defeated Don Brodsky on the 19th hole to win the Spring Handicap tourney. Dick Murphy scored a hole-in-one on the third hole.

* Worthington -- John Startzel's 79-12--67 is leading the Spring Handicap tournament. A hole-in-one was scored by Tom Belcher on the 12th hole.

C7 * Hunt Valley -- Leaders in the 36-hole President's

Cup event were: (net)-Jack Warren 132 and Steve Storrie 133; (gross)-Frank Sanzaro 150, Vern Bevens 150, George Dilli 152 and Dan Walko 152. Scott Bertozzie scored an ace on the first hole of the White course.

* Turf Valley -- The winning low gross team, scoring 68, included Bob Gillham, Sam Hibbard, Jack Kovalchek and Larry Butera. The leading net foursome with 54 included Lou Miller, Allen Scull, Dick Stocksdale and Ray Topolski.

* Rolling Road -- The McCulloh Tourney was won by Tom Reymann, scoring 73-10--63. Class A-Bob Cohill 77-10--67, Buck Brennan 78-11--67 and Jack North 79-12--67; Class B-Vernon Walker 82-16--66; Class C-Herb Struder 83-18--65 and Walter Tabler 95-30--65.

Winners in the mixed two-ball event were: Kenya Chinstrisna and Buck Brennan 75-10--65 and Sudhi Chinstrisna and Jane Brennan 83-17--66. Holes-in-one were scored by Rick Sovero Jr. and Buck Brennan on the 10th hole and by Butts Miller on the 17th.

* Forest Park -- First-round leaders in the 36-hole Spring Championship are: (Championship Flight)-Tony Narciso 71, Mel Humphrey 74; Louis Wright 75 and Charles Narciso 75; Class A-Billy Muse 79, Mike Rabb 80, Class B-Keith Henderson 85, Gary Hagy 86, Mil Bomhoff 86; Class C-Len Miller 90, John Bollin 92.

* Suburban -- Ed Rodgers won the Joseph C. Grant Trophy, carding a two-round total of 90 in the nine-hole competition. He was followed by Sol Goodman with 97 and Henry Sauber 100. Low net leaders were Jim Waranch 73, Lou Singer 76, Leroy Applefeld 77 and Bill Pritzel 79.

* Elkridge -- Harris Jones was overall winner of the Mel Howard Senior tourney, scoring 79-15--64. Age divisional winners were John Howard, Stewart McLean, Walter Hale, Boggs Ebelen and Bill Sager.

* Baltimore CC -- George Dall and Jack Dunn defeated Russ Niller and Bob Shriver 3-2 in the President's Cup final. In the semifinals, Dall and Dunn defeated Mark Dyer and Bill Hefferman while Niller and Shriver defeated Anthony Read and Ross Pierpont.

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