Golf Fest planned at new courses
The Greater Ocean City Golf Association will host a Golf Fest June 14-22 to celebrate four new golf courses opening this year. Golf clinics, demonstrations and fashion shows are planned.
Each course -- Eagles Landing in West Ocean City, the Beach Club and River Run near Ocean Pines, and Nutter's Crossing in Salisbury -- will have a qualifying competition, and winners will participate in a Golf Fest Tournament. Prizes will be awarded, and proceeds will be donated to charity.
A company has been established to plan golf packages and get-aways and to make travel arrangements for guests who are coming to Ocean City to play golf. Call 800-4OC-GOLF.
Vacationers reminded to be wary in ocean
Vacationers are heading to the beach, and the captain of the Ocean City Beach Patrol is reminding them not to overexert themselves.
Capt. George Schoepf said his team of lifeguards, who went on duty yesterday, will protect everybody who uses Ocean City's beaches, but that vacationers can help by keeping necessary medications on hand and not trying to swim in cold water if they're not used to it.
"Use common sense. Alcohol and salt water don't mix. Drugs and salt water don't mix. If you're older than 40, remember you aren't 16 anymore. Don't try to do things you can't do," he said.
Beaches will be protected through Sunfest, which will be held Sept. 19-22.