George Taylor, who has covered golf in the Baltimore metropolitan area for nearly half a century, is joining The Carroll County Sun as a free-lance columnist.
Taylor's column about golfers from Carroll and important events at county courses will appear in Sunday editions beginning next week.
The Glyndon, Baltimore County, resident wrote for the now-defunctBaltimore News American for 37 years and has been writing for Baltimore's Evening Sun, one of our sister publications, for 10 years.
He retired from his full-time position last year, but still writes twoweekly golf stories for that newspaper.
He also did radio color commentary for the old Baltimore Clippers of the American Hockey League for 12 years and has written extensively about professional ice hockey.
The Baltimore native's father was a golf professional at The Suburban Club of Baltimore in Pikesville and Rolling Road Country Club near Catonsville, both in Baltimore County.
Taylor also is a one-time state junior golf champion.
He will write features on countygolfers (including those who compete in tournaments outside of Carroll), will feature courses and facilities in the county and the peoplewho work at them, and will cover some of the major events in the county, including various club championships.
Anybody with story ideas or tidbits for Taylor should call him at home at 833-2418, or may call The Carroll County Sun at 857-0550, 876-8771 or (800) 829-8000, Ext. 6595, and ask for sports.
The Carroll County Sun also will start running results from the various nine- and 18-hole leagues at county courses, various club tournaments, charity golf outings, company tournaments, holes-in-one and other results.
Please call those results directly to the sports staff or FAX the information to us at 876-0233. Results must be received by noon Wednesday to be included in the following Sunday's newspaper.