With Hank Majewski, golf is his game and his business.
Ever sinceMajewski, owner of the Wakefield Valley course, was introduced to golf as a caddy at the old Baltimore Country Club's Roland Park layout,he has had continuing success.
First there was the steady development of skills as an outstanding player, closely followed by earning a degree in law. Then came the rise to presidency of the Middle Atlantic Professional Golfers' Association, capturing special national awards along the way.
Responsibility never was a problem. At one stage of his career he served as golf director at Hobbits Glen and Allview in Columbia, Howard County, at the same time.
Shortly after purchasing Wakefield, Majewski oversaw the addition of a third nine holes of play. Still another investment found Majewski as a partner in building an 18-hole course (The Bay Club), near Ocean City in Worcester County.
Today, the 52-year-old Majewski peers out of the window of his cramped pro shop and watches the erection of a new $2 million clubhouse.
The clubhouse, scheduled to open Sept. 1, is a handsome, two-story structure covering 22,000 square feet.
Located directly across from the current clubhouse (The Durbin House, built in 1767), the new Wakefield Valley building will have banquet accommodations for 400 guests, a dining room capable of seating 100, men's and women's locker rooms, a lounge, snack bar, pro shop, storage for 144 golf carts and two rooms equipped withnets for indoor golf practice.
All facilities will be open to thepublic. The club already has accepted dates for 70 functions, including many wedding receptions.
While most of Majewski's prowess as aplayer came in his early years of golf, he still is considered one of the area's longest drivers.
During his more active tournament years, Majewski was named "Baltimore Junior Golfer of the Year" and captured the Mason-Dixon Conference golf title three out of his four years at the University of Baltimore.
At age 17 he was medalist in the Middle Atlantic amateur championship and, also, at 17 was a semifinalist in the Maryland State Amateur. In the pro ranks, Majewski won 10 area pro-ams and six long-driving contests.
Majewski and his wife, Sally, reside in Westminster. They have three daughters: Amy, an attorney; Lisa, who has a masters in physical therapy; and Leigh, a second-year veterinarian student at Ohio State.
Unable to find competitive junior golf in Carroll County, Westminster High student Robert Sedlak headed north -- to Pennsylvania to be exact.
Sedlak, playing out of the South Hills Golf Club near Hanover, reached the semifinals of the York County Junior Golf Association match play championship last week at Grandview Golf Club in Weigelstown, just north ofYork.
Sedlak lost to Dave Harget of Honey Run Golf and Country Club Wednesday. Harget was two holes ahead after 18.
Sedlak, seeded 14th in the tournament, was a surprise semifinalist after beating higher-seeded players Tuesday, then opened strong with birdies on the first three holes Wednesday. Sedlak, who plans to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania this fall to major in English, shot a 73 during the semifinal round.
Nancy Gailey and Peggy Eline are today'sfinalists in the women's match play championship at Piney Branch.
In the semifinals, Gailey defeated former titleholder Connie Henderson and Eline turned back Debbie Rhodes.
The Bear Creek men's stroke play championship is scheduled next weekend. Format calls for 18 holes on Saturday and 18 holes Sunday.
Ron Rogers is defending champion. Included in the field is Bob Blubaugh Jr., holder of Bear Creek's match play title.
The Freedom Optimist Club's third annual open tournament will be Sept. 27 at South Hills Golf Club in Hanover, Pa.
An 8:30 a.m. shotgun start is planned and entry is $55 per person, including breakfast, cart and greens fees, lunch and refreshments.
Proceeds will benefit Camp Hoot for disabled children at the Hashawha Environmental Appreciation Center.
Information: 795-0432 or 795-4592.