Joanne Mealy of Eagle's Nest, and the Hillendale team headed the honors list at the 41st annual awards luncheon of the Baltimore 9-hole Inter-Club Association held at Hillendale CC Friday.
Mealy, a 9-hole golfer for four years and an Inter-Club player for the last two, won the Champions' Trophy, and a five-player Hillendale team won the George Taylor Trophy.
Each of the 11 member clubs sent one player to the Champions tournament at Hillendale CC, and Mealy returned 53-17-36, to edge Sharon Clausen of Hunt Valley GC, 53-16-37, and Connie Holthaus, Hillendale, 53-16-37, for the title.
Although the association has ebbed and flowed in numbers and interest in recent years, current membership applications from several clubs indicate the organization is flourishing and will continue to be a recognized part of the area golf scene.
Women's 9-hole Inter-Club
George Taylor Trophy (best 5-player teams) -- Hillendale CC. Runner-up trophy -- Rolling Road GC. Brooklawn Trophy (best 8-player teams) -- CC Maryland. Individual low net trophy -- Sharon Clausen, Hunt Valley CC. Professionals' Most-Improved Player Trophy -- Judi Jerbi, Eagle's Nest.
Champions' tournament: Joanne Mealy, Eagle's Nest, 53-17-36; Sharon Clausen, Hunt Valley, 53-16-37; Connie Holthaus, Hillendale, 53-16-37; KerenPacko, Rolling Road, 55-17-38; Dot Sammis, Chestnut Ridge, 57-17-40; Jean Adams, Chartwell, 55-14-41; Sharon Udovich, Turf Valley, 58-10-48; Helene Bloom, Bonnie View, 61-13-48; Bernice Jamison, Sparrows Point, 68-20-48; Betty Clare Ross, Baltimore CC, 64-14-50; Marge Voss, CC Maryland, 64-14-50.
* A field of 48 teams will compete in the annual Two-Man Team Scramble championship of the Middle Atlantic PGA's Northern and Central Chapters at Wakefield Valley GC tomorrow.
Only two members of the top three teams in last week's MAPGA Two-Man Team championship are entered.
Charlie Briggs of Caves Valley, who won with Frank Ferguson of Washington Golf, returns with four-time MAPGA Player of the Year Woody FitzHugh, and Brian Lehnhard of Glenn Dale, who tied for second with his father, Bruce, comes back with Glen Barrett, Glenn Dale's head pro.
One of the areas where the popularity of golf is manifest is in fund-raising.
Corporate America and national charity organizations have discovered the sport as an avenue paved with financial benefits, even in a weak economy.
One organization which uses an annual golf tournament to provide operating funds is the Baltimore Men's Senior Baseball League. Its outing will be held Thursday at Longview GC (8:30 a.m. shotgun start).
Funds will help defer expenses of a sending a team (age 30-over) to the fourth annual national tournament in Phoenix next week. Baltimore has sent teams the past two years, and last year's entry finished in the top six among 125 teams.
The 18-player team includes Peter Kirk, president of the minor leagues' Frederick Keys and part owner of the Hagerstown Suns; Rich Waldt, and three former University of Maryland standouts, Frank Thomas, Mark Jackson and Gary Bishop, one of the founders of the organization.