It was hole-in-one time at Pine Shore last week, with three aces registered. Randy Stanley of Ocean City knocked one in on the 100-yard fifth on the Dogwood Course. It was his second ace. Donald E. Speicher of Leona, Pa., picked up his first ever with a perfect shot on the 107-yard seventh hole on the Willow Course. And Jacqueline Kerlish of Hershey, Pa., used the women's tee on the same hole (seventh) for a 67-yard ace.
Pine Shore Golf has been sponsoring several 9-hole events that have turned out to be a lot of fun. The most recent was the weekly 9-Hole For Fun Co-ed Scramble, held on Wednesday afternoons at 4 p.m. It was won by Irv Hudson, Barbara Carberry and Dick and Jane Ponton with a score of 28, 2 under par.
Pine Shore also held its fall 9-Hole Employee Scramble with 27 employees and guests participating. Winners with a 3-under were Dick Thompson, Helen Eggar, Dick Scarbath and Carolyn Rainville, while Tom Burlin, Janet and Bob Murray, and Jo Johnston were second at 2-under.
Even Ocean Pines golfers are playing on Pine Shore turf. They held the Ocean Pines Scramblers, a 9-hole tourney, there. Best among the 14 who showed up were Bob and Chuck Dofflemeyer, Tom Ledwith and Steve Trussell at 3 under par.
In the longer events that Pine Shore hosts each week, the Sunday Morning Scramble went to two teams tied with 9-under-par cards: Rick McLaren, Leon Monroe, Jim McLaren and Preston Lewis on one team, and Ron Hudson, Carrie Russell, Bud Parr and Dick Ponton on the other. The Ocean View VFW Scramble was taken by Tom Burlin, John Gurecki, Tony Orhelein and Joe Miller at 6-under. And the Wednesday Ladies League meeting belonged to Gail Melcher, Dot Healey, Jan Murray and Lorraine Breidenbach at 1 over par.
TTC Kay Jones was the overall winner in the Ocean Pines Ladies Golf Association -- 9 Holers Governors' Cup with a 34. Champions of the flights were Joan Sarisky in "A" with 37, Virginia Lehay in "B" at 35, Dottie VanderClute in "C" at 37 and Barbara Fowley in "D" with 40.
The OPLGA -- 18 Holers held a Kicker Tournament, in which players were allowed to "kick out" their two worst holes. Ethel Betts won with a 76 over Charlotte Manning's 79 and the 80s of Joan Clark and Jo Johnston, who tied. In an Odd Holes only count, less handicap event, Mardie Davis won with a 30 over Irene Marshall at 33 and Bobbie Feenick's 34. Birdies were scored by Sue Agan (2) on holes five and 18, Tish Ewing on 16 and Joan Clark, Maryann Hobbs and Ann Delaney, all on 13.
In the annual Crabs & Beer Tournament at Nassawango Country Club, a best-ball-of-four with 90 percent handicap event with gross and net prizes, the leading team in gross with a 61 was Ken Bruno, James Beirnes, Todd Schaefer and Robert Faries. The net winners were Bill Beauchamp, Jerry Leichty, Chuck Holmes and Jeff Parker at 57. A highlight of the tourney was a hole-in-one scored by Leon Weidema with a 3-iron on the 175-yard 17th hole.
On Oct. 14, the American Red Cross Fall Golf Classic will take place at Ocean Pines Golf Club. The format of this year's tournament will be a four-person scramble and each foursome must have a minimum total handicap of 45. The team entry fee of $350 includes golf, carts, personalized team signs, tee favors, Continental breakfast and a buffet lunch.
Additionally, businesses can get in on the act and become a sponsor by having a sign at one of the 18 holes for $100. They get their name listed in the program and a complimentary lunch.
There will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., which means many will easily get back to work with much of the afternoon left. Send the team/company name, with the names of four players and telephone numbers and handicaps (if no handicap available, list the last four scores the player has made), the entry fee of $350 and an additional $100 for a company sponsorship to: American Red Cross, Lower Shore Chapter, P.O. Box 3714, Salisbury, Md. 21802. Or call (410) 749-5331.