Celebrities list grows for tourney

September 26, 1993|By Blair Holley | Blair Holley,Contributing Writer

This will be my last column for 1993 in this paper, but there is still plenty of opportunity to play golf in the Ocean City area, even through November.

For information on golf packages -- which really go into action this time of year -- call (800) 4 OC-GOLF.

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The list of sports celebs signing up for the American Express/Toyota Celebrity Golf continues to grow. John Kruk of the Philadelphia Phillies recently added his name to the benefit tournament set for Oct. 22 and 23 at Eagle's Landing. Proceeds will help fund the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department youth programs.

The parks department is headed by Tom Perlozzo, who is the brother of Sam Perlozzo, the third-base coach for the Seattle Mariners. This probably explains why a half dozen Mariners have agreed to play in the tournament. On the course will be Ken Griffey Sr., Jeff Nelson, Rich DeLucia, Dave Magadan, Sam Ellis and Sam Perlozzo.

Other sports figures include past and present Orioles Paul Blair, Ken Singleton, Tippy Martinez, Harold Baines and Dick Bosman, and Curt Schilling of the Philadelphia Phillies, Larry Sheets of the Milwaukee Brewers and Dave Johnson and Storm Davis of the Detroit Tigers.

Professional football is also represented with Washington Redskins former greats Larry Brown, Ron McDole and Brig Owens, and Willie Wood of Packers fame, Tony Paige of the Miami Dolphins, Mike Wilcher of the Los Angeles Rams, Robin Earl of the Chicago Bears and the popular Don Nottingham of the Baltimore Colts.

NBA stars Jack Marin and Kevin Grevey of the Bullets and Sam Jones of the Boston Celtics will also join the crowd, as will Yvon Labre of the Washington Capitals and Bob McAvan of the Baltimore Blast.

Play will be in a scramble format with each foursome teamed with a celebrity. The entry fee is $175 a person or $700 a foursome. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Tom Perlozzo at (410) 250-0125 or Andy Loving of Eagle's Landing at (410) 213-7277 for more information.

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In the Ocean Pines Ladies Golf Association-18 Holers, a low gross-low net event went to Joanne Kirby with 99, and Jane Herzog easily captured net at 69.

Earlier in the week, Phil and Ann Reed won the Women's Delmarva Golf Association Mixed Tournament, a better-ball of two event, at Caroline Country Club.

Also at Ocean Pines Golf Club, the Ladies-9 Holers held a low net tourney in four flights. Shirley Anderson won in Flight A with 33; B had Virginia Leahy first at 36, C laurels went to Betty Larsen with 36 and D honors were taken by Peggy Russo with a 33.

In two sessions of the Pine Shore Golf weekly extravaganza, Sunday morning scramble honors went to Dana Cooper, Bud Rachtell, Bob Edwards and Charles Steiner on an 8-under-par 52, while earlier it had been Jack Brancato, John Wyatt and Steiner in a threesome that posted a 53.

In two weeks of play, the Ocean Pines Monday evening scramble winners were, first, Bob McIntyre, Steve Trussell and Jeff Melcher with a 25, while the second week saw a three-way tie for first at 26, practically everyone in the field of 12 players.

In the Wednesday morning scramble, it was Tom Burlin, August Wirthu, Jack Thompson and Joe Franciamone with 53. Earlier winners were George Groth, Bob Edwards, Carl Foultz and Earl Roberts with a neat 51.

The Ladies League met once, and the winners were Sue Young, Joan Steyer, Lorraine Breidenbach and Gail Melcher with a 61.

These tournaments are open to the public. Call (410) 641-5100

for details.

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Some holes in one also highlighted Pine Shore action, with both David Kelly of Forest Hill and Joseph Macomber of Ocean Pines making their aces on the 118-yard No. 1 on the Pines course. Chuck Collins of Baltimore scored his on the 144-yard No. 5 on the Willow course.

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