Women's league fits to a T

April 17, 1994|By SYLVIA BADGER

The 1994 annual Tee Off Dinner of the Executive Women's Golf League (EWGL) at the Turf Valley Hotel was so popular that dinner planners had to turn people away. The cocktail hour had the air of a sorority reunion, as several hundred women greeted one another and watched as magician Dick Steiner entertained with his strolling magic show.

The EWGL is a reality thanks to the vision of its founder, Nancy Oliver. There are now more than 3,000 women members nationwide who are learning and improving their golf games, plus meeting people with whom they can play.

(FYI: More than 10 percent of the national membership is in the Baltimore area!)

Some of the members at the kick-off dinner were the president, Pam Gilmour, a CPA with First Financial Group; founder of the Baltimore Chapter Chris Owens, an attorney; president-elect and golf-travel coordinator Jacquie Burkhardt, Magic of Travel agency; marketing and PR director Cathy Rubery, Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn; Dana Karangelen, attorney; Mimi McDonogh, First National Bank; and Bonnie Records, Dorsey/Records Inc., who did a splendid job as emcee of the program, which included remarks and tips from Kathy Murphy, the teaching pro at Bonnie View Country Club.

There was good news for this year's members: Clinics and games will be held at the Hunt Valley Golf Club in Baltimore County and Geneva Farms Country Club in Harford County, as well as Howard County's Turf Valley Hotel & Golf Club. On hand to welcome the golfers were club professionals Craig Dey and Rick Krebs, Turf Valley; Greg Jones, Hunt Valley; and Mike Healy and Mike Homer, Geneva Farms.

Call (410) 494-9744 for more information.

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The second annual Mid Atlantic Maritime Festival, dedicated exclusively to the maritime arts, will be held in Easton, April 22-24. High quality paintings, museum-quality ship models, carvers, seafood, demonstrations -- I could go on. This is an interesting festival.

One new attraction certain to draw a lot of attention begins at noon Saturday, when Mid Atlantic's best boat builders and woodworkers compete for a world title. Two-man teams will race against the clock to build a 12-foot dory and then race it across shallow ponds and under the Talbot Landing bridge.

Early entries include boat builders Tom Campbell & Associates; Bill Perry; John Swaine; J. Hamilton Yacht Co; and the Oxford Yacht Agency/Dickerson. Veteran race supervisor Robert Dwelly will travel to Maryland from Massachusetts to supervise and make sure the competition is nationally sanctioned in the event of a record-breaker. In a similar event in Charleston, S.C., one team completed the one-man boat in 3 1/2 hours. Admission tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 6-12. Call festival executive director Kathy Baker, (410) 820-8606, or festival chairman Will Howard, (410) 822-5553, for more information.

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Last year, the baseball breakfast biggie, so to speak, on Wayne's Bar-B-Que menu during the Orioles season was "The bTC Ripken," a bacon, egg and cheese on a sourdough roll. Although it's early in the year, so far the best seller is "The Raffy," named for the newest O's star Rafael Palmeiro. He stopped by this Harborplace eatery last week to check out his namesake -- scrambled eggs, Cheddar cheese and salsa on a sourdough roll -- only to find the sandwich good and the spelling bad. It was corrected.

The manager told me that they were once going to feature a gravy and sausage biscuit called "The Brady," but Brady Anderson didn't approve because he said he'd never eat that stuff and that he was on a diet. So with the stroke of a pen, she changed him to a fruit bowl.

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The Rev. Edward "Monk" Malloy, president of the University of Notre Dame, will be at Stouffer Harbor Court Hotel April 21. He's the guest speaker at the 70th anniversary of Universal Notre Dame Night, and all alumni, including "subway alums," and friends are welcome. Tickets are $45 and may be reserved by calling Martin Scanlon, (410) 561-4314.

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