MSGA women honor Cooke

November 22, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Mary Ann Cooke, whose long and successful golf career ranged from local to international events, was honored by the Maryland State Golf Association-Women's Division at its annual meeting at Baltimore Country Club yesterday.

The organization, in its third year of self rule, presented Cooke with its Distinguished Service Award. The award is given when an individual's contributions rise above the ordinary. It is the group's highest honor.

Cooke, a Curtis Cup player whose collection of more than 60 tournament victories includes five Maryland State and three Middle Atlantic, plus a Trans-Mississippi (now called Trans National), is the second recipient of the award.

She joins Ann Berquist of Kenwood Country Club, who was active in getting the Maryland State to add to its women's events, and set the wheels in motion for what became the women's division.

Christie Campbell, of the American Cancer Society, was a guest speaker. She reported on a successful first-time tournament benefiting breast cancer held at Montgomery Village last summer, and talked of having similar events in other parts of the state.

The executive committee was re-elected for a two-year term: Pat Kaufman, Tantallon CC, president; Jane Mason, Nassawango CC, vice president; Rosemarie Vargo, Norbeck CC, recording secretary; Joan McGinnis, Holly Hills CC, corresponding secretary; and Joan Winchester, Rolling Road GC, treasurer. Board members include Andrea Kraus, Woodholme CC, and Connie Pifer and Glena Wirtanen from Hunt Valley GC.

Pub Date: 11/22/97

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