Senior golfers sought for Waverly Woods league

April 17, 2003|By Fay Lande

Hobbits Glen Golf Course will rebuild its greens this summer, and Don Dunn is looking ahead. The West Friendship resident hopes to organize a golf league for senior men, ages 55 and older, to play at Waverly Woods Golf Club.

"Waverly Woods is one of the premier golf courses in the state. It was designed by Arthur Hills, an internationally known golf course designer," Dunn said.

The group will play Wednesday mornings, twice a month or so, with lunch afterward and gift certificates from the pro shop as prizes. Participation in the Maryland Interclub Senior Golf Association, an organization of about 50 clubs, will provide opportunities for play at other courses. Twenty members would be enough to form a group, Dunn said, but as many as 80 could be accommodated.

Dunn retired from his executive job about 12 years ago.

"I can't get the smile off my face. I've had time to enjoy the things I like to do, like gardening," he said. "I've got two little greenhouses here."

He is also president of the Howard County Golfers Association and on the board of First Tee of Howard County, the nonprofit group that teaches golf to youth at Fairway Hills Golf Course in Columbia.

"It not only teaches them golf, it teaches them the social skills involved in playing a sport, that is, [courtesy], honesty and integrity," he said. "Golf is the only sport that doesn't have referees - any infraction of the rules, you call on yourself."

Information about the senior golf league: Don Dunn, 410-531-5630.

Information about First Tee: Don Van Deusen, 410-997-1876.

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