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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,Sun Staff Writer | February 3, 1995
For the first time in its long history, the Baltimore Country Club is opening its membership to blacks.Dr. Conrad Inman, a member of the club's board of governors, said yesterday that the board had voted unanimously Wednesday night to invite William Jews, president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and his wife, Marsha, to join the club.Mr. Jews, who is the chairman of the Greater Baltimore Committee, seemed unlikely to offer himself publicly as a symbol of interracial progress.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
John W. Trageser Jr., a retired mechanical engineer who headed a contracting firm, died of cancer Sunday at his Lutherville home. He was 88. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of John W. Trageser Sr., who owned Trageser's Cozy Inn, and the former Elizabeth Faul, who ran the family business' restaurant. Raised on Gorsuch Avenue, Mr. Trageser wrote in a memoir that he sold Christmas trees and drove an ice delivery truck as a young man. He also worked at Bethlehem Steel and at the old Albert Goetze meatpacking plant.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 17, 2003
A joint bid by two private schools to acquire a prime piece of Roland Park real estate has been turned down by the Baltimore Country Club, which owns the land and has been approached several times by interested buyers, school officials said. Friends School of Baltimore and the Roland Park Country School expressed interest this year in buying the 18-acre parcel from the club. But school officials say that they have been unable to reach an agreement with the club on a purchase price and other details.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
Jane O. Emich, an outstanding Maryland golfer who during her more than 60-year career won numerous state and regional titles, died May 20 of respiratory failure at her home in the Brightwood retirement community. She was 95. "Jane Emich was not only a great golfer, one of the best ever in Maryland, she was a gracious lady who by her kind and selfless demeanor enriched the game of golf in Maryland and widely beyond," said Jack R. Palmer, former president of the Baltimore Country Club and chairman of the PGA Players Championship held at the club in 2007 and 2009.
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By DON MARKUS and DON MARKUS,SUN REPORTER | February 1, 2006
More than 100 years after hosting its first major golf championship and 19 years after its last, Baltimore Country Club will become the site of the 2007 Senior Players Championship, with Baltimore-based Constellation Energy taking over from the Ford Motor Co. as the tournament's title sponsor. The tournament will begin a five-year run in the Baltimore area next year, taking over from Dearborn, Mich., which had hosted the Senior Players for the past 16 years, with Ford the sponsor for most of that time.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | April 30, 2003
The Friends School and Roland Park Country School have confidentially approached the Baltimore Country Club, proposing to buy some of its Roland Park land to construct four playing fields, said community leaders familiar with the discussions. Neither the country club nor the schools would comment yesterday on the joint letter of interest, which the schools sent last week after months of exploratory talks. No precise sum was disclosed for the proposed purchase of about a dozen acres on the lower grounds of the club facing Falls Road at Hillside Road.
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By Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2010
The Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, scheduled to be played in late September at Baltimore Country Club, announced today that the event will move to Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y., for 2011 because it was given an earlier date on the Champions Tour schedule. The final major championship of the Champions Tour season is now scheduled for Aug. 15-21, 2011, and it will be the first time Westchester Country Club has hosted a major tournament. For 41 years it had hosted a PGA Tour event from 1967 until 2007.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,kevin.vanvalkenburg@baltsun.com | October 10, 2008
Let's not mince words: Des Smyth does not have a pretty golf swing. He picks the club straight up, gets it completely off plane, pauses, then goes after the ball like a hockey player looking to rip a slap shot top shelf. It is - when you compare it to the fluid tempo and graceful turn that many players have on the Champions Tour - downright ugly. But don't take someone else's word for it. Just ask Smyth. "It looks far worse than it feels," Smyth joked yesterday, chuckling in his native Irish brogue.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | June 18, 1999
The champion took home $150 in prize money and a $50 medal. The margin of victory -- 11 strokes -- is still the record for a U.S. Open championship. The golf course on which it was played closed more than three decades ago.But go out to the elevated first tee at the original Baltimore Country Club in Roland Park and envision what it must have been like a century ago. Gaze out from the 100-foot drop and turn back the clock.Jack Emich has."I could picture the U.S. Open being played there," he said last week.
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By Photos by Kenneth K. Lam and Photos by Kenneth K. Lam,Sun photographer | October 8, 2007
Thousands of golf fans watched as more than 70 players, including Tom Watson, Fuzzy Zoeller, Tom Kite and Curtis Strange competed in the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship at the Baltimore Country Club. It was the first major professional event to be held at the Timonium course since the 1988 U.S. Women's Open. As part of an agreement with the PGA Tour, it will be an annual event through 2011.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Leonard A. Siems, founder of Siems Rental & Sales Co. Inc., a heavy construction equipment rental firm, died May 7 of a heart attack at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 86. "He enjoyed the equipment rental business and wanted to become a leader in the business. and became one," said Marvin W. Abbott, former president of Siems Rental & Sales Co. Inc. "He became one of the top leaders in the area. " The son of Leonard Arnold Augustus Siems, a banker who was vice chairman of the Suburban Trust Co., and Marie Wekenman Siems, a homemaker, Leonard Arnold Siems was born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
E. Brent Snodgrass, who had been Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s regional director of public and political affairs and later established a Florida public relations firm, died April 1 of complications from dementia at his Tampa home. He was 85. Edwin Brent Snodgrass — he never used his first name while living in Baltimore — was the son of a Marion County, W.Va., deputy sheriff and a homemaker. After graduating in 1946 from Fairmont High School, he enrolled at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, W.Va., where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1948, graduating in two years.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
Barbara L. Daue, a homemaker and jewelry designer, died Feb. 19 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 59. The daughter of James C. Jones, who was the owner of the George W. King Printing Co., and Nancy Horner Jones, a homemaker, Barbara Lynn Jones was born in Baltimore and raised in Lutherville. After graduating in 1973 from Dulaney Valley High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1977 from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va. After college, Mrs. Daue worked in sales at H.C. Garthe, a Cross Keys jewelry store, and later at a women's clothing store.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
James H. Chambers founded the H. Chambers Co. in 1889 as a painting and wallpaper firm working in Baltimore's religious institutions and the homes of the city's upper crust. Over the next century, the business grew into one of the country's elite interior design firms, participating in decoration of the Baltimore Country Club, the Maryland governor's mansion, the White House library during the term of President John F. Kennedy and three ships for Princess Line Cruises. Chambers, which has added architecture, planning, purchasing and installation to its services, now focuses on private clubs, and has projects going in more than 15 states.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2013
Ruth S. Hurlock, a homemaker, volunteer and dog fancier, died Oct. 31 of cancer at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. She was 93. The daughter of Henry E. Singewald, a Baltimore attorney and banker, and Eleanor Smith Singewald, a homemaker, the former Ruth Singewald was born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park and Bel Air. After graduating from Bel Air High School in 1937, Mrs. Hurlock earned a bachelor's degree in 1941 from...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2013
Mary LeG. Fisher, a homemaker and volunteer, died Aug. 18 of pneumonia at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 96. The daughter of an attorney and the manager of the Baltimore Country Club, Mary LeGrand Slingluff was born in Baltimore and raised in Riderwood. She attended Bryn Mawr School and made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon in 1935. In 1942, she married William Alexander Fisher Jr., an attorney who died in 1985. During World War II, she was a nurses' aide at St. Lukes Hospital in San Francisco and at St. Lukes Hospital in Seattle.
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By John W. Stewart | November 11, 1990
The old order is changing at Baltimore Country Club.Brian Morrison, director of golf at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y., has been named head professional of the 36-hole Five Farms complex to succeed Dennis Satyshur, who has accepted a position as head professional at the new Caves Valley club.Morrison, 38, will begin his duties Jan. 1.The search was conducted at the highest level. More than 100 letters were written asking for references, and through referrals, the selection committee, chaired by Paul Obrecht, found some of the most qualified candidates, locally as well as nationally.
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By DON MARKUS and DON MARKUS,SUN REPORTER | June 6, 2006
Professional golf in the Baltimore area has a long and rich, if not quite deep, history. Back in '99 - 1899 that is - Willie Smith won the U.S. Open at Baltimore Country Club. It was the fifth Open ever played and the last major professional golf championship contested in the city until 1988, when Liselotte Neumann won the U.S. Women's Open at the same club in a different location. LPGA Championship Bulle Rock, Havre de Grace, Thursday-Sunday TV: The Golf Channel, 4-7 p.m. each day
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
Richard E. Hook III, a retired sales executive and real estate broker, died Sunday of heart failure at his summer residence in Sherwood Forest. He was 95. Richard Edwin Hook III was born in Baltimore and raised on North Calvert Street. He was a 1936 graduate of City College and earned a bachelor's degree in 1940 from the Johns Hopkins University. He enlisted in the Army in 1941 and later went to officer candidate school, where he was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1943. Mr. Hook, who rose to captain, commanded a company of the 447th Battalion in New York and later in Seattle.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2013
Baltimore design firm Chambers, which specializes in the planning, architecture and interior design of private clubs, announced Friday that it has acquired a rival based in Texas. CCI Club Design will be changing its name to Chambers but will continue its Dallas operations, according to a statement from Chambers. Chambers will remain headquartered in Baltimore, the statement said, and no one will lose their job because of the acquisition. "Once friendly competitors, we're now combining the tremendous talents of both firms to enhance the services we provide to our clients within the private club industry," said Rick Snellinger, president and CEO of Chambers.
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