August 18, 2001
Clyde Goodrum learned how to play golf 45 years ago in secret. Each night at dusk, Goodrum - then a teen-ager - would walk the fairways of the whites-only country club where he worked as a caddy, practicing shot after shot. Today, the 60-year-old golf pro makes his living teaching the game he loves most to adults at My Golf Pro, his new Randallstown business. He also has spent this summer supervising a new city recreation and parks golf program for children. Goodrum said he never held out much hope as a young black caddy that he would one day make a living teaching golf.
November 23, 2005
Caddy tees up hope for golfer (Matt Damon, Will Smith) in The Legend of Bagger Vance (10 p.m.-12:30 a.m., TNT).
July 16, 1995
I took a ride with Gus Kaplanges in his long, red Cadillac and got what writers call a slice of life. And a thick slice it was. During our outing Gus clued me in on some Baltimore-area restaurants that serve big portions; he offered his insights into the art of bartending, and he told interesting stories.At one point during our trip, for instance, Gus pointed out a bar on Harford Road that he and his friends call Dead Freddy's. A guy named Freddy used to own the place, Gus explained, and then he died.
February 15, 1994
LILLEHAMMER, Norway, currently is the center of sports on Earth. But Baltimoreans needn't feel envious or lonely. A number of championships have been held, and records set, right here in the Patapsco basin. For instance:JUMP ROPE: Laura Prella, a 12-year-old, became Baltimore City jump rope champion in the Great World Series of Jump Rope Sept. 5, 1960. In Patterson Park, she did a breathtaking 81 skips in 30 seconds! Virginia Baker, veteran of Baltimore playground activities, commented, "She probably could have done better, but we limited the time to only 30 seconds.
August 20, 1998
Name: Craig DayClub: Turf Valley CCAge: 52Born: HagerstownYears a professional: 34Years at present club: 28Career highlights: Being able to be a PGA professional and to be associated with such veteran club professionals as Bill Clarke, Bill Strausbaugh, Max Elbin and Tony Marlowe, who created one of the strongest sections in the country. Learned to love the game and course environment as a young caddy at Fountain Head CC and translated that into a career of customer service. With three courses used by members and outside play, it is likely Day is the most recognizable professional in the area.
June 10, 1991
Self-serving agencies for handicappedI am writing in regard to Wiley Hall 3rd's recent column about the young lady who, despite being intelligent and well-educated, has difficulty in securing a position because she has cerebral palsy.I would suggest that those so-called human service agencies that purport to serve the handicapped get their own houses in order as a first step in rectifying unemployment among the handicapped.Many of these agencies are run for the benefit and convenience of the directors and administrators.