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By Linda Geeson and Linda Geeson,Ocean City Bureau of The Sun | June 14, 1991
Ocean City -- Richard Marts is dreaming of the day people will come to Ocean City to avoid the sand, not just to play on it."There needs to be something for people to do here in the off-season," he says, "and I can't think of anything better than golf. In the last year, we've doubled the amount of holes available."Mr. Marts is a member of the Greater Ocean City Golf Association, a public-private partnership that hopes to turn the boom in golf course development here into a boost for the town's off-season tourism industry.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | September 19, 1993
A marvelous slate of almost 30 celebrities -- and maybe more -- is scheduled to appear and play at the American Express/Toyota Celebrity Golf Tournament at Eagle's Landing Oct. 22 and 23 to benefit the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department youth program.The latest pair to join the list -- both former Orioles and now with the Detroit Tigers -- is Storm Davis and Dave Johnson.Play will be in the familiar scramble format with each foursome teamed with a celebrity. The entry fee is $175 a person or $700 a foursome.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | June 27, 1993
Playing recently at Ocean City Golf & Yacht Club, Jay Coleman shot his age, the fourth year in a row he's achieved the difficult feat of shooting one's age or under.This time it was a 77 -- Coleman is 78 -- and it came on the tough seaside course. Except for the year he was 76, each score has been one stroke under his age.Coleman admits he was nervous, but said, "I work hard to try to do it."In 1985, at age 70 and after a 13-year hiatus that followed three back operations, Coleman picked up his clubs again at the urging of a friend.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | August 22, 1993
For those planning a visit to Ocean City after the busy summer season, there will be some tempting golf packages.Interested golfers may call Ocean City Golf Getaways at (800) 4-OC-GOLF to book rooms and packages and for tee times.Or they can call the following courses: the Bay Club, Berlin, (410) 641-4081; the Beach Club, Berlin, (410) 641-GOLF or (800) 435-9223; Eagle's Landing, Ocean City, (410) 213-7277 or (800) 2-TEE-TIME; Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club, Ocean City, (410) 641-1779 or (800)
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By John Steadman | April 24, 1992
OCEAN CITY -- First there was God's gift, the beach and ocean. Then hotels. Restaurants. And a resort city began to draw multitudes for the appeal of its sun, surf and sand. Now Ocean City is directing its marketing appeal to golfers everywhere. The timing is right.Of the $1 million the city of Ocean City appropriated for advertising/promotion in 1992, approximately one-third is being spent statewide, regionally and nationally on efforts to create interest in golf travel packages. Such a direct approach wasn't possible in the past because there weren't adequate places to play.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | July 18, 1993
An interesting shootout, with a possible million-dollar payoff, is taking place at Nutters Crossing Golf Club in Salisbury. It's worth going there to take part in such a worthy cause, which benefits Habitat for Humanity on Maryland's Lower Shore.The action takes place from 7 to 8 every night until Sept. 4. The tourney concludes Sept. 11 with $1 million for the finalist who sinks a hole in one at the ninth hole.The Toyota/B. J.'s Ocean City Challenge Cup had a stretch of excitement recently.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | June 6, 1993
A field of 288 senior golfers in the recent Maryland Interclub Seniors Golf Association Spring Fling made it one of the most popular events in Shore golf history. There were so many people playing that they had to use both the seaside and bayside courses of the Ocean City Golf & Yacht Club.Winners on the bayside layout were Keith Rembold, Harold Brandenberg, Phil Rossbach and Don Donovan, with a 120 registered in the Net Best Two Balls of Four format. The runner-up squad was made up of Julian Coleman, Bill Hall, Richard Jeffers and Tim Comley, with a 125 total; and third, on a match of 127 cards, were Gus Bengston, Bob Davis, William Pakulski and Bill Thurmond.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | June 20, 1993
For years the idea of an Ocean City golf tournament has intrigued seaside duffers. Now, with the help of Paul C. Erdman, assistant pro at the Bay Club, contenders can line up and tee off at the Ocean City Challenge Cup.Two professionals from the area's six courses will team up in a series of 10 matches pitting the tandems on a home-and-home basis and in a better-ball match-play format. Teams will compete for 1 point for each nine and 1 for the overall 18 in each match.All local professionals now employed are eligible, but the participating pros do not have to be the same pair from match to match.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | September 20, 1992
Sam Villani said a word the other day that really rang in myear -- "Caddy." Since I had not heard this word since moving to the Eastern Shore four years ago, I had to investigate.Mr. Villani mentioned that he had gotten his start in golf as a caddy at the original Ocean City Golf Club, which was where the Captain's Hill development now stands. And what a start it was, leading to a lifelong love of playing the game and membership at the Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club.He thinks the original course was built somewhere around 1910, but says he didn't get there until 1937.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | May 16, 1993
The Ocean City golf area has been replete with holes-in-one in this still young golf season. Perhaps the two most unusual were by Dick Brady and Ed Clark who posted theirs in a Maryland Interclub Seniors Golf Association event at Ocean Pines Golf Club. Mr. Clark had his perfecto on the 144-yard seventh using a 7-iron and Mr. Brady poked his home on the 156-yard 16th with a 5-iron as weapon of choice.The oddity is that neither of those holes was included in the closest-to-pin competition, so Mr. Clark and Mr. Brady got nothing for their efforts.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | July 25, 1993
Area golf clubs have been teeming with action this past week.Sandy Andersen and Liz McClary of Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club teamed with Madeline Purdue of Green Hill Yacht and Country Club and Elfriefde Kerstetter of Ocean Pines Golf Club to win the Ocean City Ladies Golf Association's annual member-guest gross prize in a two-best-balls-of-four event, which had to be shortened because of thunder and lightning.In the net competition, Margo Mead and Polly Phillips of the host club were joined by Sherry Pope of Nutter's Crossing Golf Club and Norma Beach of Ocean Pines to earn handicap honors.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | July 18, 1993
An interesting shootout, with a possible million-dollar payoff, is taking place at Nutters Crossing Golf Club in Salisbury. It's worth going there to take part in such a worthy cause, which benefits Habitat for Humanity on Maryland's Lower Shore.The action takes place from 7 to 8 every night until Sept. 4. The tourney concludes Sept. 11 with $1 million for the finalist who sinks a hole in one at the ninth hole.The Toyota/B. J.'s Ocean City Challenge Cup had a stretch of excitement recently.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | June 27, 1993
Playing recently at Ocean City Golf & Yacht Club, Jay Coleman shot his age, the fourth year in a row he's achieved the difficult feat of shooting one's age or under.This time it was a 77 -- Coleman is 78 -- and it came on the tough seaside course. Except for the year he was 76, each score has been one stroke under his age.Coleman admits he was nervous, but said, "I work hard to try to do it."In 1985, at age 70 and after a 13-year hiatus that followed three back operations, Coleman picked up his clubs again at the urging of a friend.
NEWS
By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | June 20, 1993
For years the idea of an Ocean City golf tournament has intrigued seaside duffers. Now, with the help of Paul C. Erdman, assistant pro at the Bay Club, contenders can line up and tee off at the Ocean City Challenge Cup.Two professionals from the area's six courses will team up in a series of 10 matches pitting the tandems on a home-and-home basis and in a better-ball match-play format. Teams will compete for 1 point for each nine and 1 for the overall 18 in each match.All local professionals now employed are eligible, but the participating pros do not have to be the same pair from match to match.
NEWS
By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | June 6, 1993
A field of 288 senior golfers in the recent Maryland Interclub Seniors Golf Association Spring Fling made it one of the most popular events in Shore golf history. There were so many people playing that they had to use both the seaside and bayside courses of the Ocean City Golf & Yacht Club.Winners on the bayside layout were Keith Rembold, Harold Brandenberg, Phil Rossbach and Don Donovan, with a 120 registered in the Net Best Two Balls of Four format. The runner-up squad was made up of Julian Coleman, Bill Hall, Richard Jeffers and Tim Comley, with a 125 total; and third, on a match of 127 cards, were Gus Bengston, Bob Davis, William Pakulski and Bill Thurmond.
NEWS
By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | May 16, 1993
The Ocean City golf area has been replete with holes-in-one in this still young golf season. Perhaps the two most unusual were by Dick Brady and Ed Clark who posted theirs in a Maryland Interclub Seniors Golf Association event at Ocean Pines Golf Club. Mr. Clark had his perfecto on the 144-yard seventh using a 7-iron and Mr. Brady poked his home on the 156-yard 16th with a 5-iron as weapon of choice.The oddity is that neither of those holes was included in the closest-to-pin competition, so Mr. Clark and Mr. Brady got nothing for their efforts.
NEWS
By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | July 25, 1993
Area golf clubs have been teeming with action this past week.Sandy Andersen and Liz McClary of Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club teamed with Madeline Purdue of Green Hill Yacht and Country Club and Elfriefde Kerstetter of Ocean Pines Golf Club to win the Ocean City Ladies Golf Association's annual member-guest gross prize in a two-best-balls-of-four event, which had to be shortened because of thunder and lightning.In the net competition, Margo Mead and Polly Phillips of the host club were joined by Sherry Pope of Nutter's Crossing Golf Club and Norma Beach of Ocean Pines to earn handicap honors.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | August 22, 1993
For those planning a visit to Ocean City after the busy summer season, there will be some tempting golf packages.Interested golfers may call Ocean City Golf Getaways at (800) 4-OC-GOLF to book rooms and packages and for tee times.Or they can call the following courses: the Bay Club, Berlin, (410) 641-4081; the Beach Club, Berlin, (410) 641-GOLF or (800) 435-9223; Eagle's Landing, Ocean City, (410) 213-7277 or (800) 2-TEE-TIME; Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club, Ocean City, (410) 641-1779 or (800)
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | September 20, 1992
Sam Villani said a word the other day that really rang in myear -- "Caddy." Since I had not heard this word since moving to the Eastern Shore four years ago, I had to investigate.Mr. Villani mentioned that he had gotten his start in golf as a caddy at the original Ocean City Golf Club, which was where the Captain's Hill development now stands. And what a start it was, leading to a lifelong love of playing the game and membership at the Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club.He thinks the original course was built somewhere around 1910, but says he didn't get there until 1937.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Contributing Writer | July 12, 1992
Once upon a time there was a wonderful place that offered sun, sand and surf to tired visitors who came there to be rejuvenated.But Ocean City didn't offer much in the way of golf opportunities for those who use that game as part of their rejuvenation. In fact, before 1959 there was no golf of the tees, fairways and greens variety in the area -- only miniature golf.Then some far-thinking people joined with some golfers and created the Ocean City Golf & Yacht Club, which eventually grew to the handsome 36-hole layout it is today.
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