By Matt Hombach
Ellie Jones followed up her 2005 Women's Publinx title with another win in 2007, firing a 6-over 77 at Forest Park Golf Course. Jones bested the field by two strokes, and Patte Jahnigen was her closed challenger at 79.
Last year's champion Geraldine Klauber and Elain House tied for third place, both shooting 82.
ROCKY POINT REGULAR RECORDS RARE FEAT
Chris Gaul, an avid golfer and regular fixture at Rocky Point Golf Course in Essex, recently recorded his third hole-in-one on Rocky Point's 170-yard par 3 fourth hole.
Gaul, a retired journalist, used a 5-iron for his latest hole-in-one.
According to the 66-year-old Gaul, he hit a high draw right at the pin. The ball took one bounce on the green and went right in the hole. Gaul aced No. 4 for a second time a little over a year ago.
"I was absolutely stunned, I couldn't believe it," Gaul said after the shot. "Once I realized that I wasn't dreaming, it occurred to me that I ought to be buried here. Three holes in one on the same hole has to be some kind of a supernatural message."
BALTIMORE COUNTY GOLF SEEKS CHARITY PARTNERS
Baltimore County Golf is kicking off their first ever "Tee It Up for Charity" campaign. This unique charity program will provide all qualified non-profit organizations an opportunity to share in a donation pool that is estimated at more than $25,000.
The campaign runs Sept. 4 through Nov. 21. During that time, golfers will have the opportunity to donate one dollar of all adult playing fees for rounds played between noon and twilight (excludes coupons and passbooks rounds). When a golfer pays their greens fee, they simply check off the charity of their choice.
To be added to the list of charities, a representative of the organization must complete a brief registration form that can be downloaded on www.BaltimoreGolfing.com. The deadline to register is Aug. 27.
To be considered for the program, a charity must be a certified non-profit and based in Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Howard, Harford, Anne Arundel or Cecil Counties or York County, Pa. The charity must have an active bank account in the name of the charity and have a valid tax-exemption certificate.
The Baltimore County Golf courses participating in this promotion include Greystone, The Woodlands, Diamond Ridge, Rocky Point, Longview and Gunpowder Falls.
SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Maryland's newest major championship is seeking volunteers for the week of Oct. 1-7.
Volunteers can sign on to do a number of different tasks throughout the week at BCC Five Farms. Scoring, marshalling, player transportation and hospitality and other duties are all handled by the massive volunteer-effort required to make a major championship run smoothly.
All volunteers are required to purchase a volunteer package, which will provide the uniform for the event. The cost is $75. The payment offsets a portion of the actual cost, which allows the tournament to contribute to local charitable organizations.
The package includes a Cutter & Buck golf shirt and wind jacket, a hat or visor, lunch on work days, two “good-any-day” grounds tickets, a volunteer badge that grants admission to the course throughout the week, an invitation to the volunteer-appreciation party and a $20 gift certificate to McCormick & Schmick.
Please contact Courtney Lansdowne at the Championship Office if you have additional questions on becoming a volunteer at 410-223-3036 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC SET FOR SEPTEMBER
Mark your calendar for the second annual Baltimore Celebrity Golf Classic, which will run Sept. 7-9 at Hillendale Country Club. The unique event brings together stars from sports and entertainment to play golf and raise funds for the Cook Kids Campaign of the Belanger-Federico Foundation.
The campaign helps provide young cancer patients and their families with the highest quality of life while they are battling the disease. Proceeds will also go toward research and treatment of lung cancer in honor of former Oriole Mark Belanger.
This year's field includes local legends like Cal Ripken Jr., Brooks Robinson and B.J. Surhoff. Other committed golfers at this time include former NFL quarterbacks, Joe Theismann and Jim McMahon, as well as former major leaguers, Gary Carter, Bobby
Bonilla and Gorman Thomas.
For a full list of celebrities and more information on the tournament, visit www.bfpf.org.
Issue 2.33: August 16, 2007