Jakovics to put stamp of greatness on Walden


George Jakovics, who largely was credited with developing Chartwell Country Club into one of the area's outstanding golf facilities, has designs on doing the same with newly acquired Walden Golf Club.

After 21 years at Chartwell, Jakovics resigned and has accepted the challenge to take over as director and golf professional at Walden, a major development project in Crofton.

For starters, Jakovics is overseeing a complete replacement for the original course -- Golden Triangle -- which was located on the property at Riedel and Johns Hopkins roads. "The old course will be changed 100 percent," said Jakovics.

"I've got a lot of ideas that I'm anxious to implement and I'm delighted that the Walden powers are giving me such free rein to operate in all phases of the project," added Jakovics.

Walden will operate as a private club with facilities for golf, tennis, swimming and social activities. Target date for completion of the clubhouse and golf course is early summer of 1992.

Walden, which plans 1,000 housing units in the area, is an Ameribanc Commercial Real Estate Development headed by David Campbell, president, of Ameribanc of Annandale, Va.


Piney Branch Country Club in Hampstead celebrated its 25th anniversary with a golf tournament and homecoming dinner. "It was wonderful to have so many of our original members turn out for the event," said program chairwoman LaVerne Harden.

Winning foursomes included: 121-Ginny McCanney, Debbie Stricker, Jana Zachman and Alice Bryant; 123-Virginia Lutz, Connie Henderson, Jane Palmer and Mary Beth Shilling; and 125-Rose Roth, Ginger Owings, Mickey Adolph and LaVerne Harden.


A memorial marker for John Frederick was erected on the ninth tee at Bonnie View. Frederick was a former club champion, course record-holder and longttime chairman of the golf committee at Bonnie View.


A field of 193 was scheduled for today's first round of the 54-hole Maryland Stroke Play Championship at Mount Pleasant. The event continues with single rounds tomorrow and Sunday. Bill Stout of Germantown is defending champion.


Bob Boyd of Woodmont will defend his Maryland Open title in the 54-hole stroke play championship at Prospect Bay Monday through Wednesday. Also in the field is Maryland Amateur champion Share Patterson of Norbeck.


Rick Sovero Jr. won Rolling Road's 54-hole stroke play championship, scoring 75-74-69--218. Other leaders were Ron Appler 71-75-75--221 and John Souder 75-72-76--223.

Winners of the holiday flag tournament at Chartwell included Paul Dittner, Joe Fitzgerald, Bob King, Don Hilliard and Ed Masek.

Stu Dunn won the President's Cup at Country Club of Maryland with net scores of 66-69--135. He was followed by Bill Sadtler at 136. Dick Anderson won Class B with 132 and Joe Lance captured Class C with 127.

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