The Gailey brothers continue to keep championship golf a family affair at Piney Branch.
Among the three of them -- Wayne, Carroll and Steve -- the Gaileys have captured 14 of the club's major championships.
Records show that Wayne won the stroke play crown four times and the match play title three times, Carroll is a three-time winner at both stroke and match play, and Steve is a former match play winner.
Just as it had been many times in the past, the field for the 1991 stroke play championship narrowed in the stretch run to Wayne and Carroll. Wayne gained a three-stroke lead after 18 holes of the 36-hole test, but Carroll tied matters after 11 holes of the afternoon round.
Wayne jumped in front again with a par on the 34th hole, only to have Carroll knot the count with a birdie on 35. If facing the last hole tied was not dramatic enough, a storm forced a postponement, justas the contestants hit their tee shots.
Following the rain delay,Wayne went on to win, carding a par against Carroll's bogey. He had totals of 77-73 for a 150 final. Carroll carded 74-77 for 151. One stroke back was Charles Palmer with 77-75 for 152.
It was last year that Wayne and Carroll clashed in the club match play final.
With play scheduled over 36 holes, the brothers closed the regular route tied, forcing a playoff. Wayne won on the first extra hole.
How long have the brothers been battling each other on the golf course?
"Almost constantly since we were caddies at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club," said Wayne.
At age 53, Wayne is oldest of the golfing brothers. Carroll is 50 and Steve 48.
Connie Henderson, a repeat winner,won the women's stroke-play championship, edging Deb Rhodes. Henderson had 84-88 for 172, and Rhodes 79-94 for 173.
Applications are available for the July 22 Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament at Bear Creek.
According to host professional Greg Long, the field willinclude six members of the Baltimore Orioles, four Blast players andfour Skipjacks. The format will be a five-player team scramble, withcontributions going to the American Cancer Fund.
Tuesday mornings at 9 have been set aside for women golfersat Bear Creek. All are invited to take part.
Darrin Schildt became a special hero when he edged head professional Bill Horney in a "shoot-out" competition at Wakefield Valley.
After they tied in regular championship flight play, Schildt won in a "chip-off".
In other flight finals, Jim Larimer defeated Bob Blubaugh Sr. and Gary Meyers defeated Bill Spence.
Winners in the two-man team competition at Wakefield were: Mike Fastner and Russ Faulkner, 62; Joe Imhoff and Walt Jupitz, 63; Mike Myers and Nick Delia, 63; Dick Blanchard andDennis Helm, 63; Mike Lynch and Lonnie Ritzer, 63; and Steve Harry and Gary Owings, 63.
The 10th annual Westminster Motors Pro-Amateurtournament is slated at Wakefield tomorrow. A field of 254 golfers, including 64 professionals, will compete. Spectators are encouraged.
Bill Garvey is the latest member of the Hole-in-One Club at Wakefield.
He aced the fifth hole on the Green course while in a foursome with Craig Holland, Jim Case and Dave Walthup.