With ace at 7, Trimble finishes Winters Run cycle


It has been quite a golfing summer for George Trimble of Perry Hall.

Trimble, 74, recently completed "the cycle" at Winters Run Golf Club in Bel Air when he recorded a hole-in-one on No. 7 (158 yards).

It gave him an ace at each of the course's four par-3 holes, an unprecedented feat at the club and achieved within the past six years.

He followed that by shooting his age for the first time, accomplishing it in a round at Clifton Park while playing with his sons, Bob, 54, and Tom, 48.

Trimble's earlier holes-in-one were on No. 15 (190 yards) in 1985; No. 13 (144 yards) in 1987; and No. 5 (163 yards) in 1988.

He began his golfing career as a 10-year-old caddy at the old Maryland Country Club on Park Heights Avenue and started playing the game the next year. For 50 years he was a well-known player at the public courses, particularly Forest Park, Clifton Park and Mount Pleasant.

He has been a member at Winters Run since 1976 and carries an

11 handicap.


Formal groundbreaking ceremonies for Cattail Creek Country Club, a private, member-owned facility in western Howard County, will be held this afternoon. The 18-hole, 6,800-yard Willard Byrd-designed golf course is expected to be ready for play in the spring of 1993.


The ninth Middle Atlantic PGA head professional championship, due tomorrow and Tuesday at Westwood CC in Vienna, Va., has drawn a field of 66. Wheeler Stewart, whose triumph last year was his third in the event, is out of the section at Oakland (Md.) CC and ineligible to defend his title.

His two closest 1990 pursuers, Paul Gooden of the CC of Staunton, and Dick Canney of Chantilly National, return, as well as three former champions, Paul Mosca (1983) of Heritage Harbor in Annapolis; Woody FitzHugh (1988) of Woody's Range in Herndon, Va.; and Bruce Lehnhard (1989), Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove, Va.

Baltimore area entries include Mark Helffrich, Suburban; John McCloskey, Sparrows Point; John Haines, Greystone; Bill Sporre, Crofton; Brian Morrison, Baltimore CC; Herb Rose, Bay Hills; and Joe Wilkinson, Chartwell.


The annual Jimmy Flattery Junior tournament begins a three-day run Tuesday at Hunt Valley Golf Club.


Entry deadlines: Maryland State Golf Association -- Aug. 7 for the Men's Mid-Amateur championship (Talbot CC, Easton, Aug. 19-20) and Aug. 13 for the Father-Son championship (Woodmont CC, Rockville, Aug. 23).

United States Golf Association -- Aug. 7 for the Senior Amateur (Frankfort, Mich., Sept. 16-21); Aug. 7 for the Women's Mid-Amateur (Scottsdale, Ariz., Sept. 21-26).


This week's schedule: Today -- Baltimore City Amateur, CC Maryland, 11:15 a.m. Tomorrow -- Middle Atlantic PGA Head Pro championship, Westwood CC, Vienna, Va., 8:30 a.m. Tuesday -- Jimmy Flattery Juniors, Hunt Valley GC, 7 a.m.; Middle Atlantic PGA Head Pro championship, Westwood CC, Vienna, Va., 8:30 a.m.; Women's Golf Association, Eagle's Nest, 9 a.m. Wednesday -- Jimmy Flattery Juniors, Hunt Valley GC, 7 a.m. Thursday -- Jimmy Flattery Juniors, Hunt Valley GC, 7 a.m.; Middle Atlantic PGA Women's championship, Chevy Chase Club, 8:30 a.m. Friday -- Middle Atlantic PGA pro-am, Poolesville GC, 8 a.m.; Maryland State mixed two-ball, Lakewood CC, Rockville, 8 a.m.

Copyright © 2020, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad