A super golf tournament -- the first annual Win Kelly Ocean City Invitational -- open to all for a $150 player fee will be held at the Ocean City Golf & Yacht Club on Sept. 1.
The two-day event features a pre-tournament reception from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Ocean City Sheraton. The host will be Dr. Len Berger and the ticket price is $50 a person.
For those interested in the reception and spending the night, several rates will be in effect at the Coconut Malorie Hotel ($49), the Castle in the Sand ($69) and the Sheraton ($90) for tournament participants. You can make reservations or have the Kelly Planning Committee, (410) 464-7390, make them for you.
The tournament will have a shotgun start at 1 p.m., cocktails from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a dinner and awards ceremony. Corporate sponsorships of holes are available at $250 a hole. PGA Tour pro Fred Funk will challenge your skills against his on a par 3 for prizes.
Speaking of prizes, the tournament winner gets a two-night, three-day golf vacation in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; second place earns four rounds of golf at each of five local clubs; third brings four Hot-Z Carry Lite golf bags; fourth, an M. R. Ducks T-shirt for each member of the foursome; and fifth, four dozen Titeist golf balls. For more information, call (410) 464-7390.
A series of golf activities involving the men of the Ocean Pines Golf Association took them to four golf clubs for action in Maryland Interclub Seniors Golf Association events.
The MISGA President's Cup Qualifying was held at Caroline Country Club in Denton. Ocean Pines sent 14 players, with eight of them qualifying for the finals which will be held at the Somers Point County Club in Baltimore.
George Leroy, Jack Veader, Andy Wilcox, Paul Desmond, Sid Taylor, Phil Reed, Bill Beach and Bob Hein were the successful Ocean Pines qualifiers.
Then there was the state MISGA two-man qualifying round at Talbot Country Club in Easton. The Ocean Pines club sent 10 teams. Only one qualified, with George Leroy and Jack Veader posting a solid 60 in the better-ball net event to take fifth place among 41 teams. The finals will be held Sept. 29 at Chartwell Country Club in Severna Park.
Next was a mixer at Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club in Melfa, Va., where the two best balls of four determined the victors. And there was Jack Veader again, as he teamed with Ralph Helwig and two Eastern Shore Y&CC; guys, to win it all with a 115 total.
Finally, another two best of four format was used in a MISGA tourney at Nassawango Country Club in Snow Hill, with Pat Steen and Gene Picasso of Ocean Pines joining with Jack Tyson and Herb Bull of the host club for a neat 117 that copped first prize.
The Ocean Pines Ladies Golf Association-18 Holers had a best of 9 tournament with only one-half of handicap allowed. Mary Boteler, who had a hole-in-one earlier this summer, won the event with a 24 over a three-way tie at 25 with Ann Bauer, Wilma Laderer and LaVernis Steen.
Seventeen golfers came to Pine Shore Golf recently and had fun in the 9-hole scramble, which the course offers at 5 p.m. every Wednesday. In first place with a 1-under-par 29 were Denise and Bill Ratliff and Pat and Bill Thompson. Just one back at even par 30 were Billie and Earl Roberts and Betty and Joe Ezekiel.
Another Wednesday Pine Shore fixture, the Ladies League, saw a 1-over take honors, as Scotty Gough, Dorothea Algiers and Lorraine Briedenbach fashioned a 61 for the 18 holes played. At 63 were Marcelle Anderson, Jan Murray and Nora Paris; just one more in arrears were Marian Nickerson, Pat Offenbach and Sue Young.
The Pine Shore Sunday morning scramble highlighted Gene Kerin, Leon Monroe, Jim Hazzard and Dana Cooper at 10-under-par, with Don Rudolph, Tom Webster, Julius Anderson and Preston Lewis at 8-under.
Anyone, visitor or regular, can play in any of these three events by arriving at the Pine Shore clubhouse a half- hour prior to tee-off time. Call (410) 641-5100 for times and more information.