The Ocean Pines Ladies Golf Association -- 18 Holers held the annual Member-Guest Tournament recently with a large turnout pleased by a beautiful day and handsome scores.
In the Best Two Balls of Foursome format, first low gross honors went to Ocean Piners Elinor Lees and Chung Cho with their Nutters Crossing guests Ellie Gore and Gail Nichols on a fine 167 score card.
Nancy Hunter of the host club apparently canvassed the state to round up her guests -- Barbara Curtis of Nassawango, Sophia Haupt of Lakewood and Betty Hall from Montgomery -- and they took the runner-up gross slot with a very challenging 168. There were only two gross prizes.
In the net competition, first place went to Jane Herzog and Joan Clark of Ocean Pines with Helen Stilson from Prospect Bay and Mabel Jarvis of Ocean City with a 129 score.
Next highest of the other 14 net prize seekers, at 132, were Louise Yeatman and Nancy Treece of Ocean Pines with Suzie Whelham from Lewistown Country Club in Pennsylvania and Liz McClary from Ocean City.
The theme of the tournament was Step Up to the Tee and it was carried out by having the women donate old golf shoes which were then spray-painted in gold, filled with flowers and used as centerpieces at the luncheon. Ann Reed and Mary Boteler were co-chairwomen.
For years this OPLGA -- 18 group got just about the best coverage of any organization whose scores appear in this column. This was the result of the dedicated work of Elsie King, who recently spent some time in the hospital. Continue to get well, Elsie King!
In the OPLGA sister group, the 9 Holers, a four-person scramble was held with the top spot going to Annette Berry, Marge Clark, Gini Tufts and Gerrie Martin, who scored a 41.
In second, at 42, were Skip Smith, Joan Sullivan, Carol Mills and Tommie Carpenter.
The third rung of the prize ladder was occupied by Ann Gillespie, Isabelle Makowski, Joanne Hoglund and Pat Smith with a 43 result. Joan Sarisky, Julie Stricker, June Skaggs and Kay Beck were fourth on a 44.
That same day, some 20 of the OPLGA-9 members played in an invitational held by the Green Hill Yacht & Country Club west of Salisbury with a Better-Ball of Two format. The Ocean Pines winners were Mary Steen, Marianne Haley and Virginia Mayo.
Pine Shore golf continued with the Sunday Morning Scramble drawing a field of 31 golfers. In first place were Chris Smith, Jim Hazzard, John Weldon and Will Rogers posting a 9-under 51.
The Monday Afternoon Scramble, a nine-hole event, saw Jeff Irving, Charlie Young, Herb Laderer and Bill Stonelake on top with a 4-under 26.
The Pine Shore Ladies League was taken with an even-par 30 by Carolyn Priddle, Betty Clark and Rose Parr.
The Wednesday Morning Scramble went to Dick Ponton, Don Bradfield, Bob Brazelicki and Beanie Cordrey with a fine 11-under 49 card. Finally, the Wednesday Afternoon Coed Scramble ended up with George Groth, Gini Tufts, and Jim and Kay Jones in first on a 4-under 26 for the nine-hole route.Also at Pine Shore, Hugo G. Gemignani of Stevensville, Md., made his first-ever hole in one on the par 3, No. 2 hole on the Dogwood Course.