Sally Anthony of Baltimore Country Club and the late George Taylor received special recognition as the Inter Club Nine-Hole Golf Association held its 44th annual awards luncheon Friday at Hunt Valley Golf Club.
Anthony received the Champion of Champions Trophy for her victory in a select 13-player field. The event was for each season-long points leader from the organization's other 12 clubs. Anthony's 51-1734 was a three-stroke winner at Hunt Valley GC.
Taylor, whose area golf-writing career spanned five decades before his death last April, was an early supporter of the association and donated trophies, which bear his name. In recognition of these efforts, the group dedicated its 1994 season to his memory.
The awards went to Hillendale CC and Rolling Road GC, and Taylor's widow Eleanor and daughter Marty were on hand to make the presentations.
Turf Valley CC received the Brooklawn Trophy, and the other individual prize winners were Pat Baader, Rolling Road GC, low net individual; and Paula Clements, Chestnut Ridge CC, the
Professionals Trophy for most improved player.
The Middle Atlantic PGA will honor its 1994 award winners at a breakfast preceding tomorrow's fall meeting at Old South Country Club in Lothian. A breakfast and the previously held Hall of Fame awards dinner now will be held in alternate years.
One major presentation will go to Wayne DeFrancesco, teaching professional at Woodholme Country Club, as the Player of the Year, and a second, the President's Award, will be announced tomorrow.
The other winners:
Golf Professional of the Year -- Tom Barry, Jefferson Lakeside; Horton Smith Award (educational affairs)-- Paul Michaelian, CC of Virginia; Bill Strausbaugh Award (club relations) -- Glenn Brown, CC of Fairfax; Teacher of the Year -- Wayne DeFrancesco, Woodholme CC; Junior Golf Leader -- Rob Ferguson, Washington Golf & CC; Merchandisers of the Year -- David Althaus, Green Hill Y&CC; (private); Ed Lorenz, The Bay Club (resort); Trent Wright, Queenstown Harbor GL (public); Assistant Professional of the Year -- Tim Cockrell, Westwood CC; David Wortman Citizen of the Year -- Quinn Anderson, Manor CC (active in junior golf); Earle Hellen Award -- Chip Tarkenton (WRIC-TV), Richmond, Va.
The new executive board of the Women's Golf Association lists Lucy Preston, Baltimore CC, president; Glena Wirtanen, Hunt Valley GC, vice president; Harriet Pelisek, Sparrows Point CC, corresponding secretary; Joan Winchester, Rolling Road, recording secretary; Pat Hagan, Turf Valley CC, assistant secretary; Tinker Sanger, Green Spring VHC, treasurer.
U.S. Senior Open
Volunteer positions to assist with next year's championship, June 26-July 2, at Congressional CC in Bethesda, are still available. Information is available from the volunteer office, (301) 469-2301.
* The advance sale of daily and season tickets is under way, priced at $18 (daily practice rounds); $30 (daily championship rounds); $110 (season grounds); and $175 (season clubhouse). Information is available from the ticket office (301) 469-2305.
A total of 22 teams from Pennsylvania (six) and Maryland-Virginia (16) are scheduled to be in tomorrow's field for the first Fantasy Golf regional championship -- a two-man scramble -- to be held at TPC-Avenel in Potomac.
From the two-man scramble format, one team from each of the two geographic regions will advance, along with other regional champions, to a national Fantasy Golf Camp Nov. 17-21 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. They will be joined by a dozen PGA Tour pros, including Tom Kite, Davis Love III, Curtis Strange and Peter Jacobsen, who will conduct a series of instructional clinics and socialize with the amateurs.
BMW Golf Cup
Paul Simon of Odenton finished 65th in the 0-12 USGA index division, and Lee Smith, of Millersville, tied for 15th in the 13-28 index division during the U.S. finals earlier this month in Phoenix. The two division winners and the women's champion comprised the U.S. team in the fifth annual international finals, which concluded today in Monte Carlo.
The largest international amateur golf tournament in the world had more than 65,000 entries (some 18,000 in the United States) from 21 countries competing in qualifying events around the world.