April 21, 2013
Montie Hicks of BB&T, Chris Colbert of United Bank and Selwyn Persad of City Hospital were named co-chairmen of the West Virginia University Hospitals-East 2013 Bernie Hutzler Golf Classic. The annual golf classic, which benefits City Hospital in Martinsburg and Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., will be Monday, June 3, at Cress Creek Country Club in Shepherdstown, W.Va. This year marks the 26th year for the tournament, which was established in 1988 as a fundraiser and “friend” raiser for City Hospital.
April 15, 2013
The Franklin E. “Wimp” Hamburg Scholarship was established by his children Christi (Hamburg) Weaver, Patti (Hamburg) Grimes and Dean Hamburg in the spring of 2000 following their father's death. Hamburg was a lifelong resident of Boonsboro and was active with the children and students who lived in the community. He was a co-founder of South Mountain Little League, Junior Basketball League and the Junior Olympics. In addition, he also coached many teams in the Boonsboro community.
April 9, 2013
The 11th annual South Hagerstown High School Benefit Golf Tournament will be Thursday, June 13, at Beaver Creek Country Club, starting at 8:30 a.m. The tournament costs $300 for foursomes or $75 per golfer. Entry forms are available at Beaver Creek Country Club or online at www.shhsrebelalumni.org. Sponsorships are available for $10 to $500. The tournament raises money for scholarships to be awarded to students graduating from South High. Make checks payable to South High Alumni Association and mail them to Suzie Gozora, 12013 Saint Paul Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722.
March 2, 2013
Dave Kinney, 65, of Hagerstown, said he has golfed at Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run for the past 15 to 20 years. And the March chill didn't stop him from turning up for the tee-off of the nine-hole public course on Cleveland Avenue, which re-opened for the golf season Friday. “Well, we're ready to play some golf, but (it's a) little chilly,” Kinney, with a gray wrap protecting his ears, laughed. City owned and operated, the 66-acre, par 34 golf course has undergone a series of upgrades over the past two years, this season debuting an expanded menu and the sale of adult beverages in the clubhouse, said Amy Riley, the city's recreation promotion and services coordinator. “I think people are really impressed and excited, and I think ... we're in a rebranding stage for the golf course,” she said.
December 9, 2012
Aaron Staley has added his name to a list of dominant prep golfers in Washington County. In recent years, there was Seiji Hirai and Chris Bushey among the boys, and Ashley Grier, Haeun Lee and Angela Wacker among the girls. And then, along came Staley. The North Hagerstown senior has been the “medalist” golfer during his career at North, winning The Herald-Mail's Washington County Player of the Year honors in 2010 and 2011. Despite personal disappointment at not making a stronger run at winning the Maryland state championship, Staley can find solace in the fact he qualified four consecutive years - finishing his prep career with a 39th-place finish at the University of Maryland in October.
December 6, 2012
Waynesboro Municipal Golf Course fees are increasing to help the course balance its budget. On Wednesday, the Waynesboro Borough Council approved fee changes for the coming year. Each round of golf will increase by $1.50. That makes a weekday, 18-hole game $14.75. Annual membership rates also will be on the rise. The council approved raising that rate by $25, bringing it to $350 for a single membership. The senior citizen and junior rates are $300 per year. Between 9,000 and 10,000 rounds are played per year at the golf course off Cemetery Avenue, according to Assistant Borough Manager Jason Cohen.
November 1, 2012
The PB Knickers Mid-Atlantic Chapter held its third annual golf tournament for charity on Sept. 15 at the Greencastle Greens Golf Course. Each individual chapter of the Knickers selects one charitable cause to support and represent for its annual tournament. The charity that the chapter has selected is Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund Inc., which is a charitable organization whose mission is to provide financial and educational assistance...
October 24, 2012
One Washington County golfer ended the season on a high note while three players concluded their high school careers on Wednesday. North Hagerstown junior Drew Miguel set the stage to be one of the top returning golfers for 2013 when he posted a 3-over-par 74 at the University of Maryland in the final round of the Maryland State Championship. Miguel's round was the best of four local players in the final and, when combined with his 78 on Monday in the Class 3A/4A first round, his 152 was also the best.
October 23, 2012
Williamsport senior Ryan Crabtree and Smithsburg senior Kyle Huntzberry punched tickets to the final round of the Maryland state golf championship, scheduled for this morning at the University of Maryland. On Tuesday in the 2A/1A competition, Crabtree posted a 6-over-par 77 to qualify, while Huntzberry shot an 81, making the cut by three shots. “I like (Ryan's) chances of finishing in the top 10,” said Williamsport coach Rod Steiner. “He can still go out and attack the course today.” Missing the cut were Williamsport senior Cody Trunkle (90)
October 23, 2012
It wasn't the kind of day the North Hagerstown golf team envisioned. The Hubs posted a collective 330 as a team on Monday in the Maryland Class 3A/4A state tournament at the University of Maryland Golf Course. That was six shots off the cutline of 324 as North finished 12th of 21 teams. “We're disappointed in the outcome,” North coach Joel Rice said. “It's a heartbreaker today, but we had a great year.” North had qualified as a team two years ago but missed the cut into the finals.