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Annual Ocean Pines-Taylor Bank Golf Scramble returns for 40th year

(June 13, 2024) The Ocean Pines Golf Members’ Council will host the 40th annual Ocean Pines-Taylor Bank Golf Scramble at the Ocean Pines Golf Club on Wednesday, July 17 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Players and sponsors are still needed, and the deadline for both is July 12.

The annual tournament benefits junior golf in the area by supporting junior golf clinics and an annual tournament for junior golfers.

The scramble also raises funds for scholarships for local high school seniors who have shown an interest in golf. In the last nine years, the Golf Members’ Council has raised almost $73,000 for local scholarships.

The public entry fee is $120 per person, which includes greens fee, cart, team prizes, men’s and ladies’ closest-to-the-pin prizes, door prizes, on-course refreshments and lunch at the Clubhouse Bar and Grille following the tournament.

Players may sign up individually or as a foursome. Individuals or incomplete teams will be paired.

Taylor Bank is the longtime event title sponsor. Platinum, gold, and silver level sponsorships are still available.

Tee sponsorships are available for $60 for businesses and nonmembers, $40 for golf members. The deadline for tee signs is July 10.

To download player or sponsorship forms, visit https://oceanpines.org/documents/20124/91011/2024+trifold+flyer+Updated+040524.pdf/9a502fa3-b74b-d32a-0d42-d2ca33acf63c?t=1717002996007. The sponsorship form includes a tax identification number for those providing sponsorships or donations.

Entry and sponsorship forms may also be picked up at the Ocean Pines Golf Club. Fees may be mailed to Ocean Pines Golf Members’ Council, PO Box 1356, Berlin, Maryland 21811. Checks should be made payable to “Ocean Pines Golf Members’ Council.”

For more information, contact Steve Howse at 571-239-8469 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Bob Long at 410-208-0606 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

Ravens Roost announces 2024 scholarship recipients, golf tournament results

(June 4, 2024) Ravens Roost #44 of Ocean City recently announced the presentation of annual scholarship awards.  

This year, scholarship awards totaling $15,000 went to six students at three area high schools. The 2024 scholar/athlete awardees are:

  • Daniel Karchevski, Stephen Decatur High School
  • Abigail Melito, Stephen Decatur High School
  • Vanesska Hall, Worcester Preparatory School
  • Esther Mehilli, Worcester Preparatory School
  • Heather Smyth, Indian River High School
  • Grace Robinson, Indian River High School

Don McMullen, Scholarship Committee co-chair, said the Ravens Roost Scholarship Committee awards individual scholarships based on SAT/ACT scores, grade-point averages, participation in athletics, community service, work history, letters of recommendations, and an essay on how athletics are important in today’s society. 

Ravens Roost #44 has awarded $258,900 in scholarships over the last two-plus decades.

The nonprofit held its 27th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Ocean Pines Golf Club on May 31. More than 100 golfers participated.

The winning teams and players were:

  • First Place Ravens Roost team: The Ravens Roost #44 team of Bob Grice, Frank Nechay, Scott Ballweg and Andrew Thompson
  • First Place overall: Dean Hamburg, Mike McCuster, Tracy Piper and Michael Decker
  • Closest to the Pin (men): Mike Decker
  • Closest to the Pin (women): Samantha Boger
  • Closest to the Line (men): Bob Grice
  • Closest to the Pin (women): Samantha Boger
  • Putting Contest: Don Owrey

The Scholarship Committee wishes to thank signature sponsor American Legion Post 166 of Ocean City, and major sponsors District Cannabis, Ocean Downs Casino and Ravens Roost #44.

“We would also like to thank our tee sponsors, local golf courses who donated rounds of golf, and businesses who donated gift certificates and prizes,” McMullen said.

“In addition, we would like to thank our golfers who played on a beautiful sunny day at the Ocean Pines Golf Club, and all our Ravens Roost #44 volunteers who made this event another success,” he continued. “A special thank you to Ocean Pines Director of Golf Bob Beckelman and his staff and Director of Golf Maintenance Justin Hartshorne and his staff for the excellent course conditions, and Judie and her staff at the Clubhouse Grille restaurant for an outstanding luncheon.”

McMullen said the Scholarship Committee is currently seeking donations for 2025 scholarships.  

Donations may be mailed to Ravens Roost #44, Post Office Box 4161, Ocean City, Maryland 21843.

Ravens Roost #44, Inc. is an IRS 501(7)(c) nonprofit. The federal tax ID is 52-2160753. 

For more information, visit https://ocravensroost44.com.

Ravens Roost seeks sponsors, participants for 2024 Scholarship Golf Tournament



(UPDATED May 6, 2024) Ocean City Ravens Roost #44 will hold their 27th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, May 31 at the Ocean Pines Golf Club, a Robert Trent Jones designed course.

Tournament organizers are seeking players and sponsors for the event.

All tournament proceeds will fund college scholarships to three local high schools: Indian River High School, Stephen Decatur High School, and Worcester Preparatory School.

Event committee member Don McMullen said scholarship funding this year would at least match the 2023 totals, which tied a record donation by the nonprofit.

“Due to successful fundraising by our members and the continued support by our local business community, Ravens Roost #44 is proud to announce that we will award a minimum of $15,000 to our local students graduating in 2024. This will take our total awards to $258,900 to local students since the inception of our grant giving,” he said.

“We welcome participation in our event as golfers and tee sign sponsors. Merchandise and gift certificates for our silent auction are also needed for this event,” McMullen continued. “Please inquire to a Ravens Roost #44 golf committee member if your business would like to become either a Signature or Major Sponsor. These types of sponsorships help underwrite the cost of the banquet or merchandise given to participating golfers.

“Again, we appreciate your continuing support of our local students by providing them with education assistance to better their future,” he said.

Ravens Roost #44, Inc. is an IRS 501(C)(7) nonprofit organization.

The following sponsorship levels are available:
 
  • Signature Sponsor: $2,000 – Includes two team entries, four tee signs, recognition at the tournament banquet, and business recognition on the tournament banner. Signature Sponsors without team entries will cost $1,400.
  • Major Sponsor: $1,000 – Includes a team entry, two tee signs, recognition at the tournament banquet, and business recognition on the tournament banner. Major Sponsors without team entries will cost $700.
  • Tee Sign Sponsor: $100

For more information, contact Scholarship Golf Committee members Don McMullen at 443-388-2941, Gary Miller at 443-618-9972, Bob Rose at 410-926-2558, Marc Grimes at 302-222-0159, or Anita Satterfield at 443-743-6359.

To download sponsorship and registration forms, visit https://oceanpines.org/documents/20124/92950/tee+sponsors+and+reg+forms+2024.pdf/93be0712-42ab-c50a-fc36-8d28e3332a1d?t=1709671059448.

For more information about tournaments and other events at the Ocean Pines Golf Club, visit www.oceanpinesgolf.org.

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Golf Club issues reminder about course access and respect for property


 
(UPDATED April 9, 2024) The Ocean Pines Golf Club is offering a friendly reminder to the community about course access and the importance of respecting the property.
 
Golf Club staff are focused on ensuring the safety of registered golfers, preserving the course's integrity, and minimizing any potential damage or liability issues.
 
To help maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for all golfers, it is crucial that the public – including nonregistered individuals – refrain from accessing the course. Instances of unauthorized access pose risks such as accidents, property damage, vandalism, and interference with ongoing play.
 
To prevent such incidents and ensure the well-being of all participants, the Ocean Pines Golf Club would like to reinforce the following guidelines:
 
  • Restricted access: The golf course is exclusively for registered golfers. No walking, biking, dog walking, or any other activities are permitted on the course. Additionally, no fishing is permitted anywhere on the golf course property. 
  • Safety and liability: Unauthorized access to the course can result in potential hazards and liability issues. It is important that community members and their children understand and respect these regulations to ensure the well-being of everyone involved. 
  • Property respect: The Ocean Pines Golf Club requests that all visitors to the course remain mindful and respectful of the course and its property. Engaging in any activities that may cause damage or disrupt play is strictly prohibited.  

Golf Director Bob Beckelman said there have been incidents involving damage caused by individuals who access the course without authorization. He said these actions not only compromise the course's quality, but also hinder the enjoyment of golf for registered players.
 
"We kindly ask the community to cooperate and respect our regulations to ensure the safety and satisfaction of all our registered golfers. The golf course is a big asset to our community, and by adhering to the access guidelines we can continue to provide an exceptional golfing experience for everyone," Beckelman said.
 
For more information on the Ocean Pines Golf Club, visit www.oceanpinesgolf.org.