Junior Golf Tournament Scheduled at Ocean Pines Golf Club
July 6, 2017
Ocean Pines Golf Club will host its annual Junior Golf Tournament for boys and girls ages 5-18 on Wednesday, July 19 beginning at noon. The event is open to the public.
Players will be grouped according to age and/or ability. Male and female divisions will also be created if sufficient registrations are received. All skill levels are welcome.
Ages 5-8 will play three holes, ages 9-11 will play six holes, ages 12-13 will play nine holes and ages 14-18 will play 18 holes. Tournament participants will be required to walk, although push carts are allowed. Parents may follow along on the course; a golf cart fee will apply for those parents wishing to ride.
Ocean Pines Golf Club Renovations to Second Floor “Tee Off”
July 5, 2017
The Ocean Pines Association makes a “forward swing” toward renovation to the second floor of the Ocean Pines Golf Club. “Fore!” Watch out. The pivot and turn to the second level will significantly improve the building’s accessibility, upgrade its amenities and bring a number of other improvements to the building, which dates back to the early 1970s.
“We’re hoping to hit a hole-in-one with construction work to the entrance and second floor of the facility, which are progressing well,” said Marketing and Public Relations Director Denise Sawyer. “The Ocean Pines Public Works Department is working to complete phase two of the Golf Club project. Most of the interior construction work, within this phase, will take place on the second level, where banquet and wedding services are offered to residents and guests."
OPLGA Donates to Junior Golf
June 29, 2017
The Ocean Pines Ladies’ Golf Association recently donated over $500 to Ocean Pines Golf Club. The money will be used to purchase new junior golf clubs for use with programs at the course.
The donations were given by Ocean Pines Ladies’ Golf Association members in memory of fellow member Elinor Lees, who recently passed away. Lees was a long-time member of the Ocean Pines Ladies’ Golf Association as well as a competitive player on the league’s traveling team.
Summer Junior Golf Camp Begins at Ocean Pines
June 28, 2017
Over thirty junior golfers have been putting, chipping and learning how to play the sport of a lifetime during the first session of Ocean Pines Golf Club’s summer junior golf camp, held June 26-29.
Four sessions of the four-day camp, which is open to the public and designed for ages 5-14, will be offered throughout the summer. Additional sessions will be held July 10-13, July 24-27 and Aug. 7-10 from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ocean Pines Golf Members' Council Awards Junior Golf Scholarships
June 15, 2017
The membership of Ocean Pines Golf Club and the Ocean Pines Golf Members’ Council recently awarded four scholarships to area high school seniors in support of their college plans for the 2017-18 school year.
A $2,100 scholarship was presented to Ocean Pines resident Hailey Brown. Brown, an employee of Ocean Pines Golf Club, has worked in the golf shop and at bag drop. She has also assisted with Ocean Pines junior golf camps, clinics and has participated in the course’s junior golf tournaments as well as on the Stephen Decatur High School golf team. She will study nursing at Towson University.
Matthew Kristick, also an Ocean Pines resident and Stephen Decatur golf team member, received a $700 scholarship. An honor student and All-Conference golfer, he will attend Temple University and play on the school’s golf team.
Berlin resident Bailey Warren also received a $700 scholarship and plans to attend Coastal Carolina University as a student in the professional golf management program. Warren was a four-year member of the Stephen Decatur golf team and was involved with Special Olympics.
Grant Brown, a recent graduate of Worcester Preparatory School, was awarded a $500 scholarship. A member of his school’s golf team and the National Honor Society, he will attend Coastal Carolina University’s golf management program.