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2023 Ocean Pines Golf Championship results announced

(July 5, 2023) Frank Sallese won the 2023 Ocean Pines Golf Club Championship with an overall gross score of 164, after two days of tough competition on June 24-25.

The championship was open to all Ocean Pines residents and club members and showcased remarkable skill among the participants.

In the end, three players emerged as top contenders, finishing within a mere two strokes of the lead.

In the Championship Flight and competing from the blue tees, Sallese held onto a narrow margin from the first day of competition to pull out the overall victory. He fended off strong challenges from Charles Vigilante and the reigning 2022 champion, Gerry Butler, who finished one and two strokes behind, respectively.

In Flight One, teeing off from the white tees, Fritz Lahner also held onto a day-one lead to clinch victory with a one-stroke advantage over Darin Stuiber and Ben Frock.

Meanwhile, in Flight Two, battling it out from the gold tees, Chuck Choate came back from a three-stroke deficit to pull out the victory with a remarkable four-stroke lead. He beat out formidable opponents in Ron Sieka and Bill Stafford to claim the well-deserved victory.

The Ocean Pines course, after enduring several days of heavy rains, presented an additional challenge with its extended length beyond the standard 6632 yards and 70.7 course rating. However, the weather favored the competitors as the showers held off until after Saturday's play. Sunday greeted the players with warm and humid weather under sunny skies, creating an ideal backdrop for the championship's conclusion.

Despite the challenging course conditions, the greens and fairways maintained their excellent condition throughout the tournament.

The 2023 Ocean Pines Golf Championship provided an unforgettable display of skill, resilience, and sportsmanship. Congratulations to all the participants for their exceptional performance, and a special acknowledgment to the winners of each flight.

The event was run by Ocean Pines Golf Director Bob Beckelman, John O'Connor, and the Ocean Pines Golf Club staff.


Annual Ocean Pines-Taylor Bank Golf Scramble returns for 39th year

(June 29, 2023) The Ocean Pines Golf Members’ Council will host the 39th annual Ocean Pines-Taylor Bank Golf Scramble at the Ocean Pines Golf Club on Wednesday, July 12 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. 

OMPGA Announces Senior Club Championship Winners

OPMGA 2023(May 26, 2023) Forty-five members of the Ocean Pines Men’s Golf Association teed up for the Annual Men’s Senior Club Championship. Cool weather and blustery swirling winds kept many of the scores in check. 
At the end of the day, five-time Men’s Club champion Bud Humphries collected his second Super Senior (ages 80 and up) title with a gross score of 84. Bill Stafford was just a stroke behind and captured the Super Senior Net Championship with a net score of 74.
In the Senior Championship (ages 50 to 79) five players tied the low score of the day of 84. After going through the tie breaker procedures, 2023 Presidents’ Cup champion Tim Williams took home the champion’s trophy. Fred Ellis turned in the low net score of the day with a 71.
In the Senior flights, Flight 1 was won by Charlie McMichael, with Mike Mason winning low net. Flight 2 was won by Paul Jankowski; Fritz Lahner was the low net score. In Flight 3, 2022 Senior champion Scott Kimmel had the low gross score, with Charles Stromberg earning the low net honors.
Closest to the Pin winners were Bill Stafford for the Super Seniors on hole 16 (20 feet) and Bob Long for the Seniors on hole 7 (3.5’).
Bill Thomson managed the event that included a full lunch, including a variety of beverages served by the Clubhouse Grille. Thanks go to Bill, along with the Pro Shop and Maintenance staffs that helped make the event run smoothly with exceptional course conditions.
Below is a summary of the top scores in each flight:

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Golf maintenance crews working to keep up with fast-growing grass

Capture(May 12, 2023) After a mild winter and a rainy spring, the Ocean Pines Golf Club would like to remind players that maintenance crews are working hard to cover a lot of ground.
Golf Superintendent Justin Hartshorne said a major area of focus right now is the perimeter mowing around trees and the out of bounds markers along the golf course.  
“Our mower runs every day, but it’s just a lot of acreage for us to keep up with while the grass is growing rapidly in the spring season,” he said. “My crew and I appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue to mow those areas!”
For more information on the Ocean Pines Golf Club, call 410-641-6057 or visit www.oceanpinesgolf.org.

Ravens Roost seeks sponsors, participants for 2023 Scholarship Golf Tournament

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(May 2, 2023) Ocean City Ravens Roost #44 will hold their 26th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, June 2 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. In 2022, Ravens Roost #44 awarded $15,000 in scholarships. To date, the group has provided nearly $230,000 in scholarships.

Event committee member Don McMullen said scholarship funding this year would at least match the 2022 totals, which was a record donation by the nonprofit.

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