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june 2016 Issue # 27

MEN’S & Women’s DIVISION 2016

Five Questions

Rob addington

Schedule of Events

International Association of Golf Administrators

Destination report

Antigua’s heathered men’s apparel for 2016

West Virginia’s Oglebay Resort – As Fun as a Golf Destination Can Be

RULES REVISITED

Rule 13-4: Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions

Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group Acquires Sparky’s Garage, Merges with Billy Casper Golf’s Digital Marketing Team to Form Buffalo. Agency

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Executive Director’s Welcome

An Updated & Enhanced MSGA Score Posting App is available for iPhone & Android Devices The MSGA has released an updated and enhanced score posting and handicap manager APP for iPhone and Android mobile devices. This APP is free to all members who have an active handicap index through the Maryland Handicap Program, a partnership of the MSGA and MAPGA. Post Scores: • HBH, Total or Tournament scores. • National Course Rating Database updated regularly. • ESC is automatically calculated for golfers who post hole-by-hole. • Auto synch for your scores to automatically publish to your online account. Review Handicap History • View scores posted, scores used for handicap and your handicap revision history. • Easily access your current handicap index or trend index by a click of the button. Track your statistics • Available to golfers who post hole-by-hole. • Keeps track of pars, bogeys, birdies etc. in numerical and graph form.

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Extensive Course Directory • Search for courses throughout the country and post a score directly through the listing or call them with a click of a button. Calculate your course handicap for any course with an up-to-date USGA course rating. A convenient handicap lookup/verification tool for any active golfer in Maryland. How to download: New users visit their Apple or Android store and search “MSGA”. Update to new APP: Apple users will be updated automatically, and Android users will have to visit their APP STORE (https://play.google.com/store/ search?q=msga&c=apps&hl=en) and download. How do I find my username and password: Every golfer with an active handicap index through the MSGA has a username and password that will be used to access their account through the APP. If you do not know your account info, simply visit msganetwork.org and select “forgot username and password?” at the bottom of the login box, and information will be automatically emailed to your current address. If you do not have an email address attached to your account, you will need to contact your club for your login information.


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Contents Executive Director’s Welcome

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William K. Smith, Executive Director, Maryland State Golf Association

msga MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

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Men’s division 2016 schedule of events

msga WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

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Women’s division 2016 schedule of events

Five Questions

16

Rob Addington, International Association of Golf Administrators

The Antigua Group

18

Antigua’s heathered men’s apparel for 2016

Destination report

20

West Virginia’s Oglebay Resort – As Fun as a Golf Destination Can Be

RULES REVISITED

24

Rule 13-4: Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions

MSGA

26

Formation of New Buffalo.Agency

GOLF FITNESS

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Better Body, Better Swing, Better Game!

STATE NEWS

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MSGA 2016 Schedule of Events Share

MARYLAND STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION

Emich House 1777 Reisterstown Road, Suite 145, Baltimore, MD 21208 www.msga.org

Men’s Championships Team Championship

April 2-3-9-10-16-17

Various Clubs

Four-Ball

Thurs., May 5

Argyle

Amateur/Open Pre-Qualifying

Mon., May 2

Eisenhower

Mon. May 9

Hobbit’s Glen

Thurs., May 19

Andrews

Mon., May 23

Hog Neck

Senior Four-Ball

Tues., May 31

Mountain Branch

Maryland Amateur

Thurs. – Sun., June 9 – 12

Elkridge

Junior Amateur

Mon. – Tues., June 27 – 28

Maryland Golf

Maryland Open

Mon. – Wed., July 11 – 13

Bulle Rock

Father-Son

Thurs., July 21

Eagle’s Nest

Pro-Amateur

Mon., July 25

Cattail Creek

Amateur Public Links

Thurs., July 28

Greystone

Mid-Amateur

Mon. – Tues., August 15 – 16

Woodmore

Senior Amateur

Tues. – Wed., September 13 -14

Hunt Valley GC

Senior Team Championship

September 10-11-17-18-24

Various Clubs

Senior Open

Mon. – Tues., October 10 – 11

Hillendale

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2016 Schedule of Events MSGA Share

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MSGA 2016 Schedule of Events Share

MARYLAND STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION

Emich House 1777 Reisterstown Road, Suite 145, Baltimore, MD 21208 www.msga.org

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2016 Schedule of Events MSGA Share

Invitationals BW Junior Team Matches

Sat., August 27

Chartwell

BW Team Matches

Sat., September 17

Kenwood

Past Presidents

Thurs., September 22

Manor

Senior Team Challenge Match

Wed., October 5

Lehigh CC (PA)

Mid-Atlantic Junior Invitational

Sat. – Sun., October 22 – 23

Parkersburg CC

USGA Qualifying Events US Open Local

Tue. May 17

Crofton

US Amateur

Mon., July 18

Woodholme

US Four-Ball

Mon.,October 17

Norbeck

MSGA One-Day Four-Ball Events Fri., April 15

Eagle’s Nest

Thurs. May 12

Winter’s Run

Mon., June 6

GC at South River

Mon. August 8

Argyle

Wed., September 7

Norbeck

Thurs., October 20

Suburban

MEN’S DIVISION 2016 Schedule of Events


MSGA 2016 Women’s Division Schedule for Luncheon Share

MARYLAND STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION

Emich House 1777 Reisterstown Road, Suite 145, Baltimore, MD 21208 www.msga.org

Women’s Championships May 7-22

Team Championship

Various Clubs

June 1–2

Mid-Amateur Championship

Kenwood

June 21-22

Junior Championship

Rolling Road

July 8-10

Junior Poindexter Cup

Lodestone

July 19-22

Amateur Championship

Manor

July 29-31

Junior Mid-Atlantic Challenge

Williamsburg CC (VA)

August 12

Mixed Two-Ball Championship

Prospect Bay

August 19

Two-Woman Team MidHandicap Championship

Green Spring

August 29

4 Lady Invitational

Woodmore

September 12-13

Senior Championship

Sparrows Point

September 28

Two Woman Team Championship

Greystone

October 17-18

Open Championship

Columbia

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2016 Women’s Division Schedule for Luncheon MSGA Share

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14 Five Questions Rob Addington Share

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Rob

Addington International Association of Golf Administrators

Rob Addington is Executive Director of the Texas Golf Association (TGA), Trans-Miss Golf Association and the immediate Past President of International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA). Rob serves as the IAGA representative on the board of GOLF 20/20 and serves on several national task forces within the industry. The TGA home office is in Dallas where Rob resides with his wife and four children. Addington has served or serves on the board at Brook Hollow GC, The First Tee of Greater Dallas, The Texas Golf Hall of Fame and the Spirit Golf Association, where he lead Team USA to victory as captain in 2015.

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16 Five Questions Rob Addington Share

1. What is the International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA) and who comprises its membership? he IAGA is an organization of golf administrators that, in the past, got together annually to share best practices and programs with State and Regional Golf Associations from around the country and Canada. Starting in 2015, the Board began work on a strategic plan to make the IAGA an organization of the golf associations, thus providing more access for the State and Regional Golf Association (SRGA) staff members, and a more organized body for the SRGAs. This led to the golf industry having another strong industry partner connected directly with the golf community. The strategic plan was approved and now the IAGA’s membership is made of the SRGAs themselves, allowing access to all of the programs and training to the entire staff of member organizations. With golf truly being a global game, adding a more “international “component to our membership offerings is a key focus for the future.

What are the roles of SRGA’s in the advocacy for growth of the game? SRGA memberships are made up of member clubs and golfers. As such, it is important to the growth of the game and health of our respective organizations to play an active role in supporting both national and local initiatives to promote the game. Within our role working directly with golfers we can play a vital role in communication, education and promotion of the game at the grass roots level, along with our industry partners.

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3. What is the industry doing to promote the game? Like never before, the golf industry leaders are collaborating. With the GOLF 20/20 program focusing on five key growth-of-the-game initiatives, there is better traction, more accountability and more support. Based on the initial results, these initiatives have become more impactful. At one point, so many programs were being created and promoted locally without the resources to be sustainable. Programs like The First Tee create a local product with national support, and positive impacts have been the result. Different characteristics in communities across the country can localize programming to meet these needs while providing national support and exposure.

4. What is the relationship between SRGAs and the United States Golf Association (USGA)? The USGA and SRGAs are partners in many areas and have found business relationships in course rating, handicap administration and amateur status. The partnership is much greater in many areas, including conducting USGA National Championship qualifiers, rules workshops and volunteer coordination with USGA committee people and our own regional volunteers. SRGAs and the USGA share a strong bond and we are working to deepen the relationship to better coordinate national initiatives at a more grass roots level and enhance our existing ties.

What is your opinion on so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;fringe golf gamesâ&#x20AC;? such as Foot Golf, Topgolf and others? While golf is a game of traditions, which I hope we continue to promote those in every way possible because I believe so strongly in the values the game represents, we need to look at new, nontraditional ways of introducing people to the game. Some of these activities may play a role in that progression to the golf course. I know in Texas, Topgolf has a large presence and every time you drive by it is packed. We need to work with these facilities to bring the demographic they are appealing to make golf on green grass facilities a goal and make that step as positive an experience as possible. We can all benefit by exploring new ways to bring golf to as many people as possible, and it is incumbent ion us to do so.

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18 The Antigua Group Antigua’s heathered men’s apparel for 2016 Share

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The exaggerated heather fabric was engineered at the yarn level by twisting different types of long filament yarn strands so when inevitably knit into fabric the outcome provides an irregular heather effect, and in-turn becomes the style’s appeal. By using this same technology, any heather effect can be engineered to achieve different levels of contrasting surface appearance, which when embellished by either garment piece dying or dying separate yarns, the fabric takes on a tonal hue. Antigua takes special care in constructing their heather yarns for performance apparel. While developing new fabrics, designers specifically choose the fiber filament and denier size to technically allow the moisture wicking functionality and create the overall heather effect, whether that be a tight heather pattern or the more long irregular pattern featured in Element. Additionally, since the heather effect is created at the yarn level it can then be knit into varying patterns of single knit or double knit jersey stripes in multiple stripe sizes and patterns. The heather yarn can also be used to construct double or single knit jacquards, offering the ability to knit a pattern into fabric. The jacquard patterns provide a unique look since they provide contrast against any solid dyed yarns.

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men’s apparel for 2016

Examples of Antigua’s men’s heathered polos: Element simply demonstrates that the fabric of a garment can be the garment…reaffirming the “less is more” adage. The exaggerated heather fabric was engineered at the yarn level by twisting long contrasting strands of color fiber so that when they were inevitably knit into the fabric, the outcome of the irregular heather effect becomes the style’s appeal. Vision conversely yells color, beautifully. The wash of primary to secondary color stripes is staggered with light, medium and dark heather grey stripes that match back to every piece in the collection. It’s a style to begin a collection with and add styles to, either in a golf shop or in a golfer’s wardrobe. Vision is a must-have at first glance…in every color combination available. It’s truly a feel-good piece that wicks, wears and performs. Expanse, neutral shades of black, white and greys dominate the main body and sleeve’s jersey/spandex fabric and are updated with a stylized cut-and-sewn chest inset made of over-dyed colored heather that’s additionally used as narrow sleeve cuff accents. Surface combines the exaggerated heather in neutral colors of blacks and greys as a canvas for the primary colors to be accented on, in the form of a wide repeating one-color accent stripe. Neutral grounds appeal to a sophisticated palette, while the stripes give it its pop of color. June 2016 | MARYLAND STATE GOLF MAGAZINE


20 Destination report West Virginia’s Oglebay Resort – As Fun as a Golf Destination Can Be Share

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Destination report West Virginia’s Oglebay Resort – As Fun as a Golf Destination Can Be By David Wood

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22 Destination report West Virginia’s Oglebay Resort – As Fun as a Golf Destination Can Be Share

If there’s a more fun and relaxing locale for a golf getaway than Oglebay Resort & Conference Center, I’d certainly like to hear about it. Set on 1,700 bucolic acres of Oglebay Park in the scenic foothills of the Appalachian Mountains just outside Wheeling, W.V., the resort has two superb layouts at its Speidel Golf Club that are all the golf you’ll ever want. The par-71 Arnold Palmer design there is a links-style course that takes full advantage of the gorgeous undulating countryside with strategically-placed bunkers, well-designed mounding flanking the roomy fairways and excellent sloped greens that demand your full attention. With numerous elevation changes from tee to green and several tiered putting surfaces, the 18 is delightfully tricky, especially if you’re gunning at the pins. Thankfully there is usually a safer route for the MARYLAND STATE GOLF MAGAZINE | June 2016

less bold. After holing out on the last at the dogleg right par-4 18th, you just want to go back to the first tee and give it another go. It deserves high marks in every category: diversity of holes, scenery, playability and challenge. Best of all, it’s just plain fun. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the Jones Course transversesthehigher ground away from the welcoming clubhouse as it rollsover the hills and dales of a former dairy farm. There’s a delightful pastoral “away from the hustle and bustle” ambience to the proceedings once out on the 18 as all kinds of birds frolic playfully throughout myriad groves of trees including more wild turkeys than I’ve previously seen in my lifetime. For me, it’s always a great sign when golfand nature coexist in harmony. The holes on the Jones Course are championship caliber which is probably why the layout hosted the


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For more information about Oglebay Resort & Conference Center and their wide array of packages visit www.oglebay-resort.com or call 800.624.6988.

West Virginia LPGA Classic for 11 years. Be sure to pick the right tees based on your ability as playing from the very back can lead to a severe shortage in your golf ball inventory. Thankfully the course offers multiple tee boxes allowing the course to play from 7,000 yards (championship tees) to 5,515 yards (forward tees). The Jones Course is special and as fine a natural setting for playing the ancient Scottish game as you’ll find. I absolutely loved it. Oglebay also features the 18-hole Crispin Course – Oglebay’s original layout – at just over 5,600 yards and ideal for warm-up rounds, seniors and beginners. It’s an absolute blast to play as you try and make your ball behave as it careens along often severe slopes of the hilly terrain. Also perfect for warm-up are the full-service practice range and short-game area over at Speidel Golf Club.I have a weakness for downhill

practice ranges like this one as it makes you think you’re hitting it farther than you probably really are. Don’t think Oglebay is just all incredible golf. The resort teems with family-friendly year-round activities including swimming, tennis, horse riding, miniature golf, fishing, miles of paved walking and jogging trails, shopping, sightseeing, a tranquil spa and even a 30acre zoo. There’s truly something for all. Accommodations options include the invitingly comfortable 270-room Wilson Lodge and numerousquaint cottages and spacious estate houses spread throughout the property. Be sure to stop by the Glassworks Grill in Wilson Lodge for lunch and a cold one. For dinner, Ihlenfeld Dining Room (next door to Glassworks Grill) overlooks Schenk Lake and offers a mesmerizing view of the surrounding countryside as well as first-class chef-driven cuisine. June 2016 | MARYLAND STATE GOLF MAGAZINE


24 RULES REVISITED Rule 13-4 Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions Share

Players can easily be confused on what they can and cannot do when their ball lies in a hazard. If we take a closer look at Rule 13-4 we can develop a better understanding of how to negotiate rulings involving hazards of all types:

RULES REVISITED

Rule 13-4: Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions By Kelly Newland, PGA, MSGA Director of Rules & Competitions

Except as provided in the Rules, before making a stroke at a ball that is in a hazard (whether a bunker or water hazard) or that, having been lifted from a hazard, may be dropped or placed in the hazard, the player must not: a. Test the condition of the hazard or any similar hazard; b. Touch the ground in a hazard or water in the water hazard with his hand or a club; or c. Touch or move a loose impediment lying in or touching the hazard.

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Notice that this rule says nothing about taking one’s clubs or equipment into the hazard. For example, many players believe that they would be penalized for taking their golf bag into the hazard to play a shot. As long as the player does not test the condition of the hazard or improve their area of intended swing or lie of ball we wouldn’t have a problem in this scenario. This type of action may not be recommended for a variety of reasons, but it isn’t against the rules. When it comes to what can be picked up and removed from hazards a player needs to be extra careful. All types of natural objects (ie: twigs, acorns, leaves, etc) cannot be touched or moved when your ball lies in the same hazard. During the backswing of a stroke made from the hazard the player must be cautious to not touch any loose impediments. An interesting ruling occurred in the final match of our Maryland Amateur Championship at Elkridge this past week. Connor Flach had a ball in the left greenside bunker of the 9th hole. From a distance it appeared that Flach’s ball was in the middle of several loose impediments. After a closer look, the Rules Committee determined that Flach’s ball was actually surrounded by root hairs growing up through the bunker from a nearby tree. In this situation Flach was able to touch the root hairs during his backswing because they were fixed and growing and thus not considered to be loose impediments.

Stones in bunkers are loose impediments and by Rule cannot be touched or moved by the player. This is a great example of how important it is to read the Local Rules sheet or Notice to Player’s during a competitive round. Many times “stones in bunkers” are reclassified as moveable obstructions so that the player would be entitled to move them under Rule 24-1. This type of Local Rule is put into place for safety and to prevent damage to clubs. If you remove a stone when the Local Rule isn’t in place you will get a penalty under 13-4c. So make sure and read that Local Rules sheet! Remember that Rule 13-4 has three exceptions and a Note in place that gives us a more detailed look at how this Rule works in various situations. For example, Exception #1 protects a player who stumbles in a hazard and uses the club to prevent falling. Even though the Rule tells us that the player cannot ground his club, the exception provides a clear answer to this situation absolving the player of penalty. Exception #2 covers the phrase “sole purpose of caring for the course”. At any time a player may smooth sand or soil in a hazard provided this is for the sole purpose of caring for the course and nothing is done to breach Rule 13-2 with respect to his next stroke. If a ball played from a hazard is outside the hazard after the stroke, the player may smooth sand or soil in the hazard without restriction. Exception #3 goes on to tell us that if a player makes a stroke from a hazard and the ball comes to rest in another hazard, Rule 13-4a does not apply to any subsequent actions taken in the hazard from which the stroke was made. The Rules of Golf can be daunting at times because of the amount of different scenerios that can arise on the course. Rule 13-4 covers several situations and gives us a great overview of how to handle playing a ball from a hazard. If you know the rules you will be better prepared the next time you negotiate that next bunker shot.

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26 msga Formation of New Buffalo.Agency Share

Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group Acquires Sparky’s Garage, Merges with Billy Casper Golf’s Digital Marketing Team to Form Buffalo. Agency

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(RESTON, VA) – Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group (Buffalo BIG) has formed Buffalo.Agency following its acquisition of the award-winning branding, advertising, design and social agency Sparky’s Garage and merger with the data, digital and direct marketing assets of Billy Casper Golf. Golf’s first, full-service, integrated marketing solution, Buffalo.Agency specializes in connecting brands to businesses and consumers in the global golf, sport and lifestyle markets. Fueled by unrivaled data about golfers and their activities beyond the golf course, its services span public relations, content marketing, social strategy, community management, branding, website development, media planning and buying, SEM / SEO, direct marketing, experiential programs and custom research. “By marrying the talent and resources of three highly successful businesses, we’re able to offer end-to-end programs that apply hard metrics to storytelling,” says Rich Katz, Founder of Buffalo BIG and Co-Managing Director of Buffalo.Agency. “This ability to measure campaign and brand attribution from awareness to conversion means we provide clients with a better view of marketing ROI.” With more than 50 employees and headquartered outside Washington, DC with offices in New York, Denver, Raleigh, Richmond and Minneapolis, the agency enjoys a growing roster of leading and emerging brands. They include Arccos Golf, BOYNE Golf, CHAMP Spikes, Dollamur Sport Surfaces, ECCO, Fila, Galvin Green, GolfBoard, GolfTEC, Hydrapak, Kauai Visitors Bureau, Keswick Hall, LPGA, Nicklaus Companies, PGA Golf Club, PGA National Resort & Spa,

Scivation, Sea Pines Resort, Telluride Resort & Ski, US Club Soccer and World Golf Foundation. The formation of Buffalo.Agency follows a two-year, multi-million dollar investment by Billy Casper Golf into building the game’s most powerful digital and direct marketing platform. It leverages the millions of first-hand golfer interactions the company observes annually at its more than 150 golf courses nationwide. “As a retailer, Billy Casper Golf conducts hundreds of millions of transactions a year with golfers,” says Kyle Ragsdale, CMO of Billy Casper Golf and Co-Managing Director of Buffalo.Agency. “Combined with Sparky’s and Buffalo BIG, we will leverage these first-party insights on behalf of a much larger universe of brands; the result is unparalleled targeting, lead generation and activation capabilities for brands looking to connect with the golfer demographic.” Founded 15 years ago and led by Bill Replogle and John Pfeifer, Sparky’s has been pumping hi-octane creative thinking for clients like Harley-Davidson, Virginia Lottery, Softspikes, Glaxo, Icelandair, Whole Foods, AAMCO, National Geographic, American Cancer Society and Hand & Stone Spas. Prior to launching Sparky’s, Replogle and Pfeifer developed Admine, the first Internet marketplace for ad campaigns, and built and sold Rainmaker, one of the Washington, DC-area’s fastest growing ad agencies. “Billy Casper Golf has been a client of ours the past two years, which puts us in a unique position to appreciate the opportunity this partnership represents,” says Replogle, Co-Founder of Sparky’s Garage and Chief Creative Officer of Buffalo.Agency. “It’s a Cinderella story in the making.” June 2016 | MARYLAND STATE GOLF MAGAZINE


28 GOLF FITNESS Better Body, Better Swing, Better Game! Share

GOLF FITNESS - Better Body, Better Swing, Better Game! Bob Forman, MS Exercise Physiology Director of Fitness and Well-Being, Congressional Country Club Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, Author, Speaker

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ver since its introduction in 2006, the golf fitness technology has been helping golfers play better, healthier golf. You’d be hard pressed to find a tour player that hasn’t included a golf fitness instructor to his or her professional team. Today, more and more amateur golfers are seeking the many benefits a well-designed golf fitness program has to offer. Benefits such as greater distance, better ball contact, more consistency, and improved playing performance and satisfaction are all coveted outcomes that can be obtained from a customized golf fitness routine. Reducing golf-specific aches and pains and helping injured golfers get back out on the golf course are also very desirable results for many. The reason for this rapid growth in golf fitness and its impact on the game is that for the first time we are taking a look at the mechanism that is swinging the golf club, the golfer. Up until 2006 the only available options a golfer had to improve their game were more external in nature. . .a new driver, the latest in golf ball technology, teaching aides, golf lessons, and/or a subscription or two to a golf publication. Though good and necessary, these options are analogous to putting four new, top of the line tires on a newly purchased used car that doesn’t run well and expecting the car to run better. Without a tune-up to the engine, the mechanism that’s running the car, those tires won’t really make much of a difference. The same goes for golf as the research clearly demonstrates a very strong correlation between anatomical deficiencies in the body and inefficiencies in the golf swing. These deficiencies, in the form of muscle weakness, tightness, and imbalances, lead-up to poor swing mechanics, poor performance, and an increased risk of injury.

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In order to accomplish this, the golf fitness program must start with a physical assessment. This fairly simple to administer series of screens will bring out the golfer’s problem areas and offer a personalized road map as to what course of action is necessary. Once this has been done, a targeted program of corrective exercises can be designed to correct the golfer’s deficiencies. This manages the exercise time better and offers quicker benefits so that improvements in the game will be noted sooner out on the golf course. Golfers can expect to gain some distance, not ache as much after a round of golf, and have a better feel about their game. Nagging injuries may also start to improve or dissipate entirely. A good time frame for the corrective phase is based on the number and severity of deficiencies, but generally significant results can be achieved in as little as a few weeks. Compliance to the recommended exercises is a major influence in that outcome. Once sufficient progress has been achieved, the golfer can transition into more golf specific strength and balance exercises. These functional exercises should isolate and mimic specific movement patterns of the golf swing and build upon and enhance what has been achieved in the corrective phase. They should address the physical demands and the environmental forces the golfer is confronted with so as to further improve ball contact, swing consistency, and shot accuracy. Improving strength and balance will result in less fatigue during the round. With less fatigue, the golf swing will remain consistent throughout, producing good ball contact from the first tee to the 18th green. It will also reduce the incidence of injury as often times, fatigue is a precursor to injury. Distance will continue to improve as a result of this phase, but if distance is truly a desire then power exercises should eventually be added. Power produces speed and that comes from the recruitment of the fast-twitch muscle fibers. These fiber types are responsible for short, quick bursts of energy, like when swinging a golf club. Enhance the recruitment process and swing speed increases. That equates to even more distance down the fairway. Golf fitness, though still relatively new, is making a huge impact on the game and the way golfers are approaching it. Working with a certified Golf Fitness Instructor who has a firm knowledge about body physiology, and exercise design and progression is highly recommended and will maximize the golf fitness experience. Once engaged, you’ll enjoy the many benefits your golf fitness program will offer. Combine it with swing instruction and proper equipment, and you’ll truly experience the ultimate package in player development. June 2016 | MARYLAND STATE GOLF MAGAZINE


30 MSGA Becoming an MSGA Volunteer Share

Becoming an MSGA Volunteer

As a non-profit organization, the MSGA relies heavily on the support of volunteers and continues to grow through the generosity of these individuals. Volunteers assist the staff in providing the highest level of service to golfers and golf clubs in Maryland. We are currently seeking volunteers that are interested in serving as Tournament Officials or Course Raters.

course, the team evaluates each hole using the USGA Course Rating System. The majority of the team’s time is spent measuring distances to various obstacles from specific landing zones based on shot parameters. Upon completion of the course rating, the team is given an opportunity to play the golf course being evaluated.

Tournament Officials

If you are interested or would like more information, please follow these steps:

Each year the MSGA conducts state championships, junior events, qualifying for USGA National Championships, and One-Day competitions. Without the volunteers, running these events successfully would not be possible.

• Volunteers must be members of the MSGA. If not currently a member, you must first join the MSGA. For a list of member clubs (having a handicap at a member club constitutes membership), go to http:// msga.org/-member-club-directory

There are a variety of tasks required to run successful events, and we will find a job that matches your talents. Even if you have never opened up a rule book there are a wide range of jobs to meet various skills, knowledge, and talent. Volunteer duties may include course setup, spotters, starters, scoring, pace of play, and on course officials. Uniforms are provided for Tournament Officials.

• Download and complete the MSGA Committee Form by selecting “Download Application” below and return to the MSGA; OR, complete the form online by selection “Online Application below. Contact Kelly Newland, MSGA Director of Rules & Competitions, at 410-653-5300 ext. 6 for questions or additional information about becoming an MSGA volunteer.

Course Raters

• Once we receive your Volunteer Form, we will help you coordinate a day to volunteer in your area with your desired interest.

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We look forward to you joining the Maryland State Golf Association. If you have any questions or would like to receive additional information contact Kelly Newland at 410-653-5300 ext. 6. MARYLAND STATE GOLF MAGAZINE | June 2016


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Tournament Schedule

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March 21

Central Chap Spring Mtg & Pro-Pro Presented by Callaway, Looper – Caddies on Demand, Signature Golf

International CC Fairfax, VA

April 4

Northern Chap Spring Mtg & Pro-Pro Presented by Callaway & Signature Golf

Bulle Rock GC Havre De Grace, MD

April 4

Southern Chap Spring Mtg & Pro-Pro Presented by Callaway

Kingsmill Resort (Woods Course) Williamsburg, VA

April 11

Britt Sloan Scramble Presented by Bushnell

Manor CC Rockville, MD

April 18

MAPGA Senior - Junior

Woodholme CC Pikesville, MD

April 27

Northern Chapter Match Play Deadline

April 27

Central Chapter Match Play Deadline

April 27

Southern Chapter Match Play Deadline

April 27

MAPGA Senior Match Play Deadline

May 9-10

MAPGA Match Play Phase 1 Presented by Antigua and Bridgestone

Stoney Creek GC Nellysford, VA

May 23

Club Car Pro President Presented by WeatherBug & Brooks Brothers/Page & Tuttle

CC of Virginia (James River Course) Richmond, VA

May 31

Northern Chap Championship & Northern Chap Assistant Champ

Suburban Club Pikesville, MD

May 31

Central Chap Championship

Argyle CC Silver Spring, MD

May 31

Southern Chap Championship & Southern Chap Assistant Champ.

Keswick Club Charlottesville, VA

June 6

National Car Rental Spring Pro-Scratch Presented by Oakley & EZGo

Piedmont Club Haymarket, VA

June 20

MAPGA Facility Championship Presented by Morrell Studios

Loudoun G&CC Purcellville, VA

June 27

Central Chap Pro-Junior

Bethesda CC Bethesda, MD

July 5

Delta Dental PGA “Last Chance” Qual

Augustine GC Stafford, VA

July 11-13

Maryland Open

Bulle Rock GC Havre De Grace, MD

July 14-16

Delta Dental State Open of Virginia

Ballyhack GC Roanoke, VA

July 25

MAPGA Women’s Championship Presented by EP Pro

Raspberry Falls G&HC Leesburg, VA

August 1-2

National Car Rental Assistant Champ. Presented by Gear/UnderArmour

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August 2

Central Chap Assistant Championship

Laurel Hill GC Lorton, VA

August 15-17

MAPGA Professional Champ

Kingsmill Resort (River Course) & Williamsburg Club Williamsburg, VA

August 29-30

Rocky Gap Senior Champ & MAPGA Qtr Cent Champ & Senior PNC Qualifer

Rocky Gap Resort Cumberland, MD

September 6

Northern Chap Fall Mtg& Pro-Pro/Pro-Asst Presented by PING

Talbot CC Easton, MD

September 6

Central Chap Fall Mtg & Pro-Asst Presented by Signature Golf & PING

The Club at Creighton Farms Aldie, VA

September 12

National Car Rental Fall Pro- Net Presented by Oakley

CC of Petersburg Petersburg, VA

September 19

Southern Chap Fall Mtg & Pro-Pro Presented by PING

Willow Oaks CC Richmond, VA

September 22-23

Senior Open of Virginia

CC of Virginia – Westhampton Richmond, VA

September 26

Club Head Professional Champ Supported by Tournament Solutions

Elkridge Club Baltimore, MD

September 26

MAPGA Teaching Professional Champ

Elkridge Club Baltimore, MD

October 3-4

MAPGA Players Cup

Blue Ridge Shadows GC Front Royal, VA

October 10-11

Maryland Senior Open

Hillendale CC Phoenix, MD

October 17-18

Maryland Women’s Open

Columbia CC Chevy Chase, MD

October 24-25

Matthew Miskelly & Companies Team Championship

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40 state news Senior Four-Ball Championship - Results Share

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Senior Four-Ball Championship Results

Tim Dilli & Larry Storck - Championship Division Winners (pictured with MSGA Board Member, Ted Florenz)

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James Kreckel & Ron Wilson - Super Senior Winners (pictured with MSGA Board Member, Ted Florenz)

Tim Dilli and Larry Storck, finishing near the end of the field, produced birdies on the last two holes to break clear of a crowd and capture the annual Senior Four-Ball Championship of the Maryland State Golf Association at Mountain Branch Golf Club, May 31. The winners finished 33-32--65 for the 6,527-yard, par 72 Harford county course. Dilli, from Baltimore Country Club, birdied the 17th hole from 15 feet and Storck, from Hayfields CC, struck a wedge shot to a foot at the 18th to set up the winning stroke. For the bogey-free round, Dilli had four birdies, Storck, three -- none of them longer than 15 feet. With only three teams left to finish, three other sides poised for a possible playoff suddenly found themselves relegated to a tie for second place. Tim MeinhardtJohn Vollmer, Manor CC; Mike Kelly, Old South CC-Skip Tendall. Congressional CC, and Ben Clements-Mike Occi, Hobbit’s Glen GC had each recorded a 66. Meinhardt had three birdies and Vollmer, two, in an out-going 31, then needed a birdie from Meinhardt at the 18th to

take an early lead. Kelly and Tendall had three birdies apiece and “didn’t come close to making a bogey,” while Occi had five birdies and Clements, one, for the defending champions and members of Hobbit’s team that won the recent Washington Metropolitan Senior Team Championship. In addition, they recently added a sixth consecutive victory in the Senior Division of the Belle Haven CC Four-Ball. Meinhardt-Vollmer collected the low net prize with 664-62. In the Super Seniors (65-over), James Kreckel, Waverly Woods GC, and Ron Wilson, Rolling Road GC, birdied the third playoff hole to defeat defending champions Barry Fleur, Maryland National GC, and George Washburn, Holly Hills CC after the two teams had tied with 70’s in regulation play over a 6,124-yard course. Low net ended in a tie between the Budd/Olson & Lynn/Pastore teams with a net score of 65. Reported by: John Stewart

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42 state news Stroke Play Qualifying Round of the 95th Maryland Amateur Championship Share

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Tim Prey, a member of Baltimore Country Club’s MSGA State Team-Match Championship in April and competing in his first Amateur, was the only other player in the 60’s for the 127-man field, as he returned 31-37--68. He got it going early with a 25-yard chip-in eagle at the 571-yard third and admitted “I got lucky” at the treacherous 480-yard seventh where he was short in two, chipped on and made the putt from 20 feet. On the back, hitting into bunkers led to bogeys at the 11th and 17th, the latter playing much more difficult than its listed 180 yards as it was dead into a strong wind. The Wake Forest graduate, who has been taking some time off lately before starting business school in the fall, has used the time to work on his golf and that, coupled with his team experience, has helped him improve his game. Matt Bassler, from the CC of Maryland, a former MSGA Maryland Open titlist, headed a group at 70, along with Bart George, 23, U.S. Naval Academy GC -- like Bassler a graduate of Loyola University Maryland -- plus recent secondary school graduates Peter Knade (Woodberry Forest School), Talbot CC, and Teagan Stephenson (Urbana High School), P.B. Dye GC. Bassler recovered from three back-nine bogeys to birdie holes 16 and 18 to get to 34-36; George had three successive birdies on the back en route to a 36-34; Knade scrambled to a 35-35, and Stephenson, 1 over par for 14 holes, birdied 15 and 17 to polish off a 37-33.

Dan Falls, from Manor Country Club, fired a 4-under-par 35-32--67 to earn the medal in on-site qualifying for the 95th Maryland State Amateur Championship at the Elkridge Club in Baltimore, June 9th. The Charles Street layout was played at 6,361 yards to a par of 36-35--71. It marked a third successive round in the 60’s for Falls at Elkridge after he won last year’s MSGA Mid-Amateur title with 68-68--136. This time, Falls’ tour of the sunny, wind-swept course featured seven birdies, including four on his opening nine, which began on hole number 10. He was oneunder-par for seven holes, then chipped in for birdie at 17 and holed a 20-foot putt for birdie at 18. Coming back, he more than offset two early bogeys with three successive birdies (holes 5-6-7) on putts from inside 12 feet. As it evolved, “My short game was really good and I putted well,” he said.

Ben Warnqust, the medalist and champion a year ago when the event was held at his home course, Manor CC, was an automatic qualifier and placed at the top of the draw. At the other end, 13 of the 14 players to shoot 74 showed up to vie for the final two available places. Teenagers Ben Shields, Pine Ridge GC, and Brad Whitaker, Columbia CC, got in with birdie-par for holes 16 and 17 respectively. Patrick Moriarty, Argyle CC, finished birdie-bogey. - Reported by John Stewart

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44 state news Stroke Play Qualifying Round of the 95th Maryland Amateur Championship Share

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Tyler Herriott& Connor Flach with both fathers caddying in the final match Tyler Herriott, from Brandywine, took control on the final nine, going ahead to stay at the 12th hole, and defeated Connor Flach, of Ellicott City, 2-and-1, for the championship of the 95th Maryland Amateur at the Elkridge Club in Baltimore. At the end, Herriott, leading 1 up, holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the 17th green to clinch the victory. No more than two holes separated them throughout – the last of Flach’s birdies came at the eighth where he hit the green on the par-3 and made the putt for a 2-up lead -- and only one after Herriott won the ninth, as Flach drove up against a fence, had to take an unplayable penalty stroke and conceded the hole. The weather was sunny and hot, with strong swirling wind making club selection a guessing game. The results were mixed with some superb shots and clutch putts, including one from 60 feet by Flach at the fourth in the morning. However the wind helped spray shots into trees, bunkers, and water, making for an interesting match although not one of low scores.. “The wind made it very difficult,” saidHerriott, 20, an Ohio University senior who plays from Old South Country Club. “You had to trust where you aimed, had to be confident, take your time and think about each shot.

“At 14 [a 300-yard par-4], for instance, I hit hybrid and that gave me the yardage where I could control a shot to the green. Stepping up to that tee and trying to drive the green puts a lot of pressure on you [because of the things that could go wrong].” Flach, 20, a senior at Loyola University Maryland, said, “The wind was really tough. I hit some good shots early. . .” and not enough late. Clark MacKenzie, a past Elkridge member and winner of the Maryland Amateur 50 years ago on this course, was on hand to participate in the trophy presentation at the end. “This was no time to be making any bad mistakes,” Herriott added. “Just go out and put the ball in play. . .play it safe but aggressive.” - Reported by John Stewart

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46 state news 5th Maryland Amateur Championship Match Play Rounds 1 & 2 Recap Share

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95th Maryland Amateur Championship Match Play Rounds 1 & 2 Recap Teagan Stephenson, from Frederick and P.B. Dye Golf Club, won two extra-hole matches to lead the way through the first two rounds of the 95th Amateur championship of the Maryland State Golf Association at the Elkridge Club in Baltimore, June 10. Overall, there were six overtime matches in a 24-match program and in a rare occurrence, none went past the first extra hole, the 337-yard uphill first. Additionally, seven pairings were decided on the 18th green. Among the opening-round losers were defending champion Ben Warnquist, Manor CC; Tim Prey, Baltimore CC, second-low qualifier with 68, and Matt Bassler, CC Maryland, who tied for third in qualifying with 70. Stephenson, 18, a recent graduate of Urbana High School and headed to Longwood University, defeated Tucker Sampson, Caves Valley Golf Club. Stephenson, who qualified with a 70 and held and lost a lead several times (but never was behind until the end), won the 17th with a par to go ahead, only to have Sampson come right back to win the 18th with a par and then win in overtime with another par. It was a sterling effort for Sampson, as he had had rotator cuff surgery in the winter and played his first round of the year inThursday’s qualifying round. In the afternoon, Stephenson, who qualified with a 70, stopped Bennett Wisner, Piney Branch GC. This time Stephenson went 1 up at 16, but Wisner, who will be a Loyola University Maryland junior in the fall, came right back to get even at 17. They halved 18 and Stephenson won with a 10-foot birdie putt at the 19th. Medalist Dan Falls (67), who had won last year’s MSGA Mid-Am with 68-68 on this golf course, was in trouble against teenager Ben Shields, Pine Ridge GC, who had secured the next-to-last spot in Thursday’s playoff for two places, Shields was 2 up through 15, but the

experienced Falls buckled down and birdied 16, won 17 with a par and completed the comeback with a birdie at 18. Joe Scheffres, Woodmont CC, who has had quarterfinal and semi-final finishes in this event in the past, halved the last five holes with Lee Detmer, then took their morning match with a birdie on the playoff hole. Then he faced Falls, won 8-9 for 2 up and later won 16 for 1 up. However, Falls pulled another magic act with a birdie at 17 and a birdie at 18 for a 1-up decision. Loyola University Maryland golf coach Chris Baloga was in the field, along with former Greyhound golfers, Bassler and Bart George, and current team member Wisner. Baloga lost to Warnquist in the first round last year, but made up for it this year with a chip-in birdie at 14 and a 20-foot putt at 15 to set up a 2-and-1 victory over the defending champion. Earlier Baloga had birdied Nos. 17-18 to stop David Long, 2 up. Tim Kane, Columbia CC, a first-round loser a year ago, bounced back, beating Bassler, 4 and 3, as the loser did not play nearly as well as he had in the morning in piling up the day’s most one-sided score, a 7-and6 win over Nick Finnblade, Blue Mash GC. Meanwhile, Kane, a 2005 quarter-finalist, won Nos. 7-8-9 with pars to open a 4-up cushion. Mike Stackus, Hobbit’s Glen GC, a finalist a year ago, was 3-down to Andrew Rice after 13 holes in the morning, then “grinded,” rallying to force overtime with wins at 15, 17, and 18. He won the extra hole with a par. In the afternoon, Peter Knade, Talbot CC, who will be a University of Maryland freshman in the fall, took Stackus to the 18th hole before yielding. A Stackus birdie at the end gave him a 2-up win. The others to reach the quarters were George, Connor Flach, Turf Valley CC, and Tyler Herriott, MSGA EClub. - Reported by John Stewart

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Golf Club at South River One-Day Results Forty-eight teams (96 players) competed at the Golf Club at South River One-Day event on Monday, June 6. Of those forty-eight teams, fourteen participated in Division A, twenty-six in Division B, two in the Mixed Division, and four in the Women’s Division. The results from the event are as follows Men’s A 1st Net: Gary Hann/Robert Perini 1st Gross: Bob Stark/Ralph Vanni 2nd Net: Al Behr/ Ken Catucci 2nd Gross: Ryan Crabtree/ Chuck Thatcher

Men’s B 1st Net: Christopher Burns/Randall Grooman 1st Gross: John Randolph/Larry Storck 2nd Net: Terry Blanton/Ed Tafoya 2nd Gross: Tom Agostinelli/Randy Wolff 3rd Net: Harvey Lee/Michael Myirski 3rd Gross: Mike Shaver/Mike Margolies

Mixed 1st Net: Vivian Cocca/Paul Kodzwa

Women 1st Net: Diane Crowley/Joann Moreland

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52 state news MSGA Winner’s circle Share

The Maryland State Golf Association supports the following programs and initiatives in its pursuit of enhancing and improving the game of golf in the State of Maryland: • The MSGA sponsors the Emmet Gary Scholarship which is presented annually to agronomy students at the University of Maryland. Since 1969, there have been 157 recipients who have received scholarships totaling over $300,000. Many of the students have gone on to become golf course superintendents in Maryland and across the country. • The MSGA became a co-sponsor of the First Tee Metro Tour in the State of Maryland in 2013. The First Tee Metro Tour is a developmental tournament series that is open to The First Tee participants from the Greater Washington, D.C., Howard County, Baltimore, Prince George’s County and Montgomery County Chapters. The participants must be an active First Tee participant, at least 12 years of age and a Birdie Level Participant. • Since 2006, the MSGA has awarded educational scholarships to individuals employed by MSGA member clubs and/or their children, and to students having completed their junior year of high school with a bona fide connection to the game of golf. To date, $98,250 of scholarships have been awarded under this program. • The MSGA is offering grants to support junior golfers in their pursuit of obtaining a golf scholarship. This is a new program which began in 2015. • The MSGA is contributing toward the creation of the Turfgrass Pathology Research Endowed Chair at the University of MD. Recognizing the vital importance of this position, the endowment will enable the University to recruit and support a world class pathologist and continue the industry-leading success of the Maryland Turfgrass Program. The Executive Committee of the MSGA encourages all golfers in the State of Maryland to partner with us in supporting these worthy causes. All contributions to the MSGA are fully deductible in accordance with IRS regulations and will be recognized on the MSGA website and at the annual meeting.

Please send your contribution payable to the MSGA at 1777 Reisterstown Road, Suite 145, Baltimore, MD 21208.

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DFX stands for Deep Face Extreme. Once the golfer stands over this driver they will see the difference. The clubface is now 5 mm deeper than the previous version, which catches the ball at impact slightly longer and combines with the nitrogen inside the clubhead to create reduced spin and more distance. In mygolfspy.com, Most Wanted Driver of 2014 article it rated the Air Force One DFX fifth among all new-for-2014 drivers. The article is located online athttp://www. mygolfspy.com/2014-most-wanted-driveroverall-awards/ -- claims the Air Force One DFX did well in all of its test categories. Total driving distance was 222.59 yards; total gained vs. control was +1.72 yards; spin was 2991.89 rpm; launch angle was 10.9 degrees, and ball speed was 138.31 mph. PowerBilt has signed MMA athlete Cub Swanson to promote the DFX driver and all of its latest golf equipment. An avid golfer who grew up mostly in the Palm Springs area, the MMA pro Swanson is part of a new marketing campaign to position PowerBilt with an edgier personality. The Air Force One DFX features Nitrogen N7 “Nitrogen Charged” technology, a newly patented method to reinforce the clubface without adding any weight. The forged titanium body comes with titanium cup face technology, as well as aerodynamic clubhead shaping. It’s available in both the high MOI and Tour Series, in lofts of 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° and 12.5°. Standard shaft length is 45 ½”. The club is offered in several leading shaft models from the top OEM shaft brands, so that golfers will achieve the optimum launch angle and spin rate for their unique swing. MSRP starts at $299.99, and there is an upcharge for some shaft models.

About PowerBilt Golf Since 1916 PowerBilt Golf has designed golf clubs the world’s best have used to win such tournaments as The Masters, the U.S. open, and the PGA Championship. today, PowerBilt is pushing the limits on technology with REAL innovation. USGA Conforming, Air Force One woods feature Nitrogen Charged Club Heads, faces as thin as 2.6mm, the largest sweet spot in golf, and maximum COR regardless of swing speed. And all Air Force One woods feature customized speed-rated shafts from Fujikura. New Nitrogen Charged Air Force irons also feature the hottest and thinnest face in golf. PowerBilt also remains the No. 1 choice for junior golfers; and the PowerBilt Air Force One irons were named to the 2011 and 2013 Golf Digest Hot List. Plus One Sports, Inc., is the U.S. licensee of the PowerBilt brand. PowerBilt is a division of the Hillerich & Bradsby Co., a family owned-company which has been making golf clubs since 1916. Based in Louisville, Ky., Hillerich & Bradsby is also the maker of the world-famous Louisville Slugger bats and Bionic gloves.

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The Maryland State Golf Association supports the following programs and initiatives in its pursuit of enhancing and improving the game of golf in the State of Maryland: • The MSGA sponsors the Emmet Gary Scholarship which is presented annually to agronomy students at the University of Maryland. Since 1969, there have been 151 recipients who have received scholarships totaling $289,476. Many of the students have gone on to become golf course superintendents in Maryland and across the country. • The MSGA became a co-sponsor of the First Tee Metro Tour in the State of Maryland in 2013. The First Tee Metro Tour is a developmental tournament series that is open to The First Tee participants from the Greater Washington, D.C., Howard County, Baltimore, Prince George’s County and Montgomery County Chapters. The participants must be an active First Tee participant, at least 12 years of age and a Birdie Level Participant. • Since 2006, the MSGA has awarded educational scholarships to individuals employed by MSGA member clubs and/or their children, and to students having completed their junior year of high school with a bona fide connection to the game of golf. To date, $87,500 of scholarships have been awarded under this program. • The MSGA is offering support to junior golfers in their pursuit of obtaining a golf scholarship. This is a new program beginning in 2014. • The MSGA is contributing toward the creation of the Turfgrass Pathology Research Endowed Chair at the University of MD. Recognizing the vital importance of this position, the endowment will enable the University to recruit and support a world class pathologist and continue the industry-leading success of the Maryland Turfgrass Program. The Executive Committee of the MSGA encourages all golfers in the State of Maryland to partner with us in supporting these worthy causes. All contributions to the MSGA are fully deductible in accordance with IRS regulations and will be recognized on the MSGA website and at the annual meeting. Please send your contribution payable to the MSGA at 1777 Reisterstown Road, Suite 145, Baltimore, MD 21208.


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70 MSGA OFFER Victory Golf Pass and the MSGA Partnership Share

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n 2006, the MSGA started its Patron Member Program, as a way to reach more amateur golfers and provide opportunities to play many different Maryland golf courses. In the first year, over 60 Maryland courses offered privileges for the program-- it was an immediate success, with over 1,000 players joining the program in the first year! The proceeds from the program were designated to support junior golf and scholarships. Since then, the program has evolved and partnerships were formed. Initially it was the Middle Atlantic PGA that endorsed the program. Then the Maryland Golf Course Owners Association got on board. Over the years, the MSGA sought to add value by partnering with neighboring organizations, which brought partnerships with the Delaware State Golf Association, the Pennsylvania Golf Course Owners Association and the Ohio Golf Course Owners Association. Then for 2013, the MSGA announced its newest partnership, with the Victory Golf Pass. The Victory Golf Pass was created by PGA Professional Andy Barbin, owner of Chesapeake Bay Golf Club in Northeast Maryland. Barbin has actually started his program in the same year as the MSGA program, and by 2012, he had recruited over 300 participating courses in MD, VA, DC, DE, PA and NJ. Barbin’s program also supported a charitable cause for Crohn’s Disease. As a golf course owner and PGA professional, Barbin understood that programs like these have the potential to grow incremental revenue for clubs, as well as introduce new players. “We know our members love the program, but as a PGA member, I know the program must work for the clubs too,” said Barbin. MSGA Patron Member Program MARYLAND STATE GOLF MAGAZINE | June 2016

Coordinator David Norman agrees, “We have enjoyed working with Andy, and our focus is growing the game. That means more rounds for Maryland clubs and a better golfing experience for Maryland golfers.” Traditionally Patron Member clubs have offered MSGA Patron Members an opportunity to play their course for a special rate, often $25 or less. Offers vary by day of week, time of day, etc., and some clubs offer multiple specials. Barbin’s suggestions for participating clubs this year will bring some new features.

• Off-season promotions – golf is a year round sport! • Special added-value discounts for seniors – they are loyal and have time for golf – also Military (Hero) discounts • Good pricing – make it attractive and strive for incremental rounds • Special promotions for junior build business now and for the future

Barbin and Norman have teamed up to recruit the clubs and keep excellent value for golfers, while bringing business to the clubs. The new lineup of courses will be announced soon, in time for ordering the perfect holiday gift for that special golfer in your family. Please track the program in Maryland State Golf magazine and on the MSGA website, www.msga.org. Thanks go to the clubs that support the program and make it a big winner for junior golf and charity!


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2016 Participating Golf Facilities Maryland Golf Facilities (69)

Maryland National Golf Club Arundel Golf Park McDaniel College Golf Club Bay Hills Golf Club Mountain Branch Beaver Creek Country Club Musket Ridge Golf Club (SILVER) Blue Heron Golf Course Nutters Crossing Bowie Golf and Country Club Oakland Golf Club Bulle Rock (GOLD) Ocean City Golf Club Newport Bay Course Caroline Golf Club Ocean City Golf Club Seaside Course Chesapeake Bay Golf Club at North East Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club Chesapeake Bay Golf Club at Rising Sun Ocean Resorts WWCC Golf Club Chesapeake Hills Golf Club Olney Golf Park Clustered Spires Golf Club P.B. Dye Golf Course (SILVER) Compass Pointe Golf Courses Patriots Glen National Cross Creek Golf Club Patuxent Greens Golf Club Cumberland Country Club Queenstown Harbor - Lakes Course Deer Run Golf Club Queenstown Harbor - River Course (GOLD) Eagle’s Landing Red Gate Golf Course Eisenhower Golf Course Renditions Golf Course Elkton Golf & Batting Center River Marsh Golf Club Fairway Hills Golf Club River Run Golf Club Furnace Bay Golf Club Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links Geneva Farm Golf Course Swan Point Yacht & Country Club Glade Valley Golf Club GlenRiddle Golf Club - Man O’War Course (SILVER) The Bay Club Golf Course East The Bay Club Golf Course West Great Hope Golf Course The Woodlands Golf Course Green Hill Country Club University of Maryland Golf Course Greystone Golf Course Waverly Woods Golf Club Henson Creek Golf Club West Winds Golf Club Hog Neck Golf Course Westminster Island Green Horse Bridge Golf Club Westminster National Golf Course Lake Presidential (GOLD/SILVER) Wetlands Golf Club Laurel Golf Center Whiskey Creek Golf Club (GOLD) Links at Lighthouse Sound White Plains Golf Course Maple Run Golf Club Worthington Manor Golf Club Maplehurst Country Club Marlton Golf Club

Delaware Golf Facilities (24)

Back Creek Golf Club Bayside Resort Golf Club (GOLD) Baywood Greens Golf Club Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club (SILVER) Deerfield Delcastle Golf Club Dover Par 3 & Driving Range Ed Oliver Golf Club Frog Hollow Golf & Swim Club Garrisons Lake Golf Club Heritage Shores Club Hooper’s Landing Golf Course

Washington, DC Golf Facilities (3) East Potomac Golf Course Langston Golf Course

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Maple Dale Country Club Midway Par 3 Newark Country Club Odessa National Golf Club Rock Manor Salt Pond Golf Club Stenger’s Shamrock Farms Par 3 Sussex Pines Country Club The Rookery North The Rookery South White Clay Creek Country Club (SILVER) Wild Quail Golf & Country Club

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FOUNDING OF THE MARYLAND STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION

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by Randal P. Reed, Former Director of Rules and Competitions of the Maryland State Golf Association

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he Maryland State Golf Association functions as the primary voice of the United States Golf Association lls its constitutional mandate by promoting the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf as embodied in its ancient and honorable traditions; sponsoring and conducting state championship tournaments as well as USGA qualifying rounds each year; educating and informing Maryland golfers about changes in the Rules of Golf; providing course rating and handicap services to member clubs; fostering respect for the game of golf as well as its rules; and awarding scholarships. The following article was compiled and written by Randal P. Reed, MSGA Director of Rules & Competitions and describes the circumstances surrounding the founding of the MSGA.


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THE FIRST FOURTEEN CLUBS The Maryland State Golf Association was founded during a meeting at the Emerson Hotel in Baltimore on March 8, 1921. The founding clubs, which were said to represent 8,000 state golfers, were as follows: • Baltimore Country Club • Hagerstown Country Club • Maryland Country Club • Cumberland Country Club • Rolling Road Golf Club • Tome Golf Club • Green Spring Valley Hunt Club • Sherwood Forest Golf Club • Suburban Club • Naval Academy Golf Club • Elkridge Hunt Club • Talbot Country Club • Public Parks Golf Association • Monterey Country Club

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The Public Parks Golf Association was comprised of golfers at Clifton Park in Baltimore City. This Association had been organized during meetings in January, 1921 with William F. rst president. Located near Antietam Creek and in the general area of the current Hagerstown Municipal Golf Course, the nine-hole Hagerstown Country Club operated from 1908 – 1928, closing about four years after the opening of Fountain Head Country Club on the other side of town. Tome Golf Club was a prep school golf club in Port Deposit. The school overlooked the Susquehanna River and later moved to Northeast. Maryland Country Club, founded in the early 1900s near the Suburban Club, eventually met its demise during the Great Depression. The Washington Area clubs – Chevy Chase, Columbia, Bannockburn and Kirkside – declined to join the association because of their involvement with the Middle Atlantic Golf Association and District of Columbia Golf Association and also due to impending obligations to assist with the national open championship at Columbia Country Club.


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CAPITAL EXPANSION As an aside, nine Washington Area clubs did join the MSGA in the early 1930s: Chevy Chase, Columbia, Burning Tree, Bannockburn, Indian Spring, Manor, Beaver Dam, Congressional and Kenwood. Bannockburn, originally located near Chevy Chase Circle (Connecticut Avenue and East-West Highway) moved to the Glen Echo area around 1910 and then was sold for residential development in 1946. Kirkside continued as the successor club to Bannockburn at the Chevy Chase Circle location. Indian Spring, which would later move to Layhill Road north of Georgia Avenue, was then located near the Four Corners area of Colesville Road and New Hampshire Avenue. Indian Spring closed in December, 2005. Beaver Dam in Landover later became Prince Georges Country Club and then, shortly after a move to Mitchellville in the early 1980s, was renamed the Country Club at Woodmore. Monterey Country Club, less than one mile from the Mason-Dixon Line in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, is a particularly interest case of a founding member club. Monterey had one of the oldest golf courses in the country. Located approximately eight miles from Camp David and built prior to 1885, the club featured a wide range of recreational and dining facilities that were popular among Washington area visitors. In addition to golf, the sports of tennis and swimming were featured. Over the years, visitors included Presidents Wilson, Coolidge and Eisenhower. The eventual Duchess of Windsor, Wallace rst green in Square Cottage. After the Battle of Gettysburg, the Army of Northern Virginia retreated through a swampy area that eventually became the site of Monterey Country Club.

OUR EARLY LEADERS cers of the Maryland State Golf Association were M. Tyson Ellicott, Baltimore Country Club, president; rst vice-president; R. Marsden Smith, Rolling Road Golf Club, second vicepresident; and Claude C. Madison, secretary-treasurer. Lieutenant F.L. Janeway of the Naval Academy Golf Club fth member of the Executive Committee. Originally, the 1921 Amateur Championship was scheduled for Rolling Road Golf Club and the Open Championship

at Baltimore Country Club. Later the Open was moved to Rolling Road and the Women’s Championship was rst there was discussion of a Baltimore City Championship to be conducted by the new state golf association. However, this initiative was soon undertaken by the Public Parks Golf Association at Clifton Park.

ORIGIN OF THE STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION Based on Baltimore Sun reporting by Claude C. Madison, among the spurs to the formation of the Maryland State Golf Association was the exhibition match between Harry Vardon, Ted Ray and B. Warren Corkran at Baltimore Country Club during the summer of 1920. The year of 1920 marked Vardon’s last trip to the United States while Ray captured his sole U.S. Open Championship at the Inverness Club in August, 1920, where he edged Vardon, Leo Diegel and Jock Hutchinson by one stroke, with the 50-year old Vardon going six over par in the last six holes. The temporary chairman of the Maryland players who called for a state golf association was R.E. Hanson. Hanson sent the invitations for the organization meeting that was held at the Emerson Hotel. In the March 9, 1921 Baltimore Sun, Claude Madison reported that “R.E. Hanson, who fostered and originated the idea of a State golf association, was lauded in a resolution unanimously adopted, which expressed appreciation of his orts to advance the game in Maryland. Hanson recently removed to New York.” Golf developments in Maryland even attracted the interest of Grantland Rice, the foremost sportswriter of the era. In ered the following remarks: “The movement to form a State golf association should be supported by every golfer in Maryland. Golf is now on the way to an even-greater boom and the golf courses and players of Maryland occupy too high a place to remain outside the fold. The fact that the national open championship is to be held at Columbia Country Club will bring additional attention to Maryland golf. There is no question that a State association can do a lot for the game, and at the same time the players get a lot of keen competition out of the organization.” Interestingly, there was spirited competition for the hosting rst championships. Representatives of Maryland Country Club, Rolling Road Golf Club and the Suburban Club were quite expressive in promoting their clubs. June 2016 | MARYLAND STATE GOLF MAGAZINE


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Baltimore Country Club is widely recognized as one of the top 50 country clubs in the nation R. Marsden Smith, green committee chairman at Rolling Road Golf Club weighed in: “We think we can show the golfers of the State something unique in golf construction. Our course is adequate in every respect for entertaining the championship. The only possible objection would be the misapprehension that we might not be ready due to improvements in the greens. By the middle of June when the tournament probably will be held, Rolling Road will be in tip-top condition.” Not to be outdone, A.E. Marshall, who chaired the Maryland Country Club golf committee, claimed that his club “is the logical course to entertain the championship. We have lengthened our course to championship distance. We are centrally located and we want the event.” The president of the Suburban Club, A.F. Weinberg, upped the stakes with the following pronouncement: “We have the greatest golf course in Maryland and, as this is to be a real championship contest, let’s play it on a real course.” (Claude Madison further noted Mr. Weinberg’s view that while the other two clubs have very decent courses, they “could not hold a candle to Suburban.”) MARYLAND STATE GOLF MAGAZINE | June 2016

ered his club as a site for the 1925 Maryland Amateur. In the early 1920s Sherwood Forest was being developed by William F. Cochran as a private retreat on the Severn River. Cochran ered a sterling silver cup for a club team competition during the Maryland Amateur.

THE PRESENT Today, some 92 years later, the Maryland State Golf Association represents some 125 member clubs, and provides course rating and handicap services to 160 clubs and courses in Maryland. The MSGA is directed by a 15 member Board of Directors who represent various member of four . Our tournament schedule now consists of some 30 state tournaments as well as USGA ers.

For additional information about the MSGA and its member services please visit our web site at www.msga.org or call (410) 653-5300.


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PROGRAMS & SERVICES • Conduct 19 Men’s State Championships • Conduct 11 Women’s State Championships ers for both men and women • Conduct local collegiate competitions • Conduct one day Play Day net events • Along with the MAPGA provide handicap and club tournament software services and maintenance of those services • Provide course and slope rating for men and women’s tees free • Scholarships for member club employees and/or children, and junior golfers who are involved in the game • Junior Girls’ Scholarship Program • Sponsor the Emmet Gary Turf Scholarships at the University of Maryland • Conduct Rules of Golf and Handicap Seminars • Monitor and lobby state legislation impacting golf and the turf grass industries t of all Maryland golfers. • Provide amateur reinstatement services • Promote the game • Publish e-newsletters to inform members of current news within the organization • Hole-in-One Club exclusively for members of member clubs • Golf Patron Program (discount golf program for MD golfers) • Honor the Player of the Year and the Senior Player of the Year • Promote state wide charity tournaments on web site’s Charity Corner


MARYLAND STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION

OFFICERS & STAFF 2016 Board of Directors

COMING SOON

PRESIDENT Stanard Klinefelter Elkridge CC sklinefelter@brownadvisory.com 410-537-5402

VICE PRESIDENT Diane Herndon Argyle CC dinger54@gmail.com 301-518-9221

VICE PRESIDENT Cliff Patterson Manor CC cliff@mpmattorneys.com 301-651-8251

VICE PRESIDENT David “Moose” Brown Rolling Road GC moose@advpack.com 410-358-9444

VICE PRESIDENT Jan Miller Baltimore CC jmiller@rcmd.com 410-339-5872

VICE PRESIDENT Brian Fitzgerald Chevy Chase Club tzgerald@equuspartners.com 703-391-1482

VICE PRESIDENT Paul Dillon Congressional CC ped529@comcast.net 301-518-5567

SECRETARY Robert Sherwood Columbia CC jrssenior@msn.com 443-534-5118

DIRECTOR AT LARGE William Matton US Naval Academy GC billmatton@verizon.net 410-956-4815

DIRECTOR AT LARGE Carolyn Hudson Bowie G & CC carhud@aol.com 301-661-0149


2016 MSGA Staff EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR William Smith Hillendale CC bsmith@msga.org 410-653-5300

VICE PRESIDENT Ted Florenz Chartwell Golf & CC jetflorenz@comcast.net 410-492-0472

VICE PRESIDENT John Barse Columbia CC Jack@barse.org 301-229-6031

VICE PRESIDENT Alexander Martin Green Spring Valley HC abmartin1@aol.com 443-310-2445

TREASURER John Pauliny Hillendale CC johnpauliny@comcast.net 410-252-9107

DIRECTOR AT LARGE Joan McGinnis Holly Hills CC joanmcginnis3@gmail.com 301-644-2738

DIRECTOR OF RULES AND COMPETITIONS Kelly Newland knewland@msga.org 410-653-5300

ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (Handicap Manager) Matt Sloan matt@msga.org 410-653-5300

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Kim Ferguson kferguson@msga.org 410-653-5300

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