March of Dimes: Golf For Babies

The Central Maryland March of Dimes Golf for Babies event will be held Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at the Greystone Golf Course in Baltimore County, MD. Proceeds from Golf for Babies will fund vital research, grants, and educational outreach to help satisfy the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.

EVENT CHAIR: Michael Forthman, Vice President Facilities and Support Services, GBMC

DATE: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

SCHEDULE: This exciting event will kick off at 11am with registration and a box lunch on the course. A shotgun start at 1pm will be followed by an evening reception of dinner, prize auctions, and awards.

LOCATION: Greystone Golf Course

2115 White Hall Road

White Hall, MD 21161

TEAM OPPORTUNITIES: *GOLD (4 golfers) – $1,750

*SILVER (2 golfers) – $900

*BRONZE (1 golfer) – $450

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS: *Title Sponsor (8 golfers) – $6,000

*Dinner or Lunch (4 golfers) – $2,500          *Auction (4 golfers) – $2,500              

*Cart (4 golfers) – $2,500

*Practice Tee or Scoreboard (4 golfers) – $2,500

*Putting Contest (4 golfers) – $2,500

*Signage (4 golfers) – $2,500

CONTACT: Christie Vera

175 W. Ostend Street

Suite C

Baltimore, MD 21230

410.752-8076 (t)

410.547.2521 (f)

King for a Day at Lake Presidential

It’s hard to imagine that a course that has only been in existence since May of 2008 would widely be considered as one of Maryland’s top Public Golf Courses, but after spending an afternoon at the course, it’s very easy to understand why Lake Presidential deserves these accolades . . . and many more.

Amazingly, Lake Presidential is still in its infancy still working through only its third golf season, although its run like such a well-oiled machine that you would believe it has been around for decades.  From the Bag Drop attendants and Maintenance Crew to the Pro Shop employees and the Starter, every member of the staff is well-educated about the course and treats you with a great amount of respect. 

You may think that I’m making this next part up, but trust me, I was just as shocked when the contractors working on a house just off one of the fairways actually halted their work while our group took our swings!  This clearly emphasizes the high level of value the development places on the golf course.

The layout of the course is phenomenal, providing an ideal golf experience.  From the Clubhouse, you essentially perform a figure-eight from the 1st to the 18th, each hole leading directly to the next with limited distance in between.  There is no fear of errant shots from other golfers affecting your play, and interaction between groups is limited to the four holes near the Clubhouse (1, 9, 10 & 18). 

Lake Presidential - view from the Clubhouse

Then there is the lake which gives the course its name — 30-acres of pristine waterway that Lake Presidential is designed around.  While the water and wind are key factors of numerous holes, it’s more the aesthetic impact of the lake that makes this a special place to play.

As for the course itself, the conditions are impeccable.  Even on a day after receiving lots of overnight rain, everything from Tee to Green was in excellent shape, and that includes the monstrous Sand Traps which I spent more time in than I like to admit.  It is very easy to tell that the Superintendent is on the top of his game as Lake Presidential seems to be one of the top conditioned courses in the region.

Overall, I left the course feeling euphoric; it is truly is an incredible experience.  There are not many courses that are as rewarding as Lake Presidential, and my only regret is that it took me until now to play.  I certainly will not make that same mistake twice and I cannot wait to schedule my next outing.

Tiger Woods Divorced!

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren were officially divorced on Monday. The divorce was granted in Bay County Circuit Court in Panama City, Florida.The couple married in October 2004 in Barbados and have a 3-year-old daughter and a 19-month-old son.

“We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future,” Woods and Elin Nordegren said in a joint statement released by their lawyers.