February 25, 2008 |
Gloucester County's Maple Ridge Golf Club - known in its heyday as the Eagles Nest, when former quarterback Ron Jaworski was the owner - closed more than a year ago and has found new life as a haven for hikers and bicyclists. The land has rolling hills - a rarity in this area - and a babbling U-shaped stream that nourishes the Mantua Creek watershed, said Richard Dilks, chairman of the environmental commission in Wenonah, a tiny borough that sits on its border. The 112 acres have swaths of tall pines and deciduous conifers and are home to deer, red fox and 63 species of birds, including an albino red-tailed hawk that has naturalists abuzz.
November 7, 2006 |
Tiger Woods has been conquering golf courses around the world. Now he is going to start building them. Following other players-turned-architects, Woods announced yesterday that he has formed Tiger Woods Design and will start looking for land to design golf courses. He did not say where his first golf course would be, although an announcement is expected by the end of the year, and the site will likely be outside the United States. Colleges Chuck Davis scored 29 points, including two decisive jump shots late in the second half, to lead Division II Shippensburg to a 67-61 basketball upset of Penn State in an exhibition game at the Nittany Lions' Bryce Jordan Center.
March 27, 2005 |
The worst is over. Or that's what golf pros around the country hope. After enduring three years of declining rounds and worrisome finances, many area golf courses hope a slight upturn last year and ringing telephones this spring signal good days to come. "I'm forecasting a good year," said Rob Passarelli, head pro at Wyncote Golf Club, a popular upscale daily-fee course in Oxford. "We've got a lot of people itching to play golf. " A week ago yesterday, Wyncote's tee sheet showed 140 rounds.
December 17, 1992 |
A full 18 holes of golf may seem more strenuous than a round of Putt-Putt, but in Montgomery Township, officials have decreed that miniature golf is more taxing. Under an amendment to Montgomery Township's amusement tax ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors this week, activities such as miniature golf and driving ranges, whether indoors or out, will be taxed at the standard township amusement tax rate of 5 percent instead of the 4 percent rate fixed by the state for regular golf courses.
December 29, 1987 |
Philadelphians: You've got trouble, right here in River City. I say, trouble, with a capital "T" and that rhymes with "G" and that stands for golf! I wish that were only a light-hearted parody on Meredith Willson's "The Music Man," but it's not. A no-kidding hustle is reaching into the ravaged purses of every taxpayer. In 1985, the Fairmount Park Commission led the city into a contract with a private company, Philadelphia Golf Inc. (PGI), empowering PGI to manage the city's five public golf courses.
July 7, 1994 |
A nationally known firm that specializes in the design and development of golf courses was hired last night by the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Ault, Clark and Associates Ltd. of Kensington, Md., was retained by the county for $12,500 to develop a 10-year capital improvement plan for the recently acquired Pitman Golf Course in Mantua Township. James B. Cannon, the county's assistant administrator and director of personnel, said the company will survey the course and project repairs, improvements and costs for the next 10 years.
June 11, 1987 |
Offering visions of celebrity and professional golf tournaments to come, representatives of Hansen Properties unveiled preliminary plans for a "world- class" golf course and country club at the proposed Hidden Springs Corporate Center. As members of the Horsham Township Zoning Hearing Board listened during a hearing Monday night, attorney Frank W. Jenkins, who represents Hansen, described the proposed facility. He asked board members for a special exception to allow a 7,100-yard course on property zoned residential.
April 14, 1986 |
They talked easily about trash collection, police protection, new trucks and traffic lights - the stuff that ward politics are made of. But when the issue of senior citizens and golf fees came up at a meeting Thursday, the Abington Township Board of Commissioners shifted uneasily in their seats to explain why nobody's vote was "against senior citizens. " Finally, nine of 15 commissioners voted to keep the 50-cent fee charged to senior citizens who play nine holes on weekdays at the township's Alverthorpe Park golf course.
November 21, 1990 |
A Gloucester County proposal to acquire the Pitman Country Club could be a self-sustaining proposition that would also pay for the cost of the purchase. That argument and others concerning an application to the state are scheduled for a public hearing tonight after the regular meeting of the freeholders in Gloucester County. The freeholders, following a national trend in which city and county governments are purchasing golf courses to preserve open space, announced on Friday that they would apply for a loan under the state's "Green Acres" program to purchase the 18-hole golf course on Jefferson Road in Mantua.
April 16, 1999 |
The city golf course deal is finally done. Barring an unforeseen glitch, the city and Meadowbrook Golf Group Inc. could sign an agreement as early as today that would transfer management of the city's six municipal courses - Cobbs Creek, Karakung, Juniata, Walnut Lane, John F. Bryne and FDR - to the Chicago company for the next 11 years. "The Park Commission has approved the transfer," said Jim Bloom, a member of the commission's golf subcommittee. "We expect it to take effect very, very quickly.