August 19, 2013 |
It is hardly a wild analogy to compare the Camden County borough of Pine Valley to an old Communist-bloc stronghold. Located less than 20 miles southeast of the city where this nation's freedom was born and only three miles from a town named Berlin, this foreboding fiefdom is enclosed by barbed- wire-topped fencing and guarded checkpoints. That level of protection seems incongruous for an 84-year-old borough that occupies barely a square mile just down from Clementon Park & Splash World and which, as of the 2010 U.S. Census, had just 12 residents and 21 structures.
June 27, 1994 |
Rob Shuey of Bent Creek Country Club scored a 5-under-par 65 for a 1-stroke lead at the halfway mark of the 36-hole $24,500 Philadelphia PGA Burlington Classic yesterday in a field of 215 at the Burlington (N.J.) Country Club. In a second-place tie at 66 for today's concluding round were Jim Curran of Llanerch, Willie Scholl of Gulph Mills and Brad Hertzog of Foxchase. Scholl also was ahead in the Senior Division by 6 strokes over Ed Kramer of Somerton Springs. Scholl and Jason Lamp of Pine Valley Golf Club and their amateur partners - Lou Cardis, Bernie Curran and Bob Vickers - won the Pro-Amateur team event with a two-best-ball score of 116.
October 16, 1994 |
The Chester Valley pair of Bob Maze and Gary Daniels won the Springhaven Club Invitational golf tournament with a 36-hole, 8-under-par score of 67-65-132 yesterday at the better-ball-of-partners competition. Maze-Daniels, who closed with a 5-under-par 65, had been in a four-way second place tie at 67 at the end of Friday's first round. The leaders at that time, Barry Bowen and Jack Helms, with a 4-under-66, went up to 71 yesterday, for a 137 total. Llanerch's Neil McDermott and Jim Robertson were second with 133. CANADA CUP William Carson and Brian Weaver took the halfway lead of 62 net in the better-ball-of-partners 36-hole handicap tournament for the Canada Cup yesterday at the Pine Valley Golf Club.
May 23, 1989 |
Ed Dougherty, the former PGA tour player from Edgmont, moved up from a fourth-place tie at the end of 18 holes to win the $12,120 Philadelphia PGA Burlington County Open golf tournament yesterday with a 3-under-par, 36-hole score of 69-68-137 at the Burlington Country Club. Dougherty, in his first local victory of the season, earned $1,975. Home pro Greg Farrow, the first day's leader with a 4-under-par 66, finished in a three-way tie for second at 138 with Brian Kelly of Ingleside and Jim Muething of Pine Valley Golf Club.
September 24, 1994 |
Jay Howson of St. Davids Golf Club, Jim Kania of Overbrook Golf Club and Kelly Miller of Southern Pines, N.C., were the only players to beat par in the opening round of the 70th annual George Arthur Crump Memorial Cup tournament yesterday at Pine Valley Golf Club. The trio tied at 1-under 71 in medal play, with two rounds of match play set for today and two tomorrow. Howson, a senior player, birdied holes 2, 7, 8 and 15. Kania also birdied four holes and Miller birdied three.
October 5, 1992 |
The Massachusetts team won the 87th renewal of the Lesley Cup, one of the nation's oldest golf events, yesterday at the Pine Valley Golf Club with a 54- hole tally of 47 1/2 points against 39 for New York, the defending holder; 34 for Pennsylvania, and 29 1/2 for Quebec. Quebec's Pierre Archambault won the Lesley Plate for the lowest gross score, 5-over-par 35-40-75. Pennsylvania's Leighton Ford of Aronimink Golf Club and Ross Campbell of Sunnybrook Golf Club won the Lesley Bowl for the lowest alternate shot score of 78. The Walsh brothers, Chet and Tim, of the Philadelphia Country Club shot a 5-under-par better-ball-of-partners' round of 68 to win the inaugural Philadelphia Cricket Club Invitational Golf Tournament with a 36-hole score of 136.
September 30, 1993 |
The Philadelphia PGA players came from behind in the final match yesterday to defeat the 12-man squad from the Golf Association of Philadelphia, 9 1/2-8 1/2, in the Ping Challenge Cup pro-vs.-amateur team encounter on the Flourtown course of the Philadelphia Cricket Club. In that final match of the singles and better-ball-of-partners competition, Pete Oakley of Rehoboth Beach, Del., shot a 2-under 69 to defeat George "Buddy" Marucci, former Pennsylvania and Philadelphia amateur champion from Pine Valley Golf Club, 2 and 1. Ed Sabo, pro at Laurel Creek Country Club in Moorestown, N.J., won the other singles, 2 up, with par golf against Robin McCool of Saucon Valley.
September 27, 1993 |
Jay Sigel, former U.S. and British amateur champion from Aronimink, won the George Arthur Crump Memorial Cup golf tournament for the ninth time since 1975 in dramatic fashion by 1 stroke over George "Buddy" Marucci with a 3-over- par 38-35-73 yesterday at the Pine Valley Golf Club. Sigel, last victorious in 1991, birdied the 17th hole to take a 2-stroke lead over Marucci, a Pine Valley member who was runner-up with 36-38-74. On the 18th, Sigel misfired his tee shot into a right fairway bunker and his next shot landed in a narrow, deep trap left of the green in an unplayable lie. Twice he took a drop, but each time the ball rolled nearer the hole.
May 8, 2013 |
Ernest L. Ransome III, 86, of Okatie, S.C., and formerly of Camden County, a nationally ranked college athlete who earned the 1995 Ike Grainger Award from the U.S. Golf Association for more than 25 years of volunteer work, died Sunday, May 5, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. A 16-year resident of Okatie, he previously resided at Pine Valley Golf Club in Pine Valley, Camden County, a daughter, Elizabeth Ransome, said Tuesday. Mr. Ransome since 1988 had been board chairman of his family firm, Giles & Ransome Inc., distributor of heavy construction equipment, with headquarters in Bensalem.
September 22, 1996 |
David Lind of Chicago made an exceptional run to the semifinals of the 72d Crump Cup tournament yesterday at Pine Valley Golf Club. Lind defeated former U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Jerry Courville, qualifying medalist Chris Lange and 1995 U.S. Amateur runner-up Buddy Marucci. At 7:30 a.m., Lind resumed his darkness-interrupted playoff for the final place in the match-play draw and scored a par 5 on the sixth extra hole - they had played five on Friday - to defeat Courville, the 1994 Crump Cup victor.