OPLGA Donates to Junior Golf

The Ocean Pines Ladies’ Golf Association recently donated over $500 to Ocean Pines Golf Club. The money will be used to purchase new junior golf clubs for use with programs at the course.

The donations were given by Ocean Pines Ladies’ Golf Association members in memory of fellow member Elinor Lees, who recently passed away. Lees was a long-time member of the Ocean Pines Ladies’ Golf Association as well as a competitive player on the league’s traveling team.

An avid and accomplished athlete, Lees had represented the state of Maryland in the Senior Olympics for tennis and golf, winning many gold medals.  She also won countless 18-hole and 9-hole Ocean Pines ladies’ club championships. One of her most notable moments at Ocean Pines was her shooting a score of 80 when she turned 80.

Ocean Pines Ladies’ Golf Association members have described Lees as “a great competitor in all the sports she pursued and [one who] exhibited great sportsmanship in all sports.” They emphasized that she will be greatly missed by her friends and fellow competitors at the course.

The Ocean Pines Ladies’ Golf Association is a 9-hole league open to all women golfers in Ocean Pines; membership at Ocean Pines Golf Club is not required. The organization meets for weekly play, tournaments and other special events. Contact Olga Novy at novsnet33@gmail.com or 410-641-5070 or Ann Shockley at shock1030@verizon.net for information about joining.

For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at 410-641-7717 or dsawyer@oceanpines.org.

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