Showing posts with label Winter quarters Municipal golf course. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Winter quarters Municipal golf course. Show all posts

Sunday, January 28, 2018


Our Little Corner In Space And Time    
(Reader-friendly viewing of items from newspaper archives)

August 27, 1941 to January 10, 2018?
"Permanently Closed" is the current status of the Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course as posted on Pocomoke City's website. City Council voted the closure after reviewing information about the dwindling membership and financial red ink at our course, a venue with a rich history covering decades of golfing opportunities enjoyed by men, women, and youngsters in the Pocomoke area and by visitors as well. 

September, 1941
(excerpts from a tongue in cheek column)

Democratic Messenger

April, 1947

Salisbury Times

August, 1961

Salisbury Times

November, 1973
Worcester County Messenger

Winter Quarters Golf Course was a second home to young Charley Houts when he was growing up in Pocomoke City in the 1950's. He went on to a distinguished golf career.

 Photo from The Salisbury Times

In this 1955 picture Houts (at left) is congratulated on winning the Eastern Shore Junior Golf tile by his mentor Avery Smith, chairman of the Pocomoke City Boy's Club golf program. Houts later became the Delmarva Peninsula Golf Association's Eastern Shore champion.  As his golf career advanced he toured nationally and then back on the Eastern Shore he became the Golf Pro at the Nassawango Country Club course near Snow Hill.  His golfing roots at Winter Quarters likely played a major role in making Charley's career accomplishments possible.

What's the future for the Winter Quarters Golf Course? We'll have to stay tuned.   

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Pocomoke Spring Open Golf Tournament

Big fun on a little course!

Join us to support Pocomoke Chamber of Commerce in promoting local businesses.

Entry fee $50 per individual, $200 team.
Cart and lunch included. 
1st Prize- "A Day at The Bay Club" Four rounds of golf, including carts and lunch at The Bay Club in Berlin!
2nd prize-  Four rounds of golf, including carts, at Rum Pointe Seaside Links in Berlin.
3rd Prize - Four rounds of golf at The Peninsula Golf & Country Club in Longneck.

Silent auction with restaurant certificates, rounds of golf from Bear Trap Dunes, Nutters Crossing & Great Hope and other great items. Also door prizes & a 50/50 drawing.

Come out and show your support!

To get involved contact Jennifer at
or 410-957-1919.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The New Pocomoke City Mini Park

This eyesore of a corner lot in downtown Pocomoke City has had a true makeover!  Angela Manos, Downtown Coordinator for Pocomoke City has done an amazing job with sprucing up downtown Pocomoke in the short time she has been there. 

In fact, I'd say, Pocomoke City has had a makeover!

Great job, Angela and everyone involved.

Written by
Angela Manos
Pocomoke City Downtown Coordinator

Are you watching our NEW MINI-PARK -- at Second & Market -- start to take shape?

Many thanks go to our WINTER QUARTERS MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE Superintendent, Douglas Guns AND to Pocomoke High School Media Relations Specialist, Patricia Tomasovic & PHS freshman STUDENTS, (left to right) Brandi Lemaster and Carolinda Fear.

Brandi and Carolinda worked with Ms.Tomasovic to plant our seasonal flower beds  as part of PHS' After-School Academy; also completing their Service Learning Requirements.

Brandi Lemaster (left) Carolinda Fear (right)
kb Photo

The students’ work is just one downtown beautification project that PHS administration, faculty and students have been involved with. Youth involvement with our downtown revitalization effort has been championed by PHS' newly appointed Principal, Annette Wallace.

MANY THANKS to all!!!

— with Douglas Guns, Brandi Lemaster, Annette Wallace, Patricia Tomasovic and Carolinda Fear at Pocomoke City, Maryland.

~You can find City of Pocomoke and kb photo on facebook ~