Sunday, April 07, 2002

Local legends honored

Tournament, dinner May 13 at Maketewah

By Jack Murray
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Jim Stahl, Danny Dell, Dolly Schildmiller McCarthy and Frank Loewe are the Legends of Cincinnati Golf honorees for 2002. The annual golf tournament and recognition dinner will be May 13 at Maketewah Country Club.

   1982: John Fischer, Carl Schmidt
   1983: Neil Ransick, Ells Widerman
   1984: Maurice McCarthy,
   Gale Evans
   1985: Milt Cook, Carl Schlotman Sr.
   1986: Tony Blom, “Duke” Smith
   1987: Olga Weil, Stan Sullivan
   1988: Bill Deupree,
   John Busemeyer
   1989: Dr. Harry Duccilli,
   Howard Dammel
   1990: Joan Comisar,
   Art & Pam Romanow
   1991: Don Gill, Bill Rhodenbaugh
   1992: Roger McManus, Ed Stegner
   1993: DeWitt Balch, Tom Earls
   1994: John Wood II, Bill Anderson
   1995: Allen Joslin, Sandra Jones
   1996: Marion Scheibly,
   Jimmy Woods
   1997: Dick Peterson, Judy Diem
   1998: Louise Kepley, Mort Olman
   1999: Margaret Jones, Ed Heimann
   2000: Denny Gallagher, Bruce Rotte
   2001: Taylor Metcalfe,
   Larry Kunkemoeller
Jim Stahl, Danny Dell, Dolly Schildmiller McCarthy, Frank Loewe
        • Stahl won the 1995 U.S. Senior Amateur to become the second Greater Cincinnatian to win a USGA amateur championship. The other was Johnny Fischer, then of Northern Kentucky, who won the 1936 U.S. Amateur. Stahl also was runner-up in the 1995 British Senior Amateur.

        At the local level, Stahl won numerous club championships at Terrace Park, Hyde Park and Cincinnati Country Club. He won the Fleischmann Cup at the Camargo Club 13 times. Stahl was Cincinnati Met medalist five times and runner-up twice.

        Stahl finished in the top 10 in the Ohio Amateur several times and twice made it to the semifinals in match play.

        At St. Xavier High, he captained the Bombers' first state championship golf team. He was runner-up in the Met Junior Championship, losing to Legends honoree Ed Heimann on the 39th hole.

        • Dell has been involved in all facets of Cincinnati golf for 56 years. The St. Xavier High and Xavier University graduate qualified for the Met 20 times, the Ohio Amateur eight times and the U.S. Amateur once.

        • McCarthy compiled one of the best records in the history of Cincinnati women's golf from the late 1930s to the mid-1950s, when she moved to Florida. She won the city title five times in a row (1939-43) as Dolly Schildmiller and added two more championships (1951 and '55) as Dolly McCarthy.

        • Loewe made huge contributions to Cincinnati amateur golf for more than a quarter-century. In 1926, he was elected Greater Cincinnati Golf Association executive secretary and was effective in improving tournament schedules and beginning close cooperation with grounds crew superintendents. In 1941, Loewe was elected president of the GCGA and served in that capacity until leaving town for Florida in 1952.

        The Legends of Cincinnati Golf was organized in 1981 to recognize and honor those who have significantly influenced amateur golf in the Queen City. Each year honorees are chosen by a committee chaired by Bruce Rotte.

        Prior to the recognition dinner, a golf competition is conducted for an invited field.

        Invitees must be at least 40 years old and have won a scratch-play tournament or be a special invitee for service to golf.

        GCGA president Jerry Thomas will be Master of Ceremonies at the dinner.


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