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Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

Excitement At The U.S. Open

With the second-round of the U.S. Open underway at Congressional Country Club, 22-year-old Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland eagled the eighth hole and is 4-under par for the round. He is seven ahead of Zach Johnson, who eagled No. 6, and Y.E. Yang, who tees off later today. He is on pace to set a few U.S. Open records today.

It has been interesting for fans to watch so far: a total of 33 players fired par or better Thursday, a far greater number than the 13 golfers who did so in last year’s first round at Pebble Beach.

We caught up with a few spectators to measure the levels of energy and excitement at The U.S. Open thus far.

“Lots of walking. Put on your walking shoes, but it’s a lot of fun,” said New Jersey visitor Thomas Love.

 

U.S. Open: Potomac Resident Turns Yard into Parking Lot

While players get ready for the first round of the U.S. Open, parking continues to be an issue.

According to the United States Golf Association, spectators attending the U.S. Open Championship at Congressional Country Club this week are reminded that there is no general spectator parking at or around the club.

Fifteen homeowners in Potomac, Maryland learned of the limited parking issue and decided to get permits for visitors to park on their lawns one week out of the year including David Stupar, whose two-acre lot has been in his family since 1960.

“We are the original owners. Horses used to graze our lot, but in 1997 we parked cars here for the U.S. Open and saw what a lucrative arrangement it was. We heard it was coming back this year, and knew we had a great business opportunity on our hands,” said Harrington Drive Resident, David Stupar.

Maryland and UVA go head-to-head for the 2011 NCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship

Maryland and UVA go head-to-head  for the  2011 NCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship

The unseeded Maryland Terrapins outmuscled defending national champions, Duke Blue Devils, last Saturday in the semi-finals to propel them into the 2011 NCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship.

They take on ACC rival and 7th-seeded Virginia Cavaliers at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Monday, May 30th. This game could change history as no team seeded lower than five has ever claimed the national title. The Terps are hungry for a win since they haven’t won a championship game since 1975.

Tee-Off US Open Week at BlackFinn Bethesda

Tee-Off US Open Week at BlackFinn Bethesda

Before the first tee shot at Congressional takes place, several of the US Open's biggest stars will converge on BlackFinn American Saloon to raise money for Caddy for a Cure.

This non profit is a unique charity that donates 100% of its proceeds to other charities while providing an ultimate in-golf experience – the opportunity to caddy for a PGA or LPGA professional during a practice or Pro-Am round of an official PGA or LPGA Tour event.

Montgomery County’s Summer Guide for Recreation And Park Programs Now Available

From Montgomery County:

The Summer issue of the Montgomery County Guide for Recreation and Parks Programs is now available.  Registration for summer classes opened yesterday.  Registration for indoor swim lessons begins May 18 and outdoor pool swim class registration opens on June 6.

JTCC Serves Up a Million-Dollar NCAA Recruiting Class

From JTCC:

 

(COLLEGE PARK, MD) Today, the Junior Tennis Champions Center’s (JTCC) graduating class announced the next steps in their tennis careers with 14 of 17 youth committing to compete on NCAA collegiate teams, one opting for a professional tennis career on the ATP Tour, and two still weighing their options.