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SSgt Karl G. Taylor, Sr. (Howard County) Golf Tournament


The Marine Corps League SSgt Karl G. Taylor, Sr. (Howard County) Detachment 1084 has a history of donating to several worthy causes including the Marines Helping Marines Program and the detachment annual scholarship. In 2005, it was suggested by former detachment member Mike Corbett that a large annual event take place to raise a significant amount of money to donate to various worthy causes and to support general detachment operations. After a great deal of discussion and research, a decision was made to hold a golf tournament on the Floyd L. Parks course at Fort George G. Meade. Chuck Casey and Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock led this effort. This first golf tournament was a great success with 93 players participating. Over half the money raised was donated.


Future golf tournaments have been placed on hold until further notice.

How to Play

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  • How to Support

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    Number of players: 57

    Players from detachment: Chuck Casey, Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock, and Bobby Banks

    Volunteers from detachment or auxiliary
  • Mike Betts: Hole-in-one verifier
  • Bill Brooks: Beverage cart
  • Stan Brosky: Hole-in-one verifier
  • Chuck Casey: Co-organizer
  • Sarah Casey: Beverage cart
  • Kathy Casey: Beverage cart
  • Dennis Graham: Check-in
  • Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock: Co-organizer
  • Joe Roman: Check-in
  • Saki: Photographer, historian, webmaster

  • Winners
  • Team: Terry Eggleston, Paul Barnett, Mitch Harris, Cui Harris
  • Longest drive, men: Paul Burnett
  • Longest drive, women: Joanne Labrum
  • Closest to pin, men: Taylor
  • Hole in one: None

  • Platinum Sponsors
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Facchina Global Services
  • World Wide Technology, Inc.

  • Gold Sponsors

    Silver Sponsors
  • Ace Relocation Systems, Inc.
  • Provident Bank (renamed Sterling National Bank)
  • Syracuse Research Corporation

  • Bronze Sponsors
  • The Baker Family
  • Bobby Banks
  • International Design & Antique Center of Historic Savage Mill

  • Donors

    Checking in players

    Chuck, Mike (behind Chuck), Joe, Stan, Dennis, and Bill man the check-in table, collect fees, pass out duffer packs, and relay information.

    Players warm up

    Players warm up on the open putting green before the start of the tournament.

    Carts lined up

    Golfers eagerly await the start of the tournament sitting in or standing by their carts.

    Opening words

    Opening words
    Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock and Chuck Casey greet the players and say a few opening words. The two of them organize this annual event which is also the detachment's biggest fundraiser. Prior to the start of the tournament, a moment of silence is given to the veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

    Winding up for the long drive

    Long drive
    A player winds up for a country mile long drive.

    A player follows through after a power shot

    Power shot
    A golfer does a full 360 degree follow-through.

    Hitting onto the green

    Ball in air
    A player uses his iron to carefully hit the ball onto the green.

    Beer man

    Duff man
    Bill Brooks drives by with beer to relax and rehydrate the golfers so they can perform at their ultimate peak playing level.

    Studying a putt

    A player studies the green before executing a finely honed putt.

    Putting while his team watches

    Preparing for the putt
    A golfer carefully prepares for a putt while his team watches.

    Putt by Joanne

    Joanne makes the putt.

    Ford Mustang 2008

    Apple Ford
    Anyone who makes a hole in one on this hole wins a 2008 Ford Mustang convertible donated by Apple Ford.

    Ball watch

    Ball watchers
    Stan and Mike serve as official ball watchers to verify if a hole-in-one is made at the Apple Ford hole (hole 10).

    First birdie

    First birdie
    Seven, Cliff, and Juan don't win the car but they make the first birdie of the day at the Apple Ford hole.


    Golf cart convoy
    To the green!

    Kip's team

    Team Kippenbrock
    Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock and team.

    Sponsor signs

    Donor signs
    Our tournament would not exist without help from our generous sponsors.

    Booz Allen Hamilton

    Booz Allen Hamilton
    Not only did Booz Allen Hamilton make a generous donation, they also provided several players.

    Syracuse Research

    Syracuse Research
    A representative from Syracuse Research accepts a certificate of appreciation from the detachment for their contribution.

    Ace Relocation Systems, Inc.

    Ace Relocation Systems, Inc.
    Ace Relocation Systems, Inc. is thanked on behalf of the detachment for their donation.

    Facchina Global Services

    Facchina Global Services
    Two of the finest from Facchina Global Services accept a certificate for their company.

    World Wide Technology, Inc.

    World Wide Technology, Inc.
    World Wide Technology, Inc. receives a certificate and letter for their generous donation.

    There can be only one

    There can be only one
    This year's course, which was a mix of the Applewood and the Parks course, provided some great golfing. Several teams scored well under par, with 63 being a common score. But there can be only one winner and this year it was the team comprised of Terry Eggleston, Paul Barnett, Mitch Harris, and Cui Harris. Their score was 60. Great job guys! See you next year.


    Number of players: 100

    Players from detachment: Chuck Casey, Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock, Doug Putt, Bobby Banks, and David Malkiewicz

    Volunteers from detachment or auxiliary
  • Mike Betts: Hole-in-one verifier
  • Chuck Casey: Co-organizer
  • Emily Casey: Operated beverage cart
  • Kathy Casey: Operated beverage cart
  • Sarah Casey: Operated beverage cart
  • Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock: Co-organizer
  • Fletch Ferguson: Hole-in-one verifier
  • Kevin Oliver: Hole-in-one verifier
  • Doug Putt: Helped with placement of signs
  • Denise Rasitrick and Amy (Denise's friend): Operated beverage cart
  • Joe Roman: Coordinated with hole-in-one car prize, assisted with check-in, and tallied scores
  • Saki: Photographer, historian, webmaster, assisted with check-in, and tallied scores

  • Winners
  • Team: Paul Weinecke, Bob Ramage, Deb Felmey, and Bill Conover with a score of 57!
  • Longest drive, men: Mr. Troutman
  • Longest drive, women: Deb Felmey
  • Closest to pin, men: Andy Filson at 7' 1.5"
  • Closest to pin, women: Anne Smith at 1' 1"
  • Hole in one: None

  • Platinum Plus Sponsors
  • Vi-Jon (GermX)

  • Platinum Sponsors
  • CresaPartners
  • SAIC

  • Gold Sponsors
  • Ace Relocation Systems, Inc.
  • B & K Distributors
  • Bognet Construcion
  • Citizens National Bank
  • Fox Architect
  • Provident Bank
  • SRC
  • Worldwide Technologies

  • Silver Sponsors
  • Anne Arundel County Detachment, Marine Corps League
  • Bobby Banks
  • Branch Out Tree Service
  • Ellicott Mills Brewing Company
  • Force3
  • HITT Contracting, Inc.
  • International Antique Design Center & The Antique Center at Historic Savage Mill
  • John & Julie Baker
  • RJ Trottier & Family
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8097 - Jessup, Maryland

  • Bronze Sponsors
  • Columbia Lube Center
  • Play-it-Again Sports
  • TFI Fridays
  • Water Works Car Wash

  • Donors
  • Advatange Promotions, Boontown, NJ
  • Applebees (Columbia)
  • Apple Ford
  • Bob Evans
  • Carrabbas
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Eggspectations
  • Macaroni Grill
  • Olive Garden
  • Pizzaria Uno (Columbia)
  • Red Lobster (Columbia)
  • Rocky Run Tap and Grill (Columbia)
  • Safeway Foods
  • TGI Fridays (Columbia)
  • Waterworks Car Wash

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    Good morning!
    As tables were set up and players arrived, the sun rose over the Floyd L. Parks course. Check-in began at 0630. Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock, Chuck Casey, Joe Roman, and Saki checked in players, sold duffers, collected money, and handed out goodie bags.


    Recognizing sponsors
    This event wouldn't have taken place if it wasn't for our generous sponsors. We recognized them with signs placed throughout the course. Please remember to give them your business and tell them a warm "thank you."


    Opening words
    The organizers of this event, Chuck Casey and Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock, thanked the sponsors, recognized the fallen Marines with a moment of silence, then set the players off on a fine day of golfing.


    Players teed off and opened with some long power drives.


    From the fairway to the green
    Now a little finesse is needed to make it onto the green while avoiding those sand traps.


    From the green into the hole
    Despite high humidity and temperatures in the low 90s, players got into the "zone" and managed to sink some challenging putts.



    Waiting at hole 10
    Our own Fletch Fergusson and Mike Betts made themselves comfortable. Their mission was to verify if someone made a hole-in-one at hole 10. If a golfer did, they (the player, not Fletch and Mike) would win a new car provided by Apple Ford. Unfortunately, there were no winners.


    Chow time!
    After a hard morning of golfing, players deserved a good meal at the clubhouse...all including in the fee.


    Thanks again!
    Once again we recognized our sponsors...this time with framed certificates.


    Even though the tournament was for charity and fun, players did their best to obtain the lowest score possible. The team comprised of Paul Weinecke, Bob Ramage, Deb Felmey, and Bill Conover won with an incredible score of 57! Congratulations team!


    Number of players: 90

    Players from detachment: Chuck Casey, Fletch Ferguson, Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock, Doug Putt

    Volunteers from detachment or auxiliary
  • Mike Betts: Set-up/clean-up
  • Vicki Betts: Set-up/clean-up
  • Chuck Casey: Co-organizer
  • Don Downer: Hole-in-one observer
  • Dennis Graham: Check-in/set-up/clean-up
  • Janet Graham: Check-in/set-up/clean-up
  • Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock: Co-organizer
  • Mimi Kippenbrock: Delivered hole-in-one car/set-up/clean-up
  • Kevin Oliver: Set-up/clean-up/sponsorship sign place
  • Danny Rotondo
  • Saki: Photographer

  • Platinum Sponsors
  • Geico

  • Gold Sponsors
  • Ace Relocation Systems, Incorporated
  • B&K Distributors
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Citizens National Bank
  • Cresa
  • H&R Block
  • Home Paramount
  • Provident Bank
  • SRC

  • Silver Sponsors
  • The Antique Center & International Antiques Design Center at Historic Savage Mill
  • BAE Systems
  • The Baker Family
  • Bobby Banks
  • Branch Out Tree Service
  • The Casey Family
  • Cocelli Pizza, Ellicott City, phone: 800-707-1111
  • Devil Dogs - Pound 204
  • Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, Ellicott City
  • Ms. Bobby Flock
  • Force 3
  • HITT Contracting Incorporated
  • Home Paramount Pest Control
  • The Kippenbrock Family
  • Safeway
  • Corporal Tim Trottier, USMC
  • VFW Post 8097, Jessup, Maryland

  • Bronze Sponsors
  • Play It Again Sports, 9150-3 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City
  • Sgt Henry Toler - Korea, "In Memory of my Father," M. Olson

  • Donors
  • Advatange Promotions, Boontown, NJ
  • Apple Ford
  • Carrabba's
  • Eggspectation
  • Ellicott Mills Brewing Company
  • The Links at Challedon
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Play it Again Sports
  • Sal's Barber Shop
  • Uno Chicago Grill

  • Doug Dehner

    Opening words
    Check-in began at 0700 on June 16, 2006. After players signed in, opening remarks were made by Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock and Doug Dehner, the tournament coordinator. Doug says something that makes everyone smile...everyone except Kip.

    Carts lined up

    Carts lined up
    Ninety players patiently wait for the tournament to begin.


    Floyd L. Parks
    The course on which the tournament took place is dedicated to Lieutenant General Floyd L. Parks, the commanding general of the Second United States Army from September 1, 1953 to February 29, 1956. He passed away on March 10, 1959..

    Sponsor signs

    Sponsor signs
    Depending on the amount of the donation, sponsors received signs placed at various parts of the course. The most generous sponsors received the largest signs at the first hole. The clubhouse appears behind.

    Kevin Oliver placing signs

    Placing signs
    One of the staff leads Kevin Oliver around the course so he can put up more sponsor signs.

    New car for a hole-in-one

    New car for a hole-in-one
    Apple Ford agreed to donate a new car to anyone who got a hole-in-one on the 10th hole. Trash can not included.

    Mimi and Don

    Mimi and Don at hole 10
    Mimi Kippenbrock and Don Downer sit near the 10th hole, patiently waiting for a hole-in-one. Unfortunately, there were none.

    Lady golfer in action

    Hitting a loooong drive
    A lady golfer sends the ball a country mile.


    A player prepares to putt.

    A good shot is made

    Good shot!
    Looks like someone sank a difficult putt.

    Awards ceremony

    Awards ceremony
    After the tournament, Kip recognized the winners and the sponsors. Here, a representative of Citizens Bank is being thanked for a generous donation.

    Winners and donors

    Winners and donors
    Our own Chuck Casey and Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock pose with some of the tournament winners and players in the clubhouse.


    Platinum Sponsors: Creco Incorporated
    Gold Sponsors: BAE Systems; Cresa Partners; Richard N. Shuck; H&R Block Mortgage; Citizens National Bank; SRC
    Silver Sponsors: Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock; Chuck Casey; Ellicott Mills Brewing Company; Anne Arundel County Marine Corps League Detachment 1049; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8097; Steven F. O'Donnell, Incorporated; Maranatha Mortgage; John and Julie Baker; Fletcher "Fletch" Fergusson; Ace Relocation Systems, Incorporated; Life Force Chiropractic, LLC; Edgar Gans; Loanstar Financial; Force 3, Incorporated; Cisco Systems; SunTrust; State Farms Insurance;
    Bronze Sponsors: Antique Centers of Savage Mills; Kevin Oliver
    Donors: Advatange Promotions, Boontown, NJ, Egg Spectation; Fairway Hills Gold Club; The Timbers at Troy; Chevys Fresh Mex; Challedon Golf Course; Sysco (Don Tarwater); Joseph A. Banks; Dicks Sporting Goods; Red Robin; Macaroni Grill; Rocky Run; Bertucci's; Men's Warehouse; On Target, Incorporated; Longhorn Steak House; Ruby Tuesday; Best Buy

    Support: Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock, Chuck Casey, Don Downer, Danny Rotondo, Kevin Oliver, and Fletcher "Fletch" Fergusson

    Checking in

    Checking in
    Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock, Dennis Graham, and Don Downer prepare to check in players for the big event on August 12, 2005.

    Getting started

    Getting started
    Players assemble to start playing on the Parks course.

    Where's the beer?

    Where's the beer?
    Where's the beer? Call in the beer cart ladies!

    Beer cart ladies

    Beer cart ladies to the rescue
    The beer cart ladies hard at work.

    Marines have landed

    The Marines have landed
    Marines posing as golfers ensure everyone is safe.

    Out on links

    Out on the links
    With an abundance of golf carts, beer, and Marines, the players enjoy a fun, festive, and relaxing round of golf.


    We couldn't have done it without the sponsors. With players having fun, they also get a chance to see who helped make this all possible.

    For more information, see Background.
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