Last Update :3/9/2009

John Stewart Tribute Dinner

John Stewart has been devoted to writing about golf for 52 years. He began his career in 1957 as a sports writer for the Reporter-Dispatch in White Plains, New York. Three years later John moved to Yonkers, New York to become a sports editor for the Herald-Statesman. In 1963 John joined the Baltimore Sun as a sports reporter covering local and national golf until his retirement in 1999. Since then John has continued to cover golf in the Mid Atlantic region and has remained a true supporter of the game of golf.

Each year John covers all the competitions of the following organizations: Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation, Maryland State Golf Association, Maryland State Golf Association Women’s Division, and Middle Atlantic Golf Association. He also reports on every USGA qualifier in the area as well as special events such as the Chesapeake Cup, the Maryland Cup, the Washington Metropolitan Amateur and the Baltimore City Amateur. This represents more than 50 events and in excess of 100 competition days. This reporting invariably results in print and website postings at the local level and often at the national media level.

Additionally, John frequently serves as a Rules Official at many of these events and specializes in the receipt and checking of scorecards. Knowledgeable sources report that John receives more than 2,000 score cards each season. In a pinch, John is always available to record scores on the score boards. Indeed among the players in the area John may be the most well-known official that they see during the year.

Furthermore, John is the de facto historian of area golf, with a legendary recollection of golf in the region. He has produced two books: Roland, the biography of three-time Walker Cupper Roland MacKenzie, and William Clark Fownes: The Man, The Golfer, The Leader, the biography of the US Amateur Champion, USGA President and prominent member of the family that founded Oakmont Country Club.

On March 28, 2009, a tribute dinner will be held in John’s honor at the recently opened Forest Park Golf Course clubhouse. Seats at the dinner are $50 a person. Doors open at 7:00 pm with dinner beginning at 8:00 pm. All proceeds from ticket sales will go toward a gift for John. For more information or to reserve your seat, click the link below.

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