Mark Buell, who served as a professional in Palm Beach, Fla.,at Wellington Country Club and at Portland (Maine) Country Club,will replace the likable Osburn, who is returning to Florida.
Reportedly there were more than 47 applicants from all overthe country for the position at the seaside golf course, includingsome of the better known players in the area.
'Mark is an outstanding golfer,' said Ray Richard, sitemanager at White Cliffs. 'And more than that, he is an excellentteacher, too. We have a good many beginning golfers here, and witha professional like Mark, they'll be much better off.'
SOCK IT TO ME
Everybody knows Boston College is putting together the nucleusof a Big East contender with the addition of Duxbury's BillyCurley, but the women's team may have a better record.
Last year the Eagles picked up Foxborough's Sarah Behn. Thisyear the Eagles have recruited Milton's Kerry Curran.
Wonder if Curran will bring along her socks. Socks? Rememberthe late Pete Maravich and the tattered lucky socks he wore at LSU?Curran wore one of her four pairs of green shamrock socks at eachgame in four years of high school ball.
Stonehill will induct four into its Hall of Fame at the JosephMartin Institute next month. One-time softball All-American SharonDonovan of Abington, basketball players Bill Zolga and Paul Sinceroand Rev. John McCarthy, the team spiritual leader, are the secondgroup to be enshrined . . .
Hockey players are the best of all athletes, and if you don'tthink so, all you had to do was attend the card show at theRiverside Restaurant in Middleborough last Sunday. Bruins star andcandidate for the Hart Cup Raymond Bourque was signing autographs,free of charge. If it was Roger Clemens or Larry Bird, you know itwould cost you extra . . .
University of Cincinnati-bound Curtis Bostic of Brockton hascome a long way from his days as a homeless youth. And if Bosticcontinues to grow into a productive human being, in the long run,it is worth double whatever it cost to operate the Brockton HighSchool basketball team for the past year . . .
If you don't think the worsening economy is having an effecton golf, remember the long waiting list that so many clubs have?Well, the lists are diminishing quickly. There are even openings atHalifax. And White Cliffs in Plymouth is offering nonresidentmemberships as well . . .
Norwood did not have to go out of its own school system tofind a replacement for football coach Gus Giardi. Joe Smith, aformer Norwood assistant, had been the offensive coordinator atFoxborough High . . .
You know you are getting old when you remember when BostonMayor Raymond Flynn was baseball coach at Stonehill . . .
HERE AND THERE
Hingham's Tony Amonte is garnering all the publicity thiswinter with his sterling performance for the Boston Universityhockey team, but he is not the best athlete in the family. Youngersister Kelly is a natural. What sport? Take your pick. She is athree-sport star . . .
Mark Brown, assistant pro at Quincy's Presidents Golf Course,and Paul Hjerpe of Milton-Hoosic are giving lessons at JoeMcArdle's indoor golf club, Golftown, on Page Street in Stoughton.McArdle, a resident of Duxbury, once had an indoor club near theQuintree Mall . . .
Look for Abington's Ted O'Rourke to be among the topcontenders for the Wogan Cup, emblematic of New England's best golfprofessional. There was a time when O'Rourke would regularly losehis lunch money to Patriot Ledger football writer Ron Hobson whenthe two were members at Pembroke Country Club years ago. O'Rourkehas been practicing hard for this coming season . . .
Massasoit Community College in Brockton has been among theleaders in every junior college athletic competition for years.Why? 'It starts at the top,' says associate professor and academicadviser Tom Frizzell. 'The man responsible is Gerard F. Burke, theschool's president. He is its biggest supporter.' . . .
Speaking of Massasoit, if you want to find athletic directorBruce Langdon on his days off, try Poquoy Brook Golf Club inLakeville. Is he a golf nut? Well he took his clubs on a 3,000-mileround trip with the baseball team last week so he could play justtwice in Florida . . .
Did Cardinal Spellman ever have a more punishing runner thanEarl Strong? . . . Morey Pearl may be gone forever, but did a pizzaever taste better than one there after a Quincy High Schoolfootball victory on a Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium? .. . Has Weymouth ever had a more charismatic hockey player thanBobby Sheehan? . . . You can bet that Randy Burridge's HockeySchool at the Rockland Arena this summer (July 23-Aug. 13) will bea sellout if the Bruins win the Stanley Cup this spring . . . Oneof the best basketball players, inch for inch, in the area thiswinter has to be 4-foot-11-inch junior Stephanie Samuelson ofArchbishop Williams . . .
WILL TO WIN
No doubt Rockland Golf Course owner Charlie Lanzetta issmiling these days after seeing second-year LPGA Tourist MaggieWill win the Desert Inn International tournament in Las Vegas.Lanzetta helped sponsor Will last year and she returned the favorby holding a clinic at his course last summer . . .
The streak continues. For 21 years the John DiBari Memorialsemi-pro basketball tournament has benefitted the Brockton AreaRetarded Citizens Association. And for the 21st year Brockton-basedteams have failed to reach the tourney finals. This year GiantGlass of Boston won.. . .
If you are a fight fan you will not want to miss the FightNight at the Bertocci Club, Montello Street, Brockton, on March 31.Films of Rocky Marciano, Marvin Hagler and others will be shown.
How good is Weymouth North junior gymnast Heather Madden?Coach Dick Hayes said Madden is inching ahead of Erin Klier whenKlier was a junior. How good was Klier? As a senior, she was namedGlobe All-Scholastic Gymnast of the Year. HATCH ;03/19 NIGRO ;03/23,11:38 SOPAUL25