The Doser family has dissovled its corporation for the golf shop at Washingtonian. Clarence Doser, longtime pro at Washingtonian, left the club and was succeeded by his con, Jack. All the merchandise in the golf shop was under the family corporation but Jack Doser now will have his own.
The Baseball Hall of Fame voting is under way and it seems likely that Gil Hodges, who spent the first five of nine years as a major league manager in Washington, finally will make it. He batted a mere .273 in his 18-year career - 16 with Dodgers - but hit 370 home runs and was an excellent fielder.
The most likely of the newly-eligibles to make it is Ernie Banks, who was personally popular with the writers - who do the voting - and he hit 512 homers during a 19-year career with the Chicago Cubs. Campaigning goes on for the oldtimers, too. One who deserves to make it is Ossie Bluege, considered by many to be the finest fielding third baseman of all time. Bluege, considered by many to be the finest fielding third baseman of all time. Bluege, 76, retired last year as controller of the Minnesota Twins. He played 18 years for Washington and later was club manager for five years.
The established PGA tour is being challenged by a new group, the American Gold Tour, Inc., which says it will produce 90 tournaments, 45 in the west and 45 in the east with guaranteed prized money of $25,0000 a tournament. The new group is advertising for sponsors and promises a man vs. woman regular format as part of the proposed tour.
Charities benefiting from golf tournaments are getting more popular every year. Every stop on the PGA tour benefits some charity. The World Series of Golf and the American Golf Classic, held at Akron's Firestone courses last summer, netted $260,000 for four Ohio charities.
Children's Hospital here realized more than $50,000 from the Harden-Weaver amateur tournament held in June at Montgomery Village.
Herb Rose, new president of the Middle Atlantic PGA, finally has found a tournament director. He is W. Richard Lang, 39, of Richmond, who was the tournament coordinator for the Virginia section for two years. Lang will plan and conduct the 50 or more events on the MAPGA tournament program and will solicit sponsors.
Al Braverman, a fight promoter and manager associated with Don King, has a daughter, Corey, who is a talented singer. Braverman started to manage his daughter along with several fighters and his offspring became so popular he went into the recording business.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have decided the hold the line on ticket prices (top ticket $4.50, reserved seat $3) but the parking fee has been increased from $1 to $1.50. This is a considerable item for the Dodgers who average more than 2 million people a year.
Joe Namath, who had considerable to do with helping the New York Jets beat the Baltimore Colts, 16-7, in Super Bowl Three, will be seen in a new role Saturday night, the eve of Super Bowl 11. It will be a two-hour comedy spoof of the big even by NBC (WRC-TV-4), 9-11 p.m. Namath will do some singing. It's doubtful he can do any dancing on those bad legs of his.
ABC-TV is going after the women's golf market. The network has scheduled an unprecedented 90-minute live telecast of the Colgate Triple Crown LPGA Championship at Palm Springs, Calif., Jan. 15. Jim McKay will be the anchor man.
PGA commissioner Deane Beman reports Larry Webb made good on a promise when he got his card in the PGA tour school recently. Webb told colleagues that if he earned his card he would jump into the lake on the 18th hole. When his card among the 29 qualifiers was assured, Webb leaped into the water to the cheers of the biggest gallery he ever drew on a golf course.
The late Sen. Philip A. Hart of Michigan was a lifelong baseball fan and had season tickets to Washington games when the ball club was here. Hart served as counsel for the Detroit Tigers when W. O. Briggs owned the club and he married the boss's daughter, Jane.