Connie Shorb is a golf icon in York County.
She's won a myriad of amateur championships, both within the Women's York County Amateur Golf Association and beyond.
She's now decided to pass along her knowledge of the game to a younger generation.
Among her many accolades are the 31 WYCAGA Association Championship titles she's won in her career, a record that doesn't appear threatened anytime soon.
Shorb will help coach the newly-formed York College women's golf team next season as a volunteer assistant and she's hoping to get several other women from the area involved, as well.
"My brother-in-law, George Shorb, and I ... feel that this is to the kids' benefit," Shorb said. "And anything that we can do as citizens of York County and die-hard golfers, we'd be on hand to help promote the college and support the team in anyway that (head coach) David (Boslough) felt would be beneficial to him."
The women's team will play out of the Country Club of York and practice alongside the men.
Boslough is head coach: Boslough, who is the men's coach, will also be the head coach of the women's team. He said that the women they have recruited to play for the team next season come from all along the East Coast.
Shorb will serve as volunteer assistant, and the idea to bring Shorb on board started about a year ago, according to Boslough, after he communicated with Shorb's brother-in-law, George.
"She's a big part of the Pennsylvania Golf Association with the women, especially in York County," Boslough said. "She's pretty much won everything, so, having her help will be huge."
Kennedy may come on board: Shorb isn't sure exactly what her role will include, leaving that up to Boslough to decide, but she does plan to approach other women members at the Country Club of York to consider helping out with the team. She's already spoken to Amy Kennedy about helping, but nothing is set in stone with her, although, at last week's WYCAGA Championships at Cool Creek Golf Club, Kennedy did sound excited about the prospect of helping.
Kennedy recently beat Shorb in the 2017 WYCAGA title match and owns nine WYCAGA titles of her own.
Boslough hasn't met or spoken with Kennedy, yet, but did say that he knows Shorb has been turning to her for ideas and pushing for her to join the team.
Golf is 12th women's sport at York: The addition of the women's golf team at York College makes it the 23rd varsity sport and 12th women's varsity sport. The Spartans will become immediate members of the Capital Athletic Conference, which includes Christopher Newport, Mary Washington, York and Marymount. There will also be a CAC Championship in the spring of 2018.
Before the women's season begins next fall, the Spartans will play host to a scrimmage against Gettysburg at Country Club of York. Susan Konstalid, another member of the WYCAGA, is the head coach of the Bullets and got together with Shorb and Boslough to organize the scrimmage. Boslough views it as a good opportunity for his incoming group of players, who will all be freshmen, to gauge the type of talent they could face. Gettysburg went to the NCAA Division III Tournament last season.
Hoping to attract local high school girls: With the addition of the women's golf team at York College, Shorb hopes that it helps to attract some of the local high school girls to play the sport in college, even if they're not quite good enough to play Division I or Division II, while also getting a top-rate education.
"If you get a good collegiate experience, as you play in the amateur and mid-amateur events, it makes sense to go to a college that your abilities will allow you to play on the team, instead of sit on the bench," Shorb said. "So, playing opportunity is pretty special, and I'd love to promote the college because it's a good, quality education at a reasonable cost and, if you're a golfer, you have a wonderful facility to play at."
Krebs had hole-in-one at Little Creek: Dirk Krebs recently had a hole-in-one on the 145-yard fourth hole at Little Creek Golf Club near Spring Grove.
He achieved the feat during the Papertown Dairy Bar/Martins Snack Foods Monday Night League. It was witnessed by Paul Kauffman, Mike Gwilt, Mike Hershey and Erik Myers.
— Reach Patrick Strohecker at firstname.lastname@example.org