Golf tournament held to honor Franklin “Wimp” Hamburg


Nineteen years ago on April 26, Franklin “Wimp” Hamburg passed away from lung disease and ever since, his two children have been holding a memorial golf tournament in his name. 

Dean Hamburg and his sister Christi Weaver have been holding this tournament at Black Rock Golf Course for 19 years.

The event was full, with 30 teams playing in the golf tournament, for a total of 120 golfers.

All the proceeds go to the Franklin Hamburg Scholarship, which is awarded to students graduating from Boonsboro High School.

“My dad was a supporter of youth in every way. He founded the south mountain little league in Boonsboro, Maryland. He was the president of the Washington County junior football league for 15 years and he loved golf. In his passing 19 years ago, thought what better way to honor him than have a golf tournament and give the proceeds to youth,” Hamburg said. 

Hamburg added that his father wasn’t the greatest student or greatest athlete, so the scholarships are awarded to average GPA students and middle of the road athletes. 

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