Key Royale hosts golf action for condo players, members
Forty friends and golfers from Westbay Point and Moorings and Shell Point condominiums on Flotilla Drive in Holmes Beach got together for their annual nine-hole scramble April 3 at the Key Royale Club.
The team of Robert Hoffman, Joan Graham, Cheryl Schlehuber and Al Pollock combined on a 1-over-par 33 to take first place and the day’s bragging rights. Second place went to Bill Gallagher, Carole Homer, Bob McGlynn and John Lindwall, one shot back.
Schlehuber won the women’s longest drive competition, while Charlie Porter teed off for the men’s longest drive. Helen Pollock and Bill Anderson won the closest-to-the-pin competitions.
When the golf action came to a close, the players were joined by mates and friends for a get together in the clubhouse.
The men of Key Royale Club got out for a few rounds of golf during the past week. The action got started on the morning of April 7 with a nine-hole, better-ball-of-foursome match.
The team of Pieter Thomassen, Gerry Taylor, Neil Hammer and Chet Hutton matched the 10-under-par 22 carded by Jim Auch, Charlie Knopp, Dave Kruger and Jon Lindwall to finish in a tie for first place.
Later in the day, the men got back out for a nine-hole, modified-Stableford system or quota-points game. Wayne Patterson carded a plus-5 to take first place in the individual competition with Jim Watt in second at plus-4.
Patterson’s score helped his teammates — Dick Grimme, Gerry Dahl and Merritt Fineout — take the team competition with a combined score of plus-2.
The men then played a nine-hole scramble April 10. The team of Jerry Elson, Dick Mills, Jim Auch and Don Schmitzerle combined on a 3-under-par 29 to grab first place, one shot ahead of Gary Silke, Merritt Fineout, Bob Lang and Craig Humphreys.
Three teams emerged from pool play during April 12 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Steve Doyle and Karl Thomas drew the bye into the finals and watched as Gene Bobeldyk and Herb Puryear edged John Crawford and Tim Sofran 23-18 to advance to the championship.
Bobeldyk and Puryear continued their strong play, easily defeating Doyle and Thomas 21-10 to earn the day’s bragging rights.
April 9 horseshoe action saw four teams advance from pool play with 3-0 records. Dom Livedoti and Jerry Disbrow routed Jay Disbrow 21-7 in the first semifinal match, while Tom Skoloda and Rod Bussey slipped past Bruce Munro and George Smith 22-16 in the other semifinal.
Skoloda and Bussey were an unstoppable force in the finals, taking down Livedoti and Disbrow by a 22-2 score.
In the April 9 edition of The Islander, we reported that John Lothschutz and Rod Bussey lost in the finals by a 23-19 score in April 2 games. But it was visitor Jim (not John) Lothschutz, who had been invited by one of the horseshoe regulars.
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.