Key Royale golf, Anna Maria horseshoes highlight Thanksgiving sports news

Sports and the kids who participate at the Center of Anna Maria Island took a holiday, but the men at the Key Royale Club opened Thanksgiving week Nov. 20 with their regular Monday morning modified-Stableford system match. Gary Duncan lapped the field, carding a plus-6 to finish three points ahead of second-place finisher Dan Richardson.

The team of Tom McDonnell, Gary Razze, David Richardson and Peter Solleveld combined on a plus-1 to win the team competition.

The women played a nine-hole individual-low-net match on Nov. 21 in four flights.

Phyllis Roe and Brenda Solleveld both fired even-par 32s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight A. Marcia Helgeson was a stroke back in second place with a 1-over-par 33, while Sue Little was alone in third with 2-over 34.

Sue Wheeler rode a birdie on the sixth hole to a 1-under-par 31, putting her first place in Flight B. Carol Duncan was one stroke back in second place, while Jana Samuels was alone in third with a 2-over-par 34.

Barb Harold carded an even-par 32 to earn a one-stroke victory in Flight C. Janet Razze finished in second place with a 1-over-par 33 and Markie Ksiasek took third place with a 2-over-par 34.

Kathy Rice torched the course with an 8-under-par 24 to win Flight D going away. Penny Auch and Eileen Witzgail tied for second place with matching 4-over-par 36s.

Horseshoe news
Two teams emerged from pool play and battled for the day’s supremacy during Nov. 22 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Bob Lee and Jerry Disbrow soundly defeated Tom Farrington and Jim Kleiner by a 21-10 score to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.

Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during Nov. 25 action. The team of Gene Bobeldyk and Neil Hennessey drew the bye into the finals and watched as Bob Mason and Bob

Palmer slipped past Lee and Farrington by a 21-17 score. The championship match was all team Bob as Mason and Palmer rolled to a 23-5 victory to earn the day’s bragging rights.

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.

Dolphin Dash set for Jan. 13
The Anna Maria Elementary Dolphin Dash 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run to benefit the Anna Maria Elementary Parent Teach Organization will be Saturday, Jan. 13.

Race day registration and packet pickup will begin at 7 a.m. at Anna Maria Elementary School. 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

The Bradenton Runners Club sanctions the race, which begins and ends at AME.

The 5K Dolphin Dash will start at 8 a.m. and the fun run will be at 9 a.m., with an awards ceremony to follow.

For the Dolphin Dash, awards will be presented by divisions, including male/female overall, Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+), Senior Grand Masters (60+) and Veteran Grand Masters (70+). There also will be awards for youth age groups.

Runners who complete the fun run will receive blue ribbons.

Pre-registration by Jan. 11 will cost $25 for adults and $10 for children under 18.

BRC runners pay $20 through Jan. 11.

Race day registration will be $30 for adults and $15 for children.

To register, go online to or and print the entry form, which should be mailed with a check payable to AME PTO to Dolphin Dash, in care of AME, 4700 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.

For more, contact race coordinator Bonnie Ferran at 941-405-2972 or

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