In the pits, on the links

Two teams forged 3-0 pool play records and battled for the day’s supremacy during Christmas Eve horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Tom Farrington and Hank Huyghe slipped past Neil Hennessey by a 21-19 score to secure the Dec. 24 title.

Four teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records during Dec. 28 action.

The first semifinal saw Huyghe and Bob Palmer eliminate Bob Mason 21-14, while the other semifinal match saw Gene Bobeldyk and Adin Shank roll to an easy 21-8 victory over Hennessey and Jerry Disbrow.

Huyghe and Palmer stayed hot in the finals, rolling to a 21-12 victory over Bobeldyk and Shank to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays 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.

It was a light week for golf action at Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. The course closed Dec. 23 for the Christmas holiday and reopened Dec. 26 for the men’s nine-hole scramble.

The team of Joe Cassese, John Cassese, Mike Clements and Tom Nelson matched the 3-under-par 29 carded by Brian Comer, Robert Kingan, Ken Nagengast and Bob Reid for a tie for first place.

Happy new year to all.

Next week: Kevin Cassidy’s top sports stories for the year 2019.