The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 8 No. 46 - August 6, 2008


Golfers stay dry in Key Royale

Despite the frequent rainstorms that have come through the area the past couple of weeks, the golfers at Key Royale Club know when to play to stay dry and they never play when they see lightning or hear thunder. Here’s a rundown on recent tournament action.

On Monday, July 21, Richard Westby won the men’s nine-hole handicap tournament with a, individual low net score of 28. Russ Olson came in second with a 29 and three players, Earl Huntzinger, Vince Mercadante and Jerry Brown, came in third with scores of 30.
The team of Bob Kelly and George Womble took first place in the men’s 18-hole handicap tournament on Wednesday, July 23, with a low net score of 122. Bob Kral and Vince Mercadante came in second with 124 and third place went to John Atkinson and Dick Grimme with 126.

Later in the week, three foursomes tied for first place in the coed nine-hole weekly tournament with a best-ball-of-foursome score of 23. The teams were Joyce Brown, Jerry Brown, Don Ledford and Jim Finn; Teddy Morgan, Al Morgan, Rose Slomba, and proxy; and Terry Westby, Matt Behan, Larry Fowler and proxy.

On Monday, July 28, Jim Finn and Jerry Brown teamed up to win the men’s weekly nine-hole tournament with a low net of partners score of 62. Don Ledford and Bob Jorgensen came in second with a 63.

Chris Collins won the men’s 18-hole handicap tournament with an individual low net score of 9, followed by Bob Jorgensen with a 64.

On Friday, Aug. 1, Shirley Cessna, Dana Cessna, Craig Humphrey and Jane Winegarden won the monthly 18-hole mixed handicap scramble with a low net of foursome score of 16.8 followed by Marky Ksiazek, Adam Ksiazek, Rose Slomba and Bob Kral in second place with an 18.8. Dick Grimme, Nancy Grimme, Jim Dunne and Richard Westby came in third with a 22.9. Chuck Reed got closest to the pin on the third hole and Frances Smith-Williams got one on the eighth hole. Jane Winegarden got a chip-in on the sixth hole, Rose Slomba got one on holes eight and nine and Dick Grimme got one on the eighth hole.

Free running camp scheduled for kids

Manatee High Senior Jessica Pate will lead a free running camp for kids age 7 and older who are interested in getting in shape and learning about running on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday through Aug. 14 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the field north of Holmes Beach City Hall.

Kids of all levels of fitness are welcome. Pate, a rising athlete on the varsity track and cross-country teams at Manatee High, will teach stretching and jogging as well as the basics of running.

Her goal is to run in the 16th Annual ‘Canes Classic 5k or one-mile run at 8 a.m. on Sept. 1 at GT Bray Park. Anyone else interested in the event can register online at The cost is $15.

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