The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 8 No. 52 - September 17, 2008


Golfers enjoy new greens exclusive

Golfers at the Key Royale Golf Club are raving about the new greens put in by grounds superintendent John Secor. The new grass, which is mowed to an eighth of an inch every morning, is salt and drought resistant, needs little fertilizer and the golfers say it’s wonderful to play.

In the men’s nine-hole handicap tournament on Monday, Sept. 8, the team of Fred Meyer, Ralph Bassett, Bill Snyder and proxy took first place with a two-best-balls of foursome score of 57. There was a tied between the teams of Don Ledford, Bob Jorgensen, John Driscoll and Paul Keyes; and Jerry Brown, Jim Finn, Dick Mills and Jim McCartney with scores of 59.

The Wednesday tournament on Sept. 10 was rained out, but on Friday, during the co-ed tournament, Jane Winegarden, Joyce Brown, Web Cutting and Jeanette Cashman took first place with a best-ball of foursome score of 26. The teams of Dorothy McKinna, Jim Finn, Jerry Brown and John Driscoll and Frankie Smith Williams, Earl Huntzinjger and Don Ledford tied with scores of 30.

The women played Low Net and Individual Low Putts on Monday, Sept. 9 at Key Royale Golf Course, where new greens were recently installed.

There was a three-way tie for first place in the first flight with a score of 34 by Lois Biel, Tootie Wagner, and Roswitha  Fowler.

Shirley Cessna carded first place in the second flight with a 33.  In second place was Lorraine Towne with 34. Ruth Williamson took third place with 36.

Individual Low  Putts had a three way tie in the first flight between Nancy King, Lois Biel, and  Roswitha Fowler with 15. Ruth Williamson secured first place in the second flight with a 13.

Nancy King had a chip-in on the seventh hole and Lorraine Towne had one on the eighth.

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