The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 11 No. 30 - April 27, 2011


Key Royale Golfers honored

Key Royale Club celebrated its 43rd Annual Championship Awards event on Sunday, April 17. Winners were:

• Women's President's Cup: Nel Bergstrom, winner; Nancy King, runner up.

• Men's President's Cup: Tom Nelson, winner; Gino DiClemente, runner up.

• Couples Championship: winner, Dean and Judy Christensen; runner up, Gerry and Sandra Dahl.

• Women's 9 Hole Championship: winner, Jan Turner; runner up, Judy Christensen.

• Mens 18 hole Handicap Championship: winner, Bob Soos; runner up, Jim Helgeson.

• Men 75 and over 9 hole Handicap Tourn-ament: winner; Earnie Hauser, runner up, Ron Robinson.

• Women's Club Championship: winner, Jean Holmes, runner up, Penny Williams.

Men's Club Championship: runner up Mike Ross; winner, John Estok. 

Tongue in cheek awards followed. Larry Pippel received the "I only Play Golf on Days ending in Y" award. Larry distinguished himself by playing more rounds than any other Key Royale Golfer. Barry Izzard received the "You'll Never believe I Made Par on this Hole" award. He was presented the used tee box he destroyed on number nine. Barry's tee shot hit the box and careened backward into the fairway of the eight hole. From there it was a three wood, wedge and one putt to a par four. Who says golf is way too serious?

In regular action last week, Harrold McKammish, Dennis McKammish, Tom Lewis and Dick Eichorn won the men's 18-hole team tournament with an eight under par 248 on Saturday, April 18. The individual winner was Earl Ritchie with a seven under par 57.

Pieter Thomassen and Don LaTorre tied for first place in the men's individual nine hole play with scores of four under par 28 on Monday, April 19. Gino DeClemente, Vince Fanton, Jim Dickenson and Chet Hutton tied for second with scores of 29. Eight players tied for third at 30.

Bob Soos, Tim Friesen and Terry Schaffer won Wednesday's Stableford nine hole event with a team score of plus five. Quentin Talbert came in second with a plus five.

Key Royale has celebrated Stag Day every spring and fall for 43 years, and this year's event featured a $10,000 Hole in One challenge, which was sponsored by Mixon Insurance. While there were no Hole in One winners this year (there has been only one hole in one on Stag Day in 86 outings) a full field of 74 golfers were there for Col. Bob Elliot's shotgun start at 9 a.m. Club Champion John Estok captured the individual low gross honors with a 34. Dick Eichorn won low net with a 27. Low team net, a par 128, was crushed by the team of Dick Eichorn, Larry Pippel, Tom Warda and Vince Fanton with a 113, 15 under par.

Merrit Fineout was closest to the pin on number three, and Dick Rouse came closest to the $10,000 hole in one on number eight.

On Thursday, April 22, Ron Vandeman, Gary Silke, Chuck Tincate and Dick Mills captured the Team Scramble Par 32 with a five-under-par 267.

Jerry Brown, Terry Westby, Jim Finn and Dennis Shavey won Friday's co-ed team foursome with a score of 112.

Doctor praises author and book concept

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Watch for Jaffe Jones' book, which will be published this summer.


My "baby" came one step closer to birth. I am, of course, talking about my life-long project, my book about eating well on a budget. I wrote it after watching too many news stories with food stamp recipients after loading up grocery carts with Twinkies saying, "Ya just can't eat healthy on food stamps." The publisher sent me the pre-printing copy last week.

This week, many doctors will appear on Dr. Oz's TV show promoting a movie called "Forks Over Knives." One of them, Dr. Neal Barnard, wrote the foreword to my book. His books have inspired a generation. Not only am I deeply honored by his words, but I've had the privilege of knowing many of the other heroic doctors in the movie. Since you might see him on TV, here's part of his foreword:

"In the past few years, we have seen a decline in our economy that many say is the worst since the Great Depression of 1929. There may be no food lines like there were way back then, but good-quality health care is still informally rationed to the wealthy. Good-quality, health-promoting food has been thought to be available only at higher-priced health food stores. As belt-tightening becomes a way of life, the mad dash is on to find ways to eat well without breaking the bank.

For less than the amount of daily food stamps, you can easily make serious dents in your food budget and improve your health dramatically. I have been researching and advocating a plant-based diet for 25years, and I know it can be done. You don't have to make sweeping changes to how you eat. Even incorporating a few plant-based meals into your week will go a long way toward improving your health and your bottom line.

I first met Ellen years ago when she transitioned from successful consecutive careers as an Emmy Award–winning TV consumer/investigative reporter and a financial consultant at a major Wall Street firm. She had decided to join her husband in his media-consulting business, and I found their knowledge of how to deal with the media invaluable. The two of them have won the highest awards in broadcast news.

As a nationally certified personal trainer, Ellen teaches people how to eat for optimum health. Defining what a healthful lifestyle would be to avoid a huge family history of disease was and continues to be her personal and professional lifelong mission. After losing her parents and other family members to cancer, heart disease and diabetes, figuring out how to avoid the same family fate became the investigative reporting job of her life.

Ellen's nutrition knowledge is deep. Her cooking class evaluations and people who have heard her lectures often state, "It would take me a lifetime to know what she knows." The lives and deaths of many friends and relatives have taught her well. Once, at our headquarters in Washington, D.C., Ellen walked through our library of nutrition books, laughing, "I believe I have all of these." The woman has an encyclopedic knowledge of food and pricing.

One of the things I admire so much about Ellen is that, unlike so many, she is not trying to sell any product, device, or gimmick. Her goal is to reveal the truth. When she came to me with the idea of a recipe book that would show how easy and inexpensive it is to eat healthfully, I was amazed. To my knowledge, no one else has written a broad-spectrum recipe book that calculates cost by ingredient and cost per serving. And certainly there is no one better qualified to write this book than Ellen.

What you find may surprise you, as you discover that you really can eat well – and keep yourself healthy – on just $4 a day." Neal D. Barnard, MD

I hope you'll keep an eye out this summer for my book, "Eat Vegan on $4 a Day." The publisher chose this title because so many celebs are eating vegan to improve health.

As Dr. Barnard says, even if you don't go veg full time, trying to substitute a few meals a week for cheaper, healthier ones can help. I work with clients wherever you are, trying to design a fitness and nutrition program that works best for you.

Island resident Ellen Jaffe Jones is an accomplished endurance runner, cookbook author, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America certified personal trainer and RRCA certified running coach. For coaching or training, she can be reached at or 941-704-1025.

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