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Date of Issue: November 30, 2006

Key Royale women open golf season with 'Doe' Day

The women of Key Royale Club opened their organized golf season with "doe" day on Nov. 14. Doe day, which is the female equivalent of stag day for the men, deviates from the normal rules of golf so the scores are not considered official. For example, a shot that finds the sand trap might result in a two-shot penalty for disturbing a faux turtle nest - complete with plastic turtle. Or that same shot might result in the golfer getting to sit in a lawn chair that is in the trap and write down par for their score while their fellow golfers putt out.

The main point of doe day is for the women to kick off the season in a fun format, which is just what the 50 or so women of Key Royale did.

The team of Gloria Ladue, Cindi Mansour, Mary Pat Swamy and Ruth Williamson tied the team of Caye Hudson, Maryann Kaemmerlen, Linda Kelly and Terry Westby for first place. Third place went to Joy Nelles, Grace Sayles and Theresa Schutt, while fourth place went to the team of Lois Biel, Jo Anne Brougher, Mardene Eichorn and Penny Williams.

Joy Williams captured the longest-drive contest, while Cindi Mansour won closest to the pin.

The committee that organized doe day was headed by Jean Holmes and Marian Mulroy, while Mary Margaret Dickinson, Sue Hookem, Delores Jorgensen, Sally Maynard, Tootie Wagner, Pat Weingard and Penny Williams assisted with putting doe day together.

The Key Royale men teed it up on Nov. 15 for an 18-hole two-best-balls-of-foursome tourney. First place went to the team of Vince Fanton, Dick Eichorn, Ken Kelly and Bob Landgren after they fired a score of 100.

Two teams were tied nine shots back for second place, including the team of Gino Diclemente, Jim Mixon, Dale Hudson and some guy named "proxy." Also shooting a 109 was the team of Bob Lamp, Bob Sayles, Gerry Micho and Al Gunn. Two teams, John Atkinson, Chris Collins, Trip Tripolino and Fred Meyer along with Frank Vikinstad, Jim Krumme, Tom Steele and Jim Macvicar fired a 114 to tie for third place.

The men played a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome tourney on Nov. 13. The team of Al Morgan, Bob Kral, John Heiselman and Vince Mercadante fired an eight-under-par 56 that was matched by the team of Art Doudera, Hugh Holmes Sr., Jim Finn and Al Gunn.

Alone in second place and one shot back was the team of Don Ledford, Bob Jorgensen, Gino Diclemente and that "proxy" guy.

The men and women of Key Royale got together on Nov. 10 for their nine-hole coed tournament that featured a best-balls-of-foursome scramble.

First place went to the team of Mary Selby, Sue Hookem, Rose Slomba and Al Gunn after they combined to fire a 113, which was seven shots better than the second-place score of 120, which was shot by two teams. Teddy and Al Morgan, Linda Kelly and Dottie McKinna shared second place with Joy Nellis, John Driscoll, Tom Warda and Fred Meyer.

 

Horseshoe news

Hank Huyghe and his brother Fred, visiting from Ohio, teamed up to capture the Nov. 15 horseshoe tournament at Anna Maria’s pits with a 22-9 victory over Herb Puryear and Norm Langeland. Puryear and Langeland advanced to the finals on the strength of a 21-15 victory over Cathy Stoltzfus and John Johnson in the first playoff game.

The Nov. 11 matches featured a shootout in the finals between the teams of Debbie Rhodes and Karl Thomas and Jay Disbrow and George McKay that saw 19 ringers thrown. Rhodes and Thomas eventually prevailed 21-17 to earn bragging rights on the day.

Disbrow and McKay advanced to the finals by defeating Sam Samuels and Tom Rhodes in the playoff elimination game.

Play gets under way 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.

 

Register now for AMICC basketball

Boys and girls ages 5-17 (before Dec. 2) are invited to register for the Anna Maria Island Community Center 2006 basketball league. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 28 and 30, players can register at King Middle School, 600 75th St. N.W., Bradenton.

Cost for playing basketball is $45 and $40 for any additional family-member players. Non-members fee is $60 for first child and $55 for additional children.

Due to construction at the Center, all games this season will be played at King Middle School.

Every child who registers will be placed on a team, but all prospective and returning players must first register and attend tryouts at the times and dates listed below.

  • Ages 14-17: 6-6:45 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 7.
  • Ages 12-13: 6-6:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.
  • Ages 10-11: 6-6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6.
  • Ages 8-9: 7-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5.
  • Ages 5-7: 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Coaches and prospective coaches and volunteers are asked to check in with league director Andy Jonatzke at the Center by Nov. 22.

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