Webb wins gold medal in Senior games
Holmes Beach resident Tony Webb took home first place in the Florida Senior Games golf competition. Webb shot a 76 at the Mirror Lakes Golf Club in Fort Myers to win the 65-69 age division on Dec. 4.
Webb won the gold in a tie-breaker with Larry Rule of West Palm Beach. Both players shot 76, but Rule bogeyed the 13th hole while Webb had a par on the last six holes to award the gold to Webb. Webb defeated Bob Larson of Del Ray Beach by one stroke. Larson was the three-time defending state champion.
Webb qualified for the Florida Senior Games by winning a local competition at Buffalo Creek Golf Course.
Three of the seven teams that played horseshoes on Dec. 5 emerged from pool play with 3-0 records to battle it out for the day’s bragging rights.
Ron Pepka and R.B. Munro defeated the team of Sam Samuels and John Johnson 26-16 to advance to the finals, where the team of Steve Doyle and Herb Puryear rolled to a 21-9 victory over Pepka-Johnson.
There was a three-team playoff on Dec. 1 as well, but this time one of the teams was the walking team of one, George McKay. McKay was unstoppable, defeating the team of Ron Slagh and Ron Pepka by a 23-11 score before rolling over the team of Sam Samuels and Art Kingstad by a 23-9 score.
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.
Key Royale golf news
The men of the Key Royale Club played an 18-hole, best-ball-of-foursome tournament on Dec. 5. The team of Gerry Taylor, Joe Dickinson, Merritt Fineout and Nub Turner scorched the course with a 15-under-par 49 to edge the team of Gordon McKinna, Fred Meyer, Tom Lewis and Dick Ware at 50. Third place went to team of Jim Helgeson, Bob Jorgensen, Bob Lamp and Larry Fowler, with a combined score of 52. The team of Jim MacVicar, Pieter Thomassen, John Heiselman and Earl Ritchie fired a 53 to match the score of Dan Hayes, Bob Dickinson, Don Latorre and Chuck Boes.
Dec. 3 saw the Key Royale men play a best-ball-of-foursome tournament over nine holes. The team of Homer Trolard, Bob Dickinson and Jim Helgensen fired an 8-under-par 24 to claim bragging rights on the day. The team of Hal Sears, Larry Fowler, Tom Nelson and John Heiselman was one shot back, along with the team of Bob Lamp, Bob Sayles, Al Gunn and Gerry Micho. Third place went to the team of Gerry Taylor, Vince Fanton, Gary Harris and John Sagert with a score of 6-under 26.
The ladies teamed up with the men on Nov. 30 for another best-ball-of-foursome game. The team of Eunice Warda, Terry Westby, Larry Fowler and Matt Behan fired a 3-under-par 29 to edge three teams that were one shot back. Jeanette Cashman, Marion Mulroy, Fred Meyer and Nell Bergstrom matched the 30 that Joyce Brown, Hal Sears, Jim Finn and Jane Winegarden carded, which was matched by the team of Jerry Brown, Tom Warda, Earl Huntzinger and Paulette Proxy.