Islanders win Her-icane Golf Challenge
|Island residents Webb Cutting, Mary and Gary Rutledge and Craig Cutting (not pictured) ran away with the Her-icane Golf Challenge with a 14-under-par 57. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy
|Closest-to-the-pin winner, Greg Koeper, poses with Her-icane players Ansley Watts and Kat Bouziane at the Manatee High girls soccer program fundraiser.
|11th hole odds?
Tony Webb, left, a 10-year resident of Holmes Beach, spends summers in his home town of North East, Pa., and he and high school buddy Jeff Southwick play golf at the North Hills Golf Club in Corry. Both of them have played golf for 50 years. Three weeks ago, while Webb was back in Holmes Beach, Southwick got his first hole-in-one with a 3-wood on the 11th hole, a 190-yard, par 3. They played North Hills a week later in a fivesome and, at the 11th hole, Tony said, "So this is the hole you aced. One of my buddies in Alaska just had his first ace, and I wonder if Iíll ever get one." Tony stepped up to the tee box, pulled out a 3-wood, struck it solidly, and the ball went over a creek, narrowly missing a tree, landed on the front of the green, and rolled 30 feet to the pin and in the cup. His jaw dropped. What are the odds that two friends would get a hole-in-one at the same hole two weeks apart?
Island resident Webb Cutting teamed up with son Craig Cutting and Mary
and Gary Rutledge to fire a 14-under-par 57 to capture
first place in the third annual Her-icane Golf Challenge at the Bradenton
Country Club Sept. 8. They won trophies, a Cherry’s gift bag and
a certificate for a foursome to play the Bradenton Country Club again.
who is reigning club champion of the Key Royale Club,
and his teammates finished three shots ahead of three teams that carded
60s. Through a tiebreaker, the team of Bob McEnroe, Jamie Brown, Lance
Cowart and Bob Long took second place and won a certificate for a foursome
to play Waterlefe Golf Club. Third place went to the team of Jeff Watts,
Wayne Johnson and Bob Lighters, who took home a certificate for a foursome
to Riverstrand Golf and Country Club.
Most honest golfers award (last place) went
to the team of Scott O’Brien, Ellen Scott, Marcia Rush and Rich Lefevre
with a score of 79. They each received new ball retrievers and a foursome certificate
to Pinebrooke Ironwood.
Former Islander Wayne Wood won the straightest-drive
contest, while Greg Koeper and Jim Diedrich won the
tournament was a rousing success for the Manatee Her-icane
soccer program, raising slightly more than $8,000 for tournament travel,
uniforms and much-needed team equipment.
A big thanks to all who participated
in the tournament and all the businesses that sponsored
holes and donated raffle items. A special thanks has to go out to the
Watts, Rice, Bouziane and Rubino families, who went above and beyond
the call of duty to ensure a successful tournament.
11th hole odds?
Tony Webb, left, a 10-year resident of Holmes Beach, spends summers in
his home town of North East, Pa., and he and high school buddy Jeff Southwick
play golf at the North Hills Golf Club in Corry. Both of them have played
golf for 50 years. Three weeks ago, while Webb was back in Holmes Beach,
Southwick got his first hole-in-one with a 3-wood on the 11th hole, a 190-yard,
par 3. They played North Hills a week later in a fivesome and, at the 11th
hole, Tony said, "So this is the hole you aced. One of my buddies
in Alaska just had his first ace, and I wonder if I’ll ever get one." Tony
stepped up to the tee box, pulled out a 3-wood, struck it solidly, and
the ball went over a creek, narrowly missing a tree, landed on the front
of the green, and rolled 30 feet to the pin and in the cup. His jaw dropped.
What are the odds that two friends would get a hole-in-one at the same
hole two weeks apart?
Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club men played
an 18-hole, best-ball-of-foursome tournament on Sept.
5 with the team of Bob Kral, Al Morgan, Vince Mercadante
and John Heiselman torching the course with a 14-under-par
50. In second place - one shot back - was the team of John Atkinson,
Dick Grimme, Bob Kelly and Bob Proxy.
The men played a better-ball-of-partners
game on Sept. 3. Bob Kelly and Dick Grimme, along with
the team of John Atkinson and Chris Collins, each fired
a 6-under-par 26 to tie for first place in the nine-hole
The ladies and men teamed up on Aug. 31
for a nine-hole, best-ball-of-foursome tournament.
The team of Jane Winegarden, Joyce Brown and Peter
and Paula Proxy carded a 4-under-par 28 to tie for
first place with two other teams. Matt Behan, Fred
Meyer and Al and Teddy Morgan and the team of Don Ledford,
Terry Westby and Bob and Barbara Proxy shared clubhouse
Island girls help Magic to good showing
Erin Mulrine, Martine Miller, Ally Titsworth and Christina
Papazian helped the U15 Manatee Magic girls soccer
team to a 2-1-1 record and a semi-final berth in the
Atlanta Cup soccer tournament over the Labor Day weekend.
Mulrine and Miller scored two
goals apiece, while Titsworth added one goal. Other
Magic goals were scored by Meredith Argeros and Kaitlyn
The Magic girls good showing has put them
in the top 15 teams in Florida. Congratulations, girls!
AMICC Soccer League kicks off Spirit Week
Anna Maria Island Community Center will start off its
soccer season at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, with
a spaghetti dinner - provided courtesy of the
Beach Bistro - at the “new” Center.
The dinner is the league’s season
fundraiser, with dinner for adults $6 and kids eat for $5. And although no
one will be turned away, families are encouraged to attend the dinner to collect
their players uniform and schedule.
Soccer kicks off with Spirit Week, where
fans and families are encouraged to wear team colors
and show their soccer spirit.
Spirit Week schedule
Instructional Division (ages 4-7)
Date Time Teams
Sept. 20 6 p.m. Coastal
Orthopedics vs. Sand Dollar
Sept. 20 6:30 p.m. Duncan
Real Estate vs. Sparks
Sept. 20 7 p.m. FL
Eye Tours vs. Sand Dollar
Sept. 20 7:30 p.m. Sparks
vs. Coastal Orthopedics
Sept. 22 9 a.m. Coastal
Orthopedics vs. Beach Bistro
Sept. 22 9:30 a.m. Duncan
Real Estate vs. FL Eye Tours
Sept. 22 10 a.m. A.M.
Glass & Screen vs. Sparks
Sept. 22 10:30
a.m. LPAC vs. Sand
Division III (ages 8-9)
Date Time Teams
Sept. 20 6 p.m. Island
Real Estate vs. Autoway Ford
Sept. 20 6:30 p.m. Air & Energy
vs. Mr. Bones
Sept. 20 7 p.m. Creative
Tile Design vs. Ross Builders
Sept. 20 7:30 p.m. West
Coast Air vs. Air & Energy
Sept. 22 9 a.m. Island
Real Estate vs. Air & Energy
Sept. 22 9:30 a.m. West
Coast Air vs. Island Real Estate
Sept. 22 10 a.m. Creative
Tile Design vs. Mr. Bones
Sept. 22 10:30
a.m. Autoway Ford
vs. Ross Builders
Division II (ages 10-11)
Sept. 21 6 p.m. Cannons
vs. Scott Lindsey Painting
Sept. 21 6:30 p.m. Mike
Norman Realty vs. Danziger
Sept. 22 11 a.m Cannons
Sept. 22 11:30
a.m Mike Norman
vs. Scott Lindsey
Division I (ages 12-14)
Sept. 21 7 p.m. Morgan
Stanley vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Sept. 21 7:30 p.m. Sun
Sept. 22 12 p.m Morgan
Stanley vs. Sun
Sept. 22 12:30
p.m Harcon vs.