Horseshoes, golf, events upcoming for youths
Two teams managed undefeated pool play records Aug. 15 and met to determine the day’s horseshoe bragging rights. Jay Disbrow and partner Sam Samuels rolled past the team of Ron Slagh and Debbie Rhodes by a score of 25-9.
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 team of Jane Winegarden, Jerry Brown, Jim Fin and Patty Proxy combined to shoot a 117 to win the Aug. 10, coed golf outing at the Key Royale Club. Second place went to the team of Jeanette Cashman, Joyce Brown, Don Ledford and Matt Behan with a score of 120.
On Aug. 13, the Key Royale Club men played a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome tournament. The team of Al Morgan, Vince Mercadante, Bob Kral and Earl Huntzinger combined to shoot a 6-under-par 58 to claim clubhouse bragging rights for the day.
The men were at it again on Aug. 15 for an 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome tourney. The team of John Atkinson, Dick Grimme, Chris Collins and Bob Kelly scorched the Key Royale track with a 107, one shot better than the team of Don Ledford, Bob Jorgensen, Al Morgan and John Heiselman.
Still spots available for Her-icane golf challenge
Signup is ongoing for the Manatee High School Her-icanes girls soccer team fundraising golf tournament at the Bradenton Country Club at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The team uses the money for uniforms, warm-up suits and tournament travel.
For a $100 donation, players can test their golf skills at Bradenton's most exclusive and challenging layout in a four-person scramble.
All players receive a goody bag, cart and greens fees, a post-tourney banquet and guaranteed fun throughout the day. Also on tap are a straightest-drive contest, two closest-to-the-pin contests, a putting contest and raffles for tons of prizes. The field is limited to the first 100 golfers, so don't delay.
The Her-icanes are also looking for tournament sponsors to help their cause. For $800, a business can purchase the Hat Trick package, consisting of a foursome, banquet, tee or green sign on the course and a banner that will be displayed at all Manatee Her-icane home soccer games. A golden goal sponsorship package includes a foursome and a tee or green sign on the course for $500, or a tee or green sign for the tournament for $125.
To sign up a foursome, list the four players and each player’s phone number and send the list with a check payable to Manatee Girls Soccer Booster. Mail it to me, Her-icane coach Kevin Cassidy at 2011 79th St. N.W., Bradenton FL 34209. For more information, call me 941-807-1105.
Skimboard contest on tap
The Skimboard Bash on the Gulf of Mexico gets under way Sunday, Aug. 26, with check in starting at 7:30 and competition boarding beginning at 8 a.m. at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
There will be several age/gender divisions starting with the age-8-and-under “minis” and going up in age to the 22-and-over senior division. Each entrant receives a competition T-shirt, gift bag, lunch and a raffle ticket for prize drawings.
The contest costs $30 to enter for amateur boarders and $60 for professionals. Post-entry deadline of Aug. 22, if there are openings in the applicable division, a $10 late fee will apply. Entry forms can be picked up at the West Coast Surf Shop, 3902 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Trophies and prizes will be awarded.
For more information, call the surf shop, 941-778-1001.
Soccer starts up this week
The Anna Maria Island Community Center Center will once again host a soccer camp for new and returning players to “kick off” its season. Players will be put through the paces to polish up learned drills and to work on some new skills. The camp runs 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 22-24. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers.
Registration is under way for the Center fall recreational youth soccer league. Boys and girls must be at least 4 years of age and no older than 16 by Aug. 24 to participate on age-division teams that allow for games between players of various stages of soccer skills and growth.
Games for players ages 4-11 are scheduled to be played at the new Center in Anna Maria, while games for players 12-16 will take place in Holmes Beach at the city’s sports facility next to city hall.
Players who are age 4 must attend the Center’s preseason soccer camp and successfully pass an evaluation to play in the league.
Cost for playing soccer at the center for members is $70 with each additional sibling $65. Non-member fees are $80 for first child and $75 for each additional child. Each player receives a team jersey and matching socks. Players are responsible for his/her own black shorts and shin guards. Shin guards are required to play and are offered for $5 by the Center.
Players must sign up at the Center during operating hours, and a registration night will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Center.
The deadline for league registration is Aug. 24.
Everyone who signs up will be placed on a team, but for parity of the league, mandatory tryouts for specific age groups will be held at the following times.
- Ages 4-7, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., Aug. 27.
- Ages 8-9, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Aug. 28.
- Ages 10-11, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Aug. 29.
- Ages 12-13, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Aug. 30 (Holmes Beach).
- Ages 14-16, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Aug. 30 (Holmes Beach).
For more information on the Center’s fall soccer program and soccer camp, contact athletic director Andy Jonatzke at 941-778-1908.