Local Golf: Rodeheaver scramble brings in big bucks for boys ranch

The participation was a bit down this year, but significant dollars were nevertheless raised at last Saturday’s annual Rodeheaver Boys Ranch Benefit scramble.

Held at the Municipal Course, 14 teams took part in the event, which was won by Paul Flateau, Jim Keeley, Matthew Webb and John Martin. Winner’s score was 16-under-par 54. Taking second spot at 55 was John Garrett, Jim Santo, Jim Roach and John Salmon. Also at 55 but taking third after cards were matched was Jim Reynolds, Ronnie Tumlin, Kevin Durscher and Warren Wilhite.

Larry McKenzie was closest-to-the-pin champ on No. 6, John Martin had the long drive on No. 17 and Jeff Elledge was winner of the putting contest.

Highlighting the day was a presentation of $10,000 from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office to Rodeheaver Boys Ranch. Making the presentation was Sheriff Gator DeLoach. The funds came from seized drug money by the PCSO…

Junior Camps coming to the Muni. Youngsters looking to receive instruction in the fundamentals of golf and golf etiquette should mark down important dates in June and July as the MC plays host  to its annual Summer Golf Camps.

First session for the camps is June 10-14, followed by Camp II on July 15-18. Each camp session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon with eight hours or professional group instruction, use or range balls, one free play day with accompanying adult, a Junior Summer 30-dsy membership, golf etiquette book and reduced green fees outside of camp sessions.

Safety rules, etiquette, course management, long game and short game will be covered.

Cost is $80 per camp participant, with each camp being limited to 25 youngsters ranging from ages 5-17.

For more information, contact the clubhouse at (386) 329-0141…

The Oaks hosting Summer Golf Camps. Kids from the southern part of the county will be interested in knowing that Fruitland’s The Oaks Golf Club is also hosting its own junior camps very soon.

Headed by Ken Click, the camps will be offered June 3-7, July 8-12 and Aug. 5-9. Each camp is $50, while participation in two camps is $95 and $140 for all three. For youngsters age 10-14, they are 8-10 a.m., while the 15-18 year-old sessions will be from 10 a.m. to noon.

Range balls, clubs (if needed) and an end-of-the-season tournament are part of the package, as well as instruction in all the basics of the game.

For more information, contact Ken Click at (386) 559-4015…

More news from South Putnam. Phil Sykes, Penny Stites, Don Fesperman and Chuck Blake carded 31 to win the May 8 scramble at The Oaks. Ben Baar and Penny Stites tied for closest-to-the-pin honors on No. 13.

Winning the May 10 competition with their 31 worksheet was Adam LupPlace, Don Frazee, Larry Carter and Shirley Carlisle. Sally Peterson was CTP on No. 8…

Twilight Scramble results. Cameron Gwynn, Tanner Tipton, Lucas Bennett and Phillip Young got together for a five-under-part effort and the win at last Thursday’s Twilight Scramble. The nine-hole scramble is held every Thursday at the MC beginning at 5:30 p.m. …

Ladies Day results. Sandy Smith, Rita Prince and Pat Hain were the top three finishers, respectively, in the May 2 game for the Palatka Women’s Golf Association. The game at the Muni was best nine scores, minus ½ handicap. Smith also was closest to the pin in No. 18.

On May 9, it was Hain/Joyce Oliver getting together to claim the two-person, scramble format. Oliver was CTP on No. 18 as well.

Danny Hood’s golf column appears every Wednesday at the Palatka Daily News.

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