Local Golf: Summertime version of the Superintendent's Revenge on slate

New Year’s Day comes six months early Saturday to the Municipal Course, as a mid-summer version of the Superintendent’s Revenge series is on the slate. 

Freezing wind and rain that blew through town on Jan. 1 kept participation to a handful of die-hards, thus the tournament committee of the Palatka Men’s Golf Association correctly theorized a July 14 version of the popular event would be a safe way to avoid a replay.

Cost to play is $50, which gets you crazy pin placements, prizes and lunch. As its New Year’s Day counterpart, the Revenge will be individuals playing for the best net score and net skins.

Everything’s a morning event thanks to Florida heat/afternoon rain, so a call into the pro shop to make an A.M.. tee time is advisable. The pro shop number is (386) 329-0141. … 

DeHart hot at July 4th event. David DeHart was on his game at the July 4th points game hosted at the Municipal Course. DeHart turned back the field with a very strong plus-11 effort with Lucas Bennett coming in at plus-8 for second place.

Jim Santo was closest to the pin winner on Nos. 6 and 12, Billy Crews picked up the prize on No. 14, and Randy Werkheiser was CTP champ on No. 16. … 

Memorial Match play moving along. With the two-man Donald Ross Match Play Tournament just starting up, the Memorial Match Play event is getting down to cases.

Both the low and high handicap flights are nearing the finals stages, with Forrest Wells awaiting the outcome of an upcoming match between Copeland West and the winner of Stephen Reece vs. Jim Keeley. Wells comes to this point with wins over Tanner Tipton, Austin Jacobs and Kyle Coleman, while West has prevailed against Reese Symonds and John Skidmore.

The B Flight finds Randy Werkheiser (defeated John Salmons and John Parker) going against Travis Wilkinson (defeated Allen Wells and Garry Register) with that winner pitted against Kyle Coleman (defeated Lucas Bennett, Duane Worgum and Allen Anderson). Coleman’s entry into B Flight was made possible by a couple of last minute cancellations. …   

Pre-registration for Tracy Brown tourney. With an overflow field signed up, organizers of the Tracy Brown Memorial Tournament have cleared the way to speed up the typically long registration process.

Come by the Municipal Course pro shop the evening before the tournament and sign up, get your goody bag, etc., and be good to go for the July 28 event.

The pre-registration will be from 5- 8 p.m. …

Junior Golf Camp next week at Muni. The second of two Junior Golf camps is coming next week to the Palatka Municipal Course

Session II is set for July 16-19. Each camp includes eight hours of professional group instruction, use of range balls during instruction, one free play day with accompanying adult, free camp group picture, rules of golf booklet, reduced green fees outside of camp sessions, “Skillz” challenge, cookout, and Thursday Play 5 holes of golf.

Each lesson is from 9 a.m. until noon. Safety and rules, etiquette, course management, long game and short game are all part of the camp. Cost is $100. For more information, call the Municipal Course at 329-0141. ... 

South Putnam news. Debbie Peterson, Gary Carlisle and Ken Click shot 34 to win the July 6 scramble at The Oaks Golf Club. Carlisle was CTP champ on No. 2 as well. …

Twilight Scramble results. Spanky Aaron, Skidmore, Anderson, Brett Daniels and Crews  carded 7-under par to take last Thursday’s Twilight Scramble at the MC. The winners also collected a skin on No. 5 with their eagle. 

Also shooting 7-under, but taking second after cards were matched was the team of Kevin Durscher, Warren Wilhite, Santo, Forrest Wells and Jason Pollard.

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

Palatka Daily News

1825 St. Johns Ave.
Palatka, FL 32177
(386) 312-5200


Follow Us on Facebook