Local Golf: Two ways to win during SJR State benefit

There’s two ways to win at Saturday’s scramble hosted by the St. Johns River State College Athletic Association.

The event – which traditionally draws a field of around 20 teams – again is paying $400 to the winning net foursome, and the same for the gross division champs.

 “The tournament is for a great cause and we’re looking forward to a lot of people coming out to the Municipal Course to show their support for Viking athletics,” says tournament coordinator John Theobold

In addition to the nice payout for net and gross, there’s a $50 bill waiting for the winners of the long drive contest on No. 9, as well as closest to the pin on all par threes.

Last year’s gross division winners was the foursome of Curtis West, Jim Keeley, Ron Taylor and Randy Werkheiser, who finished at 12 under par 58. Best score in the net race was 41, found on the scorecard of Brian Chuk, Xumas Torres, Larry Summers and Chris Steel.

This one also features a full breakfast and lunch, T-shirts, hats, balls and tees, and door prizes as well.

A putting contest for a Lazy Boy recliner is also part of the plan.

Cost is $250 for a foursome or $62.50 per player. Play begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Proceeds go toward scholarships and other needed items to support the SJRSC athletic programs…

VFW tourney coming Nov. 5. A great way to say “thank you” to our local veterans will be participating in the annual VFW Post 3349 benefit tournament, Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Municipal Course.

Cost to play in this event that leads into Veteran’s Day is $50.

Coordinating the tournament is Gene Nieman…

President’s Cup is Dec. 3-4. The final tournament of the year sponsored by the Palatka Men’s Golf Association is coming in early December in the form of the President’s Cup.

Two rounds of individual stroke play (net) is the game in this long-running competition.

Last year it was Palatka High golf coach Lucas Bennett scorching the field to win with his 65-60—125 worksheet.

The tournament is open to any and all PMGA members. For more information call the pro shop at 329-0141…

Downed trees soon will be gone. Municipal Course manager Andy Heartz says it shouldn’t be too long before the two huge oak trees blown down from the Ravine Gardens onto the course by Hurricane Matthew will be removed.

“There were some people from the Ravines looking at the trees a few days ago, and it’s my understanding they will be removed in a week or so,” says Heartz.

The trees fell across the fence on the back end of the Nos. 5 and 9 tee boxes…

Ladies Day results. Bingo, bango, bongo was last Thursday’s game for the Palatka Women’s Golf Association. Joyce Oliver and Pat Hain held down the top two spots, respectively. Hain also won closest to the pin on No. 18...

South Putnam news. Rosemary Dreesen, Ben Valdez and Bob Stites shot 30 to win the Oct. 12 scramble at Fruitland’s The Oaks Golf Club.Valdez and Randy Peterson shared CTP honors on No. 2.

The threesome of Ken Thompson, Gary Carlisle and Judy Reddick came in at 32 to claim the Oct. 14 competition. Shirley Carlisle and Al Parker tied for CTP on No. 2…

Twilight Scramble results. Spanky Aaron, Allen Anderson, Brett Daniels and Jerry Broadrick carded seven under par to win the final Twilight Scramble of the year, last Thursday at the Municipal Course. The winners also had skins on Nos. 3 and 7.

The nine-hole scramble will resume next spring at the Municipal Course.

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

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