Interclub Champions Crowned
Windsor Parke Golf Club shot up the leaderboard and captured the 2015 Men’s Interclub Team Championship at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Dade City. After six weeks of matches followed by two rounds of playoffs, Windsor Parke Golf Club outlasted seven other Regional Champions to be crowned the Men’s Interclub State Champions.
The Country Club at Silver Springs Shores, the only returning regional champion, got off to a fast start. After round one they led the championship by nine points over the second place Countryside Country Club. George Ross, from Silver Springs Shores, had two net eagles on the front nine en route to 44 stableford points to lead the field in points. Windsor Parke Golf Club finished round one in third place with 222 total points.
Wednesday’s round was played on the South Course, the more difficult of the two. Windsor Parke capitalized on the tougher course and earned 13 more points than Silver Springs Shores, vaulting them into first place. Windsor Parke finished with a two-day total of 436 points. Members of the championship team include: Gary Blackwell, Mark Casper, Chris Cazalas, David Hawkins, Bruce Moskovciak, Keith Nagy, Keith Williams, and John Yaccino. The Country Club at Silver Springs Shores finished in second place with 434 total points.
The 2015 Men's Interclub season began with 118 teams competing from Pensacola all the way to Pompano Beach. Eight Regional Championship teams listed below earned their ticket to compete at the State Championship held at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club.
Tampa Bay Region: Countryside Country Club, Clearwater
Suncoast Region: The Plantation Golf & Country Club, Fort Myers
West Region: Country Club at Silver Springs Shores, Ocala
Central Region: Sun N’ Lake Golf & Country Club, Sebring
Naples Region: Old Corkscrew Golf Club, Estero
Northeast Region: Windsor Parke Golf Club, Jacksonville
Southeast Region: Vero Beach Country Club, Vero Beach
Panhandle Region: Rocky Bayou Country Club, Niceville
In the State Championship, the six lowest individual net scores (highest net Stableford points) per team count. The team with the highest number of points is crowned the Interclub State Champion. Net Stableford points are as follows: Double Eagle 5-points, Eagle 4-points, Birdie 3-points, Par 2-points, Bogey 1-point, Double Bogey or higher 0-points.
The Men's Interclub Team Matches began in January and included six weeks of home and away matches, followed by regional play-offs and a State Championship at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club.
Matches are played on Thursday afternoons and utilize full handicaps (18.4 indexes and below) featuring eight players from each team competing against another local club. All competitors play an individual 18-hole match and at the same time, play with a partner from their team in a four-ball match against two players from the opposing team (2-man, best ball).