Winter Series - CC of Winter Haven

The Country Club of Winter Haven - Winter Haven
November 13-14, 2023

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Three players took home Winter Series wins on Tuesday at The Country Club of Winter Haven. Walter Himelsbaugh was victorious in the Super-Senior division, Chad Ibbotson captured the win in the Senior division, and Jacob Richard earned the Mid-Amateur title.


Richard finished with an even-par 144 to secured the nine-shot victory in the Mid-Amateur division. He sat tied with two other players after shooting 1-over 73 in the first round. Getting off to a strong start in the final round, Richard birdied the fifth and ninth and made the turn at 1 under. The Mount Dora native birdied the 11th and 13th holes to secure the win with a final-round 71.  

Ryan Prokay and James Preston tied as they both shot 73-80--153.


Ibbotson used his even-par in the second round of the tournament to pick up the win in the Senior division at 3-over 147. The Sanford native carded three birdies during Tuesday’s second round to post an even-par 72 and secure his title. 

Beginning the final round with a five-shot lead, Guilbault kept it rolling with an even-par front side. He added two birdies on the back, including one on the final hole, to secure the seven-shot victory with a final-round 71.

Michael Nealy finished second at 7-over 151, with rounds of 73-78. John Barry secured third place shooting 73-79--152. 


Himelsbaugh earned the title in the Super-Senior division by 1-shot, finishing at 2-over 146. He got the tournament started with a 1-over 73 in the first round to be one-shot behind the leader, Jim Stone who fired an even-par 72 .  The Leesburg native used a final-round 73 to take home the win.

Jim Stone finished second at 3-over 147, with rounds of 72-75. Earl Lanoue earned third place, finishing at 5-over 149.

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Mid-Amateur 6,712 yds. 72.5/132
Senior 6,347 yds. 71.0/129
Super-Senior 6,109 yds. 69.7/125

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Windy Front Came thru with wind & rain 74 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Jacob Richard 73 71 144 150
T2 Ryan Prokay 73 80 153 103
T2 James Preston 73 80 153 103
4 Brad Rolland 83 73 156 75
5 Andrew Pascoe 78 82 160 70
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Chad Ibbotson 75 72 147 150
2 Michael Nealy 73 78 151 115
3 John Barry 73 79 152 90
T4 Dave McMeen 81 72 153 73
T4 Paul Royak 77 76 153 73
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Walter Himelsbaugh 73 73 146 150
2 Jim Stone 72 75 147 115
3 Earl Lanoue 74 75 149 90
T4 David Tassell 78 72 150 70
T4 Pete McDade 75 75 150 70
T4 Joe Shaktman 73 77 150 70
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Tournament Summary
Format:  36-holes of gross stroke play
Eligibility FSGA Adult Member at least 25 years of age
Handicap:  Florida GHIN 10.0 or less
Age Divisions Mid-Amateur, Senior & Super-Senior
Entry Fee: $195
Schedule of Events


  • 36 holes of individual gross stroke play (no handicaps)


  • Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are age 25 or older as of March 5, 2024
  • Entrant must be an Adult or Foundation Member of the FSGA
  • Entrant must have an active Florida GHIN Handicap and have a current handicap index of 10.0 or lower.

Age Divisions

There are three age divisions; Mid-Amateur (25-54), Senior (55-64) and Super-Senior (65 & above). Each player must compete in the age division commensurate with their age as of March 5, 2024. Competitors may not select to play in a different age division or from a different tee than designated.

  • Mid-Amateur (25-54) plays approximately 6,700 yards
  • Senior (55-64) plays approximately 6,400 yards
  • Super-Senior (65 & above) approximately 6,100 yards

**After the first round, each age division may be flighted based on the number of competitors and/or the range of scores.

Entry Fees & Prizes

  • $195
  • Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.
  • Age-group Champions at each event will receive a commemorative award. Gift certificates (totaling approximately $30 per-player in the field) will be awarded to the top finishers in each age group. 

Schedule of Events

Monday, November 13th

  • Round 1 - 11:30 AM Shotgun

Tuesday, November 14th

  • Round 2 - 8:30 AM Shotgun

Practice Rounds & Cost

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the event on a space available basis and are restricted to after 12:00 PM on weekends.  To arrange your practice round please call the club at 863-324-6666. The cost of a practice round is $70 plus tax. 

Host Hotel

There is currently no host hotel for this event.

Maximum Field Size

Individual events - 96 Players in foursomes

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