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Winter Series - Tampa Palms G&CC

Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club - Tampa

March 4-5, 2024

Three Take Home Winter Series Finale


Tampa, FL – As the 2024 Winter Series season came to a close, players took on the difficult Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club. Although the points champions were already secured in the Mid-Amateur and Senior divisions by Ryan Prokay and Chad Ibbotson, the Super-Senior points champion is up for grabs as well as Senior Amateur Championship exemptions.


Tight fairways at Tampa Palms proved to be a great test for players this week, with only one under par score coming in the Mid-Amateur division. It was Joshua Winchell who came out of the gates swinging starting one-under par in his first six holes. A double bogey on the seventh brought him back to the field, however his final score of 74 was enough to hold the lead over Shankar Natarajan by one.

Round two came and Winchell held the lead strong through the front nine. After a great finish of three straight birdies, he ran away with it over Natarajan by six strokes.


In the Senior Division, Adam Creighton had a very up-and-down first round, which included five birdies, four bogeys and a quadruple bogey on the par-five 5th. However, his first round 75 was enough to give him a share of the lead with Danny Turbide who also had a very eventful round consisting of five birdies, three bogeys, a double bogey and a triple bogey.

Although Creighton and Turbide shared the first round lead, neither of them were able to walk away with the trophy. Kevin Janiga who sat one stroke back of the lead built himself up a solid lead 14 holes into the final round. Although he bogeyed three of his last four holes, he was still able to scrape out a victory by one stroke over Steve Pitts who had the round of the tournament in the Senior-Division.


Kevin Macy and Bill Hardaker each fired a first round 76 to take a one stroke lead over six players tied for second place. With 17 players within six shots of the lead, it was lining up to be an exciting finish at Tampa Palms.

Ken Kirchner of Bradenton fired a very clean round of 72 with four bogeys and four bogeys, which with the out of bounds lined fairways, is no easy task. Two other players joined him in the lead, Earl Lanoue and Kevin Macy, to send the three of them to a playoff. After a birdie on the first playoff hole, Kirchner finished off the 2024 Winter Series season with a bang. The playoff was enough to secure Macy as the Super-Senior points champion.

Tee Information


Yardage / Info


6,745 yds. 71.1/139


6,385 yds. 70.9/132


6,035 yds. 69.7/130

Par: 72

Weather Information




Overcast to Sunny, Hot

86 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 TotalTotal Score Points
1 Joshua Winchell 74 71 145 150
2 Shankar Natarajan 75 76 151 115
3 Jimmy Kozikowski 77 76 153 90
4 Christopher Kupniewski 81 76 157 75
5 Alexandre De Gunzburg 79 80 159 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

Entry Fee:  $195


  • 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 5th, 2024
  • Each player must compete in the age division comensurate with their age as of March 5th, 2024. Competitors may not elect to play in a different age division or from a different tee than designated 
  • 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

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 (totalling approximately $30 per-player in the field) will be awarded to the top finishers in each age group

Schedule of Events

  • Monday, March 4th
    • 11:00 AM - Round one shotgun
  • Tuesday, March 5th
    • 8:30 AM - Round two shotgun

Practice Round Information

  • Available one week prior to the event on a space available basis and are restricted to after 12:00 PM on weekends
  • Practice round rate: $55.00 + tax
  • Please call the club at (813) 972-1444 to arrange your practice round

Championship Information

  • Age Divisions
    • Mid-Amateur: 25-54 years old
    • Senior: 55-64 years old
    • Super-Senior: 65 years old and above
  • Course Setup
    • Mid-Amateur - approximately 6,700 yards
    • Senior - approximately 6,400 yards
    • Super-Senior - approximately 6,100 yards
  • Field Size - 96 players
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