Senior Two-Man Shoot-Out
November 1-2, 2019
LAKELAND, Fla. – Three different formats of play challenged the two-man teams along with the undulating fairways and manicured greens of The Club at Eaglebrooke. The teams of Gosse/Brown and Cunningham/Cornette prevailed in their respective flight to be crowned champions.
The team from Inverness, Kelly Gosse and Brian Brown, prevailed to capture their first Senior Two-Man Shoot-Out by seven strokes Round one started off with some team bonding in modified alternate shot format. The team of Steve Sponder and Joe Shaktman took the early lead with an impressive three under-par 69. Brown and Gosse shined in scramble format during round two. The duo posted a 12 under-par 60, with an eagle on the par five fifth hole, to climb up the leaderboard.
The teams teed up in four-ball format for the final round where Gosse and Brown posted the low round of the day with a ten under-par 62. Gosse, current year’s Senior Amateur Champion, posted three back-to-back birdies on holes one to three while Brown started the back nine with two birdies. Add five more birdies and the duo hoisted the trophy at an impressive 24 under-par 192! The teams of Brian Keenan/Paul Royak, Bill Shufelt/John Ward, and James Starnes/Bert Kosup tied for second place with a three round total of 199.
Robert Cunningham, of St. Cloud, and Ronald Cornette, of Kissimmee, teamed up for the second time this year after a tied for second finish in the Senior Four-Ball Championship in September. Cornette and Cunningham did not let first place out of sight throughout the three rounds. After a round one score of 70 in modified alternate shot format, the team tied for first with Thomas Jung/John McCreary and Bobby Lundquist/Bill Eissele. A second round of 64 kept the team tied for first with the team of Randy Elliott and Jack Jackson. Elliott and Jackson eagled the par five 10th hole in route to an impressive scramble score of 60.
Cornette and Cunningham prevailed to seize the win in the final round four-ball format. Cunningham was on fire posting five birdies and with two birdies from Cornette the two finished with a seven under-par 65. A three round total of 17 under-par 199 was victorious by two strokes for Cornette and Cunningham. Thomas Jung and John McCreary posted an eagle on the par four eighth hole in the final round to finish in second place with a 15 under-par 201. The team of Randy Elliot and Jack Jackson rounded out the top three at a 12 under-par 204 total.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Senior||6,513 yds. 71.2/132|
|Super-Senior||6,029 yds. 68.8/123|
|Light Breeze||76 °F|
2019 marks the second year of the Senior Two-Man Shoot-Out Championship. Modeled after the very popular Two-Man Shoot-Out, the Championship combines modified alternate shot, two-man scramble and four-ball formats. Each round is considered a separate competition with prizes being awarded for each, as well as an overall winner for the Championship.
Located in Southern Polk County, you will find a challenging yet fair test of golf within The Club at Eaglebrooke. Offering lush and undulating fairways, scenic lakeside views, and well manicured greens, The Club at Eaglebrooke has been ranked one of best places to play over the past decade. The Championship is sure to fill up quickly, so make sure to build your two-man team!
To view past results, please click here.
- $380 per team GHIN or Foundation Members
- $400 per team Non-GHIN Member
Late entries are subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.
- 54 holes of stroke play
- Two-man team, gross stroke play (no handicaps)
- Senior (55-64) & Super-Senior (65 & Over) Age Divisions
- Each round is a different form of play (Modified Alternate Shot / Scramble / Four-Ball)
Championship Field Size
- Maximum of 52 teams - 104 players
- Male amateur golfers at least 55 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
- Both entrants are required to be a member of the FSGA
Entries will be accepted based upon the order of receipt. Entries received after the competitive field is full or after the close of entries, will be placed on an alternates list. Alternates will be contacted in the order of receipt of entry, if and when, a spot becomes available.
The golf course will be set-up at approximately 6,000 (Super-Senior) - 6,500 yards (Senior).
Schedule of Events
Friday, November 1st
- Morning Round - 8:00 AM shotgun - 18 holes of Modified Alternate Shot where each player hits a tee shot. Next, the team must select one of the two balls and plays that ball into the hole playing alternate shots
- Lunch - Included with entry fee
- Afternoon Round - 1:30 PM shotgun - 18 holes of Two-Man Scramble
Saturday, November 2nd
- Final Round - 8:00 AM shotgun - 18 holes of Four Ball (Best Ball of Two)
- Play-Off - For overall team Champion only. The format for the play-off is a three hole aggregate with each form of play used for one hole. If necessary play will continue on a hole-by-hole basis rotating the form of play. It is the team's responsibility to be present for any play-off.
Rounds & Prizes
Each round of the Senior Shoot-Out is treated as a separate competition and gift certificates are awarded for each round. There is an overall prize for the team Champion, but the emphasis and the majority of gift certificates are paid out on the basis of each individual round.
After 36 holes, the number of flights will be based on the number of teams and the range of scores.
Practice rounds are available one week prior to the Championship on a space available basis. The price for a practice round is $35 plus tax. Please call 863-701-0201 to schedule your starting time.
The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.
Carts are included for all competitive rounds. Players are responsible for practice round fees.
As always, this type of mixed format event was fun to watch and came straight down to the wire in the inaugural year of the Senior Two-Man Shootout. In the Senior Age Division (55-64), with a three round total of 70-62-70---202, the team of Doug Snoap and Robert Parker came out victorious after winning in a three hole playoff. In the Super-Senior Age Division (65 & Over), the team of Bobby Lundquist and Jerry Young pulled away from the field as they won by three shots, and came in with a three round total of 71-62-69---202.
- Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here.
- Caddies - Caddies are allowed in all FSGA Championships except Junior events. However, a player must not use a parent, step-parent or guardian as a caddie. The caddie MUST walk and the player's clubs must remain on the golf cart.
- Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here.
- Local Rules and Terms of the Competition - Click here.
- Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
- Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this Championship.
- Conditions/ Schedule - The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules. The decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final.
Host Hotel and Accommodations
The Club at Eaglebrooke accepts cash, check, Visa/MasterCard and American Express for method of payment.
Directions to Club
The Club at Eaglebrooke
1300 Eaglebrooke Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33813