Men's Interclub Team Championship
March 26-27, 2014
2014 Interclub Champions Crowned
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club took advantage of their local knowledge and captured the 2014 Men’s Interclub Team Championship at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Dade City, March 26-27. After six weeks of matches followed by two rounds of play-offs, Tampa Bay G & CC beat out seven other Regional Champions to be crowned the Men’s Interclub State Champions. Though they traveled only five miles to Lake Jovita, the team has been on the hunt for the title since the beginning of January.
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club started strong, earning 204 points in the first round to share the overnight lead with Fox Hollow Golf Club. In the final round, Bob Smith and Allen Jolly earned 41 and 40 points each respectively, to help lead the team to their final round total of 216. The team closed out with a two-day total of 420 points and a solid 10 point victory. Members of the championship team include: Bill Armstrong, Rich Bond, Wayne Bratschi, Ron Cianfoni, Rollin Davis, Gary Farley, Roger Flaherty, Tom Green, Dave Hartung, Allen Jolly, Jose Maymi, Ken McCown, Tom Morris, Steve Norton, Bob Smith, and Ron Williams. Fox Hollow Golf Club finished in second place with 410 total team points.
The 2014 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: Fox Hollow Golf Club, Trinity
Suncoast Region: TPC Prestancia, Sarasota
West Region: Country Club at Silver Springs Shores, Ocala
Central Region: Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club, San Antonio
Naples Region: Quail Creek Country Club, Naples
Northeast Region: Champions Club at Julington Creek, Jacksonville
Southeast Region: Palm Aire Country Club & Resort, Pompano Beach
Panhandle Region: Tiger Point Country Club, Gulf Breeze
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).
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|North Course||6,115 yds., 69.4/128|
|South Course||6,149 yds., 69.3/127|
|Cold and Windy||63 °F|
|Cloudy and Light Winds||67 °F|
The 2014 Men’s Interclub Team Matches will begin in January. The Interclub season includes a six-week regular season, two rounds of playoffs, and a State Championship held in late March at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Dade City. The Interclub Matches are a state-wide competition between clubs, Last year there was a record 114 clubs competing!
There is a $50 per team entry fee for Interclub, there are no greens fees for matches. The most you will pay will be a $30 cart fee. Interclub allows players of a variety of skill levels to get together with friends and enjoy a fun and challenging competition at different courses around the state for a minimal cost. Registration is open for the 2014 Men's Interclub season.
2014 Season Playoff Bracket
Entry Fee & Eligibility
- $50 entry fee per team
- Amateur men with an active handicap index of 18.4 or less
- 18 years or older
- FSGA-GHIN member clubs only
Team Size & Match Format
- Unlimited team size
- Eight players from your team play in each match
- Singles and four-ball matches played concurrently
- Thursday afternoons
- Six weekly matches - January 2nd - February 6th
- Four clubs per local group -- home and away match against each club
- Regional Playoffs - February 20th - March 13th
- State Championship - March 26-27, 2014 at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
Your Club's Responsibilities
- Agree to host three home matches (and potentially two playoff matches) for cart fee
- Practice rounds - at club's discretion
State Championship Information
- 36 Holes - Net Stableford Stroke Play - (Highest Team Stableford Points Wins)
- 8 Players per team advancing - Lowest 6 Players Scores count each round (Highest Stableford Points Total)
- Wednesday March 26th, North Course - 10:00 AM 1st Tee Start
- Thursday March 26th, South Course - 8:00 AM 1st & 10th Tee Start