Senior/Mid-Am Four-Ball Championship

Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club - Bradenton
March 27-28, 2010

Senior/Mid-Am Four Ball Champions

Co-Champions were awarded as the teams of Terry Hinkle and Curtis Madson and Kim Schwencke and Don Whittemore captured the 7th Senior/Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship at The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club in Bradenton on March 27-28.  

The final round of the championship was cancelled due to inclement weather, after thunderstorms rolled through the Bradenton area around 1:00 p.m.  The team of Terry Hinkle, of Wildwood and Curtis Madson of Mount Dora and the duo from Temple Terrace, Kim Schwencke and Don Whittemore both fired seven-under par rounds of 65 in the first round to capture the title. The Defending Champions A J Kroger, of Apopka and Joseph Graham, of Deer Island, the duo from Valrico, Lenny Barthle and Ralph Remmert, the team of Robert Hess, of Casselberry and Doug Snoap, of Apopka, and the duo from Boynton Beach, Kevin Hammer and Chris Lange all finished tied for second place with a six-under par round of 66.  

The field included 38 teams of one partner over 55 years of age and the other between 25-54 years old. In the Championship, competitors played 36 holes of four-ball stroke play over the course of two days; the final round was cancelled due to severe weather.  



Entries Close Wednesday, February 24, 2010

With 16 lakes, numerous trees, a wonderful setting framed by the Braden River, and a remarkable variety of play, this magnificent course delivers as pure a golf experience as you will ever enjoy. Several holes of the Tom Fazio design feature a native look of wetland marshes and open water lakes, while colorful plantings around many tees convey an exotic tropical feel. The course elevations and contours frame the sides of the holes, giving each a contained and private feel.

ELIGIBILITY

Teams consist of one player at least 55 years of age, and the other player must be 25-54 years of age as of March 27, 2010.

ENTRY FEE

$310 ($330 - members who do not have an active FSGA/GHIN Handicap).

CHAMPIONSHIP

36 holes four-ball stroke play. The lowest gross team score for 36 holes will be the Champion. If necessary, there will be a hole by hole play-off to determine the champion. It is the player's responsibility to be present for any play-off.

COURSE SET-UP

The golf course will be set-up approximately 6700-6900 yards for the Mid-Amateurs and 6300-6500 yards for the Senior Amateurs.

FLIGHTS

After 18 holes. The number of flights will be based on the number of teams and/or the range of scores.

TEE TIMES

Round one and two tee times will begin at 11:00 AM off the 1st tee.

PRACTICE ROUNDS

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the event.  Practice rounds are restricted to after 12:00 PM.  The cost of the practice round is $50.00 plus tax.  Please call (941) 309-2900 to reserve a time for your practice round. The place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range.  Hitting multiple balls on the golf course is unacceptable.

CARTS

Carts are included for all competitive rounds. Players are responsible for practice round fees.

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS:  Joseph Graham, from Apopka, and AJ Kroeger, of Deer Island, won the title shooting a 63-63--126 at Lake Wales Country Club.

CHAMPIONSHIP PACE OF PLAY: Click here to read the Championship Pace of Play Policy.

HARD CARD; LOCAL RULES AND CONDITIONS OF COMPETITIONS: Click here to read the Hard Card and additional Conditions of Competitions.

CHAMPIONSHIP POLICIES: Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, caddie and spectator and other policies.

SCORECARDS

Only one of the partners per team need sign the score card and each score to count must be individually identifiable. See Rule 31-3.

SPECTATORS AND CADDIES

Spectators and caddies are always welcome at FSGA Championships. Only players are allowed to ride in carts.  If a player employs a caddie, the caddie MUST walk and the player's clubs must remain on the golf cart.

CONDITIONS; SCHEDULES

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.

ACCOMMODATIONS

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PAYMENT

The Ritz-Carlton Member's Golf Club accepts Cash and Visa/MasterCard for method of payment.

DIRECTIONS TO THE RITZ-CARLTON MEMBERS GOLF CLUB:

(941) 309-2900

15150 70th Terrace East

Bradenton, FL 34202

From I-75 take exit 217 (SR 70) toward Arcadia.  Head East on SR 70 for 4.2 miles.  Turn right at Lorraine Road for 1.2 miles.  Turn left on 70th Terrace East and continue to club entrance.

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