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Super-Senior Championship

Black Diamond Ranch - Lecanto

April 3-4, 2012

Carley wins Super Senior at Black Diamond

Jim Carley, Walt Martin, and Bill Feehan win their respective divisions in the Super Senior Championship at Black Diamond Ranch

The Super Senior Championship concluded today at the world renowned Black Diamond Ranch, located an hour north of the Tampa Bay area, on April 3-4.

Jim Carley, the 2011 Senior Champion, impressed the stong field of seniors with a 68 in the first round. Carley's four under par round gave him a 4-shot cushion ahead of Thomas Slater and Ken Couturier heading into the final round. In the final round, Carley, of Ormond Beach, coasted in with a 78 on the very difficult Quarry Course at Black Diamond Ranch. The Defending Champion, Thomas Slater, of Vero Beach, finished in second place two strokes behind Carley with rounds of 72-76. Ken Couturier, of Melbourne, finished alone in third place with a tournament total of 151.

In the 70-74 age division, Walt Martin, of Saint Augustine, held onto his first round lead to take the title. Martin fired 74-78 for a 152 total and two-shot victory over Ron Audi, of Ocala. Audi posted back-to-back rounds of 77 to take home second place honors. Brian Sachs, of Newberry, and Jim DuBois, of Coral Springs, finished tied for third place with a tournament total of 156.

Bill Feehan, of Marco Island, came back in the final round with an impressive 73 to claim the 75 & over age division. Feehand trailed Ron LeClairby six shots heading into the final round, but fired the best round of the day by four shots to take home the title. Roger Little, of Morriston, finished in second place after rounds of 80-77. Full Story

Tee Information


Yardage / Info

65-69 Age Division

6,289 yds.

70-74 Age Division

6,004 yds.

75 & Over Age Division

5,617 yds.

Par: 72

Weather Information




Windy PM

80 °F


Windy PM

82 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 TotalTotal Score Points
1 Jim Carley 68 78 146 0
2 Thomas Slater 72 76 148 0
3 Ken Couturier 72 79 151 0
T4 Fred Allen 76 76 152 0
T4 Pat Vincelli 74 78 152 0
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Entries Close Wednesday, March 14, 2012


The stunning Quarry Course, the first at Black Diamond, is consistently recognized as one of America's greatest.  You?ll experience dramatic elevation changes, classic bunkering, and fairways framed with thousands of beautiful live oaks, dogwoods, myrtles, and magnolias.

The 14th, 15th and 16th holes are carved over and around canyon walls and combine challenging shot making opportunities with more awesome views. This magical stretch of holes, called by writer Dan Jenkins "the best five consecutive holes of golf anywhere in the world." The 17th drops down into the smaller quarry to a green guarded left and rear by 30-foot high limestone cliffs, and it looks like it's from another world another time. 


Championship Format

36 holes of individual stroke play. There will be a hole by hole play-off immediately following play in event of a tie for first place only in each division. It is the player's responsibility to be present for any playoff.


Championship Field Size

120 players


Male amateurs must be age 65 or older as of April 3, 2012, and be a member of the FSGA.


Entry Fee

$190 ($200 - members who do not have an active FSGA/GHIN Handicap.)

New for 2012, entry fee includes Players Dinner after practice round Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Plantation Inn.

Age Divisions

  • 65-69

  • 70-74

  • 75 & Over


All players will be placed in the age division commensurate with their age as of the first day of the Championship. No player may play in both age divisions.


Defending Champions

Thomas Slater, of Vero Beach, posted 77-73--150 at Vero Beach Country Club to win the 65-69 age division.  Richard Ray, of Kissimmee, shot 79-72--151 to capture the 70-74 age division
while Larry Martin, of Plant City, fired 78-79--157 to win the 75 & Over flight.

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.


Practice Rounds

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the Championship.  Practice rounds may be played after 12:00 PM on the weekend.  The price for a practice round is $35.00 + tax.  Please call
(352) 746-3446 to arrange your practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.


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.


Championship Pace of Play

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Hard Card; Local Rules and Conditions of Competition

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.


Alternate Procedures

Click here here for information on how alternates may gain entry into either qualifying for the Championship or into the Championship proper.



Black Diamond Ranch accepts Cash and Visa/MasterCard as payment.




Host Hotel - Arrangements have been made with the Plantation Inn & Spa in Crystal River. Rooms are available at the rate of $95 per night, single or double occupancy. Players must reserve a room by March 20th to receive the guaranteed rate. After March 20th, rooms may be available on a space available basis at the guaranteed rate. Call (800) 632-6262 to make a reservation.

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(352) 746-3446