April 3-4, 2012
Carley wins Super Senior at Black Diamond
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. Full Story
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|65-69 Age Division||6,289 yds.|
|70-74 Age Division||6,004 yds.|
|75 & Over Age Division||5,617 yds.|
|Windy PM||80 °F|
|Windy PM||82 °F|
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.
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
Male amateurs must be age 65 or older as of April 3, 2012, and be a member of the FSGA.
$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.
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.
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 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.
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
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Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, caddie and spectator and other policies.
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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