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4/7/2019

March 30, EAGLE DUNES GOLF CLUB

Travis Fore Shoots 69; Bettin, Broennle & Russ Win Playoffs At Eagle Dunes

L-R: Chad Frank (SrChamp flight), Erik MacDonald (Champ flight)

It was another pleasant spring day as 80 players challenged the Eagle Dunes Golf Club course in Sorrento, FL.  It was our third event of the season.  

The Championship flight went to new member Erik MacDonald with an even par 72.  Chad Frank was second on 74.  Fran's 74 was good for the Senior Championship flight victory--by one stroke over Al Clerico

L-R: Michael Kofil (SrA Flight), Travis Fore (A Flight)

Travis Fore shot the round of the day--a 69--to take A flight by four over Daniel Grega (73).  Sam Bellamy (76) was three more back in third. Michael Kofil won the Senior A flight with 78.  Robbie Robinson was second (82).  Travis earlned a promotion to Championship flight next time out.  Great playing!

L-R: Brad Bettin (B & SrB Flights), Rick Broennle (C & SrC Flights)

In the B flight and senior B flight, Brad Bettin took top honors after a playoff with Mark Klenck.  Both shot 77.  Rowland Brown (79) was third at in both flights..  Brad earned a promotion to A Flight the next time out.

Ths C flight went to tour veteran Rick Broennle won a playoff with Gator Gatrell (Tamps) after both shot 85.  It was two better than Wayne Creese in senior C. 

     
Robert Russ (D Flight)

Robert Russ topped D flight with 83 after a playoff with Jake Russo.  Jake, a new member, moved to B flight next time out..  Shaun Southward was third at 87. 

NEXT EVENT--April 13-14--Florida Regional @ Innisbrook

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Players are flighted by handicap/handicap-index. Players without indexes may submit recent scorecards to be assigned to a flight, subject to change based on tournament performance. All prizes in all flights are based on gross scores and are awarded on the day of the event. The Golfweek Amateur Tour is the best place for central Florida amateurs seeking tournament competition on a continuing basis. It is a terrific opportunity to meet golfers and make new friendships.

 

3/19/2019

March 16, INDIAN RIVER PRESERVE

Moritz Tops Field at Indian River Preserve; Salik Wins B Flight Playoff Over Bettin

L-R: Jeff Moritz (Champ flight), Cory Walker (SrChamp flight), & Danny Hinkley (D flight)

It was an overcast spring day as 82 players challenged the Indian River Preserve course in Mims, FL.  It was our second event of the season.  

The Championship flight went to Jeff Moritz with 76.  Cory Walker was second on 78.  Walker's 78 was good for the Senior Championship flight victory--by one stroke over Chad Frank (79)

Ed Paterniti Won A flight

Doug Conklin Took Senior A flight
 

Ed Paterniti came in with 81 to take the A flight by 1 over two players who shot 82--Chad Miller and Kyle ClapperDoug Conklin won the Senior A flight with 79.  Paterniti was second.

L-R: Mike Salik (B flight), Joe Harris (C flight), Brad Bettin (SrB flight) & Terry Lawson (SrC flight)

In the B flight, Mike Salik took top honors after a one hole playoff with Brad Bettin.  Both shot 85.   Ray Alexander was second at 86..  Brad won in Senior B

Ths C flight went to tour veteran Joe Harris with 89.  It was two better than Wayne Creese.   Terry Lawson took the Seniior C flight with 88.

Danny Hinkley topped D flight with 94.  Andy Maginnis was second at 104. 

NEXT EVENT--March 30, Eagle Dunes, Sorrento, FL

GET ON OUR MAILING LIST! The Golfweek Amateur Tour remains the “tour of choice” for central Florida amateurs. Entry fees start as low as $75 and include course costs, range balls, and prizes. Player cards for this year are $120. REGISTRATION is available for $120.  CLICK HERE to join now.  For more information contact Tour Director, Tom Mirus, at (407) 348-5650 or email tmirus@aol.com.

If you are not yet on our mailing list but want to receive the latest application/brochure, you may contact us by email through this site and provide your mailing address; or you can simply Register Online above.

Players are flighted by handicap/handicap-index. Players without indexes may submit recent scorecards to be assigned to a flight, subject to change based on tournament performance. All prizes in all flights are based on gross scores and are awarded on the day of the event. The Golfweek Amateur Tour is the best place for central Florida amateurs seeking tournament competition on a continuing basis. It is a terrific opportunity to meet golfers and make new friendships.

 

3/4/2019

110 Open Season At Black Bear

Tom Dillon and Bill Shufelt Won Playoffs to Highlight Opening Day at Black Bear

L-R: Jonathan James, Rick Whitman, Bill Shufelt, Tom Dillon, Rich Chamberlain, Shaun Southward, Ray Alexander

It was a beautiful spring day and  110 players opened the 2019 Golfweek Amateur Tour / Orlando season at Black Bear Golf Club in Eustis, FL.  

The Championship and Senior Championship flights both needed playoffs to decide a winner.  Tom Dillon outlasted Ray Vigeant as they went five holes before Tom's birdie took the trophy.  Bill Shufelt and Chad Frank needed four extra holes before Bill made a birdie to decide that flight.

Jonathan James shot a fine 75 to take the A flight by 3 over four players who shot 78--Ed Paterniti, Greg Callahan, Chris Burns and Stephan JonesJonathan also won the Senior A flight.  He edged Michael Kofil by a single shot.

In the B flight, Ray Alexander took top honors with a 77.  It was four better than four players--Willey Haggins, Justin Carroll, Rowland Brown and Bill WrittRay also won in Senior B

Ths C flight went to tour veteran Rich Chamberlain with 86.  It was two better than Rick Whitman.  Three players--Charlie James, Freddy Delarosa and Steve Kollar.  Rick Whitman took the Seniior C flight.

Shaun Southward took D flight with 84.  Brett Morris of the NCF tour was second at 87.  Brian Mack finished thrid with 91.

NEXT EVENT--March 16, Indian River Preserve, Mims, FL

GET ON OUR MAILING LIST! The Golfweek Amateur Tour remains the “tour of choice” for central Florida amateurs. Entry fees start as low as $75 and include course costs, range balls, and prizes. Player cards for this year are $120. REGISTRATION is available for $120.  CLICK HERE to join now.  For more information contact Tour Director, Tom Mirus, at (407) 348-5650 or email tmirus@aol.com.

If you are not yet on our mailing list but want to receive the latest application/brochure, you may contact us by email through this site and provide your mailing address; or you can simply Register Online above.

Players are flighted by handicap/handicap-index. Players without indexes may submit recent scorecards to be assigned to a flight, subject to change based on tournament performance. All prizes in all flights are based on gross scores and are awarded on the day of the event. The Golfweek Amateur Tour is the best place for central Florida amateurs seeking tournament competition on a continuing basis. It is a terrific opportunity to meet golfers and make new friendships.

 

1/3/2019

2019 SEASON OPENS MARCH 2 AT BLACK BEAR

2019 SEASON OPENS AT BLACK BEAR ON MARCH 2

FLORIDA REGIONAL @ INNISBROOK FIRST OF 3 MAJORS IN 2019

The Golfweek Amateur Tour / Orlando will open its 2019 season on March 2 at Black Bear GC in Eustis. Fifteen tournaments are scheduled on some of the finest courses in central Florida. “Last year we played a terrific schedule; this year our lineup is every bit as good” said Tom Mirus, Tour director. “We will be taking the tour to some new courses this year including six courses we did not play in 2018. We are excited about the coming season.   Our three majors are on courses we did not play last year--the Florida Regional @ Innisbrook, the Bob Mirus Memorial @ Grand Cypress Resort, and the Players Championship @ PGA Golf Club (Port St. Lucie).

We will again qualify fifty players (10 from each of the five flights) for the Golfweek Amateur Tour Championship in October being held in Hilton Head, SC. The players that made the trip last year loved it. I am sure competition for the invitations will be strong again this year. And, our players compete for nearly $50,000 in prizes each year.”

The Golfweek Amateur Tour / Orlando is the first Florida affiliate of the Golfweek Amateur Tour. There are local tours operating in over 40 markets with nationwide membership exceeding 5000.

Players are put into flights by handicap/handicap index. Players without indexes may submit recent scorecards to be assigned to a flight, subject to change based on tournament performance. All prizes in all flights are based on gross scores. Entry fees start as low as $75 and include course costs, range balls and prizes.


GET ON OUR MAILING LIST! The Golfweek Amateur Tour remains the “tour of choice” for central Florida amateurs. Entry fees start as low as $75 and include course costs, range balls, and prizes. Player cards for this year are $120. REGISTRATION is available for $120.  CLICK HERE to join now.  For more information contact Tour Director, Tom Mirus, at (407) 348-5650 or email tmirus@aol.com.

If you are not yet on our mailing list but want to receive the latest application/brochure, you may contact us by email through this site and provide your mailing address; or you can simply Register Online above.

Players are flighted by handicap/handicap-index. Players without indexes may submit recent scorecards to be assigned to a flight, subject to change based on tournament performance. All prizes in all flights are based on gross scores and are awarded on the day of the event. The Golfweek Amateur Tour is the best place for central Florida amateurs seeking tournament competition on a continuing basis. It is a terrific opportunity to meet golfers and make new friendships.

 

12/12/2018

2018 FLORIDA CUP @ LPGA INTERNATIONAL, DEC. 8-9

TEAM ORLANDO / TAMPA WINS 2018 FLORIDA CUP

VICTORY CAPS GREAT 2018 FOR ORLANDO & TAMPA TOURS


72 PLAYERS FROM THE FOUR FLORIDA GOLFWEEK & SENIOR TOURS COMPETED
IN THE 2018 FLORIDA CUP @ LPGA INTERNATIONAL

 

I want to thank all the members of the Golfweek and Senior Amateur Tour / Orlando and Tampa for another successful Florida Cup: After two straignt wins for the Jacksonville /  NCF team, this year it was Orlando / Tampa's turn.  Steady rain forced an early end to the Sunday singles matches, but Saturday's foursomes and fourball matches were played under partly cloudy skies, warm temperatures and on a great golf course.  Orlando / Tampa jumped out to a 10.5 to 7.5 ilead n the morning alternate shot format.  After a break for lunch, the afternoon better ball competition also ended 10.5 to 7.5 in favor of Orlando / Tampa.  Sunday's started with Orlando / Tampa holding a 21-15 lead.  After heavy rain forced the course to close with six matches still on the course, it was decided to count both the completed matches and the unfinished matches using the scores of each unfinished match as they stood when play stopped.  The Sunday result was 17.5 for Orlando / Tampa and 17.5 for Jacksonville / NCF:  Which left Orlando / Tampa with a 38.5 to 32.5 victory.  Thanks to all the players from all the Florida tours for another fun event that has proven so popular with the players.

The victory capped a terrific season for Orlando as we won the Golfweek Amateur Tour National Team Championship and now have won the 2018 Florida Cup.  It is truly a season to remember.

And Tampa, Robbie Robinson continues to build that tour back up as they brought more players  to the Florida Cup this year than last.

We are already looking forward to 2019.


ORLANDO WINS 2018 GOLFWEEK AMATEUR TOUR  CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM CUP

Thanks all the members of the Golfweek and Senior Amateur Tour / Orlando for another successful year:  I know those that went to Hilton Head this year had a great time and are already looking to qualify again next year.  We hope those of you who could not go this year can qualify to represent us next year on the national stage. For the second time in tour history (2006 was the first), Orlando won the Team competition.  Twenty-seven teams competed for the trophy.  Using 10 scores each day (2 from each fight) Orlando edged Charlotte by 4 strokes after 3 rounds--2535-2539.  That's very close!  Don't let anyone tell you that every stroke doesn't count--it does.  Congratulations to our players.


2018 GOLFWEEK AMATEUR TOUR TEAM ORLANDO--NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Forty-two Orlando Golfweek Amateur Tour members made the trip to Hilton Head to compete in the Golfweek Amateur Tour National Championship.  The weather was very nice all week.  Seven Orlando members came away with prizes, let by Chad Frank and Jeff Moritz who finished 3rd and T5th, respectively in the Championship Flight.

In the A flight, Steve Cleary topped the Orlando entries with a T16 finish.  John Marshall finished T22.  In C Flight Billy Davis finished T12 and Freddy Delarosa was T20th.   In D FlighWayne Crees took 2nd place.

The Edwin Watts 2-Man Challenge produced a winner from Orlando.  Wayne Crees and his friend from the Charlotte tour, Mike Flanigan took D flight.  And Wayne teamed up with Danny Hinkley to take fifth place in D flight.


(L-R) Steve Cleary, OJ James, Chad Frank, John Marshall, Billy Davis All Won
Prizes or Skins at Tour Championship

Not Pictures--Jeff Moritz, Freddy Delarosa and Wayne Creese

TEAM SCORES

  Rd 1 Rd 2 36 Total Rd 3 54 Total
ORLANDO, FL 833 837 1670 865 2535
CHARLOTTE, NC 832 837 1669 870 2539
COLUMBUS, OH 846 842 1688 857 2545
LOUISIANA SOUTH 853 838 1691 854 2545
CENTRAL CAROLINA 845 852 1697 857 2554
MICHIGAN EAST 843 852 1695 870 2565
NASHVILLE 855 856 1711 865 2576
EASTERN NC 850 852 1702 877 2579
JACKSONVILLE, FL 836 855 1691 890 2581
WASHINGTON DC METRO 861 841 1702 879 2581
KENTUCKY 854 875 1729 863 2592
LOUISIANA NORTH 869 862 1731 868 2599
AUGUSTA, GA 859 860 1719 887 2606
MICHIGAN WEST 882 855 1737 874 2611
CHARLESTON, SC 875 848 1723 894 2617
TIDEWATER VA 854 871 1725 893 2618
HILTON HEAD, SC 859 878 1737 884 2621
DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TX 872 854 1726 905 2631
MISSISSIPPI - GULF COAST 858 884 1742 903 2645
NORTH CENTRAL FL 860 885 1745 903 2648
ARKANSAS 876 895 1771 886 2657
BIRMINGHAM, AL 897 885 1782 886 2668
UPSTATE, SC 881 900 1781 895 2676
COLUMBIA, SC 887 893 1780 914 2694
CHICAGO, IL 930 899 1829 910 2739
CINCINNATI, OH 944 901 1845 943 2788
KANSAS 933 938 1871 972 2843

TEAM ORLANDO TAKES THIRD IN SENIOR AMATEUR TOUR TEAM CUP; FRANK, RAMBO, PATERNITI, GATRELL & DAVIS TOP ORLANDO SENIORS


2018 SENIOR AMATEUR TOUR TEAM ORLANDO

Twenty Orlando Senior Amateur Tour members made the trip to Hilton Head to compete in the Senior Amateur Tour National Championship.  The weather was very nice for the event.  Five Orlando members came away with prizes, let by Gator Gatrell and Chad Frank who finished 2nd and 4th, respectively in the C and Championship Flights.  Billy Davis took fourth in C flightCory Walker won a skin on Thursday.

In the A Flight Bill Rambo topped the Orlando entries with a 3rd place finish.  Ed Paterniti finished 9th.  .

In the Team Cup competition, Orlando finished third behind Charlotte.and Central Carolina  9 teams were entered so we are among the best of the best.



2018 SENIOR TOUR PRIZE WINNERS
(L-R) Billy Davis--C Flight T4th; Chad Frank--Champ Flight 4th; 
Cory Walker--Champ Flight (skin);
Gator Gatrell--C Flight 2nd; Bill Rambo--A Flight 3rd; Ed Paterniti--A Flight 9th

NEXT EVENT--MARCH 2, 2019, BLACK BEAR GOLF CLUB, Eustis, FL


GET ON OUR MAILING LIST! The Golfweek Amateur Tour remains the “tour of choice” for central Florida amateurs. Entry fees start as low as $75 and include course costs, range balls, and prizes. Player cards for this year are $120. Applications and information are available at Orlando area Edwin Watts Golf Shops, host golf courses or by contacting Tour Director, Tom Mirus, at (407) 348-5650.

If you are not yet on our mailing list but want to receive the latest application/brochure, you may contact us by email through this site and provide your mailing address; or you can simply Register Online above.

Players are flighted by handicap/handicap-index. Players without indexes may submit recent scorecards to be assigned to a flight, subject to change based on tournament performance. All prizes in all flights are based on gross scores and are awarded on the day of the event. The Golfweek Amateur Tour is the best place for central Florida amateurs seeking tournament competition on a continuing basis. It is a terrific opportunity to meet golfers and make new friendships

 

 

 

 

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