Golf Plus | Peridia Golf & Country Club to shut down for summer on May 5

jdill@bradenton.comApril 10, 2014 



• Peridia Golf & Country Club is planning to shut down for the summer beginning May 5. The golf course's closure is scheduled to last until mid-September as the greens and irrigation system's pump is replaced. The greens project is supposed to return the course to original USGA specifications.

Additional maintenance, as well as the clubhouse recarpeting, is scheduled during the closure.

• The inaugural Al & Elaine's Legacy Golf Tournament to benefit the Almost Home Dog Rescue, Underdog Rescue and Humane Society of Manatee County is scheduled for April 25 at Stoneybrook Golf Club at Heritage Harbour.

The tournament costs $125 per player and includes greens fee, cart, lunch and gift bag. It's a four-person scramble with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, with a rain date planned for May 2.

The cost is $400 if submitting a four-person team. To register online, visit or email Kerry Barnes at

• Two Bradenton golfers are competing in the Florida State Senior Amateur Championship next week at Vero Beach Country Club. Jim Stone begins the first round at 9:12 a.m. April 15 off the first tee, while Bob Wentzell starts off No. 10 at 12:39 p.m. The tournament is a 54-hole event with the 144-player field cut down to the low 60 and ties after the second round. The tournament is open to members of the Florida State Golf Association who are amateurs age of 55 or older as of April 15.


• On March 5 at Tara Golf & Country Club, Ron St. George aced the 135-yard 17th hole. Witnesses were Al Kuzell, Russ Sparks and Ed Gasebrick.

• On March 12 at Terra Ceia, Jim Wurst aced the 99-yard 11th hole with an 8-iron. Witnesses were Rick Infanti, John Tipton and Bill Steingraber.

• On March 27 at The River Club, Don Shori aced the 142-yard 15th hole with a 6-iron. Witnesses were Jerry Hinton, Chris Martin, Aaron Bishop and Jerry McParland.

• On March 28 at Terra Ceia, Pete Lonham aced the 111-yard 6th hole with a 6-hybrid. Witnesses were Harry Hoekstra, Bob Dykstra and Mike Calleja.

• On April 1 at Rosedale, Susan Bennett aced the 17th hole with a 4-irons. Witness was Rose Rognod.

• On April 4 at University Park, Bob Lavery aced the 100-yard 5th hole. Witnesses were Sandy Marks and Ed Spence.

-- Jason Dill,Herald sports writer

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