Sunday, April 18, 2021

Golfers Sizzle in ?K of C Tournament

Eagle Country Club pro Johnny Schwaller gets ready to hammer a drive. Watching the shot are, from left, Bill Cataldi, Don LaPato, Jack Hannigan, Dan Moll and Lee Cataldi. PHOTOS BY ROGER LALONDE

Eagle Country Club pro Johnny Schwaller gets ready to hammer a drive. Watching the shot are, from left, Bill Cataldi, Don LaPato, Jack Hannigan, Dan Moll and Lee Cataldi. PHOTOS BY ROGER LALONDE

By Roger LaLonde
roger@coastalbreezenews.com

The afternoon sun sizzled, and so did the scores in the 42nd Annual Marco Island Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament on March 13 at the Eagle Creek Country Club.

Joe Fatony and Dick Shanahan chaired the event.

“It was a great turnout,” Fatony said. “We had a number of entries sign up today, giving us a total of 122 players.”

Funds from the event go to disabled children, veterans’ programs and the needy through St. Vincent DePaul and the Catholic Charities Food Bank, Fatony said.

Alan Green, Al LaRochelle, Dave Robertson and Vic White won the event with a combined 57 in the best ball play. John Carey, Bill McGovern, Rich MaGuire and Doug Taylor shot 59 for second place.

In the mixed foursome competition the winners were Curt and Jacquie

Playing in the mixed foursome, from left, Joe and Pamela Fatony, Debbie and Jack Dunn.

Playing in the mixed foursome, from left, Joe and Pamela Fatony, Debbie and Jack Dunn.

Koon, Vip Grover and Patrick Layton. Second-place finishers were Robert and Sandra Rommel, Helen Donaghy and Roe Tamagni with a 64.

Closest to the pin winners were Vic White and Jacquie Koon. The closest to the line in accuracy play were Tom McAteer and Fran Shaw.

A well-liked alternative was to have club professional Johnny Schwaller hit the tee shot to get a foursome in good position for the second shot. For a $20 donation per foursome he smoked the ball down the 13th fairway at an average distance of 300 yards, leaving the ball within 70 yards of the flag. In a photo opportunity Schwaller drove the ball twice. When golfers walked up to the balls they were 309 yards from the tee and the balls were within inches

Finishing off the 16th hole at Eagle Creek Country Club, from left, Tom McCullough, Mike Mekota, Bill Thompson and Bob Sutton.

Finishing off the 16th hole at Eagle Creek Country Club, from left, Tom McCullough, Mike Mekota, Bill Thompson and Bob Sutton.

of each other. That’s consistency.

The afternoon sun sizzled, and so did the scores in the 42nd Annual Marco Island Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament on March 13 at the Eagle Creek Country Club.

Joe Fatony and Dick Shanahan chaired the event.

“It was a great turnout,” Fatony said. “We had a number of entries sign up today, giving us a total of 122 players.”

Funds from the event go to disabled children, veterans’ programs and the needy through St. Vincent DePaul and the Catholic Charities Food Bank, Fatony said.

Alan Green, Al LaRochelle, Dave Robertson and Vic White won the event with a combined 57 in the best ball play. John Carey, Bill McGovern, Rich MaGuire and Doug Taylor shot 59 for second place.

In the mixed foursome competition the winners were Curt

PHOTO BY BEN FARNSWORTHJack Drobnick watches the flight of his ball.

PHOTO BY BEN FARNSWORTHJack Drobnick watches the flight of his ball.

and Jacquie Koon, Vip Grover and Patrick Layton. Second-place finishers were Robert and Sandra Rommel, Helen Donaghy and Roe Tamagni with a 64.

Closest to the pin winners were Vic White and Jacquie Koon. The closest to the line in accuracy play were Tom McAteer and Fran Shaw.

A well-liked alternative was to have club professional Johnny Schwaller hit the tee shot to get a foursome in good position for the second shot. For a $20 donation per foursome he smoked the ball down the 13th fairway at an average distance of 300 yards, leaving the ball within 70 yards of the flag. In a photo opportunity Schwaller drove the ball twice. When golfers walked up to the balls they were 309 yards from the tee and the balls were within inches of each other. That’s consistency.

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