Inside the ropes at VEMA


VEMA members who enjoy nine-hole play include Larry Woolf, left, Hank Zurowski, Scott Zurowski, Frank Duncan and Jay Fields

photo by John Gulla

Bob David won Flight A of  the Viera East Men’s Golf Association’s (VEMA) Director’s Cup.

During the course of two months, 25 members competed in match play events until the top three flight winners were determined.

Peter Maloney finished second in Flight A, and Jim Robinson placed third.

Raj Patel won Flight B, Dale  Zeigler was second and Warren Powell finished third.

In Flight C, Tom Campbell was victorious. Jack McGinn placed second, and Kerin Vetter was third.

Most VEMA members play their regular league events on Thursdays throughout the year. These events are presented on the course’s beautifully manicured 18 holes. 

Another group plays each Thursday, but they do not play the entire 18 holes.This group is called the Nine Holers.

Bob Mattingly recently shot his age at the Viera East Golf Club with a score of 71. His playing partners were Dave Bedwell and Roger Harvey.  

Jim Robinson recorded a hole-in-one on the par 3, 16th hole. Robinson used a 9 wood. His wife, Judy, and playing partners Jim and Gail Benton witnessed the shot. It was the third hole-in-one of his golf career.

 VEMA will kick off the new year with another popular annual competition -— The VEMA Cup.

 This two-day tournament is scheduled for Jan. 13 and  15. Participating members must play on both days. The sign-in will take place at 7:30 a.m. for an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

This stroke-play tournament features two-man flighted teams. The first day will feature a two-man scramble, while the second day will feature best-ball matches.

It will cost $15 for each player. Members must register Jan. 10.

New VEMA members are welcome. Call the club at 321-639-6500 for membership details.