Inside the ropes at VEMA


The season is coming to an end for the Viera East Men’s Golf Association’s Fall/Spring Tournaments.

The grand finale Viera East Men’s Club Championship was held in late April. The Club Championship also is combined with the VEMA Masters Tournament in which both events are played over two different days. The Masters is a handicapped scoring event, and the Club Championship is based upon gross score during the same two days. 

In the Masters Championship, Tim Brown won the first flight. Guy Sullivan finished second and Tom Welters placed third.

In the second flight, Ted Edlow prevailed and Sam Speziale was second. Warren Powell finished third. Dick May won the third flight and John Gulla placed second. Fred Baltazar was third. Steve Vasilevich won the fourth flight, Michael Reinhard was second and Richard Blakney finished in third place.

Sullivan posted rounds of 75 and 77 to win the VEMA Club Championship.

The team of Dennis Lamb, Ben Herrman, Ken Tucker and Martin Gillette won the latest VEMA friendly competition, which was scored as a four-team handicap. It used either the first, second or third best balls on each hole.

The team of Welters, John Perino, Jim Donnelly and May placed second.

The VEMA league is open to all men 21 and older. For information, contact Viera East Golf Course. The league plays at 8 a.m. each Thursday.