Inside the Ropes

The Viera Men's Golf Association is in full swing.The snowbirds have returned and are enjoying the tournaments. The first competition of the season was the challenging Directors Cup which involves match play and requires a steady hand to avoid elimination. Congratulations to the winners of the Directors Cup: Flight 1 — Steve Wing, Flight 2 — Jim Benton (who was also the 2015 winner). Flight 3 — Andy Mammay. 

On Dec. 8, a very special recognition took place to honor tournament director Raj Patel, who faithfully served VEMA for more than a decade. Patel was presented with a special jacket from VEMA president Craig Smith. 

On Thursday, Dec. 8, a team event was played and out of 12 teams, the team of Gary Shiffrin, Craig Smith, James Alt and Steve Vasilevich were the winners. Glen Tarsha was closest-to-the-pin on No. 4, Wilson Butler on No. 7, Jim Smith on No. 13 and Ted Edlow on No. 16