Winter Series - Indian Spring CC (East)

Indian Spring Country Club - East Course, Boynton Beach
November 15-16, 2020

Joe Shaktman  |  Doug LaCrosse  |  Chester VandenBerg

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. The 2020-21 Winter Series season kicked off with the first event at Indian Spring Country Club. Indian Spring proved to be a great test for the players over the two-day tournament.

Chester VandenBerg home the win the Mid-Amateur Division on Tuesday, while Joe Shaktman victorious in the Senior Division. Doug LaCrosse captured the victory in the Super-Senior Division.


VandenBerg posted a 1-over 145 to capture the seven-shot victory in the Mid-Amateur Division. The Ruskin native opened the tournament with a first-round 73 on Sunday. He finished the round one shot back of the first-round leader, James Bishop.

VandenBerg began the day with two birdies on the front, making the turn at 1-under for the day. He added a 1-over back side to secure the victory with a final-round 72. Bishop finished second at 8-over 152, after a second-round 80. VandenBerg and Bishop were the only two players in the division to post an even-par or better round.

Charles Castellano took third place at 10-over 154.


Shaktman picked up the win in the Senior Division in wire-to-wire fashion, finishing the tournament at 1-under 143. He began the first round with a bogey-free front nine, adding three birdies on the day. Shaktman carded a 2-under 70 on Sunday to take a share of the 18-hole lead.

The Coral Springs native started the final round with three birdies on the front side. He finished the day with a 1-over 73 to earn the one-shot victory. Brian Kennedy finished runner-up at even-par 144, while Eric Ahlborg and David Tassel lied for third at 3-over 147.


LaCrosse fired an 8-under 136 to take home the six-shot victory in the Super-Senior Division. The Tampa native used a first-round 68 to take a three-shot lead over the field. LaCrosse carded six birdies in the first round, birdieing two of his final three holes.

He continued his strong play on Monday, beginning the final round with a bogey-free front side with three birdies. The 2020 FSGA Hall of Fame inductee again birdied two of his final three holes to post a final-round 68 and secure the win.

Jim Stone finished second at 2-under 142, while Steve Sponder finished third at 1-under 143.


Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Mid-Amateur 6713 yds., 73.2/139
Senior 6411 yds., 72.1/136
Super-Senior 6127 yds., 69.4/129

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Sunny 83 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Chester VandenBerg 73 72 145 150
2 James Bishop 72 80 152 105
3 Charles Castellano 74 80 154 75
4 Michael Connors 76 79 155 60
5 Michael Mullavey Jr 80 77 157 50
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Joe Shaktman 70 73 143 150
2 Brian Kennedy 70 74 144 105
T3 David Tassell 73 74 147 68
T3 Eric Ahlborg 77 70 147 68
5 Jerry Nick 74 75 149 50
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Doug LaCrosse 68 68 136 150
2 Jim Stone 71 71 142 105
3 Steve Sponder 71 72 143 75
T4 Bob Casamento 72 77 149 55
T4 Kevin Macy 74 75 149 55
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Tournament Summary

Format:  36-holes of gross stroke play 

Eligibility FSGA Adult Member at least 25 years of age

Handicap:  Florida GHIN 10.0 or less

Age Divisions:  Mid-Amateur, Senior & Super-Senior

Entry Fee:  $160

Schedule of Events


  • 36 holes of individual gross stroke play (no handicaps)


  • Entries are open to male amateur golfers ages 25 and older as of March 10, 2021
  • Entrant must be a Regular or Foundation Member of the FSGA
  • Entrant must have an active Florida GHIN Handicap and have a current handicap index of 10.0 or lower.

Age Divisions

There are three age divisions; Mid-Amateur (25-54), Senior (55-64) and Super-Senior (65 & above). Each player must compete in the age division commensurate with their age as of March 10, 2021. Competitors may not elect to play in a different age division or from a different tee than designated.

  • Mid-Amateur (25-54) plays approximately 6,700 yards
  • Senior (55-64) plays approximately 6,400 yards
  • Super-Senior (65 & above) approximately 6,100 yards

**After the first round, each age division may be flighted based on the number of competitors and/or the range of scores.

Entry Fees & Prizes

  • $160
  • Late entries are subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.
  • Age-group Champions at each event will receive a commemorative award. Gift certificates (totaling approximately $30 per-player in the field) will be awarded to the top finishers in each age division and flights. 

Schedule of Events

Sunday, November 15th

  • Round 1 - 12:30 PM Shotgun

Monday, November 16th

  • Round 2 - 8:30 AM Shotgun

Practice Rounds & Cost

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the event on a space available basis and are restricted to after 12:00 PM on weekends.  To arrange your practice round please call the club at 561-737-5510. The cost of a practice round is $40 plus tax. 

Maximum Field Size

Individual events - 96 players in foursomes

Host Hotel

Hilton West Palm Beach - $115 ++
600 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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