Forty & Over Four-Ball Championship

Mission Inn Resort & Club - El Campeon Course, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL
August 1-2, 2020

Albright & Letterly Capture Wire-to-Wire Win

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – Steve Albright and Jimmy Letterly went wire-to-wire to capture the Forty & Over Four-Ball Championship. The pair fired a 14-under 130 for the championship to secure the five-shot victory.

This is the first FSGA championship win for Letterly and, while Albright brought home his second team crown, having captured the 2001 Mid-Amateur Four-Ball North with Kelly Gosse.

Letterly and Albright began the championship with an 8-under 64 in the first round on Saturday. They finished the day in a tie for first place with Thad Hudgens and Chad Ibbotson, with a two-shot lead over the field.

Letterly and Albright began Sunday’s final round with a 1-under front nine, carding their only bogey of the championship on the third hole. The pair out together a great back nine, including birdies on four of the final five holes, to post a final-round 66 and pick up the win.

Four teams took home a share of second place at 9-under 135: Jimmy Jones / Mike Finster, Brian Keenan / Paul Royak, Doug LaCrosse / Richard Kerper and Daniel Debra / Don Whittemore.

Hudgens and Ibbotson finished sixth at 8-under 136, finishing the weekend with an even-par 72.

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Forty & Over 6,689 yds., 73.0/139

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Hot and humid 94 °F
Rainy Breezy with passing showers 84 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Jimmy Letterly / Steve Albright 64 66 130 1750
T2 Jimmy Jones Sr / Mike Finster 66 69 135 854
T2 Brian Keenan / Paul Royak 67 68 135 854
T2 Doug LaCrosse / Richard Kerper 66 69 135 854
T2 Daniel DeBra / Don Whittemore 67 68 135 854
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The Forty & Over Four-Ball (formerly the Mid-Senior Four-Ball) is the perfect opportunity for a golfing getaway. Each team consists of two players at least 40 years of age. Pair-up with a friend to take on some of the best players in the state in an always competitive four-ball event.

Tournament Summary

Format:  36 holes of gross four-ball stroke play

Eligibility FSGA Adult member; at least 40 years of age

Handicap:  Florida GHIN 15.0 or less

Entry Fee:  $320 per team ($160 per player)

Schedule of Events

Past Results

Format

  • 36 holes of gross four-ball stroke play (commonly known as two-person best-ball)
  • El Campeon Course
  • Maximum Field Size - 48 teams (96 players)
  • The lowest team score for 36 holes will be the Champion

What is a Four-Ball? A four-ball is a two person team where the low score of the two players on each hole is counted. It is commonly referred to as best ball.

Eligibility 

  • Male amateur golfers at least 40 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
  • Both entrants are required to be members of the FSGA
  • Active Florida GHIN of 15.0 or less at time of entry

Entry Fee

  • $320 per team ($160 per player)

Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, August 1st

  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Round one tee times off of #1 and #10 - El Campeon

Sunday, August 2nd

  • 7:30 - 9:30 AM - Final round tee times off of #1 and #10 -  El Campeon
  • Awards ceremony immediately following the completion of play

Entry Priority

Entries will be accepted based upon the order of receipt. Entries received after the competitive field is full or after the close of entries, will be placed on an alternates list. Alternates will be contacted in the order of receipt of entry, if and when, a spot becomes available.

Course Set-Up

The golf course will be set-up at approximately 6,600 - 6,700 yards

Flights

After 18 holes, the number of flights will be based on the number of teams and the range of scores.

Practice Rounds

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the championship on a space available basis and after 12:00 PM the weekend prior. The price for a practice round is $30.00 + tax per player.  Please call 352-324-3885 to arrange your practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.

Defending Champions

Teammates Jimmy Jones and Mike Finster were crowned North Champions at Sugar Mill CC after rounds of 65-65--130 (-14); Jeff Fleeman and Kelly Sellers took home the South Championship at Trump National Doral with rounds of 68-64--132 (-12). Click here to view the results. 

Exemptions Earned from this Tournament

Winner

  • Next year's Four-Ball Championship

Other Policies

  • Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy -  Click here.
  • Caddies - Caddies are allowed in all FSGA Championships except Junior events. However, a player must not use a parent, step-parent or guardian as a caddie. The caddie MUST walk and the player's clubs must remain on the golf cart. 
  • Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here.
  • Local Rules and Terms of the Competition - Click here.
  • Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
  • Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this Championship.
  • Conditions/ Schedule - The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules. The decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final. 

Host Hotel and Accommodations

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Payment

Mission Inn Resort & Club will accept payments of Cash, Visa, and MasterCard

Directions

Mission Inn Resort & Club
10400 County Road 48
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737
352-324-3885

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