Mini Golf Tournament, Foul Shooting….and Surfing!


The Surf City Taxpayers Association hosted the tournament at Island Golf on Wednesday July 12th. Seventy five players competed spread among three age brackets. Jordan and Julian Thomas each won their bracket with Jordan posting a score of 34 in the 16 and over grouping.
Jordan had a very steady round with only one bogey in his round. Meanwhile his brother Julian competing in the 9 -16 age group shot a 36 that was highlighted by four aces culminating with a hole in one on the finishing hole . For the brothers it was a triumphant return from last year.
In the eight and under group Nathan took first place with a 50.
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28th Annual Foul Shooting Contest  hosted by The Surf City Taxpayers Association on Friday morning, July 7th. Sixty youngsters participated in the event with age groups from 6 through 18 years. The contest was witnessed by many parents, grandparents , and friends of the SCTA.

  In each age bracket the winner was awarded a basketball and the second and third place winners won coupons to play a round of miniature golf at Island  Golf. The winner of the age bracket 6 and under was Chase Scekinger. Finishing second was Valentina Vaccarino and placing third was Anne Palumbo. All players in this age bracket were also awarded a trophy.

  In the 7-9 year old age bracket Santo Plamenco and Mason Ughetta matched baskets in the first round and Santo ran the table in the shoot out round by making 10 baskets on 10 attempts. Mason nearly matched him again by going 9 for 10. Truly amazing performances by these young players. Finishing third was Killian Todd.

  In the age bracket 10 -12 twenty three participated and Owen Scekinger. the older brother of Chase, also took first place honors. In another shootout for second and third place Thomas Baxter prevailed over Cooper Pleyn.

  The Senior Division saw more sharpshooters on display. The winner was Elliot Meyer who dropped in 6  baskets in round one. There were four ties for the second and third place positions. The first shooter in the shoot out was Colin Meyer who was perfect, 10 for 10. Both the Meyer boys put on quite a show to the delight of the crowd. Finishing third was Ryan Owens.

  The 60 players were wonderful examples of good sportsrmanship. To have two shootouts, each won by making 10 consecutive shots is truly a remarkable feat.. Many thanks to sponsors of the event, Island Golf and Scoop City and to the volunteers. The events could not be held without the volunteers.

7 to 9 year old winners- Mason Ughetta, Santo Plamenco, Killian Todd

Ages 10-12 Winners- Owen Scekinger, Cooper Pleyn, Thomas Baxter

Ages 13 to 18 Winners- Elliot Meyer, Colin Meyer, Ryan Owens

6 and Under Winners- Chase Scekinger, Emma Wolin, Valentina Vaccarino, and Anne Palumbo.


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New Change in Surfing Rules in Surf City as of Monday 7/17/17

Based on a unanimous decision made in the Borough Council meeting on July 12th,  as of Monday, July 17th surfing will be allowed outside the flags in Surf City on a trial basis. A petition was created and had over 1100 supporters, including 40 people who came to show their support at the meeting.

Beach badges will be required and all laws and regulations must be obeyed.



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