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.................. u,.lm IMIII IIlI] 11111 cape oazeu SPORTS & OUTDOORS - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 r MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 to an 18-hole round with cart, a specially scored tournament with a 10 a.m. shot- gun start. One of the best fea- tures of these Frozen Fridays events is that they are open to any golfer, with or without an of_ ficial USGA handicap. To deter- mine the winners, the DSGA us- es the Callaway scoring system. This format calls for subtracting a certain number of your worst shawnee Country Club is holes' scores from your total before the tournaments con- playing sold-out host Fri- gross, using a predetermined dude March 25. day, Dec. 3, to a bunch of chart. Registration for each Frozen golf addicts, and that's a No scores can be worse than Fridays tournament is open until very good thing, double par on any hole, to help the Wednesday be'fore, but this It's the Milford golf club's turn keep things from becomingyear's series is so popular that Greens Golf Club, hosted Frozen Fridays tournaments Nov. 19. A few upstate courses take their turns after Shawnee, and the se- res returns to the Cape Region Jan. 14, at Cripple Creek Country 4Club in Ocean View. Rehoboth Beach Country Club hosts the next tournament Jan. 21. Kings Creek Country Club is scheduled for its Frozen Friday Feb. 18, and golfers can return to Baywood Greens for the next tournament Feb. 25. Other tour- nament locations have yet to be announced for the remainder of the series, but chances are pretty good for another local contest to host the newest segment of the Delaware State Golf Associa- tion's increasingly popular Frozen Fridays series. Instituted a few years ago by the DSGA, this event gives golfers a chance to play a wide variety of Delaware golf courses, some of which might not other- wise be available to them. For the host clubs, the tournament is an opportunity to show their stuff to potential new members or repeat customers in the re- laxed atmosphere of wintertime golf. The fee is a remarkably rea- sonable $30, entitling the golfers ridiculous. The winners earn gift certifi- cates from the host course. I played in one of these events at Bayside last February, on what was the coldest round of golf I've ever experienced, and some- how managed to win the tourna- ment. Thanks in large part to posting 10s on two par-five holes, I have a deep appreciation for the potential benefits of the Callaway system. The DSGA officials post the tournament results at the golf association's website, Two Cape Region courses, The Peninsula and Baywood no one should assume they can wait until the.last minute to sign up. To register, just contact the DSGA at 302-234-3365. Oaldey fails to make Ihecut Pete Oakley's several-year run as a fully-exempt member of the European Senior Golf Tour has been officially interrupted. The Rookery's director of golf finished 56th in the recent Se- nior Qualifying School Tourna- ment, held last month in Portu- gal, with an ll-over-par finish af- ter three rounds. To qualify for fully exempt status for 2011, he needed to end up among the top 16 players in the tournament. Oaldey has had a fairly good run on the European Tour, high- lighted of course by his 2004 major tournament victory at the British Senior Open. At this point, he sits in 47th place in ca- reer earnings on the tour, with a total of 525,804 Euros to his credit. Frosts like the ones that marked Cape Region mornings this past week may cause a delay or two for golfers at local cours- es as winter approaches. Waiting for the thaw is critical to main- taining the turf health, so please resist the temptation to step on- to the frozen greens. Lloyd A. Mears Landscapln & Lawn Care, Inc. Lawn & Shrubbery Maintenance DE Nutrient MJ, nage n nt Lic.#1420 " DE Chemical Applicators Lic; #893 Over 30 years experience Licensed Insured I Check out My Website Top Sales 2006, 2007 & 2009 Top Producer 2005 & 2008 Michael Dominguez 302-645-2207 (office) 302-745-2019 (cell) fishin TWO very big rockfish have been caught in recent days. Over the weekend, Anita Chan- dler landed a 44.2-poundrock through the surf at Fenwick Is- land. She was using fresh mullet she had purchased in North Car- olina during a Thanksgiving trip. I understand Anita is a serious surf fisherman who spends lots of time on the beach. This in: formation made me feel a little better, but of course, I still hate her. On Sunday, Tyler Smith tied the Delaware state record with a 51-pound, 8-ounce rockfish caught somewhere north of the Anchorage. The Smith family has bunker chunking down to a free art and they consistently produce very large rockfish, With several more weeks left before the rockfish depart, I would not be surprised to see one of the Smiths set a new state record. For us lesser mortals, the remains ve LEWES HARBOUR MARINA PHOTO TYLER SMITH FROM DOVER tied the state record for rockfish with this St-pound, 8-ounce beauty. rockfish bite continues at Over- falls Shoal and the Eights. Drift- ing with eels and spot is the most popular technique, but trolling with Stretch 25 plugs al- so puts some fish in the box'. Mike Pizzolato and I fished here on Monday and for the fn'st time this fall we were skunked. We drifted eels and trolled plugs without result. Making things worse, we'saw several boats ry good in th bay catch fish close to us. I really hate seeing someone else catch ftsh while I catch nothing. I did speak with others who shared our luck, so I know we were not the only ones to come up empty. Tog fishing remains very good in thebay. On Monday one boat had over 40 to 13 pounds. The reef sites seem to be better than the walls. Sea bass are available in the ocean when the boats can get to them. Right now it appears we won't have a season after ]an. 1, so if it is sea bass you want, bet- ter hope for some calm seas be- fore the year is over. Several cod have been caught already this fall, but I doubt enough will be around for a di- rected fishery. Indian River Inlet has had a slow fall. Even live spot will not guarantee you a good catch of rocla-lsh, and the tog fishing is producing mostly shorts. Next week will see incoming tides in the morning, so a good run of rock is still possible. The surf has been hit or miss with most anglers missing. Ani- ta's big rockfish was the excep- tion. 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