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Retro golf: History comes alive during a weekend-long event at the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club, 200 Inverness Ave., featuring two hickory golf tournaments: one for amateurs and one for professionals. Pre-1930s authentic era hickory-shafted clubs and balls are provided. Period attire is suggested. Golf enthusiasts are encouraged to attend to watch professional golfers compete at the historic golf course the way it was meant to be played with hickory equipment.

Mike Stevens, two-time National Hickory Champion, will be playing. Past fields have included notable names such as David Frost and Leroux Ferreira. Proceeds benefit the non-profit Temple Terrace Preservation Society.

Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday , join a four-person scramble open to all golfers. Entry fee is for $125 per individual player, $460 for a group. Period attire is encouraged, such as Par 4 golf caps, knickers, vests and neckties or bow ties for men and long skirts for women.

At Saturday evening the annual "Knickers Bash'' begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. Cost is $35 per person.

On Monday the Professional Hickory Golf Championship kicks off ceremonies with bagpipers; the tournament begins at 11 a.m. This tournament features a $5,000 purse.

Pick up Hickory Hacker entry forms at the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club and the Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce or email an entry form request to Temple Terrace Preservation Society info@templeterracep For more information, contact Tim Lancaster, president of the Temple Terrace Preservation Society, at tim@lancast or by calling (813) 985-3594.

Black history: The Rev. Jeffrey Singletary is the Black History Month speaker at 1:45 p.m. next Friday at the Town 'N Country Senior Center, 7606 Paula Drive. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (727) 543-3405.

Lutz women: Mark your calendars for the annual fundraising flea market put on by the GFWC Lutz-Land O'Lakes Women's Club from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7-8 at the Old Lutz School, 18819 U.S. 41 N. In the meantime, the women will collect donations from the community from 9 a.m. to noon each Monday and Wednesday They depend upon community donations to make this extravaganza a success. Each year, the proceeds are returned to the community in the form of scholarships and donations to the local community organizations. For more information, call Phyllis at (813) 949-1937 or Pat at (813) 948-4752.

North Tampa events 02/18/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:27pm]
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