Andre Gosselin of Quebec pulled up to the eighth green at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club's Challenger course, put away the 3-wood he used to hit his tee shot, grabbed his putter and a wedge and went looking for his ball.
He couldn't find it. Then he decided to check the hole.
"There it was," Gosselin said. "I've made a hole-in-one before, but never on a par 4. I was so excited.
"I was out with two friends and their wives" for that March 10 golf outing, he said, "so we all celebrated after the round with a champagne dinner."
The par-4 eighth at Seven Springs is 265 yards long and dog legs to the right. Out of bounds covers the right side with a wooded area guarding the left.
A normal shot for an average golfer leaves the ball just short of the green for a chip and putt opportunity.
MORE GOLF: The OASIS Pregnancy Care Center is hosting its third annual Golf Tournament on April 28 at the Groves Country Club in Land O'Lakes. The organization offers encouragement and support for families experiencing an unplanned pregnancy through counseling and education. Check-in for the tournament opens at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start and four person scramble at 8:30 a.m. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a lunch and awards ceremony. The deadline to register is April 21 and the cost is $75 per person or $300 per foursome, which includes a Hungry Harry's Barbecue buffet, a super prize ticket and entry into the longest drive and closest to the pin competitions. For information, contact (813) 406-4965 or visit www.heartsforoasis.org/golf-tournament.
CORN TOSS: Corn Toss for a Cause tournaments in Dade City and Wesley Chapel will help Big Brothers Big Sisters match more children in Pasco County with caring, adult mentors. Having a mentor makes it more likely that kids facing adversity will succeed in school and avoid contact with the juvenile justice system. Beef O'Brady's in Dade City will host the first tournament from 2 to 6 p.m. April 21. Registration for a team of two is $25. The winner receives $50, a Beef's gift card and entry into the Shops at Wiregrass Corn Toss Tournament on April 28. That tournament will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wiregrass Brass Tap in Wesley Chapel. Registration for a team of two costs $40 and the winner receives $100. For information, contact Jan Roberts at (813) 769-3614 or email [email protected]
TENNIS: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex hosts group tennis lessons from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays for kids ages 7 to 12. Skill levels will be determined at the first lesson. Beginners' sessions run from 6 to 7 p.m. and intermediate are from 7 to 8 p.m. The program focuses on the fundamentals of tennis with participants grouped by age and skill level. The cost is $40 per month. For information, call (727) 942-7439.
SOFTBALL: Fivay High School will hold its second annual "Fly" Ball Tournament," a staff versus student softball showcase that will raise money for the school, on April 13. Gates open at 1 p.m. with the contest running until a winner is crowned. Tickets will be on sale at the gate for $2 and concessions will be available. For information, call Brian Borruso at (727) 858-8836.
To submit information on community sports events, contact David Rice at [email protected]