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Golfers going for world record

The World's Largest Free Memorial Golf Tournament, being held in memory of Justin Inversso, will be April 6, with a playoff tournament on April 13.

The tournament, formerly known as the Justin Inversso Memorial Tournament has been renamed and made free to help set a world record.

"We're making it free for the golfers so that we can try to set the Guinness Book of World Records mark for the world's largest free memorial golf tournament," organizer Bill Schroder said. "We had about 400 golfers on six courses last year, but we're hoping to get between 60-70 players on the eight courses we have this year. We only need one to set the record, but we'd like to top last year's numbers."

The winning foursome from each course qualifies for the playoff round, which will be held at Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club. Winners will be paid by sponsors of the tournament.

The eight courses available are: The Abbey in St. Leo, Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club, Silverado, The Groves in Land O'Lakes, Hernando Oaks, Scotland Yards, Sherman Hills and Lake Bernadette. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For information, call (352) 636-0550 or visit

MARKSMANSHIP: Project Appleseed, a nonprofit effort to teach American history as well as traditional rifle marksmanship, will hold a program Saturday and Sunday at the Hernando Sportsman's Club in Brooksville.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. The clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. both days.

Students will learn safe gun handling, proper use of a sling and Revolutionary War history.

A .22 caliber rifle is recommended due to the cost of ammo, but participants may use a center fire rifle. About 250 rounds of ammo will be needed per day.

The cost for men is $50 for one day or $80 for both days; for women, $20 for one day or $40 for both days; for children, $10 for one day or $20 for both days. Additional range fees of $14 per day apply.

For information, call Trey Dawson at (727) 452-4650 or email To register, visit

SWIMMING: Veterans Memorial Park will host the 2013 Polar Plunge, a public swim in the park's chilly pool, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The cost is $2 per swimmer. For information, call (727) 861-3033.

FLAG FOOTBALL: Veterans Memorial Park in Hudson is accepting registrations for a flag football league that begins next week, with games on Wednesday nights. Rosters include four to seven players at a cost of $100 per team. The league is open to players age 18 and over and includes a 10-game season and an end of season tournament. For information, call (727) 861-3033.

To submit items on community sports events, contact David Rice at

Golfers going for world record 02/07/13 [Last modified: Thursday, February 7, 2013 8:23pm]
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