On March 19, 82-year-old George Nemer did something for the first time in his life — he bowled a perfect game.
A competitor in the Brooksville Elks Senior Mixed League at Spring Hill Lanes, Nemer only sports a 180 average. But he followed up a first game of 180 and a second game of 174 with 12 consecutive strikes and a final game 300 in his series.
In other recent bowling achievements, Darian Curtis, 19, rolled an 814 series at Mariner Lanes in Spring Hill on March 22.
The young bowler had games of 247, 290 and 277. For Curtis, it was his second 800 series, a mark reached by few bowlers. He threw another 814 last July at Spring Hill Lanes.
With the season wrapping up in less than a month, Curtis' score was the lone 800 series thrown at the center this season.
HERNANDO HIGH SPORTS SEMINAR: Hernando High School will host a seminar, "Guiding the College-Bound Athlete," at 7 p.m. April 25 in the school's performing arts center.
This seminar is for parents or guardians of athletes in any grade from 8 and 12. The event will focus on educating parents, guardians and athletes about athletic scholarships and the college recruiting process.
For information, call Marianne Bennett at (352) 797-7015, ext. 406.
CYSTIC FIBROSIS GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 4 at Hernando Oaks Golf and Country Club in Brooksville.
The four-person scramble is set for a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $75 per golfer, with the majority of the proceeds going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Golfers can enter as a team or as an individual.
For information, contact George or Peggy Ostensen at (352) 397-3411 or [email protected]
MARINER SINGLES BOWLING TOURNAMENT: The 17th annual Mariner Classic Singles Championship will be at 1 p.m. April 21 at Mariner Lanes in Spring Hill.
Bowlers with a 180 or higher U.S. Bowling Congress-sanctioned yearbook average are eligible to compete. The handicap will be based on 80 percent of 240.
Each competitor will toss six qualifying games, and the top five will move on to the stepladder finals. Scratch brackets will be available for those who wish to enter.
The entry fee is $50 per bowler, and all entries for the tournament will close at noon. For information, call Sue Mitchell at (352) 683-7576.
FIRST TEE CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: The First Tee of Brooksville Charity Golf Tournament will be Tuesday at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville.
A shotgun start is set for 10 a.m. The entry fee is $125 per golfer, $400 per foursome or $250 per golfer to play with one of the celebrities. The fee includes prizes and an awards buffet barbecue lunch at 3 p.m.
The charity event will include PGA Tour winners Garrett Willis, Jerry Heard, Graham Marsh and Morris Hatalsky. Also playing will be former pro baseball players Butch Benton, Eddie Looper, Mike Walker and Tyrone Woods. Proceeds will benefit the youth participants of the First Tee program in Brooksville.
ADULT MIXED DOUBLES TENNIS TOURNAMENT: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will host its second annual Cinco de Mayo Adult Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament on May 4 and 5 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.
The event will feature two divisions. Teams with a combined national tennis rating of 7 or above according to the U.S. Tennis Association will be placed in Division A; tandems with a combined rating of less than 7 will compete in Division B.
The cost is $20 per player; non-USTA members are welcome.
For information, call Don Kirby at (352) 584-2778 or Karen Lund at (352) 585-3733. Players may also send email to [email protected] or visit nctf.usta.com.
HERNANDO WOMEN'S 500 CLUB BOWLING: The Hernando County Women's 500 Club will have its next tournament April 28 at Mariner Lanes in Spring Hill.
The event will be an 8-pin no-tap tournament with two divisions: Class A (151 average and above) and Class B (150 average and below). Entrants must be members of the Hernando County Women's 500 Club, the Hernando County Women's Bowling Association, and the U.S. Bowling Congress.
The deadline to register is April 23, and applications are available at both Spring Hill Lanes and Mariner Lanes.
For information, call Sheila Wehrenberg at (352) 688-1575.
PARROTT FOOTBALL GOLF CLASSIC: The Parrott Middle School football program will have its Parrott Football Golf Classic on May 23 at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville. Proceeds will go to the Parrott football team for the fall season. Registration fee is $75 per golfer or $300 per foursome. Platinum ($3,000), gold ($2,000), drink cart ($500) and hole ($125) sponsorships are available. Donations will also be accepted.
The entry fee includes greens fees, prizes and lunch. The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m., with a barbecue lunch provided at noon.
Rick Matthews GMC-Buick is sponsoring four hole-in-one prizes, including money, golf clubs, founds of golf and a vacation package. There will also be a closest-to-the-pin contest, a longest drive contest, a 50-50 raffle and door prizes.
For information, contact James Ellis at (352) 279-0055, Dionne Brinson at (352) 279-5982 or Clarissa Parks at (352) 282-6687.
FIREARMS CLASSES AND BENEFIT EVENT: The Hernando Sportsman's Club, on U.S. 19 north of Weeki Wachee, is offering firearms safety classes over the next few months.
The next class dates are: Saturday, May 1, May 18 and June 5. A special "ladies only" class will be on June 15. All classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The course covers lessons about the basics of firearm safety around the home and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. The class includes practice time on the range.
Completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit.
Advance registration is required; fee is $60 per person.
For information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit hernandosportsmansclub.com.
HOGAN LAW FIRM FISHING TOURNAMENT: The fifth annual Hogan Law Firm Charity Fishing Tournament to benefit HPH Hospice casts off from Bayport on April 27.
The event begins at 7 a.m., with fishing ending at 3 p.m. An awards banquet and silent auction will follow.
Registration is $100 per angler for individuals with their own boat, bait and tackle. Participants registering by Friday will receive a $25 discount. All anglers will receive a gift bag, tournament shirt and three meals for the day.
Last year's tournament included 50 registrants and raised more than $19,000 to benefit of HPH Hospice.
For information, including sponsorship opportunities, call the Hogan Law Firm at (352)799-8423 or visit HLF-Fishing Tournament.com.
Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at [email protected] or (352) 584-6337.