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Bowler second in Hernando County to roll back-to-back 300 games in one night

Only once had a bowler ever tossed back-to-back perfect games on a single night in Hernando County — until last week, when Jay Olsen, one of the most decorated local competitors, accomplished the feat.

Olsen, who already owns the third-highest series in county history, joined an elite club when he threw 300 games in his first two efforts in the T.G.I.F. League at Spring Hill Lanes on Friday night.

Previously, Rich Kastner Jr. was the only bowler who had tossed back-to-back 300s. He did it on Dec. 16, 2007.

With a 229 in the final game, Olsen finished with an 829 series, the second-highest three-game pin total of his career. The 800 series was also his 10th overall.

Another U.S. Bowling Congress achievement from last week featured a 300 game from Steve Ulm. Ulm, a veteran competitor on the lanes, tossed his third perfect game of 2009 in the Thursday Mixed League at Spring Hill.

GOLF LEAGUE: The Quarry Golf Course, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville, is getting ready to begin its annual Belles & Beaus League.

Starting Nov. 11, the league will be on Wednesday mornings from 8:45 a.m. to noon. Dues are $10 per week for club members, $20 per week for nonmembers. The dues include 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, a drink and weekly prizes. There will also be a $2 raffle drawing. The format is a blind draw scramble.

For information, call Christi Adams at (352) 540-3807.

TENNIS LESSONS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is providing tennis lessons to interested players of all skill levels.

Lessons will be at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, and at Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Times include evening hours Monday through Friday and on Saturdays. The fees for group lessons are $10 per hour; private lessons are $30 per hour.

For information, call Penny Oliver at (352) 754-4031 or visit

TAE KWON DO LESSONS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is providing tae kwon do lessons for anyone who is interested, age 6 and older.

There are three class times available. Classes at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Other classes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Deltona Elementary School, 2055 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays at Kennedy Park, 895 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville.

The first lesson is free. The first month is $30, and additional months are $45. The instructor is master Sam Kinard, certified by the U.S. National Taekwondo Federation and World Taekwondo Federation.

For information, call Penny Oliver at (352) 754-4031 or visit

NATURE COAST GOLF FUNDRAISER: The Nature Coast Technical High School boys basketball team is hosting a golf fundraiser Oct. 31 at the Links Golf Club in Hudson.

The Hooters Halloween 4-Man Scramble Golf Tournament will help raise funds for the 2009-10 season. Fees are $40 per golfer or $160 per foursome. The fee includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, range balls and various Hooters gift cards and merchandise. Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams, as well as for best costume.

For information, call Nature Coast coach Dave Picarsik at (727) 385-2194.

ROTARY GOLF FUNDRAISER: The Rotary Club of Brooksville will have its 32nd annual charity golf tournament on Dec. 9 at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive, Brooksville.

The cost is $75 per golfer. Sponsorships are also available for $75. All proceeds go to Brooksville Rotary Club charitable activities.

For information, call Jerry Sheffield at (352) 799-2265 or the Brooksville Rotary Club at (352) 796-1143.

FISHING TOURNAMENT SPONSORSHIP: The Hogan Law Firm's charity fishing tournament to benefit HPH Hospice is looking for sponsors.

Last year's inaugural event had more than 50 anglers and raised more than $13,000 for hospice. The tournament will cast off on April 24 from Bayport. A dinner and awards ceremony will be at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park after the tournament.

For information, send e-mail to Debbie Hogan at, Jennifer Rey at or call (352) 799-8423.

To notify us of community sports achievements or upcoming events, Derek J. LaRiviere can be reached at or (352) 584-6337.

Bowler second in Hernando County to roll back-to-back 300 games in one night 10/05/09 [Last modified: Monday, October 5, 2009 7:19pm]
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