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Branches of military compete in Fox Hollow Golf Club tournament

For once, the different branches of the United States military will battle each other, although it will be on the golf course.

Fox Hollow Golf Club in Trinity will host the Inaugural Military Muster Charity Golf Tournament on March 23, which will team up current or former members of the four branches of the military and let them play golf against each other.

"I knew that I just had to have this down here," said organizer Donnie Austin, an Army veteran who lost his left leg below the knee in a training mission. "It's going to be a pretty cool deal for any of the vets there, and we're really stoked about the whole thing and we hope and plan to have it every year now."

Austin was invited to play a similar event hosted annually by Fox Hollow's sister course, the Fox Hopyard Golf Club in Connecticut. After having a blast and seeing the participation from the community, he decided to host one at the course in Trinity.

Austin already has 110 golfers signed up, with 22 spots still available. The course will also allow about 200 spectators to watch.

The event will begin with a noon shotgun start, and Austin is working on having a Coast Guard helicopter fly over and land on the driving range at 11:30 a.m.

Cost is $125 per golfer. Proceeds from the event will go to Disabled American Veterans Chapter 78, which is the New Port Richey chapter of the organization, whose purpose is to build better lives for disabled veterans and their families.

For more info, call (727) 376-6333.

Upcoming events

March 8: Deer Park Elementary will host its inaugural golf tournament at Crescent Oaks Country Club in Tarpon Springs.

The tournament will have a shotgun start at 1 p.m. with registration beginning at noon. The cost is $90 per player. All proceeds will help the school purchase technology items.

For more information, call (727) 774-8900 or send an e-mail to dpesgolf@gmail.com.

March 27: Saint Leo University will host the third annual Green and Gold Classic at Plantation Palms Golf Club in Land O'Lakes.

The event is a four-person scramble format, cost is $75 per golfer, and there will be a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

For information, contact Vicki Fredrickson at (352) 588-8221 or vicki.fredrickson@saintleo.edu.

March 27: The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Chasco Fiesta Golf Tournament at Crescent Oaks Country Club in Tarpon Springs with an 11:30 a.m. registration start.

Cost is $100 per player and the preregistration deadline is March 16.

For more information, contact Tina Shelton at (727) 842-7651 or e-mail tina@westpasco.com.

Submit upcoming events, registrations and information by e-mail to communitysports@tampabay.com.

Branches of military compete in Fox Hollow Golf Club tournament 02/17/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8:09pm]
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