Brooksville's Kevin Williams, the owner of Kevin's Pro Shop at Spring Hill Lanes, achieved a major accomplishment last week at Hudson Bowl in Pasco County.
Competing in the Hammer Classic League on Feb. 7, Williams rolled an 866 series, the highest series in Pasco history. With games of 289, 277 and 300, he now has held the record in both Hernando and Pasco counties at some point.
Williams rolled an 836 at Mariner Lanes in Spring Hill on Oct. 3, 1994, which held up as the Hernando County record for eight years. It had been almost two years since his last perfect game and 21/2 since his last 800 series, but the avid bowler has never lost his passion for the sport.
"In all my years around the sport, I've never seen a night like he had," Hudson Bowl owner Dennis Baldwin said.
Williams stands in a tie for 14th in Hernando U.S. Bowling Congress history with his 836 series, and second all-time in Suncoast U.S. Bowling Congress annals with the 866. He trails only Scott Madison's 896, rolled on Dec. 6, 2010, at Countryside Lanes in Clearwater.
HIGH POINT LADIES GOLF: With inconsistent weather a hindrance, the High Point Ladies Golf League has done its best to get in full rounds over the past couple of weeks.
On Feb. 7, the nine-hole golfers did not play, but 18-hole players managed to tee off. Flight A competitors counted most pars, and Flight B golfers counted most bogeys.
Nancy Reeves (five pars) took first in her group with Doris Thomas (two) second. Marilyn Pelliteri (seven bogeys) won her group with Cindy Williams (six) close behind. Jean Erber carded the lone birdie, on the par 3 first hole.
Following their monthly meeting Monday, both the nine-hole and 18-hole golfers joined up for a four-person nine-hole scramble.
The front-nine winners were Elizabeth Bates, Lottie Ward, Brenda Bowley, and Jean Trant (36). The back-nine winners were Maryann Wilkinson, Sharon Riedl, Gloria Corey, and Ann Wagner (35). Birdies were holed by Reeves (holes 3 and 9), Helen Reynolds (hole 12) and Diane Durham (hole 12).
LITTLE BUDDIES BASEBALL: The Brooksville Recreation Department is about to begin another installment of Little Buddies Baseball.
The program, open to children ages 3 to 5, is designed to introduce kids to the fundamentals of the game while allowing parents to spend some quality time with their children.
Beginning March 9, the baseball program will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville.
The cost is $50 per child for the six-week clinic. The fee includes a program T-shirt.
For information, call Tina Nichols at (352) 540-3835.
QUARRY GOLF GLOW: The City of Brooksville is hosting its second Golf Glow Scramble at the Quarry Golf Course in Brooksville on Feb. 25.
In the first scramble, on Jan. 28, Gary Boggs and Don Williams (31) took first place. Ken Yeaton and Carl Moody (32) were close behind in second, and Doug Chorvat and Bill Hogarth (35) came in third. Moody also won a prize for closest-to-the-pin during the round.
The cost is $25 per player with two-person groupings; men and women are welcome. The shotgun start is set for 6:30 p.m. A nine-hole round, range balls and glow balls are included in the fee.
First place is $250, with second-place, closest-to-the-pin and raffle prizes to be announced. Hole sponsorship opportunities are available for $25.
For information, call Christi Adams at (352) 540-3807.
TENNIS SOCIAL: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation is holding a Tennis Social on Saturday at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.
The social is set to begin at 7 p.m., but participants are invited to arrive early for warm-ups. All players are welcome. The organization encourages participants to bring their own partner, but single players can be matched up. The cost is $5 per entry for a 50/50 raffle to be drawn at the event. Half the proceeds will benefit the foundation.
For information, call Phil Zee at (352) 263-9546.
HUMANE SOCIETY GOLF: Silverthorn Country Club in Spring Hill will play host to the second annual Cause Fore Paws Golf Tournament on March 8 to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast.
The cost is $60 per golfer or $240 per team. The shotgun start is set for 1 p.m., with check-in beginning at noon.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Current sponsors include Rick Matthews Buick/GMC in Brooksville and Century 21 Alliance Realty/Gail Spada. There are also individual hole sponsors.
For information, call Beth Bilodeau at (352) 797-0962.
DAV BROOKSVILLE GOLF: The Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville will play host to the second annual DAV Brooksville Golf Tournament on March 19.
The cost is $100 per golfer. The shotgun start is set for 1:30 p.m., with check-in beginning at 11 a.m. Included in the entry fee are 18 holes of golf, range balls and an awards dinner. The tournament is limited to 30 four-person teams. First come, first served. Registration deadline is March 14.
Cash prizes, door prizes and prizes for closest-to-the-pin, a hole-in-one and longest drive will be awarded. Sponsors include Rick Matthews Buick/GMC in Brooksville, Harley-Davidson of Crystal River, and AutoWay Ford of Brooksville.
For information, call (352) 796-1679 or send e-mail to [email protected]
SAVE OUR SONS GOLF: Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks will play host to the Save Our Sons Golf Tournament on May 14 to benefit the Shiloh Problem Solvers Street Outreach Program.
The cost is $75 per adult, with youths participating for free. Tee-off is at 1 p.m., with registration starting at noon. Included in the entry fee are 18 holes of golf, cart and lunch. The deadline for entry is May 9.
Cash prizes, door prizes and prizes for closest-to-the-pin, a hole-in-one and longest drive will be awarded. Sponsorships are available.
For information, call (352) 345-9596.
HBA SPORTING CLAYS: The Hernando Builders Association is sponsoring its fifth annual "Bang Bang" Sporting Clays Tournament on Feb. 19 at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays in Land O'Lakes.
Team entries and sponsorships are available at the HBA office at 7391 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The entry fee is $99 per shooter, including coffee and doughnuts before the competition and a catered lunch and awards afterward.
A portion of the proceeds will go the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. There will also be raffles, including one for a new shotgun.
Call HBA at (352) 596-1114 or visit hernandobuilders.com.
To notify us of community sports achievements or coming events, contact Derek J. LaRiviere at [email protected] or (352) 584-6337.