Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Children's hospital, baseball team hold golf fundraisers

St. Jude's Children's Hospital is holding a golf tournament Feb. 25 at the Dunes Golf Club, north of Weeki Wachee, with proceeds going toward research at the hospital.

The event will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration will begin at noon. The cost is $300 per team or $350 for a team including hole sponsorship. The early deadline for signups is Feb. 11.

Sponsors include Felony's Bar & Grill, Friendly Kia, Harley-Davidson of Crystal River, Extreme Fitness and Joni Industries. Businesses will provide hole-in-one prizes. After the tournament, there will be a social at Felony's in Spring Hill.

For information, call Melissa Turner at (352) 596-7888.

HERNANDO BASEBALL GOLF FUNDRAISER: The Hernando High School baseball program will have its annual Baseball Booster Golf Scramble on Feb. 11 at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks.

Sponsored by Century 21, the Red Mule Pub and Sims Furniture Galleries, the tournament will feature foursomes, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The cost is $65 per player, with the proceeds going to the Leopards baseball team.

A poolside barbecue lunch will be served before tee-off at 11:30 a.m. An awards social will take place in the country club's Grille Room after the tournament. There will also be a preregistration social from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Red Mule Pub in Brooksville, with hors d'oeuvres.

For information, contact Harry Timmons at (352) 796-0047 or [email protected]

SOUTHERN BOWLING TOUR: The Southern Bowling Tour, headed up by former Professional Bowlers Association regional director Harry O'Neale, will be making a stop at Spring Hill Lanes this weekend.

In its inaugural season, the tour has attracted some of the best bowlers in the region. Spring Hill's event will feature senior and regular divisions.

On Saturday, the tournament will start with a qualifying run of six games. The top 25 percent of finishers will advance to the next round. Bowling will begin at 1:30 p.m., with roll call at 1.

Bowling will continue at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The remaining bowlers will roll four more games of qualifying before the field is cut to the top eight competitors. Those eight will compete in a bracket-style format of match play for the title.

The entry fee is $175 per bowler, with a payout for one of every four that enter. The estimated first prize is $2,500.

For information, contact O'Neale at (843) 889-0077, (843) 906-6005 or [email protected] harryonealesouthernbowling tour.com.

SPRING HILL VALENTINE'S BOWLING TOURNAMENT: Spring Hill Lanes is hosting its annual Valentine's Day Scotch Doubles Tournament at 1 p.m. Feb. 12.

The entry fee is $18 per team, with a format of each player rolling alternate shots. Based on 75 teams, the first-place prize would be $225.

For information, call the bowling center at (352) 683-7272.

WOMEN'S 500 CLUB BOWLING TOURNAMENT: The Hernando County Women's 500 Club will host a doubles handicap tournament Feb. 19 at Mariner Lanes in Spring Hill.

To compete, bowlers must be members of the Hernando County Women's 500 Club and the Hernando County U.S. Bowling Congress Women's Bowling Association. Entry forms are available at Mariner Lanes and Spring Hill Lanes.

The handicap at the event will be 100 percent of a 200 average. Check-in will be at 1 p.m.; bowling starts at 1:30 p.m. The entry fee is $17 per person, with a deadline of Feb. 13. Entries may be dropped off at either bowling center.

For information, call Sheila Wehrenberg at (352) 688-1575.

HIGH POINT MEN'S GOLF TOURNAMENT: The High Point community will host the High Point Men's 18-Hole Golf Invitational on Feb. 17.

The tournament format will be handicap three-best-ball net. The shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m., with check-in at 7:30. A continental breakfast will be served.

Registration is $50 per golfer, which includes golf, cart, a roast beef dinner and cash prizes. Two 155-yard hole-in-one opportunities will be available.

Sponsored by Rick Matthews Buick-Pontiac-GMC, a new vehicle and three-year lease will be the prize on the first hole, and a $5,000 golf cart from Affordable Golf Carts will be the prize on the 12th hole.

The deadline for sign-ups is today. For information, call Dave Lund at (352) 293-4825 or Tom Lynch at (352) 596-8046.

Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at [email protected] or (352) 584-6337.

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