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Couples of Hernando play Southern Woods tournament

The Couples of Hernando Golf League plays monthly tournaments at golf courses in Hernando, Citrus and Pasco counties. On Jan. 9, the league played its most recent tournament at Southern Woods in Homosassa.

Jay and Carol Gettig took first place in Flight A with Mike and Carol Kilduff as the runners-up. Jay and Dorothy Cleary (third place); Dennis and Inge Weeks, Bob and Lynn Ouellette, and Don and Janet Gilbert (tied for fourth) rounded out the top five couples.

In Flight B, Ed and Janet Brady came out on top, with Roger and Joann McKay a close second. The remainder of the top five included: John and Joan Mylonas (third), Gary and Pat Smith (fourth), and Jim and Dee Karos (fifth).

Closest-to-the-pin winners were Bob Williams, John Dorgan, Lynn Ouellette and Janet Brady.

For information about the league, send email to Jane Szeltner at or Dorothy Cleary at

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 of the Hernando County United States 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. 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 retirement 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.m. 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 Feb. 1.

For information, call Dave Lund at (352) 293-4825 or Tom Lynch at (352) 596-8046.

TOFTEGAARD MEMORIAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation is hosting the sixth annual Simon Toftegaard Memorial Junior Tennis Tournament on Jan. 28 and 29 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The tournament is open to elementary, middle and high school students, with an entry fee of $30 per player.

For information, visit online or call Phil Zee at (352) 263-9546.

SPRING HILL CHALLENGE TAE KWON DO: Dragon's Dojo in Spring Hill will host the 2012 Spring Hill Challenge on Saturday at Powell Middle School, south of Brooksville.

The AAU-sanctioned tae kwon do competition will feature divisions for team forms, individual forms, point sparring and Olympic sparring.

Preregistration is preferred at For those who wish to sign up at the door, registration will begin at 9 a.m.

For information, call (352) 684-7933 or (352) 232-8185 or send email to

HIGH POINT LADIES GOLF: The High Point Ladies Golf League competed on Monday with both nine-hole and 18-hole play.

The nine-hole members dropped the first and last hole they played, and 18-hole members played a round with poker as the game.

Helen Reynolds (37) won Flight A for the nine-hole women, with AnnMarie Hartnett (39) taking second. Sharon Reidl (52) took first for the Flight B golfers, with Colleen Thompson (54) as the runner-up. Flight C was won by Dottie Clagg (42); Oakie Scache (43) took second.

Muriel Tremain won the Flight A poker competition with four of a kind. Katie Russell (three of a kind) came up just short. Flight B featured Dottie Mussato winning with a full house. Fran Lynch (three of a kind) took second.

Four women carded birdies, including Russell, Nancy Reeves, Jean Erber and Kathy Honoshofsky. Reeves and Erber both birdied the Par 3, 203-yard third hole. Honoshofsky carded hers on the Par 4, 200-yard 10th hole, and Russell shot one-under on the Par 4, 219-yard 13th hole.

WEEKI WACHEE HIGH GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Weeki Wachee High School athletic department will have its second annual Hornet Golf Outing at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks on Feb. 25.

The shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. Food and prizes will be provided during and after play. Current and former professional athletes will be among the participants. There will be time for autographs and pictures.

The cost for the event is $100 per person or $300 per foursome. Businesses may sponsors holes or prizes.

For information, call Weeki Wachee athletic director Mark Lee at (352) 797-7029, ext. 230, or send email to

SPRING HILL DIXIE SOFTBALL: Spring Hill Dixie Softball has scheduled registration at Anderson Snow Park for its spring season.

Volunteers will be present from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the park office.

A copy of the child's birth certificate is necessary for registration. The fees cover all games, insurance and trophies. Any sign-ups after Saturday are subject to a $20 late fee.

For information, send email to Paul McGee at

UMPIRE CLINICS: The Hernando-Sumter Umpires Association has scheduled a set of baseball/softball umpiring clinics.

The clinics are designed to train anyone who wants to become an umpire, and the sessions also can help seasoned umpires improve. Clinics will take place Sunday at the Anderson Snow Sports Complex in Spring Hill and Jan. 29 at Ridge Manor Park in Ridge Manor.

The sessions are open to men and women age 16 and older. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the clinics starting at noon. There is a $20 charge for each participant, and everyone will receive a Major League Baseball rule book, along with other handouts.

Visit to register. For information, call (352) 593-6998 or send email to

FIRST TEE GOLF: The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department is holding its First Tee golf program starting Tuesday and running for six weeks at the Quarry Golf Course, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks and Silverthorn Country Club.

First Tee focuses on golf and life skills instruction. The juniors program strives to instill in participants the organization's nine core values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

The cost is $60 per child, with ages 5 to 17 eligible. Advance registration is required. The program is accepting up to 10 participants per class.

Volunteers also are needed. Donations are welcome, including youth golf clubs, bags and balls. For information, call Miles Groff at (352) 540-3835 or send email to

Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at or (352) 584-6337.

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