Disc golf competitors hit the mark at Labor Day Luau

The Nature Coast Disc Golf Club hosted a Labor Day Luau from Sept. 3 to 5, attracting 94 players.

Prizes were awarded to the top three finishers in each division. Cash was the award in some cases, while others received gift vouchers from Sun King Disc Sports of Sarasota.

John McCray of Brandon won the Pro Open Men's Division ($190 cash), with Tallahassee's David Muntean ($122) coming in second. The Pro Master (age 40-plus) Men's Division was won by Chris Lenkiewicz of Daytona Beach ($164). Doug Smith of Inverness ($104) was the runnerup.

Port St. Lucie's Pawel Hanczaruk received a $125 gift certificate for winning the Amateur Advanced (40-plus) Men's Division, overcoming the challenge of Mike Lindsay of Clearwater ($92 gift certificate). Candy Roque of Tampa ($44 gift certificate) won the Amateur Advanced (40-plus) Women's Division.

Bob Counts of Tampa ($120 gift certificate) earned first place in the Amateur Advanced Master (40-plus) Men's Division with Orlando's Denny Ritner ($84 gift certificate) the runnerup. The Amateur Advanced Grand Master (50-plus) Division was won by Michael Schweitzer of Temple Terrace ($88 gift certificate). Larry Grossman of Tarpon Springs ($52 gift certificate) came in second.

Buz Ryalls-Clephane of Brooksville won $88 of merchandise for first place in the Amateur Advanced Senior Grand Master (60-plus) Men's Division. Gary Johnson of Apollo Beach ($52 gift certificate) was the runnerup. In the Amateur Intermediate Men's Division, Ryan O'Rear of Tampa won a $115 gift certificate while Cape Coral's Jason Austin came in second and won $84 worth of merchandise.

The Amateur Recreational Men's Division was won by Andrew Wells of Thomasville, Ga., who received $105 in merchandise. Orlando's Tiffany Maddy took the Amateur Recreational Women's Division and a $35 gift certificate.

The Nature Coast Disc Golf Club has weekly events in the area.

At 10 a.m. on Sundays at Floral Park in Floral City, players can compete in a 19-hole handicap round. Members gather at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville at 3 p.m. every Saturday.

For information, call club president Buz Ryalls-Clephane at (352) 584-5078 or club treasurer Brandi Laudermilch at (352) 263-4475. The club can be reached by e-mail at naturecoastdiscgolfclub@hotmail.com.

REALTORS GOLF OUTING: The Hernando County Association of Realtors is sponsoring a golf outing today at Seven Hills Golf Club in Spring Hill.

The event will include golf and chances to win money and other prizes. The entry fee is $40 per golfer. The cost includes a cart, greens fees, lunch and other activities.

For information, call Barbara Hahn at (352) 279-2279 or John Sullivan at (352) 428-1383.

KIWANIS 5K: The Brooksville Kiwanis Club will have its Kiwanis Fall 5K on Sept. 24, beginning at the Target store on Spring Hill Drive.

Race registration starts at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8. The route is a fairly flat route around the Airport Industrial Park. Awards will be given for first through third places. There will be age divisions and family divisions. Registration is $20 until Thursday and $25 the day of the race.

Pancake breakfasts will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. The cost is $5.

All proceeds go toward Brooksville Kiwanis Club youth programs.

For information, call Dave Hamilton at (352) 279-4400 or send e-mail to fourhamiltons@bellsouth.net.

FIRST TEE GOLF: The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department is getting ready to host another session of First Tee Golf for children looking to learn how to get onto the links.

Little Buddies First Tee Golf is for ages 4 to 6. The program begins Wednesday and is considered an introduction to First Tee and the game of golf. Children learn the basics of golf and how to use the appropriate equipment. The sessions are at the Quarry Golf Course in Brooksville from 10 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday. The fee is $50 for the six-week course.

The First Tee Golf/Life Skills is for youth ages 7 to 17 and starts Nov. 7. The instructors teach the First Tee Nine Core Values through the game of golf. Students have the opportunity to work on basic life and golf skills, including putting, chipping, driving and golf course etiquette. The sessions will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Quarry Golf Course in Brooksville.

For information, call Mike Groff at (352) 540-3835.

ALZHEIMER'S CHARITY GOLF: The Alzheimer's Family Organization, which serves Hernando, Pasco, Citrus and other counties on the Suncoast, will have its 11th annual charity golf tournament Nov. 12 at Seven Springs Country Club in New Port Richey.

Registration is scheduled for 6:30 a.m.; breakfast will be provided by IHOP. The shotgun start is set for 8 a.m., with lunch provided by Argento's Italian Bistro at the conclusion of play. The tournament is 18 holes with a four-person scramble format.

There will be awards for the top three teams, as well additional prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and a hole-in-one (a car provided by Ed Morse Auto Plaza). Full Circle Financial is sponsoring a putting contest, with a chance to win $10,000.

The registration fee is $80 per player. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For information, call Kathy Montero at (727) 848-8888 or toll-free 1-888-496-8004.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES GOLF: Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks will host the seventh annual Catholic Charities Golf Tournament on Oct. 28.

The event will benefit the building of the Arnold Andrews Northern Counties Service Center, which will serve the residents of Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.

Registration is scheduled for 7 a.m., when coffee and doughnuts will be served. The shotgun start is set for 8 a.m., with a buffet lunch at conclusion of play.

There will be prizes awarded for holes-in-one, including a 2011 Buick-GMC courtesy of Rick Matthews, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle courtesy of Crystal River Harley-Davidson and a golf cart courtesy of Country Club Cars of Brooksville.

The registration fee is $60 per player. Sponsorship opportunities are available until Oct. 20.

For information, call Abby Evert at (352) 686-9897, ext. 25.

Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at derekjlariviere@gmail.com or (352) 584-6337.

Disc golf competitors hit the mark at Labor Day Luau 09/16/11 [Last modified: Friday, September 16, 2011 8:03pm]

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