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Eighth annual Redneck Golf Tournament is April 20 at Quail Ridge Golf Course in Spring Hill

Without a doubt, this tournament gets crazy.

Quail Ridge Golf Course in Spring Hill will host the eighth annual Redneck Golf Tournament on April 20 at 10 a.m. and the event is unorthodox compared to the typical golf outing.

"It can be crazy," event organizer Tammy Williams said. "It's a wild atmosphere and something like you've never seen before or will again anywhere else."

The tourney has rules that are strictly enforced, including no collared shirts, no golf shoes allowed, golfers are allowed to wear jeans and golfers may bring up to three clubs, having to use a putter provided by the event. Proceeds will benefit The Angelus, which is a full time residential facility for the severally handicapped.

Williams also says many golfers bring water guns and play with them during the event and there will be plenty of Budweiser on hand for those golfers, most of whom will be wearing flip flops or even cowboy boots with shorts.

"We have people who wouldn't dream about missing it," Williams said. "They've been coming back ever since the first year."

There will be six-golfer teams with a field limited to 186 players and cost is $99.50 per golfer.

For more info, contact Williams at (727) 243-8293.

APRIL 16: The Men's and Women's Silverthorn Golf Associations will host their 12th annual tournament at Silverthorn County Club in Spring Hill with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is $45 for Silverthorn members and $80 for nonmembers. The tournament format is a foursome, best ball, while golfers have chances at contest, such a $1 million putting challenge and a $5,000 hole-in-one contest.

Nonparticipants of the tournament are welcome to the putting contest.

Proceeds from this event will benefit Silverthorn's pledge to name a lanai (or roofed patio) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice's new Hospice Care Center in Brooksville.

For more info, contact tournament co-chairperson Bobbie Joseph at (352) 797-0846.

APRIL 18: Gulfside Regional Hospice is will host its annual Golf Classic at the Groves Golf and Country Club in Land O'Lakes.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9. The tournament is a scramble format, and prizes will be awarded. The cost is $75 for individuals and $300 per foursome. There will also be skill contests, silent auction and a $10,000 hole-in-one prize.

Proceeds benefit Gulfside Regional Hospice to help Pasco County patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses.

For more info or to register, call Jennifer Kirkland at (727) 845-5707.

APRIL 23: The Hernando Builders Association Spike Club will host its annual Golf Tournament at the Dunes at Seville Golf Club in Weeki Wachee with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Registration begins at noon and cost is $100 per player. The tournament will have a foursome scramble format with only 36 team spots available. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to Hernando-Pasco Hospice.

For more info, call the Hernando Builders Association at (352) 596-1114 or log onto www.hernandobuilders.com and click on the golf tournament icon for an entry form.

MAY 1: The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of the North Suncoast will host its 17th annual Charity Golf Tournament at Beacon Woods Golf Club in Hudson with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. and is $80 per golfer or $320 per foursome.

For more info, contact Tiffany Drewes at (727) 847-383.

May 3: The Mitchell Boys Golf Team will host a golf tournament at Crescent Oaks Country Club in Tarpon Springs with proceeds benefiting the team.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Format is a four-person scramble and is open to anyone age 13 and up.

The cost is $75 and includes cart and a awards dinner immediately following the round. Deadline for entry is April 24. Make checks payable to "Mitchell Boys Golf" and mail to Rick Hyatt at 1827 Kinsmere Drive, Trinity, 34655.

For more info, call (727) 372-3176 or e-mail rhyatt@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Submit upcoming events, registrations, info to communitysports@tampabay.com.

Eighth annual Redneck Golf Tournament is April 20 at Quail Ridge Golf Course in Spring Hill 04/07/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 10:16pm]

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