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Golf Channel Amateur Tour plans several Tampa Bay events

The Golf Channel's Amateur Tour and its Tampa chapter will host numerous events through the rest of the summer. There are six local events in the Tampa Bay area.

Coming up on the schedule: April 25 at the Belleview Biltmore Golf Club in Belleair, May 3 at the Dunes Golf Club at Seville in Brooksville, June 6 at the Fox Hollow Golf Club in New Port Richey, June 27 at the Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club's South Course in Dade City and July 27 at Lake Jovita's North Course. World Woods Golf Club in Brooksville will then host a regional major Aug. 15-16.

The amateur tour is open to local scratch golfers. There are various score levels that put golfers with even competition. Cost is $199 for a year's membership and there are more than 70 chapters across the country, which allow members from anywhere to play.

To obtain more information on the tour, contact Gary Adamek at (813) 263-2571 or gadamek@theaagt.com.

Upcoming events

Saturday: Gulfside Regional Hospice 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 also will 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.

To obtain more information or to register, call Jennifer Kirkland at (727) 845-5707.

Monday: Quail Ridge Golf Course in Spring Hill will host the eighth annual Redneck Golf Tournament at 10 a.m.

The event has unorthodox 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. There will be six-golfer teams, the field is limited at 186 players and cost is $99.50 per golfer.

To obtain more information, contact Tammy Williams at (727) 243-8293.

April 23: The Hernando Builders Association Spike Club will host its annual Golf Tournament at the Dunes Golf Club at Seville in Brooksville 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.

To obtain more information, 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.

To obtain more information, 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 an 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.

To obtain more information, call (727) 372-3176 or e-mail rhyatt@pasco.k12.fl.us.

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

Golf Channel Amateur Tour plans several Tampa Bay events 04/14/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 6:36pm]
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