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Golf league has older players coming back for more

BROOKSVILLE

Week after week, it's the same thing.

They show up and gas-powered golf carts couldn't hold them back.

They're golfers for the Belles and Beaus Golf League that runs every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Quarry Golf Course.

And not only is it week after week. Year after year, they come back.

"We get retired golfers for this league. That's what we get," league organizer Christi Adams said.

"Most of them come back year after year, and I've been doing it for two years. Yet people are still here, ready to go at 8:30 in the morning."

The league will run until April 29.

Each week, golfers take to the nine-hole course that doesn't even look like it belongs in Florida and play 18 holes by doubling up the hilly, par 58 course.

Each foursome will play in scramble format, meaning they will take the best-hit ball and then take their next shot from there.

Cost to play is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers, There are prizes for closest to the pin, as well as raffles.

Teams are picked randomly. Adams holds out a deck of cards and golfers match up in carts with identical cards.

Everyone is a friendly, regular face.

Ones that will be there next week, too.

"I think everyone is having a blast," Adams said. "I mean, if they weren't, they wouldn't keep coming back."

For more information, contact Adams at (352) 544-5485.

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Let us know and we may come document it. Tell us about an event, a round, a hole in one, an outing, a tournament — anything! There's a lot going on at the local golf courses and we want to know about it. Contact community sports editor Mike Camunas and tell him what's happening. Call him at (352) 544-1771 or e-mail him at mcamunas@sptimes.com. We live in this community, so let's talk to each other.

Golf league has older players coming back for more 02/10/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 4:47pm]
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