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High Point Ladies Golf League returns to action

The High Point Ladies Golf League is back in full swing, and the women had their first day of competition Oct. 10.

After their season-opening meeting, members played a nine-hole scramble with Cecile Abbott, Joan Kaloustian, Cindy Williams and Sharon Volmer each carding a 35 for the low round of the day.

The following week, on Oct. 17, nine-hole and 18-hole golfers were split up and competed separately. The worst two holes were dropped.

The nine-hole winners were Helen Reynolds (Flight A), Grace Perkins (Flight B) and Sandra Cairns (Flight C), while the 18-hole champions were Nancy Reeves (Flight A) and Kaloustian and Katie Russell, who tied for the Flight B title.

Reynolds was among four competitors who scored birdies on their Week 2 rounds, but she was the lone nine-hole player to do so. She carded the score on the par 4, 200-yard 10th hole. Russell also had a birdie on that hole, while Reeves and Anna McGovern each had theirs on the par 4, 203-yard third hole.

HERNANDO HIGH HALL OF FAME: Hernando High School will induct the second class of athletes into its Sports Hall of Fame in early November.

The oldest high school in Hernando County will add eight members to the list of athletes and athletic contributors: Fred Abbott (former Florida football captain), Ernie Chatman (longtime baseball, track and cross country coach), Ricky Feacher (former Cleveland Browns receiver), George Floyd (member of the College Football Hall of Fame after attending Western Kentucky University), Buster McGee (member of 1967 Hernando state championship baseball team), Kristi Poore (second-leading scorer in Hernando girls basketball history), Frank Vohun (Florida State football standout) and Tyrone Woods (led the Korean League in home runs with 42 in 1998).

Last season, Jerome Brown (former NFL All-Pro), Bernice Mosby (former WNBA player and all-time Hernando leading scorer), Bronson Arroyo (MLB all-star), Tom Fisher (Tennessee football standout), Maulty Moore (two-time Super Bowl champion), Kevin Fitzpatrick (Olympic discus thrower), Jason Sartor (all-time leading scorer in Hernando boys basketball history) and Tom Varn (coach of the 1967 Hernando state championship baseball team) made up the inaugural class.

Hernando will host a Sports Hall of Fame Banquet at 6 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Michael A. Imhoff Gymnasium on campus. Tickets are $20 for the banquet and are available at the school.

The inductees will also be introduced during halftime of the varsity football game Nov. 4 at Tom Fisher Memorial Stadium when the Leopards play Mitchell High at 7:30 p.m.

For information, call Joy Nagy at (352) 797-7015, ext. 410.

RIDE UNITED BIKE RUN: The United Way of Hernando County is sponsoring the Ride United Bike Run for Early Literacy at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19.

The event will start and finish in the parking lot of United Way headquarters at 4030 Commercial Way in Spring Hill. The registration fee is $20, with free T-shirts going to the first 50 who sign up. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. the day of the run.

Among the festivities will be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes and giveaways, entertainment, special guests. Food and beverages will be available. Those who register before 9:30 a.m. will receive an additional chance for a door prize.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. All proceeds go to benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. All donations of canned goods will go to Hernando County food pantries.

For information, call (352) 688-2026 or visit unitedway hernando.net.

NATURE COAST DISC GOLF: The Nature Coast Disc Golf Club holds weekly events.

At 10 a.m. each Sunday at Floral Park in Floral City, players can compete in a 19-hole handicap round. Members also gather at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville at 3 p.m. each 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 also be reached by e-mail at naturecoast discgolfclub@hotmail.com.

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

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.

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

High Point Ladies Golf League returns to action 10/26/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 4:30pm]
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