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High Point Ladies Golf League stays busy

The past three weeks have been busy for the High Point Ladies Golf League.

On Feb. 21, the women played three flights on both the 18- and nine-hole sides.

The nine-hole competition included Lottie Ward (37) defeating Del Kazmierczak, Anna Willemsen (41) edging Grace Perkins, and Cecile Abbott (48) winning the final flight over Judi Dempsey.

In 18-hole play, Nancy Reeves (85) had the low gross score in Flight A, with Donna O'Keefe and Joan Orr (66) tied for the best net score. Helen Myers (100) was the low gross score in Flight B, with Carol Levere (60) taking the net title.

Shirley Frieze (Hole #10), Dottie Mussatto (Hole #1) and O'Keefe (Hole #12) all carded birdies that week.

The following week, on Feb. 28, the women hosted their biennial invitational, with golfers from several other courses taking part, including Brookridge, Babe Zaharias, Glen Lakes, Heritage Pines, Silverthorn, Hernando Oaks, Quail Ridge, Seven Springs, the Dunes, Timber Pines, Twisted Oaks, Spring Hill and Rivard.

There were 108 players in the field.

The format was best two-ball foursome with a Mardi Gras theme. The winning team included Wanda Busick (Babe Zaharias), Florence Louvar (Brookridge), Darlene Jagiello (High Point), and Delores Hartwick (High Point).

On March 7, the league hosted another tournament, the nine-hole '60s Love, Peace & Golf Invitational.

Wearing tie-dyed shirts, the competitors were joined by women from Brookridge, Hacienda Hills, Heritage Pines, Lake Jovita, Pennbrooke Fairways, Tampa Bay in San Antonio, and Toscana Crossing at the Heather.

There were 76 players in the field.

There were two sets of winners.

The front nine champs were Maryann Wilkinson (High Point), Pat Lajoie (Pennbrooke Fairways), Dot Brown (High Point), and Bev McNulty (the Heather).

On the back nine, Lottie Ward (High Point), Ann Swinford (Lake Jovita), Kay Brow (High Point), and Sherry Betterman (Tampa Bay Par Seekers) took the crown.

GOLF GLOW SCRAMBLE: The city of Brooksville will host the third Golf Glow Scramble at the Quarry Golf Course on Friday.

The cost for the scramble is $25 per player, with two-player groupings; men and women are welcome.

The shotgun start is at 6:30 p.m. Nine holes of golf, range balls and glow balls are included in the cost.

First place is $200, with prizes for second place ($50) and others. There will also be giveaways for closest to the pin and raffles. Hole sponsorships are available for $25.

For information, call Christi Adams at (352) 540-3807.

SOUTHERN HILLS 5K: The fourth annual Run through the Hills 5K at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville will be April 9.

The goal is to raise funds for the Dawn Center and increase awareness about domestic violence. All registration proceeds go toward the Dawn Center and the Red Mule Runners Club Scholarship Fund.

The race will begin at 8 a.m., and a Smile Mile Fun Run will begin at 8:45 a.m. Registration will open at 7 a.m. Entry fees are $20 for the 5K or $25 on race day, and $15 for the fun run or $20 on race day. A T-shirt is guaranteed to all who preregister. Online registration is available at or

For information, call Pamela Poisson at (352) 585-2813 or Chuck Boldt at (352) 688-6484.

TENNIS SOCIAL: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation is holding a tennis social Saturday at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The social is set to begin at 7 p.m., but participants are invited to arrive early for warm-ups. All players are welcome. The organization encourages participants to bring their own partners, but matches can be made. The cost is $5 per entry for a 50/50 raffle. Half the proceeds will benefit the efforts of the foundation.

For information, call Phil Zee at (352) 263-9546.

WOMEN'S 500 CLUB BOWLING: The Hernando County Women's 500 Club will have a tournament at 1 p.m. March 20 at Spring Hill Lanes.

Entrants must be members of the Women's 500 Club, the Hernando County U.S. Bowling Congress and the Women's Bowling Congress. The event will begin with a potluck luncheon/business meeting; bowling will begin at 2 p.m.

The entry fee is $16 per bowler. There will be two divisions in the handicap event. The A Division will include bowlers with averages of 151 and above; the B Division will include bowlers with averages of 150 and below.

The registration deadline is Monday. Entry forms may be picked up at either Spring Hill Lanes or Mariner Lanes.

For information, call Sheila Wehrenberg at (352) 688-1575.

RELAY FOR LIFE GOLF: Hernando Oaks Golf Course in Brooksville is hosting the Relay for Life Golf Tournament on March 19 to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The entry fee is $30 per golfer with $10 going directly to the charity. The shotgun start is set for 11:30 a.m.

For information, contact Tom Cooper at (631) 704-6686 or

KICKBALL TOURNAMENT: The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department will have an adult kickball tournament March 26 at Veterans Memorial Park in Spring Hill.

The event will begin at 9 a.m., with a cost of $200 per team. Each team must consist of a minimum of four men and four women, fielding at least 10 players.

The tournament is being sponsored by Mayhem Sports. There will also be a field goal-kicking contest, as well as an awards ceremony afterward at Bar Envy.

For information, call Harry Johnson at (352) 648-0179.

DAV BROOKSVILLE GOLF: Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville will play host to the second annual Disabled American Veterans Brooksville Golf Tournament on March 19.

The entry fee is $100 per golfer.

The shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m., with check-in starting at 11 a.m. Included are 18 holes of golf, range balls and an awards dinner. The tournament is limited to 30 four-person teams; first come, first served. The registration deadline is Monday.

Cash prizes, door prizes and closest-to-the-pin, hole-in-one and longest-drive prizes will be awarded. Sponsors include Rick Matthews Buick/GMC in Brooksville, Harley-Davidson of Crystal River, and AutoWay Ford-Lincoln-Mercury of Brooksville.

For information, call (352) 796-1679 or send e-mail to

To notify us of community sports achievements or coming events, contact Derek J. LaRiviere at or (352) 584-6337.

High Point Ladies Golf League stays busy 03/09/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 6:21pm]
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