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High Point Ladies League golfers posting top scores

The women of the High Point Ladies Golf League seem to be playing at the top of their game, with a number of solid scores being registered early in the season.

In only the third week of 18-hole play, Joan Kaloustian won the week's Flight A scratch title with a round of 86. Donna O'Keefe registered a handicap score of 70 to top the Flight A handicap standings. In Flight B, Fran Lynch (103) took the scratch crown, and Freddie Worley (71) won the handicap title.

Lynch also knocked in the lone birdie on the round when she putted for a three on the par-4, 200-yard 10th hole.

In nine-hole play, Helen Reynolds (Flight A), Joyce Salisbury (Flight B) and Sandra Cairns (Flight C) led the final standings.

BOWLING HONOR SCORES: There were two notable perfect games at Spring Hill Lanes as the month of October wrapped up.

Chris Polizzi, who won the Professional Bowlers Association South Region Rookie of the Year in 2009, tossed the first one in the Mike's Auto Body League on Oct. 19. The 300 was his 11th career achievement of perfection as he finished the evening with a 794 series. He rolled 258 and 236 games to go with his 300.

Polizzi's last perfect game came in January at Spring Hill in Mike's Auto Body League.

The other 300 thrown was by Todd Brower. His perfect game came the next night in the Wednesday Night Mixed League on Oct. 20. He rolled a 300, 235 and 233 to total a 768 series.

Brower has had quite a successful 2010. After only one honor score in 2009, he has thrown two perfect games, two 800 series, and four times he has thrown 11 strikes in a row.

THE QUARRY REOPENS: The Quarry Golf Course, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville, reopened this week after being closed most of the summer.

The course, along with the batting cages on the property, had been shut down for improvements. Along with the improved course, the city, in association with the Hernando County Enrichment Center, is in the process of building a new emergency shelter/enrichment center/golf pro shop that will commemorate the historical significance of the mining industry in the area.

The Quarry's new operating hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

The course's Belles & Beaus League, which competes every Wednesday, is set to start Nov. 17.

The cost for the league is $10 per week for members and $20 for nonmembers. The fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, a blind draw, scramble format, lunch, drinks and weekly prizes. There is also a raffle drawing for $2. Play runs from 8:45 a.m. to noon with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

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

GOLFING "FORE" KIDS: The Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast is sponsoring the first Golfing "Fore" Kids Charity Event on Nov. 20.

The tournament will be at Rivard Golf Club, 18001 Rivard Blvd., south of Brooksville. The four-person scramble is open to students as well as adults.

The registration fee is $35 for students (18 and under) and $45 for adults (19 and up). The fee includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, contest entries, barbecue dinner and beverage tickets. Applications must be received by Nov. 12; the field is limited to 36 teams.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. on the day of the event with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Participants can win a car from Rick Matthews Buick-Pontiac-GMC in a hole-in-one contest.

For information, call Judie Jerdan at (352) 232-4887 or Keith Pursell at (813) 892-6404.

ST. ANTHONY'S GOLF: St. Anthony Catholic Church's 18th annual golf tournament will be Nov. 17 at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive, Brooksville.

The format will be a four-person scramble. Golfers can form their own teams, or organizers can match them up. Teams will be grouped into flights based on handicap, with prizes for net scores. The shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m.

There will be a hole-in-one prize of a Ford Fusion from Autoway Ford. Cost is $65 per golfer, which includes golf and a prime rib dinner. Those wishing to attend only the dinner pay $25.

Registration forms are available in the St. Anthony parish office at 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

For information, call (352) 796-2096, ext. 22.

SPRING HILL WRESTLING: The Spring Hill Wrestling Club, a member of the Florida Amateur Wrestling Association, is starting its season the week after Thanksgiving.

The club is open to youth from first through eighth grades. Practices take place in the wrestling room at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, every Tuesday and Thursday night.

Beginners (no or one year of experience) will practice from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., while experienced wrestlers (two or more years) will have the room from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The cost is $140 per child. Details on registration are available at

For information, call Eric Swensen at (352) 797-7010, ext. 347.

TENNIS ROUND ROBIN SOCIAL: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will host its monthly Mixed Doubles Round Robin Social on Nov. 13 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The social will take place at 7 p.m. with a cost of $5 per player. The public is invited. There is no need to be a U.S. Tennis Association member to participate.

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

FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL CLINICS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is offering fast-pitch softball clinics at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

The clinics are for players ages 7 to 16. Private and group lessons are also available. The clinics will be led by April Pelham, a certified Florida fast-pitch instructor. The cost is $20 for the 30-minute clinics. Group lessons are $10 per hour per person (with a minimum of four students). Private lessons for hitting or catching are $20 for 30 minutes, and private lessons for fielding or throwing are $15 for 30 minutes.

For times, dates and other information, contact Penny Oliver at (352) 754-4031 or

HOLIDAY GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Holiday Golf Tournament on Dec. 2 at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks.

Registration fees are $100 per person or $400 per team. Sponsorships are available at $450 for a gold sponsor (four-man team plus a hole). The platinum sponsor for the tournament is Cemex. Prices include a continental breakfast, cart and barbecue lunch.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30. There will be a hole-in-one contest and an auction, in addition to other activities. The deadline to sign up is Nov. 22.

For information, call Carla J. Hayes at (352) 796-0697.

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

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