The annual President's Cup tournament took place Nov. 26 to 30 at High Point, with 23 golfers participating.
John Melvin organized the match play event, with the final between Hugh Reynolds and Bill Orr. Reynolds defeated Orr to earn the title.
Also at High Point, the Men's League competes on a weekly basis, with different games and events. Last week, the men had an 18-hole scramble. The Flight A/B winning team was Bob Hopper, Tom Law, Eric Summerton, Dick Perrault and Ed Eggebrecht (63). The winning team in Flight C/D was Al Briskin, Bud Hallet, Ed Oleszek, Paul Derres and Ray Mazzola (71).
The High Point Belles & Beaux League is the mixed league in which men and women compete together. The league had a nine-hole scramble last week, won by the following pairs:
On the front nine, Frank and Regina Gattone, Harold and Mary Reber and Dick and Brenda Bowley tied with 32. The back nine also had a three-way tie: George and Carmen Bissonnette, Barb Leach and Richard Stevens, and Jim and Cindy Williams (31).
High Point Golf Club recently changed its bylaws to permit a restricted number of nonresident members. Reduced initiation fees for the months of December and January will apply. For information, call Dave Lund at (352) 293-4285.
PHCC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: The Pasco-Hernando Community College men's basketball team will host the New Year's Shootout tournament from Jan. 2 through Jan. 5 in the Physical Fitness Center on the West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road.
All games are free and open to the public, with four other community colleges participating. Teams from Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, N.Y.; Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, N.C.; Wytheville Community College in Wytheville, Va., and Indian River State College in Fort Pierce are entered in the seven-game tournament.
PHCC will play the opening game against Onondaga at 2 p.m. Jan. 2. On Jan. 3, Onondaga will play Guilford Tech at 2 p.m., and PHCC will take on Wytheville at 4 p.m. On Jan. 4, Guilford Tech will play Indian River at 2 p.m., followed by a match-up between Onondaga and Wytheville at 4 p.m. The tournament will conclude Jan. 5 with PHCC taking on Guilford Tech at 2 p.m. and Indian River playing Wytheville at 4 p.m.
For information, call Conquistadors coach James Johnson at (727) 816-3340 or send email to [email protected]
UMPIRE CLINICS: The Hernando-Sumter Umpires Association has scheduled a set of baseball/softball umpiring clinics.
The clinics are designed to train anyone who wants to become an umpire, and the sessions also can help seasoned umpires improve. Local clinics will take place Jan. 8 and 22 at the Anderson Snow Sports Complex in Spring Hill and Jan. 29 at Ridge Manor Park in Ridge Manor.
The sessions are open to men and women age 16 and older. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the clinics starting at noon. There is a $20 charge for each participant, and everyone will receive a Major League Baseball rule book, along with other handouts.
Visit hernandosumterumpire.com to register. For information, call (352) 593-6998 or send an email to [email protected] sumterumpire.com.
TRAVEL BASEBALL TRYOUTS: The Suncoast Select Scorpions will have tryouts Dec. 17 for their 13-and-younger and 14-and-younger travel baseball teams for the upcoming season.
The tryouts will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kennedy Park in Brooksville. Interested youths must visit wix.com/suncoastselect/custom and follow the prompts to preregister.
The Scorpions will participate in a United States Special Sports Association competitive travel league in the Tampa area from February until May, as well as in some selected tournaments. The 14U team will participate in select Perfect Game showcases and USA Baseball's 14U National Championships throughout the summer.
For information, call Izzy Fontanez at (352) 428-0035 or send email to [email protected]
TENNIS LESSONS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is offering tennis lessons evenings and weekends for interested students at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.
Ages 7 and older are welcome. Private lessons are $30 per hour, with group lessons available at $10 per hour. Among the tennis instructors are Doug Haskedakes and John and Louise Downey.
For information, call (352) 754-4031 or visit hernandocounty.us/parks_rec.
FIRST TEE GOLF: The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department is holding its First Tee golf program starting Jan. 17 and running for six weeks at the Quarry Golf Course, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks and Silverthorn Country Club.
First Tee's golf and life skills instruction differentiates it from other junior golf programs. The program strives to instill in participants the program's nine core values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.
The cost is $60 per child, with ages 5 to 17 eligible. Preregistration is required. The program is accepting up to 10 participants per class.
Volunteers are also needed. Donations are welcome, including youth golf clubs, bags and balls.
For information, call Miles Groff at (352) 540-3835 or send email to [email protected]
Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at email@example.com or (352) 584-6337.