David Reutimann is going to stick to driving during his golf event.
When he hosts his Fourth- Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Nov. 29 at Silverado Golf and Country Club, nearly in the heart of his hometown of Zephyrhills, he doesn't plan on playing a round, though the No. 00 Aaron's Toyota driver, who is ranked in the Sprint Cup Standings, will be there.
"He doesn't play golf," event organizer Brock Williamson said with a laugh. "Anyone who knows David knows that when it comes to other sports, he's really the racing guy. He'll be sticking to a golf cart, driving around and making fun of a few people like he did last year."
Reutimann, who graduated from Zephyrhills High School, will also be the host of a Charity Cookout and Auction on Nov. 28 at 6 p.m., which people can go to for $20 and children are free. Cost is $150 per person for both the cookout and the golf event, which begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit All Children's Hospital and Kids Go To Camp.
"It started off as a small charity event of him to hang with family and friends, and it's really grown into an anticipated event now," Williamson said. "With him being a local guy, for NASCAR lovers and this area, this is really the only premiere charity event."
For information, call Williamson at (813) 277-4271.
HOLE IN ONES: Magnolia Valley Golf Club in New Port Richey saw an impressive feat: a hole in one on a par 4 hole. Milt LaFleur basically swung his Cobra driver as hard as he could, bagging the accomplishment on the 265-yard No. 2 hole.
There was also a hole in one at the Links Golf Club in Hudson on Nov. 1. Dave Matthews using a gap wedge on No. 11, sunk his shot from 110 yards.
RESULTS: At the Saturday Scramble on Nov. 1 at Meadow Oaks Golf and Country Club in Hudson, the team of Mel Coots, Don Turner, John Steele and Linda Turner finished first with a 14 under par, and at the Friday Scramble, the team of Al Trudeau, Joe Shimko, Carol Stafford and Judy Ackerman finished on top with a 12 under par.
Nov. 15: Lutz Leaguerettes Softball league is sponsoring a golf tournament at Heritage Harbor, with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $95 per golfer and $360 per foursome. The event will include lunch, range balls, contest, beverages and awards.
For information, contact tournament coordinator Kim Jansen at (813) 269-4372 or log onto www.lutzleaguerettes.com.
Nov. 19: St. Anthony Catholic Church in Brooksville will have its 16th Annual Golf Tournament and Brooksville Golf and Country Club. There will be a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and the field is limited to 124 golfers with foursomes in a scramble format. Cost is $65 per golfer with dinner to follow the round. Registration forms are available at the St. Anthony Parish Office and for more information, call (352) 796-2096.
Nov. 30: The Knights of Columbus Council 10671 of Zephyrhills is sponsoring a golf tournament at Southport Springs Golf Course on Chancey Road. Tee time is at noon and cost is $60 per player. Proceeds will benefit K of C charities, and a roast beef dinner will be served at the St. Josephs parish center afterward. For information or entry, call Ron Smith at (813) 783-6765.
Dec. 4: The Dunes at Seville Golf Club is having its Holiday Golf Tournament with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $100 per player or $400 for a four-player team. Entry fee includes golf, cart, food and access to a "bottomless" keg. The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the event at the newly renovated Dunes course that reopened this summer. For more info, call (352) 796-0697.
Dec. 6: Wesley Chapel High's baseball team is hosting its Fifth Annual Wildcat Golf Scramble at the Links of Lake Bernandette with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $65 per golfer which includes dinner and one mulligan, and proceeds will benefit the baseball team's upcoming spring season.
For information, contact coach Chuck Yingling at (813) 391-8182 or Rick Brown (813) 690-4968.
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