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New Port Richey golfer nails first ace despite hangover

Ken Jenkins didn't really need some of the hair of the dog that bit him.

But it also didn't stop the 51-year-old New Port Richey resident from bagging his first hole-in-one on April 12 at Meadow Oaks Golf and Country Club in Hudson.

"My wife usually goes and plays with me, but I couldn't wake her up that morning," Jenkins said. "I finally get one and she wasn't there to see it."

The reason she wasn't there was because she partied hard at her birthday the previous night. So did Jenkins, who doesn't deny being hung over when he played the early morning round Easter Sunday.

"I don't think I'm going to keep that up. I don't usually get hammered every Saturday," Jenkins said.

Jenkins aced the No. 4 hole from 140 yards. He finished with a 73, three over par on the course.

"I didn't see it go in the hole," Jenkins recalled. "I just saw it draw, bounce and then disappear. Others were saying it went in the bunker, but I knew I didn't hit it that hard.

"When I saw it in the hole, I just started dancing."

Thursday: The Hernando Builders Association Spike Club will host its Annual Golf Tournament at the Dunes at Seville Golf Club in Weeki Wachee with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Registration begins at noon and the cost is $100 per player. The tournament will have a foursome scramble format with only 36 team spots available. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to Hernando-Pasco Hospice.

For information, call the Hernando Builders Association at (352) 596-1114 or log onto and click on the golf tournament icon for an entry form.

May 1: The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of the North Suncoast will host its 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Beacon Woods Golf Club in Hudson with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. and is $80 per golfer or $320 per foursome. There will be a dinner following the event.

For information, contact Tiffany Drewes at (727) 847-383.

May 3: The Mitchell Boys Golf Team will host a golf tournament at Crescent Oaks Country Club in Tarpon Springs with proceeds benefiting the team.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Format is a four-person scramble and is open to anyone age 13 and older. The cost is $75 and includes cart and a awards dinner immediately following the round.

Deadline for entry is Friday. Make checks payable to "Mitchell Boys Golf" and mail to Rick Hyatt at 1827 Kinsmere Drive, Trinity, 34655.

For information, call (727) 372-3176 or e-mail

May 16-17: The Brooksville Country Club will hold its 34th annual Charity Classic with an 8:30 a.m. start.

The cost is $175 per golfer for the 36-hole stroke play format. Proceeds will benefit Pasco-Hernando Hospice. Top finishers will share a $6,000 prize fund and can take part in a $1,000 shoot-out sponsored by Register Chevrolet. The event has a 128-player field and deadline to register is May 4.

For information, log onto or contact Roger Eppley at (352) 796-8879 or e-mail

May 31: The Rotary Club of Tarpon Springs will host its Inaugural Golf Tournament at the Crescent Oaks Golf and Country Club in Tarpon Springs with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

The cost is $75 per player, who will play in foursomes in a best-ball format. Prizes will be awarded for the top three teams, dinner will follow the round and there will be mulligans and longest drive and closest to the pin contests.

Proceeds will benefit various youth educational and recreational programs in the Tarpon Springs Community, including four-year college scholarships through the Pinellas Education Foundation Doorways Scholarship program, partial scholarships for Tarpon Springs High graduates, financial support for the Boys & Girls Club, Future Farmers of America, Tarpon Springs Little league, Cops & Kids and Syndicated Sound.

For information, contact Maria Mattia at (727) 641-3852 or

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New Port Richey golfer nails first ace despite hangover 04/21/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 8:13pm]
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