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Putt-off settles Brooksville's Golf Glow Scramble

The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department had its second Golf Glow Scramble at the Quarry Golf Course on Friday night.

The two-man team of Jim Behlke and Ryan Walscak topped the 17-team field, shooting 30 over nine holes. The duo had tied with Gary Boggs and Derrick Hare, but won a putt-off to take the title and the $250 winnings.

Boggs, who was on the winning team in the initial scramble last month, and Hare took home a voucher for a free 18-hole round of golf at the Quarry.

Richard Gant and Jason Hood (31) took third place and each won a gift certificate for a nine-hole round at the Quarry. John Sapone won honors for closest to the pin on the third hole.

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 to increase awareness of 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.; 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 everyone who preregisters. 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 will have a tennis social March 12 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The social is set to begin at 7 p.m., but participants are invited to come early for warmups. All players are welcome. The organization encourages participants to bring a partner, but also can match up partners. The cost is $5 per entry for a 50/50 raffle to be drawn at the event. Half the proceeds will benefit the tennis 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 Spring Hill Lanes at 1 p.m. March 20.

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, and the B Division will include bowlers with averages of 150 and below.

The registration deadline is March 14. Entry forms can 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 to the charity. A 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 on March 26 at Veterans Memorial Park in Spring Hill.

The event is set to start 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 and awards ceremony at Bar Envy after the tournament.

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

LITTLE BUDDIES BASEBALL: The Brooksville Recreation Department is about to begin another installment of Little Buddies Baseball.

The program, open to children ages 3 to 5, is designed to introduce youths to the fundamentals of the game while giving parents the opportunity to spend quality time with their children.

Beginning March 9, the baseball program will be held weekly from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville.

The cost is $50 per child for the six-week clinic. The fee includes a program T-shirt.

For information, call Tina Nichols at (352) 540-3835.

HUMANE SOCIETY GOLF: Silverthorn Country Club in Brooksville will play host to the second annual Cause Fore Paws Golf Tournament on Tuesday to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast.

The entry fee is $60 per golfer or $240 per team. The shotgun start is set for 1 p.m., with check-in starting at noon.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Current sponsors include Rick Matthews Buick/GMC in Brooksville and Century 21 Alliance Realty/Gail Spada. There are also individual hole sponsors.

For information, call Beth Bilodeau at (352) 797-0962.

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

The entry fee is $100 per golfer. The shotgun start is set for 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 March 14.

Cash prizes, door prizes and prizes for closest to the pin, a hole in one and longest drive 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

SAVE OUR SONS GOLF: Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks is hosting the Save Our Sons Golf Tournament on May 14 to benefit the Shiloh Problem Solvers Street Outreach Program.

The entry fee is $75 per adult, with youths participating for free. Tee-off is set for 1 p.m., with registration starting at noon. Included are 18 holes of golf, cart and lunch. The deadline for entry is May 9.

Cash prizes, door prizes and prizes for closest to the pin, a hole in one and longest drive will be awarded. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For information, call (352) 345-9596.

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

Putt-off settles Brooksville's Golf Glow Scramble 03/02/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 6:35pm]
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