Sunday, December 17, 2017

Rain plagues golfers at Sweet & Simple tournament

The Dunes Women's Golf League had its annual Sweet & Simple Invitational on Jan. 17 at Sugarmill Woods Country Club in Homosassa.

The field of 96 included golfers from Citrus to Hillsborough county — even one from North Carolina. Participants struggled through an all-day rain and tough conditions on the course.

The overall low-gross champion was Joy Figueredo from the Dunes in Hernando County, while Kathy Butler of East Bay Country Club in Largo and Jean Berezuk from the Dunes tied for overall low net.

The Flight 1 results included a three-way tie among Nancy Mink of East Bay Country Club, Colleen Seabrook of the Dunes and Patty Kennedy of East Bay for the low-gross and low-net scores.

Flight 2 featured Diedra Howard from Toscana Crossing at the Heather in Weeki Wachee as the top low-gross score and Ro Newsome from the Dunes with the low-net score. Karen Stacy from the Dunes was a close second for low net.

Cathi Willmore of Brookridge Country Club in Hernando County took the low-gross title in Flight 3, while a three-way tie among Sally Esposito from the Dunes, Nancy Fisher from the Dunes and Phyllis Kendrick from Magnolia Valley in Port Richey made the low-net competition interesting.

Flight 4 featured Angela Roberts from Meadow Oaks in Hudson as the top low-gross scorer. Rose Marie Smith from Timber Pines in Spring Hill emerged as the low-net winner, followed closely by Donna Rayne from the Dunes.

Carol Allivato from the Dunes earned the low-gross score in Flight 5. Betty Seeley from the Dunes and Joan Guilfoyle from Ridge Manor tied for low net with Anita Flood from the Ridges at Mountain Harbour in Hayesville, N.C.

The Flight 6 low-gross title was claimed by Mo Sullivan from the Dunes. Bonnie Lamrouex from Scotland Yards in Dade City took low net, with Pat McMullen from Beacon Woods in Bayonet Point close behind.

The Dunes Women's Golf League holds a number of events each year, in addition to its weekly Thursday round. The league welcomes new members. For information, call Karen Berch at (352) 382-2867.

HERNANDO WOMEN'S 500 CLUB BOWLING: The Women's Hernando County 500 Club will have its third tournament of the season Feb. 24 at Spring Hill Lanes.

The event will be a doubles tournament, with bowling starting at 1:30 p.m. It is open to all members of the Women's 500 Club who are also members of the Hernando County U.S. Bowling Congress and Women's Bowling Association.

The deadline to register is Feb. 19. To become a member of the 500 Club, one needs to have bowled a sanctioned 500 series.

For information, call Sheila Wehrenberg at (352) 688-1575.

HERNANDO YOUTH LEAGUE SOFTBALL: Hernando Youth League Dixie Softball has scheduled registration at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville for its spring season.

League officials will accept sign-ups from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Feb. 9.

A copy of a child's birth certificate is necessary for registration. The fees cover all games, insurance and trophies. All new players receive a $10 discount. Returning players who bring a new player will receive a $5 discount on their fees. There is also a family discount of $5 for the second child or each additional child.

For information, contact Bonnie Anhalt at (352) 584-1558 or [email protected] Parents can also visit the league website at or the league Facebook page at Hernando Youth League Softball.

HERNANDO SPORTSMAN'S CLUB CLINICS: The Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee, is offering National Rifle Association classes next month.

The NRA Basic Pistol course will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 2. The class teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. Students will receive classroom and range time and learn to shoot revolvers and semiautomatic pistols.

All students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook. The cost of the course is $100.

The NRA Basic Instructor Training course will be from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 8. Instructor candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills and be intimately familiar with each action in the discipline they wish to be certified.

All students will receive the NRA trainer's guidebook. The cost of the course is $100.

The NRA Pistol Instructor course is a two-day class from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 15 and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 16. Candidates must pass the exam with a score of at least 90 percent and receive the endorsement of the training counselor for certification.

Students in this course must first complete both the NRA Basic Pistol class and NRA Basic Instructor Training class. The basic instructor training course must have been completed within the past two years. The cost of the course is $300.

Preregistration is required for all classes. For information, call the Hernando Sportsman's Club at (352) 597-9931.

SUSAN G. KOMEN GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Ladies League at Toscana Crossing at the Heather in Weeki Wachee will host the Passionately Pink for the Cure Golf Tournament on Feb. 19.

All donations and proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and its nationwide initiatives to support breast cancer research.

Registration for the nine-hole tournament will begin at 7:15 a.m.; the shotgun start is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. A light breakfast and coffee will be served prior to tee-off.

The minimum donation is $25, with checks made out to "Susan G. Komen for the Cure." Greens fees will be collected the morning of the tournament. Fees are $9 per golfer for those who walk, and $14 for those who want a cart.

Interested golfers must sign up at the Toscana Crossing clubhouse by Feb. 12. Information and donation checks may also be mailed to Myrna Newton, 12345 Club House Road, Brooksville, FL 34613.

BROOKSVILLE ADULT MEN'S SOFTBALL LEAGUE: The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department finished its fall adult men's softball season earlier this month, with Coney Island Drive Inn winning the championship in an upset over Watler Services, after finishing the regular season in third place.

Coney Island (8-3) stood behind both Watler (9-3) and Beef 'O' Brady's (9-3) heading into the end-of-season tournament.

The league included 10 teams sponsored by Brooksville-area businesses. All games were played at the softball fields behind the Jerome Brown Community Center.

Farm Bureau (8-4), Pickett's Hardware (7-4), Coffee Barn (5-6), the Pits (5-7), TMH Technology (4-7), Parish Bail Bonds (4-7) and Milk-A-Way Farms (0-12) rounded out the final standings.

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 also can help seasoned umpires improve. Clinics will take place Sunday at Ridge Manor Park in Ridge Manor and Feb. 17 at the Anderson Snow Sports Complex in Spring Hill.

The sessions are open to men and women age 16 and older. All clinics will start at 10 a.m.

Visit to register. For information, call (352) 593-6998 or send email to [email protected]

Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at [email protected] or (352) 584-6337.

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