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Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers to host monthly meeting in Spring Hill

The Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers will have their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. April 2 at Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

Members, guests and visitors are welcome and will be served a selection of dinners for $17.99 each. The program will feature Will Miller, land use program evaluator for the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

The organization, in its fourth year, offers free fly tying classes to its members. Visit tarpon coastflyfishers.shutterfly.com for club information. All members are required to belong to the Federation of Fly Fishers.

For information, contact Roger Maler at (352) 293-3322 or rmaler@tampabay.rr.com.

COUPLES OF HERNANDO GOLF: The Couples of Hernando Golf League had its monthly tournament at Twisted Oaks Golf Club in Beverly Hills on March 12.

The couples played in two flights. Roger and Joann McKay won Flight A, with Doug and Karen Cord coming in second. Larry and Rosemary Tackman placed third, just ahead of Herb and Sandy Rodgers. A tie between Richard and Barbara Schulte and Dick and Mary Holstad rounded out the top five.

In the B Flight, Jim and Dee Karos won the title, with John and Donna Dorgan as the runners-up. Gary and Pat Smith took third place, ahead of Ron & Rosemary Wagner. There was another tie for fifth place with Tony and Jane Szeltner and Al and Maureen Treichel.

Winners of the closest-to-the-pin competition were Richard Schulte, Fred Procious, Jane Szeltner and Susan Avellanet.

For information about the league, send email to Jane Szeltner at szeltjane@bell south.net or Dorothy Cleary at golfergram220@tampabay.rr.com.

WEST HERNANDO COUGARS FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING: The West Hernando Cougars Youth Football and Cheerleading program will hold registration at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill on Sunday.

Officials will be on hand from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. by the concession stand.

The Cougars compete in the Mid-Florida Football & Cheer Conference, Sunshine Region, District 3. The schedule includes teams from Pasco and Hillsborough counties. All home games will be played at Delta Woods Park.

The cost is $195 per player for either football or cheer, with payment required in full at time of sign-up.

For information, call Bobby McFarland at (352) 585-6524.

WOMEN'S 500 CLUB BOWLING TOURNAMENT: The Hernando County Women's 500 Club will host an 8-pin No-Tap Handicap Tournament on April 15 at Spring Hill Lanes.

To compete, participants must be members of the Hernando County Women's 500 Club and the Hernando County U.S. Bowling Congress Women's Bowling Alliance. Entry forms are available at Mariner Lanes and Spring Hill Lanes.

The handicap at the event will be 100 percent of a 200 average. Check-in will be at 1 p.m. with a potluck lunch; bowling starts at 2 p.m. The entry fee is $17 per person with a deadline of April 9. Entries may be dropped off at either bowling center.

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

FIRST TEE GOLF: The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department will begin a First Tee golf program April 10 and running for six weeks at the Quarry Golf Course, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks and Silverthorn Country Club.

First Tee focuses on golf and life skills instruction. The juniors program strives to instill in participants the organization'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 also are needed. Donations are welcome, including youth golf clubs, bags and balls. For information, contact Miles Groff at (352) 540-3835 or mgroff@cityofbrooksville.us.

HYL FOOTBALL: Registration for the Hernando Youth League football season will be May 5, 12 and 19 and June 9 at Ernie Wever Youth Park in Brooksville.

Officials will be on hand to register players from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The cost is $128 per player, which includes a $3 county park usage fee. Payment may be made with cash, money order, debit card or credit card. All players must be present at registration so they can be fitted for equipment.

Space is limited, so participants are urged to sign up early. For forms and information, visit leaguelineup.com/hylfootball online.

For other information, call (352) 346-0000.

GRIDIRON ALUMNI FOOTBALL: Gridiron Alumni is planning several full-contact alumni football games in Brooksville during the coming weeks.

Gridiron Alumni is an organization that travels around the country pitting old high school football rivals against each other. Players are still needed. The first 40 players on each team get to play, and the team that gets 30 people registered first gets home-field advantage.

Teams from Central High, Hernando High, Hernando Christian Academy and Nature Coast Technical High are forming. Games are scheduled for this month and April.

For information, call Chris Hall at (530) 410-6396 or go to gridironalumni.com.

TENNIS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation has announced that 2012 scholarship applications are available for high school seniors.

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded by the organization. There are two applications online at nctf.usta.com — one for an academic scholarship available to all seniors, the other specifically for tennis players. The application deadline is Sunday.

For information, visit the website or send email to nctf@tampabay.rr.com.

DAWN CENTER GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Hernando Oaks Women's Golf Association will sponsor a golf tournament to benefit the Dawn Center. The tournament will be April 18 at the Hernando Oaks Golf and Country Club in Brooksville.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. Proceeds will go to the Dawn Center, Hernando County's nonprofit shelter for abused women and children.

Golfer registration is $65 per person and includes the tournament, buffet, contests and prizes. Hole sponsorships are available for $50. The golf reservation deadline is Friday; spots are limited.

For information, send email to Andrea McGregor at HOWGACharities@aol.com.

HUMANE SOCIETY GOLF TOURNAMENT: Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville will host the third annual Cause Fore Paws Golf Tournament on April 3 to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast.

A shotgun start for the best-ball scramble is set for 9 a.m., with check-in starting at 8.

The entry fee is $75 per golfer, including prizes and a buffet barbecue lunch. The lead tournament sponsor is Brooksville/Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Other sponsors include Century 21 Alliance Realty/Gail Spada Team, Flagstone Pavers and Sammy the Cat, representing special needs felines. The hole-in-one sponsor is Rick Matthews Buick/GMC.

Individual hole sponsorships are available for pets and their human companions. Proceeds will go toward the care of homeless pets in Hernando, Citrus, Pasco and Sumter counties.

For information, call (352) 797-0962.

Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at derekjlariviere@gmail.com or (352) 584-6337.

Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers to host monthly meeting in Spring Hill 03/27/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 5:19pm]
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