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Women's 500 Club holds nine-pin no-tap tournament

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Published Nov. 1, 2013

The Hernando Women's 500 Club had its most recent tournament on Oct. 13 at Mariner Lanes in Spring Hill.

The tournament was a nine-pin no-tap format with 67 entries. Besides the bowling competition, Maureen Daphnee won the mystery money, Marilyn Frontiero won the money tree and Pat Swallow won the bowling pin money tree.

The event included two divisions, Class A (151 average and above) and Class B (150 average and below). The A division paid out to the top five places, and the B division paid to the top nine.

Michelle Toucet won the Class A title over 24 other bowlers with an 847 pin total. She won by 14 pins over runnerup Dolores Alonzo (833). Toucet started her day with a 244 game before games of 255 and 219. She earned $52, while Alonzo took home $46.

Toni Young (816), Amy Winkler (814) and Carolyn Beachy (796) rounded out those who cashed out in the division. Young earned $40, Winkler $34 and Beachy $28.

The Class B crown was won by Phyllis Buckley (882) after she tossed an opening game of 285. Her 153 handicap, added to some consistent bowling, led to a dominant win over the 42-entry field by 48 pins. The effort won Buckley $62.

Joyce Crosby (854) was runnerup, winning $54. Rounding out the top nine were Carolyn Crosby (808), Margaret Imm (796), Deborah Rivera (780), Lucille Todaro (773), Pauline Valenzano (773), Diana Borg (766) and Maria Gonzalez (766).

The club's next tournament, a sanctioned singles event, will be Dec. 1 at Mariner Lanes.

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

TENNIS & GOLF MENTAL WORKSHOP: Women's golf professional and Central Michigan University tennis instructor Jeri Reid will hold a lecture and workshop at Accuform Signs, south of Brooksville, on Nov. 6.

The seminar will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Reid, also in the area for an all-day seminar at Innisbrook Country Club in Palm Harbor for $350, has agreed to meet with local athletes for only $25.

Reid's "Mental Game of Golf & Tennis" seminars help participants take their skills to the next level and deal with the mental aspects of the games. The lecture will cover aspects of other sports, as well as life in general.

For information, contact Judy Jeanette at (352) 232-0321 or

BOWLING HONOR SCORES: The first two 800 series of the season were rolled at Spring Hill Lanes in the past few weeks.

Garrett Mikkola earned his first U.S. Bowling Congress honor achievement with an 800 series in the T.G.I.F. League on Oct. 18, finishing with exactly 800 in Friday night league play.

Johnny Zuidema III bowled an 801 series on Oct. 22 in the Mike's Auto Body League — the third such series of his career.

He had his last 800 series in April in the same league, totaling 805. Zuidema also has 13 perfect games on his USBC record.

B.J. Wynn, Steve Peck and Robert Budde all bowled 300 games at the center in the past few weeks as well. Wynn's perfect game took place on Oct. 22 in the Mike's Auto Body League, while Peck had his on Oct. 17 in the Small Business Scratch League. Budde's 300 came in the Monday Night Men's League on Oct. 14.

TOYS FOR TOTS GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Marine Corps League Toys for Tots of Hernando County Golf Tournament, sponsored by Texas Roadhouse, will be Nov. 16 at Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club, south of Brooksville.

Organized by Marine Corps League Detachment 708, the golf package is $75 per player, which will include 18 holes of golf, greens fees, golf carts, gift bags, and coupons for a Texas Roadhouse dinner.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9:30. Lunch will be served after the round. Closest-to-the-pin and longest drive contests will be held. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.

For information, call Keith Ball at (727) 465-4815, Linda Black at (352) 596-2225 or Ben Pressel at (727) 863-8104.

ROTARY CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT: The 36th annual Rotary Club of Brooksville Golf Tournament will be Nov. 20 at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks.

The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $75 per golfer, which includes green fees, cart and a barbecue lunch. Hole sponsors are available for $100, with hole sponsorship and a foursome for $375.

The tournament includes a $10,000 hole-in-one prize provided by Brown & Brown Insurance. Additional prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin, stick the green, door prizes and goody bags for each player. Proceeds will help the Rotary Club pay for scholarships for local graduating seniors.

For information, call Karen Carpinone at (352) 754-2500.

SPRING HILL LANES SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP: The 14th annual Spring Hill Lanes Singles Championship will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

The entry fee for the bowling center's headline event is $48 per bowler if paid before Nov. 14. Late entries are $60.

For information, call Pam Hoppe at (352) 683-7272.

ALZHEIMER'S FUNDRAISER GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Alzheimer's Family Organization, in conjunction with Full Circle Financial, will hold its 13th annual charity golf tournament Nov. 9 at Seven Springs Country Club in New Port Richey.

Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m., with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The event will consist of 18 holes of golf in a four-person scramble format. The cost is $85 per person.

A continental breakfast will be included, along with lunch provided by Argento's Italian Bistro, goody bags, raffles and door prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the top three teams, longest drive, closest to the pin and a hole in one. A new car and other prizes will be provided by Friendly Kia in New Port Richey. Full Circle Financial will sponsor a putting contest for a chance to win $10,000.

The Alzheimer's Family Organization serves Central Florida. Proceeds from the tournament will help people with Alzheimer's disease and their families.

For information, call community services coordinator Kathy Montero at (727) 848-8888 or toll-free 1-888-496-8004.

Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at or (352) 584-6337.