Sertoma Junior Golf TourSertoma Junior Golf is about to embark on another tour. The Tour will kickoff with the Adult-Child Kickoff Classic at Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club’s Deer Run Course on Saturday, May 22 with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. This event does not go towards the tour’s point standings. The Kickoff Classic will be a 2-person modified scramble (one adult and one child) that will cost $80 per team which includes golf, cart, range balls, lunch and awards. To sign up for the Adult-Child Kickoff Classic email the tour at sertomajrgolf@gmail.com or call Sun ‘N Lake Golf Shop at 863-385-4830 ext. 1.

The Sertoma Junior Golf Tour is a 10 week tournament that travels to multiple golf courses across Highlands County. The events are held on Thursdays with three two-day tournaments. The registration fee is $30 with tournament fees of $10 for six holes, $12 for nine holes and $15 for 18 holes (two day events are double the price).

The Tour is broken down into three age divisions.

Boys: 11-13 year olds play nine holes from the men’s tees, 14-15 and 16-18 year olds play 18 holes from the men’s tees.

Girls: 11-13 year olds play nine holes from the women’s tees and the 14-18 year olds play 18 holes from a tee with a yardage between 5200-5600 yards.

Boys & Girls: 6-8 year olds play six holes from 200 yard marker (forward tees on par 3’s). 9-10 year olds play nine holes from the forward tees. Both of these divisions will ride in golf carts. A parent will need to be there to drive the child around course.

The total points will be counted from the best five finishes out of the first nine events and the points accumulated from the Tour Championship. The points won in these events will determine age division winners. All golfers who play in at least five out of nine events plus the Tour Championship will receive a trophy at our Awards Banquet (after Day 2 of the Tour Championship).

To sign up for an event make sure you request to be on the tour’s email list by emailing the tour at sertomajrgolf@gmail.com. Reply to the event sign up email sent out by the tour. The deadline for signing up for any event is three days in advance of the event date. To get your child’s tee time please check your email two or three days in advance of tournament. Please be at your designated hole to tee off 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time.

Summer Tennis Camp The Highlands County Tennis Association presents weekly summer camp sessions. The camps will be held June 1 thru July 30th, Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m to noon. The camp is located at the Country Club of Sebring Thakkar Tennis Center, 3239 Tennis Club Ct. Sebring, Fl.

The cost is $100 per weekly sessions for ages 6-18. Sessions will be led by USPTA certified tennis pro Horace Watkis.

For more information please contact Coach Watkis by email at horacewatkis@hotmail.com or by phone at (863) 414-2164 (cell) or (863) 386-4282 (office).

Citrus Golf TrailProfessional golf returns to Sebring’s Citrus Golf Trail as the Minor League Golf Tour (MLGT) will host three events during its 2021 season at Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club.

The MLGT will put on three 3-round events. The rising tour pros will test themselves on the par 72 layout that will be stretched out to 7,002 yards.

“We appreciate the support of everyone in the Sebring area to bring the Minor League Golf Tour to the Citrus Golf Trail,” said Scott Turner, CEO and Tournament Director of the MLGT. “The growth and interest in our events have increased over the last few years. Having a terrific site like Deer Run to host three of our events this season will give our competitors a different challenge that will better prepare them for the next step in their career.”

Founded in 2004, the MLGT has become a proving ground for PGA Tour hopefuls. During that time, the MLGT has hosted more than 1,800 tournaments with more than 4,000 players to payout more than $10 million in prizes. Entering the 2020 season, 88 MLGT alumni have status on the PGA Tour or Korn Ferry Tour.

The April event kicks off a three-tournament commitment, with the second event coming during the fall portion of the schedule and the final event will be part of the Citrus Golf Trail Open, Dec. 2-5, 2021.

Each event is expected to have between 50-70 players attending from across the state of Florida, starting with a practice round the day before the opening round.

2021 AdventHealth Heartland Region Foundation Run SeriesThe AdventHealth Lake Placid, Sebring and Wauchula Foundations strive to help our patients and community live their best, most vibrant lives. To keep our communities on the move, we are excited to announce the third annual Heartland Race Series. The series encourages exercise, healthy habits, and friendly competition. Competitors must run or walk in seven of the ten upcoming races to qualify for the series, and the top 3 finishers of each age group will receive an award and prize at the end of the series.

April- TBD, Aug. 22- AdventHealth Wauchula Wildcat Wellness 5K, July 4- 27th Annual Firecracker 5K (Highlands Hammock State Park), Oct. 16 (tentative date)- AdventHealth Sebring Pink On Parade 5K & 1-Mile Walk, Oct. 23 (tentative date)- Mason G. Smoak Foundation 5K, Nov.- TBD, Nov. 25- 29th Annual Turkey Trot 5K (Highlands Hammock State Park) and Dec. 12- TBD.

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