This past weekend, (Dec 08th, 2007) Zephyrhills Shuffleboard Club held its first FUNDAY for members and their guests. It was an overwhelming success when about 100 shufflers showed up for the fun, food and games. The day started with a few words from ZSC president David Earl, and the presentation of the FIRST annual Bob Perkins award. This award is given to that person who gave his all to the club, and this year the award went to Harold Eshleman (aka Kitchen Harold)!! Harold is the maintenance supervisor at the club; he puts in endless hours to keep the club in tip top shape.
Following the presentation of the award, everyone was treated to a 1 hour seminar on the basics of Shuffleboard by Glen Peltier; you always learn something new when you listen and watch Glen. It was lunch time now, and everyone was treated to a barbecue, plenty of food for everyone.
Now comes the opportunity to work off all that food; THE GAMES BEGIN!! After about 2 hours of games, the day was winding down (I never knew how hard it was to play with your left hand when your a “righty”; or try shooting a disc when your sitting down. Gift certificates were given to the top 10 scores in both Pros and Amateurs. I’m sure the board members are already planning the next FUNDAY. Photos taken during this event may be viewed by accessing our Photo Album from our Home Page.
Jim Barnes December 2007.