AVON PARK, Fla.–Feb. 9, 2016–Heartland Games For Active Adults Golf Tournament will be held at Pinecrest Golf Course in Avon Park on Saturday, March 5. The Heartland Games for Active Adults is coordinated through South Florida State College.

The golf tournament is open to men and women who will compete in age groups ranging from 50-54 up to 90+. Golfers are encouraged to visit the Games website at www.southflorida.edu/heartlandgames for more details and a registration form.  Registration forms are also available at golf courses throughout Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto counties.

Upcoming events in the 2016 Heartland Games are: bowling, bridge, cycling, euchre, golf, indoor volleyball, pickleball, shuffleboard, swimming and tennis. Registration for the Games is $15 for a single event or $25 for multiple events. There is a surcharge for golf to cover greens fees. The entry fee includes a dri-fit shirt and medals.

Pinecrest Golf Course, designed by famous golf course architect Donald Ross in 1926, hosted the first nationally televised PGA event, the World Championship of Golf in the late ‘50s. In the early ‘70s, the city of Avon Park took over the course which was subsequently bought by the members.

The golf course is located at 2250 Little Lake Bonnet Road, Avon Park. The golf course pro shop can be contacted at 863-453-7555.

For more information about Heartland Games for Active Adults, contact Lorrie Key, director, SFSC Corporate and Community Education, at 863-784-7033 or lorrie.key@southflorida.edu.

The Games are sponsored by Edward Jones/Alan Holmes, Newsom Eye, Florida Hospital, Drs. Thakkar & Patel, Legacy Bicycles, Turner Furniture, Wauchula State Bank, and Alan Jay Automotive Network.