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Discussion: World Famous Woodland Hills Hitting Club

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Jan. 15, 2011
Big D from Tennessee
Men's 50
79 posts
World Famous Woodland Hills Hitting Club
Guys, I headed to Tampa / St.Petersburg Florida for a few days Sat-Tues. I will be hitting with a great bunch of guys (Dave North "Pops") and his crew.

The weather is forecasted to be in the low 70's. I would recommend to anyone visiting the Greater Tampa Area to stop in at the Hitting Venue at least once. Hopefully my Reebok Melee will survive after (300-400) swings in 3-4 days???

I will look forward to seeing everyone at the TOC in a few weeks.

GO Metro Stars!

Big D
Jan. 15, 2011
warren60
Men's 60
44 posts
I will be in Tampa area Feb 4 for a few days. Do you have a contact and/or an address for the Woodlawn hitting club. I played against some of them at the Huntsman and Mesquite a couple years ago.
Jan. 15, 2011
Renegade
Men's 60
4 posts
I am a regular hitter with the Woodlawn Hitting Club and we are always open to visitors. Pops loves visitors. We hit every Tues & Thurs morning, weather permitting. First pitch @ 7:45 AM.
We are located in St.Petersburg, FL on Field #1 @ the Woodlawn Softball Complex at 17th St N and 13th Ave N, just a few blocks north of Tropicana Field where the Rays play.
Hitting is always followed by breakfast and softball stories at a local restaurant. If weather cancels us out we still go to breakfast, just a little earlier.
Join our message board online @ 'woodlawnhittingclub.yuku.com' for more info.
Jan. 15, 2011
dandy47
Men's 60
12 posts
warren60, talk to Chuck next week when we hit in the dome. He's been to this place and can tell you all about it, also.
Jan. 15, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
3958 posts
renegade so it is ok just to drop in,not sure about the 745 am thing tho,as i'll be staying in kissimmee.
Jan. 16, 2011
Big D from Tennessee
Men's 50
79 posts
Just completed 1st day of Intense Hitting at "Woodlawn" Hitting Club today, WoW what great weather to hit in 70's . Dave North (727 463-22070 is the contact - He brings the "Balls" and he gets the permit to use the fields.

I was using my Reebok Meelee and it was very agreeable with the warm temps - I aslo used my Yellow MM and the balls were (Really - Really) flying.

We will hit again Tuesday AM (not at 7:45) I will be there around 9:00am - weather permitting.

Mad Dog it is worth the drive to meet and hit with Dave "Pops" North at WOODLAWN Field #1

They have a Police Firing Range Building behind the Field - 90-100 feet. They use it as a wall of fame - for telling stories at breakfast - of who can hit-em on top of the bldg.

So Join the Club

Big D
Jan. 16, 2011
Big D from Tennessee
Men's 50
79 posts
Dave North 727 463-2207
Jan. 16, 2011
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2734 posts
Say hi to Pops for me!
Jan. 16, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
3958 posts
i might try,just got to see how long it'll take me to get there(i'll be there till thurs morn the week following TOC).that wall of fame won't be in my conversation,well unless we can brag about rolling a ball to it...LOL....

does anyone know of anything in the TOC area for bp'ing.
Jan. 16, 2011
Renegade
Men's 60
4 posts
Mad dog,
It's okay to drop in. We never know how many will show up on any given day. We've had as few as 6 and as many as 28, average number is 16-20. Thursdays before FL Half Century tourneys are usually well attended. We get visitors all the time. We have some youngsters (under 50) that show up on days off from work, some ladies hit with us, and snowbirds who are just here for short periods of time. Pops is pretty firm about the 7:45 first pitch, so if you get there late, you're going to miss out on some hitting. He has a 40 pitch guarantee to all comers IF you are there at 7:45. On an average day, we're done hitting between 9:30 & 10 am. It goes quick once we get rolling.
FYI-his cost for using Field #1 is a box of doughnuts for the grounds crew every week or so.
Jan. 18, 2011
Big D from Tennessee
Men's 50
79 posts
Just finished my "Hitting Love Fest" @ The Woodlawn Hitting Club - I enjoyed my time in the Greater Tampa / St.Petersburg Area. I got a chance to go over to Lakeland - and the Fields looks good for the TOC.

Dave Pop's North and his crew were gracious host as usual. Today after a rainy monday was still Great - The field held a Lot of Water - But by mid morning (10:00am or so) the grounds crew had it hittable and looks like they will be able to play thier league games later today!

Softball Vacationers - What a great area of the country to visit during Jan-Feb - When it is COLD and DREARY in your city!!

The weather 70's - The people / players - great guys - There is always several guys and gals around for BP sessions.

Thanks Again "The World Famous Woodlawn Hitting Club Members"

Big D
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