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Western Golf Day Recap Blythefield Country Club
|Thank you 2010 Sponsors|
|Gordie LaFontaine and Ron Dahlin, CGCS address the crowd|
|Blythefield Superintendent Colin Romanick|
|After golf food and awards|
Twenty-one groups of four gathered on a near perfect late summer day at Blythefield Country Club just north of Grand Rapids with the goal of supporting the MiGCSA Foundation and to be the winners of the Western District Fund-raiser. General manager Patti Butcher was on hand to greet and welcome the participants to the storied 80 year old venue, golf course superintendent Collin Romanick and his staff has the course in tournament condition, club professional Code Vanos and his staff in the pro-shop had the customer point of contact tuned up and even added some customized score boards for us and executive chef Jeff Hiler had a great meal setup for us around the practice putting green before and after the event. Three teams played to a tie and the winner was determined by their score on the hardest holes.
With great support from Weingartz Golf & Turf, Syngenta, Bayer Environmental Sciences, Great Lakes Golf, John Deere Golf, Dupont, Hancock Golf and Mavis Consulting along with the members of the MiGCSA funds were raised to support scholarships, benevolent needs and the ever important turf research at Michigan State University via the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation. These sponsors made sure that all of the participants were keep hydrated and feed via some well placed beverage stations on the course and some fantastic food before and after the event.
The wining team with a score of 63 and a birdie on the #2 handicap hole consisted of Dan Redig (Mayville Golf Club), Dan Lucas (The Kingsly Club), Kirk Carls (Spring Lake Country Club) & Joe Hancock (Hancock Golf LLS). The second place team of Steve Rebham, Kris Louden, Jesse Shaver and Jim Higgs beat the third place finishers of Tony Staley, Chris Foote, Willis Fraser and Ken Fraser by virtue of a birdie on the #8 handicap hole.
Hancock Golf LLC and Brian Mavis Consulting sponsored the special event holes and were happy to award prizes for Closest to the pin on #5 to John Fulling, CGCS, Less than desirable Drive on #8 to Paul Witte, Closest to the Pin on #11 to Roxanne Ostlund and Longest Drive on #17 to Kevin Thielke.