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MiGCSA Northern Fundraiser at Arcadia Bluffs Raises $8,000
On another perfect day at Arcadia Bluffs MiGCSA members and friends came out and helped raise over $8,000.
|The wining Skins team Jay Eccleton, Josh Devereaux, Cole Cornwell, and John Struble|
|Dr. Trey Rogers, Brian Schweihofer, Steve Rebhan, and medalist Aaron McMaster|
|2011 Northern Fundraiser winners Steve Fent, Jeremy LaPratt, Jason Koholemainen, and Matthew Seibel|
|Second Place team of Tom Seigreen, Jim Stoll, Adam Hansen, and Gary Ashley|
|The Jacobsen Hot Dog Stand|
Joe Verduin, Mike "Stubby" Nielsen, Custer Carland, Trevor Nash
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The event got off to an early start on Sunday evening with the Big Money Skins Game. Nine teams came out and played a 9 hole best ball scramble for$900 in skins money. Congratulations to the team of MiGCSA President Jay Eccleton, Josh Devereaux, Cole Cornwell, and John Struble who won the only three skins with an eagle on #1 an eagle on #5 and a birdie on #7. The skins game was a great event and one we will have again next year.
On Monday the weather was again fantastic as was the golf course. A huge thank you to Paul Emling Vice President of Operations at Arcadia Bluffs, Paul sits on the MiGCSA Foundation Fundraiser Committee along with Steve Hammon, Paul Witte, and Mike Hirvela, without the input from this committee the day could not have been such a success.
131 players came out starting at 7:30 and teed off until 2:30. There were 8 proximity markers on the course thanks to our 2011 Premiers Foundation Sponsors. The four closest to the pin winners were, #2 Tim Dark, #9 Jim Dart, #13 Ron Thies, and #17 Bob Blakeman. The Long Drive winners were #3 Jason Farah, #8 Jim Stoll, #15 Jim Stoll, and #18 James Kurrle. Each winner received $50 in Gift cards to Arcadia Bluffs. Congratulations to the winners and great shots.
There were two options for play on Monday, a team best ball scramble, or you could compete for the lowest individual round of the day. Congratulations to Aaron McMaster who shot 75 and won $100 in Arcadia Bluffs Gift Cards in a scorecard playoff against Dr. Kevin Frank. In the team best ball scramble, the first place plaques and $400 in gift cards went to the team of Steve Fent, Jeremy LaPratt, Jason Koholemainen, and Matthew Seibel by shooting a 13 under 59 and beating the second place team of Tom Seigreen, Jim Stoll, Adam Hansen, and Gary Ashley who also shot 59 for $200 in gift cards in a scorecard playoff. The third place team of Bob Weiber, Dan Redman, James (Big Dog) Kurrle, and John Strubie won $100 in gift cards.
There was a 50/50 poker game thanks to Paul Witte of Residex/Turfgrass. The best hand of the day went to the team of Scott Trbovich, Jason Farah, Marc McCoy, and Tyler Waibel with four of a kind 3’s. The pot split was $335 for their team and for the Foundation.
The putting contest was hosted by Bob and Tom Reed of Tri-Turf. MiGCSA President Jay Eccleton made the putt and won the 50/50 pot for $70. Thank you to Civitas for sponsoring the 10th hole which has been sprayed with Civitas. And everyone was raving about the Pretzel Bread Bratwurst on hole #7 and #15 sponsored by Jacobsen.
The golf course staff did a fantastic job all around. The conditions were perfect thanks to MiGCSA Members Superintendent Mike “Stubby” Nielsen, Assistant Superintendent Custer Carland, Second Assistant Superintendent Trevor Nash and Equipment Technician Pat Sullivan. Director of Golf Greg Babinec and his staff were incredible, and thank you to Scott Verstrat Food and Beverage Director and his staff that had a great box lunch and cold drinks for all of the players.
|Thank You 2011 Premiere Sponsors|