So far we’re 2 for 2 vs. the weather people, although the decision to go to a scramble format surely helped us at this meeting. The weather turned rough as our members headed for home. Hoping all made it with little issue.
Our meeting started with a presentation by Derek Nees, Project Manager for Brotcke Well and Pump. It was a great presentation with some good questions asked, we always feel a speaker has been successful when there is good discussions between the speaker and attendees.
We followed that with a pizza bar lunch presented by the Island Green Kitchen Staff. We announced the teams and off we went, honestly hoping to get at least 9 holes in. We did get some showers on the back 9, enough so to put the rain gear on, but it ended quickly, and we finished all 18 just in time. (I think the rain did not want to see my Florida State umbrella).
Winners were, in first place, Team Slaughter, who took advantage of the local knowledge of our host, Toby Burkhart, superintendent at Island Green, the team work of Twin Oaks Superintendent and Assistant, Tye Heidbreder and Jay Butler, Lee Davis, Superintendent from Randel-Hinkle G.C. in Mt. Grove, and team capt. and pro golfer, Mark Slaughter, from one of our Gold Partners, GreensPro. Second place in a tie, (with the tie breaker, handicap holes), the team of Maron Towse, superintendent at Schifferdecker G.C. in Joplin, Barry Siems, professional check casher, and owner of Gold Partner, Precision Turf, Bubby Oliver, retired, and Chad Short, superintendent at Mt. Vernon Municipal G.C. In third place was the team of Russell Cole, turf equipment salesperson with Kansas Golf and Turf (KGT), Jim Pyle, superintendent at Ledgestone C.C., Eugene Jesse, assistant superintendent at Osage National, and OTA president and superintendent at Fremont Hills C.C. Sam Richart. We are seeing some repeat winners, just wondering if we will have to supply them with 1099’s at the end of the year? Thanks to our Gold and Silver Partners who make the meetings affordable and help with the prize fund.
Much thanks to our host Toby Burkart, his assistant Jason Spragg, and all members of the Island Green C.C. team!
Our next meeting with be at Silo Ridge C.C. on May 23rd. It is our Scholarship and Research outing, we will get more details out next week, but start getting your team together!
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