The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation raised $19,167 in cash and non-cash gifts at the Twelfth Annual Charitable Golf Tournament at Oakwood Golf Course in Houston on Sat., June 10.
Thirty-seven teams participated in the 18-hole two-person scramble which had 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. tee times.
Prizes were awarded to the top three teams in four categories—Championship Flight; A-Flight; B-Flight and C-Flight. With a hole-in-one on hole five at the course, golfers had the opportunity to win $25,000 sponsored by Justin Shelby, State Farm Insurance Agent in Houston.
Winners of the Championship Flight all shot a score of 60. Tie breaker rules were enforced for teams shooting the same score. First in Championship Flight went to Lance King and Ryan Potts, followed by Jon Williams and Greg Smith in second place, and Roger Tune and Aaron Hawkins in third place.
A-Flight winners were Ron Barton and Jordan Norfalise in first place with a 64, followed by Roger Tune and Denna Tune in second with a 65. Third place winners, Gary Clinton and Kelly Lowe, also shot a 65.
Winners of the B-Flight were Jay Loveland and Lynn Loveland with a 70. Finishing second were Preston Wade and Devin Wiseman with a 71. Also with a 71 but coming in third were Ralph Pennington and Tanner Carter.
C-Flight winners were Scott Crump and Chuck Hicks with a 75. Bill Hartwig and Chris Nelson also shot a 75 but came in second place. Danny Lansdown and Dr. Lynn Hauenstein finished third with a 76.
First and second place winners in all flights received cash prizes and trophies. Third place winners in all flights received a cash prize.
Mary Armstrong and Gary Lee were the women’s and men’s longest putt contest winners.
Men’s and women’s longest drive winners were Roger Tune and Denna Tune.
A “Vegas Par 3” closest to the pin contest was hosted and sponsored by Dr. Jim Perry, OD. Preston Wade and Kelly Lowe won the contest.
“The Big Advantage” on the fourth hole allowed golfers to move up within 150 yards of the putting green and was sponsored by Wehr Ford/Wehr RV in Mountain Grove. The game could reduce golf scores and included a closest to the pin contest. John Williams was “The Big Advantage” winner.
Jay Gentry, TCMH Healthcare Foundation director, noted that the funds generated by the golf tournament will be used to fund scholarships for healthcare related educational fields and to provide resources for capital projects.
“We almost filled all of the available team slots, and we received numerous sponsorships from individuals and businesses for the tournament,” Gentry said. “Both factors help make a great tournament.”
Gentry noted that the tournament also received corporate sponsorships from Emergency Medical Care, LLC; Home State Health; Missouri Foundation for Health, and USA Radiology Management along with support from many other businesses.
“The sponsorships and support also allow us to put on a tournament with a lot of amenities for the participants,” Gentry said. He also thanked the numerous volunteers and the staff at Oakwood for their time and efforts on behalf of the Foundation’s tournament.
“Some of our winners also donated their winnings back to the Foundation, which we greatly appreciate,” Gentry said. “The Foundation is a local charity and all of the money we receive for the Foundation will remain in the county.”
The TCMH Healthcare Foundation is the non-profit organization with a mission to ensure the quality of healthcare services for children, women, and men at Texas County Memorial Hospital. Funding for the Foundation comes from grateful patients and their families, community members and groups, and businesses that value healthcare in our area. A board of community leaders from across the county directs the TCMH Healthcare Foundation and the funds held by the Foundation.
“Once again, this tournament has been very successful for the Healthcare Foundation,” Gentry said.
The TCMH Healthcare Foundation plans to hold the golf tournament fundraiser again in 2018.