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26th Annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic huge success


August 17, 2017

Tom Southard/Western Nebraska Observer

Winners of the 26th annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic pose with their gift basket. From left to right, Gary Haack, Randy Bohac, Steve Linn, and Bert Linn.

The 26th annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic was held this past Saturday at the Four Winds Golf Course and was termed "A Huge Success" by Kerry Ferguson, the man in charge. A total of 112 golfers, or 28 four person teams, enjoyed the nice day that dampened a free golfers at the tail end of the day when a brief rain storm swept through, but there were no complaints.

This year's winning team was the team of Randy Bohac, Steve Linn, Bert Linn, and Gary Haack shooting a winning round of 58. The second place team, just one stroke back, was Mike Petko Jr., Dave Wolf, Chuck Christensen, and Kenny Greenwood with their round of 59, and the third place team with a score of 60 was the Vince's Corner team of Henry Heeg, Jr., Brett McCarville, Jeff Greenwood and Keith Staehr.

The day started out with a lunch and registration followed by a shotgun start at 12 noon. Along with flag prizes on each and every hole, there were also many raffle prizes awarded. Chuck Christensen was the winner of a Drone Quadricopter in the putting contest drawing, donated by Spectrum Reach. Michael Reuter won a Treager Pro pellet grill donated by Bonnie Risk. Ken and Cynthia Hunter donated four 55 inch Ultra HD TV sets and the winners names drawn were Melissa Prante, Evan Smith, Michael Ferguson, and Larry Snyder. Tickets were sold for a chance to win one of the TV sets, and the grill.

In the flag prizes category, with all of the prizes donated, were Katie Hays with closest drive to a walker on hole 1, Judie Brighton closest drive to a diaper on hole 2, Dillon Wise closest to the water on hole 4, Shirley Crossman closest drive to an IV stand on hole 5, and Jim Eddington long putt on hole 6. Troy Hill had the long put on hole 7, Lindsey Maas longest drive for women on hole 8, Troy Hill long drive in fairway for anyone on hole 9, Tori Engram shortest drive in fairway for women only on hole 10, Shirley Crossman closest to the wheelchair on hole 11, and Kelly Garrett longest birdie putt on hole 12. Lanny Larsen had the closest drive to the commode on hole 12. Ann Wynne the longest putt for women only on hole 14, Darrin Lonsdale closest second shot from off the green on hole 15, Jan Bashaw closest chip from off the green on hole 16, Charles Ferguson closest tee shot to the pin on hole 17, and Don Trofholz had the longest putt for anyone 65 and older on hole 18.

The proceeds from this year's tournament will be used to purchase four new examination tables for Kimball Health Services according to Foundation Director Kerry Ferguson. Ferguson thanked everyone who participated in any way, including all of the donors and all of the players plus all of the people who worked hard to make this year's Classic a success. As expected, the course was in near perfect condition thanks to Jeremy Williams and his staff, and Four Winds Pro Chad Wise and his staff made sure things ran smoothly and all golfers were taken care of. The 26th annual Foundation Classic is in the books and the 27th annual is already in the planning stage.


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