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By Tom Southard
Jock Talk 

Father's Day Golf, All Star Scramble Set To Tee Off

 


Another friendly reminder that the upcoming Father’s Day Golf Classic 3-Man Scramble tournament will be held Father’s Day weekend, June 20-21, at the Four Winds Golf Course in Kimball.

Chairman Randy Bohac provided some additional information this week as he looks for more entries to get everything set up.

“This tournament began, and was started by the former Kimball Men’s Country Club league, and has continued with the support and help of the Thursday Night Men’s League,” he said. “This tournament requires no handicap and is a great time to have the opportunity to play with family and friend in a fun format.

“As of last Saturday the number of teams signed up was up to 28 with golfers coming from California, Arizona, Wyoming, Texas, Oregon, Virginia, and Colorado, along with the Nebraska entries.”

A reminder, if you need carts, especially for safety concerns, please call ahead to the Pro Shop. Saturday play begins at noon with a shotgun start and Sunday play has a 9 a.m. start time. Flights are determined by Saturday play.

Deadline is fast approaching as the number of teams will be limited to address safety concerns over the coronavirus situation and social distancing will be enforced both days, on and around the course, according to Randy.

All Star Scramble

Another important golf tournament to be held tomorrow (Friday) is the West Nebraska All Star Volleyball and Football 4-person scramble at the Scottsbluff Country Club Golf Course, and it will involve several of our Kimball area people.

Shane Hays, former standout Kimball High athlete who has been involved with All Star games for several years, is currently president of the All Star Association and initiated this fundraising scramble as a way to reunite members of the all-star games who were players, coaches, board members, officials, etc.

“We get lots of help financially from the business owners of the area, but I thought this would be a chance for All Star players and coaches, etc., to get together and have some fun and also give back to the association,” he said. “With the COVID-19, if we are able to have the games this year, we are going to have to house the All Stars in motels, and in years past it has run about $40,000 to put this event on. It could run more this year.”

I already know some of the Kimball area former All Stars who plan to participate, including Henry Heeg, Kendall Ferguson, and members of the Mark Daum family, as Mark and son played in the All Star games.

And how about the Keith Staehr family, as they will have a four man scramble team made up of Dad and his three sons, Jon, Joel and Jay. Keith coached All Star teams, and Jon and Jay played in All Star games and Joel was selected but was not able to after suffering a broken leg during regular season play.

The Daum team was to consist of Mark, sons Jake and Colton, along with Kendall Ferguson. President Hays said he had 32 teams signed up as of this past Monday and was hoping for 36.

 

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