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29th Annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic A Huge Success

The 29th annual Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic is in the books as a record breaking event having attracted the most entries ever, according to the chairman, Mr. Kerry Ferguson.

This year's event had 36 four-person teams for a total of 144 golfers, the most ever.

Ferguson said, "It was truly a great day for the foundation with this great turnout. We had near perfect weather the entire day, I think everyone enjoyed themselves, and all of the volunteer helpers did such a good job.

"I want to also thank Jeremy Williams and his crew for having the course in such good condition, and Chad Wise and his staff for all they do to handle the scoring and making sure all of the golfers' wants and needs are taken care of. And most of all, I want to thank all of the golfers who competed and made this year so special."

This year's winning team was Kenny Greenwood, Jeff Greenwood, Chuck Christensen and Dave Wolf,  sponsored by Wolf Automotive, with a winning score of 58!

There was a tie for the next two spots decided by a scorecard playoff leaving the team of Luke Vasler, Coy Malcom, Jim McGuro, and Steven Caldwell to claim 2nd place with their round of 60. The all-Ferguson team of Charles, Kendall, Michael and Tracia took home 3rd place honors.

There were flag prizes on all 18 holes with Mike Winstrom closest to the Walker on hole number 1. Mark Daum was closest to the Diaper on hole 2. No winner on number 3, which was a hole in one although Mark Daum came within 7 inches of achieving this goal. Mark Anderson was closest to the water without going in on hole 4. Tom Southard was closest to the IV Stand on hole 5 for anyone 65 years or older. Caleb Reuter had longest putt on hole 6. Susie Fornstrom had longest putt on hole 7. Stephanie Pedersen had longest drive in fairway for women only on hole 8.

Teresa Anthony had shortest drive in fairway for women only on hole 10. Luke Vasler was closest to the wheelchair on hole 11. Johnathan Brown had the longest birdie putt on hole 12. Sherry Winstrom was the closest to the commode on hole 13. Kinnie Reuter had the longest putt for women only on hole 14. Tracia Ferguson had the closest 2nd shot to the pin from off the green on hole 15. Ed Kunkel had closest chip from off the green on hole 16. Bill Hinton had closest tee shot on hole 17. Jess Panyaon had longest putt for anyone 65 and older on hole 18.

There were some additional fun and an interesting contest this year with Jesse McManus of Cheyenne winning the putting contest.

Who Wants To Be

A Millionaire?

Wolf Automotive sponsored a ONE MILLION DOLLAR HOLE-IN-ONE contest this year that was certainly one of the highlights!

The 10 closest shots on the green on hole number 3 qualified for a chance to hole out from 165 yards on hole number nine and there were some clothes shots – but none as close as Krys Pedersen, who actually saw her shot roll to the pin and lip out of the hole!

Krys, a former employee of Kimball Health Services for several years, came within less than an inch of winning ONE MILLION DOLLARS!

In this same contest, Jesse McManus was the winner of an American Flag golf bag sponsored by Clever RX – Kendall and Charles Ferguson in a drawing held among the 10 qualifiers of the one million dollar hole-in-one contest.

The day concluded with the drawing for the winners of some top prizes donated for a raffle with tickets sold to those who wished to participate and help the cause. The cause being to raise additional money to be used to help purchase a new heart defibrillator/monitor for use in the emergency room at Kimball Health Services.

Susie Fornstrom was the winner of a Traeger Pro Pellet grill from Hometown Hardware, co-sponsored by Joe and Deb Fennell, Rollie Hager, and John and Missy Moritz.

Ken and Cynthia Hunter donated four 65-inch Ultra HD TVs and four lucky winners who purchased raffle tickets were Randy Bohac, Deb Fennell, Brian Thacker, and Mike Downey.

I also need to mention that all golfers were treated to an excellent barbecue hamburger lunch complete with all the goodies prior to the shotgun start at 12 noon, and all the men golfers were given a Titleist cap and the ladies all got visors.

Once again, it was a great day for the golfers with a perfect weather day and an awesome golf course to challenge them. Kerry Ferguson and all of his helpers did a great job of handling everything with the help of Four Winds Pro Chad Wise and his staff, and the most important end result was the money raised for the purchase of the heart defibrillator/monitor for the emergency room at Kimball Health Services.

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