The 30th annual Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament was held on Monday, June 19, at the Waukon Golf and Country Club. A record 36 teams of three participated in this tournament. Each team enjoyed 18 holes of golf plus lunch and dinner prepared by Rich Schulte, Bud and Marge Strike and Family, and the Foundation Directors.
The Foundation gives credit for the success of this tournament to the many local businesses that provide great prizes so everyone participating wins. Plus many businesses serving this area contribute as hole sponsors to the tournament making it an enjoyable, community-wide event.
The hole sponsors for this 30th annual event included: Allen Real Estate Co., Beneke & Associates, Brickl Bros., Casper Plumbing & Heating, Christensen Electric, Dalco, Eide Bailly, Finholt Construction – Tryad Design, Freedom Bank, Gundersen Health-Waukon Medical and Eye Clinics, Hacker Nelson & Co., CPA’s, InVision Architecture, Irv & Chris Fosaaen, JaDecc’s & The Copy Shoppe, Kerndt Brothers Bank, Kol-Gol, Inc., LaMair-Mulock-Condon, Co., L.T.I. & Son Water Conditioning, Lutz, New Albin Savings Bank, Nightingale Drug, Northgate Care Center, Peoples State Bank, RW Pladsen, Inc., Systems Equipment, Torkelson Motors, Waterville Bar & Grill, Waukon Dental, Waukon State Bank, and Winona Heating & Ventilating.
This year, numerous prizes were donated by the following individuals and businesses: AgVantage FS, AJ’s Steakhouse, A-Ok Well Service, Beneke & Associates, Bud and Marge Strike, Carquest, Cunningham Hardware, Decorah Bank and Trust, Dollar Fresh, Edward Jones, Elkader Golf and Country Club, Epic Wear, Farm Bureau Insurance, Federal Express, Fiddler’s Green (Whalen’s), Fidelity Bank, Freedom Bank, Gemini Salon, German Farmers Mutual Insurance, Goodfella’s, Gordy’s Auto Body & Salvage, Green Valley Getaway, Gundersen Health Waukon Clinic, Hacker Nelson & Co., Hair, Body & Mind Salon & Day Spa, Hausladen’s Auto Supply, Hello Sunshine, Horsfall’s Lansing Variety, Houg Chiropractic, Iowa Rotocast Plastics, Iron Hill Power Sports, Jet’s Meats, Lid’s Restaurant, Kerndt Brothers Bank, KNEI Radio, Krambeer Barber Shop, Kristi’s Stylesetter Salon, Larre’s Service and Repair, Leiran Auto Repair, Martin Grau Funeral Home, McMillan Muffler, Norplex Micarta, Old Rossville Store, Oneota Golf & Country Club, Paws Up Pet Supplies, Peoples State Bank, Pepsi Cola Bottling, Peterson’s Auto Repair, Port Side Bar & Grill, Red Geranium Floral and Gifts, Riverland Expressions, River Run Pub & Grub, S&D Café, S.E.W.-Linda Berger Mahr, Silvercrest Golf and Country Club, Silver Laine, Spillway Supper Club, State Farm Insurance, Sycamore Floral, Swartz Law Firm, Teslow’s Formal Wear & Guest House, TriCity Golf & Country Club, UPS, Uptown Grill, Village Farm & Home-Lansing, Village Farm & Home-Waukon, Waterville Bar & Grill, Waukon Park & Rec, Waukon State Bank, Waukon Veterinary Service, West Side Waukon Lumber, Wings Supper Club and WW Homestead Dairy.
Special hole-in-one contests were sponsored by Farm Bureau Agents Wade Bucknell and Andy Moore, and also by Waukon Implement. Volunteers Marilyn Anderson and Ann Rademaker were witnesses for these contests.
Other special hole contests and winners included the following: Closest to Pin (Hole #9) was Tyler O’Neill; Longest Putt (Hole #3) was Dave Mayer; Closest to the Pin in 2 (Hole #4) was Brennen Clark; and Longest Putt (Hole #7) was Darwin Schlake.
Many other businesses and individuals pitched in to help with the food expenses and preparation, including Quillin’s Food Ranch, Fareway, Kwik Star, Casey’s, Bud and Marge Strike and Family, Rich Schulte, and the entire Foundation Board.
The 36 teams participating in the tournament consisted of three people each who played a best shot tournament. The winner of the Veterans Memorial Hospital Health Care Foundation’s 30th Annual Golf Tournament with a score of 61 was Dylan Stegen, Lee Stegen and Tharin Benson.
The Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Board, including Rose Beardmore, Sue Blagsvedt, Vicki Bloxham, Mitch Duncklee, Patty Goltz, Kevin Hanson, Dan Headington, Judy Herman, Jane Kallevang, Ardie Kuhse, Craig Lensing, Jay Mathis, Mike McMullen, Becky Mitchell, Nancy Schoh, Kim Sylvester, Matt Teslow and Kay Zimmerman, sponsor this annual golf tournament at the Waukon Golf and Country Club in June of each year.