The 29th annual Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament was held on Monday, June 20, at the Waukon Golf and Country Club. Twenty-seven 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 29th annual event included: Access Systems, Beneke and Associates, Brickl Bros., Casper Plumbing and Heating, Dalco, Eide Bailey, Fidelity Bank & Trust, Finholt Construction-Tryad Design-Legacy Concrete, Freedom Bank, Gundersen Waukon Clinic and Vision Center, Hacker Nelson & Co., CPA’s, JaDecc’s & The Copy Shoppe, Kerndt Brothers Bank, LTI & Son Water Conditioning, LaMair-Mulock-Condon Company, New Albin Savings Bank, Nightingale Drug, People’s State Bank, RW Pladsen, Inc., Systems Equipment, Torkelson Motors, Waukon Dental, and Waukon State Bank.
This year, numerous prizes were donated by the following individuals and businesses: AgVantage FS, Ardie Kuhse, Aztec, Aveka, Boarder’s Inn & Suites, Bodensteiner Implement, Bud and Marge Strike, Carquest, Cunningham Hardware, Double D Liquors, Edward Jones, Epic Wear, Farm Bureau Insurance, Freedom Bank, Federal Express, Fiddler’s Green (Whalen’s), Fiesta Vallarta, Gemini Salon, German Farmers Mutual Insurance, Gordy’s Auto Body & Salvage, Green Valley Getaway, Grinnell Mutual Insurance, Gundersen Health Waukon Clinic, Hacker Nelson & Co., Hair, Body & Mind Salon & Day Spa, Hausladen’s Auto Supply, Horsfall’s Lansing Variety, Houg Chiropractic, Iowa Hospital Association, Iowa Rotocast Plastics, Iron Hill Power Sports, 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, Milty’s, Norplex Micarta, Old Rossville Store, Oneota Golf & Country Club, Peoples State Bank, Peterson’s Auto Repair, Rain or Shine Treasures, Red Geranium Floral and Gifts, S&D Café, Safehouse Saloon, Shawver Well, Silvercrest Golf and County Club, Silver Laine, Storey Kenworthy-Randy Schissel, Sycamore Floral, Swartz Law Firm, Teslow’s Formal Wear & Guest House, TriCity Golf & Country Club, UPS, Village Farm & Home-Lansing, Village Farm & Home-Waukon, Waukon Golf & Country Club, Waukon State Bank, West Side Waukon Lumber, Waukon Veterinary Service, 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 Amy Coyle and Marilyn Anderson were witnesses for these contests.
Other special hole contests and winners included the following: Closest to Pin (Hole #9) was Keeli Ward; Longest Putt (Hole #3) was Rupert Caballero; Closest to the Pin in 2 (Hole #4) was Travis Polodna and Dylan Hogan; and Longest Putt (Hole #7) was Glenn Knipfer.
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 twenty-seven 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 28th Annual Golf Tournament with a score of 63 was Jeremy and Dylan Hogan and Kevin Hanson.
The Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Board, including Rose Beardmore, Sue Blagsvedt, Mitch Duncklee, Patty Goltz, Kevin Hanson, Judy Herman, Jane Kallevang, Ardie Kuhse, Craig Lensing, Jay Mathis, Nona Sawyer, 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.