The 26th annual Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament was held on Monday, June 17 at the Waukon Golf and Country Club. Twenty-five teams of three participated in this tournament. Each team enjoyed 18 holes of golf plus lunch and dinner prepared by Rich Schulte, Marge and Bud Strike, 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 26th annual event included: Access Systems, Avadyne Health, Casper Plumbing and Heating, CPSI, Coverys/MHA Insurance, Dalco, EideBaily, Lamar Advertising Company, Freedom Bank, Gundersen Waukon Clinic, Hartig Drug, Henkel Construction/Accord Architecture, Kerndt Brothers Bank, LC Signs, LaMair-Mulock-Condon Company, Mayo Clinic Health System, New Albin Savings Bank, RW Pladsen, Inc., Systems Equipment, Torkelson Motors of Waukon, Waukon Dental, and Waukon State Bank.
This year, the numerous prizes were donated by the following individuals and businesses: AgVantage FS, Alliant Energy, Bemiss Distributing, Bodensteiner Implement, Bud and Marge Strike, Brian Rodman, Builders First Choice, Carquest, Coverys/MHA Insurance, Cunningham Hardware, Dave’s Gus & Tony’s, Double D Liquors, Dr. Larry Barthel, Edward Jones, Epic Wear, Farm Bureau Insurance, Freedom Bank, Federal Express, Fiddler’s On the Green (Whalen’s), Fiesta Vallarta, German Farmers Mutual Insurance, Goodfella’s, Gordy’s Auto Body, Green Valley Getaway, Grinnell Mutual Insurance, Gundersen Health Waukon Clinic, Hacker Nelson & Co., Hausladen’s Auto Supply, Horsfall’s Lansing Variety, Houg Chiropractic, Jet’s Meats, Jim’s Appliance, Kerndt Brothers Bank, Kim’s Klassic Kuts, Krambeer Barber Shop, KolGol, Kristi’s Stylesetter Salon, Larre’s Service and Repair, Leiran Auto Repair, Martin Funeral Home, Main Channel, McMillan Muffler, Milty’s, Norplex Micarta, Old Dominion Freight Lines, Old Rossville Store, Oneota Golf & Country Club, Pepsi Cola Bottling, Peterson’s Auto Repair, Red Geranium Floral and Gifts, Regi & Denise Tysland, S&D Café, Silvercrest Golf & Country Club, Stoney Creek Inn, Steve Duffy, Sycamore Floral, System’s Equipment, Teslow’s for Men, TriCity Golf & Country Club, UPS, Upper Iowa Insurance, Village Farm & Home-Lansing, Village Farm & Home-Waukon, Waukon Banquet Center, Waukon City Club, Waukon Golf & Country Club, Waukon Greenhouse, Waukon Harley Davidson, 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 Dennis Dahlstrom and Duane Dewalle were witnesses for these contests.
Other special hole contests and winners included the following: Closest to Pin (Hole #9) was Paul Promnitz, Longest Putt (Hole #3) was also Paul Promnitz; Closest to the Pin in 2 (Hole #4) was Trent Mitchell; and Longest Putt (Hole #7) was Jim Strike. In addition a special putting contest was held this year with Jeremy Kolsrud as the winner.
Many other businesses and individuals pitched in to help with the food expenses and preparation, including Quillin’s Food Ranch, Casey’s, Fareway, Kwik Star, Bud and Marge Strike, Rich Schulte, and the entire Foundation Board.
The twenty-five 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 26th Annual Golf Tournament with a score of 60 was team “Three Strikes” consisting of Jim Strike, Rich Strike and Aaron Strike.
The Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation, including Sue Blagsvedt, Rose Beardmore, Amy Cote’, Jane Dietrich, Mitch Duncklee, Jackie Halverson, Kevin Hanson, Ardie Kuhse, Bev Larson-Needham, Craig Lensing, Jay Mathis, Nona Sawyer, Nancy Schoh, Breanna Sommer, Kevin Stinn, Kim Sylvester, Matt Teslow and Kay Zimmerman, sponsor this annual golf tournament at the Waukon Golf and Country Club in June of each year.