September 22, 2005

Timber Ridge Fall Scramble Raises $5,000 For Golf Course

The 9th Annual Timber Ridge Fall Scramble brought a total of 17 four-player teams to the Memphis golf course Wednesday, September 14th to compete in the 18-hole tournament.

The Great River Amusement team took home top honors winning the championship flight, finishing 10 under par with a 58. They took the tie-breaker from Stine Seed, which also shot a 58. The squad from Community Bank of Memphis won third place with a 59.

The A Flight went to the Memphis Democrat team of Bob Schultz, Dennis Robertson, Bob Newman and Max Eggleston. The Memphis players shot a five-under-par 63. The team sponsored by Kirksville Auto Glass finished second with a 65 followed by Ag-Co Ag Chemical with a 66.

A total of $1,200 in prize money was paid out to the six top finishing teams, who in turn donated the money back to the golf course to assist in the fund-raiser.

But the players didn’t leave empty-handed thanks to a number of gracious sponsors that supplied cash and prizes for a variety of skills contests on each hole.

John Ed Luther took home four golf towels courtesy of Memphis Lumber Co. on hole #1 with the drive closest to the 100-yard marker.

Dale Bogel won a prize from The Catfish Place for the shortest drive used by his team on hole #2. Terry Moon sank the longest putt of the day on hole #2 to win a dozen golf balls and an umbrella from Pepsi-Cola Memphis Bottling Co.

There was $100 cash resting on hole #3 for the drive closest to the pin. Max Eggleston cashed in the front nine while Mike Gorom was the lucky winner on the back nine. The prizes were made available by Memphis Lumber Co. and State Farm Insurance – Brett L. Brewer.

Hole #4 saw Bob Schultz take home a dozen golf balls and an umbrella from Pepsi for the longest putt of the day.

Dennis Robertson hit the tee shot closest to the 150-yard stake on hole #5 to win four golf towels from Parker Print and Pray. Gorom got another prize when he made the second shot closest to the pin to win a dozen golf balls from Gas & More.

There were two contests on hole #6. Gary Walter won two dinners at The Catfish Place with the tee shot closest to the 100-yard marker while Donnie Middleton won $50 from the V.F.W. with the longest putt of the afternoon.

Gary Dial put his team closest to an eagle on hole #7 winning the four players a hooded sweatshirt courtesy of Parker Print and Pray.

Hole #8 was sponsored by the First Tee Hole in One Card. Players that purchased the $20 card were eligible to win a 3-day/ 2-night trip to World Golf Village in Florida for the tee shot closest to the pin.

Roman Schoole put his shot just five feet three inches from the hole, but unfortunately did not purchase a card so he won a dozen golf balls instead.

Gary Walter had to get one foot wet to hit his second shot but it earned him a prize from Scotland County Lanes for the drive closest to the pond. Chipper Harris drained the longest putt on hole number nine to win two steak dinners from Keith’s Café.

Paul Rueschel was the best putter among the nearly 70 golfers as he was crowned the champion of the Bentz GM Country putting contest to win $100. Chipper Harris finished second to win $50.

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