We are happy to announce the 9th annual CGF Fundraising Tournament!
When Jefferson City failed to field a team for this year’s Boyce-Digges Challenge Match, Aaron Wier and John Weston came up with a unique event to fill the vacant slot on the golf calendar: a match between 12 wily veterans (over 50) and 12 long-hitting youngsters (under 50).
The Ryder Cup styled tournament was played over two glorious fall days (October 15 &16) at the Country Club of Missouri on Saturday and Columbia Country Club on Sunday. Weston, a former State Amateur and City champion, and Wier, a recreation specialist at A.L. Gustin Golf Course, served as captains for their respective teams.
Saturday’s Best Ball Match Play proved to be the difference in the final result. The “Young Guns” took four of the six matches for a commanding lead over the “Seasoned Veterans”. But the result belies how close Saturday’s matches were, as four came down to the 18th hole. Sunday’s 12 “heads-up” matches were split 6-6.
The “Young Guns”
FRONT ROW (L-R): Jake White, Aaron Wier, Ryan Schultz (with trophy), Brian Lillevold, Jeff Pope & David McDonald. BACK ROW (L-R): Chase Venn, Jack Parker, Ross Steelman & Tim Parkinson. Not pictured: Noah Anderson and Shane Bratkowski.
HUDSON DUBINSKI WINS 2016 CITY TITLE
As in the past few years, a youngster defeated the best players Columbia has to offer when Hudson Dubinski, a 16-year old junior to be at Rock Bridge, shot a final round 71 ( 1-under) at The Club at Old Hawthorne.
He wrapped up the 3-day City Championship at 211, also 1-under par to claim the Rex Dillow Cup.
Mike Wilson used a hot start at A.L. Gustin on Friday to jump the competition in the Senior Division; and he closed the deal Sunday at Old Hawthorne, his home track, to win the Jim McKinney Cup for golfers between the ages of 50 and 65.
Don Steele won his second straight Super Senior title (for players over 65) with a birdie on #1, the first playoff hole against runner-up Bob Hutton. The two tied at 220 (+8) for the 3-day tournament.
Hudson Dubinski (R) accepts the Mike Wilson (L) accepts the Jim Don Steele (L) accepts his 2nd
Dillow Cup from John Weston McKinney Cup from Dee Sanders consecutive Super Senior Trophy
The Tri-Hog Invitational, benefitting the Columbia Golf Foundation’s Golf in Schools Program, was held at Columbia Country Club on September 30th. The event was a major success, with 104 golfers participating!
The day began with a lunch of roasted hog prepared by Smokin Chicks Barbeque.
Following that was a bagpipe serenade.
Right before heading to the course, the golfers were treated to the singing of the National Anthem by CGF Golf in Schools instructors Laura Kraft and Gary Mills. The CGF crew has many talents, and they were spectacular!
Following the round and the awards ceremony, the participants were shuttled to the Roots and Blues Festival.
Thank you to all who participated. Proceeds go to fund the Columbia Golf Foundation Golf in Schools Program, which provides golf demonstration and instruction in PE programs K-8 in a 10-city area in Mid-Missouri. The communities CGF serves are: Auxvasse, Boonville, Centralia, Hallsville, Harrisburg, Hatton, Mexico, Moberly, Sturgeon, and Williamsburg.
At the 2016 Hall of Fame Banquet the Tri-Hogs presented a REALLY BIG check to Columbia Golf Foundation.
We hope to see everyone, and more, in 2017!
It’s Fore the Kids!