Blowing snow and high winds greeted the six brave soles who took on the rough conditions to battle for the honor of having their names placed on the all important McPherson Optimist Golf trophy.
Actually, the weather wasn't all that bad. The temperature at tee time was in thehigh 30's and gradually made it up near 50 degrees by he end of the round. No snow, no high winds. Just a very slight breeze and sun, which made it really nice.
The Optimists played a two person scramble, and everyone was able to play in one group. A lot of amazing things happened, including a tee shot by Jack Rader that literally was caught in the branch of a tree, Dennis Shaw "accidentally" running over a golf ball in the fairway, a 50 foot birdie putt made by Chad Clark, and a chip in to save par after hitting a tee shot in the water on hole number 16 by Bob Baldwin.
The team of Ardie Streit and Jack Rader pulled out the win, and Chad Clark had the closest to the pin on both hole number 2 and hole number 15. This concludes the golf for 2016. We hope to see you on the course next spring!
The 2016 GIFT program is underway. Many volunteer opportunitues are available. This is one of the most impactful activities the McPherson Optimist Club does each year. Please click on the Sign Up link in the left-hand menu and choose some times you can volunteer to help make a great holday for the youth in our community.
To Sign Up to volunteer - Sign up to Volunteer for an Event
To learn more about the GIFT program - Gifts Intended for Teens (GIFT)
Don't put away your golf clubs just yet! You have another chance to have your name put on the Optimist Club Golf Trophy. We will play on Saturday, November 19, at Turkey Creek beginning at 11 am. The entry fee is $10 per player, and you pay your own fees. We usually share carts. Please make plans to join us.
Please help us in congratulating Jerry and Carol Fithin. They were honored with the 2016 Optimist of the year award. Jerry and Carol are true Optimists. Jerry and Carol both have been involved in club leadership, Jerry has taken on a leadership role with the MAC Classic, and they generally get involved in about every club project. Thank you Jerry and Carol for all of your dedication to the youth of our community.
Please see the Thank You leter we received from Circles of McPherson County.