COLE CAMP – Nearly 70 golfers braved the rain and cold to help raise $5,500 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri on Saturday Oct. 5 at Triple Creek Golf Course. Funds raised from the second annual ‘Last Swing Before Spring’ will support Club programming in Cole Camp.
“The hope the Club gives all of its members was more than enough reason to tolerate the rain and cold,” said golfer (and Club Board of Directors Vice President) Darren Pannier. “I’m always happy to have the opportunity to support the Club and build relationships with folks who aren’t familiar with Club programs. The chance to do some golfing is just an added bonus.”
“We were concerned that the weather might put a damper on our turnout,” said Senior Resource Development Specialist Melissa Boeschen. “Fortunately, supporters of the Club put our worries to rest as soon as registration opened. Every single team that registered showed up to play.” In addition to the tournament, golfers raised funds through a raffle which included signed items from PGA legend Tom Watson.
“We owe a huge thanks to all of our sponsors,” said Boeschen. “W-K Chevrolet stepped up as our event sponsor once again this year and we can’t thank Ken Weymuth and his team enough. Each of our sponsors means a great deal to us, and we’re thankful to each of them for supporting us.” Those sponsors also include Barnes Rotary Well Drilling, Septagon, Farmers Mutual Insurance of Cole Camp, the Cole Camp Jaycees, Third National Bank, Melville Antiques and Melville Properties, Co-Ca Damen and Krazy Kiddos.
Walt Heisterberg’s team took first place in the A-Flight with a score of 59, Darren Pannier’s team took second in A-Flight with a score of 60, and John McConnell’s team took third in A-Flight with a score of 61. Matt Melville’s team led the way in B-Flight with a score of 65, Max Mitchell’s team took second in B-Flight with a score of 66, and Brian Anderson’s team took third in B-Flight with a score of 69.