Caddyshack Golf Tourney Winners from left to right: Gary Brown, John Coleman, & Dave Thomas
The weather was touch and go in the morning, but ended up perfect for those playing in last Friday’s annual West Plains Chamber of Commerce Caddyshack Classic Golf Tournament. Thirty-three 3-person scramble teams began Shot-Gun style at the West Plains Country Club to vie for over $3,000.00 in prizes, and a chance to make a hole in one shot for a ‘Mega Motorsports $8,500.00 2017 Mark Martin Edition Spartan Lawn Mower’. Golfers began the tournament with a ‘Burton Creek/Westgate-Carol Jones Realty/Ozarks Medical Center Lunch’ and took warm ups on the ‘West Plains Bank & Trust Company Driving Range and Putting Green’. Each Golfer received a Remax Connection Tournament gift bag as well as a sleeve of balls for each golfer provided by Savor Grill & BBQ. Water and sport drinks were provided compliments of Ozarks Coca-Cola.
Tony Freidt was the big winner of the ‘Wade Insurance Callaway Laser Rangefinder’ raffle. The winners of the ‘Quality Floors Longest Drive Competition’ were Cathy Roberts for the women and Seth Johnson for the men. Janson Jordan and Kimberly Grennan took the men’s and women’s honors as the ‘Mich Ultra Closest to the Pin’ champions. Seth Johnson and Jeannie Cox cleaned up in the ‘Southern Hills Shopping Center Longest Putt’ contest. There were no winners in the ‘Mega Motorsports 2017 Mark Martin Edition Spartan Lawn Mower , ‘Community First Banking Company Nike Fly Irons’, ‘Schultz, Wood & Rapp, P.C. Kindle Fire HDX’ or ‘Ozark Radio Network $500 Visa Gift Card’ Hole-In-One Contests. The winning teams were:
1st The team of Dave Thomas, John Coleman & Gary Brown
2nd The team of Jonathan Bergman, Robert Butler & Todd Rose
3rd The team of Darren Petrus, Ron Murray & James Jones
1st The team of David Cox, Jeannie Cox & Cathy Roberts
2nd The team of Greg Beykirch, Brandon Floyd & David Pointer
3rd The team of Todd Menz, Donna Dobbs & Colt Johnson
1st The team of Kristi Lansdown, Randy Shipley & Suzanne Cooley
2nd The team of Tony Freidt, Jason McCollum & Shane Donahue
3rd The team of David Snodgras, Dave Strosnider & Mike Morrison
The Annual Caddyshack Tournament fundraiser supplements members’ dues to support Chamber programs and seminars, member benefits, economic development initiatives and community events for the city. Chamber Director, Jessica Collins, had high praises for Caddyshack Tournament Committee members Sonja Stauffer and Lana Snodgras and volunteers Mallory Prewett, Angie Menz, Ann Marie Newberry, Justin Jones, Cynthia Haigler, Jessica Harper, Judy Ingalsbe, Bobby Pankey and Noah Becker, adding “The key to the success of this tournament is our volunteers’ hard work and dedication.”
Collins thanked everyone who played in and sponsored the tournament and added “Chamber members sponsoring holes and donating gift bag and raffle prizes included; ABC Home Furnishings/ Carpet One, Adams Construction Company, AirMedCare Network, Arvest Bank, B and B Pest Control, Boyce & Bynum Laboratories, Inc., Brill Title Company, Brooke Haven Healthcare, Brotherton Propane, Brown Furniture & Appliance, Burton Creek Pharmacy, Burton Creek Rural Clinic, Butler Heating & Air, C & K Clothing, Captain D’s Seafood, Caterpillar, Inc., Cawvey’s Electric Motor, City of West Plains, Colton’s Steakhouse & Grill, Culligan Water, Dairy Queen, Davidson Insurance, Dennis’ Specialty Cuts, Donahue Roofing Inc., Downtown Antique Mall, Edward Jones – Jay Padgett, Edward Jones – Kevin Gleghorn, Elks Lodge #2418, Fidelity Communications, LLC, Glass Sword Cinema, Great Rivers Distributing, Grennan Communications Company, Grisham Properties, Gullic-Swope Insurance Agency, Hardee’s, Hart Family Eyecare, Heart of the Ozarks Medical Equipment, Heroes Coffee, Hire Well Now, Hirsch Feed & Farm Supply, Hospice Compassus, K Kountry/The Gift, Kemmons Wilson Insurance Group, Mayfield Auto Repair, McDonald’s of West Plains, McFarland Spine & Sport Company, Meeks Building Center, Mulligans Package Store, Ozark Café, Ozark Electrical Solutions, Ozark Hills Inn, Physical Therapy Specialists Clinic, Rental Supply, Richards Brothers Feed Store/Mill, RKL Construction, Ruby Tuesday, Savor Grill & BBQ, Shelter Insurance – Dave Thomas, Sheridan & Sheridan LLC, Silver Springs Storage, Skillet’s Family Café, Southern Bank, Steve Bunn Construction LLC, Steven Privette, Attorney at Law, Stewart-Morrison Redi-Mix, Tin and Lace Boutique & Home Décor, T.J.’s Pub & Grill, United Country/Missouri Ozarks Realty, Welch, Couch & Company, Westlake ACE Hardware, West Plains Country Club Pro Shop-Will Hartenstein, West Plains Family Chiropractic LLC, West Plains Propane, West Plains Savings & Loan, West Plains Surgery Center, Wiley Insurance Agency, LLC, and Wood & Huston Bank.
“We take our hat off to all of our sponsors and players,” said Collins, adding, “Their generosity and support of this tournament allows the Chamber continued involvement in member and community programs.”