The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation raised $16,900 in cash and non-cash gifts June 8 at its 14th annual charitable golf tournament at Oakwood Golf Club in Houston.
Thirty-eight teams participated in the 18-hole, two-person scramble. Prizes were awarded to the top three teams in four categories: Championship flight; A-flight; B-flight and C-flight. With a hole-in-one on hole five at the course, golfers had the opportunity to win $10,000 sponsored by Justin Shelby, State Farm Insurance agent in Houston.
Roger Tune and Jordan Slayton shot a 58 to win the championship flight. Steve Slick and Lee Smith finished second at 59. Dustin Hawkins and Jordan Slayton were third with a score of 59.
A-flight winners were Jeff Williams and Brad Williams with a 65, followed by Buck Wade and Danny Backes at 65 Charles Midget and Doyle Murr with a 66.
Jeff Butler and David Snodgrass won the B-flight with a 70. Finishing second were Jim Taylor and Len Jones also with a 70. Gary Butler and Shelly Johnson were third at 71.
C-flight winners were Jay Loveland and Ron Stracke with a 77. Clay Witt and Ray Madche shot a 78 for second place, and Shelby and Rob Harrington finished third with an 80.
First-, second- and third-place winners in all flights received cash prizes. Golfers could play in both sessions but had to change partners.
Denna Tune and Doyle Murr won the longest putt contest. The longest drive winners were Dorothy Williams and Devin Wiseman. Tanner Carter and Steve Slick won the “Vegas Par 3” closest to the pin contest was hosted and sponsored by Jim Perry, O.D.
“The Big Advantage” on the fourth hole allowed golfers to move up to within 150 yards of the putting green. It was sponsored by Wehr Ford/Wehr RV of Mountain Grove. The game could reduce golf scores and included a closest to the pin contest. Justin Brown was the winner.
According to Jay Gentry, TCMH Healthcare Foundation director, the funds generated by the golf tournament will be used to fund scholarships for healthcare related educational fields and to provide resources for capital projects.
“We filled all of the available team slots in the morning round and were full in the afternoon, and we received numerous sponsorships from individuals and businesses,” Gentry said.
Gentry said corporate event underwriter Home State Health, along with support from many other businesses, aided the foundation in putting on a nice tournament for the participants. Gentry also thanked the numerous volunteers and the staff at Oakwood for their time and efforts on behalf of the tournament.
“Some of our winners also donated their winnings back to the foundation, something that we greatly appreciate,” Gentry said. “The foundation is a local charity and all of the money we receive for the Foundation will remain in the county.”
The TCMH Healthcare Foundation is the non-profit organization with a mission to ensure the quality of healthcare services for children, women, and men at Texas County Memorial Hospital. Funding for the Foundation comes from grateful patients and their families, community members and groups, and businesses that value healthcare in our area. A board of community leaders from across the county directs the TCMH Healthcare Foundation and the funds held by the Foundation.
“Once again, this tournament has been very successful for the Healthcare Foundation,” Gentry said.