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The Business of Golf
Indiana Section PGA President’s Message IGA & IWGA President’s Message
Indiana Proud to Host Two National PGA Events Indiana Hall of Fame
Indiana PGA Special Award Winners PGA Players of the Year
Junior Players of the Year
Indiana Golf Foundation Awards $30,000 In Scholarships Ted Bishop Elected VP of PGA of America Love Affair with Chicago
First Annual Business Furniture Indiana Golf Charities Day A Success PGA Awards Financial Assistance Fund Scholarships National Amputee Golf Association Championship PGA Night at the Indiana Pacers PGA Championship Review IGA Championship Review
The National & International Scene IWGA Championship Review
Trine To Host 2012 DIII Women’s Championship Junior Championship Review
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Indiana Golf Office Staff Matt Brookshire Lisa Chambers Mike David Judy Deiwert Jim Ferriell Ryan Lambert Cyndi Lawson Roger Lundy Teena Rairdon Joan Schernekau Matt Schmidt
Development Director Director of Marketing and Communications Executive Director Membership and Accounting Director Director of Major Gifts Junior Golf Director Director of Operations Academy Director Facilities Director Director of Handicapping and Tournament Operations Tournament Director
IGA-PGA Board Members Jack Barber Tim Frazier Todd Firestone Chip Essig
Steve Baker Terry Smith Matt Shepherd John Watts
Mark Inman Steve Paquin Keith Clark Tony Pancake
About the IGA-PGA The Indiana Golf Association is the governing body of amateur golf in Indiana as recognized by the United States Golf Association. Included in its responsibilities is administering the oldest and most prestigious golf tournament in the state, the Indiana Amateur Championship. The Indiana Section of the PGA of America is the governing body of professional golfers in Indiana as recognized by the Professional Golfer’s Association. Administering tournaments, including the Indiana Open and Indiana Section Club Professional Championship, providing educational opportunities and assisting with employment matters are just a few of the many ways the Indiana PGA serves the over 500 members and apprentices in the state. In 1972, these two associations joined forces with the common goal to promote golf in Indiana. The IGA-PGA gives Indiana golf the coordinated efforts of both the amateur and professional organizations. The golfers in Indiana are fortunate to have this unique relationship, one of only two in the country. The IGA-PGA also provides a premier handicapping system to its members and member courses. In 1995, the Indiana Women’s Golf Association (IWGA) joined forces with the IGA-PGA to administer the Indiana Women’s State Amateur Championship and work at developing more women’s tournament opportunities and programs. Another main focus of the IGA-PGA is the Indiana Golf Foundation. Formed in 1994, the Foundation’s theme is “Preserving the Past, Investing in the Future” of Indiana golf through developing a new generation of players, while at the same time celebrating the past history and accomplishments of the many who have come before. Since 1987 the Pepsi Indiana Junior Golf Program has been providing professional, competitive tournament opportunities for junior golfers in Indiana. In 2001, the Foundation opened the doors of the Gongaware Indiana Junior Golf Academy to provide a firstclass teaching facility with a dormitory to house 48 campers and state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor teaching facilities. Scholarship assistance is available through the Foundation to attend camp, as well as to graduating high school seniors who wish to pursue a college education.
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Golf is a $909.6 million Industry in Indiana
By Mike David To almost one million Hoosiers, golf is a relaxing pastime, a frustrating hobby, or the ultimate test of skill pitting them against the course in a futile search for perfection. However, for over 21,000 Hoosiers, golf is how they make their living. Golf provides a significant direct benefit to the Indiana economy and for thousands of Indiana charities, it is a vital source of funding. Such were the findings of a recent study conducted by Indiana’s leading golf associations along with Golf 20/20 and SRI International. Indiana became the 21st state to complete an Economic Impact Study on the Game of Golf during the summer of 2010. Several state associations were involved in the process. The study was commissioned by the Indiana Golf Association and the Indiana Section of the PGA. Other associations that participated in the study were the Indiana Golf Course Owner’s Association, the Indiana Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Indiana Club Managers Association and the Indiana Department of Tourism. The Study was conducted by Golf 20/20 and SRI International. Golf 20/20 is an organization run by the World Golf Foundation and supported by all of the national leaders in the golf industry including the PGA of America, the USGA, the National Golf Course Owners Association, the PGA Tour and the LPGA. SRI International was commissioned by Golf 20/20 to work with state and regional golf coalitions to conduct these economic impact studies around the country. The findings of the study came as no surprise to those closely associated with the golf industry. “The Economic Impact Study validates that golf is an economic engine that contributes substantially to the momentum of the Indiana economy,” said Linda Rogers, owner of Juday Creek Golf Course in Granger, Ind. and Vice President of the National Golf Course Owners Association. PGA of America CEO Joe Steranka concurred with Rogers’ statement. “The biggest benefit of these studies is the ability to show how golf benefits not only the 1 in 11 Americans who play, but entire communities which benefit from the jobs it creates, the green space it
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protects and the healthy recreation it provides for people of all ages,” said Steranka. The need for these studies became evident in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast. The Gulf Opportunity Zone Act was passed following Katrina. The Act allocated tax benefits and relief for businesses that had been affected by Hurricane Katrina. The bill specified that tax benefits would not apply to golf courses or country clubs, lumping those facilities in with massage parlors, hot tub facilities, tanning salons, liquor stores and gambling establishments. The Gulf Opportunity Zone Act highlighted the fact that the golf industry needed to coordinate efforts in order to prove how the golf industry benefits society. To date, 22 state golf economic impact studies have been conducted and the findings certainly support the fact that golf is a viable industry producing a major benefit to state’s economies. “Studies on the state level impact of golf, such as the report for Indiana, illustrate how vital our industry is in terms of job creation, charitable contributions and environmental benefits”, said Steranka. “Golf is managed open green space which delights urban planners, a job creator which pleases mayors and governors and a model for fundraising which benefits thousands of charitable organizations,” added Steranka. Unemployment and job opportunities have obviously been major topics of discussion on the national level. The Indiana Study showed that over 21,000 jobs in Indiana are created through the golf industry. That number nationally is over one million. Those 21,000 jobs in Indiana account for a total wage income of $530 million. It’s well publicized that golf and charities work hand in hand. The PGA Tour gave over $108 million to charities in 2009 alone. What many people might not realize is that PGA Professionals from around the state and around the country work almost on a daily basis to assist charitable organizations who use golf as vital annual fundraisers. The Study found that in 2008, charitable giving by the Indiana Golf Industry topped the $42 million mark. Golf course owners, operators
and PGA Professionals serve as access points for annual fundraising by hundreds if not thousands local service organizations on an annual basis. The Indiana Golf Foundation has been awarding scholarships since 1996 and has awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarship awards. The IGF kicked off a new Indiana Charities Day in 2010. With over 40 golf professionals from around the state participating in a 100 hole marathon event over $90,000 was raised for charity. Perhaps the largest finding from the Study is the fact that golf provides $ 909 million in direct revenue to the Indiana economy. Compare that number to other industries in the state and it paints a clear picture of how important the golf industry is to states economy. In Indiana, medical equipment manufacturing accounts for $5.8 billion to Indiana’s economy. Soybean production accounts for $2.4 billion to the economy and dairy products account for $640 million to Indiana’s economy. “To think an acre of golf delivers more economic impact than an acre of corn in Iowa or more than an acre of residential homes in Virginia demonstrated to me how important our sport is to the business communities we live in,” said Steranka. In the end, the findings of the Study in Indiana and nationwide are designed primarily to offset the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act and show state and national legislators the importance of golf as a viable, productive, beneficial industry across the country . That is exactly what the state golf associations involved hope to achieve when the Indiana golf community gathers to share the results of the Study with state legislators at an April 12 event at the Indiana Statehouse. “With the evidentiary support from the Economic Impact Study of the positive effect that golf has for Indiana through job creation, property tax generation, charitable giving, environmental stewardship and increased tourism, lawmakers will likely be more inclined to craft legislation that is favorable to the golf industry, “ said Rogers.
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IGA President’s Message by Terry W. Smith
We are pleased to announce that the 2011 IGA tournament schedule is complete, and we have made some exciting changes to the 2011 schedule. We would like to highlight some of those for you.
Due to the popularity of our McDonald’s Series events, we have added a 4th event which will be held September 11th at Purgatory GC. These Sunday afternoon events include both a gross and net division and are open to players of all skill levels. As always, players will be given the option to create their own foursome and pick what time they would like to play.
Another change for 2011 is that the eligibility requirements for the IGA Tournament of Champions have been modified. Any individual who has won the stroke play club championship at an IGA-PGA member club in the past seven years is now eligible for this event. We encourage all club champions to come out to Fox Prairie and compete against other club champions from around the state.
There is a format change for our IGA Team Championship in 2011. This year, the competition will be a one best ball of four event, rather than two best balls as in years past. This event is open to teams of four from the same IGA-PGA member club.
The 111th Indiana Amateur returns to Otter Creek GC this year for the first time since 2007. It will be the 29th time the Robert Trent Jones designed course has hosted the state’s most prestigious amateur golf tournament.
Registration for the 2011 season will begin at 8:00 am on Monday, March 14th. We thank you for your continued support of the IGA and hope to see you on the course in 2011.
IGA Board Members Terry Smith, President Mark Inman, 1st VP Matt Shepherd, 2nd VP Steve Baker, Past President Steve Paquin, Treasurer John Watts, Secretary Ted Stauffer, District 1 Jeff Woodring, District 2
Peter Lanman, District 3 Phil Potter, District 4 Michael Meehan, District 5 Jay Dixon, District 6 Skip Runnels, District 7 Jim Hoffman, District 8 George Fielding, District 9 Dave Bates, District 10
Tom Jones, District 11 Tom Long, District 12 Steve Poole, At-Large Andy Burns, At-Large Jeff Chapman, At-Large Nick Paul, At-Large Frances Walker, IWGA Charlie Burris, State Seniors
IWGA President’s Message By Frances Walker About 16 years ago, Tony Clecak, Master PGA who worked at St. Anne’s where I was a member, convinced me to play in IWGA events. I was very reluctant having been out of competitive golf for many years, but I finally gave in and signed up for the Mid Am. I do believe it was the worst golf I’d ever played. Not exactly what I had in mind for my debut back into competitive golf, but I’m happy to say that it did get better! Then one day I received a phone call from Julie Carmichael asking if I’d be interested in becoming Southern Director on the IWGA board. I was honored to be considered for the position and accepted the offer. It’s hard to believe how quickly the years go by, as now I am serving as President. I’m surrounded by very talented and dedicated board members that lead with desire, passion, and vision in promoting and supporting women’s golf in Indiana. Golf is not only a great game but a great avenue in making friendships that last a lifetime. I’d also like to take this opportunity to personally thank Mike David & Lisa Chambers for all their guidance, support, and hard work.
In 2009, a Strategic Plan was put forth to increase participation in our events. As part of that effort, we started up Play Days in 2010. Play Days are designed to welcome players of all ages and ability levels in a fun stroke-play competition. Three Play Days were offered in 2010 in May, July and September. The feedback from the players was very positive and everyone had lots of fun, especially with the Skins Game. Skins were given for both gross and net winners. Next year, we will continue the Skins Game and will be adding prizes for Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Another means of increasing our participation was through the use of surveys in learning what we could through our players. In listening to our players, we hope to make changes to improve our events. An example of this is addressing the slow play issue that was experienced with our 2010 Mid Am tournament. We will continue with the Sunday-Monday format which is well liked but will change Sunday to have tee times instead of the shotgun start. Another change being made to the Mid Am is adding a senior division where a Senior Medalist award will be given. We encourage all ladies to come out and play in our events. The IWGA offers 8 tournaments at great courses. If you are an Indiana resident and possess a current IGA-PGA handicap, you’re all set! Come out and join us in 2011!
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Michelle Gerbasich Tobi Herron Starr Sanford Susan St. John Walker
Nina Whalen Kristi Trotter
Indiana PGA President’s Message By Tim Frazier January has been a whirlwind of activity; after being humbled in Far Hills, New Jersey at a PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshop, I just wrapped up a week in Orlando at the PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit followed by the PGA Merchandise Show. I am so fired up for the upcoming season that I don’t know what to start working on first!!
First lady Michelle Obama is making a dramatic push to get kids moving, but she isn’t the first national leader to try to get America’s kids off the couch. President Dwight D. Eisenhower tried more than 50 years ago, and it’s been a losing battle since. Childhood obesity has been on the rise in recent decades, with 17 percent of children considered obese and about one in three of them overweight. The PGA Sports Academy promotes family fitness through golf, and the PGA has teamed up with Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation as they strive to get families involved.
Throughout the industry the message is clear; we as PGA Golf Professionals must embrace new player and current player development to grow the game of golf! Allen Wronowski, our PGA of America President, is calling for action with his idea of ‘The Power of Ten’. This is a very simple concept – if each one of us inspires ten people to start playing golf this calendar year and we repeat this action for the next few years, we will be well on our way to an industry recovery while introducing millions to the game.
When you look at these new junior programs, I strongly encourage you to open your mind to the new, non-traditional ideas of junior golf. For example, in a 90 minute introductory program, the juniors may only strike the ball working on very basic methods for 20 minutes! They will be very active with many physical activities and work stations encouraging basically no down time. Kids get bored with down time! These new programs will never allow boredom – they are way too fast and dynamic! Check out the program in entirety at:
How easy it can be to attract ten new comers when we simply look at our ‘Junior Golf’ and ‘Get Golf Ready’ programs. If you are reading this thinking “I don’t even know how to begin a program like that”, you need not look any further as our PGALinks.com website has programs like these laid out for you to simply copy and implement into your facility! Check out this link for ‘Get Golf Ready’ - http:// www.playgolfamerica.com/ggr/resources.cfm this is an adult beginner program and the website is fantastic for helping put your program together.
Lou Holtz was a guest speaker at the 12th PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit January 24th and 25th at the Nick Faldo Academy in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Holtz energized those in attendance with his true love of the game and coaching. “It is the best game going,” said Holtz, looking out upon Faldo Golf Institute’s property. “It is built on sportsmanship, challenges, care for the environment and fellowship.”
I was recently invited and accepted the responsibility to join the National Junior Golf Committee. Did you know that golf is not on 99% of our junior’s radar for their top three sports? The PGA of America has done extensive research on this and they have made some amazing discoveries. As a result of these discoveries, they have completely revamped our PGA Junior Golf Program including a new name – PGA Sports Academy. The PGA Sports Academy Junior Golf Program is a collaborative framework based on research and best practices from PGA Professionals, PGA Education, allied associations and the long term player development (LTPD) standards for junior golf adopted by the PGA World Alliance. The PGA Sports Academy’s main focus is on developing core golfers that will have pathways to continue to play golf socially or competitively based on each individual’s desire. The PGA Sports Academy program will help youth learn to play golf and have fun in the process. The program emphasizes fitness and nutrition, golf skills, sportsmanship, etiquette, rules, golf and near golf experiences along with golf and physical assessments. This addition of physical activity, fitness and nutrition is very important for our healthstarved youth of today.
“One of the aspects of coaching is that you have to be realistic in expectations,” said Holtz. “The principle of WIN (What’s Important Now). We all have a role – we teach, instruct and point out. You also ask how I develop a meaningful relationship with people.”There are three core values, Holtz said, that he follows, and has preached to his football teams and to his children. “One, do the right thing – be honest, loyal and you can’t be bitter,” he said. “Two, do everything to the best of your ability; and three, Show other people that you genuinely care.” Wow! How appropriate to the effort we should strive to do each and every day in our jobs and life! The Growth of the Game Committee is busy planning at least six events around the state. Jeff Smith and Mark Mattingly are getting very creative to introduce the game of golf. Jeff and I are in the process of putting together a ‘Play Golf America’ day at the Fort Wayne Tin Caps (Minor League Baseball) in mid July. This day will run in conjunction with the 36th Junior PGA Jr. Golf Clinic at Sycamore Hills Golf Club. In closing, keep in mind ‘The Power of Ten’ can come in many ways! A very important and indirect way is becoming an Indiana Golf Foundation Member. Teaching is the lifeblood of our business and the IGF cultivates the business of golf. We are responsible for the success of the game of golf in the state of Indiana. Do everything in your ability this year to develop ten new golfers, and I strongly urge you to support the Indiana Golf Foundation by becoming a member.
PGA Board Members Jack Barber, Past President Tim Frazier, President Todd Firestone, Vice President Keith Clark, Secretary Chad Cockerham
Mark Mattingly Dan Ross Jeff Smith Nick Marucci
Jon Stutz Ryan Ford Tony Pancake Seth Ray
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Indiana Proud to Host Two On two occasions in 2010, Indiana welcomed elite players from around the country to compete at the highest level on two of the Midwest’s finest courses. The new Dye Course at French Lick Resort welcomed PGA Professionals for the 43rd PGA Professional National Championship June 27-30, and Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne hosted aspiring young players for the 35th Junior PGA Championship August 2-5. “2010 gave both Sycamore Hills and French Lick Resort a chance to show the nation Indiana’s ability to pull off a national PGA event. Both events were extremely well received and both clubs and communities did outstanding jobs of securing volunteers and providing first-class hospitality for the players,” said Mike David, Executive Director of the Indiana Golf Office. “I think it is great for golf in Indiana anytime one of our facilities can host a National event. I think it gives Indiana as a whole the opportunity to show our commitment to the game of golf.” French Lick Resort became the first facility in Indiana to host the Professional National Championship. “It’s an honor to have a national championship come to a course that is barely over a year old,” said world-renowned course architect Pete Dye. “It’s an honor to have it in Indiana. It’s great to build a course that is in your backyard.” To accommodate the large field of 312 competitors, the first two qualifying rounds were held on both The Dye Course and The Donald Ross Course at the resort. “It is a rare opportunity to be playing two
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courses designed by two of golf’s greatest architects, the greatest classic architect, Donald Ross, and arguably the greatest modern-day architect, Pete Dye, all on the same piece of property,” said French Lick Resort Casino PGA Director of Golf Dave Harner. One of Indiana’s competitors, Todd Smith, who won the 2009 Indiana PGA Championship at The Pete Dye Course at 9-over-par 223 for 54 holes to qualify, said that he would not choose to play anywhere else. “This place is really special,” said Smith, head professional at Rock Hollow Golf Club and a nine-time Indiana PGA Player of the Year. “Mr. Dye gives you a chance to play a hole with ample room in a fairway, but when it comes to making a score on a hole, you have to have precision. I love to play his courses, and I can’t think of playing anyone else’s courses.” Ted Bishop, the general manager at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Ind., and Vice President of the PGA of America said, “It is a unique opportunity for the general public to see the experts in the business of golf competing on the highest level. It is so special to see this Championship come to Indiana.” Indiana was the 14th state to host the PGA Professional National Championship, and it was the first PGA of America-sanctioned championship to be conducted in French Lick since 1924 when PGA cofounder Walter Hagen won the PGA Championship. “It is great to add to the history of this Championship by hosting this Championship where
Walter Hagen set history,” said Steve Ferguson, chairman of the board of the Cook Group, which owns and operates the resort. “We are very proud to serve as hosts and realize the importance of this Championship to the PGA Professional.” Two months after the Professional National Championship, it was Sycamore Hills’ turn to take center stage once again. In September of 2009, Sycamore Hills impressed competitors from around the United States during the USGA Women’s Team Championship and repeated their performance in 2010. “The community support was tremendous with well over 200 volunteers, exceptional local media coverage and a steady stream of spectators,” said Tim Frazier, Head Golf Professional at Sycamore Hills. The efforts of the Club and community were noted and respected by competitors used to playing at the national level. “Sycamore Hills did an unbelievable job as host of the event. I thought the course was perfect, and the town of Ft. Wayne really embraced the event. It was cool to see spectators out there and some young kids to set an example for,” said Patrick Rodgers of Avon. Brooke Beegle of Fishers commented, “The
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volunteers at Sycamore Hills were amazing! They were all really nice and hardworking. The event would not have been so successful without them.” Her enthusiasm continued with, “The course was in outstanding shape, and the course staff was top-notch. They were very hospitable and proud of their facility, as they should be.” The Junior Championship officially opened with the Player’s Dinner, where the juniors were treated to a very special and inspirational evening with key-note speaker and LPGA Hall of Fame member Annika Sorenstam at Fort Wayne’s new baseball stadium, Parkview Field. “Annika was a treat. I thought she had a great message,” said Rodgers. “It was very cool getting to meet her, get her autograph, and get a picture taken with just the two of us because she has been my idol since I was little,” said Beegle. The 2009 National PGA Professional of the Year and President of the Indiana Section, Jack Barber, served as the Master of Ceremonies that evening. Along with Barber and Frazier, many other members of the Indiana golf community contributed to making the event a success. Indiana Golf Foundation Hall of Fame members and PGA Professionals Bill Schumaker and Denny Hepler organized a Youth Spectator Championship Experience. They took time to speak to local kids from the YMCA, Boy Scouts, and Lifetime Sports Academy about golf etiquette and how the game of golf has influenced their lives. And Indiana’s Junior Golf Director, Ryan Lambert, served on the championship committee and as a rules official. “It was great to have an inside look at the impression the Indiana Section, Sycamore Hills
and the city of Ft. Wayne left on the PGA staff and officials,” said Lambert. “It gave me a great chance to learn some new things, but also reinforced that the way we operate junior golf here in Indiana is as good as anywhere else in the country.” But Lambert’s dedication to bettering junior golf in Indiana began way before he joined the PGA committee. As the leader of Indiana’s Pepsi Junior Program for the past six years, he has strived to create professional, affordable opportunities for Indiana’s juniors to experience competitive golf and allow for them to excel. One of those opportunities provided by the junior program is the chance for the best players to qualify for the National Junior PGA Championship. Each of the 41 PGA Sections hosts their own qualifiers with the boys and girls winners advancing. Indiana hosts one of the larger fields in the country with nearly 240 players competing for the Indiana Section titles. Additionally, players can qualify through their performance in PGA Junior Series events or by special invitation. Rodgers was given an exemption into the championship based on his prior performance nationally, and Beegle earned her spot through a second place finish at a PGA Junior Series. Additionally, EJ Tackett of Huntington and Katie Sharp of Kendallville earned victories at the 2010 Indiana Section Junior PGA Championship held at Honeywell GC. Tackett fired a final round 2-under-par 69 to post a 3-under 139 while Sharp earned the lead after the opening round, and recorded a 148 total to win the Section titles. “Being in contention [at the Junior PGA], I looked back on my Pepsi Junior Golf days where I learned how to win
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Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America and compete near the lead,” explained Rodgers. “It was an honor to play the event, and to play in my home state was truly special.” It is simply an honor to even qualify for the championship, and the field provided some fierce competition on a very difficult track. Rodgers was the only junior from Indiana to make the cut. He ended up tied in 5th place at -4 with 70-70-72=212. Sycamore Hills truly did provide the juniors with a spectacular course and an unforgettable experience. “For the juniors who participated in the PGA Junior Championship, I can’t imagine them having an opportunity to play a better facility for a national championship. I think they all appreciated the chance to play a course the caliber of Sycamore Hills,” said David. And Beegle said, “It’s the coolest tournament anyone will ever play in. They treat you like a pro and you meet so many new friends. It’s just cool to be able to be there and have that kind of experience. I’ll remember it for the rest of my life.” Juniors from Indiana and the rest of the country will have another chance to take on the challenging but beautiful Sycamore Hills track in 2011. The PGA of America announced that the 36th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour will be held for a second consecutive year at Sycamore Hills August 2-5, 2011. “Junior golf is a vital part of the PGA of America and its 28,000 men and women professionals,” said PGA of
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America President Allen Wronowski. “The Junior PGA Championship continues to provide the country’s top junior golfers a premier Championship and we look forward to another memorable year in 2011 as we return to Sycamore Hills.” Begun in 1976, the Junior PGA Championship has traditionally produced unforgettable golf performance and brings together the best junior golfers from around the country to compete for the Jack Nicklaus Trophy in the boys’ division and the Patty Berg trophy in the girls’ division. “Sycamore Hills was a great host in 2010 and we are happy to be back for a second consecutive year,” said Chris Childers, Junior Golf Manager for The PGA of America. “Both the club and the community of Fort Wayne were very inviting and the players got to experience a challenging and exciting course. We look forward to the 2011 Championship and know it will be as exciting as 2010.” Don Hunter, manager of Sycamore Hills Golf Club said, “We are honored to have the Junior PGA Championship back and look forward to working with our community as we host world-class junior golfers that this event brings. It is wonderful to bring together the great talent within our communities as we showcase Fort Wayne to the world.” The championship will be free and open to the public.
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HALL OF FAME
On November 18, 2010, at Morris Park Country Club in South Bend, Ind., Dick Walker and Wally Armstrong were inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame. They became the 89th and 90th members of the Hall of Fame, which was founded in 1964. 12
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DICK WALKER Since entering the professional golf business in 1951, Dick Walker has succeeded in promoting and enhancing the game of golf in his community. “He is always striving for the betterment of golf,” wrote Kent Kaeppler in his nomination letter. For his dedication, Walker earned himself a place in the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame. His efforts began as a Caddy Master at South Bend Country Club under Head Professional John Watson, but only two years later he was called to serve his country. In 1952 he was drafted into the Army and spent 1952-’54 serving in Korea. After returning home to the United States, Walker again pursued his passion for golf. He moved to Dunedin, Florida, to take the Assistant Golf Professional position at PGA National Golf Club. His stint in Florida was short, and he returned to where he got his start - South Bend CC, this time as the Assistant Professional. Walker spent eight years learning the ropes from Watson, until his passing in 1964. At that time, Walker took another Assistant position at nearby Morris Park Country Club under Head Professional Tom Ice. He took over as Head Golf Professional at Morris Park in 1970 and filled that role until his retirement in 2001. Morris Park has granted him Pro-Emeritus
status in recognition of his commitment to the Club and golf community.
During his time in South Bend, Walker earned many awards. The Indiana Section Bill Strausbaugh Award was granted to him in 1985, ’87, ’94, and ’95. In 1987, the PGA of America took notice and awarded him the National Bill Strausbaugh Award. Other Section Special Awards bestowed upon him include the 1976 and ’92 Professional of the Year Awards, the 1983 Horton Smith Award, and four Merchandiser of the Year awards in the Private Club category. From 1976-’88, he was the leading contributor for Indiana’s National Golf Day, raising over $40,000 for National Golf Day Charities.
Local South Bend awards presented to Walker include the 1996 “Key to the City” award from South Bend mayor Joe Kernan for his volunteer service to the Parks and Recreation Department. He also received a “Key to the City” from Mayor Stephen Luecke and the “Sagamore of the Wabash” award from Governor Frank O’Bannon, both in 2001. His service to the Parks and Recreation Department included providing free public Wally Armstrong golf clinics from 1956 to the present and donating used golf clubs for under-privileged juniors for the past five years. In 2005, The South Bend District Golf Association also established the “Dick Walker Lifetime Achievement Award” in his honor to be awarded annually to a local golfer for his or her contributions to the betterment and enjoyment of the game in the greater South Bend area. Additionally, he has sponsored four Evans Scholars. Walker’s service to the PGA includes his term as President of the Indiana Section PGA in 1979-’80. During his time on the board, he served on every committee except the Tournament Committee. He also hosted 10 Section tournaments, including the 1998 State Amateur. In 1988 he was elected to the National PGA Board of Directors and chaired the Club Relations and Employment Committee and National Golf Day Committee. His time was also spent serving the Public Awareness and Communications, Special Awards, Audit, and Tournament Committees. The 1989 and 1991 Ryder Cups and 1988-’91 PGA Championships received the service of Walker as well as a tournament official. Furthermore, he has spread his knowledge and love of the game through various media outlets. In 1976, he hosted “Pros Corner”, a TV show on WHME local Channel 46. For two years, he hosted a radio spot with John Thompson on WSBT, and he wrote numerous articles for the Senior Times.
WALLY ARMSTRONG Throughout his life, Wally Armstrong has mastered both the playing and teaching sides of the game of golf. His playing success began early on in high school at Lawrence Central, when he was faced with a tough choice of which sport to pursue. He grew up playing baseball, golf and wrestling and devoted equal time to each, but it was the individual nature of golf that convinced him to pursue the game. In 1963, that choice earned him a high school state championship. He also earned the 1962 Indianapolis Junior Championship title. College coaches took notice, and the University of Florida recruited him to help get their new program going. He was awarded a golf scholarship and played as their steady number two. He finished second in multiple tournaments and earned All-American Team Honorable Mention honors. In spite of his collegiate success, Armstrong did not believe he could make it professionally. Upon graduation, he immediately began his graduate work in health and human performance to study golf. He focused his attention on the technical side of the game – balance, grip, strength, as well as the mental side. These studies would be only the beginning of a lifetime spent teaching others on both the technical and mental side of the game. But before that part of his career took off, Armstrong received some inspiration from a highly respected member of the PGA Tour – Gary Player, who would convince him to give playing another shot. At a championship where he was standing near the range as a caddy, Player asked him to hit a couple balls. After watching him hit a few, he suggested that he take up the sport again, not only to compete but to spread his faith. Faith became a central part of Armstrong’s life towards the end of college and throughout his graduate studies, and he eventually realized he could use golf to exemplify and share his faith. His faith also inspired many of the books he later wrote. With the confidence of Gary Player inspiring him and the sponsorship of an Army colonel, Armstrong played mini-tours in Florida and eventually finished fifth at PGA Tour qualifying school and became a PGA Tour player. He competed in over 300 events, but made arguably his biggest statement at his first Masters. He finished 5th and set the rookie record of 8-under-par. Other majors he competed in included the 1978 and ’79 Masters, ‘79 British Open, ’66, ’74-’79, ’82 and ’84 US Opens, ’75-’79 and ’81 PGA Championships, and The Players Championship. He placed 2nd four times, including the 1977 Western Open, and in the top ten 30 times. His wins in Indiana occurred at the 1972 Assistants Championship and 1973 Indiana Open. In 1984, he eventually retired from the Tour and returned to pursuing the instructional side of the game. Armstrong is now a highly respected instructor internationally, known for using teaching aids as well as simple household items to demonstrate theories and techniques. He has authored In His Grip with Jim Sheard, The Mulligan: Everyone Needs a Second Chance in Golf and in Life with Ken Blanchard, and The Heart of a Golfer, with Frank Martin. Additionally, he founded Gator Golf Industries and has produced 22 golf instructional videos including Golf for Kids of All Ages, Beginning Golf for Women, and Power Drives for Kids with his son Blake, which have sold over 500,000 copies. He has also been on the cover of Golf Magazine and Golf Week. In 1987, the Indiana High School Golf Coaches Association inducted Armstrong into their Hall of Fame.
Walker is also the father of son Michael, 53.
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AWARD WINNERS GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR Denny Ford, Pleasant Run GC, Indianapolis
Denny Ford began his career in the golf business in 1972 working in the private sector. He served two years as an assistant at Heather Hills Country Club before accepting the head professional position at Plainfield Elks Country Club. He eventually left the private club scene in 1978 to begin a long and successful career in public golf. Ford has now been either the head golf professional or owner/operator of Pleasant Run Golf Course for 32 years. In 2005 he added Sarah Shank Golf Course to his management responsibilities and will continue his oversight of those two facilities until at least 2020.
Ford has always placed a high value on serving the Indiana PGA and was a member of the Section’s board of directors in two different decades. He has also volunteered for numerous committees and has served as a speaker at several educational seminars. He lists helping to create the Indianapolis Junior Golf Foundation as one of his proudest accomplishments. He also currently serves on the PGA of America’s Golf Properties Board. Additionally, he places a high level of importance on leadership and has worked with numerous other PGA Members and Apprentices during his nearly 40 years in the golf business. In addition to mentoring assistants and allowing them to gain head professional positions, he has also taken a special interest in PGA professionals who have lost their head professional position for various reasons. He takes pride in his ability to allow them to stay employed in the golf industry, restore their confidence and allow them to again compete for head professional positions. Ford inspires those around him to set higher standards and be innovators in the business.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR Scott Downing, The Legends GC, Franklin The Clifford E. Wagoner award is presented annually to an amateur golfer who by their conduct most nearly exemplifies qualities of outstanding sportsmanship and high character possessed by Cliff Wagoner. In 2010, we honored Tom Duiser of Carmel, who is known throughout the state for his sportsmanship. Fellow players enjoy being around him at events and look forward to a pairing with him at tournaments. Duiser has played in IGA-PGA events for 15 years, and has been a tremendous supporter of the Indiana Golf Foundation as well. For 32 years, he has been a member at Crooked Stick Golf Club, and for the past two years he has enjoyed a membership at Olde Florida Golf Club in Naples. His service to his clubs includes serving on Crooked Stick’s Finance and Greens committee as well as currently serving on the Board of Directors.
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2010 Teacher of the Year, Scott Downing, helps better the game of over 1500 students a year by instructing year-round at The Legends GC and utilizing the Indiana Golf Foundation’s Gongaware Academy facility in the winter months. Downing uses the Get Golf Ready program to provide a fun introduction to the game for many women and juniors in his area. A unique teaching opportunity he and his wife provide on Friday nights is a family program that allows children and parents to learn alongside each other before playing a scramble on a par-3 course.
Technology is a key component of his instructional philosophy, and he provides each student with a take-home video lesson. Downing’s expertise with various forms of technology provided him the honor of teaching a class entitles “Teaching with Technology” at the 2009 Indiana PGA Fall Meeting. He has had articles featured in PGA Magazine, Indy Men’s Magazine, The Indianapolis Star, and Disney Golf publications. He is also in the process of authoring his first book on golf instruction which was born out of his many years of working with video and his study of biomechanics.
JUNIOR LEADER AWARD Joel Baumgardner, Harrison Hills G & CC, Attica
Joel Baumgardner has been a tremendous supporter of junior golf in Indiana and sees the importance in developing the next generation of golfers. His continued support of the Indiana Golf Foundation’s Pepsi Junior Program is demonstrated by his willingness to host junior events annually, including multiple Mountain Dew Tour Championships, Boys State Junior Qualifiers, and the Girls State Junior.
In 2009, Baumgardner ran a new, free PGA Junior Program at his club that filled up after only one day of promotion. He also hosts his own junior tournaments, clinics and a junior camp for 75 kids every summer. Each June he also travels to Lafayette Country Club to run a junior camp that reaches an additional 40-50 kids. Additionally, he hosts three area high school teams at his facility and coached the Attica High School girls team for four years. Purdue University students benefit each fall and spring from his instruction as well. Juniors from Attica and Lafayette are inspired by Baumgardner’s ability to make the game a fun and enjoyable experience.
HORTON SMITH AWARD Dave McAtee, Helfrich Hills GC, Evansville
Dave McAtee has contributed greatly to the education of fellow PGA Members in the field of the rules of golf. He has coordinated seven PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops, serves on the PGA of America Rules Committee, is a rules of golf mentor for apprentices and has conducted IHSAA coaches’ rules workshops.
He has also conducted rules discussion groups with area golf professionals and other rules enthusiasts. PGA Magazine has also included articles written by McAtee about the rules of the game. When not working in Evansville, he volunteers his time to serve on various local, state, and national tournament committees to ensure that PGA Professionals remain valued as leaders in the field.
BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARD Pat Welch, Woodland CC, Carmel
Since gaining membership in 1974, Pat Welch has mentored and employed 27 assistants and interns who have gone on to stay active in the golf business. He has always felt it was his responsibility to prepare his assistants for their own head professional position and to welcome any Professional who may need information or advice.
In addition to mentoring fellow PGA Members, Welch served on the IGA-PGA Board of Directors for 10 years and the PGA Board for 8 years, serving as President in 1985-86. In 1986 the Indiana PGA named him Golf Professional of the Year.
ASSISTANT OF THE YEAR Kyle Lundy, Harrison Lake CC, Columbus
The 2010 Assistant Professional of the Year, Kyle Lundy, worked hard to improve outside services, increase tournament participation, improve golf shop sales and merchandising, and grow the game with women and juniors when he held his former Assistant position at Fort Wayne Country Club. He created plans to further develop the junior program and the caddie program at his club, including implementing a new caddie recruitment program that collaborated with area high schools. This program opened communication with over 50 area high schools and middle schools. Away from the club, he remained active in the community, whether he was offering tutoring sessions to caddies, attending special events at area schools or speaking at career days. In addition, he served on the Indiana Section Apprentice Committee. Lundy constantly worked to gain knowledge to improve his abilities that would one day lead to being a successful head professional. That opportunity was presented to him in 2010 when he became Head Professional at Harrison Lake CC.
MERCHANDISERS OF THE YEAR Public: Mark Nance Coffin GC, Indianapolis
Mark Nance got the attention of the selection committee when they found out that he had sold nearly 500 pairs of golf shoes. He specializes in closeout merchandise working with sales representatives to find lines that are being discontinued. Because of his buying plan, he is able to offer discounted merchandise for 40-50% off to his customers while still making a needed profit. Given the relatively small amount of golf shop room he has, his shop layout is very important. He uses various themes and pays particular attention to traffic patterns. Given a limited number of staff, he utilizes all of his employees in the merchandising process.
Private: Nick Marucci Tippecanoe Lake CC, Leesburg
A sharp focus on the needs, preferences and buying habits of his membership has led to the merchandising success of Nick Marucci. He and his staff monitor and record each purchase made, including shoe, glove and clothing sizes and brand preferences, allowing them to use this past sales history when planning future inventories. Personal thank you notes and one-on-one follow up conversations allow Marucci to build long-term, strong relationships with his members.
Creative displays with a lake or beach theme take advantage of the course’s location on a popular lake in Northern Indiana, and unique holiday displays rotated into the mix keep the golf shop fresh and inviting.
Resort: Pat Bayley Swan Lake Resort, Plymouth
Quality and value define the philosophy of our Resort Merchandiser of the Year towards selling clothing and apparel. Special attention and effort is given towards selling to women, who account for over 40% of sales in his shop. Equipment fitting is also critical to Bayley’s business. He believes properly fitting a player begins with the golf ball and extends through every club in his/her bag. He focuses on educating his staff to provide the customer with a proper fitting using the newest technology available. By educating his entire staff, they are able to use a team approach to fitting and the customer benefits by having several people involved in the process.
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Pepsi PGA Player of the Year QUINN GRIFFING
Donald Ross GC, Fort Wayne
Senior Professional Championship presented by PGA Tour
Southern Open presented by Bushnell and TaylorMade
Mobile ProShop Northern Open
E-Z-GO Indianapolis Open
Titleist FootJoy Club Car Mercedes Benz Professional Championship presented by The PGA Tour
Pepsi PGA Player of the Year Point Standings Player
Quinn Griffing, Donald Ross GC
David Carich, Bridgewater Club
Mike O’Toole, Riverside Academy
Fred Mattingly, Dick’s Sporting Goods
Ryan Ford, Pleasant Run GC
Jim Ousley, Tippecanoe CC
John Dal Corobbo, Prairie View GC
Todd Smith, Rock Hollow GC
Ivan Foster, Bridgewater East
Blair Shadday, Purgatory GC
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A year after being crowned 2009 Pepsi Senior PGA Player of the Year, Quinn Griffing of The Donald Ross Golf Club in Fort Wayne earned himself the honor of 2010 Pepsi PGA Player of the Year for the first time. His 2010 success began at the Southern Open presented by Bushnell and TaylorMade, where he placed 2nd overall. He continued that success at the E-ZGO Indianapolis Open where he finished 4th overall and 3rd in the Professional division. Other top-5 finishes included 3rd overall and low Professional at the Mobile ProShop Northern Open, 4th low professional at the Indiana Open Championship, and 2nd overall and low Professional at the Monticello Open with a round of 66. Griffing also had two strong finishes at team events in 2010. He and partner Todd Sandow placed 6th together at the Callaway PGA Team, and he and partner Dave Alverson finished 11th at the Cleveland Srixon SkyGolf Indiana PGA Pro Am. Griffing also made a strong showing at both the Indiana Professional Championship and the Senior Professional Championship. At the Titleist FootJoy Club Car Indiana Professional Championship, he finished 3rd overall. And at the Senior Professional Championship presented by The PGA Tour he captured the runner-up spot. That allowed him to advance to the 22nd Senior Professional National Championship at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, Calif.
Pepsi Senior PGA Player of the Year CARY HUNGATE Kokomo CC, Kokomo
Former three-time PGA Player of the Year (1987, ’88, ’90) Cary Hungate of Kokomo Country Club earned his first Pepsi Senior PGA Player of the Year award in 2010. He finished T4th overall and as the top Professional at the Indiana Senior Open and 7th overall at the Indiana Senior Professional Championship presented by The PGA Tour. Hungate also added several top-5 finishes in the Senior Professional division to his resume. In the Senior division, he finished 3rd at the Southern Open presented by Bushnell and TaylorMade, 2nd at the E-Z-GO Indianapolis Open, 3rd at the Pepsi Club Car Tournament Series event #2, 2nd at the Monticello Open, 4th at the Pepsi Club Car Tournament Series event #3, 3rd at the Titleist FootJoy Club Car Indiana Professional Championship, and 3rd at the Pepsi Indiana Golf Championships. Hungate also found success in team events capturing the title at the Callaway PGA Team with long-time friend and teammate Scott Steger. During the first round, the pair shot a 14-underpar 56 in the four ball format. With Brian Harris, he placed 2nd overall at the Cleveland Srixon SkyGolf Indiana PGA Pro Am, and with Mike Freed he placed 2nd at the Senior PGA Pro Am. At the Four Man Team, he finished T6th with the team of Freed, Harris and Mike Maddox. A T9th place finish was earned at the E-Z-GO Pro President presented by Cutter & Buck with Kokomo President David Gaylor, and a T6th place finish was received with Kokomo superintendent Kip Wilson at the E-Z-GO Pro Superintendent presented by Global Tour Golf.
Top Finishes Callaway PGA Team
Senior Pro Am
Cleveland Srixon SkyGolf Pro Am
PGA Four Man Team
E-Z-GO Pro Superintendent presented by Global Tour Golf
Senior Professional Championship presented by PGA Tour
Pepsi Club Car Tournament Series 3
Titleist FootJoy Club Car Mercedes Benz Professional Championship presented by The PGA Tour
Southern Open presented by Bushnell and TaylorMade
Pepsi Senior PGA Player of the Year Point Standings Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Cary Hungate, Kokomo CC
Bill Schumaker, Crooked Lake GC
Todd Sandow, Sycamore GC
Perry Dotson, The Players Club
Denny Hepler, Raccoon Run GC
Eric Johnson, Donald Ross GC
Scott Morris, Gray Eagle GC
Denny Ford, Pleasant Run GC
Quinn Griffing, Donald Ross GC
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Club Car PGA Assistant Player of the Year JAMIE BROCE
Indiana University GC, Bloomington Top Finishes Mobile ProShop Northern Open
Indiana Open Championship
Monticello Open Callaway Assistant Professional Championship Callaway Team
Club Car PGA Assistant Player of the Year Point Standings Player
Jamie Broce, Indiana University
Matt Cardarelli, The Fort GC
Chris Clemens, Dyeâ€™s Walk GC
Blair Shadday, Purgatory GC
Jeff Marsh, Deer Track GC
Adam Marshall, French Lick Resort
Jeff Schultz, Brickyard Crossing
Shawn Marshall, Riverside Academy
Casey Milholland, Otis Park GC
Kevin Johnson, French Lick Resort
T10 Tyler Haire, Sycamore Hills GC
Formerly a tour professional and now the Assistant Golf Coach at Indiana University, Jamie Broce has quickly made a statement as a PGA Assistant Professional in Indiana. He finished as the top Professional at the Mobile ProShop Northern Open, at the Monticello Open where he fired a 66, and most impressively at the Indiana Open Championship. With rounds of 69-66-7070=275 (-13) in the State Open, he was just edged out by his IU team member Chase Wright who finished at 273. For the second year in a row, Broce finished in 2nd at the Callaway Assistant Championship and qualified for the Callaway National Assistant Championship. And to wrap up the Indiana season, he placed T3rd with fellow PGA Assistant Chris Clemens at the Callaway PGA Team.
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IGA John K. David Player of the Year ERIC STEGER Noblesville
Eric Steger of Noblesville repeated as the IGA John K. David Player of the Year in 2010. Another successful season both in Indiana and on the national level allowed this Ball State University senior to earn this amateur honor once more before turning professional. His first 2010 victory came at the IGA Four Ball with teammate Kenny Cook, and he also finished as the top amateur at the E-Z-GO Indianapolis Open. But the highlight of Steger’s season was his win at the Indiana Amateur Championship, when he became part of the only father-son duo to hold Indiana Amateur Championships. His father Scott won it in 1975 before becoming a PGA Member. Eric’s rounds at the State Am, held at the Country Club of Indianapolis, were 67-7072-68=277 (-3). That earned him a berth in a playoff for the title with 2009 champion Erik Barnes, which Steger won on the first playoff hole. Other top-5 finishes for Steger this season included T3rd at the Public Links Championship with back-to-back 67’s, T3rd overall and T2 in the Amateur division at the Indiana Open after carding 69-66-71-70=276, T4th overall and T2nd in the Amateur division at the Monticello Open, and runner-up at the Match Play Championship. On the national scene, he qualified for the US Amateur – a feat on its own. He went on to qualify for Match Play at the Amateur as a 50th seed.
Top Finishes Indiana Amateur
IGA Four Ball
E-Z-GO Indianapolis Open
Qualified for US Amateur
IGA John K. David Player of the Year Points Standings Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Eric Steger, Noblesville
Tyler Duncan, Columbus
Randy Nichols, Brookville
Brian Harris, Kokomo
Adam Sumrall, South Bend
Skip Runnels, Richmond
Blair Webb, Avon Seth Fair, Brownsburg
Kyle Perry, Bloomington
Chase Wright, Muncie
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IGA Senior Player of the Year RANDY NICHOLS Brookville Top Finishes Southern Open presented by Bushnell and TaylorMade
Senior Match Play
Mid Am Team
Senior Pro Am
IGA Senior Player of the Year Points Standings Player
Randy Nichols, Brookville
Skip Runnels, Richmond
Ron Carter, Monticello
Ted Smith, Wilkinson
Sam Till, Jr., Fort Wayne
Mike Bell, Indianapolis
Bill Barnes, Carmel
Dave Williamson, Crawfordsville
Tim Miller, Kokomo
Terry Werner, Dyer
With 15 IGA John K. David Player of the Year awards to his name before turning 55, Brookvilleâ€™s Randy Nichols has now taken control of the IGA Senior Player of the Year award. He has earned all three senior awards since he became eligible in 2008. In 2010, Nichols added three more victories to his long list of accomplishments. He won the Southern Open presented by Bushnell and TaylorMade, the IGA Senior Team with Skip Runnles, the Senior Match Play, and the Senior Amateur Division of the Pepsi Indiana Golf Championships. He also finished runner-up at the Senior Open and 4th at the Senior Amateur. In the senior amateur division, he finished 4th at the Tournament of Champions, 1st at the E-Z-GO Indianapolis Open, 1st at the Public Links with a final round 66, 1st at the Indiana Amateur, 1st at the Indiana Open, 1st at the Monticello Open with a 68, and T3rd at the Mid Amateur. Nichols also fared well at team events, finishing T2nd with Runnels at the Mid Am Team, T7th with Runnels at the Four Ball, and T7th with Gary Gant at the Senior Pro Am. Nationally, Nichols qualified for the US Senior Amateur where he qualified as the 3rd seed and advanced to the round of 16.
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IWGA Alice O’Neal Dye Player of the Year MILENA SAVICH Carmel
Top Finishes Wear to Win Women’s State Amateur
Women’s Match Play
Qualified for US Women’s Amateur
IWGA Alice O’Neal Dye Player of the Year Points Standings Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Milena Savich of Carmel earned her first IWGA Alice O’Neal Dye Player of the Year honor in 2010. She earned the award by her dramatic win at the Indiana Women’s Amateur Championship where she birdied the final hole to edge out runner-up Lyndsay McBride by one shot. Milena fired rounds of 72-73-70 for a 215 total to finish the Championship as the only player under par. Savich played the final 8 holes of the Championship four-under par, including an eagle on the par 5 16th hole, to edge out McBride.
Milena Savich, Carmel
Lyndsay McBride, Bristol
Aimee Neff, Carmel
Julie Carmichael, Indianapolis
Kaylee Imel, Bluffton
Taylor Gohn, Columbus
Michele Nash, Indianapolis
Kristtini Cain, Marion
Kristi Cardwell, Kokomo
Rachael Pruett, Linton
The win in at the State Amateur avenged an earlier loss to McBride in the IWGA Match Play where Lyndsay captured a 2 & 1 decision in the final Match. Nationally, Milena qualified for the 2010 US Women’s Amateur at Charlotte Country Club. Milena also played in the 2008 US Women’s Amateur. Savich is also a member of University of Georgia’s women’s golf team.
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The Pepsi Indiana Junior Golf Program is excited to congratulate the winners of the 2010 Junior Player of the Year awards.
Player of the Year accolades were given to one boy and one girl as the overall Pepsi Indiana Junior Golf Program Player of
the Year. Additionally, Player of the Year
Pepsi Indiana Junior Golf Program Boys Player of the Year EJ TACKETT, HUNTINGTON Tackettâ€™s 2010 season included one of the hottest three week stretches in recent Indiana Junior Golf memory. He started by taking medalist honors by two shots at the US Junior qualifier at Kampen GC and qualifying him for the National Championship at Egypt Valley CC in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A week later, he added a runner-up finish with an even-par round at the Pepsi Max Masters Tour event at Stonehenge GC. Later that week, EJ won the 17-year-old Boys division at the Diet Dr Pepper Age Group Championship, firing 71-71=142 and winning in a playoff at Indiana National GC. Capping his streak, Tackett took home his second championship victory of the season shooting 70-69=139 to win the Indiana Section Junior PGA Championship. That victory automatically qualified him for his second National Championship of the season at the Junior PGA Championship at Sycamore Hills CC in his home state. Later in the summer, Tackett added to his seasonâ€™s accomplishments by finishing tied for fifth at the Pepsi Max Masters Tour Championship and advancing to the Round of 32 at the Diet Dr Pepper Boys State Junior Championship.
awards were given for the Aquafina Prep Tour and Mountain Dew Junior Tour.
Pepsi Indiana Junior Golf Program Girls Player of the Year KELLY GRASSEL, CHESTERTON Despite playing a limited schedule, Grassel made the most of her opportunities, winning two Diet Dr Pepper Junior Championships
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in 2010. Her first win of the season came at the Girls State Junior Championship at Harrison Hills G & CC where she became just the third player to become both medalist and champion since 1992. Grassel fired a two round stroke play total of 77-71=148 to win medalist and top seed honors by two shots. After going 19 holes to win her initial match, Kelly never faced the 18th hole in her subsequent three matches en route to the title. Later in the season, Grassel added her second championship victory with a win in the 15-year-old Girls division at the Diet Dr Pepper Age Group Championship at Indiana National GC. She fired two rounds at 1-over-par 73-72=145 to win by six shots. Her total was the lowest by any girl regardless of division.
Mountain Dew Junior Tour Boys Player of the Year TIMMY HILDEBRAND, CARMEL Hildebrand was the runaway winner in 2010 posting a total of five wins on the season. To highlight his summer, he advanced to the semifinals of the Diet Dr Pepper Boys State Junior Championship, winning four matches in the process, with all of them over higher seeded players. Additionally, Timmy won the 13-yearold Boys division at the Diet Dr Pepper Age Group Championship by 10 shots after firing 71-72=143 for a 1-under total. On the Mountain Dew Junior Tour, Hildebrand recorded four wins, including the Tour Championship at Harrison Hills G & CC and victories at Stony Creek, Kokomo CC and Hillview CC. He also added a runner-up finish at Ulen and a third place at Foxcliff.
Aquafina Prep Tour Boys Player of the Year ANDREW WOOD, ZIONSVILLE Wood recorded four wins in 2010, with three of them coming on the Aquafina Prep Tour. His Prep Tour wins came at the Dye Course, Raccoon Run and Kokomo American Legion. He also added a runner-up finish at the CC of Old Vincennes and two third place finishes at Cascades and Morningstar. In Championship play, Andrew won the 11-year-old Boys division by five shots at the Diet Dr Pepper Age Group Championship with 68-72=140. He also added a runnerup finish at in the 12 & Under division at the Indiana Section Junior PGA Championship.
Aquafina Prep Tour Girls Player of the Year Mountain Dew Junior Tour Girls Player of the Year RACHEL WELKER, TERRE HAUTE Welkerâ€™s 2010 season boasted five total victories, including four wins on the Mountain Dew Junior Tour. Her biggest tour win came at the Tour Championship at Harrison Hills G & CC where she carded an even par 72 to win by a stroke. Additionally, Welker recorded wins at Tippecanoe CC, Etna Acres and Forest Park to go along with a runner-up finish at Westwood and a third at Deer Creek. In Championship play, she also had a playoff victory in the 16-year-old Girls division at the Diet Dr Pepper Age Group Championship with 80-75=155. At the Girls State Junior Championship, she finished stroke play tied for 11th and qualified for the Championship Flight.
CHERISE OTTER, BLOOMINGTON In 2010, Otter won five of the six Aquafina Prep Tour events she entered including victories at Cascades, Cozy Acres, Morningstar, CC of Old Vincennes and Bloomington CC. Her only non-victory was a runnerup finish at the second Cascades event. In addition to her Prep Tour success, Cherise also added two more wins to her season. She had a come-from-behind win in the 12-year-old Girls division at the Age Group Championship and partnered with Claire Cameron to win the 12 & Under division at the Girls Team Championship at Foxcliff.
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The Indiana Golf Foundation encourages and promotes the attainment of higher education for high school seniors who actively participate in the game of golf while also excelling in their academics by offering annual scholarships. Indiana Golf Foundation and Lynn B. Shonk scholarship winners receive $2,500 and David E. Simon recipients receive $5,000 towards college education expenses. Since 1996, the IGF has given away over $260,000 to Indiana high school graduates. The Indiana Golf Foundation Scholarship is specifically for juniors who have participated in the Pepsi Junior Golf Program. The Lynn B. Shonk Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 in memory of Lynn Shonk by her family. Lynn was a great champion of the Indiana Golf Foundation and its programs. The David E. Simon Scholarship was created to reward students who have previously been employed at an Indiana golf facility. This endowed scholarship is possible through generous gifts from David and Jacqueline Simon. All applicants must meet minimum grade point average requirements and be nominated by their high school golf coach or PGA Professional to be eligible. Awards are based on academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement, an essay, and financial need.
Lynn B. Shonk Memorial Scholarship Elizabeth Woodhouse The 2010 Lynn B. Shonk Memorial Scholarship recipient was Elizabeth Woodhouse, who is studying business at IUPUI. She graduated from Bloomington North High School. As a member of the girls’ golf team all four years, she was recognized as the Most Valuable Player for 2009-2010, Mental Attitude Award winner in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010, and Most Improved Player Award for 2006-2007 and 2009-2010. During the 2009 summer season, she was also honored with the Gongaware Golf Academy Sportsmanship Award. “By taking lessons from [Roger Lundy, Academy Director], it improved my game immensely. He showed me the mechanics of the game but also instilled a
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missing aspect in my game. He taught me to release the confidence within me.” Aside from golf, Woodhouse also competed in tennis and participated in band, orchestra, and National Honor Society. But it was her passion for the game of golf that personally inspired her. “Golf has been a life changing experience for me,” she said. “The game of golf is set up on the principle that each golfer is his or her own referee. By playing golf it teaches you honestly and humbles you.” Her former coach Brian Muehlhaus noted that, “she has been a great leader,” and continued, “Elizabeth’s attitude, enthusiasm, determination, and motivation is the same on the golf course as it is in the classroom. Golf is a game of honor, respect, integrity and discipline, and Elizabeth has demonstrated all of these qualities.”
Indiana Golf Foundation Scholarship Kelly Copeland Golf has been very influential in the life of Kelly Copeland, an Indiana Golf Foundation Scholarship recipient. “Because of golf, I have learned so many of life’s values on and off the golf course. I believe that my playing ability, character, and morals have all developed through this sport,” she explained in her application essay. As a former student-athlete at Valparaiso High School, she spent four years on the golf team and qualified for the IHSAA State Finals in 2009 where her team finished in 3rd place. Another competition Copeland involved herself in was Science Olympiad, and she placed 1st in the 2008 regional and 3rd at the state level. Her success will help her in her studies in Biology and Pre-Dentistry at IUPUI. Other activities she involved herself in include orchestra, Girls State, Marine Biology Club, and Calculus Club. Outside of Valparaiso HS, she volunteered as a mentor and instructor junior golfers ages 4-18 at the Creekside Golf Course and Training Center’s First Tee Program. “Because of
golf, I have learned so many of life’s values on and off he golf course. I believe that my playing ability, character, and morals have all developed through this sport,” Copeland said. Her former assistant golf coach and English teacher, Melissa Stoltzfus, praised her by stating, “her drive, determination, and ability to influence others positively enabled our team to advance to the state golf tournament, surpassing all others’ expectations…Kelly is an affable young woman who is a responsible, intelligent, respectful, and compassionate student-athlete.”
Indiana Golf Foundation Scholarship Lakin Davis As a student at South Ripley Jr./Sr. High School, Lakin Davis took the initiative to start a women’s golf team, and it turned out to be an extremely rewarding venture. “While I have been involved in golf, I have learned so many things such as being confident and setting goals to achieve. The three most important things I’ve learned are sportsmanship, respect for competitors, and discipline,” Davis said. “I am so thankful for the Indiana Golf Foundation for offering such a great program because without the Pepsi Tour, I wouldn’t have been exposed to competitive golf.” Her participation in over 70 events on the junior tour as well as success in her academic endeavors earned her an Indiana Golf Foundation Scholarship to assist her in attending the University of Saint Francis where she currently has a major in Exercise Science. When she was at South Ripley HS, she earned medalist honors at the County Tournament and won the Conference Championship twice, qualified for the IHSAA State Finals as an individual, and earned Most Valuable Player honors all four years. Other activities kept her schedule full when she wasn’t on the golf course, including track and field, volleyball, yearbook, Speech Club, Math Club and Varsity Club. “Lakin always strived to maintain the highest of standards and has done this through hard work and a strong desire to learn,” wrote
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Indiana Golf Foundation Scholarship Alesia Melton Despite a rigorous course load and competing as a student-athlete on the girls’ golf and basketball teams at Hagerstown Jr./Sr. High School, Alesia Melton maintained a class ranking of 2nd and earned herself an Indiana Golf Foundation Scholarship. She used the assistance to attend the University of Cincinnati to study biology and pre-med. Her participation in over 50 IGF junior tour events helped her qualify for this honor and develop life skills. “The Mountain Dew Tour brought me into the world of competitive golf, and it’s a great program to be in. I wouldn’t have had any success in golf without it,” explained Melton. “I have learned patience, integrity, and how to deal with pressure.” Melton also sat on the Student Council all four years, joined the Business Professionals of America Club, and earned National Honor Society honors. Her former golf coach remarked, “She also helps younger athletes and is an excellent role model for young girls as someone to look up to as a positive representative of Hagerstown.” He added that “her biggest strength is her tremendous work ethic. It is my opinion that Alesia has a strong desire to achieve and will make a positive difference in her life.”
David E. Simon Scholarship Spencer Bloom David E. Simon Scholarship recipient Spencer Bloom recognizes the benefits of employment at a golf facility. He believes he has benefited socially by improving his communication and business skills as well as professionally by gaining skills necessary to run a company. These lessons were acquired through his time working at Eagle Creek Golf Course, Broadmoor County Club and Crooked Stick Golf Club. “His character and personality is
one that served Eagle Creek well. Spenser tried very hard to treat every customer with a sense of respect and hospitality,” wrote Jerry Hayslett, Director of Golf at Eagle Creek. Bloom also spent four years competing on the men’s golf team at Covenant Christian High School. “The sport has benefitted me physically, mentally and socially, as well as providing me with great motivation and goals that I have worked diligently to reach,” he stated. Along with golf he also participated in Honor Society and Math Club. He attends Indiana University and studies physics and business.
David E. Simon Scholarship Steven Bowker Working at Creekside Golf Course and Training Center in Valparaiso taught Steven Bowker many life lessons. He accredits his employment with teaching him to be responsible and to take pride in his work. “Working maintenance has taught me to know when I have done a good job and see the impact hat is has on golfers and be satisfied with that alone. In life, people are not going to constantly be watching over me and telling me what a wonderful job I have done,” he asserted. His experience also earned him a David E. Simon Scholarship to ease the burden of attending Cornell University to study aerospace engineering. When he wasn’t working, he was playing on the Valparaiso High School golf team for four years and participating in club ice hockey, band, Spanish Club, Model UN, and Key Club.
David E. Simon Scholarship Amanda Thomlinson “Three most important lessons I have learned from golf are perseverance, dedication, and concentration,” said Amanda Thomlinson, 2010 recipient of a David E. Simon scholarship. After graduating from Northview High School in Brazil, Ind., she attended IUPUI to study chemistry. Working at Mark’s Par 3 Golf Course made her eligible for this award. “As well as being a
person of solid character, Mandy Thomlinson has been an exemplary employee,” stated Neil LaGrange, President of Mark’s Par Three, Inc. And Thomlinson learned a lot by working for LaGrange. “The most valuable lessons I have learned from employment at a golf course is friendliness and honesty. When you are in a service business, people expect you to be nice and caring,” she explained. While at Northview, she played golf all four years and competed on the bowling team. She also participated in Girls State, Math Academic Team, Spanish Club, Key Club and the Principal’s Advisory Committee. “Amanda has put forth great pride and determination into achieving her goals. She is an excellent leader as well as a great role model,” wrote her guidance counselor and strength coach Mike Gugino.
David E. Simon Scholarship Kaitlin Karr Caddying at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne and strong academics earned Kaitlin Karr the David E. Simon scholarship. “Through being a caddy, I have sharpened my social skills and etiquette, and I learned how to communicate with different ages and personalities of people,” Karr wrote. Her work ethic and personable demeanor was recognized by Nathan Conroy, the caddie superintendent. “She has a high dedication to her personal pursuits, and is a wellrounded individual. I have found Kaitlin to be highly dependable, flexible and conscientious,” he said. “Insight, respect, hard work, and an engaging enthusiastic personality are all traits required of a high quality individual, and Kaitlin models these well.” At Garrett High School in LaOtto, Karr ran cross country and played volleyball, as well as involved herself in show choir, the dance team, student council, speech club, 4-H, and Students Against Destructive Decisions. “She is a proven leader and her character is impeccable,” said Holly Joseph, her guidance counselor. She attends Indiana University and is pursuing graphic design.
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TED BISHOP - Elected VP Of PGA of America BOSTON – Allen Wronowski of Bel Air, Md., was elected the 37th President of The Professional Golfers’ Association of America by delegates at the Association’s 94th Annual Meeting in Boston, Mass., in 2010. Wronowski previously served as Secretary of the Association from 2006-2008 and as Vice President from 2008-2010. Wronowski, 56, succeeds Jim Remy of Ludlow, Vt., who will serve on The PGA Board of Directors as Honorary President. Succeeding Wronowski as Vice President is Ted Bishop of Franklin, Ind., who served the past two years as Secretary. Derek Sprague, 43, of Malone, N.Y., was elected Secretary. In addition, seven new members of the PGA Board of Directors were sworn into office. PGA Vice President Ted Bishop served as District 6 Director on the PGA Board of Directors and since 1991 has worked as general manager and PGA director of golf at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Ind. He served as PGA Secretary from 2008 to 2010. Bishop has served on the PGA Board of Directors since 2006, and served on the PGA Board of Control from 2002-05. As PGA Vice President, he
oversees the finances of The PGA of America. He also was chairman of both the PGA Budget and Finance Committees and is a past chair of the PGA Code of Ethics Task Force. Bishop was elected to PGA membership in September 1985, and has served in a leadership capacity at either the Section or National levels since 1989. From 1997-98, Bishop served as president of the Indiana PGA Section, and was the 1998 Indiana PGA Golf Professional of the Year. He also is a two-time (199697) Section Bill Strausbaugh Award recipient and was the Section 1991 Horton Smith Award winner. The PGA Board of Directors is composed of the Association’s president, vice president, secretary, honorary president and 17 directors. The directors include representatives from each of The PGA’s 14 districts, two Independent Directors and a member of the PGA Tour. New District Directors are elected by their local PGA Sections. Bishop’s daughter, Ambry, gave his nomination speech for the Vice President position. When she became a PGA Member, she helped make history. Ted and Ambry are the first officer-daughter PGA Members in the history of the PGA.
Indiana’s Own Jeff Overton on the US Ryder Cup Team Based on points accumulated over a two-year period, Indiana’s Jeff Overton qualified for the 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup along with Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson, and Matt Kuchar. Overton represented his country Oct. 1-3, 2010, at The Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales, in the 38th Cup with Europe. Overton became the first member of any U.S. Ryder Cup team without a PGA Tour victory under his belt prior to the big match up. But he had six top-10 finishes during the 2010 season which was enough to earn him a top-8 ranking and make the cut.
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Prior to the meeting with Europe, Overton, his teammates, and Captain Corey Pavin designated $2.6 million on behalf to the U.S. Team, PGA Tournament Corporation, and The PGA of America. The money was divided among designated charities, Play Golf America Universities and the new Ryder Cup Junior Golf Academy, which will open in the summer of 2011 to provide aspiring junior golfers the opportunity to receive PGA Professional instruction who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Overton’s designations were $100,000 to the Jeffrey Overton Charitable Foundation, $50,000 to Indiana University, and $50,000 to the Ryder Cup Junior Golf Academy.
LOVE AFFAIR WITH CHICAGO By Ted Bishop
Let the record state that on January 20, 2011 the Medinah Country Club was covered by several inches of snow and the white ground cover was protected by single digit temperatures. Thanks to the towering trees that line the Medinah landscape, even the untrained eye could manage to see where the fairways stake their claim. The greens were visible only because of orange snow fence that guarded their boundaries. This great club, which has been the site of many of golf’s major championships, appeared to be hibernating for the winter. But, as we all know, looks can be deceiving. Inside the spacious Medinah clubhouse Davis Love III was being introduced by the PGA of America as the next Captain of the United States Ryder Cup team. Medinah CC will be the site of golf’s most celebrated and dramatic competition in the fall of 2012. Chicago has long been known as “The Second City”. The term was coined by author A.J. Liebling in his 1952 book entitled ‘Chicago: the Second City’ and was born from the fact that Chicago was the second most populated city in the U.S. (behind New York City) in 1952. Over the past 50 years, Chicago is a sports town that has been starving for winners. Sports fans across America might argue that Chicago has earned the nickname “Second City” just based on the performance of its sports franchises versus its bigger brother from the Big Apple. Let’s face it, in the past five decades, although the Michael Jordan led Bulls did win six championships, the Bears and Blackhawks have won only twice; the White Sox have claimed a single championship and we all know about the Cubs’ failures. On Thursday, the City of Chicago adopted Davis Love III as one of its new sons. Clearly, these people are embracing the 2012 Ryder Cup and a U.S. victory in the Ryder Cup will be placed on Chicago’s mantel with those other championships, and rightfully so.
Love was annointed into the Windy City family by the some of the best that this city has to offer. He was honored late Thursday afternoon at a Michigan Avenue reception which featured Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub and Hall of Famer, who said “Let’s play two!” or was that let’s play 36? Banks was joined by Paul Kernocko, captain of the White Sox, who led the Southsiders to a World Series title in 2005. Also on hand, was Dan Hampton, defensive end with the 1985 Super Bowl Shuffle Champion Bears; Dennis Savard, hockey great and coach of the 2010 Stanley Cup Blackhawks and Scottie Pippin, who was Jordan’s sidekick on those great Bulls teams. These five Chicago legends presented the Ryder Cup Captain with a #12 jersey from their respective team. In addition, each offered some advice to Love on how to win a championship and capture the hearts of Chicago fans. Banks told Love, “Have fun. Stop and smell the roses. Don’t take it too seriously.” Kernocko said, “Keep your team out of downtown Chicago and get the Europeans to enjoy the downtown!” Savard said, “Coach your young players differently than your older stars.” Pippin said, “I can’t forgive you for giving Michael his first set of clubs when you were both at the University of North Carolina. I will never catch up to him in golf.” And maybe Hampton gave Love the best advice, “Chicago fans will support you, no matter what. But, they will like you better- if you win!” Make no mistake, Chicago is taking ownership of the 2012 Ryder Cup. This is a big deal to the “Second City”. It’s like Hertz versus Avis. Chicago is going to try real hard- harder than anyone else, to help D L III bring a champion to its City. This is a classic example of the Midwest mentality, which is loaded with sincerity and genuineness. Even though the Ryder Cup is over
600 days away, Chicago and its people made it clear to everyone in golf that they would do their part to bring Samuel Ryder’s powerful, little cup back home. The day got started when Don Larson, (not the baseball player) Medinah’s chairman of the Ryder Cup, proudly presented Davis and Robin Love with an honorary membership to the storied country club. Breakfast and lunch were served at Medinah before and after the press conference. Medinah’s chef prepared exquisite southern cuisine, recommended by Love. Let me say, the chef passed the test with flying colors. The buffet line in the 2012 team room will be something to look forward to. All day long, Love proved why he was the easy choice for the PGA of America as its next captain. He is articulate, warm, embracing and appreciative of what it means to assume this task as Ryder Cup captain. The son of a former PGA member, Love wept as he talked about his dad’s influence on his career and what it would have meant for Davis Love Jr. to see his son in this role. The elder Love was tragically killed in a 1988 plane crash. He was a renowned golf instructor. Love spoke passionately about his relationship with Jose Maria Olazabal, who was announced as Europe’s captain earlier in the week. “Over the next couple of years it will be me against Jose in the media. Once our teams are picked, it will be about them. Jose Maria and I will be competitors on the eve of the Ryder Cup and we will be friends on Sunday night when it is over.” 2012 will be a special Ryder Cup in many ways. No city is more deserving of a winner than Chicago, which has a long and storied golf history that includes regular Tour stops as well as major championships. Thursday was the beginning of a new sporting relationship featuring Davis Love III and the City of Chicago. No matter the outcome of the 2012 Ryder Cup, when it comes to Chicago, Love will most certainly be saying, “This Is My Kind of Town!”
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First Annual Business Furniture Indiana Golf Charities Day A Success Members of the Indiana Section PGA teamed up to promote junior golf through the Indiana Golf Foundation and to support local charities in their home state in an innovative way in 2010. Of the 48 golfers who participated in a “Business Furniture Indiana Golf Charities Day” golf marathon during the week of June 14-20, 2010, 44 were PGA Members, and two amateurs and two juniors joined the cause as well. Participants accepted tax deductible donations and secured pledges based on holes played, birdies made, and subpar rounds, for example. Seventy percent of all money raised went to the Indiana Golf Foundation to support the Pepsi Junior Program, Gongaware Academy, and various scholarship programs. The remaining 30 percent was donated to a local charity of the participant’s choice. The amount raised by the dedicated 48 golfers totaled over $90,000. The Indiana Golf Foundation graciously accepted over $60,000, and the remainder went to these local charities: Make-A-Wish Foundation
Twin Lakes GF Jr. Program
Autism All Stars Open Gym
Beth Smith Memorial Fund
Franklin Boys & Girls Club
Gleaners Food Bank
Community Foundation of Jackson County
First Tee of Indianapolis
Bloomington Boys and Girls Club
Rock Steady Boxing Foundation
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Montgomery United Fund for Youth
Megan Ott Foundation
Riley Children’s Hospital
Owensboro First Tee
Boys and Girls Club of Ft. Wayne
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Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis
Rally for the Cure
Columbus Parks Foundation
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Actual formats of the fundraising events varied and were at the option of the participant. Options included a playing marathon, teaching marathon or taking a percentage of greens fees, but the most common was a playing marathon. The Indiana Golf Office provided volunteers with marketing and promotional support, accounting form assistance, and format development to ensure the success of the participants’ endeavors.
PGA Awards Financial Assistance Fund Scholarships The PGA of America’s Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program, marking its 25th anniversary, set a record in overall applicants in 2010. A record 747 applications were received, with scholarships awarded to 138 students totaling $300,000.
Peter Rafferty, Ridgeland – PGA Scholarship $2,000 Rafferty is a senior at Millsaps College majoring in Finance with a 3.8 GPA. While at school he has also participated in Big Brothers, student government, and played on the baseball team. He is the grandson of Don Essig III, PGA.
Founded in 1986, the PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program has awarded $4.5 million to 2,260 students. The program Erin Smith, Peru – PGA Scholarship $2,000 encourages and promotes the attainment of higher education goals Smith is a sophomore at Indiana University studying Business for children and grandchildren of PGA members. Funding for these Management and Finance. She maintained a 3.84 grade point average scholarships is made possible through voluntary contributions to the her freshman year while participating in Relay for Life, IU Dance PGA Financial Assistance Fund (a tax deductible 501(c)3 fund) from Marathon, a sorority, and other Kelley School of Business groups. She women amateur mag ad_prin_outlines.pdf 1 4/21/2010 6:00:49 PM PGA members and other donors. is the daughter of PGA Member Todd Smith. Congratulations to the six Indiana students who received a 2010 PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship:
Brad Smith, Peru John Cox Scholarship $5,000 Smith is a senior at Ohio State University majoring in Finance. He maintained a 3.97 throughout college while playing on the golf team and devoting time to Relay For Life, Real Life Christian Campus Group, an Golden Key Honor Service Group. He is the son of PGA Professional Todd Smith.
Julianne Frye, La Porte – John Cox Scholarship $5,000 Frye is a junior at the University of Kentucky majoring in Education, and she has an impressive 4.0 GPA. Activities she has involved herself with include Dance Marathon, community service, Speed Read, and a sorority. She is the daughter of Rick Frye, PGA. C
Katherine Cooprider, Carmel – PGA Scholarship $2,000
Cooprider is a freshman studying Liberal Arts and Theater. She earned a 3.91 grade point average at Carmel High School while participating in numerous activities including Academic Superbowl, drama, basketball, and Spanish club. She is the daughter of PGA Members Tom and Liz Cooprider.
Kaelyn Lingenfelter, Rochester – PGA Scholarship $2,000 Lingenfelter is a freshman at Bethel College studying Education and playing on the golf team. In high school she frequently volunteered in her community, played volleyball and golf, and earned a 3.97 GPA. She is the daughter of PGA Professional Lyle Lingenfelter.
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National Amputee Golf Association Championship Two players from Indiana had top showings at the 62nd National Amputee Championship September 7-9, 2011, at Gaylord Springs Golf Links in Nashville, Tenn. One of those players was Kim Moore, a golf professional from Fort Wayne, Ind., who finished first in the Women’s Division with rounds of 71-73-67=211. The other player, Evan Mathias of Fort Wayne, also qualified for the national championship, but the expenses associated with traveling to a major event stood in the way. That’s when the Indiana Golf Foundation and Ryan Davis, a Titleist representative from the Chicago area whose mother worked with amputees at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, stepped up. The IGF granted Evan $500, and Davis supplied a set of Titleist irons to use for a raffle to raise additional funds for Mathias’ journey. Another Titleist representative Mike Morgan worked with Evan to supply him with Titleist accessories for the championship. Evan finished tied for 5th in the Championship Flight of the Multiple Division with rounds of 90-77-89=256.
UIndy Coach Nicoson Finalist for Palmer Cup Coach The Golf Coaches Association of America named UIndy Men’s Golf Head Coach Brent Nicoson as a finalist to coach the United States team in the prestigious Palmer Cup, held at Royal Portrush Golf Club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland June 24-26, 2010.
wins in the each of the previous two years. But a US victory in 2010 put them out in front overall.
“It is quite an honor to be selected as a finalist to coach in such a prestigious event,” says Nicoson. “I think it reflects a great deal of respect for our program as a whole that a coach at a Division II school would be in the running to coach in an international event featuring some of the top collegiate golfers in the world.”
During the 13-year history of the event, the list of outstanding collegians that have participated include such names as: Luke Donald, Rory Sabbatini, Charles Howell, III, Jonathan Byrd, Ben Curtis, Lucas Glover, Bryce Molder, Graeme McDowell, Bill Haas, Hunter Mahan, Ryan Moore, D.J. Trahan, Alejandro Canazares, Gonzalo Castano, J.B. Holmes, 2006 USGA Amateur Champion Richard Ramsey, Open de Portugal winner Pablo Martin, Dustin Johnson, and Luke List.
Named after legendary golfer and seven-time major-winner Arnold Palmer, the Palmer Cup uses a Ryder Cup-style format to bring together the top eight collegiate players in the United States against their counterparts from Europe. First contested in 1997, the event’s all-time series was dead even heading into 2010 at 6-6-1, thanks to European
Coach Nicoson is a two-time Great Lakes Valley Conference Men’s Golf Coach of the Year and has guided UIndy to back-to-back GLVC titles. The Greyhounds were also the 2008 Great Lakes Region champs and placed highly at two NCAA D-II Championship Tournaments, finishing eighth in 2008 and tied for sixth in 2009.
Calhoun and Cardarelli Make Top 100 Performers List Jason Calhoun of Cascades GC in Bloomington and Matt Cardarelli of The Fort GC in Indianapolis were named to the PGA Play Golf America’s inaugural Top 100 Performers in 2010 list. The award is based on their involvement in May PGA Free Lesson Month. Information on the new award from the PGA of America said “These 100 PGA and LPGA Professionals as well as their facilities have established themselves as leaders in implementing our many Play Golf America
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programs,” said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. “We are excited to recognize these individuals who truly embody what it means to grow the game of golf.” This distinguished list allows The PGA the opportunity to recognize PGA and LPGA Professionals for extraordinary efforts in using Play Golf America programs to generate business and grow the game at their facilities.
Rodgers wins the 93rd Western Junior Stanford recruit Patrick Rodgers, of Avon, Ind., celebrated his 18th birthday turning back a national field of top junior golfers to win the 93rd Western Junior Championship presented by Callaway, at Blue Mound Golf & Country Club in Wauwatosa, Wis., June 20-24, 2011. Rodgers, a senior at Avon High School, still has time to prepare for his collegiate career, but that week he demonstrated the talent and patience needed to enjoy success in college golf and beyond. Starting the day four strokes back, Rodgers
turned in a 1-under 69 in the morning’s third round then played near flawless golf over the final 18 holes to claim a 3-stroke win over latecharging Michael Kim with a 72-hole total of 5-under 275. “The key is not to make any mistakes, and I only made one (over the last 18 holes),” said Rodgers, referring to a bogey on the par 4, 412-yard sixth hole. He countered that with six birdies for a closing 5-under 65 that matched the low round of the championship. “This is a huge tournament. I was a little bit nervous but I tried to keep breathing … focusing on the shots I had,” Rodgers said. “This is obviously very special. It’s the biggest win of my career … it’s just awesome.” Rodgers also had high praise for Blue Mound’s Seth-Raynor-designed layout. “Seth Raynor designs are great places to play,” he said. “Old school courses are my favorite. The course was in incredible shape. I couldn’t be happier with the venue. It suits my game well. “It’s less than 6,700 yards and only four players broke par,” Rodgers noted. “That’s an incredible test of golf.”
PGA Night at the Indiana Pacers
On November 20, 2010, 19 Indiana PGA Professionals volunteered their time at the Indiana Pacers home game at Conseco Fieldhouse to promote the game of golf to basketball fans. It was a great opportunity to reach out to those who had never experienced golf before. Professionals gave free 10-minute hitting and putting lessons to fans of all ages and abilities and passed out information on clinics, leagues and lessons. This was part of the PGA of America and the Indiana Section’s Growth of the Game and Play Golf America initiatives. More opportunities for Indiana PGA Members to promote the game will occur in 2011 at college basketball games, minor league baseball stadiums, and other venues.
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IU’s Wright Edges Out Coach Broce Sinking a 20-foot putt on the 18th green of the final round of the Indiana Open allowed Indiana University junior Chase Wright to defeat his assistant coach Jamie Broce for his first Open victory. “He was by far the best player out there,” said Broce. “I am so proud of him.” Wright’s putting helped him card birdies all day leading up to the final hole. “I putted so solid all day,” he said. “I hit it close and made a lot of short putts, but that putt on 18 was pretty sweet.” Wright carded rounds of 71-68-6767 for a 15-under, 273 total July 6-9, 2010, at The Legends Golf Club.
Going to the 18th tee he thought, “I knew I had to just put it in the fairway. I was still tied for the lead, I hadn’t given it up. I knew if I did something good, it would put it on [Jamie] to do something good.” And he executed. Broce’s drive was also in the fairway, but he attempted to stick it close to the right-side pin close to the water hazard. Broce’s approach flew right down a slight hill but remained out of the water. His chip left him a 6-foot putt, but before he could try to make it Wright ended the tournament with his 20-footer.
Wright left himself a lot of putts within eight feet due to his approach irons being spot on. His consistency off the tee and from the fairway allowed him many opportunities to go another shot up over his fellow competitors. “My misses were so good all day. Instead of five feet, I was still only 15 feet away,” he said. His first birdie came on the opening hole when he stuck his approach to four feet. He followed that up with another birdie at the par-5, second hole and added one more at the 5th before turning at 33 and 13-under-par overall. Back-to-back birdies came at the 11th and 12th, once again accredited to his iron accuracy and putting consistency.
The two competitors were also paired together at the US Open Sectional Qualifier last month and have played many rounds in Bloomington together, but this provided a unique opportunity for player and coach. “I have been teaching him for a few years now, and he has really developed and matured mentally since freshman year,” explained Broce. He added, “he has made great strides. Today was a lot of fun.”
After the 16th green, when Wright barely missed a 40-footer for birdie, he held a two shot lead and victory looked promising. His drive at the 17th went to the middle of the fairway, but a hooked 6-iron landed him in the left greenside bunker with a fried-egg lie. “That was the only shot I really missed all day,” said Wright. It took him two attempts to get out of the bunker and was unable to make the 7-foot putt he left himself for bogey.
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Along with impressing his coach, Wright also had something to prove at The Legends. In 2006 and 2008 he finished runner-up at the IHSAA Boy’s State High School Championships on the exact same course. “Finally,” said a relieved Wright. Broce finished first in the professional division with 69-66-70-70=275 and took home a $6,000 check. Chris Seibel, C.D. Hockersmith, Eric Steger (a), Brooks Snyder (a), and Andy Winings all finished tied in third at 276.
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After 19 Years, Carich Relishes in First Indiana Professionals Championship Victory “I have been playing for almost 20 years - since 1992 - and I’ve had a couple runner-ups, but this was worth the wait,” said David Carich of The Bridgewater Club on his first victory at the Indiana PGA Titleist FootJoy Club Car Professional Championship presented by Mercedes Benz and The PGA Tour. “It is an honor to win with all the great players that are in this Section,” continued Carich. “It’s pretty special.”
Dave Carich John Andrews
Carich began the second day August 17, 2010, at Purgatory GC with a three shot lead over John Andrews of IUPUI and Todd Sandow of Sycamore GC. But he thought he had lost it after the 11th green. “I missed two 3-foot putts in a row at 10 and 11 and thought it was over,” he said. “My putter let me down, but I managed to make a few towards the end.” At the 16th, Carich made bogey to go one down to Andrews. But at the par-3, 17th Carich’s putter started working and he recovered with a birdie. Andrews hit his tee shot into the sand and could not convert the up and down. A bogey put him one down with the par-5 18th left. Both players finished with pars and the Professional Championship trophy went to Carich for the first time in his career. Andrews finished as runner-up, and the other four players to qualify for the National Championship in 2011 included Quinn Griffing of Donald Ross GC, Mike O’Toole of Riverside, Brett Melton of CC of Old Vincennes, and Ryan Ford of Pleasant Run GC who earned his spot in a playoff. The four competitors tied at 1-over played off for the final spot, but Ford won with a par at the second hole. After driving into the heather, he was able to place his approach on the green about 20 feet away and 2-putt.
Dotson’s Personal Best Jumps Him to the Top Perry Dotson of The Players Club rallied during the final round of the Indiana PGA Senior Professional Championship presented by The PGA Tour to move up from 7th place to champion. Shooting his personal competitive best, a second day 4-under-par 68, was strong enough to jump him to the top of the leader board and earn him his first professional title. “This is very exciting and very fun,” said Dotson. “It’s something to build on. Lots of positive thoughts right now.” The start of Dotson’s final round August 26, 2010, at Brickyard Crossing did not look promising. He missed a 5-foot putt on the second green and blew a putt six feet by on 3. “I was tentative,” he said. “Then I knocked it to one foot on 4 and that made all the difference in the world.” His confidence came back and he made four consecutive birdies. He made the turn at 2-under for the tournament, but Quinn Griffing still held the lead at 3-under. Dotson managed two more birdies before heading to the club house to
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await Griffing’s finish. After 16 Griffing was 4-under, but lost a stroke at 17. At the 18th his approach went over the green into a swail, leaving him a tough uphill chip with hardly any green to work with. He was unable to convert the 8-foot putt coming back to force a playoff, and the victory went to Dotson. Dotson has been in the golf business since 1987, but became a PGA Member in June of 2009. Unfortunately, he only registered for the Section event and was ineligible to qualify for the National Senior Professional Championship. Therefore, the first qualifying spot went to runner-up Griffing who carded 69-73-142. The other three spots went to Eric Johnson, Todd Sandow and Scott Morris. But Dotson looks very forward to 2011 and attempting to qualify for his first national PGA event.
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TOURNAMENT SERIES At 60, Schumaker Wins Season Opener Bill Schumaker of Crooked Lake Golf Course is thought to be the first super senior to claim victory at a regular Indiana PGA event. After turning 60 in November of 2009, he joined the super senior ranks and had quite the showing at Indiana’s season opener April 19, 2010, at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne. He carded an even-par 72 at the first Pepsi Club Car Tournament Series to finish tied with Todd Smith of Rock Hollow Golf Club and Chris Drake of Dick’s Sporting Goods. The three competitors went back to the first hole for the playoff where Drake pulled it slightly left into the rough between some trees, and Schumaker landed his 185 out in the right fairway bunker. The advantage immediately went to Smith, who drove his into the rough. Despite the different lies, all ended up in the front greenside bunker after their approaches. It was Smith who put his bunker shot to four feet, just in front of Schumaker. Drake bladed his bunker shot to a hill over the green and took himself out of the playoff. After the other two made par, they continued to the par-5 second hole. Bill Schumaker and Todd Smith
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Schumaker again drove into the bunker and again gave Smith the advantage. This time he drove into the fairway. Smith hit the green in regulation but couldn’t convert an 8-footer for the win. Two pars continued the showdown to the third and final hole.
Both players approached the green from the fairway, but left themselves long birdie putts. Schumaker was on the fringe and lagged up to within a foot. Smith left his first putt five feet short and lipped his second putt out, creating opportunity for Schumaker to end the playoff. But surprisingly, he lipped out as well and tapped in for a bogey. The small crowd that had gathered started going to the 4th tee, but was stopped when Smith missed the short putt for bogey. Schumaker showed gratitude to his long-time friend and competitor. With nine Player of the Year honors, Smith surpassed Schumaker’s five titles, but Schumaker’s senior status has also earned him eight Senior Player of the Year awards since 2000 – an honor Smith has to wait three more years to chase. The only other fact more remarkable than Schumaker’s competitiveness as a super senior and number of awards to his name, is that only six months before the start of the season he underwent heart surgery and was forced off the golf course for nearly three months. Around Christmas, he was able to head south to Florida and pick up a club again. After a brief recovery time, his debut in Indiana in April proved that experience and determination can still win over youth.
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Mattingly’s Impressive Return to Golf
“I never thought I would play golf again, much less win,” said Fred Mattingly reacting to his victory at his home course, Prestwick County Club, at the second Pepsi Club Car Tournament Series June 7, 2010. In June of 2009 he said goodbye to the game he loves to correct torn ligaments, torn cartilage and a trigger finger. “If I had torn one more ligament, the doctor said I would have no control over my hand and never play golf again,” he explained. But this March he picked up a club again and proved he still does have control over his hand and his game. Mattingly opened with back-to-back birdies at the 10th and 11th. At the 11th he hooked his tee shot but punched out over the creek and stuck his wedge shot close to go to 2-under. Following that he made a 20-foot putt to save par, but the next 15 holes showed nothing but solid shots and a strong game. A birdie at his finishing hole concluded his round of 68 and placed him first over the field of 62 PGA Professionals. In second place was Dave Carich from The Bridgewater Club with a 69. He made seven birdies throughout the day, but a lost ball on 17 left him with a quadruple bogey and forced him out of the lead.
Hepler Charges on Back Nine Denny Hepler of Raccoon Run GC carded six birdies on the back nine at Stonehenge Golf & Country Club August 9, 2010, to win the third and final Pepsi Club Car Tournament Series. He turned only one under, but dominated the back nine to end up with a 6-under-par 65 and a victory. Chad Hutsell came in second at 67.
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Cary Hungate and Scott Steger
Home Course Advantage Wins Out at PGA Team
By the 7th hole September 29, 2010, at Kokomo CC, the team of Cary Hungate and Scott Steger had already carded five birdies. They stayed hot for the remainder of the day and finished the opening round of the Callaway PGA Team at 14-under. “It was fun. We had a great time,” said Hungate, Head Golf Professional at Kokomo CC. By the 8th tee on the second day, however, their card was full of only pars.
It was at the 8th hole when Steger finally broke the streak and birdied the par 3 that only one player was able to during the first round. That widened their lead to 2 shots over Jamie Broce and Chris Clemens. Another birdie at the 11th maintained their lead over the field, but birdies on 16 by Broce as well as the team of Bill Schumaker and Todd Smith, gave them only a 1-stroke lead heading to the 18th tee. Steger pulled through by making a par for the win at 124. Clemens-Broce and Schumaker-Smith finished at 125. This event wrapped up the IGA-PGA championship season.
Rain Outs Becoming All Too Common at Assistant Championship For the second year in a row, the final day of the Callaway Assistant Championship was rained out. Jeff Schultz of Brickyard Crossing led after 36 holes and was crowned champion. His rounds of 72-70=142 at Indiana National GC at Swan Lake Resort August 2, 2010, gave him a one shot lead over Jamie Broce of Indiana University. Broce was also runnerup in 2009. Only one shot behind Broce was Casey Milholland who also qualified for the National Championship.
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Patience Pays Off for Dal Corobbo
John Dal Corobbo
Along with patience and determination, an early morning tee time for the opening round of the E-Z-GO Indianapolis Open presented by Advantage Golf may have given champion John Dal Corobbo an advantage that led to his win. On May 17, 2010, at The Bridgewater Club, rains plagued the morning wave of tee times of the championship. As the course took on more and more water, the rain seemed endless. Eventually around 12:15 pm the players were called off the course due to unplayable course conditions and the looming threat of lightening. After four long hours pent up in the club house, half of the 156-player field returned to the course. Only the morning wave was able to finish before sunset, the advantage to Dal Corobbo being that he didn’t have to come back in the morning to finish his first round. At 5:15 pm he finally posted a 1-underpar 71 and would maintain sole ownership of the lead through the first round. After anxiously awaiting a delayed tee time during the delay, all of the afternoon wave pairings were forced to finish their first 18 the second day.
An unusual 41 players withdrew due to the circumstances, but the cut made after the first round was at a respectable 79 which kept 67 competitors in the field. A drizzle remained in the afternoon as Dal Corobbo tried to maintain his lead. A player who made a move early was Mike O’Toole who was tied for second after the first round with a 73. He was 1-under for the round through the 10th hole, while Dal Corobbo was 2-over. After the 10th, Dal Corobbo made a streak of eight pars to remain at 1-over par for the tournament, but O’Toole slipped on 13 with a bogey and finished with a three-putt on the 18th green for bogey to finish with a 2-over total. On the final hole after Dal Corobbo thought he saw O’Toole make a bogey to lose his tie for first, he hit an errant approach shot in the rough well left of the green. But he finessed a chip to eight feet and a made a great last pressure-packed putt to secure the victory. O’Toole finished in 2nd along with top amateur Eric Steger who fired 73-73=146.
Senior Open Shortened to 18 Holes After a four hour rain delay with standing water on the greens at Morris Park Country Club May 11, 2010, the final round of the Senior Open was cancelled for the second time in three years. But the winner had yet to be determined, so Randy Nichols, Tom Wood and Ron Carter teed it up at the sixth tee – the driest hole on the course – to battle for the win. Rounds of 70 earned these three amateurs a spot in the playoff. Once again the strength of Indiana’s senior amateurs was displayed. During the first time down the sixth hole in the rain, Carter took himself out of the running with a bogey. He drove it into the rough then missed his approach right, leaving himself a 20-yard shot over a bunker with little green to work with. Wood appeared to have the advantage after his approach landed 10 feet from the pin. But Nichols was able to up and down from the left greenside bunker for par, and Wood lipped his putt out and tapped in for a par. “I really thought I had made that putt,” Wood said. He and Nichols went back to the sixth tee. The second try they both made par again after converting up-and-downs from the short left side of the green. On the third attempt to put an end to the cold, rainy day, Wood stuck his approach to four feet, while Nichols barely caught the right edge of the green. Nichols’ two-putt wasn’t good enough to keep the competition going, and Wood took home his first IGA-PGA title. “It was just driver, 7-iron, driver, 7-iron, over and over,” Wood said. “I told myself to just hit good shots, you’ve done this before.” His repetition and consistency paid off, and he earned the respect of fellow seniors in the state known for competing at a high level.
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After turning 50 last January, Wood became eligible for the Senior Open being held at his home course, Pine Valley. He has won four club championships and a senior club championship at Pine Valley, so he has proved himself to his Fort Wayne competitors, but he sought to test himself on a state-wide level. At the 2010 IGA Mid Am Team April 25-26, Wood found success when he and his partner Josh Neal fired a 67 the first day in alternate shot.
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Pepsi Indiana Golf Championships “I was just up enough after yesterday to hang on,” said Todd Palmer, whose first round 66 gave him the edge he needed to hold off Kyle Thomas for the Amateur Division win at the Pepsi Indiana Golf Championships hosted by Delaware CC September 20-21, 2010. Thomas’ 69-70=139 in his last IGA event before turning professional caused him to finish runner-up to Palmer’s 66-72=138. Palmer admitted, “The wind and the course were playing tough. All the hard holes were into the wind.” But he was able to hit a hybrid off the tee on the par-4, 3rd hole to within 3 feet of the hole and tap in for eagle. Todd Palmer
Otter Creek Proves Challenging Even for Indiana’s Best A fog delay loomed over the morning practice on the range at Otter Creek May 3, 2010, as some of the 144 competitors prepared for a challenging day at the PGA Southern Open presented by Bushnell and TaylorMade. Although the sun managed to lift the fog before the 8:00 am starting time, it indicated the very wet course conditions the morning wave of groups would encounter. The mix of rain and unusually thick rough prevented any subpar rounds from being turned in. As the sunshine continued to dry the course throughout the day, it seemed the potential for lower scores increased. But as the wind picked up in the afternoon, nobody was able to outdo amateur Randy Nichols’ even par round.
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Getting his first victory since the 2006 Indiana Golf Championships was Gary Gant with a comeback 33 on the back nine to finish 66-73=139 and force a playoff with Bob Rothgeb. “I was nervous the whole way around, but it all changed on the back nine when I started with three birdies in a row,” explained Gant. In the playoff, Rothgeb found the sand on his approach at the first hole, and was unable to convert the up and down. Gant missed the green left but did convert the up and down for par and the win. In the Senior Amateur Division, 2010 IGA Senior Player of the Year Randy Nichols claimed victory with 68-69=137. In the runner-up position with 140 were Skip Runnels, Dave Williamson and Ron Carter.
Despite starting with a double bogey at the 10th hole and carding three other bogeys, he was able to balance it out by making five birdies to finish 35-37=72 and win his first Southern Open. Coming in at 73 tied for second place was Denny Hepler of Raccoon Run GC, Shawn Marshall of Riverside GC, Quinn Griffing of The Donald Ross GC, Dean Prange of Hillcrest CC, Skip Runnels (a) of Richmond, Brooks Snyder (a) of Williamsport, David Carich of The Bridgewater Club, and Brian Garrett of Southern Dunes.
Even without an eagle, Brad Mays carded the final round low 67 for a two day total of 140 to win the PGA Professional Division. This is his first win in the Section since the 1990 Southern Open. “I haven’t even played in an event in 10 years, so this is a nice way to cap off a season,” said a very happy Mays. His co-worker at The Bridgewater Club, David Carich, placed second with 141.
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PGA Scoreboard Pepsi Club Car Tournament Series #1 Sycamore Hills GC, Fort Wayne April 19, 2010 1
T2 T2 T4
Chris Drake Todd Smith Scott Steger
72 72 73
E E +1
T4 6 T7 T7 T7 T7 T7
John DalCorobbo Chad Ayres Brian Sears Kevin Johnson Denny Ford Ivan Foster Fred Mattingly
73 74 75 75 75 75 75
+1 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3
Southern Open presented by Bushnell and TaylorMade Otter Creek GC, Columbus May 3, 2010 1
Randy Nichols (a)
T2 T2 T2
Denny Hepler Shawn Marshall Quinn Griffing
36 36 35
37 37 38
73 73 73
+1 +1 +1
T2 T2 T2 T2 T2 T10 T10 T10 T10 T10 T10 T10 T10 T10
Dean Prange Skip Runnels (a) Brooks Snyder (a) David Carich Brian Garrett Todd Smith Cary Hungate Jeff Marsh Brett Melton Bill Schumaker Bob Stephens (a) Tony Pancake Mike Abbott Rob Knuckles
37 38 38 37 35 36 38 37 38 36 37 35 35 37
36 35 35 36 38 38 36 37 36 38 37 39 39 37
73 73 73 73 73 74 74 74 74 74 74 74 74 74
+1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2
Senior Open Morris Park CC, South Bend May 10, 2010 1
Tom Wood (a), Fort Wayne
Ron Carter (a), Monticello
Randy Nichols (a), Brookville Mike Cline (a), Carmel
70 E 72 +2
T4 T6 T6 T6 T6 T6 T6
Cary Hungate, Kokomo CC Jerry McMullen (a), Carmel Dave Vlasic (a), Valparaiso Mike Hulse (a), Walkerton Skip Runnels (a), Richmond Denny Ford, Pleasant Run GC Bill Schumaker (a), Crooked Lake GC
72 73 73 73 73 73 73
+2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3
E-Z-GO Indianapolis Open The Bridgewater Club, Carmel May 17-18, 2010 John Dal Corobbo, Prairie View GC 71 T2 Eric Steger (a), Noblesville 73 T2 Mike O’Toole, Riverside Academy 73 T4 Quinn Griffing, Donald Ross GC 75 1
T4 Kyle Perry (a), Bloomington
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T4 T4 T8 T8 T8 T8 T8
Jim Ousley,Tippecanoe CC Brodie Williams (a), Lapel David Carich, The Bridgewater Club Matt Cardarelli, The Fort Ivan Foster, Bridgewater East Tim Frazier, Sycamore Hills GC Tyler Duncan (a), Columbus
73 73 77 76 75 75 73
74 74 71 72 73 73 75
147 147 148 148 148 148 148
1 2 T3 T3 T3
Cleveland Srixon SkyGolf Pro Am Rock Hollow GC, Peru May 27, 2010 1
Chris Clemens & Seth Fair
Cary Hungate & Brian Harris
Lon Kinney & Karl Kalinka Brett Melton & Mitch Blackburn
65 -7 65 -7
T5 T5 T5 T5 T9 T9
Jim Ousley & Brad Chesterman Wes Marshall & Adam Grant Jon Hoover & Marty Rifkin Tony Pancake & Brad Gehl Jason Calhoun & Gary EuDaly Mike Caskey & Michael Williams
66 66 66 66 67 67
-6 -6 -6 -6 -5 -5
Pepsi Club Car Tournament Series #2 Prestwick CC, Avon June 7, 2010 1
Fred Mattingly, Dick’s Sporting Goods
2 3 T4
David Carich, The Bridgewater Club Anthony Andrews, Coyote Creek Todd Sandow, Sycamore GC
69 -3 70 -2 71 -1
T4 T4 T7 T7 T9 T9 T9
Chad Ayres, Hillcrest G & CC Bill Schumaker, Crooked Lake Jeff Marsh, Deer Track Ivan Foster, Bridgewater East John Andrews, IUPUI Jim Ousley, Tippecanoe CC Brett Melton, CC of Old Vincennes
71 71 72 72 73 73 73
-1 -1 E E +1 +1 +1
Mobile ProShop Northern Open Elcona CC, Bristol June 14, 2010
Chase Wright (a), Muncie Jamie Broce, Indiana University GC Chris Seibel, Morningstar GC C.D. Hockersmith Eric Steger (a), Noblesville Brooks Snyder (a), Williamsport Andy Winings, Brownsburg Blair Webb (a), Avon
Kyle Perry (a), Bloomington T10 Ryan Grassel (a), Chesterton T10 Brian Maurer, Richmond
71 68 67 67 273 -15 69 66 70 70 275 -13 73 67 70 66 276 -12 69 70 70 67 276 -12 69 66 71 70 276 -12 73 69 65 69 276 -12 69 67 68 72 276 -12 71 71 65 71 278 -10 67 72 72 68 279 -9 71 68 71 70 280 -8 69 68 72 71 280 -8
Monticello Open Tippecanoe CC, Monticello July 12, 2010 1
Scott Pieri (a), Fort Wayne
Jamie Broce, Indiana University GC
Quinn Griffing, Donald Ross GC Jim Ousley,Tippecanoe CC
66 -6 67 -5
T4 T4 T4 T4 T4 10
Drew Imel (a), Bluffton Jeff Marsh, Deer Track Brian Harris (a), Kokomo Derek Moore (a), Williamsburg Eric Steger (a), Noblesville Randy Nichols (a), Brookville
67 67 67 67 67 68
-5 -5 -5 -5 -5 -4
Junior Pro Am Plymouth CC, Plymouth July 14, 2010 1
Crooked Stick GC
Seth Fair (a), Brownsburg
Jamie Broce, Indiana University GC
Mike Cline (a), Carmel Quinn Griffing, Donald Ross GC
71 -1 71 -1
Wood Wind GC
Morris Park C
T3 T3 T7 T7 T7 T7 T7
Todd Sandow, Sycamore GC Colin Van Es (a), Granger Bill Schumaker, Crooked Lake Sam Till, Jr. (a), Fort Wayne Kenton Hobbs, Woodland CC Dean Prange, Hillcrest CC Blair Webb (a), Avon
71 -1 71 -1 72 E 72 E 72 E 72 E 72 E
Vera Bradley Pro Lady Ulen CC, Lebanon June 30, 2010 1
Hawk’s Tail GC
73 146 73 146 72 147
Muncie Elks GC
Pine Valley CC
Hillcrest G & CC
74 73 147
Indiana Open The Legends Golf Club, Franklin July 6-9, 2010
Sterling Cut Glass Father Son Honeywell GC, Wabash July 21, 2010 1
Jim Skillman & Eric Skillman
T2 T2 T2
Tom Mortola & Spencer Mortola John Watts & Johnny Watts Max Weaver & Scott Weaver
67 -4 67 -4 67 -4
T5 T5 T5 T5
Chip Gagnier & Max Gagnier Andy Perry & Kyle Perry Lou Salvadore & Antonio Salvadore Gus Spicuzza & Matt Spicuzza
69 69 69 69
-2 -2 -2 -2
Indiana Golf Vendors’ Association Pro Assistant Delaware CC, Muncie July 26, 2010 1 T2
Jon Stutz & Blair Shadday, Purgatory GC Brad Fellers & Kirk Sherwood, Wood Wind
65 65 -10 67 68
PGA Scoreboard T2 T4 T4 T6 T6 T6 T6
Mike O’Toole & Shawn Marshall, Riverside ChrisTilbury & Bruce Rearick, Swan Lake Jim Ousley & Clif Cobb, Tippecanoe CC Tim Frazier & Chris Montagano, Sycamore Hills Tom Mortola & Austin Anderson, Cedar Lake Brando Bezy & Jeff Peters, Martinsville GC David Carich & Brad Mays, Bridgewater Club
2 3 T4 T4 T6 T6 T6 9 10
Jeff Schultz, Brickyard Crossing
Perry Dotson, Players Club @ Woodland T
73 68 141 -3
2 T3 T3 T5 T5 7 T8 T8 T8
Quinn Griffing, Donald Ross Eric Johnson, Donald Ross Bill Schumaker, Crooked Lake Todd Sandow, Sycamore GC Scott Morris, Gray Eagle GC Cary Hungate, Kokomo CC Pat Welch, Woodland Brian Sears Denny Hepler, Raccoon Run
69 73 70 71 72 69 74 73 70
72 70 142 -2
Jamie Broce, Indiana University 74 69 143 -1 GC Casey Millholland, Otis Park 72 72 144 E Chris Tilbury, Swan Lake Resort 72 74 146 +2 Adam Marshall, French Lick Resorts Blair Shadday, Purgatory Chris Clemens, Dye's Walk CC Matt Cardarelli, The Fort GC Shawn Marshall, Riverside Kevin Johnson, French Lick Resorts
69 77 146 +2 74 74 73 74 72
73 73 74 74 77
147 147 147 148 149
+3 +3 +3 +4 +5
Pepsi Club Car Tournament Series #3 Stonehenge G & CC, Warsaw August 9, 2010 1
Denny Hepler, Racoon Run
Chad Hutsell, Plymouth, IN 33 34 67 -4 Chris Clemens, Dye's Walk CC 36 32 68 -3
James Ousley, Monticello, IN
Michael Ahlers, Fort Wayne, IN 35 33 68 -3
Blair Shadday, Fishers 32 36 68 -3 Perry Dotson,The Players Club 33 35 68 -3
T3 T9 T9
Eric Johnson, Hartford City, IN Ivan Foster, Ft. Wayne, IN Fred Mattingly, Camby, IN
32 36 68 -3 34 35 69 -2 32 37 69 -2
Cary Hungate, Kokomo, IN Todd Sandow, North Manchester, IN
36 33 69 -2 33 36 69 -2
34 31 65 -6
33 35 68 -3
Titleist FootJoy Club Car Mercedes Benz Professional Championship presented by The PGA Tour Purgatory GC, Noblesville August 16-17, 2010 1 2 3 4 5 T6 T6 T6
Jeff Schroeder, Avon 75 68 74 217 +1 Cary Hungate, Kokomo CC 70 75 73 218 +2
Callaway Assistant Championship Indiana National GC at Swan Lake Resort, Plymouth August 2, 2010 1
David Carich, The Bridgewater Club John Andrews, IUPUI Quinn Griffing, Donald Ross Mike O'Toole, Riverside
68 70 74 212 -4
Brett Melton, CC of Old Vincennes Anthony Andrews, Coyote Creek GC Blair Shadday, Purgatory Ryan Ford, Sarah Shank
72 72 72 216
71 70 72 213 -3 70 72 72 214 -2 76 72 67 215 -1 E
72 76 69 217 +1 71 76 70 217 +1 76 69 72 217 +1
Senior Championship presented by The PGA Tour Brickyard Crossing, Indianapolis August 25-26, 2010
73 70 73 74 73 78 75 76 79
142 143 143 145 145 147 149 149 149
-2 -1 -1 +1 +1 +3 +5 +5 +5
Senior Pro Am Brickyard Crossing, Indianapolis September 9-10, 2010 1 2 T3 T3 5
Scott Morris & Clarence Hardison Cary Hungate & Mike Freed Jeff Schroeder & Bob Stephens Bill Schumaker & Sam Till Scott Steger & Al Ruffner
64 65 64 62 63
64 65 67 69 69
-16 -14 -13 -13 -12
Dick’s Sporting Goods
2 T3 T3
Sarah Shank GC Coyote Creek GC Crooked Stick GC
60 61 61
-10 -9 -9
T3 T6 T6 T6 T6 T6
Harbour Trees GC Hillcrest G & CC Kokomo CC The Bridgewater Club The Sagamore Club Tippecanoe CC
61 62 62 62 62 62
-9 -8 -8 -8 -8 -8
E-Z-GO Pro President presented by Cutter & Buck Harbour Trees GC, Noblesville September 15, 2010 Hillcrest G & CC Harbour Trees GC Logansport GC
1 2 3 4 5
62 -9 63 -8 63 -8
73 69 +2 69 73 +2 70 72 +2
*Gary Gant, Fort Wayne Bob Rothgeb, Logansport CC Cary Hungate, Kokomo CC Lon Kinney, HarbourTrees GC Todd Sandow, Sycamore GC
66 66 69 72 75
73 -1 73 -1 71 E 72 +4 70 +5
Callaway Team Kokomo CC, Kokomo September 29-30, 2010 1 T2
Scott Steger, Pebble Brook 56 68 124 -16 GC & Cary Hungate, Kokomo CC Chris Clemens, Dye's Walk 59 66 125 -15 CC & Jamie Broce, Indiana University GC Todd Smith, Rock Hollow & 63 62 125 -15 Bill Schumaker, Crooked Lake
Nick Marucci,Tippecanoe 65 62 127 -13 Lake &Ryan Ford, Sarah Shank
John Andrews, IUPUI & 62 66 128 -12 Anthony Andrews, Coyote Creek GC Todd Sandow, Sycamore GC 63 66 129 -11 & Quinn Griffing, Donald Ross
Ivan Foster, Bridgewater East Mike O’Toole, Riverside Todd Smith, Rock Hollow
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Golf Buddy Four Man Team Highland CC, Indianapolis September 13, 2010
1 T2 T2
T3 T3 T3
Chad Ayres, Hillcrest & Andy 64 66 130 -10 Anderson, Brook Hill GC
Matt Funkhouser, Glendarin Hills & Ivan Foster, Bridgewater GC Jeff Marsh, Deer Track & Rob Knuckles
62 68 130 -10
Lon Kinney, Harbour Trees & Rusty Mason, Morris Park Country Club
69 62 131 -9
67 64 131 -9
Midwest Golf & Turf Las Vegas Pro Am Paiute GC, Las Vegas October 7-8, 2010 1 2 T3 T3
Rozella Ford Gongaware Academy Dick’s Sporting Goods Sagamore Club≠
E-Z-GO Pro Superintendent presented by Global Tour Golf Otter Creek GC, Columbus September 23, 2010 1 2 T3 T3 T3
Albany GC Prestwick CC Old Oakland GC Sagamore Club Hawk’s Tail GC
67 69 70 70 70
-5 -3 -2 -2 -2
Pepsi Championships Delaware CC, Muncie September 20-21, 2010 Professional Division: 1 2
Brad Mays,The Bridgewater Club David Carich,The Bridgewater Club
73 67 E 71 70 +1
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Stegers Become First Father-Son State Am Champs It was 1975 when Scott Steger won the Indiana State Amateur Championship. Thirty-five years later on June 25, 2010, his son Eric followed in his foot steps and won the most prestigious amateur event in their state in his final summer season before turning professional. “It was a lot of fun to watch. I’m glad I could get out here [to watch],” said Scott, a busy PGA Professional at Pebble Brook Golf Course. Eric started the day at Country Club of Indianapolis at 1-under-par and three shots off the lead held by Brad Gehl, who tied Country Club of Indianapolis’ course record in the third round at 63. “This tournament means a lot to me, and I couldn’t have picked a better tournament to do it at,” said Gehl, referring to achieving his personal best in a competitive round. He shattered his previous best of 68. “I stayed patient, and I knew if I was going to contend I had to get into a rhythm and execute.”
Gehl did contend, but it was Steger who prevailed the final day. “I held it together out there. I let a couple holes slip away, but then I made two good birdies and going into 18 I knew I still had control of the tournament,” said Steger. He did have control over it at 3-under-par, but defending champion Erik Barnes was in the group behind him only one shot back heading to the 18th tee. After driving the ball just short and left of the green at the final hole, Barnes left himself a tough chip from the deep rough. But he executed and converted the up-and-down for birdie to force a playoff. Steger and Barnes went back to the first tee to vie for the title. Barnes hit first and drove into the right rough. “I was lucky to hit second in the playoff. I saw him hit into the trees, so I aggressively hit my driver down the left side,” said Steger. He found himself 124 yards out, took a solid, aggressive swing at a gap wedge, and landed his approach four feet from the pin. Barnes’ approach went to the opposite side of the green, but only missed the putt by mere inches to put the pressure on Steger. Steger’s impressive putting ability came through and ended the playoff at the first hole. “My hat goes off to Eric,” said Barnes, who has since
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turned professional. His professional debut was in Iowa at the Waterloo Open before heading down to Florida for Q-School. 156 of the state’s best amateurs qualified for the 72-hole event, and 63 made the cut at 149 or better. The event was scheduled to conclude on June 24, but due to heavy rains and thunderstorms throughout the week, the final round was postponed until the 25th in order to get all 72 holes in. Nearly four inches of rain fell onto Country Club of Indianapolis in one night, and heavy winds scattered trees and branches all over the course, causing unplayable course conditions on the 22nd. All play was canceled and resumed the following day. However, this caused some of the players who made the cut to make a tough decision. The USGA Public Links qualifier was held at Purgatory on the 25th as well, and many of the players in contention for the State Am title were forced to choose where to play. “I called my coach [Mike Fleck] for his opinion, and he said to give myself a shot at the State Am. My gut was telling me to go to Purgatory,” explained Steger. “It was a tough decision, but it paid off.” It showed he was happy with his decision when he summed up his feelings about winning his first State Am in one word – “Awesome.”
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A Back Nine 30 Earns Runnels Second Mid Am Victory With a 30 on the back nine and a birdie at the 18th, Skip Runnels of Richmond edged out Terry Werner of Dyer for his second Mid Am Championship victory August 13, 2010. “The course fits the way I play golf better than a lot of courses,” explained Runnels, who believes the shorter and tighter Tippecanoe Lake CC allows him to stay competitive with the younger players who hit the ball much further.
At the turn, Werner, who led after the first round, and Todd Palmer of Fishers shared the lead at 7-under-par. Runnels was only at 2-under for the tournament but was coming off a great birdie at the 9th hole. “Maybe that jump started things for me. Things just seemed to come together after that,” said Runnels. He made four consecutive birdies to start the back side, and ended up making two more before getting to the final tee. He and Werner both knew they were tied but were unaware Palmer had doubled his last hole to drop to third place. Both hit drives into the fairway and then hit the green, but Runnels hit his approach to 6 feet while Werner left himself 25 feet. “I had a 6-foot right to left putt, just like you want in that situation,” he said.
Smith Wins Senior Am in Three Hole Playoff Finishing with three consecutive birdies at Hillview CC August 13, 2010, Ted Smith slowly cut Tim Miller’s lead down to nothing and forced a playoff for the IGA Senior Amateur Championship. And three playoff holes later Smith sunk a 33-foot putt to make birdie and take home his first Senior Am victory since 2001. “It’s been a long time since I’ve won this. I’m almost 65 years old, and it’s nice to have a chance to win it one last time,” said Smith, who carded 69-68=137. Miller, who fired 67 the first day to start the final round with a 2-shot lead over Smith, opened with a birdie to increase the lead to 3, made an upand-down from the sand at hole 2 to go to 3 up, and then made an 18-footer at the 6th to create his largest lead of the day. Smith’s birdie at the 2nd was alone on his scorecard until the 16th. That’s where he landed his approach to three feet and made the birdie putt. Smith made another birdie putt at 17 and knocked his approach to six feet on 18 to give himself a chance at the tie. “It was a downhill left-to-right putt, and those are my favorite to have,” explained Smith. It took three playoff holes before Smith made Tim Miller another birdie putt to end the day. “It actually wasn’t my putting, it was the up-and-downs. Normally I wouldn’t have been able to get all those up and down, but I sure did today,” said Smith. Whether it was the chipping or the putting, it was all working well for him when it counted.
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Ted Smith Mike Stephens remained in contention all day, but a second shot into the trees at the par-5, 18th took him out of it. He finished in third at 6771=138.
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Eric Steger and Adam Sumrall
From Barely Qualifying to Victory Adam Sumrall of South Bend qualified as the 31st seed at the IGA Match Play Championship by fending off eight fellow competitors in a 6-hole playoff July 27, 2010. Ten players shot 75 to tie for the last two spots - Sumrall held on until the sixth hole and made par to advance. It was the longest playoff of his young career, but well worth it. On the morning of July 30 he defeated defending champion and top seed Eric Steger of Noblesville 2 & 1 at Prairie View GC. “I knew I had to play well today, and we both got off to a great start,” said Sumrall, who was 2 under through 3. “We went back and forth all day, but I made putts to keep it going. I got rather lucky.”
Sumrall developed back problems four months prior to the event and played less that summer than any summer in the past, so six rounds in four days was quite a feat. But he didn’t admit any physical fatigue, just that the 20 hole match against Brodie Williams of Lapel was mentally grueling. His other victories on the way to the final included defeating Andrew Wegeng of Avon 3 & 2, Cory Ziedonis of Indianapolis 1 up and Alex Stinson of Anderson 1 up. “2 & 1 feels like quite a big victory after this week,” said Sumrall. Sumrall also found success with match play at the Boys State Junior when he won at the age of 16, and once at the US Junior when he won his first match to get to the round of 32. “I learned a lot about match play at the US Junior,” he explained.
Nichols Repeats as Senior Match Play Champion Jackson 8 & 7 before taking down Dave Williamson 4 & 2. His semi-final match was against Ted Smith who he defeated 1 up to move on to the showdown against Till. Till’s road to the finals started with a 74 during qualifying to get the 10th seed. Then he defeated Bob Karcher 2 & 1 in the first round, Jerry McMullen 1 up, and Jerry Caplinger 4 & 3 in the semi-finals.
To start the final match, perhaps trying not to cause a repeat of the previous year’s extended final, Nichols went 3 up by the fourth hole. At the first he made an up and down from the sand to go 1 up. At the next hole, a par 3, he left his first uphill putt 15 feet short, but managed to convert the second putt to save par and move to 2 up. And sinking a 15 foot putt on 9 allowed Nichols to turn Sam Till, Jr. Randy Nichols 5 up. Till fought back at the 11th to stay alive, but at the 14th Nichols hit the pin In 2009 it took Randy Nichols 25 holes to claim victory at the Senior on his approach and the ball stayed inches from the hole. Till conceded Match Play Championship. In 2010 he closed the deal after the 14th at the hole and Nichols defended his title. Hillcrest G & CC, winning 5 & 4 against Sam Till, Jr. of Fort Wayne. Nichols’ win in 2009 against long-time friend and fellow competitor Skip Runnels of Richmond earned him an exemption for the top seed, so he faced 16th seed Jerry Jackson in the first round. He defeated
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This is Nichols’ second Senior Match Play title, but he has won three IGA Match Play titles - 2008, 1995, and 1989.
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Weather Toughest Opponent at Tournament of Champions
Kyle Perry Mike Bell
Players faced a brutal crosswind for the majority of the way around Fox Prairie during the final round of the Tournament of Champions May 8, 2010, but it may have given champion Brian Harris the edge. “I’ve played in six British mid-ams, so I know how to punch the ball. I’ve practiced it before,” he explained. He not only has experience in these conditions, but has also had success in the wind. “I made the quarterfinals over there one time, and I always look at it this way – when it is really bad out like windy and rainy, half of the field gives up before they even start, so I’m already ahead of half of them,” said Harris. He started the day at 2-over-par 73 and four shots out of the lead held by Marty Rifkin and Mike Bell at 69. But back-to-back birdies at the 9th and 10th holes gave him some momentum and confidence to have a chance at the win. “I couldn’t keep it going, but luckily nobody else could either,” he said. It wasn’t until 17 when he made another birdie by draining a 28-foot putt. A bogey at 18 rounded out his 71. Bell’s round went up and down all day as well and the wind got to him on the greens. After leaving multiple putts short, he faced a lengthy birdie putt on 18 for a 74 and the tournament title. He made sure to get it three feet past the hole to attempt a win but a par secured his spot in a playoff. Back at the first tee for the playoff, Harris grabbed the driver out of his bag and nearly put his tee shot in the creek. Bell played it safe and tried a 3-wood off the tee but flew his second shot into the trees and his next shot over the green. Harris hit his approach short and right and chipped on to 25 feet before draining another long putt for the win. Harris qualified for the Tournament of Champions by winning the 2009 Wolf Run Club Champion, and this is his first TOC win.
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Perry Sets New Course Record Kyle Perry of Bloomington held on to his lead with a final round 69 at Stony Creek GC to win his first Public Links Championship June 12, 2010. To add to the experience, his opening round 10-under-par 61 set a new course record. “That was something else, and finding out it’s a new course record makes it 10 times better,” said Perry of Bloomington, whose previous competitive best was 65. He was nine under par through 11 holes and credited all the birdies to his putting. “I putted really well and made everything I looked at.” With a six-shot lead over the field, the pressure and focus was on him to take the win. Once he opened the final round with three birdies, it was convincing he could repeat his first round performance. Until at the fifth hole he hit his first errant shot, pulling his drive behind a tree and leaving himself a difficult approach. He managed to save par, but let his emotions show. Despite visible frustration with less than solid shots, Perry saved a string of pars and converted another birdie at the 10th. A lip-out at the 14th caused his first bogey of the tournament, and a missed 3-foot putt at the 16th forced the other. But his comfortable two shot lead heading into 17 and 18 was only made more comfortable when runner-up Brodie Williams of Lapel pushed his second shot at the par 5, 18th hole into a pine tree and had to take an unplayable. Williams finished with a bogey and three strokes back at 67-66=133.
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Ball State Players Win with New Four Ball Format Eric Steger and Kenny Cook
Grant & Gradison Fight Wind for First IGA Victory Adam Grant and Joe Gradison overcame windy conditions at Ackerman Hills during the Mid Am Team to capture their first IGA victory April 25-26, 2010. “The wind was swirling and you didn’t know which direction it was going – with you, against you, sideways,” said Grant. “But we are both Sagamore players and used to wind that is normally 15-20 miles per hour, which was probably the biggest thing that helped us.” A first round 33-35=68 in the Pinehurst alternate shot format put them in contention, but it was their final round four ball team score of 35-32=67 that propelled them to a two-stroke advantage over runner-up teams of Skip Runnels and Randy Nichols, Brooks Snyder and Rick Himes, and Marty Rifkin and Sam Till. “We figured we would have to be at least five under to have a chance,” said Grant. With the strong field and other teams accustomed to winning IGA events, their assessment was pretty accurate. Grant’s review of the round was that he and Gradison left a lot of shots out there and missed about five putts under five feet, which would have only extended their lead. They were both surprised at the accomplishment according to Grant, but he also admitted that getting an IGA win was “a lot of fun!”
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Pete Delongchamp and Erik Barnes
Ball State University senior Eric Steger and former BSU player Kenny Cook (‘03), both from Noblesville, teamed up for the first time to win the IGA Four Ball Championship. The pair met in 2009 at the US Amateur, where Steger made it to match play. Cook approached Steger at the national championship and asked to partner with him for the 36-hole, four ball formatted event at Wood Wind GC, and the two found success together. “He made putts [the first day],” explained Steger. “I made some long putts today and the first one really started things off for us.” He sunk a long putt from the fringe at the 4th hole to get their momentum going. Cook added, “the greens are in great shape which helped the putts go in.” The two did scramble to save a couple pars during the final round and let a bogey slip in the first day, but ended up at 63 both rounds for a 126 total. The next best teams of Jeff Smith and Pete Wojtowicz and Pete Delongchamp and Erik Barnes came in at 13-under 129. 2010 was the first year for the new format of 36 holes of four ball format. In 2009 and prior the field was cut and flighted for a match play portion after 18 holes of four ball competition. Now, all 41 teams return the second day to compete for the title.
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Club Champions CLUB
SENIORS Ben Davis
Bloomington CC Tim Wagner
Gregg Van Lue
Cedar Lake GC
Country Club of Old Vincennes Country Club of Terre Haute
Willie Slentz Bob Vinson
Andrea Johnson Lois Rundle
Judy Dehaven Sally Masariu
Fort Wayne CC
Brian Dinwiddie Kevin Irons
Grand Oak GC
Golf Club of Indiana
Greensburg Country Club
Harrison Lake Hawk's Tail Heartland Crossing
Mike Schapker Steve Haynes
Maple Creek G & CC
Mike Thompson, Jr.
Morris Park CC
Oak Grove CC Thomas Lewis
Carmen Knowles Tom Milligan
Plum Creek GC
Dena Sudhop Greg Steuerwald Karla Reid Clay Merchant Don Jordan
Ginger Lutterman Lorie Zandi
Sand Creek CC
South Bend CC
Mary Lou Huffman
Sprig O' Mint
Stony Creek GC
Sam Till, Jr.
The Fort GC
The Hawthorns G & CC
Jim Scott Janet Zimmer Carol Johnston Donna Howell
The Players Club Weslee Phelps Rebecca Branson Michelle Garcia Amy Wenning
Long Beach CC
Rock Hollow GC George Wamsley Don Fern
Rolling Hills CC Dave Bates
Hillcrest G & CC Jerry Caplinger
Indiana University GC
Indian Lake CC
Mystic Hills Golf Jake Ruff Club
Martin Bergerson Steve Glidden
The Sagamore Club
Twin Lakes GC
Whispering Creek GC
Julie Siegler Donna Loveless Shannon Evans Earl Whitworth
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IGA SCOREBOARD Mid Am Team Ackerman Hills, West Lafayette April 25-26, 2010 1 T2 T2 T2 5 T6 T6 T8 T8 T8
Adam Grant & Joe Gradison Skip Runnels & Randy Nichols Brooks Snyder & Rick Himes Marty Rifkin & Sam Till Tom Jones & Dave Brown Curt Puckett &Todd Palmer Tom Wood & Josh Neal Derek Moore & Brian Straley Clarence Hardison & Joe Mahurin John Smeltzer & Chris Williams
68 72 69 66 70 73 67 71 71 71
67 65 68 71 68 67 73 70 70 70
-7 -5 -5 -5 -4 -2 -2 -1 -1 -1
Tournament of Champions Fox Prairie GC, Noblesville May 7-8, 2010 1 2 T3 T3 T5 T5 T7 T7 T7 T10 T10 T10
*Brian Harris, Kokomo Mike Bell, Indianapolis Adam Vandercar, Crown Point Joe Hayden, Fort Wayne Skip Runnels, Richmond Marty Rifkin, Fort Wayne Andrew Varner, Marion Ron Carter, Monticello Andy Skillman,Yorktown Randy Nichols, Brookville Steve Coyne, Carmel Chris Gauss, Fishers
73 69 72 72 74 69 75 74 70 77 77 75
71 75 74 74 73 78 73 74 78 72 72 74
+2 +2 +4 +4 +5 +5 +6 +6 +6 +7 +7 +7
McDonald’s Stroke Play Series #1 Otter Creek GC, Columbus May 16, 2010 1 2 3 T4 T4 T4 T7 T7 T7 T10 T10 T10 T10 T10
*Brian Moore, Columbus Tyler Duncan, Columbus Brooks Snyder, Williamsport Lee Crannell, Carmel Dave Vlasic, Valparaiso Joe Mahurin, Noblesville Mike David, Franklin Paul Kingston, Fishers Ryan Myers, Otter Creek Ben Bellville, Bloomington Randy Nichols, Brookville Benjamin Engle, Floyds Knobs Jeff Smith, Indianapolis Clarence Hardison, Indianapolis
71 71 72 73 73 73 74 74 74 75 75 75 75 75
-1 -1 E +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3
Four Ball Wood Wind GC, Westfield May 21-22, 2010 1
Kenny Cook & Eric Steger
Jeff Smith & Pete Wojtowicz
Pete Delongchamp & Eric Barnes Kyle Thomas & Andrew Wegeng
T4 T4 6
Tyler Duncan & Aaron Monson Bob Stephens & Joe Hillman
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Skip Runnels & Randy Nichols
Todd Palmer & Matt Quigley
Clarence Hardison & Joe Mahurin Dave Smith & Dave Williamson
63 66 67 68 68 68 68 68 68 69
-8 -5 -4 -3 -3 -3 -3 -5 -5 -2
Senior Team Harbour Trees GC, Noblesville June 8, 2010 1 2 3 T4 T4 T4 T4 T4 T4 10
Skip Runnels & Randy Nichols Sam Till, Jr. & Terry Werner Jim Rowen & Ray Pawulick Bill Barnes & Jerry McMullen Jerry Caplinger & Steve Baker Jerry Crouch & Jeff McCall Steve Deniston & Buck Gray George Wamsley & Steve Paquin Jay Strauch & John Laskowski Dave Williamson & Steve Williamson
Public Links Stony Creek GC, Noblesville June 11-12, 2010 1 2 T3 T3 T3 6 T7 T7 9 T10 T10
Kyle Perry, Bloomington Brodie Williams, Lapel Chase Wright, Muncie Ross Cosat, Carthage Eric Steger, Noblesville Seth Fair, Brownsburg Kenny Cook, Noblesville Randy Nichols, Brookville Joel Smith, Zionsville Brooks Snyder, Williamsport Todd Palmer, Fishers
61 67 68 69 67 69 69 70 70 70 69
69 66 66 65 67 66 67 66 68 69 70
Indiana Amateur Country Club of Indianapolis June 21-25, 2010 1
*Eric Steger, Noblesville
Erik Barnes, Marion
Justin Tereshko, Madison
Tyler Duncan, Columbus
Seth Fair, Brownsburg
Brad Gehl, Carmel
Tyler Merkel, Evansville
Griffin Wood, Evansville
Adam Sumrall, South Bend
McDonald’s Stroke Play Series #2 Brickyard Crossing, Indianapolis July 11, 2010 1 2 T3 T3 T3 T3 T3 T3 T3 T10 T10 T10 T10 T10
Joe Mahurin, Noblesville Terry Kendricks, Crawfordsville Chad Stoute, Greenwood Dave Williamson, Crawfordsville Ben Moster, Brookville Blair Webb,Avon Nathan Long, Clayton Brooks Snyder, Williamsport Matthew Vickery, Westfield Michael Williams, Indianapolis Mike Kemper, Greenwood Brian Bennett, Kouts Ryan Myers, Columbus Kyle Perry, Bloomington
Senior Match Play Hillcrest G & CC, Batesville July 19-21, 2010 Finals: Randy Nichols def. Sam Till, Jr. 5 & 4 Semi-Finals: Nichols def. Ted Smith 1 up Till, Jr. def. Jerry Caplinger 4 & 3 Quarter Finals: Nichols def. Dave Williamson 4 & 2 Ted Smith def. Paul Petticrew, Sr. 5 & 4 Till, Jr. def. Jerry McMullen 1 up Caplinger def. Ron Carter 2 up Round 1: 1. Nichols def. 16. Jerry Jackson 8 & 7 9. Williamson def. 8. Skip Runnels 19 holes 4. Smith def. 13. Bill Barnes 3 & 2 5. Petticrew, Sr. def. 12. Mark Inman 2 & 1 2. McMullen def. 15. Greg McCall 2 & 1 10. Till, Jr. def. 7. Robert Karcher 2 & 1 14. Caplinger def. 3. George Wamsley 6 & 5 6. Carter def. 11. Jim Anthony 5 & 4 Match Play Prairie View GC, Carmel July 27-30, 2010 Finals: Adam Sumrall def. Eric Steger 2 & 1 Semi-Finals: Sumrall def. Stinson 1 up Steger def. Eric Skillman 2 & 1 Quarter Finals: Sumrall def. Corey Ziedonis 1 up Stinson def. Robert Gleixner 3 & 2 Steger def. Alex Walker 2 & 1 Skillman def. Tyler Duncan 2 & 1 Round 2: Sumrall def. Brodie Williams 20 holes Ziedonis def. John Santerre 19 holes Stinson def. Eric Whitaker 2 & 1 Gleixner def. Todd Palmer 21 holes Steger def. Ben Moster 5 & 4 Walker def. Seth Fair 4 & 2 Duncan def. Ben Bellville 5 & 4 Skillman def. Henry Plager 2 & 1 Round 1: 31. Sumrall def. 2. Andrew Wegeng 3 & 2 18. Williams def. 15. Craig Scheibert 2 up 26. Ziedonis def. 7. Ryan Wegeng 3 & 2 30. Stinson def. 3. Wes Phelps 5 & 4 19. Whitaker def. 14. Michael Williams 2 & 1 6. Palmer def. 27. Greg East 1 up 22. Gleixner def. 11. Drew Imel 2 up 1. Steger def. 32. Nick Hunt 5 & 4
67 68 69 69 69 69 69 69 69 70 70 70 70 70
-5 -4 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2
IGA SCOREBOARD 17. Moster def. 16. Chris Eckerle 4 & 3 8. Fair def. 25. Bob Stephens 2 & 1 9. Walker def. 24. Brian Czarkowski 1 up 4. Duncan def. 29. Michael Powell 2 & 1 13. Bellville def. 20. Terry Stanley 3 & 1 5. Plager def. 28. Joe Gasser 6 & 5 21. Skillman def. 12. Kyle Perry 2 up
T5 T5 T7 T7 T7 T7
Mid Amateur Tippecanoe Lake CC, Leesburg August 12-13, 2010 1 2 T3 T3 T5 T5 T5 T5 T5 T10 T10 T10
Skip Runnels, Richmond Terry Werner, Dyer Todd Palmer, Fishers Brian Harris, Kokomo Dan Hood, Elkhart Pat Mohan, Elkhart Jerry Caplinger, Shelbyville Randy Nichols, Brookville Curt Puckett, Farmland Bill Barnes, Carmel Greg East, Carmel Brooks Snyder, Williamsport
67 65 68 65 70 69 69 69 68 73 71 69
66 69 67 70 69 70 70 70 71 67 69 71
-7 -6 -5 -5 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 E E E
McDonald’s Stroke Play Series #3 Hillcrest CC, Indianapolis August 22, 2010 1 T2 T2 4
Randy Nichols, Brookville Dave Williamson, Crawfordsville Mike Kemper, Greenwood Kenny Cook, Noblesville
66 68 68 69
Curt Puckett, Farmland Joe Mahurin, Noblesville Michael Williams, Indianapolis Sam Till, Jr., Fort Wayne Kyle Perry, Bloomington Billy Bridwell, Elkhart
70 70 71 71 71 71
-1 -1 E E E E
Senior Amateur Hillview CC, Franklin August 23-24, 2010 1 2 3 4 T5 T5 7 T8 T8 T10 T10 T10 T10 T10
*Ted Smith, Wilkinson Tim Miller, Kokomo Michael Stephens, Carmel Randy Nichols, Brookville Terry Kendricks, Crawfordsville Ron Carter, Monticello Skip Runnels, Richmond Larry Landis, Indianapolis Sam Till, Jr., Fort Wayne Larry Nicolet, Zionsville Bill Barnes, Carmel Jim Hissam, Speedway Tom Jones, Terre Haute Jim Anthony, Franklin
69 67 67 70 73 72 70 72 71 77 72 72 71 71
68 70 71 70 68 69 72 71 72 67 72 72 73 73
-7 -7 -6 -4 -3 -3 -2 -1 -1 E E E E E
-5 -3 -3 -2
Team Championship The Trophy Club, Lebanon September 19, 2010 1 2 3 4 5
Kokomo CC Westwood GC Hillview CC Wolf Run GC Woodland CC
-12 -11 -10 -8 -6
Pepsi Championships Delaware CC, Muncie September 20-21, 2010 Amateur Division: 1 2 3 4 T5 T5 T5
Todd Palmer, Fishers Kyle Thomas, Carmel Joe Mahurin, Noblesville Bob Stephens, Indianapolis Marty Rifkin, Fort Wayne Terry Stanley, Angola Brandon Knutson, South Bend
66 69 69 75 74 71 69
72 70 73 68 71 74 76
-2 -1 +2 +3 +5 +5 +5
Senior Amateur Division: 1 T2 T2 T2 T5 T5 T5
Randy Nichols, Brookville Skip Runnels, Richmond Dave Williamson, Crawfordsville Ron Carter, Monticello Terry Werner, Dyer Terry Kendricks, Crawfordsville Tim Miller, Kokomo
68 71 72 70 70 71 71
69 69 68 70 72 71 71
-3 E E E +2 +2 +2
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Baker Wins Challenge Tour Debut Christopher Ryan Baker of Brownstown, Ind., became only the tenth player in history to win on his Challenge Tour debut when he captured the Moroccan Golf Classic title by two strokes June 20, 2010. A closing round of 68 for a winning 13 under par aggregate score saw Baker join the exclusive club, which includes such luminaries as Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke, South African Trevor Immelman, Germany’s Martin Kaymer and Italian Edoardo Molinari. Baker had started the day two shots off the lead held by Jesus Maria Arruti, but four birdies in an immaculate round of golf at Pullman Mazagan Royal Golf and Spa in El Jadida, Morocco, were good enough to take the title by two shots from the Spaniard, who had to settle for a share of second place alongside Argentine Julio Zapata. The 21 year old became the first American winner on the Challenge Tour since Kevin Stadler won – also on his debut – in Argentina in 2006. Baker, who received a winner’s check for €24,000, said: “I couldn’t feel any happier than I do right now – winning’s a great feeling, especially on my Challenge Tour debut. It’s a great Tour with a lot of very good players out here, so I’m very proud of myself. I wasn’t pleased with how I played yesterday, but today was much more like it. I struck the ball really well, and only missed one green all day. “My second shot to the 16th hole was probably the turning point today. I hit a three iron to six inches, and that birdie gave me some breathing space coming down the last two holes. I still felt a little nervous and pushed my tee shots on the 17th and 18th out to the right, but managed to recover well and get the job done. Baker competed in 10 more Challenge Tour tournaments during the 2010 season. He captured a 5th place finish in the last event, the Apulia San Domenico Grand Final in Italy Oct. 27-30, with rounds of 68-73-69-71.
Indiana Seniors Top National Events Ninety-eight of the finest senior amateur golfer’s in North America converged on Old Corkscrew Golf Club to compete in the 2011 Old Corkscrew Senior Invitational Jan. 7-9. Sam Till from Fort Wayne, Ind., was crowned the Senior Division Champion after shooting rounds of 70, 80 and 73 for a 223 total. Till, who is the current and defending Club Champion at Old Corkscrew Golf Club, defeated an experienced group of competitors - past champions at other senior events and a coveted award winner. Bill Zylstra who received the 2008 and 2009 Golfweek Senior Amateur Player of the Year Award was runner-up, finished three shots behind. Ted Smith of Wilkinson finished 4th, Ron Carter of Monticello finished 16th, and Bill Barnes of Carmel finished T17.
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Two weeks prior at the Riverwood Senior Invitational, Till earned a second place finish with rounds of 74-70-71=215. Many other top amateurs from Indiana made the top of the leader board as well, including Jim Anthony of Franklin at T3, Dave Bates of Newburgh in 5th, Mike Bell, Carter, and Smith at T6, and Barnes at T9. Tim Miller of Kokomo finished T11, and David Brown of Terre Haute finished T18. And Ron Carter captured the Senior Porter Cup title July 26-30, 2010, firing a final round score of 68 to win by nine strokes (66-71-68=205). Carter was the only player under par posting a 54-hole total of 205. Smith finished T13 at that event as well.
The National & International Scene
Top-ranked junior at the national level, Patrick Rodgers of Avon qualified for the 3rd seed at the US Amateur at Erin Hills in Wisconsin August 2228 and won his first match 3 & 2. IGA Player of the Year Eric Steger of Noblesville also qualified for the 50th seed but lost his first match.
US Women’s Amateur
Junthima Gulyanamitta of West Lafayette had a strong showing at the US Women’s Amateur at Rhode Island Country Club August 8-14. She took 31st seed and won her first three matches to make it all the way to the quarter finals. Aimee Neff of Carmel also qualified for 47th seed and won her first match 2 up.
US Mid Amateur
Brian Harris of Kokomo qualified for the 51st seed at the US Mid Amateur at Shadow Hawk GC in Texas September 17-22, but he lost his first match.
US Women’s Mid Amateur
Indiana Women’s Mid Am champion Tobi Herron of Columbus qualified for the 9th seed at the US Women’s Mid Amateur held at Bayville GC in Virginia September 17-22, but she lost in the first round.
US Senior Amateur
Indiana qualifiers overall had a successful week at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Fla., October 2-7, 2010, at the US Senior Amateur Championship. Six players qualified for match play, and IGA Senior Player of the Year Randy Nichols of Brookville earned the 3rd seed. He was defeated in the Round of 16. Dave Williamson of Ladoga also held on until the Round of 16 as the 9th seed. Terry Werner of Dyer qualified in 14th but lost his second match. Tim Miller of Kokomo qualified 22nd but lost in the quarter-finals to the eventual runner-up. Skip Runnels of Richmond qualified 50th but lost in the first round. And Dave Bates of Newburgh qualified in 55th and was defeated in the first round by the eventual champion, Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C.
US Women’s Senior Amateur
Nancy Fitzgerald of Carmel was the only Indiana player to qualify for match play at the US Women’s Senior Amateur Championship Oct. 9-14, 2010, at Fiddlesticks CC in Florida. She carded 84-79=163 to advance, but was defeated 3 & 1 by Carolyn Creekmore of Dallas, Tex., in the first match.
US Amateur Public Links
Indiana Open champion Chase Wright of Muncie also had success at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon at the US Public Links June 27-July 2. He qualified for 37th seed and won his first two matches. He eventually was defeated in the Round of 16 by the eventual champion Lion Kim 2 & 1. Griffin Wood of Boonville also qualified for 57th seed in match play and won his first match 2 & 1 against the 8th seed.
US Women’s Amateur Public Links
Three Indiana players qualified for the match play portion of the US Women’s Public Links at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort June 27-July 2. Aimee Neff of Carmel qualified for 8th seed, Kaylee Imel of Bluffton qualified for 15th seed and Kristi Cardwell of Kokomo qualified for 41st seed. All players were defeated in the first round.
US Junior Amateur
Hoosier Junior champion Andrew Fogg of Greenwood qualified for the 58th seed at the US Junior at Golf Mountaing GC in Washington July 1823. He won his first match 1 up, but was defeated in the second match.
The National & International Scene
Fair Excels in First Pro Tourney Former UIndy golf standout and 2010 Indiana PGA Northern Open champion Seth Fair started his professional career on the right foot January 6, 2011, finishing tied for 19th at the 109-man Southern Dunes Tournament, part of the NGA Hooters Tour Winter Series. Fair made the 36-man cut after carding a first-round 69 and an even-par 72 in yesterday’s second round. The Brownsburg, Ind., native finished the three-round event with another 72 to crack the top 20. The Southern Dunes Tournament was the very first professional event for Fair, who managed four birdies and 13 pars in his three-under first round. “Standing in the first tee box, I wasn’t completely comfortable,” said Fair after the event. “But as the tournament went on, that began to change. My goal is to mentally get to the point I was at during my senior year of college -- where every tournament I feel I can not only compete, but have a chance to win.” A former All-American at UIndy, Fair was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year as a senior and later finished fourth at the 2009 NCAA Division II Championships last May. Fair graduated magna cum laude from UIndy last month with a B.S. in Accounting. Former teammate and current traveling partner Justin Hueber of Fort Wayne, Ind., also competed in the event. A two-time GLVC Player of the Year, Hueber finished with an even-par 144 (73-71) over two rounds, just missing the cut.
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Savich Wins First State Am Milena Savich of Carmel, a member of Georgia’s golf team, came back with a 32 on the back nine in the final round of the Women’s Amateur Championship to claim her first IWGA title July 14, 2010, at Anderson CC. Her 72-73-70=215 was just enough for the victory. It took every birdie and eagle she could make on the back side to fend off Lyndsay McBride of Bristol who fired a final round 67 and Michele Nash of Indianapolis who carded a 69 the second day. Both McBride and Nash finished in second at 216.
Savich turned at 38, and watched as Nash and McBride seemed to make it a two-player race. At the par-5, 16th hole Savich knew it was time to make a move. After finding a terrible lie in the rough off the tee, she hit a low 3-wood that rolled up to 15 feet from the hole and made the putt for eagle. By the time she and Nash reached the par-5, 18th tee, McBride was in the clubhouse with a 216 and a one stroke lead. Nash was on the last green in regulation, but with a long putt in front of her. Savich hit her approach closer than Nash, but was still a good 15 feet from the hole. With her family, friends, and McBride watching from the gallery, Savich made another great putt to avoid a playoff and win outright.
Neff Defends Open Title
Amateur Aimee Neff of Carmel successfully defended her title at the Pepsi Indiana Women’s Open June 28-29, 2010, held at Wood Wind Golf Club. Neff’s first round of 1-over-par 72 took the early lead, along with Taylor Gohn (a) of Columbus. Julia Potter of Granger, who turned professional in 2010 after graduating from Missouri, also vied for the title from second place at 74. Gohn followed with a 76, and Potter came in with a 75, but it was Neff’s 73 that gave her the commanding three stroke victory. Neff, a member of Michigan State’s team, has an impressive resume that also includes back-to-back Illinois Women’s Open Championships in 2008 and 2009. She also won the 2008 IWGA Match Play Championship.
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Cathy Gerring of Fort Wayne, an LPGA Member, was the top-finishing non-playing professional at 76-79=155.
IWGA Championship Review
McBride def. Savich in Match Play Lyndsay McBride of Bristol defeated Milena Savich of Carmel 2 and 1 June 16, 2010, to win her first Match Play Championship. McBride started off with a strong 3 up lead through four holes, but one of Heartland Crossing Golf Linksâ€™ infamous bunkers got a hold of her approach shot at the 5th hole and she struggled to get out. The hole went to Savich and the momentum of the match balanced out. By the 12th green, after McBride missed her approach long and landed in thick weeds, Savich brought it back to all square. A par at the 16th put
McBride back at 1 up and she closed out the match by getting up-anddown from the sand at the 17th. Prior to challenging Savich, the 4th seeded McBride defeated K.C. Cain 4 and 3, Michelle Nash 5 and 4, and Amy Thomspon 4 and 3. On June 14, 43 players attempted to qualify for the 16 spots allotted for the match play portion of the championship. All players who carded 80 or under advanced.
Herron Defends at Mid Am Tobi Herron of Columbus moved back to Indiana in 2009 and quickly made a name for herself by winning the Womenâ€™s Mid Am Championship at French Lick Resort. She proved herself again in 2010 by defeating Michelle Smith of Fort Wayne in a one-hole playoff to defend her title. Herron recorded scores of 70-70=140 August 8-9, 2010, at Fox Prairie GC to finish at 6-under-par for the championship. Smith tied for the lowest round of the event with a 69 opening day. Cara Stuckey of Terre Haute, who finished third, also shot 69 in the final round.
IWGA Championship Review
After 18 holes, players were flighted. The 12 players who carded 80 and better made the Championship Flight. Sara Mess of Fort Wayne shot her competitive low round of 74 to win the First Flight at 159. Suzanne Seaton of Sellersburg took second at 160. In the Second Flight, Barb Marshall of Indianapolis won with a 177, and Andrea Johnson also of Indianapolis finished runner-up with 179.
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IWGA SCOREBOARD Play Day #1 The Trophy Club, Lebanon May 16, 2010 1 2 3 T4 T4 T4 T4
Julie Carmichael, Indianapolis Lisa Cook, Noblesville Mattie Lindner, Lebanon Sarah Loomis, Fishers Paige Crafton, Indianapolis Nina Whalen, Indianapolis Starr Sanford, Zionsville
75 76 78 82 82 82 82
+3 +4 +6 +10 +10 +10 +10
-7 -5 -5 -5 -4 -2 -2
-7 -6 -5 -4 -4 -4
+2 +2 +4 +4 +5 +5
Team Championship The Fort, Indianapolis June 2, 2010 1 2 3 T4 T4 T4
Emily Podzielinski & Abby Cotter Lyndsay McBride & Allison Tyler Nina Whalen & Frances Walker Julie Carmichael & Courtney Cole Kristi Oâ€™Brien & Jordan Woods Tobi Herron & Taylor Gohn
64 65 66 67 67 67
Match Play Heartland Crossing GL, Camby June 14-16, 2010 Finals: Lyndsay McBride def. Milena Savich 2 & 1 Semi-Finals: McBride def. K.C. Cain 4 & 3 Savich def. Meghan Potee 3 & 2 Quarter Finals: McBride def. Michele Nash 5 & 4 Cain def. Kristi Cardwell 1 up Savich def. Breanna Patz 3 & 2 Potee def. Jordan Woods 2 & 1 Round of 16: 4. McBride def. 13. Amy Thompson 4 & 3 5. Nash def. 12. Clare Cornelius 5 & 4 8. Cain def. 9. Kristi Piepenbrink 1 up 1. Cardwell def. 16. Ariana Savich 5 & 4 2. Savich def. 15. Emily Dixon 5 & 3 7. Patz def. 10. Ashley Kees 3 & 2 3. Woods def. 14. Julie Carmichael 4 & 3 6. Potee def. 11. Lina Pasquali 4 & 3
Aimee Neff (a), Carmel Taylor Gohn (a), Columbus Julia Potter, Granger Rachael Pruett (a), Linton Kaylee Imel (a), Bluffton Paige Crafton (a), Indianapolis Annie Brophy Angela Gauck (a), Greensburg Julie Carmichael (a), Indianapolis Cathy Gerrying, Fort Wayne
1 T2 T2 4
Milena Savich, Carmel Lyndsay McBride, Bristol Michele Nash, Indianapolis Kristi Piepenbrink, Greenwood 5 Rachael Pruett, Linton T6 Taylor Gohn, Columbus T6 Kristtini Cain, Marion T6 Audrey Fellmeth, Indianapolis 9 Kristi Oâ€™Brien, Fort Wayne T10 Kristi Cardwell, Kokomo T10 Kaylee Imel, Bluffton T10 Ashley kees, Fort Wayne
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73 71 69 74
70 67 72 73
-1 E E +6
76 74 73 72
70 77 77 76
77 73 74 76
+7 +8 +8 +8
77 75 73
74 75 77
75 76 76
+10 +10 +10
Julie Carmichael, 79 Indianapolis Emily Dixon, Zionsville 82 Lauren Giesecke, Kokomo 75
83 81 84
80 82 81
73 77 77
+20 +24 +26
86 86 87
83 84 81
84 83 85
+37 +37 +37
Nancy Trimarco, Greenfield 85 Meghan Perry, Evansville 83 Aren Howell, Speedway 90
87 89 87
81 82 79
+37 +38 +40
Samantha Hainline, Portage Britney Martin, Fishers Emily Johnson, Winona Lake Kelsey Benson, Martinsville
Third Flight 1 2 T3 T3
Molly Ward, Indianapolis Mackenzie Smith, Avon Mariah Richardson, Mooresville Julia Porter, Monrovia
Fourth Flight 72 72 74 80 79 77 80 79 76 76
73 76 75 73 74 76 74 76 79 79
+3 +6 +7 +11 +11 +11 +12 +13 +13 +13
1 T2 T2
* Kylie Kern, Kokomo Jordan Essman, Angola Andrea Vogt, Auburn
Fifth Flight 1 2 3
Sixth Flight 1
Brenna Obergfell, Noblesville Chelsea Zusan, Avon Breanna Hatter, Lafayette
1 2 3 T4 T4
*Tobi Herron, Columbus Michelle Smith, Fort Wayne Cara Stuckey, Terre Haute Julie Carmichael, Indianapolis Anita Zollars, Ligonier
70 69 72 72 75
70 71 69 78 75
-6 -6 -5 +4 +4
85 83 86
74 77 78
+13 +14 +18
70 71 78 78 81 81
-2 -1 +6 +6 +9 +9
First Flight 1. 2 3
Sara Mess, Fort Wayne Suzanne Seaton, Sellersburg Rebecca Branson, Indianapolis
Second Flight 1 2
72 78 75 75
Indiana Open Wood Wind GC, Westfield June 28-29, 2010 1 2 3 T4 T4 T4 7 T8 T8 T8
Mid Amateur Fox Prairie GC, Noblesville August 8-9, 2010
Indiana Amateur Anderson CC, Anderson July 12-14, 2010
Barbara Marshall, Indianapolis Andrea Johnson, Indianapolis Susan St. John-Walters, Columbus
Play Day #2 Hillview CC, Franklin September 12, 2010 1 2 T3 T3 T5 T5
Lyndsay McBride, Bristol Tobi Herron, Columbus Nina Whalen, Indianapolis Julie Carmichael, Indianapolis Nancy Trimarco, Greenfield Lisa Cook, Noblesville
Trine To Host 2012 DIII Women’s Championship For the first-time in school history, Trine University will host an NCAA national championship event. Zollner Golf Course at Trine will host the 2012 NCAA Women’s Golf National Championship. The championship is tentatively scheduled for May 8-11 or May 9-12, 2012.
Danah Ford Bordner 4th at LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament Danah Ford Bordner’s 30th birthday present came December 12, 2010, in the form of priority status for the 2011 LPGA season. With rounds of 72-76-72-70 in the first four rounds of the finals at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., Bordner stood tied in 27th place heading into Sunday’s final round. She then fired the lowest round of the day, a 68, in tough weather conditions to finish tied in 4th. Her strong finish earned her Tournament Division Membership in the Ladies Professional Golf Association with priority status for the 2011 season.
Danah won the 2004 and ‘01 Indiana Women’s Amateur Championships and 2007 and ‘04 Indiana PGA Women’s Open Championships. She was also named the IWGA’s 2004 Alice O’Neal Dye Player of the Year. Her brother Ryan Ford and father Denny Ford are both Indiana PGA Members and Professionals at Pleasant Run GC and Sarah Shank GC in Indianapolis.
This will mark the sixth time overall the Thunder have hosted a national championship event. As an NAIA program, the school hosted the 1987, 1990 and 1992 Men’s Golf National Championships.
Kelly, Neff and McBride Make Cut at Futures Tour Brittany Kelly of Fishers, Aimee Neff of Carmel and Lyndsay McBride of Bristol made the cut at the 2011 LPGA Futures Tour Qualifier Nov. 1-5, 2010, in Florida. All players took on all three host courses for the initial 54-hole stage - Lake Region Yacht & CC in Winter Haven, Lake Wales CC in Lake Wales, and Ridgewood Lakes G & CC in Davenport, and then the top 90 players advanced to the final round. Kelly, a senior at Ball State, carded 71-69-72-78=290 (+2) for a T12 finish, the best finish of any player from Indiana, and the 5th best amateur finish in the field. Neff, a senior at Michigan State, was right behind her at T16 with 72-71-75-73=291 (+3). And McBride finished T81 after shooting 73-73-74-82=302 (+14).
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Siblings Come Close to Dominating State Junior Championships Boys State Junior Championship Before even entering high school, Colin Proctor of Anderson added his name to the distinguished list of Diet Dr. Pepper Indiana Boys State Junior champions. “This is awesome. I’m only 15 so I still have 3 more years of this,” he said. Proctor defeated Ryan Grassel of Chesterton 2 & 1 at Kampen GC July 30, 2010. Grassel graduated from high school and now attends Sonoma State University. Proctor’s other junior championship win came at the 2009 Age Group Championship in the 14 year old division, a stroke play event. “I like match play better because I can go for everything,” he explained. After 16 holes of going for everything, he was still only all square with Grassel. At the par-3 17th, Proctor went for the pin over the lake and stuck it close. His two-putt was good enough to move 1 up over Grassel, and Proctor closed out the match by making par on 18 to win 1 up. In the semifinals, Proctor defeated defending champion Ben-Marvin Egel of Kokomo. Prior to that he defeated Jonathan Bohnenkamp of Bedford 3 & 2, Louis Gleixner of Greenwood 5 & 3, Andrew Eiler of
Rochester 4 & 3, and Matt Shultz of Wolcottville 4 & 3. “That was my only match that went to 18,” said Proctor, but playing six rounds in three days is a test of patience and endurance for any player. Grassel defeated Timmy Hildebrand of Carmel 4 & 3 to advance to the finals. Proctor is now a member of the Pendleton Heights HS golf team, where the 2010 Boys State Junior medalist, Jake Groninger, also attends high school. The duo should create a team to watch.
Girls State Junior Championship Boys State Junior runner-up Ryan Grassel’s sister, Kelly Grassel, put the pressure on her brother when she was victorious at the 60th Diet Dr Pepper/Wear to Win Girls State Junior Championship June 25, 2010. She defeated runner-up Anna Gleixner of Greenwood 3 & 2 in the championship match at Harrison Hills G & CC in Attica. Grassel’s Championship came on the heels of winning stroke play Medalist honors earlier in the week with 4-over total 77-71=148. Her road to victory also included defeating Kaylee Fulford in 19 holes, Erinn Sutton 6 & 5, and Allison Curtis in 21 holes. Grassel will graduate high school in 2013.
Sturgeon and Crafton Top Masters A tournament low round of 5-under-par 66 gave Jared Sturgeon the edge over the rest of the boys field at the Pepsi Max Masters Tour Championship at Wood Wind GC July 22, 2010. His morning round of 71 combined with the 66 for a 137 and a five shot victory over runner-up Tyler Ostrom at 68-74=142. “I’m very happy,” said Sturgeon. “I just stuck to my game plan of staying conservative off the tee and hitting greens.” He hit greens, and when he did he also made putts to convert birdies and even a couple eagles. “I had 24 putts this afternoon,” he said. Sturgeon eagled the par-5, 6th hole in both rounds. Sturgeon earned enough points in the Championship to finish runner-up on the points list just behind Masters Tour Points Winner Rylan Porter.
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In the girls division, Paige Crafton dominated the field with a 74-75=149. The next best scores were posted by Rachel Welker and Kaelyn Lingenfelter eight shots back at 157. A 74 was the lowest round carded by any girl in the 36-hole event. Mattie Lindner recovered from an 84 in the morning round to shoot 74 in the afternoon to place 4th overall and maintain her position as Masters Tour Points Winner for 2010.
Junior Championship Review
Pepsi Max Masters Tour Announces Changes for 2011 The Pepsi Max Masters Tour will have a different look and improved player benefits in 2011. All Pepsi Max Masters Tour events will now be 36-hole competitions, including both one and two-day events. The move to 36-holes will allow all Pepsi Max Masters Tour events to be nationally ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard, increasing our playersâ€™ national visibility.
Although 2011 members have already been selected, non-members will be given some access to these events and opportunities to play their way into membership throughout the season, unlike past years. Players that are members of the Mountain Dew Junior Tour are considered non-members of the Pepsi Max Masters Tour and may register under these guidelines. Pepsi Max Masters Tour Non-Member Information Registration Opens April 18, 2011 $125 entry fee per tournament Non-Members are not eligible for the Tour Championship Players must be at least 13 years old to be eligible To earn membership, a non-member must finish in the top 40% of their respective division in a Masters Tour event. If a player does qualify in this manner, they will be refunded the difference between the member and non-member entry fees ($35/tournament) for each Pepsi Max Masters Tour event they have played in or registered for, less the $65 Pepsi Max Masters Tour membership fee. If a player gains membership status after one event, they will need to pay the remainder of the $65 membership fee to play in additional Pepsi Max Masters Tour events that season. Non-members may also earn membership during the season by meeting one of the following criteria, which would entitle them to the refund listed above: Top 20 players & ties at the Girls State Junior Championship (stroke play) Age Group Championship winners for ages 15-18 Top 10 Boys and Top 5 Girls at the Indiana Section Junior PGA Qualifier Boys Champions at the Mountain Dew Tour Championship Boys Mountain Dew Tour Points Champions Match Play Qualifiers at the Boys State Junior Championship Players invited to be members prior to the start of the season are not eligible to register or play as a non-member. In order to maintain a competitive environment, scoring limits will be in place for all non-members. Any non-member that has a Pepsi Max Masters Tour score over the following 36-hole limit will not be eligible for additional Pepsi Max Masters Tour events in that season: Boys- 180 (36 holes) Girls- 185 (36 holes) Also, non-members that Unjustifiably Withdraw during a round or No Card at a Pepsi Max Masters Tour event will not be eligible for additional Pepsi Max Masters Tour events in that season. Withdraws will be handled on a case-by-case basis and any doubt as to the reason for withdraw will be resolved against the player.
Junior Championship Review
New Tournament Record Set at Hoosier Junior It was a great ending to a great season. Andrew Fogg of Greenwood set a new tournament record of 65-72=137 October 17, 2010, and won the Hoosier Junior Championship at Otter Creek GC. This was after a successful summer that included winning a Boys State Junior Championship qualifier, qualifying for the US Junior and advancing to the Round of 32 in match play, and finishing in the top-5 at three AJGA events. Fogg has one more spring high school season with Roncalli to look forward to before heading to Bloomington. He committed to Indiana University for the 2011-2012 season. 2010 Boys State Junior champion Colin Proctor of Anderson carded the lowest round of the day and finished as runner-up with 74-69=143. McCormick Clouser took third place with 73-73=146. In the girlsâ€™ division, 2010 IHSAA Girls State Finals individual champion Natalie Schmett of Evansville took the championship with 76-79=155. She now plays for Jacksonville University. Rachel Welker of Terre Haute placed second with 76-80=156, but had a chance to tie it up and force a playoff at the 18th. But a lipped-out putt closed out the tournament. Welker also had success at the IHSAA State Finals, where she placed 6th, and she won five Mountain Dew Tour events in her 15-16 age division throughout the summer.
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1 2 3
Kelsey Benson & Mackenzie Smith Shelby Williams & Kaylee Fulford Erin Ingram & Ashtyn Brown
69 73 75
-2 +2 +4
Allyson Hackman & Erin Bane Heather Gladfelter & Brittany Gingerich
Carolyn Kraus & Kelsey St. John
Alyssa Cook & Mary Ellen Romero Victoria Boyer & Lauren Clute Tayte Adams & Lindsey Hackleman Karsten Lingenfelter & Kovenant Lingenfelter
74 87 93 93
+3 +16 +22 +22
15-16 1 T2 T2 13-14 1 2 T3 T3
Cherise Otter & Claire Cameron Ally Ross & Morgan Brown
Girls State Junior Harrison Hills GC, Attica June 21-25 2010 Finals: Kelly Grassel def. Anna Gleixner 3 & 2 Semi-Finals: Grassel def. Allison Curtis 3 & 1 Gleixner def. Brooke Beegle 4 & 3 Quarter-Finals: Grassel def. Erinn Sutton 6 & 5 Curtis def. Molly Ward 21 holes Beegle def. Morgan Clark 1 up Cleixner def. Kennedy windlan 2 & 1 Round 1: 1. Grassel def. 16. Kaylee Fulford 19 holes 9. Sutton def. 8. Paige Crafton 3 & 2 13. Curtis def. 4. Haley King 2 up 12. Ward def. 5. Mattie Lindner 6 & 5 2. Beegle def. 15. Katie Sharp 5 & 4 7. Clark def. 10. Tara Clark 3 & 2 14. Gleixner def. 3. Ashley Kees 2 & 1 6. Windlan def. 11. Rachel Welker 3 & 1
William Dixon Bobby Jacobs Kyle Meihofer
76 74 76
69 75 74
+1 +5 +6
1 2 3
Adam Wood Jordan Griffith Jake Leonard
72 73 74
70 76 77
-2 +5 +7
71 75 78
72 78 78
-1 +9 +12
Timmy Hildebrand Joshua Keating Austin Crowder
75 80 79
78 75 78
+9 +11 +13
Quinn Pizzo Tyler Green Kent Linton
1 2 3
Andrew Wood Nicolas Osterburg Noah Gillard
1 2 3
Sam Jean Evan Lammers John Schenk
68 72 72
72 73 78
-4 +1 +6
79 90 90
78 89 93
+13 +35 +39
79 87 87
80 79 79
+8 +22 +22
Girls 18 1 T2 T2
Alison Konieczki Laure Patishall Carlee Cossell
Jaclyn Schindler Regan Pittard Kylie Kern
74 81 76
75 70 77
+5 +7 +9
Rachel Welker Karley Dobis Brenna Sherwood
80 78 79
75 77 77
+11 +11 +12
73 77 75 77
72 74 80 78
+1 +7 +11 +11
76 77 80
78 79 76
+10 +12 +12
Boys 18 Ryan Grassel Andrew Eiler Dave Long
73 72 76
74 75 76
+3 +3 +8
71 73 74
71 69 74
-2 -2 +4
72 71 72
69 73 72
-3 E E
1 2 T3 T3
Kelly Grassel Haley King Erin Ingram Katie Sharp
Boys 17 1 2 3
EJ Tackett Jake Groninger Tyler Nicol
Boys 16 1 T2 T2
Mike Crawford Rylan Porter Bennett Rieke
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Girls 14 1 T2 T2
Paxton DeHaven Harley Dubsky Mary Ellen Romero
+32 +38 +39
1 2 3
Cherise Otter Kovenant Lingenfelter Morgan Brown
88 85 80
77 81 90
+21 +22 +26
1 2 3
Haylin Harris Cara Kroeger Natalia Campbell
79 77 92
73 82 92
+8 +15 +40
1 2 3
Cailyn Henderson Kayla Benge Taylor Keating
96 99 136
95 101 128
+47 +56 +120
Indiana Junior PGA Honeywell GC, Wabash July 6-7, 2010 Boys Overall 1 2 3 T4 T4 T4 T4 T8 T8 10
EJ Tackett Brandon Knapp Adam Wood Luke Brzezinski Jake Groninger Miles Adams Bobby Jacobs Bennett Rieke Andrew Havill Keegan McKinney
70 71 73 73 72 70 70 73 73 72
69 69 71 72 73 75 75 73 73 75
-3 -2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +4 +4 +5
1 2 3
34 35 40
Thomas Lewis Andrew Wood Reese McGinsie
-2 -1 +4
Girls 16 1 2 3
91 90 94
Boys 12 & Under
Girls 17 1 2 3
85 92 89
Boys 12 1 2 3
Rachel Johnson Mackenzie Mehaffey Jennifer Gough
Boys 13 1 2 3
1 2 3
Age Group Championship Indiana National GC, Plymouth July 1-2, 2010
1 2 3
1 2 3
12 & Under 1 2
Girls Team Championship Foxcliff GC, Martinsville June 7, 2010 17-19
1 2 3 4 5 T6 T6 T6 9 T10 T10
Katie Sharp Erinn Sutton Jaclyn Schindler Brooke Beegle Anna Gleixner Mary Katherine Slattery Mariah Richardson Carlee Cossell Sydney Bailey Anna Wilcoxson Kaelyn Lingenfelter
71 72 77 74 78 80 79 78 79 80 79
77 77 76 80 80 79 80 81 81 81 82
+6 +7 +11 +12 +16 +17 +17 +17 +18 +19 +19
Girls 12 & Under 1 2 3
Natalia Campbell Sarah Banister Caitie Gehlhausen
36 40 43
E +4 +7
JUNIOR SCOREBOARD Girls 13-14
Masters Tour Championship Wood Wind GC, Westfield July 22, 2010 Boys 1 2 T3 T3 T5 T5 7 8 T9 T9 T9 T9
Jared Sturgeon Tyler Ostrom Jon Haley Mike Crawford EJ Tackett Oliver Gibson Max Gagnier Austin Winings Andrew Havill Evan Duffey Grant Spiritoso Gus Gilmore
71 68 70 73 73 79 77 73 73 78 76 77
66 74 73 70 73 67 70 75 76 71 73 72
-5 E +1 +1 +4 +4 +5 +6 +7 +7 +7 +7
Girls 1 T2 T2 4 5 6 T7 T7 T7 T7
74 80 74 84 84 78 81 82 85 77
75 77 83 74 75 83 82 81 78 86
+7 +15 +15 +16 +17 +19 +21 +21 +21 +21
Shane Bryant Luke Warren Ryan Terry
73 73 73
+1 +1 +1
73 73 74 74
+1 +1 +2 +2
68 72 73
-4 E +1
73 78 79 79
+1 +6 +7 +7
72 73 80 80 80
E +1 +8 +8 +8
Boys 15-16 1 2 T3 T3
Patrick O’Reilly Tyler Davis Derek Hettmansperger Michael Makris
Boys 13-14 1 2 3
Timmy Hildebrand Jake Leonard Tyler Pearson
Girls 17-19 1 2 T3 T3
Alison Konieczki Ashton Taft Jessica Beeman Sarah Dusman
Girls 15-16 1 2 T3 T3 T3
Rachel Welker Sydney Clute Brenna Obergfell Karley Dobis Sibil Gill
Mary Ellen Romero Kayla Adamson Morgan Clark
77 78 80
+5 +6 +8
67 67 68 68
-4 -4 -3 -3
61 64 66
-10 -7 -5
Boys Team Dye’s Walk CC, Indianapolis August 2, 2010 Boys 17-19 1 2 T3 T3
Andy Gladden & Luke Warren David Frank & Jared Sturgeon Andrew Lobeck & Robert Spiller Logan Barker & Bryce Thompson
Boys 15-16 1 2 3
Paige Crafton Rachel Welker Kaelyn Lingenfelter Mattie Lindner Brooke Beegle Carlie Gehlhausen Molly Ward Tara Clark Brenna Sherwood Allison Lindley
Mountain Dew Tour Championship Harrison Hills GC, Attica July 23, 2010 Boys 17-19 1 T2 T2
1 2 3
Landon Smith & Chad Phillips Mark Whipple & Keegan McKinney Ryan Baker & Jon Kiefer
Boys 13-14 1 2 3
Nathan Pirtle & Adam Wood Jack Sparrow & Jordan Griffith Michael Held & Joshua Keating
Hoosier Junior Championship Otter Creek GC, Columbus October 16-17, 2010 Boys 1 2 3 4 T5 T5 T5 T5 T9 T9
Andrew Fogg Colin Proctor McCormick Clouser Andrew Havill Patrick Rodgers Nicholas Grubnich Bobby Jacobs Alex Beyer EJ Tackett Jacob Gould
65 74 73 74 78 75 74 73 77 76
72 69 73 74 71 74 75 76 73 74
-7 -1 +2 +4 +5 +5 +5 +5 +6 +6
Girls 1 2 3 4 5 T6 T6 T8 T8 T10 T10
Natalie Schmett Rachel Welker Molly Ward Kelly Grassel Brenna Sherwood Sydney Clute Harley Dubsky Briana Midkiff Dana Hayden Mattie Lindner Kennedy Windlan
76 76 79 81 82 85 82 87 85 85 83
79 80 79 79 81 79 82 78 80 82 84
+11 +12 +14 +16 +19 +20 +20 +21 +21 +23 +23
Boys State Junior Kampen GC, West Lafayette July 26-30, 2010 Finals: Colin Proctor def. Ryan Grassel 1 up3 pt Semi-Finals: Proctor def. Ben-Marvin Egel 3 & 1 Grassel def. Timmy Hildebrand 4 & 3 Quarter-Finals: Proctor def. Jonathan Bohnenkamp 3 & 2 Egel def. Tyler Nicol 6 & 5 Grassel def. Thomas Goss 1 up Hildebrand def. Nick Grubnich 2 & 1 Round of 16: Proctor def. Louis Gleixner 5 & 3 Bohnenkamp def. Zach Muench 4 & 3 Egel def. Cory Gertz 4 & 2 Nicol def. Trevor Mullen 2 up Grassel def. Nick Stasil 5 & 4 Goss def. Rylan Porter 2 & 1 Hildebrand def. Bobby Jacobs 3 & 1 Grubnich def. Andrew Havill 2 up Round of 32 Proctor def. Andrew Eiler 4 & 3 Gleixner def. McCormick Clouser 1 up Bohnenkamp def. Tyler Ostrom 4 & 3 Muench def. EJ Tackett 4 & 3 Egel def. Connor O’Neal 3 & 2 Gertz def. Chase Wagner 19 holes Nicol def. Vince Drahman 3 & 2 Mullen def. Austin Martinson 19 holes Grassel def. David Frank 2 & 1 Stasil def. Eric Tandy 4 & 2 Goss def. Tanner Rabb 4 & 3 Porter def. Dave Long 6 & 5 Hildebrand def. Justin Woods 1 up Jacobs def. Adam Wood 1 up Grubnich def. Austin Winings 3 & 1 Havill def. Jake Groninger 19 holes Round of 64 11. Proctor def. 54. Matt Shultz 4 & 3 43. Eiler def. 22. Patirkc Kundenreich 4 & 3 27. Gleixner def. 38. Adam Zimmerman 6 & 5 6. Clouser def. 59. Jon Haley 1 up 35. Bohnenkamp def. 30. Cole Adams 22 holes 3. Ostrom def. 62. Austin Robinson 4 & 3 46. Muench def. 19. Kyle Meihofer 2 & 1 14. Tackett def. 51. Andrew Weiland 6 & 4 23. Egel def. 42. Chad Phillips 5 & 4 55. O’Neal def. 10. Jacob Yocum 5 & 4 26. Gertz def. 39. Terek Abdalla 4 & 2 7. Wagner def. 58. Brian Ulrich 2 & 1 18. Nicol def. 47. Oliver Gibson 1 up 50. Drahman def. 15. Jay Holderman 2 up 31. Mullen def. 34. Jacob Koile 2 & 1 63. Martinson def. 2. Gus Gilmore 19 holes 5. Grassel def. 60. Austin Peckham 21 holes 37. Frank def. 28. Brady Sharkey 5 & 4 44. Stasil def. 21. Craig Niemeier 3 & 2 53. Tandy def. 12. Jordan Lenard 3 & 2 20. Goss def. 45. Thomas Cameron 4 & 3 52. Rabb def. 13. Nathan Mueting 2 up 29. Porter def. 36. Kyle Bowden 1 up 61. Long def. 4. Dylan Meyer 1 up 56. Hildebrand def. 9. Max Bowling 3 & 2 41. Woods def. 24. Keegan Scott 4 & 3 8. Jacobs def. 57. Ddrake Eifert 3 & 2 25. Wood def. 40. Brandon Boerner 5 & 3 17. Grubnich def. 48. Bryce Very 4 & 3 49. Winings def. 16. Luke Brzezinski 2 & 1 33. Havill def. 32. Miles Adams 5 & 3 1. Groninger def. 64. Graham Singer 4 & 3
2010 - 2011 Annual
Indiana Golf Foundation Annual Donor List Founders Club
($50,000 & Above)
Don and Patricia Gongaware Jim and Lois Ackerman Indiana Golf Association David and Jacqueline Simon Indiana Section PGA Don Byrd United States Golf Association Foundation The Legends of Indiana William Goodwin Jack and Alice Lupton Country Club of Indianapolis Lilly Endowment PGA Foundation Michael and Mary Ann Browning Joseph and Marcia Luigs John W. Anderson Foundation Crooked Stick Golf Club Meridian Hills Country Club Ted and Nancy Boots
Presidents Club ($25,000 - $49,999)
Jeffrey S. Gould Terry and Rebecca Smith Richard McCreary Paul and Judi Marchand Doug and Cathy Adelsperger Thomas and Sara Duiser David and Anne Knall Chuck Welter Indiana Sports Corporation DBA Youthlinks Indiana Fred and Karen Reams Boris and Marian Meditch James and Margi Whitehead Richard McBroom Jim Mikuta Scholarship Fund James and Patricia Wilhelm SM & P Utility Resources, Inc. Ames and Judy Shuel K. Douglas and Becky Cook Thomas and Catharine Buck Elizabeth Herr Mag Richards
($10,000 - $24,999)
R.E. and Alice Mayerstein
$2,500 - $4,999
Pete and Alice Dye Denny and Siobhan Dennis K.B. Wilson Clay United Methodist Church The Community Foundation of Jackson County Peter and Jane Smith Fort Wayne Country Club Don and Linda Fledderjohn James and Jere Sturges Duke Realty Julie M. Carmichael Steven David Precision Rings Incorporated Thomas and Celeste Brodnik Dr. William Shonk Frank Short Paul and Sara Nash Brian and Margot Pahud Jack and Karen Shaw James D. Bremner Mark Inman Gary and Phyllis Schahet Jared and Tracy Frederick Joseph and Beverly Kack Charles O. McCormick III, M.D.
$1,000 - $2,499
Jeffry L. Lockwood Bart Powell Philip and Susan Nicely Lon and Donna Kinney Blue Golf William and Wendy Kortepeter Cyndi Lawson Lance Sambol Robert and Melody Grand Charles W. Burris
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Steve and Mary Baker Ladies Professional Golf Association Patrick and Brenda Conroy Michael and Elizabeth David Ted Sturges Earl C. Yestingsmeier Thomas and Lois Dusthimer Boyd and Alice Hovde Jack and Becky Barber Gary and Janet Myers Michael Burks Joseph Lee Crannell Matthew and Janice Cohoat Kent and Charlotte Frandsen Stephen and Betty Sterrett IGA-PGA The Golf Club of Indiana Classic Golf Tournament Jim and Meg Irsay Nicholas and Ann-Marie Deets Timothy and Sandra Sacheck Trey and Cheryl Holland Tom and Bonnie Reilly Mr. Darell E. Zink, Jr. John J. Zachary, Jr. 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur Ted and Cindy Bishop Michael and Margy McCormick Jerry and Deveta Caplinger Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe Co. Jeff and Nancy Greenberg Bill Fox Jim and Sherry Ferriell Dean Abplanalp Joe and Tracey Perkins Tony and Leslie Altavilla Darroll and Frances French D.P. and Kelly French John and Marci Dunham Lee R. Ford Matt and Jerlyn Shepherd Tony and Libby Pancake Phil Hardwick Greg and Lauri Havill Walter and Janet Gross Denny and Bonnie Ford James and Barbara Curtis The Jones Family Foundation William Mitchell Todd and Claire Smith
Phillip and Jimita Potter Indianapolis Colts Women’s Organization, Inc. Richard Dickinson Daniel R. Whipple, M.D. Daniel and Luci Ross H. James Litten Suburban Health Organization John P. Morgan, M.D. Nick Paul Wayne A. Timberman Jim and Christina Dahl Kim Henderson Richard and Susan Meacham Randall and Kay Stoll Jack Woodside Roger and Denise Lundy Stephen and Pamela Lee Michael and Jane Freed Thomas and Rita Koerner James A. Hoffman Joan Schernekau Harold and Jane Atkins Stephen and Kathy Riggs Fred and Helen Kepler Coyote Creek Golf Club, Inc. Michael Eckerle Clayton and Dorothy Brower Richard S. French Edward and Judy Deiwert Don and Sondra Dicken Bruce Boje Winfield and Nancy Padgett David and Lindsey Flaherty Dale A. Duncan Rush Foundation Don and Janice Jacklich Harrison A. Smitson, Jr. Randolph and Beth Seger Thomas and Victoria Bolles
T.J.F. Golf, Inc. Jerry and Georgeann Jackson Mike and Trish Bell David and Jennifer Tudor Gary and Joanne Gant Tippecanoe Lake Country Club Bill Nolting Mr. Melvin Simon Chip and Stefanie Essig Kurt and Linda Mahrdt John Miller David and Barbara Kirr Douglas W. Stewart William and Lynda Stoops Curt and Mary Miller Edward Peyronnin Wadsworth Golf Construction Company Randy and Jenifer Foxworthy Chris Smith Friddle Foundation, Inc. Phil Kenney Stan Burton Jeff Milam PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP Robert and Madelyn Dyar Ron Russ Greenberg Traurig, LLP T & W Corporation John and Pattie Weyreter Steve Sanner Estridge Family Foundations Ray and Carolyn Humke Thomas and Judy Rush Tony George Tom and Liz Cooprider Norman Family Charitable Foundation Pete Wojtowicz John Wright Rifkin Family Foundation
($5,000 - $9,999)
Rick Hovde Scott and Becky Seger Jerry and Pat Nelson Lori Koury Pepsi Americas John Holton, Jr. Tim and Susan Frazier Women’s Golf Association of
Matt and Marie Brookshire Mark and Sherry Thomas Kevin and Cynthia Beltz Mel and Debbie Thomas Mike Abdalla Kenneth Appel Eric and Diane Noble Bruce and Kathryn Hubbell Donald Steele Max and Phyllis Hinkle Douglas and Diane Spaulding Richard and Cindy Steele Michael D. Cook William V. Drew Matt Sauter Kent and Edna Kaeppler Duane and Wendy Borcherding Sycamore Hills Golf Club, LLC Donna and Eric Pedersen Dennis L. Jarvis Richard and Karen Roberts Kenneth and Linda Wolff Donald and Theresa Gunden Max and Joan Weaver Joanne Kubesch Indy Women’s Golf League J. Courtney Gorman William and Joyce Boncosky Jeffrey and Lynn Abrams Ryan P. Myers Brian and Jeanne Tennyson Richard and Karen Mills Pamela Monson Roland and Carol Nobis Bob Poynter CCM Partners, LLC Arthur and Jan Eby Gregory E. Lawson Tom Briere Capital Group Companies Charitable
Metropolitan Indianapolis Curtis and Judith Simic The John H. Schnatter Family Foundation, Inc. C. Harvey Bradley Ronald McDonald House Charities HH Gregg A. Wayne Place Charitable Trust Stephen and Susan Kraabel Mickey and Diana Powell Indiana State Seniors Golf Association Shiel Sexton Company Inc. John and Anne Smeltzer Dale and Susan Barrett Tom and Suzi Thome Larry and Linda Zilm Richard and Chrisoula Rifkin Southern Dunes Golf Course Annoymous Larry and Joan Nicolet Pottawattomie Country Club Ed Espey Tom Shepherd Robert and Joy Elzer Larry and Marcia Davidson Jay and Liz Gehl Bill and Janet Daniels David and Kasi Hornback Peter Lanman Frank and Nancy Russell Indiana Women’s Golf Association Keith and Dawn Bratton Mac Fritz Mrs. Gwendolyn Tierney Richard and Kanda Rink Stephen A. Stitle John and Janice McCarroll Stephen H. Simon The Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame Victoria National GC Fred Ramser Bill Lester Eugene Pullium Ted and Deborah Lilly Bill and Cathy Schumaker Three Amigos Foundation Indianapolis Colts, Inc Friedman Cup Memorial Golf Tournament
Foundation Tom and Melissa Guipe
$250 - $999
Michael L. Shinn Dr. Jimmie Bales Mark and Jean Ramser E.G. and Sharon White Stephen and Elaine Stitle Ryan and Carrie Ford Donald and Kathleen Dunbar Wade and Phyllis Rademacher David and Kay Daly John and Gail Watts James and Catherine McFarland Larry and Elizabeth Boulet Michael Klabough Thad and Paige Miller Nick and Meredith Marucci Ronald A. Smith Brian and Carol Brock Scott and Leslie Goodyear John and Sandra Carmichael Michael and Keeter Sechrist James and Mary Teter Raymond W. Nicholson, M.D. Lou Jenkins David W. Rodebaugh Douglas and Donna Kuhn Forrest and Frances English Ray Goddard Timothy Diedrich Jack and Nancy Spohn John and Pamela Messner Thomas and Margaret Meeks Ralph A. Montagano, Jr. J.D. Hull Glenn L. Banks Gary and Ginger Winder Garry and Patti Pratt
Clarence and Debra Hardison James L. Rine Mr. Luke and Sally Kenley Thomas and Caryl Bowers HMI, Inc. James and Susan Naus Peru Municipal Golf Course Larry Glaze Ted Williams Don and Josie Essig Kenneth J. Yerkes James A. Cheaney John and Brenda Wallace James and Sydney Suiter Eric and Jan Fredbeck Barry and Jeanne Green Thomas and Kathryn Leslie Bruce and Elizabeth Burch Brian and Tammy Jones Thomas W. Hosking Robert C. Goodrich Gary P. Ryan Paul Buening Jeffrey and Amy Goodwin Gregory C. Sheridan Kent and Alice Williams Gerald and Barbara Trolz Jeff and Susan Woodring William and Sandra Paddack Phillip Bercovitz Richard and Linda Mull Thomas and Cindy Hale Albert and Ellen Blake Mary K. Gynn Ryan and Carrie Lambert Gordon Rees Robert Passander Sema R. Sapper Seth and Melissa Ray W. John and Delane Marynowski
Robert and Emily Thacker James and Karla Atkins Robert and Geraldine Decraene Jane Gunsenhouser, MD Brent and Penny Harner Martin and Rene Gagnier Thomas and Deborah Johnson Mr. Leon Mordoh Charles Vaughan David and Jean Fronek Catherine Nordholm Wayne and Polly Nicely Scott Schenk Bruce Schenker Mike and Jody Petrie Robert Younger David Wachtel Allan and Lynne Bir John and Christine Lewis Steve and Joyce Paquin Jeffrey and Ruth Franz Mrs. Irma Friedman Andrew and Kathleen Makris David A. Patterson Steven M. Kirsh Stephen M. Newman Edward and Angela White Jay Dixon Cameron C. Piercefield Mark W. Fine Fleurette M. Benckart Thomas and Kathleen Fairchild James and Beverly Cristee Michelle Smith Jay G. Smith Dick Badertscher Garry and Cheryl Kleer Jeffrey A. Walters Tom and Susan Ridge David P. Sproat Richard A. Evanseck, D.D.S. Blair Vandivier Cox, Sargeant & Burns, P.C. Randall Staton Joseph and Pamela Pereira Wesley F. Peik Brett Egelske John and Elizabeth Morton Sean and Julie Milloy Ronald and Marjorie Carmichael Raymond and Monica Nutty Pete Guillot Brenton Agan John and Janice Williams Earl B. Pulse John A. Lowenstine, C.P.A. PC Charles and Kim Welker Wayne Mahn David Dalton Rick and Sherry Hemsoth David and Lorna Estes Stephen and Diane Brown Brent and Sarah Claymon R. Trent and Doris McWilliams Jon F. Spadorcia Robert and Janice Nowling David and Sandra S. Tipton Chris and Sarah Chocola William and Barbara McConnell Steve and Cindy Basinski Scott and Suzanne Mumphrey Susan St. John Thomas G. Slama, M.D. Jeff and Dana Cristee Joshua and Erin Corwin William and Sandra Turnbull Bradley and Jennifer Tandy Edwin and Esther Ksiezopolski C. Christopher and Janet Brandt Brian and Laura O’Donnell Daniel Birkhauser Thomas and Kristine Jernstedt Marc A. White Paul F. Borowski William and Janice Regnier Jackie and Warren Hauck James and Amy Karozos Douglas and Andrea Banning Gary and Kathleen Downey Thomas G. Risen Will Ludwig Jim Ingledue James and Martha Flickinger A. Dave Jongleux Glen D. Pierce Edith Millikan Charles and Linnda Grimes Gregory and Linda Hardin Brent and Linda Hartman Jim and Marilyn McCormick Robert Needy John G. Giolitto James Rowen Nick’s Golf Center John and Janet Arnold Terrence D. Edgeworth Jennifer and David Tudor Thomas and Sally Keith Jeffrey S. Quinto John and Virginia Sparks
Keith and Brenda Clark Rolando Dirindin Mark A. Sutor, D.D.S. Dr. and Mrs. Clarence L. Lopp, D.D.S. William J. Mooney IV Michelle L. Gerbasich James and Mary Jane Gallagher Christopher and Deborah Pruett Judy and Edward Deiwert Chris Conoley James and Jackie Morris John Sweeney Gerald L. Jacobson and Christine Pasquinelli Joseph and Gloria Gibbs Brent L. Chanley Tom Kennedy Michael and Christine Williams J. William Sibbitt, Jr. Jon and Theresa Stutz Brian P. Harruff Gary and Mary Erdy Darwin Call Christopher and Lynn Fink Terence D. Werner Louis and Kathy Daugherty Mike Robins Richard C. Ramsay Roberta McCormick James P. Covert Gary and Judi Keaffaber Raymond and Diane Giles David and Dustina Hendrickson John A. McDowell Kyle and Natalie Brinker Jacqueline Vaught Jeffrey and Jean Hamilton Vincent and Suzanne Todd James Zink, Sr. Jack and Susan Horvath Clark H. Byrum Mike Mountford Paul and Karen Wilson Sean Jones Andy Neher John C. Elbin Beverly J. Orlando Jack Hammond Jeff Lackey Pete and Deborah Oren Dennis and Constance Dwyer David and Heather Pugh Bruce and Karen Oliver Mark T. Henley Stonehenge Golf Club Daniel and Susan Manwaring Michael and Corinne Hodges Dr. and Mrs. James A. Crossin Skip Runnels Dr. William L. Mason Thomas Hovanec William and Nancy West Terry D. Mason Roger A. Sheppard Fred J. Rowland Larry Taylor Christopher T. Streit Carolyn M. Schaefer Thomas and Mary Dormin Rob and Stacy McCormick David and Glenda Thomas Jason Calhoun Edward and Sandra Jones Doug and Lisa Schnick Daniel and Deborah Conkle John and Nancy Hunter Larry Landis R. Steven Cox Thomas and Suzanne Primavera Bruce and Patricia Monson E. Paul Davis L. D. and Janyce Foster William and Janet McGarvey Melissa Krempp Chad Allen Attila Nakeeb Joe Dailey Randy and Jerrie Hall Dale E. Ankrom Frank Oreovicz Patrick Bauer James S. Carr Jerry F. Leach Kenneth and Sally Truman Steve Burns Todd Whitlock, D.D.S. David Durm J. Terry Clapacs Chad M. Ayres Stephen F. Burns Buren E. Jones Mark Nasser Donald and Theresa Williams Mark and Linda Pillar Jeff Yocum Ron Eaton Geoff Shuck Dennis Cavanagh Mr. Robert E. Hall Daniel D. Cobb
Dan and Marilyn Quayle Edwin F. De Moss, Jr. Charles C. McGee Chad Huck Harry and Barbara Layfield John T. Morrissey David Larkin Jon and Staci Susott
$101 - $249
Pete and Susan Schownir Thomas D. Foster Claudia Evans Frank and Mary Ellen Ivancic Fred J. Mathias Chad and Renae Cockerham Mike and Suzanne Seaton Patricia and W. Dean Cox Paul E. McAuliffe Elliott Phillips Robert and Sharon Stachowiak Thomas and Ann Goss Anthony M. Gambaiani Michael and Julianne Harvey Thomas and Linda Vanosdol William and Edith Enright Allen and Pam Hite Paul Nelson Arch Wiltshire Brad Cooper Marilyn Niehaus Thomas and Susan McGlasson Rex and Kara Gingerich Jacqueline and James Jacob Pete Grubnich David and Michele Howard Ronald R. Terrell Jessica A. Lindsey Matt Clouser Goetz W. Schaefer Joseph D. Calderon Michael P. Chambers Randal A. Ridgway Patrick R. White David and Kathleen Lindsey Michael and Irene Dinnin John Peer Eric Richards Thomas and Rebecca Stiles Michael J. Alley Steven Nord Richard H. Stackhouse SCS Construction Services, Inc. Fred J. Grumme Warren and Patty Craft James F.X. O’Brien Creative Roots Design Group Terry and Toni Ayres Todd and Terri Moore Dennis D. Smith Mitchell Solomon C. Fred Mangin & Associates, Inc. Larry Martin Michael and Jill Mazurek Matt Hayes John and Constance McLachlan Daniel and Alice Ross Jason Hayes William A. Clossin Scott L. Bunnell K. Donald Shelbourne, M.D. Gary H. Kaup Timothy S. Kvantas Amos and Uyvonna Hayes Betz & Associates, PC William and Donna Bonifield Dr. Philip C. Borst Amber Lindgren Drew Dunagin Lyle and Cana Lingenfelter Michael and Mary Chapman Ronald and Diane Bader David and Kay Bates Mr. William E. Ginn Gerald and Joan Gerard Michael A. Wynn Jack C. Mayhugh Mr. M. T. Boatwright Milton and Muriel Bluestein Gregory and Doris Edwards Andy and Betty Butterbaugh Gregory Baumhover Charles Mong, IV Carl and Linda Fowler John and Kathleen Clarke Larry and Cheryl Stillson Robert J. Hicks Brent Wills Joseph and Cinda O’Connor Bob and Carol Balsbaugh Richard and Linda Beltzhoover John F. Davis John K. Barry Brian and Barbara Nicholoff Raymond and Judith Dusman Richard W. Packard Ronald and Sherry Wilcoxson James E. Hassee Dr. J.J. Abrams Gary W. Wilson Dale Purdue
David and Mary Scudder Tom Franks Charles R. Wells III Frederick and Janet Hohlt Brian Garrett Brian Saine Randall J. Bertalan Don Monteith Russell James Phillip and Theresa Johnson John and Lynn Marshall Paul Cannaley Michael and M’Lissa Baye Karl and Ann Manders Robert A. Wymer Leon E. Jones David and Susan Findlay Nathan and Julie Averill John and Barbara Gauger Michael and Cydney Rice Harry and Margaret Horn Steve and Joyce Prevo Kenneth and Audrey Beckley Christy A. Singrey Michael A. Rosen Lee Hoagland Art Payne Steve and Debbie Catton Gary and Kimberly Sims Thomas and Lora Jackson Leo J. Dierckman Marilyn Thompson Robert D. Kissell Paul S. Loner Richard and Lori Badry Joel and Angela Hettmansperger David and Mary Gordon Shelly Ahlersmeyer Vincent C. Caponi John W. Boyd Roger Reimers Thomas and Adel Barry Greg M. Burns Michael and Jacqueline Roach Dennis and Kristina Cultice Larry and Carol Adelman Michael and Barbara Kissane Jeffrey and Carol Blair John and Sharon Martin Andy Mohr Jerry and Susan Williams Arden and Leann Bucher Eric Spohn Richard and Sally Sunkel George and Malinda Gilbert Robert and Linda Hochstetler James and Kay Caskey Don Merryman William and Marilyn Shroyer James and Elizabeth Begley Ronald and Mary Lambert William P. Johnson Lance A. Swank Donald E. Frantz Scott and Jan Campbell Terry and Cary Schlotterback Stephen and Patsy Lees Stephen and Vicki Dawson John and Jeane Burnette Cooper Ramsey Russell and Mary Lindner Scott and Karen Bailey Russ Stuart Beth Ann Gibson Patrick A. Scheiderer Byron and Jill Cardwell Scott Davis Richard R. Weiss Charles B. Vogt William Keith Jean D. Paison Rick Kammen Joseph E. Gooding, M.D. Richard and Karen Mendelsohn Rade and Fanny Savich Gary Scott Lisa H. Chambers Eugene and Barbara Perry Chris Montagano Alan L. Cole Terry J. Kyle, M.D. James J. Brown
Up to $100
Edward and Janet Ryan Jim Erickson Brian and Deborah Lapelle Malcolm and Shirley Williams Toby and Penny Stone Jon Reitz J. Murray and Janet Clark Kent B. Eaton Richard Wepsic Andrew Heine Martha L. Moore Keith and Christina Konkoli Eugene and Suzanne Van Stone Craig and Jill McBride Terry L. Bowen Edwin and Anne Ludwig Mary E. Etzler
Wayne Bartel Michael and Mary Wells Bruce Bubenzer Dwayne Kappell Richard and Lisa Hall Dave and Nancy McIlvaine Stanley Carr, D.D.S. George McGinsie Michael L. Liming Roger and Kathryn Presl Joseph and Jacqueline Snyder Gene and Gay Laughman Mike Horton William and Jennifer Brady Joseph D. Gifford, M.D. Joe Dalton James and Karen Crines Jerad and Julie Wagner Donald E. Boelke Edward G. Prusz Richard and Kimberly Domsic Andrew Fogg Jeffrey and Jennifer Kistler Jerry Fox Dean and Karen Bosler Chad Bobe Andrew and Janet Juster Bill Carmichael Michael and Barbara Stewart Sean T. Devenney and Jennifer Chelf Tom Slade John Sparano Craig J. Jensen Gene and Linda Robbins Burns and Kasey Brady Steve Gabel Toshio and Gretchan Hashimoto Mark and Tracy Rapier Berger Hargis Landscape Management Max and Donna Nelson Robert Arnold Jim Heinrich James and Ellen Barr Paul McGowen Charles and Lois Niemier Lance and Amy Hopewell John L. Wells, DDS Joseph and Jacky Barbera Greg D. Jennings Larry and Karen Festa Mark D. Christman Andrew and Karen Hamilton KWR Consulting Sol and Janice Miller Mike Titzer James Zink, Jr. David and Tina Dolen Gerald and Anne Moss Ozzie Kalil Chris and JJ Shim Glenn and Cheryl Hoge Mark Plecker Joseph and Janice Craven Kevin and Susan Ward Brent and Elaine Eckhart Charles and Suzanne Beard Don McArdle Roma Maish Steven and Jennifer Hollar Lance and Meredith Mitchell Barry Ostrom Thomas D. Hilsmeyer M. Catherine Broo Bob Graper Basil and Sharon Genetos David E. Russert Charles R. Echt, M.D. Action Pest Control Robert J. Brough Lemke Consulting, Inc. James H. Young Richard and Cassie Bluestein John Grimm James and Jean Reifenberg Gary and Susan Walker Izzer Corporation Brett Adams Jeff Todd Lee Ann George Christopher and Sharon Hague Scott Mitchell Elaine Garies Donn-Roll, Inc. Emil A. Shemer, Jr. Daniel and Beverly Harlan Morgan and Catherine Burke David and Jennifer McAtee Don Tanselle Dan Aiken Kevin and Jennifer Nicely Kevin and Donna Lehman Matthew and Lori Petrie Robert C. Lee Raymond and Norma Shaffer Richard and Marguerite Scott Jeff Christie Rick and Mary Van Es Gregory and Anita Murray Jerry and Shirlee Clevenger Allen Langdon
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Indiana Golf Foundation Annual Donor List continued Robert and Lori Miller Bradley H. Cohen Jam Group Inc. F.R. and Michelle French Rob Foster Michael Linville Barry Cox Robert Hoover Jon and Barbara Brown Michael and Kathryn Perry Alan and Colleen Kotso Merle G. Dahl M.E. and Judith Thomas Robert and Vicki Tharp James and Mary Dodson Ching-Shu Wagner, D.D.S. John Pielemeier Robert and Ann Schneider Richard and Laura Sanfrey Rick Huser Ryan A. Crowe James and Debora Burns Pete F. Martin Jim England Ronald and Pamela Reynolds Sam Sipe John and Rosalie Molloy Tim Dykstra Tom and Tammy Jones Adam Treibic Frank and Dawn Bodi Joseph Milligan Larry and Martha Renfroe John McMillen Richard and Gabriella Hayashi Dr. Robert E. Wall Rob and Beth Sawyer Martin and Diane Martin Brett M. Hulse Rob Burton S. Duane Pritchett Robert West Mr. Richard Walker Jeffrey and Debra Cline John and Joyce Bansch A.J. Mikalowsky Bill Shaefer Jerry Mobley Joan V. Sanborn John and Sally Peters Paul and Carol Belden Michael E. Gery David and Mary Ann Creighton Chris French Frederick A. Sauer, Jr. Michael H. Bolt Imia L. Clark Jack Crane Gary and Nancy Long Kenneth and Mary Sonner Bill Lawrence Gary and Rae Chapman Charles E. Frey Fred and Dorothy Nieter Martin Clapp and Sara F. White Kenneth and Charlyn Bucher Garry and Sherry England Everett L. Nifong Gary Ross Wayne and Erma Nicola Phil Draper James J. Meredith Raymond and Marilyn Adams Colby Huffman Robert and Rennae VanHorn Richard and Barbara Leventhal Kyle and Rachel Osting Ken Jenniges Bob Turner Dan and Kris Wood Michael P. Jones Mathew Blair Brian Hosking Shane C. Adler Stephanie Curtis Lawrence and Sandra Kupchik Dennis Walters Jared McGinn Michael F. Crouse Philip W. Wenger Richard P. Lux, Jr. Rick and C.C. Burke Larry and Cynthia Baysinger Connie Borders J.B. and Paula Chapman David and Deborah St. John Richard and Celeste Romero Mike Willett Josie Harvey Patricia A. Hanson Jeremy D. Feller
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Scott Blumenthal Bob Garelick Tom Mantel Devon Sims Joe Harvey Alan and Dawn Shrebtienko Douglas and Sunni Dubsky John and Kristi Bruch Paul DeCoursey Thomas and Cheryl Milligan Richard P. Samek Terry England Ken Dale Castle Interiors Ernest and Kay Peas James and Cathy Fisher Gary Fogle Gunnar Martinson Jason F. Sturman Bert Mercer Bryan Sharpe Melanie A. Caldwell David and Tammy Dickmeyer Max and Janet Kendall John R. Bailey Steven and Helen Ahlfeld Ronald L. Banta Bob Moynihan Stan Leland William and Nancy Hankee Jon Smith Michael Millikan Thomas and Barbara Dunham Courtney and Judy Poor Yu Song David and Mary Nash Jim Karl Kevin T. Dress Nick J. Hall Tom Kentz William and Ruth Nicoll Steve Hullett Adam Estes Timothy and Kelly King Alexander and Michelle Johns Andrew R. Drake Thomas E. Alexander, Jr. Tyson Crandall Zachary and Emily Miller Stephen and Patricia Yeager John Roembke John and Antoinette Spicuzza Theodore Kehagias C. Craig and Linda Mock Thomas P. O’Reilly Kevin J. Ogg Jim Perkins Jay K. Sharda Tracey and Anthony Holtzman James Caylor Blake and Linda Ress Mark Bryant Curtis Greer Allen and Kristen Anderson Mary Elizabeth Ward TLA Signs, Inc. Jeffrey and Elaine Smith Densil Williams Pat Houlihan Richard E. Brashear Jack Tanselle Shawn McWilliams Frank R. Miller William and Joan Flynn Kyle S. Tierney David and Lisa Floyd Terry G. Greene Stephen C. Horn Michael Bies Robert and Karol Piecuch Carl and Stacy Singer Bob Geddes Gary EuDaly Pat Kennedy Patricia J. Kiesel Robert and Pamela Marshall Jody Friedman, DDS Tom Pratt Gregory and Loretta Childs Nathan Warfel Matthew C. Herron Mr. and Mrs. Gary Alderman Josh Vincent Steven and Gail McDonald Brian G. Berger A. Keith Johnson Scott A. Shapiro Forrest M. Grissom June Herman Rem Johnston John E. Ryan
Bill Mullen Robin K. Rubrecht Kevin Pahud John and Kathleen Bridwell Larry and Janice Waddell Hunting Creek Country Club Bill Pope N. Harvey Himelstein Merle and Betty Grimm Larry Chadwick Frank and Barbara Nantista Bruce Kalb Carol Lee Allen Bradley C. Drake Larry Jackson Jeff Musser W. Duane Tuttle Eric and Susan Hinderliter Mike Wilson Paula J. Mustin George and Beverly Farra Paul E. Underwood Dave Barry Mrs. Lois Eskenazi Steve Hershberger Douglas Dorrell Frank A. Beardsley, M.D. Nature’s Way, Inc. Thomas and Susan Kirk Nancy Raidy Jaewon Jung Henry Plager David and Holly Andress Dr. Steven Seward Christopher and Jan Long Mark Green Robert and Laura Clancy James A. Scharfenberger Moriag McCarthy David and Judith Eckrich Terry B. Smith Peter A. Kempf Max Marley Chad and Stacy Hanefeld John R. Elliott Garry Woolman Richard M. Rella Russell and Amy Zimpelman Rabid Reproductions, Inc. Mark DeFabis Ted and Cherie Walda Lukas W. Childress David and Julie Huffman Carole K. Wohlford Michael and Kristine Fenoglio Grant J. Smith Mark T. Craven Kevin and Cindy Workman Christopher and Deborah Laschinger Philip A. Diederich Lee Roseman James R. Conrad Lewis Coy Richard and Nancy Witt Gary Cooper Jere and Arlene Leib Mary Funkhouser Thomas and Stephanie Traylor Don Roop Jack Jenkins Daniel C. Belden Frank M. Whitney Carlos Lopez Bruce and Sally Gordon Jake Miller Greg Counts Kent and Lynn Kleeman Brad and Kellie Beck Tod Windlan Larry and Jan Leese Bruce and Bonnie Ingraham Kevin Bird Lewis A. Parker Ali Warr Daniel W. Cox Steve Gregory Chris A. Mills Michael D. Allen H. Clark Brewer Jeffrey and Pamela Bell Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. Thomas M. McDonald Harold Hurst Charles Baldwin Robert E. Wrenn, M.D. James C. DeWitt, Jr. Mark and Connie McDaniel Meghan Perry Dan and Annette Chalk Ralph and Diana Edwards
Merrit E. Rector Dylan F. Purlee Jon and Jean Goins David and Sandy Lambert Charlene Tuchman Orchard Ridge CC Ladies Golf League (18 Holes) Richard Hayden Bob Hartmayer Ronald Glanzman Catherine J. Wyler Jerry and Linda Randolph David and Barbara Haines Barry Trine Tom Fink Rick and Jacalyn Randell James I. Calhoun Ann L. Schroeder Rick and Kimberly Scherer David T. Schroeder Kenny Moore Dan Philpott Roger and Jeanne Sporre Jim Stutz Ron Perkins Danny W. Watson Richard Allen Aaron R. Craig Gregory and Jill Jennings Bob Kennedy Rex Spencer Thomas H. Howell Marlaya Wyncott Randall and Jean Rupp Thomas B. Speaker Kenneth and Elaine Hinckley Douglas and Kelly Tolle John Morin Jeffery E. Stinson Phillip and Stacey Eads Jack Sawyer J. Matthew Skiles Mark Aleski Robert L. Wallace Shelbi Bell Joe and Alice McFadden Steven R. Schloss, II Christopher and Sandra Theur Ken and Karen McComb Steve Wright Tyler R. Jenkins Clem and Jan Witteried Brayden J. Kelly Katie Matthews Tom Ransom Steve and Diane Brown Mark Leaser Tom Wortman Kaleb C. Harness Michael J. Weaver Dean Garwood Kevin D. Noe Bob Hodges Kyle and Beth Ingram Zachary Dryer Victoria L. Giddings Dr. Robert J. Walden Brian Ingle Richard Heldman Andrew J. Gladden Hunter Overleese John Wray Scott Busch David and Micki Stirsman Jackson W. Westbrook Spencer L. Klimek Wm. George McAdoo Robert Benson Martin J. Smith Jordan Woods Brandon Bolinger Julie Stiers Jennifer A. Day Jessica Pegg Kevin Tooke Dave Ancelet Joe Clinkenbeard John Beckius Justin Briggs Carl Nix Thomas R. Abbott Benjamin and Andrea Smith Todd A. Burklow Milena Savich Stephen W. Spelman Sarah Beggs Sarah Bennett Ellen Hosking Josh Jasper Stephen Kraft Tobi Herron
Matthew S. Lamb John Warneke Paul Williams Kevin and Lorie Regnier Taylor Noel Erich E. Johnston Michael Asbell Spencer D. Schultz Tim Wagner Tom and Melody Sandlin Thomas G. Jones Tony Heyworth Bob Jones James and Jennifer Smith David Erdy Kevin and Judy Rush Kayla J. Robinson Fredric V. Schroeder Pauline W. Flesch Ellen A. Rutledge Dale R. Merchent William and Wendy Cohen Richard and Mary Jane Hamburger Philip and Sue Allgood Gregory S. Otter Delores H. Boleyn Kristine M. McCauley Fran D. Calderon Sandra S. Logoni Charlene McGinley Bruce Ploshay Harry and Frances Manley Thomas and Patty Troeger Timothy J. O’Neill, Jr. Myra Dworski Michael and Ellen Jones Vaughn and Carol Zook Brian and Karen McDonald Michael and Monika Lepper Michael and Julie Perigo Walter N. Ryan Gary and Freddie Wagner Anthony and Heather Denger Geraldean Heitman David Huebschman Rodney and Melissa Meyerholtz Robert and Jane Tuerk Jean A. Potts James and Melanie Fasone James W. Potter John W. Elliott Marius and Janice Dalverny Claud Westerfield David Disher Thomas C. Butcher John and Diane Jozefowski James and Janice Norman Paul Benz Julie King John and Rebecca Peterson Jay and Laura Stutz David and Deanna Strange Robert and Brandi Henderson Terry Crone Larry and Sandra Laughner Carl and Cynthia Thies Bill Collins Thomas and Janice Hodson Robert and Pamela Spiller Evan Goodman Steve Pratt Kent and Nancy Meihofer Sanford J. Levinson Keith Gladfelter Greg and Laurie Bloom Ronald J. Newmark William P. Goodman, Jr. Mary Soper Frank A. Safrin Cascades Ladies Golf Club Steven and Pamela McKinney Ronald Campbell Donald L. Peterson Steve Downs Lois I. Flynn Larry and Peggy Gardner Don Edwards Tony Fifer Gary Sailes Charles E. Craw, Jr. William R. Drake Chaperral Breakfast Club Rick Lacy Joseph and Rachel Loeffel Christopher and Kimala Bowling Nathan Mullins Arthur and Jackie Detherage
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There are many different ways to contribute to the Indiana Golf Foundation. The Indiana GolfFoundation is an IRS approved 501 (c) 3 organization and therefore all gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible. Listed below are just a few of the giving opportunities with the Indiana Golf Foundation.
A gift of cash is the simplest, most direct, and most popular way to support the Indiana Golf Foundation. Because of the tax savings from the charitable deduction, your net cost can be much less than the actual amount of the gift.
Popular alternatives to cash are gifts of appreciated property, such as securities. A securities transfer can take place one of two ways – either through a broker transfer or certificate. Please contact the Foundation for more information.
Many donors who wish to make a major contribution to the Indiana Golf Foundation choose to pledge the gift over a period of 3-5 years. Any gift over $5,000 can be pledged over an extended period of time and qualifies as a major gift to the organization. All major donors are recognized by a naming opportunity.A full list of available naming opportunities is available on our web site: www.indianagolf.org
The purpose of the Indiana Golf Foundation’s planned giving program is to assist fellow golfers and friends who want to contribute to the Foundation’s future in a manner that meets the needs of their own situation. Whether through a life-income plan,a deferred gift or a trust, the Foundation will be happy to work with you and your advisors inarranging the gift plan that best suits your objectives.
The Hoosier Golfers Society For the serious golfer, the Hoosier Golfers Society offers a rewarding way to support the present and future of the Indiana Golf Foundation. By joining the Society you will be supporting current Foundation programs as well as establishing a reserve fund to develop new programs and services. As a Hoosier Golfers Society member, your contribution goes to support the following programs: • junior golf development and programs • junior golf academy scholarships • junior tour competitions, • college scholarships, • Indiana Golf Hall of Fame, • Indiana Golf Foundation general operations. In appreciation of your support, you will receive an annual gift as well as an invitation to participate in one of our Hoosier Golfers Society play days that will be held two times a year at a private or first-class public facility.
Your Support is Needed...
Your Foundation Membership is critical for the continued growth of the Foundation. Memberships provide the Foundation with the funding needed to continue to offer scholarship programs toeconomically disadvantaged youth and to keep the cost of our Academy and Junior Golf programs affordable for everyone.
YES! I want to be a 2011 member of the Indiana Golf Foundation
Masters (IGF Logo Clothing) Hoosier Golfers Society
$30 $50 $100 $250 $500
Hoosier Golfers Society
Hoosier Golfers Society
Par (IGF Bag Tag) Birdie (IGF Vanity License Plate, Golf Pass) Eagle (IGF Hat)
(HGS Logo Callaway Computer Backpack & Invitation to a"Play Day") * (HGS Logo Ogio Overnight Bag & Invitation to 2 "Play Days")*
($1,000 Level Gifts plus Invitation to exclusive golf experience) **
* 2011 Play Days are scheduled for Broadmoor Country Club (May 16) and a course to be named (Fall 2011) * * Round of golf for four at either Crooked Stick, The Dye Course at French Lick Resort, or Sycamore Hills
My check for $_____ is enclosed (payable to the Indiana Golf Foundation). Please charge $_____ to my credit card. MasterCard Visa AmEx Card#______________________________ Exp. Date___________ Name on card _______________________________ Signature ______________________ Phone # (____ )___________________ (required for credit card) Name___________________________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________ City___________________________ State_____ Zip____________ E-mail address _____________________ Please designate your shirt size (if applicable): Men’s XXL XL L
Please return your response card to:
Indiana Golf Foundation Membership Program P.O. Box 516 Franklin, IN 46131
I do not wish to receive a gift so that I may receive a 100% tax deduction.
(All levels of membership can be billed quarterly)
2010 - 2011 Annual
Indiana Golf Foundation P.O. Box 516 Franklin, IN 46131 (800) 779-7271 Published Irregularly
INDIANA GOLF FOUNDATION GONGAWARE JUNIOR ACADEMY
Including: • PGA Instruction • Air Conditioned Accommodations • State-of-the-Art Outdoor & Indoor Teaching Facilities • All-Inclusive Academy Camps Start at $125
Promoting the Game, Honoring the Tradition