By John Erwine Heart of America's 15th Golf Scramble was one for the books – or at least one worthy of being celebrated by all on the 19th green! The weather Sept. 23 at WinterStone Golf Course was perfect -- sunny and mid-70’s, COVID19 was not our visitor, 18 foursomes in abundance, great prizes, numerous wonderful sponsors and great volunteers.
It seems that each year we say this one is either the best, or close to it. This year there is no doubt -- this was a Hole in One. Among the sponsors were four Eagle Sponsors, contributing no less than $1,000 each. They are Jane and Bob Rutherford, In Harmony Therapeutic Massage, World Travel Services, and Creative Planning. Also, just as important were the seventeen Hole Sponsors, each contributing $100 or more. In addition, a new PARSponsor was introduced this year for those who were interested in smaller contributions, of which there were a number. That meant that every hole had at least one of various sponsorship recognition signs planted on each green.
This year we were back to our long-time routine of golfing, raffle prizes, buffet dinner and door prizes, in each other’s company. Don Fuson performed his emcee act, none better, for the remainder of the evening with door and flight prizes for golf team winners of skill. Adding to the festivities, Swing Shift, comprising veterans John Braden, Carter Combs, Bob Velazquez, and Eric Weber,closed the evening with great quarteting. Special thanks must go to our 2021 Scramble volunteers: Harvey Shapiro, Mike O’Dell,Mike Schumacher,Tom Hadley, Bart Bartholomew, Charles Ramirez,Rick Huyck, Linda Schumacher, Marty Oldehoeft, Marlin Weidler, Don Fuson and Swing Shift. Certainly, to be commended for their support and involvement, are all the Heart of America Chorus members and significant others who helped in obtaining prizes, foursomes, and helping in whatever way they could.