Golf Scramble No. 16 -- We’ll call this an ‘Eagle’!

Type of post: Chorus news item
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: John Braden
Status: Archived
Date Posted: Tue, Oct 18 2022
By John Erwine

A very mild fall day provided a comfortable round of golf for the 15 foursomes who played in the Sept. 22, 2022, Heart of America Chorus Golf Scramble at WinterStone Golf Course. It had been so hot in the days preceding the scramble that this was a welcome relief.

As always, WinterStone, in Independence, provided excellent playing conditions and made this a most enjoyable day for all. To conclude the day, we enjoyed a buffet dinner of BBQ pulled pork and chicken, cheesy corn, baked beans and lemonade.

We owe a huge ‘thank you’ to all our hole sponsors. Why? Because every cent of these funds goes to our bottom line to help support and share our singing passion. A huge recognition goes to our Eagle sponsors, donating no less than $1,000. They are Bob & Jane Ruthersford, and Creative Planning. Our Birdie sponsors, donating no less than $500 are In Harmony Therapeutic Massage, and World Travel Services. And a huge thank you and recognition to the 19 Hole sponsors who donated no less than $100 each. In total, these gracious donations amounted to $6,320.

We had a great talent pit of volunteers that came together making this another successful fund-raiser. This must also include everyone in the chapter who pitched in to help when asked as well. Our cast of volunteers to be especially recognized this year are Harvey Shapiro, Mike Schumacher, Tom Hadley, Mike O’Dell, Don Fuson, Rich Huyck, John Erwine, Linda Schumacher, Marty Oldehoeft, Bart Bartholomew, Jim Bagby, Charles Ramirez and Wally Thornton. Not to be left on the doorstep is the quartet Swing Shift, which provided some relaxing and much-enjoyed barbershop quartet singing.

But this is no time to sit back. Now hear this:

Players and Potential Players: #1 -- Clean, wipe down and polish your clubs. #2 -- make a note in your Day-Timer with a big red X for Sept. 21, 2023. It is already penciled in and waiting.

Everyone: It’s not too early to be putting a list together of potential players, sponsors (big and small), even the opportunity to be a volunteer to help make the next HOA Golf Scramble another smooth-running event. Believe it or not, I think volunteers have about as much fun as those on the greens.

Hmmmmm… do you suppose we could work in a spring scramble also? Just wondering…