Big Cup Golf Outing June 9, 2017

It was a perfect day for golf.  The temperature was  about 75 degrees and there were a few clouds in the bright blue sky.  A perfect day to find the golf ball in flight to the next green.   About 60 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day for a “Big Cup” golf outing.  This was the fifth year the Hayward Lions Club sponsored a “Big Cup” event.   This event has proven to be very popular with local golf enthusiasts.  It was possible to register as an individual or as a team.  For those registering as an individual, the event chairperson, Ray Moeller, assigned them to a team.  The “shot gun start” began at noon and most of the golfers were done golfing about 4:30 p.m.  

At 5:00 p.m., the final rounds of the putting contest (sponsored by Hayward Community Credit Union) began.  Each participant in the golf outing was given three shots to putt a golf ball about 25 feet into the selected hole on the putting green.  Six of the participants were able to accomplish this athletic feat.  These six final contestants were then narrowed down to the top three by each person getting one shot at another hole  selected on the putting green (about 30 feet distance).  None of the top six golfers were able to put their ball in the hole in one stroke–so the top three golfers were determined by measurements.  The winners of the putting contest were:  Logan Konop 1st, Tali Johnson 2nd and Brian Berquist 3rd.  Cash prizes were awarded to the three winners ($125, $75 and $50).  At 5:30 p.m., the group was treated to a buffet meal in the dining room/patio area of the Hayward Golf Club.  Chuck (Hogman) Aubart used his custom made BBQ grill to cook the pork shoulder.  Chuck has done the BBQ for the event the last several years and the participants look forward to his cooking.  Ticket prices were $75 (included 18 holes of golf, golf cart, putting contest, two drink tickets, hole events and Chuck Aubart’s BBQ).

Prizes were awarded after the meal.  The participants were divided into three team divisions (red, green blue).    A cash prize ($300) was awarded to the top team in each division.  The top team in each division was:  Red  Winning Team (Saratoga)–Peggy Dobbs, Jake Novotney, Ryan Smith and Jeff Antilla; Green Winning Team (Mell)–Shelly Mell, Keith Mell, Jeni Strama and Tim Swanson; and the Blue Winning Team (Farley)–Pete Fadness, Dave Farley, Korey Martin and Anthony Martin.   About 25 door prizes were given out to those attending.

Timber Ford sponsored the “hole in one” event at hole 8 (par 3 hole).  If a person would have made a “hole in one” on hole 8, they would have won a two year lease on a 2017 Ford Escape.  They also sponsored two other par 3 holes and it was possible to win prizes at those holes also.  Prizes were awarded at  hole 12 sponsored by Peoples Bank.  Chairpersons for the event were:  Ray Moeller and Dick Grundstrom.  Special assistants were:  Gary Nelson and Liz Korpal