Submitted by Ron Evans - Director, Member Experience
Diamond Partner, Vanguard sponsored the 2017 FPA of MN Golf and Bocce Ball tournament. It was a big success. The weather was a picture perfect day at the Midland Hills Country Club. Thank you to all of the participants for playing golf and bocce ball to support Homeward Bound while having fun away from the office. To that end, the event raised $7,678 for our charity.
Playing on a private course is always a treat and adventure. The course was in excellent shape. As with most private courses there isn’t a lot of signage showing where the next tee box is located or a score card showing the layout of the course. That made it challenging along with finding sprinkler heads with distant numbers to the hole. With that said, the committee did receive a lot of compliments, from participants, on a job well done.
During lunch, between shots, at sponsored tee boxes, while waiting for the beverage cart and after the golf and bocce ball networking was enjoyed by all.
A big “THANK YOU” to the Annual Partners, hole sponsors, event game sponsors, Partee cart sponsor, raffle donors and to all of you who helped put together the tournament. This event is only a success with all your help.
If you have interest in helping out with next year’s tournament, please feel free to contact the Member Experience committee or Ron Evans at revans@QAinvest.com.
|WHAT||PRIZE & SPONSOR||WINNER|
|1st Place Team (Golf)||$75 Golf Shop Cert each (4) -FPA of Minnesota||Stephen Lee, Craig Jergenson, Jason Kuehn, Mike Zigler|
|2nd Place Team (Golf)||$40 Golf Shop Cert each (4) -FPA of Minnesota||Jack Shepherd, Justin Halverson, Jason Ledermann, Nick Kummer|
|Bocce Ball Champ (Bocce Ball)||$30 Cash - FPA of Minnesota||Amber Miller|
|Runner Up (Bocce Ball)||$20 Cash - FPA of Minnesota||Brian Edstrom|
|Closest to Hole in TWO: Men||$50 Cash - FPA of Minnesota||Mike Ryan|
|Closest to Hole in TWO: Women||$50 Cash - FPA of Minnesota||Teri Rassatt|
|Longest Putt: Men||$50 Cash - FPA of Minnesota||Mark Walsingham|
|Longest Putt: Women||$50 Cash -FPA of Minnesota||Becky Sebastian|
|Straightest Drive: Men||$50 Cash - Charles Schwab||Jack Pickler|
|Straightest Drive: Women||$50 Cash - Charles Schwab||Kelli Hill|
|Putting Contest||McCormick and Schmick's $200 Gift Card - Hellmuth & Johnson||Tom Menzel|
|(2) Free Conference Admissions||Objective Measure||John Bergstrom|
|Polo Red - Mens||Loreal - Macy's Ridgedale Mall Samantha Banna||Greg Donahue|
|Double Black - Mens||Loreal - Macy's Ridgedale Mall Samantha Banna||Scott Nelson|
|$40- JJ's Gift Card||JJ's Club House||Jack Pickler|
|$40- JJ's Gift Card||JJ's Club House||Mike Huber|
|$20- JJ's Gift Card & Pepeno||JJ's Club House & Twin Cities Wine Tasting||Al Mize|
|Petite Sirah & Cabriz||Twin Cities Wine Tasting||Charlie Mahar|
|Fleece jacket||BMO||Scott Nelson|
|Titleist golf balls, Polo, bag & golf towel||BMO||Dick Hemingway|
|Signed Vikings Photo - Stefan Diggs||MN Vikings||Ron Evans|
|$100 Pro Shop||Midland Hills||Jim Gruning|
|$200 Pro Shop||Midland Hills||Jim Schaefer|
|$100 Pro Shop||Midland Hills||Lory Wessel|
|$100 Pro Shop||Midland Hills||Ron Hume|
|$100 Pro Shop||Midland Hills||Hilary Sweeney|
|Partee Cart||Citizens Independent Bank||Craig Johnson|
|$50 Visa||Mairs & Power||Shawn Jacobson|
|$50 Visa||Mairs & Power||Greg Donahue|