Recap: FPA of MN Golf & Bocce Outing

Submitted by Ron Evans - Director, Member Experience

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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

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