It was a gorgeous day to host the Medic Golf Scramble at the South Golf Course in Cherokee Village on Saturday, Sept. 8. Sixty players on 30 area teams could not have asked for a finer day to compete for fun and a to support the local Spring River Ambulance Service.
Winning teams included:
First Flight: 1st: Michele Duggan-Natasha Chapman, 66; 2nd: John R. Thurman-Alicia Thurman, 68; 3rd: Ted Zabel-Walt Brown, 69.
Second Flight: 1st: Ron Patterson-Gary Wells, 76; 2nd: Bob Pittman-Dianne Pittman, 76; 3rd: Steve Fuller-Charlie Fuller, 76
Third Flight: 1st: Charlie Yates-Michael Hurt, 83; 2nd: Roland Begalski-Ken Guidry, 85; 3rd: James Jensen-Jake Archer, 88.
Among the hole competition prizes, men's longest drive in fairway was awarded to Sherman Sabie. Women's longest drive in fairway was won by Natasha Chapman, and longest putt was made by Jimmy Jones 19-feet, 11-inches.
Final tallies show over $5,700 proceeds with help of all team participants, tournament, flight prize, food, and hole prize sponsors. As SRPAS Foundation is a 501c3 organization, all donations are tax deductible. Tournament Chairman Debbie Kehrli and all members of the ambulance foundation say a heartfelt "thank you" to all 53 business sponsors, without whom there would be no benefit tournament. Major sponsors included: Resuscitation Level: Liberty Bank of Arkansas and First National Banking Company. Paramedic Level: White River Medical Clinic and Garner Family Medical Clinic. Hole in One prize Sponsor, Cherokee Village Water Works. EMT Level: Goings & Associates, Highland Window & Door, Triple R Bond Inc, All About Smiles, Larry Bronson, Architect, Modern Woodman of America, Sandy Murphy Agent, Heath Funeral Home, North Arkansas Electric Co-Op, AZ Printing, Edward Jones & Co. Investments, Larry Kissee Law Firm, Hometown Radio, Homestead Abstract & Title, Simmons First National Bank, Fulton County Hospital, and the Cherokee Village Lions Club. There were also 11 Siren Level Sponsors and 20 Band-Aid Level Sponsors.
The 4th annual Medic Scramble will be held on the second Saturday in September 2013. Businesses are asked to place the tournament in the new budget year for your sponsorship to support emergent care in our local and surrounding areas.