“Burk’s Bunch” wins Veterans Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual best-shot tournament


The winner of the Veterans Memorial Hospital Health Care Foundation’s 22nd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament held Monday, June 29 was “Burk’s Bunch” with a score of 63. Pictured left to right are golfers Russ Young, Wayne Burk and Duane Vorseth. Submitted photo.

 The 22nd annual Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament was held Monday, June 29, one week later than scheduled due to inclement weather, at the Waukon Golf and Country Club. Twenty-four teams of three participated in this tournament. Each team enjoyed 18 holes of golf plus lunch and dinner prepared by Rich Schulte, Marge and Bud Strike, and the Foundation Directors.
The 24 teams participating in the tournament consisted of three people each who played a best-shot tournament. The winner of the tournament with a score of 63 was “Burk’s Bunch” consisting of Wayne Burk, Russ Young and Duane Vorseth.
The Foundation gives credit for the success of this tournament to the many local businesses that provide prizes so everyone participating wins. Many businesses serving the area contribute as hole sponsors to the tournament as well.            
The hole sponsors for this annual event included: Avadyne Health (two holes), Blumenthal Lansing Company, Casper Plumbing and Heating, Coverys/MHA Insurance (two holes), Dalco, Eide Bailey, Fairway Outdoor Advertising, Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank, Fidelity Bank, Gundersen Waukon Cinic, Hartig Drug, Henkel Construction/Accord Architecture, Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank, LC Signs, LaMair-Mulock-Condon Company, Mayo Waukon Clinic, New Albin Savings Bank, Northgate Care Center, Ricoh, USA Inc., RW Pladsen, Inc., Systems Equipment, Torkelson Motors of Waukon, Waukon Dental, Waukon Harley Davidson, Waukon State Bank and Waukon Veterinary Service.
This year, numerous prizes were donated by the following individuals and businesses: Alliant Energy, AmericInn, Bemiss Distributing, Carquest, Country Inn and Suites, Coverys/MHA Insurance, Cunningham Hardware, Dave’s Gus and Tony’s, Decorah Chevrolet, Double D Liquor, Edward Jones, Empty Nest Winery, Elkader Golf and Country Club, Evans Sports Shop, Farm Bureau Insurance, Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank, Federal Express, Fiddler’s on the Green-Whalen’s, Fidelity Bank, Fiesta Vallarta, Gordy’s Auto Body, GF Mutual Insurance, Gregg Jones Muscular Skeletal Center, Green Valley Getaway, Gundersen Health Waukon Clinic, Hacker Nelson & Co., Hausladen’s Auto Supply, Horsfall’s Lansing Variety, Houg Chiropractic, Impro Products, Jet’s Meats,  Jim’s Appliance & JW Kitchens, KNEI, Krambeer Barber Shop, Kristi’s Stylesetter Salon, Larre’s Service and Repair, Leiran Auto Repair, Leschensky Insurance, MaCal Grove Country Club, Main Feature Theatre, Martin Funeral Home, McMillan Muffler,  Mindy Mae’s Rays, Mulligan’s Irish Grill Pub, Norplex Micarta, Northgate Care Center, Old Dominion Freight Lines, Old Rossville Store, Oneota Golf and Country Club,  Pepsi Cola Bottling, Peterson’s Auto Repair, ProBuild, Red Geranium Floral and Gifts,  S&D Café, S.E.W.-Linda Berger, Silvercrest Golf and Country Club, Stoney Creek Inn, Bud and Marge Strike, Story Kenworthy-Steve Duffy, Sycamore Floral, System’s Equipment, Tri-City Golf and Country Club, Village Farm and Home-Lansing, UPS, Waukon City Club, Waukon Golf and Country Club, Waukon Harley Davidson, Waukon Greenhouse, Waukon State Bank, West Side Auto Sales, West Side Waukon Lumber, WW Homestead Dairy, and Xpressions.
Special hole-in-one contests were sponsored by Farm Bureau Agents Wade Bucknell and Andy Moore, and also by Waukon Implement.  Volunteers Kenny O’Hara and Rich Cota were witnesses for these contests.
Many other businesses and individuals pitched in to help with the food expenses and preparation, including Cynda’s West Side Café, Quillin’s Food Ranch, Casey’s, Kwik Star, Fareway, Bud and Marge Strike, Rich Schulte, and the entire Foundation Board.
The Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation, including Sue Blagsvedt, Wayne Burk, Amy Coté-Hill, Jane Dietrich, Jackie Halverson, Kevin Hanson, Randy Hesse, Gloria Krambeer, Ardie Kuhse, Craig Lensing, Dennis Lyons, Ann Roed, Nancy Schoh, Nona Sawyer, and Bill Shafer, sponsors this annual golf tournament at the Waukon Golf and Country Club every June.

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