Strikes win hospital foundation golf tournament

The winner of the Veterans Memorial Hospital Health Care Foundation’s 21st Annual Benefit Golf Tournament held on June 16 was team “Three Strikes and You’re Out.” Pictured in middle, left to right, are golfers Jim Strike, Aaron Strike and Rich Strike, with parents Bud and Marge Strike at far left and far right. Submitted photo.

The 21st annual Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament was held Monday, June 16 at the Waukon Golf and Country Club. Twenty-eight 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 Foundation gives credit for the success of this tournament to the many local businesses that provide prizes so everyone participating wins. Plus many businesses serving this area contribute as hole sponsors to the tournament making it an enjoyable, community-wide event.
Special hole-in-one contests were sponsored by Farm Bureau Agents Wade Bucknell and Andy Moore, and also by Waukon Implement.     
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 twenty-eight teams participating in the tournament consisted of three people each who played a best shot tournament. The winner of the Veterans Memorial Hospital Health Care Foundation’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament was team “Three Strikes and You’re Out”; Rich Strike, Jim Strike and Aaron Strike.
The following special hole prizes were also awarded:  closest to the pin on hole #9 was won by John Erickson, longest putt on hole #3 was won by Andy Moore, closest to the pin in 2 on hole #4 was Dave Guggenhuehl and longest putt on hole #7 was Bob Rotach. Kenny Krambeer of Krambeer Barber Shop coordinated all of these special hole prizes among many others.