Tartan Turkey Golf Tournament

The Tartan Turkey Golf Tournament is an opportunity to connect with other business leaders through competitive fun.  A great networking event to benefit the McPherson Chamber and its many programs throughout the year.

BIG thank you to the supporters of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and the 2017 tournament.
• Reach Solutions got the teams off to a hearty start with breakfast casserole, breakfast on a stick (pancake wrapped sausage – a tournament favorite), juice, coffee and a granola bar for later.
• Culligan Water had several watering holes along the course to keep golfers hydrated throughout the tournament.
• A special incentive by Midway Motors to give that swing all you got was a sponsor for the Hole In One Contest – too bad we did not have a winner this year. Corey Hoover had to drive the 2017 Arcadian back to the dealership.
• To sweeten the competitive play, Gary Hess of Edward Jones sponsored the additional $300 prize money for the winning team!
• Thank you to Stupka Chiropractic & Wellness Center for sponsoring the Three Rings Brewery “Earthshine Wheat” refreshment.

Hole & Prize Sponsors
Emprise Bank, Elliott Insurance & Real Estate, Home State Bank, Prairie Landworks, Inc., Wichita Eisenhower National Airport and Nex-Tech

Hole Sponsors
McPherson Concrete Products, CertainTeed Siding Products Group, Welco Services, Nex-Tech Wireless, Farmers State Bank, Hutton Construction Corp., Hassman Termite & Pest Control, McPherson Business Solutions, Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball Chtd, Gilmore Solutions, Inc.

Raffle Contributors
Turkey Creek Golf Course, Cherry Oaks, Sand Creek, Crazy Horse, Quail Ridge and Rolling Meadows

Golf Ball & Other In Kind Donations
Gary Hess – Edward Jones, Brad Seibel – Edward Jones, Nelson Appraisal, Peoples Bank & Trust, Turkey Creek Golf Course, Waddell & Reed, MTC, CHS, Ken D. Cotton DDS, Hess Oil, Three Rings Brewery, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd and Sharp Advertising.

26th Annual Tartan Turkey Golf Tournament Results

A team representing Ferguson Production #1 walked away with top honors at this year’s McPherson Chamber of Commerce Tartan Turkey Golf Tournament noncompetitive division. Jason Clapper, Reed Hardgrave, Cliff Hawkes and Brooks Walsh captured first place first flight with a 57 score in the four-person scramble. In addition to prizes, the team received the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Traveling trophy. Second place first flight went to Prairie Landworks Inc. – Tom Saffel, John Reimer, Michael Wallace & Dennis Garrett with a score of 58. Team Morales came in third in first flight scoring 59. The team was comprised of Adrian Morales, Jake Strecker, Graham Crain and Brian Bina.

Second flight honors went to Ferguson Production #2 (Scott Ferguson, Mark Wells, Rod Buchman and Leland DeWild) with a score of 65. Farmers Alliance (Ryan Hicks, Joe Brossard, James Donlap and Konner Bergstrom placed second with a score of 67. Rounding out the second flight with a score of 67 was Ferguson Production #3 (Richard Nelson, Joe Julius, Mike Davies and Larry Geist).

The competitive division of the Tartan Turkey Golf Tournament had 6 teams competing for cash prizes. Taking the first place slot with a score of 55 was Farmers Alliance #1 (Zac Lock, Mark Wash, Mary Gayer and Mike Liebl). Placing second was the Breakfast Club scoring 57 (Jamie Piper, Doug Gayer, Tony Fawl & Monty Koehn). Finally third place went Home State Bank team consisting of Jonathan Rothrock, Treg Fawl, Chris Schneider and Tyler Greer scoring 57.

Hole prizes were awarded as follows:
closest to the pin on #5, Jason Clappel;
closest to the pin on #6, Brooks Walsh;
longest putt on #9, Justin Loewen
closest to the pin in 2 #10, Joe Brossard;
Longest Putt on #11, Jake Strecker; and
closest to the pin in 2 #16, Leland DeWild.

Twenty-one teams took part in the 26th annual tournament which took place Saturday, June 10 at the 4th Ranked Turkey Creek Golf Course. Best Things Kansas recently published the “10 Best Public Golf Courses in Kansas.” Criteria focused on well-conditioned courses for golfers at all skills levels. American Towns Media author, Cindy Lockstone, noted “Great fairways and perfect greens are what most of these municipal golf course share.” The Tartan Turkey Golf Tournament is an event of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce.