The 22nd Hospice Benefit Golf Tournament was played May 8 at Lake Tansi Golf Course. The golfers gathered at the Lake Tansi pavilion for a delicious lunch from Big Boy’s Barbeque. The full field of 33 teams took to the course with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
The tournament was divided into three flights based on team scores at the end of play. Winning the first flight with a 19-under-par 53 was the team of Kris Burk, Pat Burk, Kevin Burk and Tom Solberg. Taking second place were Jim Petty, Tom Looney, Joanna Gibbs and Donnie Dixon.
The second flight was won with a scorecard playoff with 65s by Danny Wyatt, Brad Wyatt, Jason Sitton and Sonya Rimmer and the team of Donald Werner, Edward Trachy, Allen Lambert and Paul Streets.
Another scorecard playoff determined the winners of the third flight each scoring 71s for the team of Don Koch, Rollie Wicker, Mike Wilkiel and Mark White and the team of Keith Burgess, James Stewart, Scotty Robinson and Eddie Eller.
The hole-in-one contests on all the par 3s were sponsored by Dr. Mark Hendrixson, “Exceptional Care, Genuine Concern” offering a $5,000 cash prize on hole No. 3 plus other great prizes for each of the other par 3s. Unfortunately, no one was able to score a hole-in-one during the event.
Hospice is thankful to Dr. Hendrixson for this high level of support!
The city of Crossville sponsored a closest-to-the-pin contest on hole No. 3 with gift certificates to the Lake Tansi pro shop, which were won by Mr. Findley and Grace Ferguson.
Closest-to-the-Pin contests were won by Bill Walker and Lorraine Northrup on hole No. 6, Don Johnson and Mary Listenberger on hole No. 12, and Pat Burk and Joanna Gibbs on hole No. 15.
The most accurate drive winners were Paul Streets and Karen Gammond. "Residents of Lake Tansi participated once again as hole spotters for these contests and we appreciate their time and efforts," said tournament co-chairs Don and Sherry Koch.
The tournament co-chairs wish to thank all those who helped make this tournament such a success by donating hole sponsorships, team prizes, gift bag items, prize drawing items, food and beverages.
Individuals and businesses who donated hole sponsorships are Dan and Dee Atkinson in loving memory of Monique Atkinson; Mitchell Drug Company, Inc.; Harry and Betty Preston in honor of Dianne Hansen; Fairfield Glade Hearing Center; Brown Insurance Group, Inc.,;Crouch Investment Group, Inc. (Robert M. Crouch); Irene Wiren in memory of Bill Wiren; Cumberland County Bank; Kim Peaslee, MD; Crossville Housing Authority; Bilbrey Funeral Home; Jeff Freitag Construction, LLC; Claude Miles, Jr. in memory of Reta Miles and Ed Cunningham; Shadden Tire Company, Inc.; Sue Neff in memory of Kenneth E. Neff; Crossville Ceramics Tile Outlet Store; Earl McRill in memory of Greg and Barbara McRill; Petrie’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning; Dorothy Owens in memory of Charles Owens; Dirk Davidson, MD; Midstate Termite & Pest Control, Inc., Don and Sherry Koch in memory of Barbara Koch; Cumberland Medical Center, Inc.; Litchford Eye Clinic; Robert Diller in memory of Marion Diller; Edward Jones (Ron Davis); Pete Bisbee and Jeff Keagle, Don and Bernie Gundy in memory of Marie and Edna, Durable Products in memory of Mary Pannuto; Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC; Mary Anne and Carl Nordeen with three sponsorships — in memory of Antoinette Thomas, in honor of Kelly and Brie Nordeen and in memory of Grandma Nordeen; First National Bank of Tennessee; Tri-County Equipment Sales and Services; Fairfield Homes and Glade Realty; and Private Wealth Management Group, LLC (Michael W. Brown).
"Most of these sponsors have participated in past years and we are grateful for their continued support and welcome our new sponsors this year," added the Kochs.
Hospice would like to thank our donors of cash, prizes for teams, food and beverages — Crouch Investment Group, Inc. (Robert M. Crouch); City of Crossville; the team of Jim Petty; Art Gernt Insurance; PGA Pro Matt Phipps of Lake Tansi Golf Course Club House; Big Boy’s Barbeque; Budweiser of Cookeville; Coca-Cola Enterprises; SEC Enterprises; the Team of Kris Burk; Nikki Fitchko; Nature’s Way Massage; La Costa Restaurant; Bella Butik,; Payne Nursery; Crossville Chronicle; Walgreen’s; Cumberland County Playhouse; Sunshine Cleaners; Genesis Italian Grille; city of Crossville; Food City; Glade Sun; Potters Ace Home Center of Fairfield Glade; Golf Capital Learning Center (PGA Pro Greg Wyatt); US Bank; Forte’s Restaurant; Kelly’s Spa Cottage; PGA Pro Jeff Houston of Heatherhurst Pro Shop; Regions Bank; Landscape Solutions Company; Wilson’s Paint and Decorating Center; Don and Sherry Koch; Middle TN Natural Gas; Plateau Bowling Lanes, Inc.; United Grocery Outlet; Glade Vista; Sav-A-Lot of Crossville; Mike Wilkiel; Villa Pizza & Pasta; SignSmith; Edward Jones (Ron Davis); Pete Bisbee and Jeff Keagle; The Feed Store; and The Lawn Ranger, Inc.
Hospice appreciates the community’s support plus the volunteers from both Hospice Auxiliaries of Fairfield Glade and Lake Tansi. The golf tournament could not be successful without the generosity of all the businesses and friends of Hospice. The money generated by the non-profit Hospice of Cumberland County benefit event will be used to facilitate managed care and comfort to Hospice patients, as well as support and bereavement care for their families, both in-home and in the six-bed residential facility, Cumberland House.
If you wish information or would like to make a tax deductible donation, please contact Ken Taylor, executive director, at 931-484-4748.