Annual Stockbridge Athletic Boosters Golf Scramble a Success, despite Covid-19 restrictions

by Mackenzie Williams

The 26th Annual Stockbridge Athletic Boosters Golf Scramble, held July 31 at Hankerd Hills Golf Course in Pleasant Lake, raised funds from golfers and local business sponsors to help fund Stockbridge High School athletic programs. On hand and coordinating the event were coaches Jeremy Killinger, Steve Allison, Jeff Trapp, and Darren Hejnal.

The Scramble went on despite the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. In this hard time, participants were able to gather at 7 o’clock to start.

A grinning Bob Williams stated, “What a perfect day. Beautiful weather and I’m out here playing golf with my son, my granddaughter, and my wife.”

Early bird golfers arrived extra early to hit the driving range and putting green. Golfers then piled into their carts and cruised to their assigned tee boxes to begin their rounds. Participants could not have asked for a more perfect day.

There were fewer golfers than in years past, and many things were handled differently to ensure the safety of all participants. Everything was held outdoors, the Hankerd hills staff served the food instead of the usual buffet style, and of course, face masks and social distancing were the order of the day. Unlike in past years, students were unable to man the par 3 holes and raise additional funds for the charity.

Willoughby Veterinary clinic came in first place in the men’s D1 category. Composing the team were Tom Houk, JJ Castleberry, BJ Castleberry and Paul Newhouse.
In 2nd place went to The Brew Crew, made up of Mo, Rick, Skippy and Jack or Larry!
In 3rd place was We Are Good comprising Carson Robinson, Trevor, Cannon and Bud. Photo by Jeremy Killinger

Smite and Friends came in first in the coed division. This team was made up by smite, Meghan Kunzelman, Kelly Woodland and Lance Woodland.
2nd place was Fore Williams which was made up by Mackenzie Williams, Judy Williams, Shon Williams and Bob Williams.
3rd place was Dexter Drivers which was made up by Tim Kuzma, Katherine Kuzma, Bod Opland and Carol Opland. Photo by Killinger

Aspen Heating and Cooling came in first in the senior division. The team was made up of Ricky Frinkle, John Flannery, Paul Titus and Gary Schultz.
2nd place was Garden city Connection, which was made Jerry Hopkins, Jared Hopkins, Craig Sylvester and Tom Tucker.
3rd place was Lions which was made up by Merelyn Snider, Bob Busby, Rich Mullins and . Photo by Killinger

Chris’ team came in first place in the women division. The team was made up of Chris Decroix, Kim Fullerton, Allison Cole and Jane Ambs. Photo by Killinger
Womens 2nd place was Hot Mess which was made up by Julia Jackson, Mellissa Dilley, Kathy Dilley and Lena Jackson.
Womens 3rd place was My Fair Ladies which was made up by Beth McLellan, Connie Spadafore, Normi Spadafore and Nancy Mitchell. Photo by Killinger

K Team came in first place in the men’s D2 category. The team was made up of Dan Wilson, Gordie Kunzelman, Benn Kunzelman and Matt Kunzelman Photo by Killinger
In 2nd place was Clay’s Crew, Clay Harmon, Jeff Misak, Patrick Paul and Wayne Trost.
In 3rd place was BBSD, Bill Lucas, Brandon Marshall, Scott Basar and Don Reilly.

Socially distanced golfers practice putting before the scramble!
Photo by Judy Williams

Six rows are golf carts ready to hit the links!
Photo by Judy Williams

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