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Norris Foundation 2017 Golf Tournament A Soaring Success

Norris Foundation 2017 Golf Tournament A Soaring Success

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Norris Foundation’s annual “Titan Twister” golf tournament was held on Monday, June 19 on the beautiful course at Yankee Hill Country Club in South Lincoln. Friends, alum, and corporate partners of the Norris School District showed up in droves to help ensure this year’s tournament was one of the most successful ever.

The 2017 tournament featured 30 teams and 120 golfers. 18 corporate sponsors donated $500 each, and 31 hole sponsors offered $150 each to help support our Foundation. LUnch was furnished by Dickey’s Barbecue (thanks to Will Carter) and a putting contest was sponsored by Titan Fitness of Hickman. The annual hole-in-one automobile prize was furnished by Beatrice Ford (thanks to Ray Hernandez).

The festivities began at 11:30 AM with registration and check-in for players and foursomes. Members of the Norris cheer squad under the supervision of Cheer Coach Tristan Mitchell were on hand to greet golfers and send them off with a Norris cheer on the shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The tournament conditions were excellent with sunshine, a moderate breeze, and temps in the low 80s.

As Norris Foundation Board of Directors member and Titans alum Chad Otto said, “When you participate in an event like this and witness everyone’s efforts on the sponsorships, and see all golfers out there, it makes me very proud to say I am a Titan.” Norris faculty member and alum Phil Severson said, “What makes this such a memorable day for me is that it is great to see former classmates, former students and so many long time friends.  This tournament is always a fun time to catch up on how things are going with everyone.”

Norris Superintendent John Skretta extended congratulations to the Foundation on its successful fundraising efforts with this year’s tournament and offered special commendation to Larry Grosshans, Norris BOD and Norris Foundation Board member. Larry chairs the Foundation’s Golf Tournament Committee annually. Dr. Skretta said, “Thanks to everyone for helping out and making it a memorable event and a huge thanks to Larry Grosshans for leading the charge on this tournament.”

Missed out on the action this year and want to be sure to get a team in or offer a hole or corporate sponsorship next year? If so, follow the Norris website and check Norris news on Facebook and Twitter and be sure to register your team when Titans Twister Tourney time comes around for 2018.

Here are this year’s 2017 Norris Foundation Golf Tournament winners:


1 = Longest Drive in Fairway (Matt Rice)

2 = Closest to Pin in 2 shots (Evan Chookawk)

3 = Closest to the Pin from Tee (Matt Bergmeyer)

4 = Longest Putt Made (Jeremy Fast)

5 = Closest to the Pin from Tee (Shane Weiner)

6 = Closest to Pin in 2 Shots (Ryan Munter)

7 = Longest Drive in Fairway (Mike Water)

8 = Closest to Pin from Tee (Chris Livingston)

9 = Longest Putt Made (Doug Borer)

10 = Longest Drive in Fairway (Beau Heiss)

11 = Longest Putt Made (Craig Gana)

12 = Closest to Pin from Tee (J.P. Lauterback)

13 = Closest to Pin in 2 Shots (Rick Hartwig)

14 = Longest Drive in Fairway Steve Gruber)

15 = Closest to Pin in 2 shots (Roy Baker)

16 = Closest to Pin from Tee (Brian Maschmann)

17 = Longest Putt Made (Casey Moeller)

18 = Closest to Pin in 2 Shots (Colton Maschmann)

First Flight

    Winner (Corey Bentzinger, Ryan Boyer, Justin Mueller, Chip Tebo)

    Runner-up (Chris Livingston, Matt Duchek, Ben Lueders, Ken Hunt)

Second Flight

Winner (Chad Otto, Scott Kohout, Marcus Boesiger, Mark Morris)

    Runner-up (Dusty Addison, Brad Schindler, Brad Hochstein, Casey Moeller)

Third Flight

    Winner (Ben Vogt, Shane Wemger. Brent Wells. Evan Chookawk)

    Runner-up (Lloyd Otto, Denny Russell, Ron Oelling, Brice Weber)