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June 23, 2020

Golf tournament shines despite COVID-19 delay

The 17th annual Monett Golf Tournament took place on Friday, June 19 at the Windmill Ridge Golf Course. The event was originally scheduled for May 1, but was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

While still being cautious, this year’s tournament took place with social distancing modifications. Boxed lunches, catered by Jami Lynn’s Dinner to Go, were placed in the spaced-out golf carts, volunteers at the tournament wore masks with sanitizer and masks available to all participants. Even on the course there were adjustments: pool noodles were added to the holes so golfers could fetch their ball without touching the sides of the cup or the flag.

Despite the change of date and some restrictions, the tournament hosted 18 teams. A little rain throughout the tournament didn’t stop anyone from having fun and raising funds for our Monett Division. “The Monett Golf Tournament is a staple to the Monett community. We are so happy to have had such a successful event after having to postpone,” stated Danielle Wise, Director of Development for The Arc of the Ozarks.

The $6,200 raised from the tournament will help support The Arc’s clients that reside in Barry and Lawrence counties.

A special thank you to all of the sponsors of this tournament: Freedom Bank, ASI, Liberty Utilities, KPM CPAs and Advisors, John A Lewright Attorney, MEA Financial, Lily Chemical, Xcel Biz Services, Nestleroad & Roberts Optometrist, Dennis Scholl, Genesis Bolt, Shelter Insurance – Andy Brandt, First Independent Bank, First State Bank of Purdy, Randall, Masri & Randall, Crown Power & Equipment and Sater Pharmacy.

Winners of the tournament are listed below:

1st A Flight: Shelter Insurance – Score 50

2nd A Flight: MEA Financial – Score 53

1st B Flight: David Tatum – Score 58

2nd B Flight: Doug Carr team – Score 58

Longest Drive #15 – Mike Emhoff

Closest to the Pin #18 – Doug Pascoe

Closest to the Pin #5 – Bryan Boggs

Closest to the Pin # 16 – Jack Bailey

Closest to the Pin #9 – Wayne Clifton