Foundation Golf Outing raises money for scholarship fund
More than 50 Ohio Quarter Horse Association members and friends of the Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation were feeling extra giving during the Annual Buckeye Open Golf Outing on Monday at Snow Hill Country Club.
The 15-team event, held traditionally between the Little Buckeye and Buckeye Classic shows, raised more than $12,000 overall to fund scholarships for OQHA youth members.
While the outing as a whole was fun, hole 16 was nothing short of interesting as scholarship recipients presented golfers with a challenge. Participants could make a generous donation to avoid the challenge and tee off behind a tree located way before the actual men’s tee, or spin for a chance to move up by dressing up for a photo shoot.
Teams had the opportunity to show off their BC era style in white togas, show off their muscles as cavemen, show off their best mobster style, bust out their best duck butt as a greaser from the 50s, or get funky in a purple windbreaker suit. (See photo gallery for visuals). Dakota Griffith’s team tied for best costume with Brian Bennett and Brian Bernatowicz.
OQHA Queen Kelsey Dorka even took a break from the Buckeye Classic to show her support for the foundation as she greeted golfers throughout the day on the greens.
Golfers wrapped up the warm and sunny day with lunch and awards in the golf club.
Greg Tordoff’s team won first place for their lowest score and donated their winnings back to the foundation scholarship program. Team Gagliardo brought in the caboose in last place. They also donated their winnings back to the scholarship fund.
Individuals awards were also distributed to Clint Collingsworth who came closest to the pin while Ron Severance had the longest putt of the day and KC Knoch won longest drive.
Thank you to all who participated and continue to support the Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation! We look forward to seeing everyone next year!