2023 Congress Cup: A Resounding Success
Under clear skies and amidst the picturesque landscapes of Sunbury, Ohio, the 3rd annual Congress Cup charity golf outing unfolded at the esteemed Rattlesnake Ridge Golf Club. Organized by the Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation, this event not only provided an exceptional golfing experience but also served as a means to generate funds for Foundation scholarships.
Rattlesnake Ridge Golf Club set the stage for a memorable day of golf. This private course, renowned for its stunning landscapes and exceptional facilities, welcomed 19 teams for a total of 76 golfers, making it the largest and most successful golf outing to date.
The team of Greg Tordoff, Chad Kaiser, Eric Wyers, and Tim Gargasz took home first place for this year's event. Following closely behind, the team of Russ Faulhaber, Rusty Deaton, Lee Seacrest, and Doug Schmidt secured second place. The team of Mike Roten, Ben Mersy, Rob Maroney, and Sean Mentel displayed their talent and took third place.
The Congress Cup also recognized individual performances through various competitions. Dan Lassak won the competitive Closest to Pin competition, while Keenan Goolsby's exceptional drive earned him the Longest Drive title. Mike Roten showcased his putting skills and claimed the win in the Longest Putt competition. Chuck Smith took home a brand-new Taylormade putter with the win in the Putting Competition.
In the skins competition, Greg Tordoff, Brandon Gessner, Rusty Deaton, and Dave Donohue took home top honors. In a display of support, all players selflessly donated their winnings back to the Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation, furthering their commitment to the youth.
Making a Difference
The Congress Cup's overarching goal of supporting Ohio Quarter Horse youth was resoundingly achieved. Through the collective efforts of the participants, organizers, and sponsors, nearly $20,000 was raised. These funds will directly contribute to the academic endeavors of the Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association, empowering young individuals to pursue their educational goals.
Thank you to all of the golfers and the following generous sponsors!
The Martz Family, Event Sponsor
LAZ Parking, Nineteeth Hole Dinner Sponsor
dac Vitamins and Minerals, Gift Sponsor
Remax Town Center-Kendle Team, Golf Cart Sponsor
Sweet Shop, Breakfast Sponsor
IronGate Quarter Horses, Refreshments Sponsor
Coughlin Automotive, Hole In One Sponsor
Jet, Putting Green Sponsor
Rod Patrick Bootmakers, Exclusive Hole Sponsor
Tee Box Sponsors:
- Rod's True Western
- Performance Feed
- North Farm
- Modern Office Methods
- Hertitage Catering
- Jack's Septic
- Wild Oats Farm
- McHugh Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT
- Missy Thyfault
- Shawn Flarida
- Skip and Carol Salome
- Chris Cecil Darnell
- The Gorski Family
- George and Pat Seanor
- Claypool Ranch
- Fink's Harley-Davidson
- Bemer - Kristine Nagy