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6/16/2014 5:47:00 PM
Area Lions Clubs brave wind, cold for 7th annual golf scramble
Linda Eckert watches as Karmen Tornow sinks a put.Jamie Taylor photographs

Linda Eckert watches as Karmen Tornow sinks a put.

Jamie Taylor photographs

Golfers (From left) John Tegtmeir and Frank Burkett watch as Jeff Waite tees off on the 10th hole of the Trout Lake Golf Course.

Golfers (From left) John Tegtmeir and Frank Burkett watch as Jeff Waite tees off on the 10th hole of the Trout Lake Golf Course.

Jamie Taylor
Reporter/Photographer

Although the weather wasn’t the typical mid-June warmth ideal for golfing, area Lions and other golfers gathered last Thursday for the 7th Annual Northwoods Golf Scramble and Silent Auction hosted by the Hazelhurst Lions Club and Trout Lake Golf Club. 

Event chairman Gene Smith said the event was very successful as Lions Clubs from the surrounding communities competing in a Lions Club Challenge with the Minocqua Lions repeating as winners this year. 

The event was open to the public to participate in along with members from area Lions Clubs. This year 28 four-person teams competed for prizes and cash in the two open flights, Ladies Flight and Lions Team Challenge.

“The big story though is the local community support  of our event,” Smith said. “Over 160 local businesses donate cash, gifts, etc to make this event so successful.”  

The golfers also placed bids on a multitude of silent auction items.  

“Each year the auction gets bigger and bigger with items such as dinner coupons at local supper clubs and restaurants, night and weekend stays at our local motels, service coupons at marinas and local auto service shops, jewelry, area rugs and the list goes on and on,” Smith said. 

The event generates about $7,500 on  the day of the event plus event and corporate sponsorships. The funds are totally spent here in the community to help sight and hearing impaired children by purchasing glasses, hearing aids or any devices that helps them to adapt to school or social needs.  

“Children with sight and hearing impairments are able to attend summer camp at our Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rothscholt at no cost to them or their parents because of this event and our other fund raisers through the summer,” Smith said.

Jamie Taylor may be reached at jtaylor@lakelandtimes.com.







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