By Bonnie Culverhouse
Pine Hills Country Club’s annual fundraiser, The Memorial Tournament, honored the memory of long-time member Joe Ratcliff this past weekend.
Every year, the tournament is held in memory of a member or member’s family who has died in the past 12 months. Proceeds go to course and club upkeep.
“The money we raise on our tournaments we put right back into bettering the course,” Jordan Fish said. “We have several projects that we want to tackle in the next few years, also with the price of all of the materials to keep a golf course running we will have money for rainy day funds. “
A full roster of teams played in the two-day, two-man scramble at Minden’s golf course. All catering was provided by Hugh Wood. Friday night, dinner was served and a putting tournament was held at the club’s new putting green. Putting contest winner Gunnar Burnham.
Flight winners are:
1st Tommy Durritt / Carl Boye
Tied 2nd Clay Simonton / Spencer white
Rodney Elzen / Glen Tadford
1st George Booth / Jason Bell
Tied 2nd Jack Bryd / Mike Jewell
Scott McCullough / Tyler Mandino
1st Tommy Sumner / Bobby Taylor
2nd Austin Booth / Troy booth
3rd Ed Brown / Johnny Benton
1st Teddy Brown / Larry Willett
2nd Willie Fox / Tim Vining
3rd Garrett Vaughn / Andy Pendergrass
1st Travis Randle / Kevin anders
2nd Lance McGuire / Dalton Gould
3rd James Hodges / Gavin Neatherland
1st Brian Grubbs / Gage Burnham
2nd Gunnar Burnham / Chandler Davidson
3rd Cody Johnson / Taylor Netherton
Fish said the crowd honoring Joe Ratcliff was “great.”
He thanked title sponsor Gibsland Bank & Trust, also Waller Petroleum, David Botzong and Dennis Botzong.
“We will rest this week,” Fish said. “But the next week we will hit the ground running for the Minden Open 4-man golf tournament August 20-21.”
To sponsor or play in the tournament, call Fish at 318-465-8913.