The 22nd Annual John Latham Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing was held on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Bent Tree County Club in Sunbury. There were 112 golfers participating this year, which I believe is the most we’ve ever had (at least with the records I have). Several factors which I believe helped:
Change of location
E-mail blast was done in April; posters and flyers were distributed to the centers in April
Entries were sent via US mail in early June to those that didn’t respond to the e-mail
The net proceeds to the scholarship fund were $5,461.42. It was a little less than last year, and that can be contributed to the increase in cost in moving locations.
Thanks to our outing sponsor, Master Clean; our hole sponsors, and golfers.
The winners were Tim Skinner, Newt McClellan, James Sellars, and Travis Hite. Last place was awarded to Gary Joyce, Don Joyce, Tim Joyce, and Dylan Joyce. Tim Joyce won the 50/50, and Karen Hamilton won the foursome raffle. Longest drive for men was Bill Schindel, for women was Lisa Shaver; closest to the pin for men was Jeff Houlette (which he donated back), for women Julie Wells; longest putt for men was Travis Hite, none for women. There were no skins paid out. Also, for the first time, we had a tie for first place. We had to go back to the 11th hole to break the tie.
My committee and volunteers loved working with the staff at Bent Tree; Bent Tree took a lot of work off our hands. The only suggestion I heard was that several golfers want to go back to the dinner at the end instead of box lunches. We will consider this at our next meeting.
I have confirmed next year’s date with Bent Tree for Saturday, August 26, 2023.
Many thanks to my committee – Dave Bishop, Kelly Bishop, Wayne Canfield, Karen Hamilton, Dave Johnson, Wendy Michel, Peggy Schrappe, Carol Shaver, and Susie Smith – and to Jo and Neil Dimond for volunteering that day.
Joyce Latham Chair, Golf Outing Committee
Thank you to the sponsors of the event:
Outing Sponsor - Don Kessler, Master Clean
Hole Sponsors: Jay Foote, Berkshire Hathaway Bishop Ready Bowling Teams Central Ohio High School Bowling Conference Central Ohio USBC Columbus Square Bowling Palace Farabaugh Chiropractic Gahanna/Holiday Lanes Greg Jordan, GAJ Computers Bill Henson, Henson Bowling Academy HP Lanes JB Home Improvements The Law Office of Karen E. Hamilton Living Faith Apostolic Church Neoacacia Lodge #595 Ron Hatfield, RKH Coaching Group Roosters - Pickerington Stromie's Pro Shop Synergy Electrical LLC TV Bowling Supply Village Trophy Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl