Despite a blustery and often times cold day, the 2nd annual Mayor’s cup, sponsored by Hibby’s Sports Grille, and presented by the North Terra Golf Foundation, was played April 10. With a 129 players-exceeding last year’s number of 105- in the field, the golf course was absolutely packed and despite the weather, some excellent scores were shot.
The winning team, and recipients of the Mayor’s cup, presented by Mayor Jack Pahlman, was the team of Ronnie Bryan, Jerry Premer, and John Adams with a score of 13 under par. Coming in second in the Championship Flight was Greg Stone, Jordan Uphaus, and John Ames with a score of 11 under par, and rounding out the Championship Flight were the third place finishers of Linda, Randy and Rusty Shipley with a score of 9 under.
In the A flight the winners were Scott Miller, Landon Tyler, and Leroy Trone with a score of 4 under par, second place went to Brad Simpson, Jared Finley and Chuck Orr with a score of 3 under, and third place finishers in the “A” flight were Aaron, Eric,, and Galvin Jackson with a score of 2 under par. Winners of the “B” flight were Rowdy Robinson, Carissa Green, and Brandon Marpak with a score of 2 over par, second place went to the team of Wayne Mong, Chris Hampton, and Randy Hampton, and third place finishers were the team of Andrew Dawson, Calvin Romans, and Joshua Parker. The winners in each flight received an engraved plaque along with a cash prize of $500, $300, and $200 dollars respectively.
As stated previously, the tournament was sponsored by Hibby’s Sports Grille and all players had a chance to win a Club Car golf cart for a hole-in one, a hand-made Mayor's Cup quilt (drawing), closest to hole prizes on the Par 3’s valued at $80-$150, an embroidered Mayor’s Cup golf towel done by Linda Jackson of Signature Stitches, 7 raffle items valued between $40 and $180 dollars. Breakfast and lunch as well as desserts were available to all participants.
A special thanks to Pizza Shack and Coca-Cola for their contributions and participation in the tournament and “hats off” to Stan Webb and his staff for getting the course in playable conditions after the rain came through the day before.
In addition to Hibby’s Sports Grille as the primary tournament sponsor, the tournament had the backing and support of many area businesses and individuals and the North Terra Golf Foundation (NorthTerraGolfFoundation.org) would like to thank and recognize them. The committed hole sponsors were Club Car, Perry’s Barbershop, Sherwin Williams, Quality Floors, West Plains Recycling, Elks Lodge #2418, West Plains Elks P.E.R. Association, Posey Patch, RP Lumber, Community First Bank, Horn Plumbing, Heritage Tractor, Taylor Grubaugh Chevrolet, Don’s Auto Service, West Plains Bank, West Plains Electric, Stewart Morrison, King Dermatology, Willard Auto, West Plains Pawn & Jewelry, 10 Box, Southern Hills Auto, Hirsch Farm and Feed, Edgeller Harper, Master’s Craft, El Charro, Marshall’s Glass, West Plains Veterinary, Easley Body & Paint, Eden’s Hideout, Ozark Cafe, Meeks Lumber, Hawkins, Mayfield Auto, Tabor Creek Customs, Southern Missouri Hearing Specialists, Southern Missouri ENT & Allergy, Screenshots, Andrew Eckman Insurance, Dennis’ Meat Market, Pizza Shack, Coca-Cola, West Plains Recycling, Tom and Jeanine Salmeri, Haney’s Automotive, Community First, Horn Plumbing, Sherwin Williams, Richard and Kaye Huff, Quality Floors, Bob Kincheloe, Ace Hardware RP Lumber, The Firm, Bootleggers BBQ, Wiley Fence, West Plains Savings and Loan, MFA Feed, A & A Quality Roofing, Carstar Gobel’s Collision, JB’s Health Mart, Don and Mary Dakis, Fish Shack, Physical Therapy Associates, Jack and Inez Pahlman, Missouri Ozarks Realty, Pain Treatment Associates, Town and Country Lighting, Toyota of West Plains, Harold and Kaye Woods, and McFarland Spine and Sport.
The North Terra Golf foundation expresses their appreciation to the sponsors and supporters of this tournament and would like to encourage everyone to frequent these places of business and thank them for their “Giving Back to the Community”.
The tournament was a great success and all net proceeds, which are expected to exceed last year’s total, will be placed in the golf course account for course use.