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2014-07-16 / Sports

Three Lakes Goes Green at Golf Scramble


Dinner guests filled the dining room at Newberry Country Club showing their support to Three Lakes Academy. Dinner guests filled the dining room at Newberry Country Club showing their support to Three Lakes Academy. This past weekend the Three LakesAcademy Education Committee sponsored a golf outing at the Newberry Country Club. Six teams entered the 18-hole scramble competition with a shotgun start at noon, while the less experienced golfers followed with a “no rules, no scorekeeping” format on a nine-hole course.

The school’s business manager, Lillian Clark, organized and promoted the day’s events to include team and course prizes for the 18-hole golfers, drawings for the “just for fun” golfers, a silent auction, raffle drawing and prime rib dinner.

Three Lakes Academy is a green school, so instead of awarding plaques to golf winners, trees and bushes were given away as prizes donated by Plesscher’s Greenhouse and Nursery.

First place in the 18-hole Team Scramble was won by Joe Pigeon, Shelly Pigeon, Rocky Buhl and Roger Hood, who took home a tree or bush. Second place went to John Justice, Stu Erickson and Will Erickson. They were given Mountain Dew golf shirts donated by Newberry Bottling Company. Third place winners, Rick Soder and Jerry Jack, each received a sleeve of golf balls.


Linda Whiskin won the longest putt on the green with a 31 foot, 7 inch birdie. Linda Whiskin won the longest putt on the green with a 31 foot, 7 inch birdie. Course prizes were awarded for the longest putt on the green, longest drive on the fairway and closest to the pin. On hole four, the “longest putt on the green” was measured. Linda Whiskin, with a 31-foot, 7-inch birdie, took home a $50 gift certificate donated by Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn.

The “longest drive on the fairway” was won by Jake Maki on hole 16, and a two-nights stay at Big Manistique Resort in Curtis was awarded.

A $20 gift certificate to the Landing Restaurant was given to Will Erickson for the “closest to the pin” on hole 17.


First place winners of the 18- Hole Team Scramble were Shelly Pigeon, Joe Pigeon, Rocky Buhl, and Roger Hood. First place winners of the 18- Hole Team Scramble were Shelly Pigeon, Joe Pigeon, Rocky Buhl, and Roger Hood. Newberry Motors sponsored a car for any golfer that made a “hole in one” on hole five. There were a few close calls, but no winner here.

The names of the novice golfers playing the nine-hole course were put into a drawing for prizes. The first name drawn was Brooke Whiskin, who won a tree/bush.

Second place was awarded to Katie Kunze, who received a golf BBQ apron donated by Abby Magnuson and Country Cottage Gifs. Acooler on wheels, donated by Curtis True Value Hardware, went to Carl Shoebottom for third place.

All participating golfers also were entered into a drawing for a $40 gift certificate donated by Curtis Motor Sports, which was won by Karl Krepps.

Many more guests came for dinner, filling the dining room and showing their support for Three Lakes Academy. A silent auction with many items donated by local artists followed the prime rib dinner.

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