Sixty Veterans Gather for VOC at Davis Park Event
KAYSVILLE, UTAH—Davis Park Golf Course was kind enough to host the Utah Golf Foundation Veterans on Course event for the second year in a row. Sixty active military and veterans of all branches gathered together for free lessons and a nine-hole scramble tournament funded by the UGF.
Veterans on Course (VOC) was started by the UGF in 2016 as a pilot program to provide instruction and playing opportunities to military personnel of active or veteran status free of charge. Each event consists of lessons from PGA Professionals, a nine-hole scramble tournament and a social gathering with a guest speaker following play. The 2017 season schedule includes nine on-course events, six in Northern Utah and three in Southern Utah. Details for each event can be found at utahgolffoundation.org.
The weather could not have been better for the full field of veterans from around the state, and the lessons were taught by PGA Professionals Zach Johnson, Pete Stone, Cole Ogden, Brandon Kida & Josh Roberts. American Legion Department of Utah Department Adjutant Dale Richards spoke during the social gathering following play.
The final Northern Utah VOC event of the 2017 season will take place on Thursday, October 5th on the Fore Lakes Golf Course Executive Course. The event is completely full, and registration is now closed. Sunbrook Golf Course will host Southern Utah’s first event of the season on Thursday, October 26th. Registration is now open at utahgolffoundation.org.
1st Place Team – 28 (-8)
Clay Stegen, Dale Richards & Roberta Scott
2nd Place Team – 30 (-6)
Terry Rasch, Tyler Montgomery, Jeff Garrison & Ed Shipley
Closest to the Pin Winners
#2 – Ed Shipley
#7 – Ed Shipley
Longest Drive Winners
#1 – Tyler Montgomery
#5 – Johnny Tritz