COLUMBIA, Mo. – Golfers competed for charity at the fourth annual 4-H Foundation Clover Classic Golf Tournament, June 4 at the A. L. Gustin Golf Course in Columbia.
Sponsors were Monsanto and Great American Insurance Group-Crop Division.
“We are thrilled with the great support shown by our 4-H Foundation friends and partners for the Clover Classic Golf Tournament,” said Cheryl Reams, Missouri 4-H Foundation executive director. “Everyone had a great time while raising funds in support of the MU Extension 4-H Youth Development program, and we look forward to next year’s tournament.”
John Raines, co-chair and ambassador for Monsanto Company, welcomed and challenged players to compete on behalf of Missouri 4-H youth. Teams from across the state met and exceeded the goal. Prizewinners of the Champion Flight were “Team 21” and “Mid-America Mortgage.” A-Flight winners were “Long Shots” and “N.H. Scheppers” teams.
Foursomes teed off under the banner of hat sponsor Osborn Barr. Clover Classic Platinum Sponsors were CenturyLink, FCS Financial, 4-H Director Ina Linville, Novus International and Paul Rainsberger. Premium Sponsors included DuPont Pioneer, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance of Iowa, Joplin Veterinary Hospital, MFA Inc., Rain and Hail LLC-Midwest Division and George Thomas.
Players enjoyed a luncheon courtesy of Missouri Pork Association, MFA/Break Time, Lutz’s Famous BBQ, Sara Lee and Wal-Mart Associates. N.H. Scheppers Distributing Company was beverage sponsor.
Hole and Team Sponsors included ADM Crop Risk Services, Brighton Agency, Brownfield Network, CF Industries, Nelda and Darrell Godfrey, Frank and Olive Graham, Dr. Robert E. “Bud” and Betty Hertzog, Bob and Pam Idel, Patricia Koenigsfeld, Kevin and Carol Langford, DeAnn Peter, Brock and Nancy Lutz, Midwest Dairy Association and your Local Dairy Farmers, Missouri Agribusiness Association, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Missouri Corn Growers Association, Missouri Farm Bureau Federation, Missouri Pork Association, Missouri Soybean Association, Cheryl and Terry Reams, Ozark Mountain Popcorn LLC, Pioneer Products of Linn, Kay Sparks and Marla Tobin, MD.
Players won cash and prizes donated by A.L. Gustin Golf Course, AgriMissouri, Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau, Missouri Ruralist magazine, Hilton Garden Inn of Columbia, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Missouri State Fair, Panera LLC, Perche Creek Golf Club, Radisson Hotel of Branson, St. Louis Cardinals, University Garage and Wal-Mart Associates of Columbia.
A team of Missouri 4-H Foundation trustees and 4-H state council members made this event a success: Bill and Betty Crouch, Morgan Beach, Jared Day, Dustin Oehle and Paige Selman. Jerilyn Johnson was event photographer.
The Clover Classic committee was led by co-chairs Bob Idel and John Raines, and included Jerry Dowell, Nelda Godfrey, Tom Henderson, Patricia Koenigsfeld, Ina Linville, Cheryl Reams and George Thomas.