29th Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament Raises $90,000 for Quakerdale

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2016

Contact:

Daniel L. Smith
Public Relations/Quakerdale Co-Chair
Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Golf Committee
(641) 497-5294
DLSmith@Quakerdale.org

Lance Horbach, Miguel Gutierrez, Robert Talbot, Lee Eft
Pictured left to right: Lance Horbach, Miguel Gutierrez, Robert Talbot, Lee Eft

(Marshalltown, IA) – On Thursday, June 16, 27 teams of 135 golfers from around the US and Canada gathered at the Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown, IA to participate in the 29th Annual Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament. The event raised $90,000 for Quakerdale, totaling more than $1,700,000 over the last 29 years to assist them in “encouraging hope, faith, and growth in the families and communities they serve.” Pictured from left to right are Lance Horbach, Independent Insurance Services, Co-Chair, Lennox/Quakerdale Golf Committee; Miguel Gutierrez, General Plant Manager, Lennox Industries Inc., Marshalltown; Rob Talbot, Executive Director, Quakerdale; and Lee Eft, District Manager, Lennox Industries Inc., Co-Chair, Lennox/Quakerdale Golf Committee.

Tom Purtzer, 2016 Celebrit
Tom Purtzer, 2016 Celebrity Professional

Title sponsors Lennox International and Lennox Industries Inc., Marshalltown invited Lennox dealers and corporate executives, Lennox suppliers, and other local Marshalltown individuals and businesses to come for a day of golf, fun, and a first class evening banquet and program. This year’s PGA celebrity was Tom Purtzer from the Champions Tour. Mr. Purtzer was born in Des Moines, and is a 14 time winner on the PGA and Champions Tours.  He started as a professional in 1973, after graduating from Arizona State University.  Tom is currently a resident of Scottsdale, AZ. He is widely referred to as having “the sweetest swing in golf”, and has the reputation of being one of the most sought-after Pro-Am golfers. When not playing full time on the Champions Tour, he and his brother Paul (also a PGA Professional) run Purtzer Performance Golf out of Stonecreek Golf Club in Phoenix.

Other notable Iowa celebrities included:

Dr. Tom Davis, former University of Iowa and retired head men’s basketball coach at Drake University.

Andy Garman, Sports Director of KCCI-TV.

Bobby Hansen, University of Iowa Radio Network Analyst.

Paul Krause, former University of Iowa and Minnesota Vikings stand-out and member of the NFL Hall of Fame.

Chuck Long, former University of Iowa quarterback, member of the College Football Hall of Fame, and was a 1st round NFL draft pick by the Detroit Lions. Mr. Long also played with the Los Angeles Rams in his eight-year career in the NFL.  He is currently CEO/Executive Director of the Iowa Sports Foundation and an analyst for the Big Ten Network.

Tournament Results

Team Competition

Tied for 6th with a team score of 63

Matt Jennings, Canadian Tour:
Dan Weis, Andy Garman, Michael Hagen, Jeff Dickinson

Greg Dingel, Veenker Memorial:
John Kunze, Tim Calvin, Tim Warren, Matt Rozell

Tom Purtzer, Celebrity Professional:
Troy Gasper, Doug Young, Paul Liddell, Todd Karr

Greg Mason, Spirit Hallow:
Lee Eft, Mike Fitzgerald, Doug Anderspn, Shannon Waddell

Tied for 3rd with a team score of 62

Chris Black, Hickory Grove:
Jim Brown, Jim Barnes, Henny Kim, Tyler Gerdes

Ryan McLintock, Davenport Country Club:
Tom Davis, Larry Slausen, Garrett Dickinson, Patrick Powell

Sean McCarty, Brown Deere Golf Club:
Bobby Hansen, Gary Nystrom, David Kammerer, John Ernat

2nd place with a team score of 61

Chad Proehl, Sugar Creek:
John Miller, Chuck Long, Kendel Richlen, Steve Kistner

1st place with a team score of 61
(Professional score used to break tie)

Mark Rohde, Elmwood Country ClubPhotoIcon (128x90)
Les Lyons, Pete Kelly, Carl Lester, Kevin Harken

Professional Competition

Tied for 9th place with a score of 71 (1 Over)

Greg Dingel, Veenker Memorial
Mike Lewis, Upper Iowa University
Chad Proehl, Sugar Creek
Grant Fielman, Wakonda Club

8th place with a score of 70 (PAR)

Mark Atchison, Coldwater Golf Links

Tied for 6th place with a score of 69 (1 Under)

Chuck Moran, American Legion Memorial
Mark Rohde, Elmwood Country Club

Tied for 3rd place with a score of 68 (2 Under)

Darin Fisher, The Preserve
Chris Black, Hickory Grove
Judd Gibb, Lakeside Golf Course

Tied for 1st place with a score of 65 (5 Under)

Matt Jennings, Canadian Tour
Sean McCarty, Brown Deere Golf Club

Flag Prizes

Hole #3, Closest to the Pin — Peter Eberdart
Hole #6, Closest top the Pin — Troy Gasper
Hole #12, Closest to the Pin — Elliot Zimmer
Hole #16, Closest to the Pin — Andy Garman

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2016 Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Twitter Contest Results

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Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am

Quakerdale held their 2nd annual social media contest during the Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am. Tournament participants were encouraged to tweet pictures and/or videos throughout the day, then get as many friends, followers, and family to like and re-tweet their photos/videos by midnight on the Sunday following the event. Quakerdale offered three prizes to the photo or video with the most likes: 3rd place received $75, 2nd place $150, and 1st place $300. This year they had 24 entries from 7 Twitter accounts. 12 entries were submitted by @Quakerdale, four by @WesBlanch, three by @AngelaBlasiola, two by @SocialSaraB, and one each by @AdamKoester, @KalinsIndoor, and @630_Tim.

This year’s winners were:

3rd place with 4 Likes
@AngelaBlasiola and @KalinsIndoor. Each received $40

2nd place with 8 Likes
@WesBlanch. He received $150

1st place with 37 Likes
@630_Tim. He received $300

We want to say, “Thank you” to all who submitted, liked, and re-tweeted this year. I hope you enjoyed the contest and plan on participating again next year.

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2016 Lennox/Quakerdale Ladies Tour

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IMG_0705.1Thursday, June 16 while the golfers were out on the links at Elmwood Country Club, a group of ladies from the Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am took a tour of New Providence and several Quakerdale facilities. The tour included visits to:

IMG_0743See photos from their tour.

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2016 Lennox/Quakerdale Pro-Am Schedule of Events

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Elmwood Country Club

9:00 – 11:00

Putting Contest (Hole 18)

Facebook Go Live coverage on @QuakerdaleOfIowa of final putt for $2,500 at 10:50

11:30 – 12:00

Clinic by Tom Purtzer. Full coverage on Facebook Go Live on @QuakerdaleOfIowa

12:00 – 05:00

Golfing – Follow the action on Twitter by searching the hashtag #lq2016proam

6:30 – 8:30

Banquet, Awards, and Program

Facebook Go Live coverage on @QuakerdaleOfIowa begins at 7:00

#MakingADifferenceQ — #lq2016proam