Isaiah Longnecker going over first day instructions at Ortonville’s Jr. Golf League. Twenty-three kids showed up for first day lessons and then played holes with volunteer mentors. The second session will be Tuesday, June 11th at 10:30 at the Ortonville Golf Course.
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by Mary Ross Kids from the Junior Golf League enjoyed some relaxation at the “19th hole” Tuesday June 28 after their last round. Sixteen kids participated over 4 weeks of play in either 4-hole or 9-hole league. Volunteer mentors accompany each group, teaching rules and etiquette in real-time. Thanks to Audrey Tobin, Chris Petersen, Jack Weber, Mary Weber, Mel Reinke, and Jim Rasset; 2017 mentors. Thanks also to Adam Ellard who donated lunch at the Awards Ceremony. Division l Winners: Ellis Longnecker 1st Kirby Olson 2nd Sophia Homrighausen 3rd Division ll Winners: Tyce Cronen 1st Isaac Brown. 2nd Carter Brown 3rd Enjoying ‘Hole 19″!
The weather was windy and cool (no rain!) – the day was enjoyed by all! Thank you to Mary Ross who organizes this tournament every year! This year’s winners are pictured below. Tournament teams are pictures below (we are missing one team – however, they (Betsy) is pictured in the video! A few highlights from the tournament –
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Youth golf update from Mary Ross – Sophia Homrighausen is tuning up for the upcoming Junior Golf League which starts Tuesday June 6, 2017. The league will run each Tuesday in June at 10:30am at the Ortonville Golf Course. There are 2 divisions; a 4-hole league for kids age 7-9, and a 9-hole league for kids 10 and older. Giving Sophia some good advice is Hope Hasslen, previous MN State High School State Tournament competitor, now attending U of Nebraska. Note: Make sure to check out the information board on Hole 1! Thanks to Mary Ross, there are new (fun!) quotes on one side that change periodically and the scheduled tournaments are posted on the other side. There are always those great people in the community that quietly volunteer their time to bring sunshine to others… Mary Ross is one of those people!
Congratulations! (Thanks Eric Banken for sending the pictures & information!) Ages 6 to 9 1st – Dean & Ellis Longnecker 2nd – Jenny Jo & Tyce Cronen 3rd – Mark & Jack Hughes Ages 10 to 12 1st (after putt off tie) is Isaiah & Owen Longnecker 2nd Betsy Baldry & Evan Halbe 3rd – Joe Berning & Reece Cronen Ages 13 to 17 1st – James Nitz and Colin Banken 2nd – Eric and Chloe Banken