Posted by Andy Wannemacher on Aug 17, 2022
Thank you to everyone who turned out for the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing. We had a great time in support of the Lima Rotary Club's scholarship fund.
Wednesday, August 17th was perfect day for our 22nd Annual Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing.  Blue skies and the temperature in the low 80’s made for a day of great golf. 27 teams took part in this year’s outing. Two teams tied with a score of 54, however  with the tie-breaker BlueChip Construction prevailed as the winner and netted the team $500! Second place and $300 went to Shawnee Properties Team #4 and Shawnee Properties Team #5 took third place and $200.
Proximity Contests made the day exciting with Ashley Meas winning the Women’s Long Drive, Roger Griffith winning the Men’s Long Drive and Phil Osmon winning the Longest Putt Contests. We had two Closest to the Pin winners on various par 3s throughout the course. These awesome shots belonged to Larry Stechschulte and Jeff Iiames.
Fun games abounded across the course and gave players a break from the competitive action. Scott Jensen won a $250 Gift Card to Von’s Diamonds & Jewelry for guessing the closest number of golf items in the jar for this year’s Guessing Game which was run by Demi Burden & Adah Ellerbrock. Jason Stolly won the Buckeye Long Drive, which was a new game sponsored by The Ohio State University at Lima and run by Lesley Fry. He won a fabulous Yeti Cooler filled with various beverages & koozies.  The Civic Center Foundation hosted the Measure the Putt contest, which was run by Carmen Cecala-Wells and is always a huge hit every year. This year Innovative Packaging came out on top and won a $200 Visa gift card for their effort! This year, Mercy Health took over and sponsored The Ball Game which everyone looks forward to every year. Citizens National Bank kept their ball the entire round and won $100 in cash for their tenacity. Only 1 skin was given out this year. It was on hole #17 and Shawnee Properties #5 captured the prize of $440. And finally, Dave Taflinger was the big 50/50 Drawing winner!
Overall, this year’s Golf Outing had 7 major sponsors, 1 major donor for scholarships, and 41 hole sponsors. The total money raised for the Rotary Memorial Scholarship Fund is not available at this point, but the outing is projected to raise over $40,000 again this year. It was a great day of comradery at Hidden Creek Golf Club and a great day to be a Rotarian!