Posted by Andy Wannemacher on Jul 22, 2021
We had fun and raised money for the scholarship fund at the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing.
Wednesday, July 21st was perfect day for our 21st Annual Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing. Blue skies and the temperature in the low 80’s made for a day of great golf. 29 teams took part in this year’s outing. Two teams tied with a score of 54, however  with the tie-breaker Rich Dackin’s team (Honda)  prevailed as the winner and netted  the team $500! Second place and $300 went to Chad Fast’s, iHeart Media team and new Rotary Member, Chad King, led his Citizens National Bank Team to a 3rd place finish and $200.
Proximity Contests made the day exciting with Ashley Meas winning the Women’s Long Drive, Jay Wenger winning the Men’s Long Drive and Russ Decker winning the Longest Putt Contests. We had four Closest to the Pin winners on various par 3’s throughout the course. These awesome shots belonged to Spencer Stubbs, Parker Waklyn, Adam Rector and Randy Fetter.
Fun games abounded across the course and gave players a break from the competitive action. Tim Sielchott won a $250 gift card to Vons Diamonds & Jewelry for guessing the closest number of golf items in the jar for this year’s Guessing Game. Jed Metzger 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 gift basket full of Buckeye swag and beverages. The Civic Center Foundation hosted the Measure the Putt contest, which is always a huge hit every year.  This year BlueChip Construction came out on top and won a $200 Visa Gift Card for their effort!  Swartz Restoration again sponsored the Swartz Ball contest which everyone looks forward The Union Bank kept their ball the entire round and won $100 in cash for their tenacity. And finally, Jed Metzger was the big 50/50 drawing winner!
Overall, this year’s Golf Outing had 7 Major Sponsors, 1 Major Donor for Scholarships, 5 Education Sponsors 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!