Yakima Golf Tournament Recap

We could not have asked for a more beautiful day of golf at Tuesday's golf tournament in Yakima at Apple Tree Golf Resort. Year after year presenting sponsors Wilbur Ellis & DuPont help host a truly successful and exciting event! Thank you very much to our presenting sponsors.


Golfers arrived at around 10am on Tuesday, May 9th to register and receive their registration bags of goodies, sponsored by Accu-Label International Inc., join in on the putting contest sponsored by Dow AgroSciencesand soon after have their appetites satisfied with a BBQ lunch sponsored by Michelsen Packaging Company.

Just before the shotgun start at noon, golfers watched Tractor Dump/Ball Drop sponsor Burrows Tractor drop 50 balls on the putting green to find Sean Kinney of HR Spinner a winner of $1000 in this exciting contest. Immediately after this, golfers hopped into their carts sponsored by AgroFresh and headed out onto the course!

After a long and leisurely day of golf, players headed inside the clubhouse for a hosted happy hour, followed by a delicious banquet meal sponsored by Wells Fargo. A live auction and raffle drawing (Grand prize 917 Titleist Driver sponsored by DECCO) were the final events of the evening. Thank you to all those who participated in the live auction and raffle purchases and thank you to our lively auctioneer  Paul Newman.

Special thank you to Peter Verbrugge for his efforts to lead the tournament as its chairman for the 11th year! 

Here are your tournament winners including course contests and games:

2017 Yakima Golf Tournament Winners

Guess the tees game- 203 tees, winner Brooklyn Wood (guess of 204)

Putting contest- Luke Jackson with 6.5"

Course contests, sponsored by Simplicity Homes:

Accurate Drive- Dustin M.
Men's Long Drive- Dusty Frontis
Women's Long Drive- Chelsea Frontis
Longest Putt- Devan Renaldi
Closest to the Pin- Jeff Baldwin

Low Net Winners:

1st Place- AgroFresh 2
2nd Place- Decco US Post Harvest 1
3rd Place- CPC International Apple Company

Low Gross Winners:

1st Place- Burrows Tractor
2nd Place- DuPont
3rd Place- Northwest Farm Credit Services

This event would not have been a success without the support of many generous sponsors. Thank you to all those that helped fund a truly successful event and supported educational opportunities for many deserving students.

Presenting sponsors: Wilbur Ellis & DuPont

Banquet sponsor: Wells Fargo

Cart sponsor: AgroFresh

Caddy Pak sponsor:  PayneWest/CHUBB Agribusiness

Registration Bags: Accu-Label International Inc.

Raffle sponsor: DECCO- US Post Harvest

Tractor Dump: Burrows Tractor, Inc. 

Lunch sponsor: Michelsen Packaging Company

Putting Contest sponsor: Dow AgroSciences

Beverage sponsor:Allan Brothers

Course Contest sponsor: Simplicity Homes

Hole in One sponsor: USI Kibble & Prentice

Driving Range sponsor: Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers


Team sponsors:
AgroFresh
Aweta Americas
Bank of the West
Columbia Valley Fruit
CPC International Apple Company
DECCO - US Post Harvest
Gilbert Orchards
HR Spinner Corporation
International Paper
Keyes Fibre
Michelsen Packaging Company
Northwest Farm Credit Insurance Services
Northwest Farm Credit Services
Pace International
Pape Material Handling
Rabo AgriFinance
Sage Fruit
Sinclair Systems International
Strand Apples
Washington State Tree Fruit Association
University Parkway Apartments
Yakima POM Club


Hole Sponsors:
Antles Pollen Supply, Inc.
Aweta Americas
Bank of the West
Banner Bank
Borton & Sons
Columbia Valley Fruit
CPC International Apple Company
EnzaFruit Products
F&M Construction
Gilbert Orchards
HR Spinner Corporation
Hurst International
International Paper
Keyes Fibre
Lexar Homes
Northwest Farm Credit Insurance Services
Northwest Farm Credit Services
Pace International
Pape Material Handling
ProAg
Rabo AgriFinance
RCIS
Sage Fruit
Sinclair Systems International
Syngenta
Tree Top, Inc.
Washington Fruit and Produce Company
Washington State Tree Fruit Association
Washington Trust Bank
University Parkway Apartments
Yakima POM Club

 

Thank you to our hardworking volunteers:

Ruth Pringle
Ranie Haas
Riley Mengarelli
Dany Cavadini
Ben Cox
Liz Gonzalez
Vanessa Reyes-Romero
Dusty St. John
Joel Flores
Alfredo Reyes
Pedro Hernandez
David Paulson
Keith Huffaker
Breann Speer
Tami Linger
Student volunteers: Ivan Morales and Gabriel Ramirez