The Brandenburg Moose Family Center, Lodge #1177, hosted the 6th Annual Bucky Wayne Memorial Golf Scramble Tournament at the Doe Valley Golf Course on Sunday, September 12. Tee time was at 1:00 p.m. but check-in started at 11:00 a.m. As team members checked in, they had a chance to get a door prize ticket, and also purchase tickets for a 50-50 drawing. Many local restaurants and businesses donated gift cards and golf related items for the 42 door prizes. The event sponsor this year was Equipment Depot. There were 75 hole sponsors which included local businesses, and some were in memory of a loved one.
Lunch was served in the 19th Hole restaurant at the Doe Valley Country Club. The restaurant is under the new management of Rob Park, and he and his staff outdid themselves. The buffet style meal included freshly cooked hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, and all the fixings, including a variety of cheeses, potato salad, pasta salad, corn on the cob, potato chips, deviled eggs, watermelon slices, and banana pudding. Ice water and lemonade were also available.
The annual tournament is held mainly to raise funds for the Bucky Wayne Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is available to any Meade County High School student who is or will be a full-time student in a college or university. They must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have a family member in good standing in the Brandenburg Moose Family Center. The recipient of the scholarship in 2021 is Sapphire Haynes. Sapphire is attending Georgetown College and pursuing a degree in Biochemistry. In addition to the scholarship, some of the funds raised from the tournament will be used throughout the year for events that will benefit our community.
There were 17 teams in the tournament, consisting of 4 players each. Everyone had a great time, whether they got their best scores or not! The first-place team was Team 15 that included Tim Keown, Ray Raatz, Brian Brasel, and Brian Yates. The second-place team was Team 6, and third place went to Team 8. Closest to the Pin winners were Hole #3 Steve Wayne; Tres Wayne for Hole #5; Hole #14 Tony Brown; Brian Cox Hole #16, and Matt Beasley Hole #11. The putting contest, supervised by Mandy and Scotty Williams, was hotly contested. There ended up being a tie between Tony Drago and Paul Frazier, who agreed to share the prize.
My thanks go out to my driver for the day, Samantha, who navigated the course in a golf cart, stopping when I needed to take a picture. I even got to take pictures of some of the famous residents of Doe Valley, a doe, and her fawn, who were nestled in the woods alongside the course. The Scramble was a huge success, thanks in large part to those behind the scenes who worked hard to put this tournament together.