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Matt Bauer/Kelly Phillion
Monday, August 26, 2019

Valley View Farms Golf Course – August 19th, 2019


Hemlock, MI - The Hemlock High School boys’ and girls’ basketball programs hosted their annual golf outing at Valley View Farms Golf Course in Saginaw. The event was a success as 35 teams (140 golfers) enjoyed some golf, perfect weather, and fellowship throughout the day. The teams at the outing consisted of former players, coaches, community members and alumni, parents, and relatives. The participants ranged from avid golfers to hackers just trying to enjoy a day out while supporting the basketball programs. Not only was a great time had by all, but the outing was the most profitable basketball golf outings ever.


The winning team of Bob Fiting, Tony Warner, Craig Wilsey and Zach Turner shot a 13 under par score of 59. Second place went to a team of alumni basketball players which included JV Coach Tony Lyvere, Jeremy Buxman, Justin Buxman, and Justin Jackson who shot an 11 under par score of 61.   Don Burdo was the winner of the longest drive contest for the men while Courtney Friedle won the same honor for the women.  Jeremy Schultz won the award for the closest to the pin on the par 3 11th hole. Mike Murphy was the winner of the Turner Concrete cornhole challenge.  Keith Green won the Putt for Paige (Baird) Putting Contest! All of the proceeds from that putting contest ($520) will be sent to the Baird family for medical expenses as their daughter Paige continues to make big strides in her rehabilitation at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids!  Go Paige!


Thanks to the many sponsors and participants, the boys’ and girls’ basketball programs were able to raise funds necessary to enhance the experience of playing basketball at Hemlock High School. A large portion of the proceeds from this outing will be used to purchase a Vertimax v8 to better help train all of the athletes at Hemlock HS. The money will also be used for basketball supplies, team camp entry fees, training equipment, team apparel for the 2019-2020 season, and additional expenses for team functions.


We would like to thank all of the golfers who participated in the outing as well as the players, coaches, and volunteers who helped to run and organize the outing. In addition, we’d like to give a special thank you to the sponsors and prize contributors who made it possible to run a successful outing.  My special thanks to David and Sarah Krueger for their generosity in donating winnings back to the basketball programs! 

Thank you to our SPONSORS:

Baby Ellie’s Auto Spa, Culver’s, Midland Cogeneration Venture, Sanchez Family, Turner Concrete, AHP Financial, The Andersons Elevator of Hemlock, Apple Mountain, Blueberries Galore, Burt Watson Chevrolet, C&J Bark Haulers, Catholic Federal Credit Union, Coty’s Landing, CPI Fluid Engineering, Doehring Schultz Insurance Agency, First Area Credit Union, Garber Chevrolet, Grasel Graphics, Homecraft Builders, Mayan Agency, McDonald Auto Group, Mike Vondette Family, Murin Company, Rick Ford, Rightway, Rusch Entertainment ,Sandlot Spots, S.K.I.L.L.S.Basketball, Super-Flite Oil, Turner Concrete, Walmart, ACE Hardware of Hemlock, Chandler’s Market

Thank you to our GIFT CONTRIBUTORS:

2ndToNone, 7-Eleven, ACE Hardware of Hemlock, Amazing Engravings, Apple Mountain, Attractions Hair & Nail Salon, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King of Shields, Coty’s Landing, Custom Style Salon, Doehring Schultz Insurance Agency, Dow, Family Video, Farmer’s Home, First Area Credit Union, Freeland SportsZone, Gabby’s Pub & Grill, Great Lakes Loons, Great Lakes Yoga, Harold Schroeder, Hemlock Athletic Department, Mama Mia’s, Maple Grille, McDonald’s of Hemlock, Phillipson Family, Pumford Construction, Rick Ford, Sandlot Sports, Specialty Manufacturing, Jimmy Johns, of Hemlock, Super-Flite Oil, Taco Bell, Turner Concrete, Valley View Farms Golf Course, Walmart

Thank you for helping to make the event a success! We know that our teams will enjoy the benefits of your generosity!  Go Huskies!