Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Parkview Huntington Golf Classic a success

Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019

Two foursomes took top team honors in the 29th annual Parkview Huntington Golf Classic, held earlier this month at Norwood Golf Course.

Proceeds from the event will purchase five telemetry devices to monitor the heart function of patients in the hospital’s Medical/Surgical area. The new portable units will provide an ample number of monitoring devices to meet the needs in that area at any given time.

Parkview Huntington Foundation organized the event, which attracted 33 groups of golfers. More than 20 hospital employees and community members volunteered to assist throughout the day.

“It was ideal weather for golf this year,” said Foundation Director Mike Perkins, “and the team scores reflected that. The competition was very close in both the men’s and ladies’/mixed divisions.”

Fort Wayne’s Moake Park Group architectural firm again was presenting sponsor for this year’s event.

“The generosity of the golfers, sponsors and all our auction contributors helped the foundation meet its goal of funding the monitoring units,” Perkins added.

Roanoke resident Ann Kasper was honored in a ceremony prior to the start of play with the 2019 Parkview Huntington Foundation PARtner award. Kasper, a registered nurse, was a long-time member of the hospital’s Emergency Department staff and now works in the Parkview Physicians Group – Family Medicine office of Dr. Amy Welker. At the presentation, Perkins noted Kasper’s significant contributions to the event’s success over many years in various roles.

“Ann has been part of this event as a participant since its inception in 1991,” he said. “She and her husband, Jim, have been sponsors for many years, and Ann has taken her turn as a volunteer and in the planning process. In many ways, the golf classic reflects her involvement, and we are delighted to recognize that.”

The winning Ladies’/Mixed Division team was captained by Jason Kennedy and included Lee Cutting, Dr. Matt Eckert and Amara Eckert. That group toured the par-71 Norwood layout with a score of 47. Top honors in the Men’s Division, with a score of 51, went to the Heartland REMC foursome of Rob Pearson, Nick Caley, Colt Burnau and Dalton Caley.

Rod Richison was the winner of the gentlemen’s drive accuracy contest on the first hole. The ladies’ winner in that competition was Heather Foster. Other course skills contest prizes went to Mike Lindsey, for the longest putt on the 18th hole, and to Amara Eckert, whose drive was closest to the pin on the par-three No. 8.

The photo shows PHH president Juli Johnson, presenting the PARtner Award to Ann Kasper.