Territory Golf Club Charity Tournament to Help St. Augusta Nonprofit
Dan Stang and his wife Jesse purchased the Territory Golf Club in 2018, and over the past three years the club has grown into one of the most popular destination courses in central Minnesota. When his uncle Paul Bell passed away at Quiet Oaks Hospice earlier this year, the superb care he received prompted the Stangs to start a golf tournament to help the St. Augusta non-profit association that s’ address to residents and families facing a terminal illness.
With this philanthropic goal in mind, Stang will host a golf tournament named Par 3 for ChariTEE on Monday, August 2 with a start at 1 p.m. It will be a four person scramble with a unique format. All 18 holes will be par 3. Each player will have 18 chances to score an ace.
Stang has secured multiple sponsors and with $ 500,000 lined up, each hole-in-one prize could net a lucky acer $ 25,000. Some holes will have bigger payouts and a golfer will get a prize of $ 1 million at the end of the tournament.
According to Stang, he hopes to make the event an annual event and each year a different local charity will be chosen as the designated recipient. As Quiet Oaks is the designated charity for 2021, 100% of registration fees, green fees and cart fees will be donated to Quiet Oaks.
Team entry is $ 800 for the quartet. Registration and team registration can be done online at www.territorygc.com. Click on the Par 3 for ChariTEE link at the top. This event should fill up quickly and a few sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are still available. Call 320-257-6510 for details.
On July 8 and 9, the state-of-the-art Albany Top Tracer / Top Golf facility hosted a free youth clinic and over 30 Albany area youth aged 12-17 were in attendance. Organized by Steve Schiffler, Paul Wellenstein and Joe Hasbrouck, the event was a huge success.
Former Albany stars including Adam Dooley, Mark Sauerer, Joe Nett, Jon Herges and Tiffany Gretsch and guest instructor Dick Johnson were the presenters. The areas of instruction were swing, chipping and pitching, putting and swing.
Ninety-two-year-old former football and golf coach Pete Herges was also an instructor. The event ended when more than 50 football and golf alumni roasted Herges at a gala held at the clubhouse on Friday. Many former players have appreciated the profound influence of Herges in their lives.
Many were happy to be there and praised the former coach for the valuable life lessons he gave, but one thing stood out in the roast – all were fortunate enough to be there despite the shortcomings of driving the former coach during their high school years.
The 7th annual John Lieser Apollo Activities Golf 4/5 Person Scramble tournament will take place on Friday August 6th at the Territory Golf Club in St. Cloud. The entry fee is $ 100 per player, which includes golf, the booth, food and non-alcoholic beverages, prizes, and a special social event after the tournament ends. Questions about the event can be directed to Justin Skaalerud, Deputy Director of Apollo at [email protected] or 320-253-1600.
The 12th Annual Tiger 4/5 Person Scramble Tournament will take place on Friday August 13 at Wapicada Golf Club in Sauk Rapids. The registration fee is $ 110 and all proceeds from this fundraiser are divided between an endowment for Tech Athletics (LEAF Foundation) and funding for immediate needs in the field of athletics. The event has a noon shotgun start. To register, go online: www.leaf742.org.
Joe of St. Cloud and Jon Sauer of Appleton (Wis.) Won the 48th Annual Division Walker Best-Ball Championship on Sunday June 27th. The brother duo shot 32-32-32 to claim a one-stroke victory. In the handicap division, the Albany duo of John Luethmers / Justin Schleicher beat another Albany team of Brad Andvik / Kurt Schneider in the playoffs. Both teams shot 64.
Brady Engen is the new Head Professional of the St. Cloud Country Club. On a recent tour at the local country club, course superintendent Troy Tschida had a course in superb shape. The fairways are the best conditioned that I have played this season.
That’s the opinion of Times golf columnist John Lieser. Contact him at [email protected]