Craig Moore said he wanted to give back when he participated in the 39th annual Dr. Bud Memorial Charity Golf Tournament at Shadowood Golf Course last week.
“I’ll bet I’ve played the last 30 years,” Moore said. “I’ve played for several years for sure. It’s just a really good thing for the hospital. We do a lot of work at the hospital and it’s kind of a way to give back for the nursing program.
“My daughter was in the nursing program and she benefited from a couple scholarships, and that was really good, and I think for the nursing program it’s really a good thing. We won last year, we tried to repeat, but I don’t think it happened. We had a good day on the golf course, good fellowship, and really enjoyed playing today.”
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The event was established in honor of Dr. H.P (Bud) Graessle. He was born in Seymour and was a practicing physician and surgeon for 53 years until his retirement in 1971.
The team of Kasey Ingleheart, Eric Scott, Ryan Langdon and Jeff Ayers combined to shoot 57 to place first.
Warren Forgey, Chief Executive Officer and President of Schneck Medical Center, said 32 foursomes (176) golfers participated last week.
“It’s been very steady,” he said. “This afternoon we’ve had a full schedule, just enough golfers that it flows well on the course, and also provides the financials contributions to the nursing scholarships. It works out very well.”
Forgey said the event has granted to nearly $600,000 in nursing scholarships over the years.
“The scholarships go to registered nursing students and nurse practitioners from Jackson, Jennings, Scott and Washington Counties. We appreciate the support from the golfers, community, and the corporate sponsors. We have a number of organizations that may not golf, but they provide financial support to the event and we appreciate all the folks for their involvement and contributions.
“These students have a lot of financial challenges often with their schooling expenses and this helps offset some of that.”
Adrianne Farrow, great, great granddaughter of Dr. Bud, said she enjoys participating.
“It’s a big deal because it’s our family, and it helps support the community, and families and kids in the community, so that’s extremely important,” she said. “It’s fun. It’s a time I get to come back and play with my entire family. I got to see a lot of friendly faces, a lot of familiar folks. It’s like a little mini-golf reunion for me. I always look forward to this day.”
Farrow, who was a member of Seymour’s 1989 girls state championship golf team said, “We always play as a team. We don’t take prizes, we just play to have fun, and support the cause and support the community, and still enjoy the game of golf.”
Rick Smith, chairman of the Schneck Board of Directors, estimates he has played in at least 10 of the Dr. Bud events and enjoys teeing it up every chance he get.
“The turnout for the community and for the foundation is important for Schneck and we appreciate it,” Smith said. “We have a lot of corporate sponsors, and we value those in the community that come out to have good time and support the foundation.
“The scholarships are the main program. We just value what it does for these young people that want to enter the health care profession, and this is a way to support them on their future. Endeavors in health care. The foundation plays an important role for Schneck. They’ve made a lot of contacts over the years and they’re very supportive of Schneck Hospital.”
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Dr. “Bud” Scholarships this year include: Sherry Arbuckle, IUPUI; Allison Barnette, IU Bloomington; Lindsay Baughman, IUPUI; Erin Bowen, IUPUI; Ariel Goodpaster, Ivy Tech; Spencer Grills, IUPUC; Stephanie Grunden, IUPUC; Teresa Guernsey, IUPUC; Rachel Hoevener, University of Southern Indiana; Kayla Holle, IUPUC; Jenna Lamb, Purdue; Maci Lubker, IU Southeast; Ashley Newson, Ivy Tech; Emma Patmore, IU Southeast; Lanci Phillips, Purdue; Tessa Ray, IUPUC; Taylor Reynolds, IUPUI; Whitney Rogers, IUPUC; Margaret Rohlfing, University of Indianapolis; Addisen Rudge, IU Bloomington; Amanda Rust, Ivy Tech; Stephanie Turner, Ivy Tech; Oliva Vanosdol, IUPUC; Morgan Wehmiller, University of Indianapolis; and Christian Wichman, IUPUC.
First (57): Kasey Ingleheart, Eric Scott, Ryan Langdon, Jeff Ayers
Second (58): Steve Windley MD, Dave Windley, Kevin Stella, Ken Stella
Third: (58): Brandon Goecker, Brian Tormoehlen, Greg Hinton, Tom Hinton
Fourth (59): Ben Surface, Trent Pohler, Jeff Bostic, Greg Young
Fifth (59): Jim Doolan, Craig Moore, Ron Zike, Kenny Brooks
Longest drive men (hole 18): Brock Thoele
Longest drive women (hole 9): Cara Stuckey
Closest pin women (hole 13): Stuckey
Closest pin men (hole 2): Eric Scott
Longest putt men: Kevin Stella
Longest putt women: Tammy Jones