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*In Photo from left: 1st Place Championship Flight team members John Coleman, Ron Murray and Justin Mitchell

West Plains – For Immediate Release

A 5-minute shower mid-day did not damper the spirits of those playing in last Friday’s annual West Plains Chamber of Commerce Caddyshack Classic Golf Tournament. Thirty-four 3-person scramble teams began Shot-Gun style at the West Plains Country Club to vie for over $3,000.00 in prizes, and a chance to make a hole in one shot for a “Mega Motorsports $10,000 Polaris Ranger 500 LE”. Golfers began the tournament with a ‘Burton Creek/Westgate-Carol Jones Realty/Ozarks Medical Center Lunch’ and took warm ups on the ‘West Plains Bank &Trust Company Driving Range’. Each Golfer received a CenturyLink Tournament gift bag. Water and Sport drinks were compliments of Coca Cola of West Plains.


Dan Singletary was the big winner of the “Southern Hills Shopping Center/B & K Properties Sky Caddie Watch raffle. The winners of the ‘Quality Floors Longest Drive Competition’ were Paul Wiedemann for the women and Matt Cromer for the men. Mike Lowe took the honors as the ‘Budweiser Closest to the Pin’ champion. Greg Collins and Kristi Landsdown cleaned up in the ‘Burton Creek/Westgate-Carol Jones Realty/Ozarks Medical Center Longest Putt’ contest. The were no winners in the ‘Mega Motorsports Polaris Ranger 500 LE’, ‘Community First Banking Company Cleveland Black Pearl Irons’, ‘Schultz, Wood & Rapp, P.C. Kindle Fire’ or ‘KKDY, KUKU, KUPH, KWPM, KSPQ, $500 Visa Gift Card’ Hole-In- One Contests.


Championship Flight

1st           The West Plains Insurance team of John Coleman – Ron Murray – Justin Mitchell

2nd          The Great Rivers Distributing team of Greg Beykirch – Jeff McDaniel – Dennis Johnson

3rd           The West Plains Bank team of David Gohn – David M. Gohn – Eric Judd

Flight A

1st           The team of Gary York – Garry Butler – Todd Menz

2nd          The Adams Construction team of John Adams – Ronnie Bryan – Kevin Osborn

3rd           The Burton Creek Medial Complex team of Richard Bowles – Richard Roberts – Curt Horstman

Flight B

1st           The H.O.M.E team of David Snodgrass – Mike Morrison – Dave Strosnider

2nd          The Community 1st Banking team of Scott Corman – John Mulford – James Davis

3rd           The team of Craig Jordan – Eric Barlow – George Vassaur


The Caddyshack Tournament fundraiser supplements members’ dues to support Chamber programs and seminars, member benefits, economic development initiatives and community events for the city. Wix had high praises for Caddyshack Tournament Committee members Sonja Stauffer, Brian White, Troy Bass, Lana Snodgras and Dr. Julie Hart, “The key to the success of this tournament is this committee’s hard work and dedication.”


Wix thanked everyone who played in the tournament and added that “additional Chamber members sponsoring holes and donating gift bag and raffle prizes included; 5 Star Cleaners, ABC Home Furnishings/ Carpet One, Air Evac Lifeteam, Arvest Bank, Black Ops School of Combat, Boyce & Bynum Laboratories, Inc., Brill Title Company, Brotherton Propane, Brown Furniture & Appliance, Burton Creek Pharmacy, Burton Creek Weight Loss Clinic, Butler Heating & Air, Caterpillar, Inc., Cawvey’s Electric Motor, CenturyLink, City of West Plains, Cobalt Commtech, LLC, Colton’s Steakhouse & Grill, Credit Bureau of Howell County, Dake Storage , Dennis’ Specialty Cuts, Diamond International Trucks, Inc., Donahue Roofing Inc., Downtown Antique Mall, Easley’s Body & Paint Shop, Edward Jones – Jay Padgett, Edward Jones – Kevin Gleghorn & Regina Gleghorn, Fastenal, Feller Construction, Grennan Communications, Grisham Properties, Gullic Squires Insurance Agency, Hart Family Eyecare, Heart of the Ozarks Medical Equipment, Hirsh Feed & Farm Supply, Hospice Compassus, Howell County Bank, Howell County Outpost, Howell-Oregon Electric Co-op, Inc., John Adams Construction, John Wiles-Attorney at Law, K Kountry/The Gift, Kwik Kar Lube & Tune, Landmark Bank, Law Office of Melissa Stewart, Legal Shield, Maurices, Mayfield Auto Repair, Meeks Building Center, Mercury ON, Missouri State University-WP, NAPA Auto Parts of West Plains, Norman Orr Office Supply, Ozark Radio Network: KKDY, KSPQ, KUKU, KUPH, KWPM,, PB’s Propane, Penmac Staffing Services, Potter’s Dawg House/Almost Famous Grill, RKL Construction, Royce & Rita Fugate, Shelter Insurance-Bill Hutchings, Shelter Insurance-Ken Joplin, Southern Hills Jewelry, T.J.’s Pub & Grill, The Fish Shack, The Sole Café, United Country/Missouri Ozarks Realty, West Plains Auto World, West Plains Insurance, LLC, West Plains Occupational & Insurance Physicals, West Plains Propane, West Plains Savings & Loan and Wood & Huston Bank.”


“We really take our hat off to all of our sponsors and players,” said Wix, adding, “Their generosity and support of this tournament allows the Chamber continued involvement in economic development, retail growth, community awareness and tourism for our area.”

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