Beef Bucks hosts 2010 Golf Challenge

BRANDON – (August 26, 2010) – The 8th annual Beef Bucks Golf Challenge brought beef supporters and golf enthusiasts to the Brandon Municipal Golf Course last week for a friendly competition.  The yearly golf tournament is a fundraiser for Beef Bucks,Inc, providing operating funds for the organization and supporting scholarships to agricultural youth.

Taking first in the Championship Flight was the team, Pharmco Sodbusters of Platte, SD.  The team from Glacial Lakes Energy of Watertown took first in the First Flight,  Sioux Falls Regional Livestock #2 of Worthing placed on top in the Second Flight and the winner of the Third Flight was team Boehringer Ingelheim with reps from Iowa and South Dakota.

The day-long Beef Bucks Golf Challenge also featured a putting contest with Tim Paauw of the Avera McKennan team putting in the top put.  He captured a $250 Beef Buck/VISA card sponsored by Fenske Cattle Company of Woonsocket,SD.  Prostrollo’s All-American Auto Mall from Madision sponsored hole-in-one contests for the golfers.

A tremendous dinner featuring steak from National Beef, a U.S. Premium Beef Company was enjoyed by the nearly 200 attendees.  After a day of live broadcasting from the tournament, Col. Jon Phillips called a benefit auction to conclude the day’s events.  The auction featured a signed #4 Brett Favre Minnesota Vikings jersey, an authentic Jack Daniels keg, John Deere bikes, pedal tractor and kid’s Gator, signed items from the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins, a Five Rivers Feedlot Colorado print and more.

During the course of the evening, the Beef Bucks organization also honored Phil Donahue, long time owner of Rice Brothers Commission Firm in the Sioux Falls Stockyard.  Donahue, age 93, was recognized as a living legend in the beef industry and a championship golfer.

Beef Bucks, Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1997, governed by a voluntary board of directors, for the purpose of beef promotion and consumer education.  The program offers a “Beef Buck” which is a pre-paid check for the purchase of beef in $5, $10, & $20 denominations sold on a dollar for dollar basis as well as a Beef Bucks/VISA debit card loadable from $25.00 to $500.00.

Plans are underway for the 9th Annual Beef Bucks Golf Challenge, which will be held August 19, 2011 at the Brandon Municipal Course. For information on the Beef Bucks Golf Challenge or the Beef Bucks program, contact, call 1-888-640-MEAT (6328) or visit

Champion team, Pharmco Sodbusters of Platte.

Flight One winner was Glacial Lakes Energy of Watertown

Flight One winner was Glacial Lakes Energy of Watertown

Sioux Falls Regional Livestock #2 took first in Flight Two

Top team in Flight Three was Team Boehringer Ingelheim

Putting champ Tim Paauw lines up his shot.

Texas Road House's Andy Armadillo visited the Beef Bucks Golf Challenge

Beef Bucks honors longtime cattleman and SD golfing legend, Phil Donohue

Col Jon Phillips reports the markets live from the Beef Bucks Golf Challenge