On August 19, Beef Bucks, Inc. hosted their ninth annual Golf Challenge in Brandon, SD with 48 teams (192 golfers) representing producers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, consumers and all those in-between both ag and non-ag related.
Fenske Cattle Company (Woonsocket) sponsored a putting contest with a $250.00 Beef Bucks/VISA debit card awarded to the winner prior to the shotgun start of the tourney. Winning the contest was Robert Korn of Rural Manufacturing (Freeman). Prostrollo’s All-American Auto Mall (Madison) sponsored a hole-in-one competition for the 2-yr. lease of a 2011 Buick Regal as well as hole-in-one competitions on all other par three holes. Prizes were awarded in four flights for three places. First place winners were: Championship Flight, Millborn Seeds of Brookings; First Flight, Rural Manufacturing of Freeman; Second Flight, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls; Third Flight, SDSU College of Ag from Brookings.
A special guest at the tourney was 6-foot Andy Armadillo of the Texas Roadhouse who handed out peanuts to the golfers on the course; riding in a Gator provided by John Deere for the event. The SD Cattlemen’s Auxiliary also treated the golfers to beef sticks during play and what a sight the RFD TV painted traveling bus made as the participants entered the parking lot of the club house! Col. Jon Phillips broadcast his “Price Discovery Report” live from the tourney.
Golfing participants and other guests were treated to 16 oz. rib eye steaks provided by National Beef and prepared by Uncle Ed’s (Sioux Falls). Concluding the evening was a live auction with Col. Jon Phillips at the mic auctioning items donated from various sponsors such as Henry Rifle Company, John Deere Company, Tyson Foods, Jack Daniels, JBS, BEEF Magazine, Coors/Miller Lite, SDSU, Emery Kleven, the SD Lottery, and professional athletes. Throughout the evening, door prizes were awarded sponsored by American Foods Group, Northern Livestock Video Auction, Omaha Steaks, and many others with the grand door prize donated by Trav’s Outfitter & Ariat Boot Company.
Plans are already underway for the 2012 10th Annual Beef Bucks Golf Challenge to be held in Brandon, SD on August 17.
Beef Bucks, Inc is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of beef promotion and consumer education. The beef buck is a prepaid check available in $5, $10, & $20 denominations. Also available are Beef Buck/VISA debit cards loadable for $25 – $500. The golf event is held to help support the maintenance of the program as well as fund the Beef Buck scholarship program. To find more information on the Beef Bucks program, visit their website at http://www.beefbucks.org.