Golf is a game of inches. This is the main thing that can make it so fun and
also so devastating. In the 21 st Annual Warrior Golf Classic Tournament Lincoln
Lutheran Development Director Mr. Wagnitz was a foot away from a brand new
Chevy Impala. This is just some of the excitement that came with the annual
fundraiser for the school at Woodland Hills golf course in Eagle.
28 teams of four participated in this years event. “The weather was perfect,
perfect for golf.” said Mr Heibel on the conditions of the Friday afternoon.The
teams competed in a best ball format that eventually led to a six hole playoff
between two teams: Mr.Ernstmeyer’s team and Mr. Wooster’s team from Great
Western Bank. Finally the team from Great Western Bank took home the 1 st
place prize. The playoff that took place didn’t actually cause the teams to play
against one another hole by hole. But instead looked at the scores from the
teams’ rounds and compared them until there was a difference. Mr. Ernstmeyer
said that they started from the most difficult hole on the course and moved on from there.
Prizes at the tournament came in a variety of shapes and sizes. The top three
teams won gift cards to the course. There were also prizes donated by companies
from around the city on specific things like gift cards, golf clubs, and even a car.
These prizes could be won by doing different things throughout the day. There was
a prize for the longest putt, longest drive, and even the shortest drive. But the real
prizes came on the three par 3 holes on the course. There was a trip being offered, a
brand new set of golf clubs, and also a new Chevy Impala.
Hole 12 was the hole where the car would have been won at had there been a
hole in one. This was the hole where Mr. Heibel was sitting at when the shot was hit.
Mr. Wagnitz said that he “wasn’t even thinking about it” when he hit the shot but
soon realized his shot was much better than he had originally believed it would be.
The tournament benefits the general funding of the school. It helps
students pay for tuition and church funding. It also provides financial help
with other general things around the school. It is used as one of our main
fundraisers throughout the school year, which significantly helps the school
with basic needs.