Swapping Trowels for Putters

On August 24th, we, at Welch Tile, held our annual golf outing!  This year, we decided to make the game go longer with 18 holes instead of the usual 9.  The day began at 9 am with everyone getting their clubs and carts and the traditional company picture. 

 The traditional group picture

The traditional group picture

 The legendary “Falls”

The legendary “Falls”

 Kristin Neiquist practicing (keep an eye out for that grass clump later)

Kristin Neiquist practicing (keep an eye out for that grass clump later)

 Installer, Pete Gee, lining up his shot

Installer, Pete Gee, lining up his shot

 Team: Left to right- Kenny Kendra, Pete Gee, Charlotte Gee, and Mike LaCount

Team: Left to right- Kenny Kendra, Pete Gee, Charlotte Gee, and Mike LaCount

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We were blessed with a particularly lovely day weather wise, so, as those who golf regularly would say, “it was a perfect day for golf”.  A group of volunteers from the company also drove golf carts around with games and prizes to win.  We had a few of the favorite games from last year, such as the Bean Bag Toss and Putt, Putt, Yahtzee, in addition to a new game: Hit the Boat!   The staff from The Falls at Barber Creek placed a small little row boat out in the middle of their pond and the goal was quite simple: to hit it!

 An attempt to “Hit the Boat”

An attempt to “Hit the Boat”

 Installer Curtis Latrielle putting for the boat

Installer Curtis Latrielle putting for the boat

 A cart full of volunteers! Left to right- Janet Gilmore, Colleen Welch, and Jennell Willick

A cart full of volunteers! Left to right- Janet Gilmore, Colleen Welch, and Jennell Willick

A special “congratulations!” goes out to Jeff Beek, one of our installers, who got a hole-in-one! 

 Jeff Beek, after getting a hole-in-one on Hole 15

Jeff Beek, after getting a hole-in-one on Hole 15

 Competition card for “closest to pin”.

Competition card for “closest to pin”.

 Team: Left to right- Dan Welch, Reece Welch, guest of Jeff Beek, Jeff Beek

Team: Left to right- Dan Welch, Reece Welch, guest of Jeff Beek, Jeff Beek

The day concluded with an early dinner of chicken and steak and the announcement of the winning teams. 

 Marnie Piar winning two prizes!

Marnie Piar winning two prizes!

 There’s the grass clump! Atop our C.O.O., Steve Coates’, head as a mock toupe!

There’s the grass clump! Atop our C.O.O., Steve Coates’, head as a mock toupe!


Since there was a tie for first place, a member from each team engaged in a nail-biting putt off.

 Dan Lipski putting for first place

Dan Lipski putting for first place

 Dustyn Corpe also putting for first place

Dustyn Corpe also putting for first place

 The competitors: Dustyn Corpe and Dan Lipski

The competitors: Dustyn Corpe and Dan Lipski

 The winning putt!

The winning putt!

 

Congratulations to the winning teams:

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1st Place: Left to right- Gladys Veltkamp, Dustyn Corpe, Jeff May, and Bill Piar

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2nd Place: Left to right- Tony Noto, Dan Lipski, Rhonda Lipski, and Lindsey Noto

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3rd Place: Left to right- Steven Coates, Jim Stehouer, Andrew Fredricks, and Brady Kennedy

 

Thank you as always to all of our fantastic volunteers and the team of Mike LaCount, Marnie Piar, Rick Harmsen, Andrew Fredricks, and Steven Coates for coordinating the day!

 Dustyn Corpe putting

Dustyn Corpe putting

 Gladys Veltkamp putting

Gladys Veltkamp putting

 The final stroke

The final stroke

 Team Jason Holy (left), Calvin Ingell (right), and their guests

Team Jason Holy (left), Calvin Ingell (right), and their guests

 Volunteers Aaron and Valerie Welch

Volunteers Aaron and Valerie Welch

 Team: Curtis Latrielle (center left), Seve Swain (right), and guests

Team: Curtis Latrielle (center left), Seve Swain (right), and guests

 Team: Left to right- Jesse Ford, guest of Marnie Piar, Marnie Piar, and Matt Ford

Team: Left to right- Jesse Ford, guest of Marnie Piar, Marnie Piar, and Matt Ford

 Matt Ford putting

Matt Ford putting

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