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2021 Hook & Ladder Golf Tournament

By September 16, 2021No Comments

The 14th Annual Hook & Ladder Golf Tournament was held on Thursday, August 26th, at the Red Cloud Golf Course near Red Cloud, NE. In order to field a team in the 4-person scramble, at least one team member must be on their local fire department or local EMS department. 

GTA Insurance Group partners with Farmers Mutual of Nebraska (Gold Sponsor), EMC Insurance Companies (Silver Sponsor), and Nationwide (Bronze Sponsor) as corporate sponsors of this charity golf outing. Prize money is collected from these corporate sponsors, and team entry fees as well as hole sponsorships from several other companies allow 100% of the proceeds (minus golf course expenses) to be paid back to the participating teams.

We so appreciate all the hard work and dedication that our local, volunteer first responders provide to those in need. This tournament allows us to give them a small portion of the recognition they deserve. The tournament was once again a huge success this year:

  • 3 flights paid out with a total pay out of $4,825.
  • 16 Fire Departments participated with a total of 27 teams.
  • Championship flight paid out 4 places, 1st flight paid out 6 places, & 2nd flight paid out 5 places.

We want to send a special thank you to all that were in attendance and to all the GTA staff that helped organize and run this tournament.

All participants received a participation prize full of GTA promo.

Pictured left to right: Tyson Jordening (GTA Blue Hill Location Manager), Brett Wetton (Nebraska Greats Foundation Representative), & Courtney Hansen (GTA Operations Director)

Posted below are the 2021 tournament results:

Chip Puttoff Winner – Blue Hill Fire Dpt – $250


Championship Flight

  1. Blue Hill Fire Dpt #2 ($500)Tim Waterbury, Trent Jordening, Cody Phillips & Matt Utecht
  2. Fairfield Fire Dpt #1 ($400) – Casey Kluver, Justin Gunn, Justin Jachow & Clay Fisher
  3. Superior Fire Dpt #2 ($300) – Barry Blackstone, Trent Siebecker, Joel Henderson & Jarred Ehlers
  4. Franklin Fire Dpt ($200) – Dan Saathoff, Tyler Marks, Caleb Wagner & Brandon Herrick

1st Flight

  1. Lawrence Fire Dpt #2 ($500) – Wayne Holeting, Wayne Kohmetscher, Brad Kohmetscher & Nathan Faimon
  2. Esbon Fire Dpt ($425) – Charlie Fischer, Don Fogo, Nick Misner & Ed Beam
  3. Red Cloud Fire Dpt #2 ($350) – Ryan Zimmerman, AJ Lockhart, Dan Conway & Darin Barnes
  4. Ruskin Fire Dpt #2 ($275) – JC Hinz, Reed Hofts, Trent Sorenson & Dustin Drohman
  5. Fairfield Fire Dpt #2 ($200) – Sam Nejezchleb, Todd Deines, Aaron Highland & Allen Newman
  6. Guide Rock Fire Dpt #1 ($175) – Chip Ohmstede, Mark Ohmstede, Bill Ohmstede & Keller Ord

2nd Flight

  1. Guide Rock #3 ($500) – Jarrett Yelken, Damion Corner, Neal Mertens & John Ely
  2. Red Cloud Rural ($400) – Mark Zahlman, Tim Meline, Mike Faimon & Justin Bohlen
  3. Lawrence Fire Dpt #4 ($300) – Bob Hofstetter, Coke Troudt, Larry Faimon & Dave Kimminau
  4. Franklin Fire Dpt ($200) – Dan Saathoff, Tyler Marks, Caleb Wagner & Brandon Herrick
  5. Ruskin Fire Dpt #1 ($100) – Luke Kleen, Kevin Hinz, Dan Schleufer & Troy Kuhlman

Flag Prize Winners

  1. HOLE #1 – Closest to Pin on Tee Shot – Mark Ohmstede
  2. HOLE #2 – Closest to Pin on 2nd Shot – Ryan Zimmerman
  3. HOLE #3 – Longest Putt Made From On Green – Darrell Buschkoetter
  4. HOLE #4 – Closest to the Pin on Tee Shot – Tyson Jordening
  5. HOLE #5 – Longest Drive in Fairway – Cody Phillips
  6. HOLE #6 – Longest Putt Made From on Green – Gary Buescher
  7. HOLE #7 – Closest to Pin on Tee Shot – Trent Siebecker
  8. HOLE #8 – Closest to the Pin From Anywhere Off the Green – Barry Blackstone
  9. HOLE #9 – Closest 2nd Shot – John Story