July 28, 2004


For More Information Contact:
Shelia Stannard at (816) 383-5152 or sstannard@angus.org









            Angus enthusiasts endured the summer humidity of Missouri to compete in the 2004 Angus Foundation Golf Tournament, July 13 at Shiloh Springs Golf Club in Platte City, Mo.  The fourth annual event was held during the National Junior Angus Show in Kansas City.  Fifty-six golfers played in this year’s tournament, with proceeds going to the Angus Foundation, which supports youth, education and research.

            “The weather was a little warm, but all had a fun time,” says Milford Jenkins, director of development for the Angus Foundation.  “We had a record number of golf players and record income of almost $20,000 was raised at the tournament.”

            Teams teed off in the morning, and after 18 holes of golf, enjoyed a Certified Angus Beef® steak lunch while awards were announced.  Belle Point Ranch, Lavaca, Ark., was the awards sponsor, and provided golf bags, putters, and balls, respectively to the top three teams.

            Dick Beck Professional Marketing, Red Lodge, Mont., sponsored the drink cart during the event.  Cedar Creek Farm, Donalds, S.C., sponsored the carts.

            “I want to thank our tournament sponsors, because without their generous support the tournament would not be the huge success that it is,” Jenkins said.

            The first place team hailed included golfers from coast-to-coast, and the golfers included John Dickinson, Sacramento, Calif.; Matt Jordan and Sara Moyer, both of St. Joseph, Mo.; and David Stukus, East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

            A team from Kansas and Oklahoma claimed second place honors.  Team members included Todd Hale, Lauren Hale and Warren Blaich, all of Columbus, Kan.; and Preston Pollard, Enid, Okla.


            Dick Beck Professional Marketing sponsored the third place team that included Dick Carmichael, Springfield, Tenn.; Jerry Carrico, Redfield, Iowa; and Dan Ellis, Billings, Mont.

            Pin prizes were awarded to the following: David Hunter, Fair Grove, Mo., closest to the pin; Cliff Ourso Jr., Donaldsonville, La., longest drive; Dick Carmichael, closest on the second shot; Kyle Cassady, Ancona, Ill., shortest drive; and Jennifer Svoboda, Sargent, Neb., longest putt.

            Junior Angus members are encouraged to play at a reduced rate of $75.  This year, several took advantage of the opportunity to get away from the barns for a round of golf.

“There is the potential for future growth with both juniors and adults interested in playing and supporting the Foundation,” Jenkins said.  “I encourage everyone to bring their clubs to the ‘Mile High City’ in 2005.”

A complete list of sponsors follows:


Awards Sponsor:

Belle Point Ranch ~ Lavaca, AR


Beverage Cart Sponsor:

Dick Beck Professional Marketing ~ Red Lodge, MT


Cart Sponsor:

Cedar Creek Farm ~ Donalds, SC


Hole Sponsors:

Alabama Angus Association

American Angus Hall of Fame ~ Smithville, MO

Angus Advantage LLC ~ Elizabeth City, NC

Baldridge’s Secret Seasoning ~ North Platte, NE

Basin Angus Ranch ~ Hobson, MT

Black Star Enterprise Inc. ~ East Greenwich, RI

Camp Cooley Ranch ~ Franklin, TX

The Carter Family ~ Upland, IN

Champion Hill ~ Bidwell, OH

Copper Creek Canyon Cattle Co. ~ Winchester, IN

Cotton & Associates ~ Howell, MI

Dobson Pulpwood Farm ~ Campti, LA

Col. Steve Dorran, Auctioneer ~ Airdrie, Alberta, Canada

Engelberg Angus Farm ~ Pochahontas, AR

Five Star Land & Livestock ~ Wilton, CA

G & J Cattle ~ Roberts, IL

Gardiner Angus Ranch Inc. ~ Ashland, KS

Georgia Angus Association

Green Mountain Angus Ranch ~ Ryegate, MT

Bill & Kimberlee Haskins ~ Rowley, IA

Indiana Angus Association

K Bar D ~ Redmond, OR

Laflin Ranch ~ Olsburg, KS

Louisiana Angus Association

Macedon Farms ~ Madison, AL

Maple Lawn Angus ~ Fulton, MD

Milo’s Tea Company, Jay Evers ~ Bessemer, AL

Minnesota Angus Association & Minnesota Junior Angus Association

Mississippi Angus Association

Moffitt Angus Farms ~ Colfax, IA

Oaks Bluff Angus Ranch ~ Calhoun, LA

Ourso State Farm Insurance & Ourso Flower Shop ~ Donaldsonville, LA

Prairie View Farms & Mike McCully ~ IL

Doug Satree Angus ~ Montague, TX

Sauk Valley Angus ~ Rock Falls, IL

Spring House Farm ~ Dolphin, VA

Springfield Angus Farm ~ Louisburg, NC

Stanley E. Stout Auction Service ~ Linwood, KS

Sunset Valley Angus ~ Gallipolis, OH

Talon Ranch ~ Twin Bridges, MT

Toebben Triple T ~ Union, KY

Tokach Angus ~ Saint Anthony, ND

Turner Farms ~ Satin, TX


Flag Sponsors

Col. Harry Bachman, Auctioneer ~ Annville, PA

Day Cattle Company ~ Marshfield, MO

Adam Graven ~ Katy, TX

Delvin Heldermon ~ Sulphur, OK

Howell Cattle Company ~ Winchester, IN

Nebraska Angus Association

Pilgrim Angus ~ Plymouth, IN

Rollin’ Rock Inc. ~ Sidney, MT

The Stock Exchange ~ Oklahoma City, OK

Bill Widerman ~ MD