Angus Foundation Golf Tournament Has Record Number of Participants

July 26, 2017




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Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or


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Angus Foundation Golf Tournament Has Record Number of Participants

The golf tournament raised more than $20,000 to benefit education, youth and research for the Angus breed.


            The Angus Foundation sponsored its 17th annual golf tournament July 11, 2017, at The Legacy Golf Club in Norwalk, Iowa. This year's tournament boasted a record 91 participants and raised more than $20,000 in gross proceeds for education, youth and research. The golf tournament was hosted in conjunction with the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Des Moines, Iowa.

            "We never cease to be amazed by the enthusiasm Angus breeders show for the Angus Foundation golf tournament," says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. "While itÕs only a friendly game of golf for the participants, the lasting impact of this fundraiser is felt for years to come."

            This year's golf tournament winners include:

            Flight A: Gordy Clark, Saint Joseph, Mo.; Justin Johnson, Paola, Kan.; Cody Jensen, Saint Joseph, Mo.; and Greg Connell, Eugene, Mo.

            Flight B: Blair Carney, Adair, Iowa; David Wiederstein, West Des Moines, Iowa; Edward Wiederstein, West Des Moines, Iowa; and Ryan Wiederstein, West Des Moines, Iowa

            Flight C: Matt Avila, Visalia, Calif.; Ron Colburn, Visalia, Calif.; Rooter Gray, Buffalo, Ky.; and Logan Boyd, May's Lick, Ky.

            The 2017 golf tournament event sponsors were NuTech Biosciences and Kentucky Nutrition Services, Lawrenceburg, Ky. Hole-in-one sponsors were Behlmann's Carnection and Paul and Lynn Hill; Sarah and Jason Schaffer; and Neenah and Alok Jain, Bidwell, Ohio.  Clubhouse sponsors were Colburn Cattle Co., Ron and Lisa Colburn, Visalia, Calif.; Neogen GeneSeek Operations and Zoetis. GeneSeek also sponsored the beverage cart. Tee box sponsors were the Montana Angus Association and Tuckwiller Bros. Farm, Lewisburg, W.Va. 

            Hole sponsors include:

            American Angus Association¨ Regional Managers

            Bear Mountain Angus Ranch, Palisade, Neb.

            Dal Porto Livestock, Brentwood, Calif.

            Georgia Angus Association

            Indiana Angus Association

            In memory of Lyle Haring by Roger J. Hill, Camanche, Iowa

            Lazy JB Angus, Montrose, Colo.

            McCabe Genetics, Elk City, Kan.

            Rogen Angus, Brandon, S.D.

            Doug Satree Angus, Montague, Texas

            Schnoor Sisters, Chowchilla, Calif.

            Tokach Angus Ranch, Saint Anthony, N.D.

            The Wagner Girls, Billings, Mont.


            Flag sponsors include:

            2K Cattle Ent., Glen Haven, Wis.

            Harry H. Bachman Auctioneer, Annville, Pa.

            Ron Frye Marketing, Three Forks, Mont.

            Hacienda Angus, Selma, Calif.

            Hollman Angus, Hallam, Neb.

            Clowser Angus, Milford, Neb.

            Michigan Angus Association

            Pleasant Hill Farms, Rockfield, Ky.

            Silveira Bros., Firebaugh, Calif.

            Chris Stephens, Kansas City, Mo.

            Windy Hill Meadows, Aviston, Ill.

            Wisconsin Junior Angus Association

            Voyager Angus, Buffalo, Ky.

The Certified Angus Beef¨ brand sponsored the steaks for the tournament awards luncheon. Slate Group, Lubbock, Texas, assisted with the printing of signs and banners for the tournament.

             Braden Henricks, Foundation Director on the National Junior Angus Association Board (NJAB) from Anadarko, Okla., and Corbin Cowles, NJAB director from Rockfield, Ky., served as this year's masters of ceremonies.


About Angus Foundation

Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1980, the Angus Foundation remains focused on its mission to support Angus education, youth and research. The organization has presented more than $2.4 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.

For more information, contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or visit


Written by Sarah Hill, Angus Media


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