On a bright, sunshiny day with a temperature of 77 and a cooling breeze, 100 golfers enjoyed Masonic fellowship and a great day of golf in support of two wonderful charities – the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation (IMHF) and Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC) Cincinnati – at the All Indiana Freemason and Shrine Golf Outing.

The date was Monday, June 8, 2017, and the location was the Country Club of Indianapolis. Grand Master Rodney A. Mann, Murat Potentate Arthur B. Borton, and IMHF Executive Director Jeffery P. Zaring greeted the field before the shotgun start. The Grand Master also greeted every foursome at the tenth hole.

After dinner, Gary E. Brinley, Treasurer of the Indiana Masonic Home at Compass Park and Mark A. Genung, Associate Member of the Board of Governors of Shriners Hospitals for Children Cincinnati Medical Center about programs of the two ultimate beneficiaries of the outing. The proceeds will be split equally between IMHF in support of our continuing care Masonic retirement community in Franklin and the burn’s research program at SHC Cincinnati. Many Indiana children benefit from the cutting edge research and treatment programs at Shriners Hospitals for Children Cincinnati. The proceeds are not yet know, but the 2016 outing raised almost $15,000.

A number of generous sponsors made the outing possible:
• Old National Bank and Old National Wealth Management, Terry Young – Lunch
• Katz Sapper& Miller CPAs, Scott Schuster – Reception
• Indiana Masonic Home at Compass Park, Mike Spencer – Beverage Cart
• Fisher Enterprises Incorporated, Portage, Indiana, Ken Fisher – Beverage Cart
• Monarch Beverage – Beer
• Tim Whitaker – Water

The following Hole Sponsors contributed to the event:

• Washington Park Cemetery
• Jackson Lodge 146
• Gary Brinley
• McGowan Insurance Group
• Enterprise Title
• Lynhurst Lodge 723
• Amvets Post 99
• Randy Spaulding
• Shiel Sexton
• Flanner and Buchanan
• Stewart and Evans Group of Raymond James
• Job Ready Vets
• Donna Clutter
• Ryan Miller
• Marvin Luellen
• Rick Elman, PGM
• Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf
• Ellettsville Lodge 245
• Murat Shriners
• Dunes Lodge 741
• Six Pack + 1 – Margie, Connie, Vicki, Sharon, Margaret, Betty, Sally Jo
• Jeff Zaring, PGM
• Jim Chesney, PGM
• Murat Firemen’s Club
• Cullen McCarty
• William Sigman
• Montgomery Lodge 50
• Mizpah Shriners
• Rodney and Malia Mann
• Culmann Real Estate Group
• Porter Lodge 137
• Alex Rogers, Past Potentate

The winning team shot a very respectable 58. The team and individual winners were:

First Place Team – Danny Terril, Chip Terril, Mike Oehler, David Chamberlin
Second Place Team – Doug Stewart, Jim Evans, Art Borton, Phil Thrasher
Third Place Team – Joel Hall, Jared Shields, Elissa Hall, Lance Hatleli
Ladies’ Long Drive – Elissa Hall
Men’s Long Drive – Ed Witt
Long Putt – Marvin Anderson
Closest to the Pin – Mark Genung
Closest to the Pin – Aaron Atwell

The 2018 outing is in the planning stages. Keep a lookout for the date announcement.