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MMJGA - Helping kids stay on course2005 MMJGA Tournament

The 2005 Minnesota Minority Junior Golf Association Charity Classic was held on Monday, August 8, 2005 at the Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington, Minnesota.

We had a beautiful day for our tournament and we are excited to announce Mr. Vince Pecoraro's hole-in-one on hole #2 which won him a $20,000 automobile. Congratulations Mr. Pecoraro!

The tournament is always a great event for the Caddie Program. The event provides the MMJGA caddies the opportunity to say "Thank You" to the people involved with the program who donate financially as well as with their time. The 2005 MMJGA Caddie Program, led by our new caddiemaster, Jason Pung, brought 16 youngsters to the event. The caddies did an exceptional job taking care of the players. Even with the thermometer pushing 95 degrees and the dew point well into the 60s, the caddies made sure their players clubs were clean, provided yardage information for every shot, groomed the traps smooth, hustled after every divot, tended the pins and kept the players' balls clean for those crucial putts. Needless to say, there was some time spent digging in the woods for a few lost balls. A wonderful time was had by all.

Golfers met Ben Shrohr and our very own Evans Scholar recipient, Tasha Phillips, on the "Help MMJGA Train Future Evans Scholars" hole. The hole event was successful and we were proud to introduce these two exceptional individuals to our participants.

We want to thank the many individuals and organizations who donated items to our silent auction and thanks to all who participated.


1st Place

  • Don Saxon
  • Mike Jennings
  • Richard James
  • Shawn Turnquist

2nd Place

  • Bruce Anderson
  • Chris Goettle
  • Chris Medrano
  • Dennis Johnson

Longest Drive Women: Ann Pasch

Longest Drive Men: Gary Ross

Longest Putt: John Hughes

Closest to Pin : Ben Westley

Thank You to our Sponsors

Major Sponsors

  • General Mills
  • Hazeltine National
  • PGA Foundation
  • Sabes Family Foundation
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
  • 2nd Swing

Platinum Hole Sponsors

  • FM Industries
  • James Group Solutions
  • Rosen’s City Tavern
  • District Bar & Grill
  • Refuge Bar & Grill
  • Technology Force, Inc.

Silver Hole Sponsors

  • Michelina’s

Bronze Hole Sponsors

  • CaDan Computers
  • Cities Advanced Machinery
  • DeMars Consulting
  • Hennepin Lake Liquors
  • Hergott & Hunziker, Attorneys at Law
  • Kenneth Engel & Associates
  • Liesch Associates, Inc.
  • Lupe Development Partners
  • Peter B. Wold, P.A.
  • Sophia
  • Trawick & Smith
  • Wagner, Falconer & Judd


  • Ann Pasch - FM Industries Inc.
  • Clarence Hightower - Minneapolis Urban League
  • F. Clayton Tyler - F. Clayton Tyler, P.A.
  • Fred Montana - FM Industries, Inc.
  • Jay Berine - Technology Force, Inc.
  • Jim Ryan - James Group Solutions
  • Louis DeMars - DeMars Consulting
  • Dr. McKinley Boston - New Mexico State University
  • Mike Jennings - Restaurant Entertainment Group
  • Steve Ettel - Blackbourn Media Packaging