2023 Believe in Me Charity Golf Tournament Recap

The Believe in Me David VonBrethorst Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, held on June 9, 2023, at the renowned Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, ID, was an event to remember. With excellent golf, charitable spirit, and a touch of mischief, the tournament brought together 256 golfers, over 50 volunteers, and the Believe in Me team to remember a remarkable man and support a noble cause.

Circling Raven Golf Club Shines as the Perfect Host for the Believe in Me Golf Tournament

Nestled amidst 620 acres of wetlands, woodlands, and Palouse grasses, Circling Raven Golf Club lived up to its reputation as the #1 Public Course in Idaho. Voted North Idaho’s Best Course and listed among Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses, it provided a stunning backdrop for the tournament. State-of-the-art golf carts with GPS guided players through this remarkable course, ensuring they were always on the right path.

Unleashing Fun and Mischief at the Believe in Me Tournament

The tournament adopted a unique twist, allowing participants to cheat for charity. Golfers could purchase string, mulligans, grenade balls, red tee advantages, lightning, and sunshine to improve their scores. With ad hoc and pre-packaged cheats available at different prices, everyone was encouraged to enjoy the fun and make their mark on the leaderboard.

Rain Didn’t Dampen Spirits: Players Braved Rain Showers for the Believe in Me Tournament

The weather added an unpredictable element to the tournament, with intermittent rain showers throughout the day. Although the PM round was forced to pause after ten holes, the participants’ spirits remained high. Safety First was the day’s motto, reminding players to prioritize their well-being and be mindful of inclement weather, including rain, lightning, and thunder. The scramble format added an element of teamwork, strategy, and plenty of laughter. Divots were repaired, bunkers were raked, and a good pace of play was maintained to ensure an enjoyable experience for all.

Showcasing Skill and Camaraderie: A Recap of the Believe in Me Golf Tournament

The Believe in Me David VonBrethorst Memorial Charity Golf Tournament witnessed impressive displays of skill and accuracy from the participants. Let’s take a closer look at the winners of the closest-to-the-pin contests on various holes throughout the tournament:

AM Round Winners:

Amy Eneroth began her stellar performance by dominating the ladies’ longest drive contest on hole #5.

Troy Nealey displayed exceptional accuracy on hole #7, earning the title in the men’s closest-to-the-pin contest.

On hole #16, Amy Eneroth continued to showcase her precision and claimed victory in the ladies’ closest-to-the-pin contest.

Travis Key unleashed a powerful drive on hole #17, securing the top spot in the men’s longest drive contest.

PM Round Winners:

Karen Farrell exhibited great power and control, winning the ladies’ longest drive contest on hole #5.

John Durgan showcased his accuracy on hole #7, securing the top spot in the men’s closest-to-the-pin contest.

Jeannie Kohn demonstrated her skill on hole #16, winning the ladies’ closest-to-the-pin contest.

Robbie Minnitti unleashed a massive drive on hole #17, claiming victory in the men’s longest drive contest.

Unforgettable Feat: Tom Krustangel’s Hole-in-One Dominates the PM Round!

We cannot overlook the extraordinary achievement of Tom Krustangel, who experienced the thrill of a lifetime by shooting a hole-in-one on hole #7 during the PM round. Tom’s impressive shot will be remembered as a memorable tournament highlight.

Victorious Swings and Team Triumphs: Recognizing the Winning Teams of the Believe in Me Golf Tournament

Congratulations to all the winners and participants who displayed remarkable skills and sportsmanship throughout the Believe in Me David VonBrethorst Memorial Charity Golf Tournament. Your contributions have made a lasting impact on the course and support a worthy cause.

In the AM round, Alex Hill, Chris Anderson, Darren Case, and Tony Poston emerged victorious, securing first place. Dakota Wild, Steve Wild, Greg Farmanian, and Mike Farmanian claimed second place, while Dave Bozett, Dennis Patchin, Doug Wellsandt, and Paul Sorensen took home third place. The PM round saw Tom Krustangel, Ryan Krustangel, Jon Rapose, and Tim Buelow clinch first place. Patrick Afif, Brad Boswell, Kelly Rease, and Scott Rudy secured second place, while Guy Devers and his team claimed third place.


Honoring David VonBrethorst: A Memorable Celebration at the Believe in Me Charity Golf Tournament

The tournament concluded with a catered lunch/dinner and an awards ceremony to recognize the achievements of the participants. The event provided an opportunity to pay tribute to David VonBrethorst, whose memory inspired the tournament. A touching memorial video was played, creating a sense of unity and purpose among all attendees.

Sponsors and Supporters: Making the Believe in Me Tournament a Resounding Success

The success of the Believe in Me David VonBrethorst Memorial Charity Golf Tournament wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of numerous sponsors. We extend our deepest gratitude to Ignitium, Alliance, Arby’s Baird, Banner Bank, BECU, Bison Printing, Coeur D’Alene Casino, Charity Golf International, Cougs First, Cruise Planners, Damon Orthodontics, Dry Fly Distilling, Flat Stick Pub, Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park, Heritage Funeral and Cremation, Idaho Central Credit Union, iHeart Media, IMG, Kalispel Golf and Country Club, Lamar Outdoor, Mac & Jack’s, McDonald’s, Mobile Billboards NW, Mystique, NonStop Local, Northwest Golf Cars, Powers Economics, The Spokesman-Review, The Swinging Doors, Townshend D Cellars, Umpqua Bank, US Bank, Village Centre Cinemas, WestPac Wealth Partners, and Zipline B2B. We encourage our readers to support these businesses, as they have played a significant role in making this event possible.

Thanks to the Circling Raven Golf Club for accommodating the tournament, the dedicated volunteers, and the Believe in Me Staff for their hard work. Thanks to Troy Teal, Brook Henderson, Steven Williams from NW Golf Cars, and Referee Photos for their support and contributions.


Mark Your Calendars: Next Year’s Believe in Me Charity Golf Tournament Announced

Excitement is already building for next year’s Believe in Me David VonBrethorst Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, scheduled for June 17, 2024. We anticipate another fantastic event with two rounds, one in the morning (AM) and one in the afternoon (PM). Please mark your calendars and join us for a day filled with golf, camaraderie, and the opportunity to make a meaningful difference.

The Believe in Me David VonBrethorst Memorial Charity Golf Tournament was a resounding success, bringing together passionate golfers, enthusiastic volunteers, and generous sponsors. It was a day of celebration, both on and off the course, as participants showcased their skills, embraced the spirit of giving, and honored the memory of David VonBrethorst.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made this event a triumph. Let’s remember the incredible achievements, the shared laughter, and the bonds formed as we look forward to the next installment of this great tournament.

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