On September 20, the Big Easy Ranch in Columbus hosted the 2nd annual Turtle S’Wing & Shoot Tournament benefiting Turtle Wing Foundation. It was a perfect day, and those in attendance whether they golfed, shot clays, sponsored the event, or enjoyed the auction and meal that followed all left looking forward to next year’s event. J Bar B Foods was the title sponsor this year, with Valero Energy Foundation sponsoring the golf tournament. The winning golf team was sponsored by Chuck Brown Ford and included Tommy Brown, Adam Besetzny, Kenny Helmcamp, and Clayton Besetzny. Tommy Brown also won the longest drive competition, which was sponsored by Round Top Real Estate, with a 337 foot drive. There were two closest to the hole opportunities, one being won by Dallas Hagan and the second by Joe Simpson. The putting contest was sponsored by Lone Star Bank and was won by Joe Simpson as well. This was the first year for the Clay Shoot portion of the event, featuring the Big Easy’s state-of-the-art sporting clay course which boasts twelve covered stations designed with water areas, trees and natural hunting settings to simulate a variety of wing shooting targets. The winning team of the Sporting Clays Tournament was Johnny’s Sport Shop. Shooters were Jake Luedecke, Andrew Webster, Armour Strunk, and David Webster. The high overall male shooter was Mo Parsons and female shooter was Kinley Cernosek. Following the tournament each team was able to compete in a Flurry competition. Johnny’s excelled here as well, with their team being represented by Armour Strunk and Jake Luedecke. Shooters also enjoyed a dog demonstration presented by Landon Crow, Big Easy Ranch Manager. The tournament committee is already making plans for the 3rd annual event next year. Turtle Wing Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization which helps children with academic, social-emotional, behavioral and/or developmental needs. Their service area includes Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca and surrounding counties. Turtle Wing provided Early Intervention and Supplemental Services to 300 children last year with thousands more being impacted by Community Education & Advocacy programming. To learn more about Turtle Wing Foundation “like” our page on Facebook @turtlewingfoundation or visit www.turtlewingfoundation.org.
(L-R) Adam Besetzny, Kenny Helmcamp,Tommy Brown, and Clayton Besetzny
(L-R) Andrew Webster, Jake Luedecke, Armour Strunk and David Webster