Golfers and golf enthusiasts are making cancer care in Jamestown a hole in one.

More than 100 golfers helped raise $28,000 at the Golf “FORE” Good event on July 20. The proceeds support the construction of the JRMC Cancer Center, said Lisa Jackson, JRMC Foundation Director.

“I’m always impressed with the golfers and their generosity,” Jackson said. “And we appreciate the support of the businesses and sponsors who make this possible. When we drive around the course that day and see the sponsor signs we can ‘feel’ the support for our patients.

Cancer is the leading cause of death of Stutsman County residents ages 45-84. And in a 60-mile radius of Jamestown, 252 people are diagnosed or die from cancer each year. Currently, these residents travel more than 100 miles for chemotherapy and radiation. A cancer center at JRMC would change that, Jackson said.

In addition to raising money for the JRMC Cancer Center, golfers also raised nearly $300 for the Continue Aiding Recipients Affected by Cancer Evermore (C.A.R.E.) Endowment Fund. The CARE fund, established by Barb and Curt Togstad, provides gas cards to patients at JRMC.

“Golf “FORE” Good is always a great time for a great cause. We have fun, however, we also remember the people who need our help and have touched our hearts,” Jackson said.

Golf “FORE” Good tournament winners include:


1st        Orriginals: Len Orr, Brent Giesler, Michael Nogosek, Julie Jeske

2nd       Lifetime Vision Source: Larry Motacek, Lisa Motacek, Dawn Zinke, Austin Rene


1st        Mac Cimbura, Aaron Muehlberg, Elijah Hilzendeger, Jason Bivens

2nd       First Community Credit Union: Steve Schmitz, Dave Barnick, Steve Dale, Steve Manley


Additional Contests:

  • Closest in Two: Steve Bennion
  • Men’s Longest Drive: Andrew Gegelman
  • Closest to the Right Fairway Bunker…: Tim Hart
  • Ladies Longest Drive: Casey Gilbertson
  • Marshmallow Fluff : Steve Schmitz and Courtney VanDyke / Apple Crush: Steve Hawkinson
  • Closest to River in Fairway: Patty Klein
  • Closest to Pin: Dave Barnick
  • Longest Putt: Tim Ottmar
  • Men’s Shortest Drive: Dernel Denning
  • Closest in Two: Levi Anderson
  • Longest 2nd Putt: Larry Loose
  • Ladies Shortest Drive: Dr. Bailey Runkles
  • Aurelius Driver Challenge: Mallory Schultz
  • Jerry Baaenen “Drive fore show, putt for dough” Contest: Kirk Heim


Next year’s event is set for: Friday, July 19, 2019.