Corn farmers hit the links

Farmers, ag industry representatives and golf enthusiasts will all make their way to the Spring Creek Country Club in Harrisburg, South Dakota tomorrow, June 23rd for the 20th Annual Corn Cob Open. The Corn Cob Open hosted by the South Dakota Corn Growers Association has turned into a premier golf event as more than 400 golfers will gather for industry networking and best-ball play.

 “This event allows businessmen, producers and SDCGA members the opportunity to come together, relax and enjoy a great day of golf while catching up with old friends,” said Gary Duffy, SDCGA president.

A fantastic meal and prizes including Blu-Ray players, iPods, GPS systems and get-away packages will be awarded following both the morning and afternoon flights.

The most notable prizes include a 2011 flex fuel vehicle (valued at $30,000), Nike SUMO irons, Panasonic 32” LCD TV and a $500 VISA Gift Card for those who are fortunate enough to sink a hole-in-one shot on holes 11, 6, 8 or 17 sponsored by Hefty Seed Company.

 “The Corn Cob Open has a reputation of never sending golfers home empty handed or without a great set of memories,” said Duffy. “Of course this outstanding event would not be possible without the support of our agricultural industry friends.”

The premier event sponsor for the 2011 Corn Cob Open is Pioneer, and Monsanto is sponsoring the golf carts. Green sponsors include the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council, Raven Industries and First Dakota National Bank. Central Farmers Cooperative will be sponsoring the beverage carts.

This year’s event is completely booked so be sure to contact Kelly at the South Dakota Corn office to reserve your spot for next year.

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