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Charity Golf Scramble Hits the Marks

Published June 19, 2024

With event sponsors Royal Credit Union and Total Mechanical Services, Inc., we were joined by 144 golfers and 34 client and staff volunteers at Merrick’s 29th Annual Charity Golf Scramble on Monday, June 3, at Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson, WI. Even though the weather was balmy and the bugs were biting, we had a terrific event raising over $81,000 in gross proceeds.

Keeping with his custom of dressing up as different characters from popular culture, John Wayne Barker took on the persona and look of Popeye the Sailor Man at Hole #13 where golfers had the chance to try to beat him at a game of closest to the pin. Golfers who successfully beat the boss (there were many of them) received a temporary anchor tattoo as proof of their victory.

Following a BBQ buffet dinner provided by Troy Burne, we announced the tournament, contest, game and raffle winners. The night’s biggest winner was Merrick Trustee Dan Schneeman, who won a trip for four to Whistling Straits, a Kohler Destination in Wisconsin. To see a complete list of winners, go to

Many thanks to all of our sponsors, golfers, volunteers, and golf committee members for making this a fantastic event.