SYRACUSE – At South Shore Golf Club in Syracuse, team members from various local businesses took turns swinging clubs at the 22nd Annual Beaman Home Golf Scramble Monday.
Overall, the event netted more than $12,000 to support The Beaman Home's continued goal to provide essential services to domestic violence victims and their children. The total net amount is over a $3,000 increase from the previous year.
Twenty-four teams participated.
The Lake City Bank team took home first place in the scramble with a score of 59. Team members Everett Nifong, Chris Wiggins, Chris McCray and Troy Wilcoxson each received a prize package including 18 holes of golf at Rozella Ford Golf Club and a $50 gift card to Noa Noa or Boathouse Restaurants.
Midwest Poultry Services was the runner-up, with team members Mike Krouse, Chad West, Braden Birk and Trey Eaton taking home second place with a score of 61. Each team member won a $25 gift card to Cerulean Restaurant and a golf umbrella from Key Bank.
All teams had options to pay for mulligans and creative ways to further the advancement of their ball on a day full of antics. Different hole sponsors challenged the golfers with tasks throughout the day with skill tests including longest putt and closest to the pin. The longest putt winner, Karen Cripe, won half of the total dollars raised at the hole by sinking a 10-yard putt. Murray Bartel won a $50 gift card to Bobick’s Golf Headquarters by proving his closest to the pin skills.
A hole sponsored by Bowen Center challenged the golfers to manipulate a remote-control car to further their tee-off.  At the end of the day, Bowen Center employees presented Beaman Home with $500 raised by their RC Challenge.
According to a press release from The Beaman Home, it is “extremely thankful for the generous contributions from local businesses and donors for this event.  Special thanks to Paragon Medical for being the caddie sponsor for the day as well as Lake City Bank and Zimmer Inc. for being greens sponsors. The success of the 22nd Annual Beaman Home Golf Scramble would not have been possible without your generous support.”
Beaman Home has provided services to victims of domestic violence and their children since 1985. For more information, visit or find it on Facebook at
If you, or someone you know, is a victim of abuse, there is help. Do not hesitate to contact Beaman Home’s toll free 24/7 crisis hotline at 877-725-9363.