11 years ago, my wife Paula and I, along with Dave and Karen Bangasser, attended the Shriners Open Golf Tournament as guests of Corporate Sponsor, Thompkins Insurance. 

In 2012, we put together the first team from El Riad and marshaled hole #9. 

In 2013, we began marshaling holes 7, 8 and 9, and have continued with those holes every year since for the past 9 years. 

This year, we had 32 team members including Dave Bangasser’s sister Deb Hansen and husband Dave who drove in from Show Low, AZ. 

Also joining us for part of the week were Bill and Kim Thompson’s son Noble Chris Thompson and his lady Abby from Chandler, AZ; Rick and Paula Gordon’s daughter Haley from Queen City, AZ; and Rahn and Ann Lund’s family friends Bryson and Sammy Shuster, stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.

Having no spectators at the tournament made for the unique experience of being among the only people on the course with the players. By all accounts the team returned home healthy, happy and eager to return next year. Hoping to get at least 60 team members for 2021, so spread the word.

The following Nobles, Ladies, and some family members were your marshals:

• Charles Brown

• Paula Brown

• Julia Brown

• Anna Thorn

• Doug Beecher

• Mary Beecher

• Richard Ericsson

• Sue Olsen

• Rahn Lund

• Ann Lund   

• David Bangasser

• Karen Bangasser

• David Hansen

• Deborah Hansen

• Bill Thompson

• Kim Thompson

• Bill O’Connor

• Thomy Jo O”Connor

• Bruce Teachout• Nancy Teachout

• Don Lemley

• Carrie Lemley

• Rick Gordon

• Anthony Conentino

• Ryan Likness

• Lonnie Merriman

• Alex Monson

• David Sternquist

• Sid Pedersen

• Dennis Ver Hey

• Kent Quail 

• Jim Slater

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