Scramble tourney hits five courses
September 29, 2023
Created by Pine City's LeRoy Samuelson in 2010, the four-day, four-person Senior Scramble recently completed play at five golf courses in the region. While Samuelson passed away a few years ago, his sons, Loren and Brad, have continued organizing the September event. This year, 22 teams, with many from Carlton County, cleared their golf schedules to play.
Courses played included The Retreat (Floodwood), Pine City, Moose Lake, Rugged Spruce (Mahtowa), and Pine Hill (Carlton) golf clubs. Samuelson had a summer home near The Retreat and wanted to create an event that would give an economic boost to the local nine-hole golf courses that he so loved and supported.
Thursday, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday were all beautiful days for the golfers.
The overall winning tourney team was Moose Lake No. 2 which included Jeff Scherrer, John Menke, Don Collelo, and Lyle Giersdorf. Lee's Pro Shop provided shirts and hats. There were also door prizes and plaques for winning teams.