The Celebration of Healing golf scramble was a success with 21 teams competing for a total of 84 golfers. COVID-19 did not allow the event (regularly North American Indian Days Scramble) to happen in 2020. This year the event was held on Friday, July 9, at the East Glacier golf course. The teams competed for the 12 place prizes that were split into the gross and net (handicap) categories, over 18 holes, as well as 24 hole prizes.
The Champions on the gross side in a playoff were Tony Wagner, Chastity Wagner, Brooke Wagner and Steve Noreen with a gross score of 61; taking second place was the former One Shot Gallery team, this year made up of Kellen Hall, Paul White, Marc White and Jerry Racine with a 63 score; taking third was Oyts Harrison, Greg Tatsey, Frank Harrison and Vic Hall with a 63 score; taking fourth was the team of Darryl Talks About, Franklin No Runner, Pattee No Runner and Kole Fitzpatrick with a 64 gross score; fifth place was taken by the team of Dave Gordon, Larson, Starlight, Shay Yellowbird and Wil Horn with a score of 66; and taking the sixth spot was the team of Kurt Zuback, Ed Flamand, Steven Wagner and John Lucke with a gross score of 68.
The net side of the tournament was won by Cletus Running Wolf, Frank Daniels, Aaron Mclean and TJ Show with a 53.82 net score, after losing the playoff for the gross championship; taking second was Travis Blue, Sherie Blue, Poor Boy Croff and JW Running Fisher with a 58.45 score; taking third was Ray Croff, Loren Croff, Sam Croff and Jalen Croff with a score of 58.67; taking fourth was Cody White, Shawn Wagner, Shane Wagner and Jamie Brown with 59.00; taking the fifth spot was the team of Wade Jacobsen, Jackie Bird, Brittany Bird and Brint Compton with a 60; and sixth place was taken by Ron Valandra, Danielle Valandra, Clement Valandra and Chance Parsons with a 60.34 net score.
Congratulations to the teams who won in the Calcutta. The Calcutta had both gross and net payouts for the back 9 holes, but the list of those results was lost in the shuffle.
There were 24 hole prizes this year. The winners were: Hole #1 – Travis Blue team (Closest in 2 Shots), Hole #2 - Harley/Virgil Team (Longest Putt), Hole #3 – Hall, Harrison, Tatsey team (Closest in 2 Shots), Hole # 4 – Kurt Zuback (KP), Hole #5 – Frank Daniels (Longest Putt), Hole #6 – AJ LaMere (Long Putt), Hole #7 – Shay Yellowbird (Men’s Long Drive), Hall, Harrison, Tatsey team (Senior Long Drive), Summer Kennerly (Women’s Long Drive), Chastity Wagner team (Closest in 3 Shots), Hole #8 – Frank Daniels (Closest in 2 Shots) Hole #9 – The Den (KP), Hole #10 – Hall, Harrison, Tatsey (Closest in 2 Shots), Hole #11 - Tony Wagner (Longest Putt), Hole #12 – Running Fisher (Closest in 2 Shots), Hole # 13 – Chance Parsons (KP), Hole #14 – Steve-O, Old Bull, Mikalen, Leonard G Team (Longest Putt), Hole #15 – Hall, Harrsion, Tatsey (Long Putt), Hole #16 – Red, White, WeeWees (Men’s Long Drive), Hall, Harrison, Tatsey (Senior Long Drive), Dana DesRosier (Women’s Long Drive), Red, White, WeeWees (Eagle), Hole #17 – Ron Valandra (Closest in 2 Shots) and Hole #18 – PIE (KP).
The Celebration of Healing Golf Scramble would like to thank the Blackfeet Tribe, as well as the Glacier Park Lodge staff for their work and assistance and the use of East Glacier Golf Course, also thanks for the continued support of Keith Larson of Oilfield Lumber, Cut Bank Tire, Glacier Motor Sales & Service, Billman’s Inc., Cut Bank Auto Body and the Glacier Reporter. Also, thanks to Greg and Renee Tatsey for the meal they served to all of the golfers.
If anyone was left out, we are very sorry.