Jun 22 2018

The annual Esmonde/Homan Memorial Golf Outing was held on June 8 at the Mercer County Elks Golf Club to raise funds for The MED Foundation’s scholarship program.  Since the inception of the program in 1992, the MED Foundation has awarded $260,000 to local graduating seniors furthering their education in a healthcare field.

Thirty-five teams of men, women and co-ed participants competed in this year’s event. The event began with a “golf ball drop” 50/50 drawing – the winning ticket was purchased by Patti Kremer of Coldwater.

The Esmonde/Homan Memorial Golf Outing would not be possible without the support of the golfers, volunteers and generous sponsors. Sponsors included:

Golf Ball Sponsor

RB Advertising

Corporate Sponsors

Moeller Trucking, Inc.

Weigand Construction

Preferred Insurance Center

Second National Bank


Tomorrow’s Technology Today

Community Sports & Therapy

First Financial Bank

Blue & Co.

Eagle Sponsors

Knapschaefer Insurance


VonLehman & Company


Birdie Sponsors

Briarwood Village

Celina Manor

Moeller Brew Barn

E.S. Evans

The Messenger Press

Pax Machine Works

Perry Pro Tech


State of the Heart Care

St. Marys Surgical, Dr. Keighley

Wabash Mutual


Par Sponsors


Citizens National Bank

Cooper Farms

The Peoples Bank Co.

The St. Henry Bank

Hole-in-One Sponsors

Bella’s Italian Grille

Kaup Pharmacy

Kerns GMC

Mercer Savings Bank


The winning teams of this year’s outing, listed below, received a trophy and a dozen golf balls.


Men’s Division

Dan Broering, Jeff Wolters, Eric Kramer, Deron Blasingame

Women’s Division

Barb Kremer, Nancy Hartke, Mary Ellen Kremer, Dorothy Eifert

Co-Ed Division

Amy Kemper, Jim Kemper, Jamie Kuhn, Tony Kremer

Men’s Longest Drive (under 50)

Marcus Moeller

Men’s Longest Drive (over 50)

Hilton Garner

Ladies’ Longest Drive

Taylor Koesters

Men’s Longest Putt

Jon Dingledine

Ladies’ Longest Putt

Kerry Moeller

Men’s Closest to the Pin

Tony Kremer

Ladies’ Closest to the Pin

Hannah Garver

The MED Foundation also congratulates Jim Wermert on his hole in one.

The MED Foundation’s Board of Directors is committed to providing at least one scholarship per Mercer County high school. Students are chosen based on evaluation and assessment to meet future local healthcare needs. This year the MED Foundation awarded 16 scholarships totaling $18,250.


Blake Germann, Paige Duncan


Claire Kunk, Lauren Bruns, Savannah Siebert

Ft. Recovery

Kelsey Jutte, Kristen Keller, Samantha Kahlig

Marion Local

Amber Schmitz, Kylie Albers, Morgan Heckman


Claire Armstrong

St. Henry

Britney Siefring, Lauren Stammen, Olivia Clune, Robyn Lefeld

Next year’s golf outing is scheduled for June 14, 2019. For more information, please contact Deb Hemmelgarn, MED Foundation Director, at 419-678-5679.

Scholarship recipients pictured above.

Front (L to R):  Britney Siefring, Savannah Seibert, Claire Kunk, Lauren Bruns, Paige Duncan, Blake Germann

Back (L to R):  Olivia Clune, Kelsey Jutte, Kristen Keller, Samantha Kahlig, Kylie Albers, Morgan Heckman, Claire Armstrong, Lauren Stammen

Not pictured: Robyn Lefeld, Amber Schmitz