Hy-Vee plans annual Bob Bowling Memorial Golf Tournament
Bob Bowling. (Courtesy Photo)
WATERLOO, Iowa --- The Cedar Falls, Waterloo, and Waverly Hy-Vee stores are gearing up for the 19th year of hosting the Bob Bowling Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society.
The tournament is put on each year in memory of Bob Bowling. Bowling graduated from West High School and attended the University of Northern Iowa. He had a long history in the grocery business in this community. Beginning in high school, Bowling worked at Ridgeway Super Valu. He then went on to manage Muethers Super Value until 1970 when he went into business for himself, operating Bob's Wolf Den. He returned to Muethers in 1972 and managed the Broadway location.
He joined Hy-Vee in 1977 working at the 4000 University Ave. location. He became store director of the old Byron Avenue location in 1985. He lost a battle with cancer in 1993.
His fellow store directors created the Bob Bowling Memorial Golf Tournament, in his honor, which is played each year at Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course.
Over the last 19 years, the tournament has raised more than $150,000 for the American Cancer Society of Waterloo. This year's tournament will be played as a four-person best shot on Saturday. There will be a double shotgun start at both 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost for a foursome to play is $250 with lunch provided.
There are many hole games and prizes to be played and won donated by local businesses. A hole in one on Hole 9 could win a golfer a 2013 Ford Forte, courtesy of Witham Auto Centers. There will be a silent auction including 17 prizes/packages up for bidding, also donated by local businesses and Hy-Vee partners. The tournament hopes to fill the course with 288 golfers over the day, all playing to raise money for the ACS. Golfers can register to play by calling Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course at 234-9271.
The Bob Bowling Memorial Golf Committee includes includes Bob's son, Ansborough Avenue Hy-Vee store director Dave Bowling. Other committee members are Kelly Burns, Amber Kleiner, Laura Liddle, and Niki Keller. This year's survivor honorees are Kathy Ormord, Lori Seawel, Angela Payne, Gary Horak, Marie Iverson, and Russ Bentley.
Source: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier