FutureMark employees, others compete for jacket
Held for the past 32 years, the Annual Nahma Classic is organized by employees of FutureMark – Manistique. Only a select number of non-employees are able to fill card openings. Participants in this year’s event included, front row, from left: Rob Popour, Rick Demers, Henry Weber, Tiger Braun, Jeff Rochefort , Harry Toennessen, Mike MacGregor, Nick Beaudre, Dewey LaLonde, Mike MacGregor, Eric Soderstrom. Back row: Rick Martin, Rick Thayer, John Matchinski, Bill Turek, Dan Selling, Rod Popour, Sketter Schuetter, Mark Rhode, Kyle Reque, Tim Zellner, Robert Smith, Dave Beaudre, Dick Ekstrom, Wayne Fleck, Don St. John, Gerry Zellar, Ray Jacobson, John Nelson, Bill Pistulka, Steve Leduc, Steve Ekstrom, Jim Tiglas, Bill Neadow, Mike Sheppard, Terry Demers and John Gauthier. At top right: The 32nd Annual Nahma Classic championship team of Mark Rhode, Ray Jacobson, Rick Martin and Kyle Reque. Bottom right: Some things never change, especially for Dan Selling and Bill Turek. For the past 32 years the two have participated in the annual Nahma Classic and for the past 32 years they stood by and watched countless others walk up and be fitted for the coveted green jacket. Selling and Turek are the only two known participants to never play on a winning team. But there’s always next year.
Courtesy photos NAHMA – The Nahma Classic has crowned a new champion. With a with a low card of 65, the four-man team of Kyle Reque, Ray Jacobson, Mark Rhode and Rick Martin were presented with green jackets following the 18- hole event.
The foursome was two under after the first four holes, finishing the front nine with four under. After a quick start with two birdies in the first three holes, they finished with a 34 on the back.
Keeping pace through the front, the team of Mikey MacGregor, Bill Pistulka, Nick Beaudre and Eric Soderstrom also fired off a 31 in their first nine holes. A bogey on hole number one cost them a chance for a play-off.
Dick Ekstrom, Steve LeDuc, Robert Smith and Bill Turek finished third with a 68.
Unable to hit a green, Tim Zellner, Skeeter Schuetter, Rick Demers and Bill Neadow captured fourth place with a 69.
Rounding off the field was Jeff Rochefort, Steve Ekstrom, Dewey LaLonde, Henry Weber, 69; Donny St. John, Wayne Fleck, Dan Selling, Dave Beaudre, 69; Mike MacGregor, Dave Hough, Tiger Braun, John Matchinski, 72; Mike Sheppard, Harry Toennessen, John Gauthier, Bill Turek, 73; and John Nelson, Jim Tiglas, Rod Popour, Terry Demers, 74.