COAGO 2011

9th Annual Central Ohio Aviation Golf Outing!

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Willow Run Golf Course, September 9th, 2011.

Another Great Day for all who attended!

Co-Hosted by COPAMA and the Professional Pilots Association

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Again this year, Central Ohio aviators took the links to enjoy a day of golf with their friends and coworkers. The weather threatened the opening with fog and mist but soon changed to partly cloudy skies for the COAGO event. 150 players teed off on September 9th to enjoy a day of relaxation, food and raffle prizes for our local aviators, sponsors and guests.

This event, which was co-hosted by the Professional Pilots Association (PPA), has been the main fundraiser for the COPAMA Scholarship Fund which provides monetary awards for tuition and testing fees of local student Aviation Maintenance Technicians. The event proceeds will keep the fund ready to help those who request testing scholarship help for next year.

We're still collecting the data and photos from this years event, so please check back to see this years COAGO 2011 Report and see the many photos of Teams and action on the course.

We want to thank all the staff of Willow Run and the many volunteers who made this years event possible. Click on the logo above for more information about Willow Run golf course. Visit last year's Outing Report.

We also want to thank Joe Lippert, the Golf Outing Chairperson, Bill Reinert our Treasurer and all the volunteers who helped make this year's event so successful. We'll have a special area in the Final Report to acknowledge these people and their contributions to the Outing.

 

We'd like to Thank the following Sponsors of this year's event.

Breakfast Sponsors
Comlux Aviation Services and Hawker Beechcraft Aviation Services

Snack at the Turn Sponsor- Dallas Airmotive

Lunch Sponsor - Bombardier Aviation Services

Trophy Sponsor - West Star Aviation

Beverage Cart Sponsors

Capital City Jet Center, Honeywell, Lane Aviation and Landmark Aviation

 

Hole Sponsors

Aero Battery, Aircell, Aviall, Champion Aerospace, Cobham Avionics, Comlux Aviation Services,
Constant Aviation, CRS Jet Spares, DAC International, Duncan Aviation, Flightdocs,
FlightSafety International, Hawker Beechcraft Aviation Services, Honeywell, Lane Aviation,
 Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association, Pentastar Aviation, Prime Turbines, Standard Aero, Tritex Corp, Turbine Engine Specialists, West Star Aviation and World Fuel Services

 

Raffle Prize Sponsors

Aero Battery, Aircell, APRO, ASCO Aeronautical, Bombardier, Capital City Jet Center, Columbus State Community College,
 Comlux Aviation Services, CRS Jet Spares, Dallas Airmotive, Duncan Aviation, Nationwide, NetJets Inc., PAMA,
Prime Turbines, Standard Aero, Tool Testing Labs and Tritex Corporation

 

Closest to the Pin Sponsors and Winners
Apex Aircraft Detailing (Hole 9) - Mark Mitchell
Bombardier Aviation Services (Hole 16) - Mark Holt

 

Longest Drive Sponsors and Winners
JSSI Services (Hole 1)- Phil Stern
Nationwide (Hole 14) - John Brewer

 

1st Place Team
Stevens Aviation (59)
Phil Stern, Bob Tessmand, Brian Dumond and Todd Buchhop

2nd Place Team
Dallas Airmotive Team 1 (64*)
Jay Randall, Scott McCool, Neil Gallagher, Gary Taylor

3rd Place Team
Aero Battery Team 1  (64*)
Gary McCauley, Joe McCauley, Jim Kratochvil, Sean Cogan

* Tie -- position decided by putt-off.

 

COAGO 2011 Message from Golf Outing Chairman,  Joe Lippert.

The challenges started early this year with finding the entrance to the golf course. We were all greeted by dense fog early Friday morning and the journey to the golf course was certainly an adventure in its own right.  As the morning progressed and the fog dissipated, we were all left wondering if, and maybe when, it would rain. But the rains held off and the clouds eventually thinned to sunshine for the back nine of everyone’s round.

I would like to thank all of the people who made our day of golf and camaraderie possible beginning and ending with the Willow Run Staff. As the chairman for this outing for the first time, I was amazed at the amount of work that goes in to presenting this event, most of which happens in the 48 hours leading up to the first swing! From the first sign in the ground until the last tablecloth removed, it is nonstop activity for everyone involved to ensure a seamless day of fun for all of the participants.

To all of our vendors who participated in sponsoring an activity, I want to extend my sincere thanks. As most of you know, this event accounts for the majority of our fundraising to fund our scholarships. A special thank you to our major sponsors. To Scott Crawford and Bombardier for coming forward and sponsoring the post golf dinner, thank you very much. To Jay Randall at Dallas Airmotive for sponsoring the Snack at the Turn, thank you Jay. Dave Godo and West Star Aviation, thank you very much for sponsoring the trophies.  To our Breakfast sponsors, Larry Rohrbach from Hawker Beech, and Matt Richardson from Comlux, I want to express a special thank you for agreeing to co-sponsor the breakfast after registering for the sponsorship within six minutes of one another. It is this generosity that allows us to extend financial aid to so many deserving students. Thank you to all of our sponsors for all you do.

To all of the game day volunteers who gave of their time. Earl for helping set up, Victoria for the photographs, Gene and Bill for registration and just about anything else that needed done, Ralph and Shirley for handling raffle ticket sales and raffle prize accounting.

Lastly, I want to thank all of you, the golfers. For without you, there simply would not be an outing.

I look forward to seeing all of you next year for another great day of golf and fun. See you next year!

Joe Lippert

COAGO Chair

 

 

 

The 2011 Team Hole Starting Grid.

 Teams are listed by listed in alphabetical order by Corporation Name or Main Contact Player Name.

Team Name  Hole # Team Name  Hole # Team Name Hole # Team Name Hole #
Aero Battery 1 1A Constant Aviation 5A Frias 8A Schumacher 15A
Aero Battery 2 1B Crone 5B Gruber 8B Standard Aero 11A
AirNet Systems 10B CSCC 1 6A Hawker Beechcraft 9A Stevens Aviation 16A
Apex Detailing 1 2A CSCC 2 6B Kassor 9B Tritex Corporation 16B
Apex Detailing 2 2B Dallas Airmotive 1 7A Lane Aviation 12A West Star Aviation 17A
Bombardier 1 3A Dallas Airmotive 2 / Honeywell 7B Mazzocco 15B White 17B
Bombardier 2 3B Duncan Aviation 1 14A Moroscher 13A World Fuel 18A
Cobham Avionics              10A Duncan Aviation 2 14B Nationwide 13B    
Collins 4B Duncan Aviation 3 14C Pentastar Aviation 11B    
Comlux Aviation 4A Flight Safety 18B Robson 12B    

Willow Run Starting Tee boxes

The above photo shows starting tee locations for the holes at Willow Run Golf Course. For those who are interested in reviewing the course, you may download the Starting Tee locations file and load it into the Google Earth application. Once loaded, zoom-in to view bunker and hazard locations and use the distance tool to measure distances from landmarks of your own choice.

 

Last Year's Golf Outing Event.

Please check out this link to the 2010 Golf Outing Report to learn about last year's event!

 

Thank you for using PayPal for this year's Event!

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Questions and Feedback Submission Form

Every year with these events there are things that unexpectedly happen or conditions that we may not be aware of. If you have a question or comment about the COAGO event, we encourage you to submit it on the feedback form below. We thank you for your input and hope to make next year's event even better!

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This page was last updated on 01/16/16.