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Birdies, bogeys, and pars, oh my! Friendly competition and strong community were on full display at Wild Turkey Golf Club in Hamburg on Monday, May 20 for the annual EC Spring Golf Outing. A sold-out event featured 132 golfers enjoying a beautiful, sunny day out on the course, and together with 50 sponsors, raised more than $83,000. Proceeds will go towards the painting and bleacher replacement project in the high school gym. These major improvements will impact a variety of events including daily gym and health classes, high school activities, basketball and volleyball games, graduation ceremonies, and so much more.

Our golfers started the day with a putting contest and lunch before hitting the course for the scramble format. There was no shortage of friendly competition that afternoon, especially on Hole #14, where the annual Beat the EC Golf Team Member contest took place. Senior, Nehemiah Rhee, and junior, Ethan Nashold, took turns teeing off as the golfers tried to best their shot. It was great to see alumni golf team members tee off against current students!

After a gorgeous day on the course, the golfers gathered under the tent for a buffet dinner, announcement of the day’s winners, and additional prizes. 

View the full photo gallery here. 


Congratulations to this year’s contest winners:

There was a tie for first place with two foursomes coming in at -15, but our first place foursome won the tie-breaker with their scores on the most to least difficult holes. It took five holes to determine the winner. Fierce competition!

First Place Foursome (-15): James Summers, Evan Neilio, Kevin Tierney, Paul Barret

Second Place Foursome (-15): Mike Kraai, Jonathan Gorter, Matt Rizutto, Nick Pennetti 

Third Place Foursome (-14): Brandon Steiginga, Jeff DeKorne, Art Vooys, Greg Hagedoorn

Closest to the Pin Hole #2: Jim Bushoven, 6’10”

Closest to the Pin Hole #10: Mark Tirondola, 2’2”

Longest Drive Hole #3: Kyle Lisa

Putting Contest Winner: Richard Drake

Many thanks to this year’s golf committee for all their hard work and dedication in organizing and planning this successful event: Kurt Faber (Chairman), Jonathan Gorter, Henry Hagedoorn, Dwayne Leegwater, Scott Martin, and Bill Van Hoff.

The Foundation for EC would also like to acknowledge our two faithful volunteers, Sue Leegwater and Laura Steenstra, who have been assisting Eastern Christian School with the Spring Golf Outing for over a decade. 

We are so grateful for the golf committee, volunteers, golfers, and sponsors not only for their support of EC’s 950+ students but also for their deep commitment to the mission of Eastern Christian School. Thanks to everyone for another fantastic golf outing! We look forward to seeing you again next year! 

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor
Columbia Bank Foundation

Swag Sponsor
Mark Tirondola, Jr. Painting Contractor LLC

Gold Sponsors
Abbey Carpet and Flooring of Hawthorne
Bushoven, LLC
CS Stucco and Plaster
Kuiken Brothers Co, Inc
Martin Orthodontics

Silver Sponsors
Capitals Volleyball Club
Heerema Company
Leegwater Electric Co.
Regency Wealth Management
Reiner Group, Inc.
Search Consultants of North Jersey
Teschon, Riccobene & Siss, PA
Veenstra Family Dental
Van Hoff Families
Wayne Tile Company

Putting Contest Sponsor
Home Supply Inc.

Golf Team Challenge Sponsor
KJB Fireplaces

Driving Range Sponsor
Ulrich Inc.

Hole Sponsors
Abma’s Farm, Inc.
ADT Security
Axon Consulting Services, LLC
Braunius Bros. 
Centercourt Club & Sports
Douglas B Hoogerhyde, CPA LLC
Downes Tree Service, Inc.
Drowned Lands Brewery
Duffy’s Landscape & Design
FDR Hitches LLC
Feldman Brothers Electrical Supply Co. Inc.
Green-Way Irrigation, Inc.
Groenewal Electric
Hafco Vac
James Wynbeek Landscaping 
Johnson Truck Accessories 
KV Builders
Kraai Family 
NAI James E. Hanson
North Jersey Trailer & Truck 
NY-NJ Trailer Supply
Pequannock Automotive
Sietsma Landscape Operations
Veenstra & Sons Construction
Wiegers, Inc.

Prize Sponsors
EC Athletic Booster Club
Felipe Faria
Kohler Distributing Company

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