Thirty-one foursomes have entered the 22nd annual Chadron State College Golf Tournament—Don Beebe Classic—this weekend, May 27-29.
A reception and registration for the tournament will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Country Kitchen.
The tourney will tee-off at 7 a.m. Saturday at Ridgeview Country Club with about half the teams involved on the morning round. The remaining teams are slated to begin their 18 holes about 1 p.m.
A social hour and prime rib dinner, followed by an auction, will take place at Assumption Arena starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The dinner is $20 per plate. Reservations may be made by calling 432-6366.
The tee-off times are the same on Sunday. The prizes will be awarded following the last round.
A highlight Friday and Saturday evenings will include Don Beebe, for whom the tourney is named, autographing copies of his new book, “Six Rings From Nowhere.”
The book discusses the 1988 season when he was a receiver for the Chadron State football team and drew the attention of nearly all the NFL teams, followed by his nine seasons in the NFL.
Beebe also will speak Saturday night.
The Sugar Grove, Illinois, native with blazing speed was on the rosters of teams that reached the Super Bowl six times—the first four with the Buffalo Bills and the other two with the Green Bay Packers.
The late Bill Giles, the head football coach at CSC 1968-71 and later an NFL scout who helped alert pro teams that Beebe had pro potential, was the primary instigator of the tournament.
Since then, the Athletic Department, with lots of help from Chadron State Foundation and Ridgeview personnel and support of numerous Chadron and area businesses and individuals, has sponsored the event. The proceeds are used to support CSC athletic teams.
Following is a list of the Championship Flight winners:
CSC Celebrity Golf Tournament Champions
1995—Dan Johnson, Ed McNulty and Tom Simons, Chadron, and David Kruse, Crawford, 88 (reduced to 27 holes because of rain).
1996—Jim Brownfield, Cozad; Jim Hogeland, Alma; and Del and Dick Rubottom, Blackfoot, Idaho; 118 (61-57).
1997—Rod and Brock Ehler and Jim Cauble, Scottsbluff, and Rex Brown, Newcastle, Wyo., 120 (59-61).
1998—Rod and Brock Ehler and Jim Cauble, Scottsbluff, and Rex Brown, Newcastle, Wyo., 120.
1999—Doug, John and Mark Dietrich and Dave Rizzi, Alliance, 89 (27 holes because of rain).
2000—Rod Ehler, Scottsbluff; Lee Rubottom, Gering; Tracy Long, North Platte; and Dale Williamson, Chadron, 118.
2001—Dan Johnson and Tom Simons, Chadron; Ed McNulty, Mitchell; and Judd Norman, Billings, Mont., 119 (61-58).
2002—Rod Ehler, Scottsbluff; Lee Rubottom, Gering; Tracy Long, North Platte; and Dale Williamson, Chadron, 117 (58-59).
2003—Dan Johnson and Tom Simons, Chadron; Ed McNulty, Mitchell; and Judd Norman, Billings, Mont.; 122 (63-59).
2004—Dick Bolin and Lee Rubottom, Gering; Tracy Long, North Platte; and Dale Williamson, Chadron, 116 (58-58).
2005—Brett and Scott Simons, Rob Stack and Jake Williamson, Chadron, 119* (61-58).
2006—Jim Brownfield, Cozad; Mike Brownfield, Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Trevor Moon and Jake Jones, Buffalo, Wyo., 117 (59-58).
2007—Steve Behrends, Judd Hageman and Brett and Scott Simons, Chadron, 112 (56-56) Won by nine strokes.
2008—Steve DeBoer and Tom Park, Chadron, and Brad Fox and Eric Park, Billings, Mont., 123 (60-63).
2009—Brett and Scott Simons, Rob Stack and Joe McLain, Chadron, 120* (61-59).
2010—Tom, Brett and Scott Simons and Rob Stack, Chadron, 117 (59-58).
2011—Tim Connealy, Chadron; Dan Connealy, Omaha; and Rick and Collin Petri, Kearney, 122 (59-63).
2012—Tom Simons and Rob Stack, Chadron; Brett Simons, Hill City, S.D., and Scott Simons, Fort Collins, Colo., 116 (58-58).
2013—Tom Simons and Rob Stack, Chadron; Brett Simons, Hill City, S.D.; and Scott Simons, Johnstown, Colo., 119 (63-56).
2014—John Dietrich and Brady Mitchell, Gering, Jon Ellwanger, Scottsbluff, and Dave Rizzi, Alliance, 124 (62-62).
2015—Tom Simons and Rob Stack, Chadron; Brett Simons, Rapid City, and Scott Simons, Gillette. 121 (56 and 65).
*Won playoffs with Dan Johnson, Tom Simons, Ed McNulty and Judd Norman in 2005 and 2009. They played 2 holes in 2005 and 3 holes in 2009.