Published on May 04, 2012

Genesis Raffle For The Golf Trip Of Your Dreams

Steve Kuttler only needed to buy one raffle ticket to experience the golf trip of the lifetime at the 2011 Lexus Champions for Charity National Championship at Pebble Beach.

Kuttler had previously only driven past the famed Pebble Beach Golf Resorts along the coast of California.

"That was enough. It wasn't even on my 'Bucket List' of things I wanted to do. I thought it was out of my range,'' said the Davenport Central High School teacher and golf coach. "It wasn't even my dream.''

A lucky draw at the 2011 Genesis Pro-Am Challenge changed all of that.

Kuttler purchased one $50 ticket for the raffle to play in the Lexus Champions For Charity National Championship tournament. The trip was donated by Lujack Lexus of Quad Cities, a tournament sponsor of the Genesis Pro-Am Challenge.

Kuttler didn't think much about winning; not with just one ticket.

"Our daughter, Anne, is a nursing student at Luther College and she was one of the recipients of a $10,000 grant through the Genesis nursing scholarship program,'' Steve explained. "Everyone had been so kind to our daughter, and it was fun having her speak at the reception.

"We thought that we should spend $50 on a ticket for the raffle and we had the $50 that day.''

The one raffle ticket the Kuttlers had purchased was drawn as the winner.

Steve and his son, Ben, a former high school golfer at Davenport West High School, played the Pebble Beach courses in the Lexus event last December.

Lujack Lexus of Quad Cities is again sponsoring the raffle to win the all-expenses paid 54-hole tournament. Only 300 tickets will be sold at $50 each or 3 tickets for $100 for the chance at the golf package valued at more than $8,000.

The ticket drawing for the package will be held on Aug. 20 at the annual Genesis Pro-Am Challenge. The Pro-Am will be held on three courses - Crow Valley Golf Club, Oakwood Country Club and Short Hills Country Club. Lujack Lexus of Quad Cities and Quad City Bank & Trust are tournament sponsors.

There will be a 11:30 a.m. shotgun start at each course and a $250 entry fee to play, which includes lunch, course refreshments, cart and greens fees, an entry gift and heavy hors d'oeuvres during the Awards Reception at each course. There will be a golf professional playing in each foursome.

Proceeds from the raffle and tournament help provide nursing scholarships for future and current Genesis nurses. For information, or to purchase tickets for the raffle, call (563) 421-6861.
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