It was a day of fantastic golf, friendship, food and fun for the 81 golfers participating in the 13th Annual Michigan Dental Foundation golf outing, held May 16, 2014, at Shepherd’s Hollow Golf Club in Clarkston, Mich.

The first place honors at this year's golf outing went to the foursome of Raymond Fortson, DDS, MS; Lane Stumpos, DDS; Mike Murphy, DDS; and Cory Fortson, DDS. The second-place foursome was made up of Dave Christiansen, Tom Phares, Larry Marcotte and Arnie Baker. Winners of the “Best Ball” competition went to the foursome of Edward Murphy, DDS; Nick Bonn, Tony Ziegler and Michael Gucwa.

In the individual contests, the "Longest Drive" winners were Todd Hesler and Emily Turner, with Rick Janis and Dale Nester, DDS winning the "Closest to the Pin" contest. In fact, Janis scored a hole-in-one to win the contest!

The event raised nearly $28,000 which will support the Foundation’s efforts in providing scholarships to students in dental health related careers, oral health education programs and access to care programs for the underserved.

The Foundation would like to thank the many sponsors, without whom the outing would not be a success. Sponsors of the 2014 golf outing were:

Gold Level — $1,500

  • Art Craft Display
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI
  • Frankenmuth Insurance
  • Great Expressions
  • Patterson
  • Plante Moran

Silver Level — $500

  • D-MMEX
  • Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC
  • MDA Insurance
  • Officite
  • Pro 2 Solutions
  • TH Eifert

Bronze Level — $300

  • Alerus Retirement Solutions
  • BNY
  • Comerica Merchant Solutions
  • Dale and Marion Nester
  • DRNA
  • MDA Past Presidents
  • Muskegon District Dental Society
  • Peak Performers
  • SMZ Advertising
  • Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Wiener Associates