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Golf Classic 2009



An early morning rain did little to dampen the spirit of the enthusiasm that pervaded the 2009 BuckEYE Golf Classic.  The heavily anticipated event was held at the OSU Scarlet course, one of the top collegiate courses in the nation. 

The assembled charity golfers looked forward to playing the difficult course, but were equally excited to meet former OSU basketball player Clark Kellogg.

Kellogg, a lead NBC basketball analyst, was an extremely charming and outgoing special guest. He signed autographs, posed for photos with guests, and answered hard-hitting sports questions while the golf course dried out.

This year we were lucky to have a bonus guest, Dr. Landon Colling, a World Long-Drive Champion and current OSU ophthalmology resident. Dr. Colling shared with participants his tips and tricks on how to drive the golf ball over 400 yards.

“Having Clark Kellogg and Dr. Colling as our special guests was even better than we hoped,” said Laura Sladoje, Outreach Director. “They were so friendly and personable. We had a great time and raised a lot of money for the residents.”

“We want to thank all of our sponsors, including Fifth Third Bank, Star Ophthalmics, Taft Law Firm, and Morgan Stanley to name a few,” said Dr. Alan Letson, Residency Program Director. “Their support provides the resources and helps us educate to the best of our ability. After all, the ophthalmologists that we are training today will be taking care of our grandchildren. That is not a responsibility that we take lightly.”

A Special Thank You To All Of Our Generous Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:
Fifth Third Bank

Food Sponsor:
Star Ophthalmics

Challenge Hole Sponsors:
Fifth Third Bank
OSU UniPrint Services
Hilton Easton

Hole Sponsors:
Partners in Recognition
Group Benefits Agency
Haag Streit
Dicks Sporting Goods
Carl Zeiss
Bob & Hellie Smith
Morgan Stanley
Taft Law Firm
Immke Honda

Resident Sponsors:
Resident - Sponsor
Ted Loizos, MD - John Christoforidis, MD
Andy Hendershot, MD - Steve Katz, MD
Landon Colling, MD - Paul Weber, MD
Cate Olson, MD - Alan Letson, MD
Vishal Verma, MD - Pat Carroll, MD
Aaron Davis, MD - Doug Baker, MD
Cedric Pratt, MD - Richard Lembach, MD
Anupama Horne, MD - Katie Wulff, MD
Andrea Sawchyn, MD - Gloria Fleming, MD
Matt Ohr, MD - Thomas Mauger, MD
Carla Ford, MD - Carrie Lembach, MD
Rick Whitehead, MD - Amit Tandon, MD
Mark Barsamian, MD - Frederick Davidorf, MD

Tina Skestos and Ellen Tressel

Residents: Matt Ohr, MD and Cedric Pratt, MD
  Residents: Drs. Lena Chheda, Alla Kukuyev, Andrea Sawchyn, and Cate Olson
Residents: Drs. Anupama Horne, Andrew Hendershot, Andrea Sawchyn, and Carla Ford Brian Kelly, Clark Kellogg

2nd Place Winners

  Ellen Tressel, Dr. Landon Colling, Tina Skestos, and Dr. Alan Letson 

2009 BuckEYE Golf Classic Winners

Dr. Jack Dingle, Michael Baker, Dr. Todd Dowling, and Dr. Doug Baker