2023 Results

2023 Birch Golf Classic Benefitting:

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Whatcom Dream
Providing the community with Financial Empowerment courses to help people get out of intergenerational poverty and helping them to reach their dreams.

BEST (Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking)
Educates employers to prevent human trafficking and creates pathways to employment for survivors. 

REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade)
Working directly with survivors to expand pathways to freedom, safety and hope in order to end sex trafficking. 

With a few more donations to tally, we're estimating that we had a record year and raised $310,130 for BEST, REST and Whatcom Dream! Thank you to our Teams, Trailblazers and Sponsors for making this happen. 

Congratulations to 2023 Birch Golf Classic Champions!

  • 1st Place Net: 2 way tie with Dawson & BuyerMax Buds / Progressions, back 9 winner, BuyerMax Buds / Progressions!   (Trailblazer Jason King), Score 46
  • 1st Place Gross: 3 way tie with Haskell, Ram & Saturna, back 9 winner Saturna! (Trailblazer Kevin Stray) Score 57
  • Women’s – Liz Howe, Team: Ludtke
  • Men’s: DJ Robbins Team: BP Cherry Point
Straightest Drive #5
Sponsored by:  Pape Machinery / Pape Kenworth & JCB

Prize: Magnum of BGC Dunham Trutina Wine

  • Women’s - Taya Battistella, Team: Hotel Bellwether
  • Men’s: Dane Renkert, Team: Haskell
Longest Drive #11
Sponsored by: Sound Beverage and Lynda Hinton, Windermere Real Estate 

Prize: Magnum of BGC Dunham Trutina Wine

  • Women's - Wendy Thompson,  Distance: 21'9"  Team: The Truss Company 
  • Men's - Sunny Park, Distance: 5'9"- Team: VSH / US Bank
Closest-to-the-Pin #13
Sponsored by: IMCO General Construction and Jansen Inc. 

Prize: Magnum of BGC Dunham Trutina Wine

Hole-In-One #18
Sponsored by: Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Prize: $25,000 Cash!

  • Winner: Almost Flo Simon! 😉
  •  1st - Dane Renkert, 322 Yards,  Team: Haskell, to the tune of Ramble On, Led Zeppelin
  • 2nd - Daniel Campbell, 296 yards,  Team: BGCC ;-),  l to the tune of Roar, katy Perry
  • 3rd- Luke Bennett, 294 yards, Team: MSNW to the tune of Boom, P.O.D 
19th Hole Longest Drive

1st - $100 Pro Shop + Magnum BGC Dunham
2nd - $75 Pro Shop + Magnum BGC Dunham
3rd - $50 Pro Shop + Magnum BGC Dunham