Golf for Scholarships

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Golf for Scholarships outings are the primary fund-raising activities for the Ohio AgriBusiness Association Educational Trust scholarship program, through which more than $45,000 in scholarship dollars is provided to students enrolled in an agriculture-related field attending The Ohio State University and OSU Agricultural Technical Institute, Clark State Community College, Central State University and Wilmington College.

Each summer the Golf for Scholarships committee plans two golf events: the first event is held in mid-June in northeast Ohio and the second event is held in mid-August in western Ohio. The event is an 18-hole, scramble-style outing, with teams of 4 golfers. Teams can win prizes through contest holes and the putting contest. Raffle tickets for prizes and a 50/50 drawing are also available during the event. 

Event Details

  • Dates
    • August 18 - Shelby Oaks Golf Club – 9900 Sidney-Freyburg Road; Sidney, OH 45365
  • Schedule
    • Sign In: 7:30 a.m.
    • Fast Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
  • Registration

Raffle Tickets

Purchase your raffle tickets for a chance to win:

  • Cabela’s $500 gift card - sponsored by Tri-Ag Products, Inc. - raffled in August 
  • $500 cash - sponsored by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association - raffled in August 

Tickets are $5 each, or five for $20. Participants are encouraged to purchase tickets during registration by using the links for each event above. Winners need not be present. 

50/50 Raffle

A 50/50 raffle will be held at each outing - bring cash to purchase tickets during the event. 

Cancellation Policy 

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the event to be eligible for a full refund. No refunds will be issued after that date. No shows will be invoiced.


The golf events provide OABA’s membership the opportunity to be recognized as a sponsor, while also raising money for aspiring professionals as they obtain a college education in an agriculture-related field. A wide range of sponsorships are available to fit any budget. Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Event Raffle Sponsor - $1,500 
    • Company logo on: Event raffle ticket, Event Sponsor sign, Lunch placemat
    • Company name on: Lunch banner, 1 hole sign
  • Contest Sponsor - $1,000
    • Sponsor one contest at each golf outing
    • Opportunity to staff hole and greet golfers
    • Company logo on: Contest information card, Lunch placemat
    • Company name on: Contest hole sign
  • Event Sponsor - $1,000
    • Company logo on: Event Sponsor sign, Lunch placemat
    • Company name on: Lunch banner, 1 hole sign
  • Lunch Sponsor - $500
    • Company logo on: Lunch placemat
    • Company name on: Lunch banner
  • Hole Sponsor - $250/hole
    • Company name on: 1 Hole sign, Lunch Placemat
  • Cart Sponsor - contact OABA staff

Click here to sponsor the 2021 Golf for Scholarships Outings.


Virtual Golfers 

Virtual Golfer Logo ColorThe Virtual Golfer registration, available individually or as a team, is a symbolic registration for those who are unable to attend the golf events, but still wish to support the Educational Trust. Virtual golfers will receive recognition through social media and event day signage. In addition, golfers will be mailed the year’s commemorative item and provided  5 complimentary raffle tickets.

None at this time.

Wes Strahler

Golf for Scholarships Committee Chairman
Koenig Equipment
PH: 740-505-8450

Andrew Gladden

Golf for Scholarships Committee Vice Chairman
Luckey Farmers
PH: 419-849-2711

Robert Mullen

Golf for Scholarships Prize Chairman
PH: 330-601-0396

Ed Burtch

Golf for Scholarships Committee Member
Burtch Seed Company
PH: 419-363-3713

David Case

Golf for Scholarships Committee Member
Case Ag Consulting LLC
PH: 937-896-1824

Matt Cook

Golf for Scholarships Committee Member
PH: 614-560-9018

Grant Gates

Golf for Scholarships Committee Member
Morral Companies, LLC
PH: 740-456-3251

Terry House

Golf for Scholarships Committee Member
Koenig Equipment
PH: 937-653-5281

Brad Johnson

Golf for Scholarships Committee Member
Kalmbach Feeds
PH: 419-294-3838

Thad Moore

Golf for Scholarships Committee Member
Tri-Ag Products, Inc.
PH: 740-852-1149

Aaron Oesch

Golf for Scholarships Committee Member
Nutrien Ag Solutions, Inc. 
PH: 740-505-0617

Jim Pullins

Golf for Scholarships Committee Member
Verdesian Life Sciences
PH: 740-503-5038

John Richardson

Golf for Scholarships Committee Member
PH: 614-204-7922

Elliott Ward

Golf for Scholarships Committee Member
ABIS/J.H. Ward Agency
PH: 614-873-3333

Mike Zawisza

Golf for Scholarships Committee Member
Elevator Services & Storage, Inc.
PH: 419-643-5111