The 2017 Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament was held Monday, Aug. 28 at the Oasis Golf Club outside Cincinnati. Retail and produce attendees enjoyed an afternoon of golf, networking and remembering Murphy's legacy of service to the industry. Proceeds from the event benefit the United Fresh Start Foundation, supporting salad bars for schools and the foundation’s other programs and activities focused on increasing children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables. In previous years, this event has helped the foundation provide salad bars to 16 schools.
The 2017 winning foursome was Brent Beerens of Empire Marketing Strategies, Tim Roark of Acosta Sales & Marketing, Adam Heick of Dole Fresh Vegetables and Brittany Vetter of Kroger. Second place went to the team of Dave Yeager of Farm Fresh Direct, Bob Herdeman of Trimble Harvestmark, Steve Schwager of Chiquita and Todd Melton of Del Monte Fresh Produce. The third place team consisted of Austin Hansford, Seth Stedke, Lindsay Reeman and Eric Olson of Total Quality Logistics.
Tim Shepard of The Crosset Co., Alan Riney of Sugar Creek, Brian Kocher of Castellini Group of Cos. and Zach Shepard of Sugar Creek.
Rick Prodoehl of Kroger and Bob Herdeman of Trimble Harvestmark with Jim Shelton and Marvin Lyons of Kroger.
Denise De la Rosa of Gourmet Garden, Rob Doolan of Gourmet Garden, Noeme Neme of Kroger and Trisha Rybolt of Empire Marketing Strategies.
Mike Celani of Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, Jim Shelton and Rick Prodoehl of Kroger, and Teri Nunnari of Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds.
Chad Hirshey of NatureSweet with Tom Rasmussen, Brandon Gruenberger and Vince Matracia of Kroger.
Warren Pike of Gourmet Garden and Tom Buller of Empire Sales & Marketing with John Ewalt.
Dave Yeager of Farm Fresh Direct, Bob Herdeman of Trimble Harvestmark, Steve Schwager of Chiquita and Todd Melton of Del Monte Fresh Produce.
Marvin Lyons of Kroger, Joe Tuza of T Marzetti Co., Randy Riley of Kroger and Adam Zinsmeister of T Marzetti Co.
Duncan Love of Ready Pac, Eben Kennedy and Joe Pucci of Wegmans Food Markets, and Jason Bucko of Mastronardi Produce.
Jim Warkin of Chiquita Brands International, Daniel Corsaro of Indianapolis Fruit Co., Keith Dreier of Chiquita Brands International Inc. and Chris Dugan.
Kristyn Lawson of Good Foods Group, Bobby Miller of Yucatan Foods, Vincent Ferrante of Dave's Specialty Imports and Domenic Bua of Northeast Packaging Co.
Mark Gagnon of Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc., Jeff Oberman of United Fresh Produce Association, Greg Samuels of Del Monte and Jeff Dugan of SpartanNash.