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8th Annual Central Ohio Aviation Golf Outing

2010 Report

It was a beautiful day, just like last year, that greeted the golfers in this years event. Sunshine and cool breezes prevailed as 158 players took to the course to set a new record in attendance. Smiles and laughter were abundant at this year's fund-raiser for the COPAMA Scholarship Fund.

First, a special Thank You to our Event Sponsors!

Hole Sponsors

Hole Company Name Hole Company Name
1 Standard Aero 10 Dassault Aircraft Services / APRO
2 Spirit Avionics  /  TriTex Corporation 11 AirNet Systems
3 Camp Systems International 12 Duncan Aviation
4 Nationwide  / DAC International 13 Aircell  / Champion Aerospace
5 Aero Battery Inc. 14 West Star Aviation
6 Aviall 15 Aerodynamics Inc. (ADI)
7 Pentastar Aviation 16 Flight Safety Intl  / Hawker Beechcraft Svcs
8 Prime Turbines 17 Cessna Citation Service Center
9 Apex Aircraft Detailers 18 Dallas Airmotive / Comlux Completions


Beverage Cart and Special Sponsors

Capital City Jet Center (Beverage Cart) Honeywell (Beverage Cart)
Lane Aviation (Beverage Cart) Odyssey Aviation (Beverage Cart)
Apex Aircraft Detailers (Closest to the Pin Hole 9) West Star Aviation (Longest Drive Hole 14)


Our great Raffle Prize Sponsors Included...

Aerodynamics Inc. (ADI) Columbus State Community College Gulfstream Aerospace
Aero Battery Inc. Comlux Completions USA Hawker Beechcraft Services
APRO CRS Jet Spares Lane Aviation
Aircell Dallas Airmotive Odyssey Aviation
ASCO Duncan Aviation PAMA
Capital City Jet Center Flight Safety International Standard Aero




Trophies provided by Constant Aviation

Constant Aviation logo


Breakfast provided by Dassault Aircraft Services

Dassault Aviation Services

Snack at the Turn provided by

Columbus State Community College Aviation Maintenance Technology



Lunch was provided by Dallas Airmotive

Dallas Airmotive Logo


Golf Outing and Team Photos

A Special Thanks to all the crew at

Willow Run Golf Course

for all their help and a great lunch!


Golf Committee Members

Irv Schumacher (Chairman), Lowell Dowler, Jeff Gruber, Jim Huntoon and Joe Lippert.

Photographs by

Gene Sprang, Charles Jenkins and Larry Rohrbach


Gene Sprang, Shirley Graves, Ralph Grave, Lowell Dowler and Joe Lippert.



A Special Thanks to those who Sponsored and Drove the Beverage Carts!


Capital City Jet Center, Honeywell, Lane Aviation and Odyssey Aviation


The Winners!

First Place Team

First Place Team  (61)
Gary McCauley, Larry McCauley, Jay Winert and Tim Meriman


Second Place Team

Second Place Team  (61)
Tom Buhr, Jimmy Hinterman, Matt Jones and Dave Godo


Third Place Team

Third Place Team  (62)
Nick Moone, James Seymour, Tony Mosely and Mark Slack


Special Awards


Closest to the Pin Longest Drive
Tom Buhr Holley Cantererucci


The Reason

The 2010 Golf Event raised $8092

Proceeds from the golf outing go directly to the COPAMA Scholarship Fund were it provides funding for future Aviation Technicians. Candidates are awarded scholarship funding based on Merit and Need for such things as Testing Expenses, Tool Costs and Tuition. We also help sponsor youth events like Youth Aviation Adventures and provide awards for Aviation Related project at the District Science Day

Past Scholarship Award Amounts
2003 = $1600
2004 = $9610
2005 = $4375
2006 = $6205
2007 = $6233
2008 = $9225
2009 = $8225
2010 = $10,200

Message to COAGO 2010 Participants!

A loyal local following and many attending industry supporters from around the country made this year's Central Ohio Aviation Golf Outing yet another success. September 10th brought us our 8th annual fund raiser, which included good weather, good times and a chance to spend the day with one another.

Hat's off to those many sponsors who dug deep in 2010 and were able pitch our cause at the home office to continue in support of up and coming AMTs who qualify and need assistance with scholarship funds and FAA testing fees.

Special thanks to Dallas Airmotive for going the extra distance and providing our post play sit down meal, something we all need and appreciate after a few hours of thrashing our way around the beautiful Willow Run Golf Course.

Additionally, we appreciate the help and attendance of several new sponsors in this year's event which included Constant Aviation, Cobham Avionics, Columbus State Aviation Maintenance Technology, DAC International, Aircell, Prime Turbines, WestStar Aviation and CAMP Systems.

It's hard to travel without adequate fuel, and that's where the beverage carts hostesses come to our rescue. Big Thanks to each of the Ladies who endure dodging golf balls, thirsty players and male egos for six hours every year. You're the Best!

Team work not only comes into play on the links, but in preparation for and during the Central Ohio Aviation Golf Outing. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Ralph and Shirley Graves for their participation year after year as they see to raffle ticket sales, which as you know, goes on for hours. Although seamless to those who sign up and play, financial accounting can be one of the bigger challenges in making each outing a success, here's where I tip my hat to the COPAMA Treasure Lowell Dowler.

In 2010, how do you spell relief "Joe Lippert" who participated in many ways this year from sales to signage. Then there's the proof of work performed here our resident records keeper Gene Sprang pitches in with Photos and score keeping. Thanks to each and every one of you, who even long before my involvement, have contributed to and continue to make this event a grand success.

Organizers of the Central Ohio Aviation Golf Outing only ever get a few months off, preparations start early each calendar year. In 2011, Joe Lippert will be taking the controls and I know you'll support him as you have every previous chairperson. My hope for next year is that a couple of you will step up, pitch in and help him with some of the many tasks it takes to pull this event together. Each year it's pretty clear there is more interest, more attendees and more vendors to contact as the outing's popularity continues to grow. It's rewarding, you get the opportunity to meet lots of great people and at the same time serve your chosen profession, please consider giving Joe a call.

Again, Thanks to all of you for contributing, participating and taking time from whatever you might otherwise be doing on a beautiful Friday in September to be a part of the Central Ohio Aviation Golf Outing and supporting COPAMA's primary causes promoting aviation maintenance careers and supporting entry level AMTs.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Irv Schumacher

COPAMA 2010 Golf Outing Chair.



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