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2005 Golf Tournament


The TI Alumni Association raised more than $20,000 to benefit The Senior Source - The Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas - at the sixth annual TIAA Charity Golf Tournament on September 12, 2005.

This boosts to more than $120,000 the total money the TIAA golf tournament has raised over the past five years to help improve the quality of life for seniors in the North Texas area. Some 73 golfers registered to play in the 2005 tournament Sept.12 at Oakridge Country Club in Garland.

Ed Hassler, TIAA president, and Courtney Miller, tournament organizer, presented a check to Molly Bogen, The Senior Source executive director, and Linus Wright, chairman of the Senior Source board, representing the contributions by golfers, TI retirees and sponsors.

In accepting the check, Dr. Wright, a former Dallas Independent School District superintendent, praised the golfers and TIAA for their contributions to the agency, which is making a difference in the lives of thousands of Metroplex seniors.

Texas Instruments and the Texans Credit Union received special recognition for generously underwriting the tournament costs so all donations could go directly to The Senior Source.

During the awards ceremony, Ed recognized Doris Mott, TIAA administrator; Stephanie Grossman, The Senior Source special events coordinator, and all volunteers for their good work in making the tournament possible.

Courtney Miller announced the winning golf teams:

  • First Place: Ty Kolb, Robert Sanchez, John Scherger, Dan Youman
  • Second Place: Walt Bonner, Larry Gekiere, Jesse Jackson, Voyd Hill (Navigation Financial team)
  • Third Place: Rob Frey (Legend - AG Edwards), Kevin Koestner, Pete Mohnkern, Bernie Yurin
  • Fourth Place: James Aughenbaugh (Legend Raymond James), Herby Locke, Bill Henderson (Texans Credit Union), Doug Schwartz

Golfers were also recognized for the following accomplishments:

  • Closest to Pin - Max Price, Mickey Wilkins, Rex Ferguson and Ted Miller
  • Longest Drive, Men - Larry Gekiere (Navigation Financial) and Kevin Koestner
  • Longest Drive, Women - Maureen Zieglar (Abby Advantage Program)

Charlie Hess was the winning bidder at the auction for one of the last available 300-mm silicon slices autographed by Jack Kilby, inventor of the integrated circuit. This was one of about 100 slices Jack signed before his death this year. Charlie's donation added to the proceeds of the tournament.

Corporate Sponsors

  • Texas Instruments (Corporate Co-Underwriter for costs of tournament)
  • Texans Credit Union (Corporate Co-Underwriter for costs of tournament)
  • The Senior News Source (provided full-page ad in their publication)

Legend Sponsors

  • A.G. Edwards & Sons/Rob Frey, CFP
  • Edward Jones/Jerry Pierce, CFP
  • Ebby Halliday/Craig Williams
  • Merrill Lynch & Co./Mike McChesney 
  • Raymond James & Associates/James Augenbaugh
  • Wachovia Securities, LLC/Joseph A. Marshall, V.P.  ​

2005 Golf Tournament photos